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Random Gaming Progress of October
October 27, 2015

I think I can keep this one pretty short and sweet.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4)- As I mentioned before, I polished this one off. I've considered rebooting my file and taking on the two bosses I missed, but I probably won't get around to that any time soon. Getting to the two tigers in the third DLC quest line is irritating, especially since it took me nearly 30 minutes to navigate that stupid tundra just to die within moments starting the fight with those damn cats.

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Recent horror viewings: 10/25/15
October 26, 2015

Six more movies to gab about, but this time I'm going to suggest some extra films for "double header" horror/B-movie nights. I miss doing those...

RINGU 2 (1999)
Following the events in Ringu, Takayama's assistant searches for clues regarding his sudden and mysterious death, discovers that his son and wife have gone into hiding, and that his son has begun a series of sinister changes. Obviously, Sadako's curse hasn't yet been resolved...

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If there's one thing--ONE THING--in the horror genre that has to go...
October 23, 2015

It's frickin' CG deer.

This is not a plague, per se. At least not yet... However, I have yet to see a horror movie make good use deer in any way, shape, or form*. I understand that using live deer would be tricky and animatronics are too expensive, but good lord do CG deer just look awful. Like, "you really couldn't have just written this scene out of the movie?" awful. They always movie in a jerky, cartoony sort of manner that absolutely kills tension.

Two flicks that come to mind: I Am Legend and The Ring 2. Both films use CG deer, both deer scenes are cringeworthy (less so in the case of the former), and both movies would have been better off without them.

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Recent horror viewings: 10/19/15
October 19, 2015

A group of people travel to the mansion of an archaeologist after receiving his invitation, only to discover that the old man has gone missing and that flesh-eating, skeletal zombies are creeping out of a nearby catacomb.

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Recent horror viewings: First October post of 2015
October 09, 2015

It's October. I like horror movies. I think you see where I'm going with this...

ZOMBI 2 (1979)
Tisa Farrow (Mia's sister) searches the Caribbean for her father with the help of Ian McCulloch and a couple of guides. What they discover is an alcoholic scientist creating zombies with voodoo in the name of scientific research. Meanwhile, Olga Karlatos gets a wooden splinter in her eye and a zombie fights a tiger shark.

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I disappeared from HG briefly so I could pound my way through Dark Souls II
October 08, 2015

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).

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Dark Souls II Progress: 9/21/15
September 21, 2015

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.

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