Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker

The Kiln Of The First Flame is relit

Ninety three hours, four minutes, and fifty seconds later, having achieved level 84 and maxed out a few upgrades, with the aid of the Knight Solaire*, I completed Dark Souls.

Least favourite bit: A tie between fighting Ormstein & Smough, and the bits in the Tomb of the Giants which are pitch black until you find a light/light spell/lit helmet.

Favourite bit: Pretty much all of it.

But particularly the vast, sprawling world it's set in, where (nearly) everything links together. You can get a taste of that from the map viewer someone hacked together:

Oh, and the huge amount of variation - so many different adversaries, each of which behaved in different ways, and needed different tactics to defeat. And I've only played one of the "builds" of the game - Dex-heavy, concentrating on light thrusting weapons. Playing through again with a spell-caster, or a cleric, or even a high-strength club wielder is almost tempting.

Really glad I played it. I think I need a break to do something a little less intense for a while...

*And multiple walkthroughs and FAQs

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