Wasn’t impressed when he turned up again 20 minutes later, with a mate. Did this one 2nd go though, feels a bit better.
Started Dark Souls 1 from scratch as a Carim wanderer called Filchie DeBlubbins to get reacquainted with the controls before I start Elden Ring. Think I might just replay all over again to see how far my mad skillz have come. I got to the blacksmith in an hour and a half and it took much longer the first time around.
(Got fifteen hours into Sekiro and got stuck on some tiny area in the Ashina Outskirts for ages. Whole new level of HARD. I’ll come back to it at some point but holy fuck.)
Swamp of Sorrow = Bluto of Sorrow. Absolute sludgefest.
Finish Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty tonight. Loved the combat on this game, the parry and follow up mechanic felt really great, especially when swinging a giant axe. The world design also felt a lot less repetitive than in the Nioh games even though you did revisit some of the maps a few times.
There were some really cool boss battles but the game did feel a little easier than the Nioh games (I don’t know if that was just the case in general or whether I just gelled more with the parry mechanic in this than the 2 or 3 main mechanics in the Nioh games you had to get competent at).
I still ended up with too much loot and got frustrated with having to repeatedly sell stuff in order to clear room to pick up more items/armour/weapons and I don’t think I used 95% of the things I picked up.
This is the way I play most games to be honest.
Owl father is a bastard
demons is ridiculous. i’ve spent nights on the run up to old hero, screaming at myself. then when i reach the boss the anxiety of dying and going through that run up again was absolutely incredible. boss himself easy as pie.
i think the controller would’ve gone through the tv if i let him beat me.
That is such a punishing run up to that boss.
Got stuck on Corrupted Monk in Sekiro so went and finished off my 2nd Elden Ring playthrough. Just went back to Sekiro and beat them on my third attempt, using a revised method of constantly legging it and swiping a couple of hits in at the end of their combos until all their health was gone. Not quite as exciting as parrying all their attacks etc., but it got the job done!
Ok. So I started a new Dark Souls run with a character I have never used before. This one has Fireball as the top option above Estus flask in the menu. I am only at the 2nd main game bonfire. I have an axe but how do I get that Fireball active?
Equip pyromancy flame as a weapon. You will also need to upgrade it throughout the game,
I have pulled out of the game for now but will do that. I couldn’t do anything with it at a bonfire as yet or get it working in any capacity.
equip pyro glove as weapon (preferably left hand) then at the bonfire choose “attune spell”. press L1 to use fireball
Nuts in Sekiro how you can go from feeling like you’ll never beat a boss and be on the verge of giving up, to feeling it’s relatively simple. Just beat True Corrupted Monk after having a terrible time with them in the week. First two phases became pretty automatic by the end. The Ichimonji Double combat art was v. useful. Forget to use those things a lot of the time.