RELATED: Dark Souls 3: 10 Weapons That Make The Game Too Easy (& How To Obtain Them). Some of these endings are easy to achieve and offer a simple fork in the road for players while others require the player to follow and adhere to a strict questline or set of guidelines to unlock. There are two possible ending for Dark Souls: "To Link the Fire" and "The Dark Lord". Given the martyr-like journey the player takes as the Chosen Undead, the true "good ending" is determined by what they feel is the right thing to do. The first, and easiest, ending to attain is the standard "Link the Fire" ending. There is certainly still more to uncover in the Dark Souls games as well as new theories to be crafted from that information. After defeating the final boss, The Soul of Cinder, the player character steps towards the First Flame and sets themselves alight. User Info: Bunnywunny. Dark Souls games are notorious not just for their difficulty, but for the numerous endings the player can unlock throughout the course of each game. Future games in the series deal with an identical choice; reignite the First Fire or let it finally die out. The symbolism is clear here, Dark Souls 3 was the final game in the series, and so like the series itself, the cycle had to end. These are popularly referred to as "the Fire ending" and "the Dark ending". The good ending -> Darkness, this is Dark Souls after all. As a disclaimer, there is no official "True Ending" in any of the Dark Souls games, as it is left mostly ambiguous intentionally like much of the rest of the game. Once again, Dark Souls is extremely vague on what all of this means and whether either ending is a "Good Ending" or "Bad Ending," but in terms of a true ending, the most likely choice is the former. Dark Souls Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. To Link the Fire and The Dark Lord are the two endings that can be chosen in Dark Souls. Of course, the ending of Dark Souls 3 is unclear, and has also been interpreted to be the same as the ending of Dark Souls, simply linking the flame. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Unlike the previous games, Dark Souls 3 actually has three endings, but also unlike the previous game, they are all almost identical. They can rekindle the first flame, thereby granting Kingseeker Frampt his wish, and effectively restarting the cycle, or they can walk away and become the Dark Lord, ending the cycle of light and ushering in an age of humanity and darkness. Dark Souls 3 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. This is particularly important given the endings of Dark Souls 3, but it is likely that the chosen undead did leave to find a new alternative. After a long and difficult quest to gather the lord souls in the lord vessel, enter the Kiln of the Last Flame, and defeat the Lord of Cinder, Gwyn, the player is left with a choice. The original ending to Dark Souls 2 sees the player take control of the Throne of Want after defeating Nashandra, at this point, the game fades out and it is unclear whether the chosen undead decided to link the flame again or become the Dark lord. In this ending we follow our duty as Unkindled to Link once more the fast fading Flame, the Cycles therefore will obviously go on as it is to be expected. The fact that Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 exist implies that the flame must have been linked again, causing the player character to become the new Lord of Cinder. Since every game takes place in an Age of Fire, it seems that sacrificing yourself to the flame is the ideal ending for Dark … The original Dark Souls keeps things relatively simple in terms of endings. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The entirety of Dark Souls is built around the concept of an enduring cycle, the rise and fall of great kingdoms, and a desperation to keep light alive. RELATED: Dark Souls Composer Returns to Create Elden Ring OST. [Warning: Dark Souls spoilers ahead] https://darksouls.fandom.com/wiki/Ending?oldid=295045. That said, while there are certain themes within each game which tend to point towards a set of true endings and paint the rest more like what-if scenarios, there is no end all be all answer to this question, only interpretation. This gives you the true ending to Dark Souls 3. To Link the Fire and The Dark Lord are the two endings that can be chosen in Dark Souls. The lore of the Dark Souls franchise is a fascinating subject and is well worth digging into. While the ability to replay through the games and dig deeper in the lore in order to discover these secret endings offers intrigue beyond measure, but which ones are the true endings? Dark Souls is a 2011 action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games.A spiritual successor to FromSoftware's Demon's Souls, the game is the second installment in the Souls series. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. A one-stop shop for all things video games. The Chosen Undead may choose to perpetuate the Age of Fire, or instead bring about the Age of Dark. Bad Guy Ending. There are no other requirements, aside from defeating the final boss, to access either ending. The order of the games may not actually matter, and all the endings may be true endings. Bunnywunny 9 years ago #6. but how do you know kaathe is telling the truth, how do you know dragons are better than gods? Long before the release of Dark Souls 3, it had been clear to the quieter few that any “true” ending to Dark Souls as a whole would have to exist outside the fourth wall in the mind of the individual, not unlike the Usurpation of Fire, in which male and female, fire and dark, are combined in ritual and in metaphor. To Link The Fire Triggered by defeating Gwyn, Lord of Cinder and lighting the final bonfire. Now I don't … Just before this happens, there is a very brief moment in which you gain control of your character. Some time after this event, the fire would begin to fade, the Undead Curse would return, and a new chosen undead would be tasked with rekindling the flame to start the cycle over anew.