Dark Souls : COMPLETED!!!!

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It took me 50 hours of exploring, farming, fighting, dying, dying and dying but I have finally completed Dark Souls.  I figured out how to beat the Bed of Chaos and then decided to warp around killing things for PS3 trophies.  Griggs of Vinheim was first, I needed the Hush spell to complete the “Wisdom of a Sage” Trophy.  He was pretty harmless.

Next a quick warp to Anor Londo to fight Gwyndolin, the effeminate son of Lord Gwyn.  Another very easy fight and he was sent packing.

Lastly a warp back to Firelink where I fed the final lord souls to the vessel and walked into the Kiln of the First Flame.  Having never seen this, I wasn’t sure how hard it would be.  Not terribly, my crystal soul masses easily took down the knights and Gwyn was waiting for me.

A few Crystal Homing Soul Masses and some Crystal Soul Spears and Gwyn was finally dead leaving the final bonfire for me to light.  I chose to light it, earning the Link the Fire ending to the game.

I began NG+ and killed the Asylum Demon in two shots with Crystal Soul Spears.  I truly doubt I’ll be going through it again.  Time to move on to one of the other 24 games I’m waiting to play.

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Dark Souls : Lost Izalith Fun, Almost Done!

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I have made my way into one of the final areas of the game that I need to complete, Lost Izalith.  I know I’m working towards facing the Bed of Chaos, but along the way there are a few more bosses that I had to take down, so I slayed both the Firesage Demon and the Centipede Demon, both fiery foes whom died pretty simply to my magnificent spells.

I seem to have screwed up the salvation of my good friend Solaire, though I doubt he’ll remain my friend much longer and this bothers me, he’s an NPC I really like having on my side, he’s joined me on some huge fights with the Bell Gargoyles, the Gaping Dragon and Smough/Ornstein.  Now he seems to have gone a bit mad in his obsession for the sun.

I have found the Bed of Chaos and it has killed me a number of times, I’ll continue to play today as I really want to beat it and finish this game.

RIP Firesage and Centipede.

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Dark Souls : Boss Killing Rampage!

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Hey gang, this is a really quick update because I’m tired and dont feel like typing, but I hunkered down and went on a boss killing spree.  My sorcerer is now SL 91 and pretty darn powerful.  With an INT of 45, the crown of dusk, the bellowing dragon crest ring and Logan’s Catalyst my spells seem to hit like a Mack truck.

I made my way through New Londo and visited the 4 Kings.  They stood no chance.  Without being hit on my first try they fell very easily.  Quickly picked up the trophy for their death.  I warped back to Undead Parish and took out an old nemesis, the Hellkite Dragon with a few soul spears and then made my way to the Demon Ruins.  There I met the Ceaseless Discharge and there he fell.  Now I’m making my way into Lost Izalith to wind down the rest of the game.

It’s been a blast so far as I creep close to the 50 hour mark.

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Dark Souls : The Duke’s Archives/Crystal Cave

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So I finally found the Crystal Caves and they suck.  Seriously, annoying to a fault.  The invisible platforms drive you mad.  Not the ones that go straight, those are easy enough, but the ones that turn left on you can be very frustrating.  I must have died 25 times trying to get across to an item and fell and fell and fell.

I finally got the Blue Titanite Slab, which led me to upgrading my enchanted weapon to a +5.  Hello trophy: Enchanted Weapon

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After the upgrade, I made my way to Seath the Scaless, through his annoying army of clams (?), yes…clams.  They have legs and are ugly.

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Once past these, there’s a cutscene and the battle with Seath follows.  I’ve been trying to cut off his tail to obtain the weapon, but I’ve had no luck in the ten or so times I’ve attempted which is why this update is short….I will continue to try my hand at obtaining the sword and then killing him.  Ugh….

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Dark Souls : The Duke’s Archives

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The Duke’s Archives seemed rather welcoming, with crystal skeletons shooting me with arrows, large blue crystal golems attacking me and soul spear shooting channelers in each corridor.  Fantastic.

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After a couple of elevator rides and some easy fighting I got to the room with Seath the Scaleless.  Apparently, the first encounter with him is impossible and you must die to progress.  I obliged and found myself in the library prison.  Now there’s lizard guards, crystal skeles and weird octopus dudes, all of whom are easy to handle and give tons of souls.  The octo guards also drop humanity at a pretty good rate, so I’ve been bonfire farming them.

I found Big Hat Logan stuck here, but I cannot help him yet.  I’m making my way through the library avoiding the channelers that keep shooting at me from the various levels.

I’m going to keep fighting my way through as I want to take out Seath the Scaleless and acquire his soul and dragon tail weapon.  I’ll update as soon as I can.

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Dark Souls : Anor Londo

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I chose to push through Anor Londo blindly as I really wanted to see the new area of my game without any prejudice.  It’s a gorgeous landscape.  Serenity and beauty flow through the marble city with the ever setting sun, but peace and love are far from the greeting I received here.

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Wrought with giant iron guards, silver knights at every corner, deadly assassin priests and annoying anorexic, white gargoyles Anor Londo proved challenging simply because I was unfamiliar with it’s layout.  The Knight Archer bottleneck proved awfully frustrating as I cost myself a soul stain with 120,000 souls and could barely get over it.  I am forced to farm the Knights at the entrance over and over for 9k per pass to make up for it.

Inside the church, I found my way to the bosses of the stage, Smough and Ornstein and thoroughly had my ass handed to me over and over before I figured them out.  The great part of this game is it’s difficulty is completely relative.  The bosses are impossible, until you figure them out.  At that point you can defeat them over and over.  Eventually Executioner Smough and Dragonslayer Ornstein were dead and I’d moved on.

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Passing them and moving up the elevator, I was able to acquire the Lordvessel from Gwyndolin (whom is very sexy) and link the bonfires.  I went back to Firelink where Frampt took me to the altar where the Lordvessel is placed.  Now the major boss areas are open, and I’m puzzled as to where to go.

I did receive the trophy “Acquire the Lordvessel” so that was fun.

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Dark Souls : Pushing through Sen’s Fortress

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I tried and died, tried and died, tried and died.  I was really about to pull my disc out of the PS3 and snap it in half.  In my first real bout of frustration, I traversed Sen’s Fortress and kept dying, sometimes because the traps were unexpected and sometimes because I was dumb and frustrated, but this game requires the ultimate level of perserverance and I took a deep breath and decided to just keep going.  Once I got to the top of the fortress I used the walls as cover and found my way to the fog door leading to the boss.  I was tempted to go all the way back to the bonfire so that I could reverse my hollowing and summon help, but I said screw it and walked into the fog.

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The Iron Golem made his way towards me, and I locked on him as soon as he was in range.  I used the only remaining Great Heavy Soul Arrows that I had and took him down to 30 percent before he even got near me.  After switching to standard Soul Arrows I knocked off his remaining health and earned my 40,000 souls.

Once he was down, a group of Gargoyles scooped me up and took me to Anor Londo.  When I regained control I had earned the trophy for reaching Anor Londo.

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Now I have a whole new area to explore.  I have been walking around, killing what I can and have gotten to an area with two immensely nasty archers whom killed me, leaving a soul spot with 75,000 souls.  Ugh!!  I did get back there and now I have 90,000 souls on me.  I would spend them to level up, but I want to purchase spells from Big Hat Logan, and I need to hang on to them, which makes me very nervous.  Any wrong turn could cost me HUGE.

I’ll try to make it to the end of Anor Londo today, and I’ll update thereafter.

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