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I'll be doing a more in-depth blog post than this, but yeah... I beat Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. So, what did I think?
-I ultimately enjoyed it, but it's a step back from the previous game.
-The DLC quests were almost not worthwhile. The first one was good, but the best boss fight it offers was basically a retread of Black Dragon Kalameet, except he can inflict you with toxic (Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon).
-The hidden boss in the Sunken King DLC was a three-on-one bout against two melee warriors (a heavy and a light) and a ranged character. Apparently this is meant to be a co-op challenge, but the fight is horribly unimaginative and lazy. They even recycled non-boss character models from the previous game (the heavy looks exactly like Hovel the Rock).
Another Great Soul embraced!
After killing some non-essential bosses and taking out one of the first four major villains, I've decided it's time to acquire one more Great Soul. So I padded back to Harvest Valley and did lots of running and healing to make up for the fact that I kept getting poisoned. No biggie there. One thing I liked about the area as the abundance of breakable walls that led to sweet goodies. Unfortunately, I needed to lead some sickle-wielding freaks to the walls in order to smash them, but it wasn't too terrible.
for a long term avatar.
As you may have noticed, I change avatars about seasonally. I've decided to choose one that will last a long time. I recently adopted the Godzilla/Sailor Moon mashup as a placeholder until I settle on a longer lasting image.
After some consideration, it came down to three avatars: Randall Flagg, Mad Hatter, and Firebrand. It was a difficult choice because they're all pretty awesome villains (or antihero, in Firebrand's case). The winner, which I've selected, shall appear shortly after I publish this blog.
Commitment-free review project
Occasionally, I find myself without anything to review. When this occurs, I look to old school titles I wish to revisit and review those. I decided, since canceling the Halloween reviews this year, that I would like to undertake a pretty big project without any commitment. If I finish it, awesome. If I don't (and I most likely won't), no sweat. I would, however, like to see how far I can get. So, for both of the websites that host my reviews, I thought I'd do a review for each letter of the alphabet for six different platforms/categories. Total, that would be 324 reviews. Yeah, like I said, it's not likely to be completed and I'm okay with that. Here's what I've finished so far.
Atari 2600 Edition:
Ornstein & Smough Minus Smough
Have you ever experienced that odd transitional stage in a game with flexible linearity? You know, where wander around and search a few areas before making any major headway? That sums up my last week or so with Dark Souls II. I beefed up, sharpened my Uchigatana, and pretty much plowed through anything that didn't look friendly.
Respawn limits, a fake forest, and a flooding boss room.
I'm amazed I didn't write this sooner. I've put a fair amount of work into Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, mostly after coming home from work. It's pretty much the only time, save for a few sessions here and there on days off, that I'm able to sit down and play these days.
Stupid Kemco and their stupid mobile apps begging for my stupid money...
Yeah, I'm still playing and mostly enjoying Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, but I do occasionally need a break from that...