Dark Souls 3 is actually Bloodborne reborn, and we believe it more than anyone else in the industry. Following major releases such as the original Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2, and with Demon Souls out there somewhere in our midst, the new Dark Souls game looks to honour the genius that is Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Dark Souls 3 was offered an extended look for a fortunate few at this year's E3, where the game was shown in its entirety. And as we said earlier, the game is a considerable upgrade over the previous Dark Souls, with shades of Bloodborne in it. However, there's still time left before the game is finally released.
But before the game goes gold, here's a look at everything fans need to keep in mind before they pick up the final copy and start playing.
Dark Souls 3 Gameplay Guide – Everything You Need to Remember
- Compared to previous Dark Souls games, Dark Souls 3 is faster with regard to combat mechanics. While in the previous games, fans would slowly make it through new areas, all that will change as soon as Dark Souls 3 comes around.
- For Dark Souls 3, players need to be more careful while making through new areas, since it was already shown during the game's demo that enemies can jump out from corners and attack the player any time. It's like crossing a busy road – check both sides.
- Players need to be extra cautious while moving through an area, since it won't be uncommon to come across multiple enemies at once – something very similar to what we saw in Bloodborne.
- Another important point of change in Dark Souls 3 is how the weapons and the combat mechanic work. The weapons still retain unique abilities like the previous DS, but things have been taken up a notch in the new game.
- There are several weapons in the game that exist to serve specific purposes when fighting certain in-game enemies. For example, this time around, the longsword comes with a ready stance in which the characters will put away their sword.
- Apart from that, know that Knights will return to Dark Souls with the new game, and they remain as difficult to tackle as ever. While it can be difficult to choose the best weapon to deal with them, know that Greatswords have an impressive upward strike that works well against the shielded knights (provided you can land the hit in time).
- Moreover, dual scimitars offer a spinning attack that will tackle a group of enemies better than how the longsword would deal with them. Learn these new techniques as soon as possible and you will be good to go.
- Going by what we know so far, From Software is aiming for six players online multiplayer for the new Dark Souls, and so it would be a good idea to revive your skills via both Dark Souls 2 and Bloodborne before Dark Souls 3 is finally out.
Stay tuned for more updates!
[Source: Prima Games]