Dark Souls III: Day One Edition - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • SKU: 4795201
  • Release Date: 04/12/2016
ESRB Rating: Mature
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Overview

What's Included


  • Dark Souls III: Day One Edition
  • Exclusive O-Sleeve packaging
  • Official Soundtrack
  • Prima Starter Guide

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (265 out of 275)

Product Details


  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 04/12/2016

Synopsis


Enter into the darkness to fight on the side of right when you play Dark Souls III: Day One Edition for Xbox One. This third person action RPG lets you immerse yourself in compelling storylines and arm your characters with ancient weaponry. With new magic options, Dark Souls III: Day One Edition combines mystical powers with brute strength.

Features


DARK SOULS III continues to push the boundaries with the latest, ambitious chapter in the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series

Immerse yourself into in-depth storylines, dubious surroundings and challenging experiences

Journey into a universe filled with more colossal enemies and environments

Players are equipped with a variety of weapons including shortbows, explosives, greatswords and dual-wielding swords to fight against enemies, and shields that can be used to protect the player from suffering damage

New magic system will offer all-new tactical options for players who prefer to fight and supplement their play style with magic



Customer rating

4.8
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Prepare to die

    Posted
    gpggpts
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    If you have played any of the other souls games, you have a general idea of what to expect: more greatness and more death. I have experience with the other two DS games, and after playing this one I continue to love the series. I personally find that the tweaks made to the formula this time around drastically improve the experience you get in DS3 (i.e. you can move around slightly while using estus, rather than being locked in one place- a mechanic you will be thankful for when you're battling very speedy enemies). The gameplay is smooth and crispy like bacon, and while the speedier combat takes some getting used to, it definitely ramps up the intensity of enemy encounters. Graphics on the Xbone are not perfect, but the art style and world design make up for it in my mind. The world you get to explore is utterly engaging and terrifying in the best possible way. The soundtrack and sound effects are very appropriate, increasing your immersion into the world. This game truly respects you as a gamer by only rewarding you when you have earned it, and this is a unique experience in today's world of gaming. While I think this game is well worth your hard earned money, it's fair to point out something I didn't like-- bonfires. Depending on your skill, you might find yourself breezing between bonfires in some sections, making me think that there are far too many in places. Making areas easier also makes them less memorable, and I think this game toys with crossing that line, which is a minor complaint. All in all, I highly recommend this game. It's brilliantly crafted and a true challenge. Prepare to die and prepare to praise the sun \[T]/

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Dark Souls Yet

    Posted
    JRod
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    Easily one of the best RPG games that you will ever play and come across in the next few years. The graphics are astounding, especially when you peer off in to the far distances to spectate the gorgeous vistas. The gameplay is easy to pick up, but do not get me wrong, this game is HARD. You will be frustrated, furious, and enraged, but in the next second feel euphoria, glory, and accomplishment. I beat the game approximately in about a month. Usually, I beat games within a 2-7 day timeframe, so this lasted me about four times longer than the usual game. Even though there I beat the game, I still wanted to keep playing and beat the game with another build; however, I decided to trade in my game. The urge was still there though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Fantastic Return To Form

    Posted
    windsock
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    The first Dark Souls is one of my favorite games of all time, so you can imagine my disappointment when Dark Souls II failed to live up to it. Not that it was a bad game, but there were certainly some strange design choices that took away some of the enjoyment. Thankfully, Dark Souls III is here and expands upon what made the first one so great. The combat is as enjoyable as ever, the difficulty is just right, and the environments are visually stunning and actually fit together once again. Once again, there are some truly thrilling boss battles, this time with some unique surprises (Abyss Watchers, anyone?) that up the challenge even more. This is one of the few must-own titles of the current generation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent game overall

    Posted
    pmar
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    I have played the last two entries in the souls series. This is an excellent entry and worthy predecessor. The game is deep; and you can build your character in anyway you see fit, be it magic, strength or a combination of both. The game play is fast paced and requires precision play. The areas are quite large and have multiple ways to progress. The only issue I have with the game is the frame rate drops in some select areas (2) and the game play suffers substantially. They are still playable, but in a game where timing and speed counts this has a drastic effect. That being said the game overall runs quite well; the boss battles are both challenging and rewarding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A terrific Souls Game

    Posted
    Jerorama
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    This is most definitely a Dark Souls game, if you've played these in the past and didn't enjoy them, there is not a whole lot here to change your mind. This is a great sequel to Dark Souls 1 and 2, the gameplay has been improved and the systems are much smoother and make more sense. The graphics are great and the load times are bearable. The only downside I would put in is that the progression is somewhat linear, with only a few areas that allow for exploration outside of the main story path. Overall though, it was a great play through and PVP has been very enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Most Accessible Souls Game to Date

    Posted
    PXSausage
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    Dark Souls III is by far the easiest Souls game, but that doesn't mean it's an easy game; however, if you've been scared by everyone talking about how brutally difficult the games are, Dark Souls III is definitely the one I'd recommend. Difficulty aside, it's very beautiful, lots of fun, and incredibly rewarding. If you have the patience needed for a game that doesn't hold your hand, I think you'll find lots to love in Dark Souls III. And if you want a game where you can spend dozens and dozens and dozens of hours in it, this is one such game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Difficult, but worth it.

    Posted
    SavageSasquach
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    One of my favorite games of all time. Incredibly challenging and incredibly rewarding. I've played through all the Dark Souls games, and this is the most beautiful and polished of the lot. Wonderful to see it fully realized on this generation of system. Be warned, this game does not hand-hold the player the way most games do these days, but therein lies how rewarding success is. I love the weapons and how your movements must be precise and calculating. Not only fun but a true test of your patience and ability to learn and adapt.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining enough

    Posted
    RykHavok
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    Hadn't played any of the Dark Souls games prior to this one. Would recommend that you don't let it's unforgiving reputation intimidate you from giving it a chance. I discovered that as long as you aren't careless it's really not that difficult Disliked the way being "embered" opened you up to versus multiplayer. Not that it isn't enjoyable in its own way, I just didn't care for the game forcing me to when I was focused other goals for a particular play session

    I would recommend this to a friend



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