chapter 1. Dark Souls ramble

I beat Dark Souls, last saturday. I defeated the mighty lord gwyn and his bitch ass slut bag gwyneth. The victory was bittersweet. I guess at the end of the game you make a decision to become lord over all the land, or you click the bonfire and start the game over as an undead. I without thinking choose to click the bonfire so now I am playing the game over from beginning to end, and it’s just as much fun as it was the first time through. Plus all of my stats/level, equipment everything remains the same. As if it couldn’t be any more difficult I think they might have heightened the difficulty level, or maybe just boost the stats of the ai.  

Gwyn, Lord of Cinder
Pretty sure Solaire is gay
It was also brought to my attention that I seemed to have rushed through the game, missing out on a lot of boss battles and potential booty. That is the beauty of this game, it is not linear in the regard that you follow said path and continue on and so forth. The game is completely open, and it gives the player the role to seek out whatever path he may choose. 
I feel like such a complete dork for being obsessed with a game, I feel like I am an adolescent again. My dick gets a little hard when I add a couple +;s to a piece of equipment. I cannot wait to get my xbox live back and start to take advantage of the on-line play. 
I understand there is a sequel, but as of right now it makes no difference to me. I will probably end up buying a ps3 first anyway, so I can play Demon Souls. 
Dark Sun Gyndolin
Kings Field
Something else that I find a bit fascinating is that the same developer From Software where the team behind King’s Field, that 1st person action role playing game for the playstation, I remember it when it was first out and was really impressed. Though at the time, I had the attention span of a spazz on ritalin. My patience was minimal to say the least. Especially if it was a difficult game, that actually required the ability to solve puzzles and defeat challenging enemies. 
 I guess the whole purpose of writing this, is to endorse the entertainment that video game’s offer us. Lets face it, life sucks, it sucks really bad. And anything that can help distract you from life, is a great addition. I am not talking about taking mind altering substances and drugs/alcohol. I am just giving credit where it is due. And in this case, video games. 
Back to Dark Souls, I just beat Dark Sun Gwyndolin, after attempt #20, I was going about it all wrong. She has 3 attacks, one is a barrage of arrows she shoots at you, the easiest of her attacks to deflect, then she has a large blue orb that will literally take down all of your life if hit by it. Fortunately this attack is one of the easiest to dodge, just a simple roll to the right or left will do the trick. The hardest of her attacks is when she shoots a barrage of blue orb like things, these all scatter and if not careful can deal some heavy damage. The best strategy is to roll towards a pillar on the side, and hope for the best. She is rather unpredictable. Though I think if you walk towards her with your shield down, she is more likely to start shooting off arrows.
Gwyn, Lord of Cinder the fucking beef cake casserole, with a flaming sword of bad assness, was by far the most challenging battles I experienced in the game. I was literally pulling my hair out at the amount of deaths he dealt to me. After numerous attempts I decided to find the largest rock formation, something I could hide behind and all the while have the ability to deal damage. It worked beyond well, it made me wonder why I was having such a fuss with that douche bag in the first place. 
Weapon of Choice
Hrm, trying to think of some more memorable moments. I think one thing for sure is how open the game world really is. You can traverse a path, unbeknownst opening up a path that was otherwise blocked. Everything will eventually interconnect in one way or another. The NPC’s are kind of fun to talk to, me personally I like to kill them all. But this next time around playing, I am going to spare their lives. I was surprised that killing them didn’t affect the outcome of the game. One of the biggest pain in the ass moments of this game is when you are in Anor Lando, and you have to traverse up the rooftop and there are 2 silver knights and they are both equipped with Dragonslayer Greatbows, and these are not your typical bow, a hit from them can catapult you off the building. It’s a huge challenging moment in the game. Best strategy I found, is to run towards the silver knight to the right, lock on him and just pray to god you land a blow that sends him off the ledge. 
Gwynevere and her um bodacious ta ta’s
The play mechanics to this game, kind of remind me of the old Playstation game Bushido Blade in the regard that you have to take into account endurance, parrying and not just blindly hacking and slashing. It is a demand for quick thinking and the ability to not just blindly enter battle without a strategy for defeat. 
I cannot remember playing a game like this before. I was just beginning to give up on next generation games, but this title has given me a new found hope in video games. I know I sound like a geek, but whatever this game is fun as hell. 

About Trevor Markiv

wandering the cosomos trying to blast galaxies and find the stars.
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