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Dark Souls 3 - Before You Buy

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Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) is the latest and seemingly the conclusion to the beloved Souls series. Was it worth the wait? Let's talk about it. ★Follow Jake on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jakebaldino ★Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/JakeBaldinoP... ★Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakebaldino/ ★Subscribe for more: https://www.youtube.com/user/gameranxTV
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Artifical Bliss (3 days ago)
For dark souls 2 it just seems like you need to get in motion and after that your pretty good just need to get the patterns down
SirMalo (6 days ago)
Hehe, DS III is resting on its laurels? DSR in a nutshell cuz THAT was a lazy ass job.
ClearPics Films (9 days ago)
Bro I played it. It made me wanna play Skyrim. Even though they are two different games and game play. It just got me hooked back on Skyrim. So thanks dark souls 3.
loz viv (10 days ago)
hit the boss in the nut sack> HAHA
Digger Morgan (11 days ago)
So It is good
aliobaid310 (15 days ago)
I bought t because it was 20 bucks
Firezz Gaming (18 days ago)
The Exo (18 days ago)
So should I get it for $15 on sale as someone who never played it before?
Spencer Crabbe (18 days ago)
Ive never played a Souls game. Should I play dark souls 3 or bloodborne?
Wade Grimm (21 days ago)
You know it took me 2 years to beat all of ds1 ... *cough* seath's tail. But ds2 i beat in just under a month so other than the difficulty seeming a little nerfed it was still awesome. I'll let you know.
Raidon Sub (21 days ago)
I really wanna try I've heard it has a good story, but I don't know how I feel about spending hours trying to defeat a boss and knowing me I don't think I'll be that great at the game either.
Mihail Dimovski (22 days ago)
yo guys i it worth to buy dark souls 3 or i should crack it from pirates bay?
killzoomer (23 days ago)
so i got it for PC and it's like XBox controls on my screen.. wtf? how do i get it to give me PC keybind callouts? idk what im doing
penguin295 (23 days ago)
Freaking love it. Seemed a bit drawn out but so good still
Virgo Bro (23 days ago)
Literally only accepts input from an Xbox One controller and nothing else. Using a third party program to remap your buttons will get you banned. Fuck japan.
Deathsaw x1 (24 days ago)
Everytime i see this (before you buy) videos, i like to come inside the comment section and say” too late i already bought” it. And now im gonna do it again Too late i already bought it
Rakan Khalid (27 days ago)
my favourite game
Darryl franceo Manohar (1 month ago)
I hope from soft other game is not medieval looking I hope they change it up u know like make it give it a Chinese look
Darryl franceo Manohar (1 month ago)
Also the level design is more straight forward dark souls one had so many paths to take u could go to high rank places n stuff
haise ghoul (1 month ago)
Do I need e internet for this game
210sup (1 month ago)
Lead me to the right game my man lol
epic Owen (1 month ago)
you suck dez nuts got'em
thebmanboss (1 month ago)
Dark souls 4 Controller Repair kit edition
Jaime Vinas (1 month ago)
I just finished the other day playing God of War 4 on hard mode and I thought it was very difficult.... now I'm playing Dark Souls 3..... DAMN GAME!!!! XD
James Robertson (1 month ago)
And they did'nt even copyright the game ideas.
morteza jazini (1 month ago)
i'm trying hard to understand how this game is good!!!
ondcjs (1 month ago)
Am I the only one that watches ‘before you buy’ AFTER I buy the actual game?😂
Tech Hybrid (1 month ago)
It looks and plays extremely well on PS4 pro!
Dimentive (1 month ago)
1:11 **calls the lack of a feature a “welcome addition”**
Dimentive (1 month ago)
Would you say this is your favourite Soulsborne game? Do you think it’s better than Bloodborne and the original Dark Souls?
GølD GhøsT (1 month ago)
spliff02 (1 month ago)
Wish they made bloodborne and demon souls for the Xbox. I can't stand the PlayStation controllers. Xbox one controllers feel better to hold and I think the games are way more fun on Xbox. Just am opinion. I have PS and like them both
vulko wilkouak (1 month ago)
Git gud
man catch this fade (2 months ago)
Should I buy this game I never played it
Primal (2 months ago)
I'm not a big fan of this game. I do appreciate the fan service and it doesn't bother me that there's a lot of it, as for designs, art and soundtrack, I can't find flaws. However, Dark Souls 3 has such a tragic inconsistency that permeates in nearly every aspect of its design and it really makes it almost borderline unplayable for me. The healing system is diabolical. Its perfectly balanced for boss fights but not balanced at all for getting through levels. You are more often than not forced to skip a lot of enemies, which undermines the sense of pushing through an area and overcoming the preliminary challenge. The difficulty spikes are so random and you don't really feel like you are learning or making any progress, the difficulty has the tendency to jump from the joke-like firelink shrine tutorial dummys to a tedious reincarnation of horsefuck valley diffculty and it doesn't feel enjoyable, nor do you feel a sense of reward. Similarly to DS2, there's also a real inconsistency in boss design, however in DS2 it was more acceptable because there were 42 of them. In DS3 around 80% of the boss fights are poorly designed. Many times, you go though areas that are painful only to fight a disappointing boss, it's so anti-climatic considering how few bosses there are in DS3. Darkeater Midir, Slave Knight Gael and the Demon Prince duo were brilliant, Soul of Cinder, Pontiff and Exile Knight were also pretty fun, but many of the other bosses are just lackluster. They are either poorly designed spammers like Aldrich, another Royal Rat Vanguard clone (deacons) and the rest are all witches of hemwick. In Bloodborne, other than the celestial emissary, One Reborn, Witches of Hemwick, Living Failures, and Micolash. The rest of the bosses were extraordinarily well designed, even the chalice dungeon bosses. Even the weakest of the good ones, Mergo's Wet Nurse was fun to fight and the rest were incredible... Gehrman, Lawrence, Orphan, Maria, Gascoigne, Blood-Starved Beast, Bloodletting Beast, Abhorrent Beast, Amygdala, Pthumerian Elder/Descendent, Watchdog of the Old Lords, Ludwig, Amelia, Rom, Ebrietas etc... There's a sense of consistency there that is hard not to love. This game is too short but unlike Bloodborne, feels like it has no replay value, in fact, it just feels boring going through. Few of the bosses are enjoyable and even fewer areas are. On console, the animations in this game feel so jagged, clunky and stuttery, it doesn't feel responsive, the framerate is just awful and it feels really unpleasant and poorly optimized. It feels like animations are too fast, but the frame rate is too low so you can see jitter. Some people might say that it's because it's 30fps, but this is completely false, because Bloodborne is also 30fps and Doesn't have any of these issues at all. I think it's more like the desired motion speed of animations and frame rate feel out of sync, and therefore theres too much frame skip which is really unpleasant on the eye. this game is trying too hard to be a blend between bloodborne and Dark Souls without making the necessary compromises, it just takes elements from both without making the right adjustments. The enemies have bloodborne style attack patterns, so they are more aggressive, attack faster, lunge more, have less openings and are not designed to be blocked with a shield. In BB, shields are useless and in DS3 it feels like shelds have same issue unless your END is through the roof, because enemies seem to have infinite stamina and spam attacks. The problem is, you play and attack as if it's a dark souls game, so you are always slower than your enemies, you are always forced to either spam roll or play overly defensively, because your defense will otherwise continually fail you. Enemies have eyes in the back of their head and can't be punished for mistakes with anything other than parry spamming, yet you are punished even when playing properly. There is this imbalance, and it feels like the Bloodborne influences hurt the game because you don't have the trick weapons that were designed to be used against those enemies AI patterns. You instead have the useless shields and a terribly inconsistent array of weapons, from overpowered short swords to weapons that just aren't fast enough to cope. This game is punishing and unfair, enemies do not play by the same rules and are often given artificial difficulty to an overly unbalanced extent. It feels like a dark souls downgrade that isn't as good as dark souls and a bloodborne wannabe that isn't anywhere near as good as bloodborne.
Conquesodor (2 months ago)
I was wondering if you can set your controls when you buy the PC version to PC controls
somz saltz (2 months ago)
Too late already got it seems fun
Dirty Harry (2 months ago)
Whys is he holding his shield backwards. The arm either went across or through the top. The pointy end of the shield does not go up. Thats so you can move your legs. WTF.
The Golden Waffle (2 months ago)
1:40 oof
Luigi Castiglia (2 months ago)
Is it online coop? If yes...story mode or what? Thanks
honeytos28 (2 months ago)
Simon Pazdera (3 months ago)
1:05 Soulsborne. BLOODBORNE AND DARK SOULS ARE NOT THE SAME UNiVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cinnamon-Skateboarding (3 months ago)
i have never played it, should i buy?
Aivaras Ba (3 months ago)
ds2 sucks ass
Deweydew (3 months ago)
The community are hackers and twinks and ganks. Move on to a game that deserves us. They don’t care about invaders they screw them over. Game is terrible imbalanced.
TheAphexTim (3 months ago)
Playing through Bloodborne right now for the first time; loving it! I have never played any of the Souls games but am planning on getting DS3 for PS4. Will I be lost in the story if I haven't played any of the previous games?
peloquinful (3 months ago)
now fatroll in DS3 means allways: YOU ARE DEAD!!
anass mouradi (3 months ago)
i still remember when i had DS1 from a friend and knew nothing about it.played it for about 30 min and didnt love it.returned to darksiders and fifa and other stuff i had that time.until one day somehow that feeling changed from hated game to favourite of all time.now i have the 3 as a souvenir for years to come
DudeNoobem (3 months ago)
Hehe Curse Rotted Greatwood....Gotta slice his herpe infested ballsack off his greatwood region. hehe I love middle school humor!
chrille (3 months ago)
chrille (3 months ago)
brokedownsystem (3 months ago)
It's been 2 years. I'm still stuck on...the abyss watchers and nowhere near beating this game, lost interest and moved on. There's just something about boss battles where this a nasty 2nd half that I couldn't seem to find the pattern to.
Spit Fiya (4 months ago)
framerate absolutely ruined the game for me, otherwise i would have stuck through it, it was just so unresponsive and i was so frustrated with the framerate drops when i needed it to stay steady for fast enemys
Max Arellano (4 months ago)
What class should I get
wilder best (4 months ago)
Should I get the game even if I haven't played the rest of the series
Lathan is random (4 months ago)
The game is pretty hard but it's great
ghastly Gameing (4 months ago)
Who else is watching this after you bought the game
Chris Carter (4 months ago)
What if you've NEVER played a souls game.... cause that second area is hard as fuck for me. Idk if I suck or if it's just normal for a newcomer... it's addicting though. It's a shame it's so hard because the combat is so fucking well done.
TheLunarFX (4 months ago)
CLERIC! CLERIIIICC! Gives me conniptions.
Ryley Marshall (4 months ago)
i already bought and played, y am i here
Penzig (4 months ago)
"Before you buy, watch this video I have made where I tell you to buy it".  Fair enough.
Joshua Polischuk (4 months ago)
Don't kill me but do i really need to care about dark souls 1?
Wallnut (4 months ago)
I remember that I didn’t know a shit about this saga and I started to play ds3 last year I remember that I started as a sorcerer and I really get fucked up, but then I learned how to beat it by watching tutorials on YouTube and patience c: I really fell in love with this game I wish I could play demon souls or ds, great game Miyazaki <3
mrfancy pants (4 months ago)
Thx i bought the game this finna be easy 10 hours later fuck stop killing me bro help me stop standing there argggghhhhh fuuuuuuck
jawad brown (4 months ago)
i have only 4 RAM is it possible to work on my PC ? ......
jawad brown (4 months ago)
i have only 4 RAM is it possible too work on my PC ......
Deftones 26 (4 months ago)
I just bought the fire fades edition and this freaking game blows BLOODBOURNE out of the water graphically and overall setting.
Muneeb Hussain (4 months ago)
nameless king
Cheesus Cheduss (5 months ago)
More KNIGHTS they are so fun to fight like Abyss Watchers and Dragonslayer Amour
guyonet (5 months ago)
You sound like a Vicar in a Church, so grinding had to turn the sound OFF
skelatal FBI (5 months ago)
Too late bought it like an hour ago
Fanox (5 months ago)
How can the starting armor be the best armor for 15 hours when you can finish the game in less than 11 hours?
White Noise revived (5 months ago)
Frames where are you
TX51 (5 months ago)
£10 right now ... never played a dark souls game before ... should i buy.
Mercurial (5 months ago)
you know what would make games like this better, and all games like these in general? FUCKING GORE(Dismemberment/Evisceration/Decapitation/Gibs/etc). I'm sick and tired of slicing and exploding and fire and just a little blood? Fuck you. Immersion broken. This is why I had to download the Deadly Mutilation mod for Skyrim and the Dismemberment mod for GTA V. It's an immersion breaker for me. Other than that, I'm still able to enjoy these games.
Deftones 26 (5 months ago)
Wow this game is from the makers of BLOODBOURNE but has knights and a fantasy world, I'm definitely in.
Jacob B (5 months ago)
Are you gud? If not git gud
Ika Musuko (5 months ago)
Dark Souls 3 is currently on humble bundle monthly for just $12 plus some other games! Normally it costs $60 so this is a huge save. https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?refc=vUVC0W
Emily Koroumah (5 months ago)
A crappy version of demon souls
slevin kelevra (5 months ago)
Get Dark Souls 3 with DLC for a low price + 6 more games by following this link > https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?refc=OMksJS
kenny mccormick (5 months ago)
you can get Dark Souls 3 and the DLC Ashes of ariandel for only 12$ if you follow the link here https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?refc=NblZaI
Roof Cat OSRS (5 months ago)
this seems like Berserk the game
Robert Wall (5 months ago)
poise and armour have no apparent purpose. lock on sucks worse than i can even explain. npc invaders and enemies never run out of focus/skill points so they can heal/attack endlessly if you let them. i tend to hate almost every enemy i've run across. but for some reason i still really like the game.
Dantes Inferno (5 months ago)
So Here I am 2 years later going though the comments I’ve got 2 copies of this game and like 150 hours To all y’all who still suck GIT GUD This game is the easiest hardest game in the series.
George Kokalas (5 months ago)
Dark Souls III is available in this month's Humble Monthly: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?refc=gh2NC5
Lorian of The Future (5 months ago)
Lorian of The Future (5 months ago)
That's a lie magic is stronger when you get better spells i know that for a fact
MajKT BLK (5 months ago)
I am new here. I really enjoyed your dialogue pertaining to the series in an non biased manner and honestly listening to you makes me want to check them out so thx. And I am about 3/4 through BloodBourne & am getting my ass kicked lol so after the main story then DLC I will give Souls a go.
Balls of Steel (5 months ago)
What is the pc version like ? How is it optimized, what are the system requirements like ? Do kbm controls finally work or is it still basically only enjoyable with a controller ?
surg23 (5 months ago)
Dark souls PC edition: DS1: most horrible port in history- rampant cheating- still not patched after 7 years..Windows live gave me aids and cancer DS2: another horrible PC port DS3 : shameful, insulting console dregs Conclusion: I only bought the first one, played the second for free, bought the third and refunded it after realizing FS still have no integrity and don't give a toss about the PC demographic. All three were not fit for purpose for a PC release. Will I pay for DS RM > Hell no. Shame these greedy, lazy bastards are the only people daring to make challenging games these days. Great games, despicable company.
Henry Chen (5 months ago)
is there end game?
Pete.404 (6 months ago)
I played ds1 a little bit. Didn't play 2. But 3 looks so good. Thinking about getting it on pc cause, frames. Can anyone here give me a thumbs up if I should drop the 60 bucks on it?
InTheMiddle Gaming (6 months ago)
Eternal465 (6 months ago)
Alot tears came down from my eyes cuz i die alot 😢😂
Wolf Thorn (6 months ago)
DARK SOULS 3. Son of a..... It starts off with you getting your ass kicked. Then... If you've got balls, you get pissed off and fight back... If not, you throw the game in the trash. Then... Once you've had your ass kicked... you turn around and get your balls kicked. Then... You figure out how to lock on, and dodge roll... Then... You get your ass and balls kicked at the same time. That revelation,(lock on, and dodge roll.) gets you half the way to not getting your balls and ass kicked. Then... You try 20 times to not get your genitals mutilated. Finally.. you kick some ass and balls yourself. Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! Sweet sweet revenge. EXACTLY LIKE MY LAST RELATIONSHIP!
Im ThaGod (6 months ago)
Should i buy DS3 or Bloodborne?
Larry Chauncey (6 months ago)
I got lost in the first part of town... ya know the area with the dragon being a dick. :(
Andrew (6 months ago)
if youre looking to play souls. heres a tip for you casuals/noobs 1.git gud 2.??? 3.profit
Lae Lay (6 months ago)
Um i dont think tower on the wall is late in the game. U can get better armor in that place
The Osiris (6 months ago)
screw the abyss watchers
Abbandando (6 months ago)
is the fps stutter you mention patched as of 2018?

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