Bill Abner on
March 11, 2014 with
Thank God. I am reborn.
About Bill Abner:
Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.
After listening to the old podcasts while at work, I decided to finally give the first one a go about a week ago (I’ve owned the game for about two years, and never got around to it). I have intense anxiety when doing something I don’t think I’m very good at, so it took me awhile to sit down, accept the fact that dying isn’t the end of the world, and just play.
I’m part way through the Undead Berg and have not really hit much of an issue yet. There was a time when I had a scimitar equipped and was going towards a bunch of skeletons in a graveyard that proved difficult, but ever since I found the Undead Berg and equipped a morning star, I’ve been able to dodge/bludgeon my way through fairly easily.
I’m not looking forward to hitting the inevitable difficulty wall though. I know it’s coming. Kind of makes it difficult to play, but hopefully I can get past it. I feel like this will be good for me to get over this anxiety I have with most new games. If I can be ok with being bad, a whole new world will open up.
Can’t wait to see what you write or talk about on the podcast about this one. Listening to you talk about the first on the podcast are some of my favorite episodes.
Oh you’ll get there, don’t worry. Just remember to take it slow when exploring a new area, and try to use the environment to your advantage during the boss fights. Dark Souls rewards patience and exploration. It’s an unforgiving game, but I don’t think it’s as difficult as people make it out to be.
Oh also, Yahtzee over on The Escapist did a nice write up for beginners in Dark Souls that’s pretty spot on. I particularly like the last point.
There goes Bill’s week.
I think you mean, “Praise the Sun.”
Curse you all while I wait for the PC version. This is going to be the longest six weeks ever.
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