With the streak of a tear, Like morning dew
GiantSword Mufasa said:Omg I was reading this in my office at work and when I saw that pic and read that I laughed so loud half my office stopped and looked at me like I was a crazy person! Well played!
Tabris said:Out of curiosity, did you end up fighting Kalameet in the Artorias of the Abyss expansion? Out of all I played in Demon's Souls and Dark Souls 1 so far, he is literally the only boss to piss me off enough to quit before successfully beating him. I hated that bastard so much but it was immensely satisfying beating him.
I did last night in the wee hours of the morning! I had almost forgotten about him ("didn't a dragon give me the side-eye and fly off in Royal Wood?"), he and Priscilla were my last loose ends and I finished her sorry ass off yesterday afternoon. He was pretty gnarly and intimidating too, I managed to get him down past halfway my first try giving it maximum effort, but lost concentration from the mental fatigue of reacting to all his moves for the first time. It took at least a half dozen more tries (and a "break to rest my eyes... ARRRRRGH!" =) from there, including one where I got nailed without even engaging him just trying to retrieve my souls (that was a low point). The fucking psionic grab/lift thing blew my mind when I first saw it, and a few times thereafter honestly, because it was so unlike anything else I'd seen in the game or even the series. Very cool, and it also took me a while to notice the lingering effect it leaves on you as I got one-shotted a couple times because of it. Once I even tried going in there and fighting him with my +5 Darkmoon bow and the grass shield (which is the strategy I used to beat the Santuary Guardian) but it was an immediate failure given his much greater power and range/speed. In the end it was a battle of attrition with the Black Knight Halberd and Stone Greatshield (my favorites) carrying me through. Anyway, it was quite satisfying, not least of which because a proper Ancient Dragon fight was a fitting farewell to DS1, and because he literally took me down to my last little bit of life and made me quite nervous at the end. ^_^;
Tabris said:I still have to beat the last boss of Dark Souls. For some reason I got to him and just stopped caring about the game.
Yeah, I felt that way too because I hated that fight! I still think it's the one that haunts me most; I don't even feel like I really won because I basically just ran around a pillar and R2 poked with my Claymore to victory. If I eventually get there on NG+ maybe I'll have finally learned to parry (I'm not too bad at it in DS3, but never bothered in 1).