The journey has concluded. Where to from here?Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #12: Finale
I made a terrible mistake.Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #9: Whoops.
It’s hard to put my thoughts into words. This painted world looks gorgeous, but it feels very… dead. I’ll almost certainly run into enemies here, but it has a sort of quiet beauty to it right now. Ignoring the corpses stuck on sticks, of course. Somehow, it feels equally safe and dangerous. It’s like the calm before the storm…Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #7: Castlevania, Portrait of Ruin
I decided to return to Sen’s Fortress before returning to Anor Londo once more, having remembered that there were still bodies to loot, and demons I had not yet slain. What awaited me was pain…Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #6: Lost
The journey continues onward. No more preparations and catching up with familiar faces. It’s time to face the worst foe of all. The time restraints of game development.Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #5: Rolling Rock
The Demon Ruins has the extremely strong aura of a game development nightmare. In order to prepare for whatever troubles I may end up facing, I turn in the opposite direction – not out of cowardice, but caution. I need to prepare in case the game throws a curveball…Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #4: Caution
The journey continues. I escape the tree, and return to the swamp. Instantly, I am reminded of my dwindling resources. It’s time to think fast. Think clever. Improvise and struggle to the bitter end. The game has never been completely unfair… so far.Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #3: What
Tonight’s journey will be short, but nonetheless, there shall be progress. With any luck, I’ll even finally make it out of Blighttown. However, I have found myself in a place I didn’t expect would exist, and though I felt confident in the amount of moss I brought with me, I feel that I may be running slow on supplies. My arrows are limited, and my firebombs are gone. I had better get a move on, before I…Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #2: Ash Lake
I suppose it’s time I start using this site again. I truly apologise to all three or less people who cared about the FFVIII vs RWBY articles I was writing, but those aren’t happening anymore – at least not in the format I originally intended. Maybe someday I’ll try writing about the topic again. But for now, Dark Souls. This one is mostly for you, Utsu, and the Prism chat.
So, if you were unaware, I started playing Dark Souls for the first time, and I felt that it would be an awkward game for me to record or stream comfortably because of how I like to keep blind runs a personal thing. Depending on the game, I like to spend time just fooling around more than I should to get my head around how it’s designed. I don’t think that would be very fun to watch at times without me constantly referring to a guide.
And yet, I don’t want to keep my friends out of the loop. The more I kept playing, the more I realised there was still a fun way to essentially ‘live blog’ the game, so I started spontaneously writing entries into a Notepad file as I went along. Ideally, I would have been doing this from the start, but better late than never, and now everyone can see my thoughts… for better or worse. From here on is a copy paste of today’s update.Continue reading A Dark Souls Journal #1: Blighttown