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>Don't get angry, keep your cool and be aware of your surroundings.
Yeah you're not kidding. I find I'm slowly walking around with my shield raised only to get shot in the arse with an arrow. This game seems simple in practice, but extremely punishing if you fuck up.
>A lot of people say Dark Souls games are hard and difficult, they're not. They are however very unforgiving...
>Lock on is your best friend and your worst enemy.
Yeah It has thrown me off the edge a few times and flicked the camera around between enemies. I've been selectively using it. I feel like It's a bad idea to leave it on all the time unless I'm targeting one enemy.
Ninja gaiden and DMC series (perhaps excluding 2 and 4) are superb games mate, I like your taste.
>Combat is slow and weighty, and every action uses stamina so it's all about smart and efficient use of attacks.
Agree with this, not sure how I feel about it. It works okay, but I enjoy playing a fast paced game that exhausts my hands somewhat. Perhaps just need to get used to something new. Tend to be hostile to change.
>I'd say they're the most important for new players
>You're not going to to like this, but I'd suggest you stop playing it on 360 and start fresh on PC
It's been alright, few framerate drops but I try not to let that sort of thing bother me unless It's really bad or frequent. Honestly, the graphics aren't half as bad as expected. Pleasantly surprised.
All in all, things have been pretty entertaining so far. Five hours in currently. Took out the Taurus Demon, fuck me that was a lot of deaths before figuring out I needed to plunge attack him. Completely forgot about that attack, then did it by accident hiding on the tower. Thought I was the shit until a dragon roasted me immediately afterwards. The relief when he didn't respawn.
Upon a death from that boss, rushing back and ignoring enemies on the way didn't work, I'd just die trying to run back to him. This game really makes you take your time, repeating content to get back to where you were. Makes you better at taking out things but can get a bit frustrating and repetitive.
I jumped back on earlier, made it to the bonfire near a blacksmith. I couldn't figure out how to kill the armoured pig so I took everything else out and ignored him. Is it a good idea to ignore enemies if I can?
NPC mentioned a high and low bell, so I'm going to find the high one. I keep hearing it ring.
Oh and by following a note written by some guy I shot arrows at this dragon's tail for about 10 minutes until it gave me a sword. "Drake Sword". Is this worth playing with? I don't have the strength to use it yet and am enjoying using this longsword I bought. Feels somewhat satisfying using a traditional weapon for some reason.
I've upgraded it to +1. Can I keep on doing this until end game or should I make a switch? I have a tendency to get attached to shit in games and refuse change.
Appreciate the help gents. It doesn't feel like cheating when I'm given tips from people. I think that's how the game was designed considering the whole leaving a note thing.