Dark Souls 3 is the third installment in the Dark Souls series, fourth overall in the Souls series, and the game FromSoftware followed up the hugely successful Bloodborne with. The game is playable on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This iteration of the series follows the familiar formula of the past souls game: A dark and intense 3rd-person action RPG with punishing difficulty and epic boss battles.

As with all souls games, Dark Souls 3 has awesome weapons, armor, and enemies. New in this installment are weapons skills that vary with each weapon. This adds a more dynamic element to the combat and which weapon you choose to go with in each seemingly impossible enemy, group of enemies, or boss you stumble upon.

The story is grand, convoluted, and really not imperative to keep up with in order to enjoy the game. These games stand out for the fun you have hacking, slashing, and rolling through stylish and grotesque monsters, humans, beasts and whatever else came out of FromSoftware’s collectively twisted minds.

With online invasions similar to previous titles present, and the promise of DLC on the horizon, Dark Souls 3 is shaping up to be a worthy addition to the Souls franchise. If you are a fan of the previous titles, you will not be disappointed in the latest installment.