Developing some of the toughest and most rewarding games out there, From Software hit another one of out of the park with Dark Souls III. Using the same engine from Bloodborne, this game shines on both the PC and consoles. This game ticked off every box I was looking for in a new Dark Souls game. Containing a dark and gorgeous world filled with some of the toughest bosses I’ve faced thus far, I’m looking at you Nameless King you bastard, this is easily the game I sank the most time into this year.
There’s something to be said for the immense amount of satisfaction earned by taking down a particularly tough boss in Dark Souls III. The decent amount of choices the series allows you to make as you upgrade your character makes each fight both a puzzle and a math problem that, even when you solve it, takes an amount of skill to overcome. From beginning to end I was hooked until that final boss fight came to an end in my favor. Within the same year, they’ve managed to release the first DLC chapter in the game, Ashes of Ariandel, which adds even more awesome bosses and a new section of world to explore. Let me refill my estus at this bonfire so I can cement Dark Souls III as my number three game of 2016.