My girlfriend Sandra is a game addict and I have to say; it really is pretty f–ing awesome.? She has been Personal computer gaming for her overall life.? While this does indeed rate her highly in hardcoreness, it also ensures that she is completely junk at console games-for today.

Anyway; we play things together. So I considered I would write about that from time to time. Today’s musings tend to be about:

Dark Souls Two: Scholar of the Very first Sin

I am a huge fan of the Souls game titles. The first Dark Individuals is among my all-time faves. I won’t tell you the rest on the list because I do not want you all to judge me personally. Anyway, for whatever reason, My spouse and i hadn’t a chance to enjoy much of Dark Spirits II until recently (I had created played about Ten hours previously from the?Xbox 360 version).? And so i decided that I desired to play it with Sandra.? Because, you know; I like to reveal things that I enjoy (or even force them in people).

So we trunk up the PS4, throw in this disk and get cozy on the couch.? The overall game starts up and I give the controller to help Sandra.? She looks at me personally quizzically “what?? I’m not playing this” your woman blurts.? I ignore your ex and sit back, smirking.

You notice, my plan was that she would make an effort to play the game, crash utterly, and then very impressed and appreciative of the awesomeness once I took control of and used my previous experience to control.? Because you know, the baby birds? probably dig that. Anyway, what I we had not expected was for her to own it.

After creating a character (she produced chunky woman that will hit stuff good) and moving over the tutorial (which is quite a hardship on a newcomer) flawlessly; the lady moves on to the nexus point of DS2, Majula.? After talking to several NPCs and finding a few stuff, she heads down the “wrong” way.? At this stage I am smugly giving her little to no instruction in terms of direction.? Because I am just cool like that.

So the woman plods down these threatening looking stairs as well as wades through a scummy waterway, eventually walking through an posture and out in the picturesque Heide’s Tower associated with Flame.? Now Personally i think like I should explain to you a little about this set up case you haven’t already been through it.?? Heide’s Tower of Fire is a beautiful creation of towers which pushes out in to a violent crashing seashore. It’s pretty spectacular. It is also the home of a number of giant dudes with massive clubs, swords and many types of kinds of evil junk.? Oh, and a dragon.? A huge, dragon that will breathes fire ‘n’ stuff.? So yeah, rather fun place.


Oh appear, a dragon. Yaaaaaaaay.

With this specific in mind, you may keep in mind earlier that I claimed she was heading the ‘wrong’ way.? Proceeding the ‘right’ way would’ve involved her continuing to fall a separate set of stairs back in Majula. She would have ended up at the Do of Fallen Titans.? Still challenging, even for an experienced player; this can be the area that most folks head down to start out. The most common enemy of this type is this kind of slim, zombie thing which doesn’t even carry a weapon?half the time. Which route is a good few hours’ worth of harming dozens of enemies as well as a couple bosses.? Put simply, a whole lot of leveling in addition to practicing goes on. ?This all before going down the minute staircase and dealing with these giant knight pricks.

So yeah, skipping that; she sees her first giant knight guy (you know, the initial enemy she has noticed since the tutorial), in addition to armed with nothing but her starter sword as well as her wits, works up and your punches him in the nether places. Okay, she reach him with her sword-in the actual knee-and it was more of a sidle than a run; although “she sidled up and sliced up him in the knee” doesn’t sound as good, should it? No.

Then the giant dark night guy swings rear with his giant soldier sword.? As I observed certain death come down upon Sandra’s character, I had time to contemplate. Time and energy to feel regret.? My spouse and i regretted that I hadn’t presented her a hint for the easier route.? A determination that could have ramifications for her future pleasure of the game.? My spouse and i could have eased your ex in.? I could have made the learning curb large, instead of vertical. On the other hand didn’t. ?Now the lady was about to expire in an entirely impossible manner, learning nothing at all. ?Many before the woman have left the Spirits series for less.


A Giant Knight Guy and his Giant Knight Hammer Thing of Fuckedness.

Then the girl dives to the side. The glorious flash involving robust thigh plus the giant blade flashes past her, lost. As the buxom avatar reaches her feet as well as dodges behind the giant knight dude, I take a look at Sandra in amazement. She’s focused; eyes filter, brow furrowed, intent. I actually look back at the screen.? A few more blows and yet another dodge roll moves.? A tiny chunk of well being is taken from the enormous knight dude. Sandra is untouched.? At this point, me is pumping.? Darkish Souls can do that to you, it’s one of the few games that can. I am just beginning to believe that my girlfriend has either lied to me right away and is secretly the Dark Souls earth champion or a number of shit; or she is the Dark People messiah, rising to consider her rightful place among the gods.

That’s the point when the woman rolls of the fringe of a cliff.? Like a total noob. Below, the PS4 took the screenshot:


What a noob

Suddenly, every one of the feeling from before come rushing returning to me.? The rue, worry, etc; the item fills my mind as I turn to look at her.?? I expect to see the actual despair and stress that will spell get rid of our collaborative Dark Souls-ing. Means that there. Disgust, disappointment, anger, humiliation; every thing I feared and more. As I cringed, she sharply looked back for the screen in rage and says “I can beat that bastard”. Then she did.? The idea did take ages; even after I informed her that she could go back to him later, the lady kept at it. Eventually, she did it. The girl beat the giant soldier guy.

That’s when I understood she would be hooked on it. Even though there was an additional giant knight person up the next list of stairs, and another from then on, then another 4 to 5 after that, and a monster; she didn’t health care. She had gotten “gud.” She’d beaten that massive knight dude she initially couldn’t conquer and it was awesome.

After her victory, we gone the “right” way.? At this point many more hours with, I think Dark Spirits II may be becoming one of her preferred games too.? Great.

Oh and after that; she became impressed with my personal skills anyway.? Yes, that’s right: chicks?do search Dark Souls skills. Try saying that ten times fast.