Finally beat Dark Souls III
Posted: Posted November 13th, 2017 by Jet Presto
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan. It's funny that in terms of total hours, I played Dark Souls III a little bit quicker than I did Dark Souls II and Dark Souls (although since I played these consecutively, it's possible that my skill starting point was higher in DSIII, which potentially made it go faster). But I also definitely got stuck on bosses more frequently. There were no Capra Demons that nearly got me to rage quit and never play it again, but there were plenty of bosses I struggled with for several days, or even weeks. I started playing this, what, in February? March? (To be fair, I did have to spend a couple months packing, moving, and settling into the house.)
I think without question, the Dancer of the Boreal Valley was my favorite fight. I struggled soooooo long with it, and then one day, I picked it up and knocked her out in my second attempt of the day. It was one of those boss fights that I felt like made me a better player. And even though it didn't feel that way at the time, I definitely noticed in the hour or so after that I hadn't died from common enemies, and it's because I had clearly improved my ability to spot attacks and appropriately time my dodges. I still admittedly use my shield, but I had definitely improved my dodging skills.
Plus, I just love her haunting design and her attacks.
So now the question is: do I go back and keep trying to beat the King of the Storm? Do I go back and replay Dark Souls to really notice how the franchise evolved? Do I finally try to commit to Bloodbourne (which I was aaaaaaaawful at?) Maybe go back to try and finish Demon's Souls?
Gonna take a break for a few days to finish a few other things, but I've been playing some form of Souls for, like, two years straight now.
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