Smashed through New Londo over the past couple of days. Don’t know if doing Ariamis first, or just general Anor Londo / O&S fuckery, has over-levelled me a bit, but found it surprisingly okay? As soon as I got the very large ember I pushed my Demon’s Greataxe to +15 and that’s helping a lot too, everything except the Mass of Souls was going down in 1 hit.
Really enjoyed the area, pretty creepy. That one house with all the ghosts and the banshee in it was intense, and seeing that the floor of the area after it was drained was just bodies was a neat/horrifying touch. Landing in the Abyss and that general area was great, the Four Kings fight felt extremely trippy and epic in the way you had no points of reference, and loved the boss design itself. Only took me a couple of tries, which surprised me after everything I’d heard up to that point about the boss.
On to the Duke’s Archives!