The review embargo for Dark Souls 3 lifted during the night, and since then most of the initial reviews have all landed, so what do people think?
From the look of it, the only real controversial review is the Polygon one, but it seems like if there’s ever a controversial review for any game, it’s normally the Polygon one. Take from that what you will. They award it with a 7/10, and criticize the world design, whereas most other review sites, and people who’ve played the game, don’t seem to find the same faults with the world design, but such is the way of opinions. They also criticize technical issues, which brings us two what everyone seems to agree on.
Framerate drops are common on consoles, and PCs alike, and the hardware requirements don’t quite match up with the graphical fidelity of the game. That aside, Dark Souls 3 seems like a worthy entry to the series, or perhaps even a finale. It’ll be curious to see how people view the game after the dust settles. Everyone always says that Dark Souls 2 wasn’t as good as 1 while still being a really solid game in its own right, and initial impressions by people who’ve played and seen Dark Souls 3 (which has been streaming for a while now) is that it’s a step up from the second game, whether or not those opinions will persist as the hours turn into weeks, we’ll have to see.
Still, if you are aching for more Souls, Dark Souls 3 will definitely scratch that itch, but chances are you already knew that. Plenty of the game’s been shown off at this point for most people interested in it to have decided whether or not it’ll be worth their time.
And who knows, maybe a week is plenty of time to iron out a few of those performance issues.