As you, hopefully, remember from my last blog, I've got Dark Souls. I'm still playing it and it's really addicting. Anyway, I've decided to blog about it because I've encountered one of the hardest boss I've seen in my life. Picture is very much related.
Dark Souls is no doubt one of the hardest games a gamer can see. Although gameplay is pretty simple, the difficulity lies in the lack of information you get about enemies and locations. The game forces you to learn by trying and eventually dying in most cases. Maybe hard was not the right word though. It's more like, it needs patience. I haven't felt like I was lost in a game for a very long time though.
Now, what's so hard about Ornstein and Smough? Well, first of all you have to face huge enemies to face them and you are very likely to lose some health. Note that you have only 10 potions you can use until you reach a bonfire which serves as a checkpoint. However, that is hardly a reason. Secondly and more importantly, throughout the game you hardly ever face any enemy that uses cooperation. Even if they do cooperate, in most of the cases, you lure enemies one by one. However, Oreos and Soreos cooperate too well and surprisingly, can use combos. Well, technically they are not combos but their movesets just stack too well. You're basically screwed if you have nobody to help you.
One of them has a gigantic hammer which will send you flying if it ever hits you while other can attack from distance with spells or can jump at you with his huge spear.
However, defeating one is not the end. The other one gets the soul of the fallen one and achieves his "super" form. Super Smough (the hammer wielding one, even though you can't see it in the pic too well :P ) is fairly easier but get this: You gain the armor of the one you defeat last. And now look at this:
Do you see that badass look? Ornstein's armor looks amazing, has decent stats and it's not so heavy. Also, you get the soul of the one you defeated last. So, I battled them a dozen of times to figure out how to come out with a strategy but it's worth it. Finally got his armor and the famous "Dragon Slayer Spear".
I usually don't blog about how I progress in games, let alone the enemies I encountered but these guys worth it. It truly felt like I've been playing a hard game while I was battling them. From Software has done a nice job in this game.