20 March 2016

Dark Souls 3 PC Graphics Settings And Advanced Options


    If there's one thing a PC port of a Souls game is, it's controversial. The original Dark Souls was a cock up of magnificent proportions, requiring Durante to step in with his DSfix to uncap the eye-bleeding 720p resolution and measly 30 FPS cap. Then Dark Souls 2 came along and introduced yet further issues, tying the frame rate in with weapon degradation. All eyes are therefore on Dark Souls 3 then to see how it performs. 

   Dark Souls 3 Advanced Settings

  • Texture Quality
  • Antialiasing
  • SSAO
  • Depth of Field
  • Motion Blur
  • Shadow Quality
  • Lighting Quality
  • Effects Quality
  • Reflection Quality
  • Water Surface Quality
  • Shader Quality

Thankfully the Dark Souls 3 advanced options aren't the same mess as the original Dark Souls, but they are still a little barebones. The biggest gripe I have is with the antialiasing option. An on/off toggle really doesn't seem good enough for a AAA game in 2016, so it's disappointing to see FromSoftware go with this. It's not even specified which it even is but if I had to take a stab it would be FXAA, which tends to blur the image a little for some tastes. 

Other than that the graphics options are basically identical as they were in Dark Souls 2. It's the same engine and a pretty similar looking game so it's to be expected.