Thoughts on Dark Souls III

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As many of you are probably already aware, the Tokyo Game Show has begun and will be running until the twentieth of this month! With this exposition, there are many things to get excited about, and more than a few surprises as well. We got new trailers for Persona 5 and Metal gear Solid 5‘s multiplayer, and a Kingdom Hearts collection with some new content was announced too, among other announcements. And there are still three more days left!

As exciting as the event is, and as great as seeing a heap of new information about a slew of upcoming games is, one game in particular has me paying very close attention: Dark Souls 3. The souls series is one of my very favorite series of all time, so in the time until the newest installment arrives on shelves, I’ll be soaking up any information I can find about it.

In that regard, TGS was a godsend. A flood of new gameplay videos is beginning to surface around the internet, and with good reason. Even though the demos at TGS took place in the same area as previous expos, The Wall of Lodeleth, this time, there was a very new addition. People at the Tokyo Game Show got a first hand look at how magic will play in the game, and I couldn’t be more excited.

In short, in addition to a health and stamina bar, players will also have a MP bar, which harkens back to the days of Demon’s Souls, and does away with the limited amount of spells players had to deal with in Dark Souls 1 and 2. Players also have a second type of Estus Flask, an item normally used for healing, for re-filling the new MP bar, which drains upon casting a spell or using weapon arts, which are special abilities tied to the players’ weapons.

For an in-depth look at the changes of the game, have a look at this video, posted by Eurogamer, which goes into further detail.

As always, feel free to leave a comment below. What do you think about the new system of magic in Dark Souls III? I personally see it as a vast improvement, but I can see why someone would prefer the old way too.

Concept Art

This week, I found the website of a very talented artist named Michal Lisowski. Here are some of his works.

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For more work by this artist, please check out his website here

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