So, funny story: I've obviously known of Dark Souls (and Demon Souls) and its greatness for a while, mostly thanks to the RPGFan Podcast aka Rob and have wanted to give it a go. I have had a few opportunities at a friend's place and I know I like it, so it was a matter of waiting to get it, what with Skyrim, Skyward Sword, and ME3 to wade through.
Now a few weeks ago, I was chatting with a friend about games and such and she tells me she has Dark Souls and she effing hates it! It's too damn hard, she can't even get past the first boss, and it just makes her feel terrible (haha). Clearly, that hardcore isn't her jam. I tell her I'm a fan and I'm looking forward to getting it. What does she say? "You can have". I can just take it, she doesn't want it in her sight at all hahaha. So, I lent her Kingdoms of Amalur to heal the wounds and she has given me Dark Souls which I am now happily breaking into.
Such a fun, challenging title that really demands you keep your wits about you. I have moments I feel so badass getting those counters right, but then the next scrap my timing's totally off and I get my ass lain out. The worst. Better go retrieve my souls! NOPE! Laid out. *face palm*
Totally going to enjoy this grind. I'm running with a barbarian who seems pretty solid so far. Really wish I had taken down the Asylum Demon in the first place. I was making good headway, got about halfway, then got sloppy, dangit. Just didn't have the patience after the fifth try.