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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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Shadow Crimson (1 day ago)
Has Pyromancy been super buffed or something since 2016? I only got to play the game this year but the game was almost too easy as a Pyromancer
Raidon Sub (5 days ago)
If your equipping armor based on stats I hate to tell ya but your playing the game wrong
Hyro Monoxide (7 days ago)
Haven't played this one yet, I started with Bloodborne and I'm currently playing Dark Souls 2: SotFS on PS4. I plan on getting this and the Remaster of the 1st game sometime in the near future. I agree with you, I want more even if it is the same concept rolled into a different game. I don't find DkS2 or Bloodborne to be too difficult, a lot of the difficulty is the same as any other game. Learn the enemy attack patterns so you can dodge or counter them, bait enemies and don't run into groups. Only difference is this doesn't hold your hand like a lot of modern games do. I played Bloodborne 50/50 solo and online co-op and at the moment I don't have PS Plus so I am playing DkS2 100% solo. I'll probably have to do the same for this game when I get it too.
Chase F (7 days ago)
Anybody is wanting this game It’s on sale on Xbox right now for $15
Neon Rain雨 (8 days ago)
*wot* *rings* *u* *got* *bitch* ?
Zurzul Zurzul (14 days ago)
Dark souls either you go havel rly boring or the best way fashion souls or naked
Zurzul Zurzul (14 days ago)
Why am i waching this i have ds 1 and remasterd 2schollar of the first sinn ds 3 pc and ps4 And blood born jeez
Bree Boehman (16 days ago)
My first souls game. Im hooked
Kevin Zuniga (20 days ago)
I beat this game and loved/hated it
Ian Kelly (20 days ago)
Didn't like it at all. Kept getting clobbered over and over by the first boss. Gave up in the end. Much too difficult for me. Would like to see more of it as it does look good but a pity you can't adjust the game difficulty.
David Alistair (21 days ago)
Before you buy wait for the collection edition
Grim Reaper (21 days ago)
Idk why, dark souls 1 and demon souls feels better than every other souls games
skelatal fbi (22 days ago)
Rember ppl before u buy this prepare to face lits of hate mail, complete cancer, lag, lots of thicc armour, ultimate, waifus, and lots of no respect
Giorgos Christ (22 days ago)
One of the best games ever played recommended
Rashad August (26 days ago)
Just picked it up gonna be my first souls game
danny ingersoll (27 days ago)
way better than ds2 fuck that game
Connor Kenway (28 days ago)
Framerate was very horrible even in the PC version of dark souls 2
Alex Brown (29 days ago)
games great, I love that a boss can just swing a 9 foot long sword straight through a 25 foot in diameter stone column as if it was butter
Mason B (1 month ago)
I died at the title screen
only played 3 and dint know you used to upgrade Armour! bring it back so that stuff like siegward thrall hood and solaire set could be good end game
LolNoNotCool (1 month ago)
Never played dark souls and I just got dark souls 3 hoping it'll be as fun as it looks
Wagner Nogueira (1 month ago)
Worst soulsborne game.
Doubl3s (1 month ago)
I was playing DS1 backwards compatible and it felt sluggish. I ended up stop playing it because of that, but idk if it was because of it being backwards compatible or if that's how the games are. So now idk if I should get DS3. What do you think?
Red Knight (1 month ago)
I am considering to buy it for pc should I?
The Guy (1 month ago)
Nah i downloaded it,played half hour then uninstalled,no thanks,shit control,op bosses,dying 5-6 times BEFORE the first boss,no thanks
The Guy (1 month ago)
Dooderino No way,im not gonna rage and destroy my expensive controller,fuck that,there are plenty of other games out there i'll just skip this one
Dooderino (1 month ago)
git gud
Adrian Hernandez.J (1 month ago)
I cant even beat the first boss guess its time for a 6 hours practice
Artifical Bliss (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Hehe, DS III is resting on its laurels? DSR in a nutshell cuz THAT was a lazy ass job.
ClearPics Films (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
hit the boss in the nut sack> HAHA
Digger Morgan (2 months ago)
So It is good
aliobaid310 (2 months ago)
I bought t because it was 20 bucks
Firezz224 (2 months ago)
The Exo (2 months ago)
So should I get it for $15 on sale as someone who never played it before?
Spencer Crabbe (2 months ago)
Ive never played a Souls game. Should I play dark souls 3 or bloodborne?
Wade Grimm (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
yo guys i it worth to buy dark souls 3 or i should crack it from pirates bay?
killzoomer (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Freaking love it. Seemed a bit drawn out but so good still
Virgo Bro (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
my favourite game
Darryl franceo Manohar (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Do I need e internet for this game
210sup (3 months ago)
Lead me to the right game my man lol
epic Owen (3 months ago)
you suck dez nuts got'em
thebmanboss (3 months ago)
Dark souls 4 Controller Repair kit edition
Jaime Vinas (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
And they did'nt even copyright the game ideas.
morteza jazini (3 months ago)
i'm trying hard to understand how this game is good!!!
ondcjs (3 months ago)
Am I the only one that watches ‘before you buy’ AFTER I buy the actual game?😂
Tech Hybrid (3 months ago)
It looks and plays extremely well on PS4 pro!
Dimentive (3 months ago)
1:11 **calls the lack of a feature a “welcome addition”**
Dimentive (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
spliff02 (3 months 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
Ryder Barton (1 month ago)
spliff02 you need to get better taste.
vulko wilkouak (3 months ago)
Git gud
rakim Merriweather (4 months ago)
Should I buy this game I never played it
Primal (4 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 (4 months ago)
I was wondering if you can set your controls when you buy the PC version to PC controls
somz saltz (4 months ago)
Too late already got it seems fun
Dirty Harry (4 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 (4 months ago)
1:40 oof
Luigi Castiglia (4 months ago)
Is it online coop? If yes...story mode or what? Thanks
honeytos28 (4 months ago)
Simon Pazdera (5 months ago)
1:05 Soulsborne. BLOODBORNE AND DARK SOULS ARE NOT THE SAME UNiVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cinnamon-Skateboarding (5 months ago)
i have never played it, should i buy?
Aivaras Ba (5 months ago)
ds2 sucks ass
Deweydew (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
now fatroll in DS3 means allways: YOU ARE DEAD!!
anass mouradi (5 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 (5 months ago)
Hehe Curse Rotted Greatwood....Gotta slice his herpe infested ballsack off his greatwood region. hehe I love middle school humor!
chrille (5 months ago)
chrille (5 months ago)
brokedownsystem (5 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.
Max Arellano (6 months ago)
What class should I get
wilder best (6 months ago)
Should I get the game even if I haven't played the rest of the series
laf im (6 months ago)
The game is pretty hard but it's great
ghastly Gameing (6 months ago)
Who else is watching this after you bought the game
Chris Carter (6 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 (6 months ago)
CLERIC! CLERIIIICC! Gives me conniptions.
Ryley Marshall (6 months ago)
i already bought and played, y am i here
Penzig (6 months ago)
"Before you buy, watch this video I have made where I tell you to buy it".  Fair enough.
Joshua Polischuk (6 months ago)
Don't kill me but do i really need to care about dark souls 1?
Wallnut (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago)
i have only 4 RAM is it possible to work on my PC ? ......
jawad brown (6 months ago)
i have only 4 RAM is it possible too work on my PC ......
Deftones 26 (6 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 (6 months ago)
nameless king
Video Crave (6 months ago)
More KNIGHTS they are so fun to fight like Abyss Watchers and Dragonslayer Amour
guyonet (6 months ago)
You sound like a Vicar in a Church, so grinding had to turn the sound OFF
Fanox (7 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 (7 months ago)
Frames where are you
TX51 (7 months ago)
£10 right now ... never played a dark souls game before ... should i buy.
Mercurial (7 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 (7 months ago)
Wow this game is from the makers of BLOODBOURNE but has knights and a fantasy world, I'm definitely in.
Jacob B (7 months ago)
Are you gud? If not git gud

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