A Dark Souls Journal #7: Castlevania, Portrait of Ruin

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…

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A Dark Souls Journal #3: What

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.

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A Dark Souls Journal #2: Ash Lake

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…

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A Dark Souls Journal #1: Blighttown

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.

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