Dark Souls Diary Entry 5
Daily Deaths: 3
Total Deaths: 25
Bosses Beaten: 2 Mini-bosses (Steel Boar and Black Knight)
Current Level: 19
Sweet Loot: Drake Sword
Okay, so last night I crushed it. Two plus hours of gaming a meager three deaths, two mini-bosses downed, and the Drake Sword acquired.
I even managed to level up my strength to 16 at the end of my play session allowing me to wield the Drake Sword one handed.
If you haven’t gotten it yet you NEED (note the all caps) to get this sword, additionally if you’re in the early stages of the game I’d suggest leveling your Strength to 16 so you can make use of the sword one handed. There are plenty of resources online describe how to get the Drake Sword long story short… after you make the Taurus Demon into ground chuck, you’ll find a long bridge that’s guarded by a Red Dragon. Stay to the very left of the bridge and creep toward the dragon. He’ll blow fire killing all the skeletons on the bridge and possibly injuring you (make sure you’re at full health). Keep pushing forward on the left side of the bridge and watch the right side of the bridge for a set of stairs going down, when you think you’re close enough make a run for it. You’ll be able to kick a ladder down to your previous bonfire in the Undead Berg where you can heal up. As you move under the bridge you’ll notice the dragon’s tail flipping about on the right side of the bridge. Shoot it with what seemed like 50 arrows–eventually the end of his tail will fall off and you’ll automatically be given the Drake Sword. With an attack power of 200 it’s easily the strongest weapon I’ve come across.
I tried to summon a few spirits into my game but each time the summoning failed, which was really unfortunate. The co-op for Demon’s Soul was incredibly fun–hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to pull a few friendlies into my game.
On a happier multiplayer note, I’ve yet to be invaded. My brother wasn’t so lucky, he just started out (as a ranger) and was invaded almost immediately. As usual the villain would wait until he engaged enemies then dash in to attack. His struggle with the Black Phantom seemed to go on quite a while and I had yet to hear how he fared against him. I’m going to keep my current character out of the Book of the Guilty, but I will make a Wanderer for just that purpose muwhahahaha.
As to the comic–I loved Demon’s Souls so a Dark Souls comic was sort of obvious.
I didn’t want to go with the standard meme and joke about the gaming being hard. To be honest, I think that too many gamers have been coddled too long by publishers. That’s not to say publishers need to make unfair games, but making a game where there’s a sense of peril and dread is a good thing.
It’s also a hard thing–FROM is awesome and the game’s sense of what it wants to achieve and the experience it wants to give gamers is so focused that (my apologies to Roger Ebert) it’s Art.
Thanks FROM you’ve got genuine fans here at Unicorn Soup!