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Dark Souls III has some massive, nasty bosses waiting for you in Lothric

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Dark Souls III intro cinematic

I recently managed to sit through and finish my very first From Software title with Bloodborne (self high-five) and it’s got me on a bit of a high for possibly the last Dark Souls entry. Sure I’ve tried both of the previous titles (including the one that started it all, Demon Souls), but I’ve never managed to train myself enough to actually make it through them.

I hoped that would change with Dark Souls III’s updated combat, but these new bosses have me reconsidering the challenge. Because all of them look like they’ll take immense pleasure in slurping up my tears after defeat.

Dark Souls is a series that prides itself on grotesque, imaginative and otherwise massive foes for you to tackle as some of the series’ biggest challenges, and Dark Souls III looks no different. Because why would it be. We’ve got a regal looking faceless knight with a cleaver that a butcher would drool over, a monster that looks like it was made of shape-shifting tar and an army of sword wielders that remind me of the Shadows of Yarnham.

So yeah, Dark Souls III looks tough.

Of course there’s a lot of lore for major fans of the franchise to look forward to as well, with more secrets of Lothric just waiting to be uncovered and interpreted in April. Dark Souls actually has an intriguing narrative to it for those who look, and features some incredibly fascinating themes – no matter how obscure. Game Director Hideka Miyazaki might move on top new ideas after Dark Souls III, so you’ll be sure he’ll be trying his best to go out with a bang.

Yes, yes indeed.

Last Updated: February 9, 2016

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  1. You should them again. Dark Souls 1 has an incredible story with some really memorable characters.

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 9, 2016 at 12:45

      You should? Much hype? Very Excite! 😛

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      • Umar

        February 9, 2016 at 12:46

        LOL huh…I know not what you speak of. I swear I didn’t edit my comment

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        • Hammersteyn

          February 9, 2016 at 12:48

          XD

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 9, 2016 at 12:54

      Yes! Like that guy… um…

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      • RinceThis

        February 9, 2016 at 12:56

        I love that one plot twist when, um, you die?

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          February 9, 2016 at 12:57

          And then, when things just start looking good, you die again…

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          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 12:57

            The best part of the story is when you totally don’t expect… Um, (can anyone remember even ONE name of a character)

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 12:59

            I cannot recall them all, but I’ll always remember the sensation of finishing a Souls game.

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 12:59

            Them, all? Unless you are a total fanboy no one remembers what the fuck the story was in the game.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 9, 2016 at 13:01

            I don’t know what the story is about. I didn’t read the item descriptions.

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:01

            Ohhhh!

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            February 9, 2016 at 13:01

            Would that be while you’re removing the shattered pieces of your controller from your palms as you squeezed it to a point where even the atoms decided it was too crowded? Or after?

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 13:04

            There’s only a couple of reasons you’d fail. you make a mistake or you need to level up or both.

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:05

            Totally. That’s what I loved about it. It’s usually YOUR fault that you fail 🙂

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            February 9, 2016 at 13:08

            Except when you get swarmed, or you die because urns that look like the background/blend into it blow up next to you and then you die or you enter a level where your enemy is all around you in a corner…

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:08

            Ah, but you learn for the next time 😉

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            February 9, 2016 at 13:06

            That damned Stamina bar has caught me off guard so many times, slash slash, wohoo I’m close, why is my character struggling so? too late…

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 13:07

            XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 9, 2016 at 13:00

            Well, I know for a fact I can’t remember any of them. I guess that does make them memorable – in a sense.

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:01

            HAHA! My point. Don’t get me wrong, game was fun as hell. But NOT because it pretended to have a ‘deep story’.Though I suppose with the digging you have to do, it could be considered deep?

      • Umar

        February 9, 2016 at 13:01

        Artorias? Logan? Solaire??

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 9, 2016 at 13:03

          Oh I know those first two, King Arthur & Wolverine!

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          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:03

            BWAHAHAH

          • Umar

            February 9, 2016 at 13:06

            LOL Logan is a good one though, I’ll give you that….Still…SHUT YO FACE 😀

        • GooseZA

          February 9, 2016 at 14:33

          SOLAIRE! [T]/

          Also, Ornstein and Smough. That boss battle was insane. Made a point of never summoning for any of the bosses but I came VEERY close with them. They were by far the hardest.

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    • GooseZA

      February 9, 2016 at 14:31

      Could not agree more.

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  2. Hammersteyn

    February 9, 2016 at 12:46

    SOLD!

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  3. Hammersteyn

    February 9, 2016 at 12:52

  4. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    February 9, 2016 at 12:53

    You haven’t lived until you’ve defeated Martyr Logarius.

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    • Umar

      February 9, 2016 at 12:59

      F THAT RAINING SWORD ATTACK

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  5. RinceThis

    February 9, 2016 at 12:55

    Is it going to surprise us with a story this time too?

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    • Umar

      February 9, 2016 at 12:58

      It always had a story. Your comment is invalid.

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      • RinceThis

        February 9, 2016 at 12:59

        HAHAHA! Yeah, because the game is KNOWN for the story… YOUR COMMENT IS INVALID!

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        • Umar

          February 9, 2016 at 13:00

          It’s known for it’s incredibly satisfying gameplay. It’s also known for its deep story and lore. I don’t see what you’re on about.

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          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:02

            It is known for it’s game play, yes. Not for it’s story, no. Mass Effect, Witcher, even MGSV are known for their stories.

          • Umar

            February 9, 2016 at 13:06

            Of course they’re known for their stories. Have you even seen the discussions that go on when it comes to the story? It might not be the main focus of the game, but it’s an aspect that’s never been ignored either.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 9, 2016 at 13:07

            The game ignored it. *run*

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:07

            You get back here, and take your bells!

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:07

            It’s also an aspect that only a few know about, which is my point. The story is not the point of the game, not by a long shot. I loved the game, totally, but not because of the story.

          • Umar

            February 9, 2016 at 13:09

            Many…MANY loved the game for it’s story AND gameplay. All I’m saying is, just because it’s not to your liking, doesn’t mean that the story is bad or non-existent.

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:10

            Not to my liking? I am not commenting on my taste of the story, I am saying with conviction that the majority of people who played this game have no clue what the story was about because it is a game about gameplay.

          • Umar

            February 9, 2016 at 13:15

            The fanbase is huge and diverse, to have such a conviction would be completely ludicrous…

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:19

            That’s like saying the statement ‘the majority of CoD players play the game for the online element and not for the story’ is ludicrous. It isn’t.

          • Umar

            February 9, 2016 at 13:26

            There are people that play DS for the gameplay, and there are people that play it for the story as well. It’s not that hard to understand. You cannot just ignore a major element of the game like that. DS doesn’t pretend to have a deep story nor is it have bad story telling because it uses items description to flesh out the backstory. Those are your issues with the game, and none of that means the story is bad, or doesn’t exist, or that don’t people play it for the story. I was MOST excited about Bloodborne for the story, and so MANY others.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 13:44

            Just leave them be…

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:48

            Yes. Bloodborne made more of a thing about the story, it’s why so many people liked it more then DS. I do not know anyone who plays DS just for the story other than the small minority that are part of the community that share their ‘theories’ about the story. And it is not a major element of the game, just like the story in CoD isn’t. What Trevor said below basically about cryptic hints.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 9, 2016 at 13:24

            I’m a Dark Souls fan, I had no idea what was going on – mostly because the cryptic hints were a side show to getting killed in boss fights until I got lucky. That said I’m going to replay it again right now by watching South Africa play cricket.

          • Umar

            February 9, 2016 at 13:29

            Lol look, I’m by no means saying it’s a mind blowing, out of this world story, but there is one, and it’s really, really good. Fan theories are part of it yes, but for a game based around community, it’s to be expected, but even without that, it’s incredible. As a whole it might be confusing, but there are so many smaller, more intimate moments that make the story so good…in any case………….Can we just go back to making fun of EA or Ubi or something…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 9, 2016 at 13:32

            But I like trolling Dark Souls fans. 😀

          • Umar

            February 9, 2016 at 13:38

            LOL my own fault for taking the bait.

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:39

            Indeed 😉

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:40

            Me too!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 9, 2016 at 14:01

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:38

            BWAHAHAH

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2016 at 13:03

            The story is his issue, he prefers that games tell it like this…
            http://cancunworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/kids-stories.png

    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      February 9, 2016 at 13:03

      I’d rather dig for an amazing story than be spoonfed some dumb generic nonsense.

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      • RinceThis

        February 9, 2016 at 13:04

        When the story appears on the items, I don’t consider that good story telling.

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        • Umar

          February 9, 2016 at 13:07

          Story appears in Items?….Really?….That’s where you think the story is?

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          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:08

            Not exclusively, no.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 9, 2016 at 13:12

            It’s also on the Dark Souls wiki, along with all the fan theories. 😀

          • RinceThis

            February 9, 2016 at 13:13

            hahaha

          • Umar

            February 9, 2016 at 13:13

            Oh…It’s also in the game as well 🙂

        • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

          February 9, 2016 at 13:08

          The way story is handled in these games is pretty sublime IMO.

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          • Alessandro Barbosa

            February 9, 2016 at 14:45

            This. It’s not spoon fed to you, but rather left up to interpretation and connection. I think that’s why so many dislike it. They hate having to think about what the story is saying rather than it being explained in one way. I think From Software does storytelling in a different and great way. They’re second to none when it come to environmental storytelling too.

  6. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    February 9, 2016 at 12:56

    Nope…

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  7. RinceThis

    February 9, 2016 at 12:57

    Yeah, cus Darksouls has been known to compete with Shakespearean-level story telling.

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  8. Original Heretic

    February 9, 2016 at 12:57

    Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah!

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  9. RinceThis

    February 9, 2016 at 12:58

    Ahhhh, were you expecting a story this time? http://data2.whicdn.com/images/28429029/large.gif

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