As I play through Dark Souls Remastered I can’t help but understand the nostalgia some Souls enthusiasts have had for the first of the Dark Souls trifecta.
As someone that started his FROM Software gaming with Bloodborne and then moved to DS3 and now DS Remastered I must say I am not a purist in terms of playing any of these games with honor when facing the AI. I have been killed by more swords through walls, stairs, and other hit box shenanigans that only SoulsBorne fans can really appreciate.
Last night I faced off against the Capra Demon for the sixth time. Whether I got killed by the dogs or the first epic sword swing, etc… I ran out of patience when it came to dodging swings from this a-hole only to get hit through a wall or a pillar.
Finally, I decided it was time to come through that mist wall ready with a fire bomb for the puppies. After getting rushed and nearly pummeled to death I climbed the stairs and took out one of the evil doggos. Then I jumped down from the ledge with my fire bomb equipped for the other evil pup… Boom! – one quick victory. Now, for the dual bladed horned jerk – two can play at this cheesy game. I climbed the stairs and then took the wall ledge as far as I could and with my target locked I drop attacked (held my R1 Attack button as I fell on top of the demon). Bam! A chunk of health came off.
Here we go!
Eventually it turned into a merry-go-round of sorts as I baited the baddy up the stairs and off the ledge. I would race up and take advantage of when the beast was once again below my original attack place. The demon still found a way to get me a couple of times. Finally, I managed to get it to a point where one more attack would finish the fight. I jumped off the ledge and waited for the follow-up.
The beast jumped down… and died on impact.
As much as I felt cheated in terms of striking down the beast I felt more joy in knowing that this game has (and continues to) dulled out more punishment than I have given to it and finally getting a small victory in the same way it finds ways to beat me – it was awesome.
Some of the purists will say I cheesed the game and I need to ‘git gud’ (Get Good). I disagree… I will continue to git evin (Get Even).
Get out there and fight, demon slayer!