So I have heard tales from faraway lands that people really like to recap what they have been playing on the cblogs, so I wanted to join in on this tradition, perhaps temporarily, and recount the games that I have been playing these days, and the games that I may continue to play:
I wish I knew how to quit you, Dark Souls. I have slowed down to get the above games in my busy, busy schedule, but I started up a Vega (claw, for you international readers) character. As a challenge outside of just “use the claw weapon” I have decided to play the game hudless. This is actually pretty cool as there is a lot of detail that I never noticed before when my HUD was sitting on top of it. It also takes out the ‘choke’ factor from the bosses because I never know if I am really close to finishing them off or still have half the lifebar to go. Spoilers: Its half the lifebar. The claw sucks. I have been using strong magic weapon with the Oolacile catalyst to buff the damage against bosses, but I have made it to Simon and Garfunkel and just haven’t had the energy to get past them yet. Like the Dragon Bone Fist, the claw has a laughable range, so it can be hard to hit boss characters in their boss genitals. It also has a unique after roll attack in the form of you roll forward and do a lunge stab, which is really Vega like, but often times it is a liability instead of a hilarious luxury. Notably against Rogers and Hammerstein where you are frequently rolling to avoid their attacks. Maybe someday I will win against them, but for now a break to other games has been nice.
Finally, I put together a little video for you all to possibly enjoy, featuring all the games mentioned above: