JoeTheDestroyer

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I write about video games and horror-related items. Also, I wear a hat.


Gaming Progress + RPG Clearing: 8/30/15
August 30, 2015

DARK SOULS (PS3)


I reached a point where I realized I only had a few things left to do, and I should do them and move on to the next project.

Priority number one was upgrading the Estus Flask as much as I could. I discovered that there were two generic Firekeeper Souls that I missed, one in Duke's Archive and the other in New Londo Ruins. I nabbed both and beefed up the flask. I also recalled killing Gwyndolin, which makes the Firekeeper of Anor Londo hostile. I returned there and she attacked, but I subdued her and took her soul, bumping my flask to a +5. From there, it was boss hunting time.

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Dark Souls progress: 8/27/15
August 28, 2015

There were lots of deaths the last two nights, both from me and from the bosses...



VERSUS KNIGHT ARTORIAS



Exploration bore enough fruits and I'd had more of Royal Wood's axeholes than I can stand. I decided it was time to advance to the boss of the Royal Wood and put a stop to his bossiness. So I made my way across a few bridges, activated a shortcut, and pushed right through the fog.

...and got killed several times.

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Dark Souls progress 8/24/15
August 25, 2015

A smidgeon of an update on my progress. I've only beaten two bosses since the last Dark Souls blog.

Last time, I had defeated the Centipede Demon and moved on to Lost Izalith, where I was constantly running afoul of Bounding Demons, mostly because the brightness put off by the lava down there rendered it difficult to see where the path lay. After snooping around a bit, I found some walkways and towers that eventually lead to a huge structure that obviously served as the ominous conclusion to this chain of regions (where the major boss Bed of Chaos calls home). I even managed to find an illusory wall and uncover another bonfire, which cut the trip about in half. From there, I made my way to the ruined fortress where the Bed awaits.

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Dark Souls progress: 8/16/15 part 2
August 16, 2015

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VERSUS CEASELESS DISCHARGE


Okay, I avoided the bearded clam reference, but I will say:

"Ceaseless Discharge, huh? Sounds like a personal problem."

As you can tell, I decided to make my way back to Quelaag's Domain and investigate the Demon Ruins. I found the gold banded armor set and roused the aforementioned boss to wake. We fought, I died. I tried again, I died. I tried again, I died. I tried again, I- there's gotta be some better way to go about this!

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Dark Souls progress: 8/16/15 part 1
August 16, 2015

Having completed and published my review of the terribad Godzilla, I picked Dark Souls back up and continued my frustrating quest.

I searched Tomb of the Giants a bit, died, and tried to retrieve my 20K+ souls. Unfortunately, I failed to recover them and thus made my way back to the Anor Londo. Not only do I need the Lordvessel to advance any further in the Tomb, but I also desired the ability to warp. That, of course, meant taking on a boss duo that would prove to be my most irritating Souls experience yet...

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Recent horror viewings: 8/9/15
August 09, 2015




Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994)
In the tradition of dozens of other "final" horror films is the fifth Puppet Master installment.

...the fifth of, like, ten movies. So, yeah, this was nowhere near the "final."

This one picks up where 4 left off, with the new goodie two-shoes master being accused of murdering the victims of the previous film. Also, the puppets have been confiscated as evidence against him. Also also, the Egyptian demon lord from the previous film wants revenge and intends to exact it by engaging the puppets personally.

...as a puppet-sized monster. :

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5 (Unfortunately) Scrapped Godzilla Projects
August 09, 2015

Filmmaking, from what I've read, is a strange process. People in suits pitch ideas that they think people who maybe don't wear suits will pay money to watch. This leads to lots of writing, folks doing things in front of cameras, computer work, and then a theatrical release. Myriad pictures, though, don't make it past the "man pitching an idea" phase and end up either a memory in the mind of some screenwriter or a rejected script treatment with accompanying concept artwork.

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