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I Finished Dark Souls! (Xbox 1 BC)

Over the past few weeks I have almost obsessively been pushing through the first Dark Souls game.  Anyone who has been through the game knows that you just have to keep pushing through since the game just constantly pushes you back.

I played through it on my Xbox 1 S using the Xbox 360 version.  It does come with its set of problems such as a wonky frame rate at times but that didn’t curb any enjoyment and frustration the game sends in your direction.

My character Bob was a warrior whose main weapon was a Halberd along with a nice line of fire based magic.  He finished on around level 72 after over 70 hours.

It’s a weird game because at no point did I want to give up and just move on to another game.  Despite all the deaths (there were more than a few), really difficult boss fights and non boss fights I managed to stick with it to the end.  Frustration set on many occasions during my play through but I kept plugging away.

The bosses in the game include a massive green prison guard, a really big wolf swinging a sword around, a giant tree, a big moth and a big blob thing full of skeletons among others.  The final boss of the game was, perhaps unsurprisingly, the one who gave me the most trouble.  Defeating any one of these bosses is a definitely a time for celebration and more than a bit of relief.

There are many diverse areas in Dark Souls, all of which are gorgeous (for a 6 year old game).  Each area is filled with unique enemies, secret rooms and items and of course short cuts between each area to make moving between them much easier.

Will I move on to Dark Souls 2?  Yes I absolutely will, I am hooked on these games now.  Dark Souls 2 will be followed by Dark Souls 3 no doubt.  If you get the chance you should give these games a go, they are amazingly hard but so very worth it.


The 13th Doctor

I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who, ever since it came back on our screens I’ve been hooked and loved every minute (except Love and Monsters). For around 54 years the role of the Doctor has always gone to a male actor, each and everyone one of these were brilliant in their own right and I wouldn’t change any of them for anything.  However the other week this happened……

The 13th Doctor (technically the 14th but lets not go there) is to be played by Jodie Whittaker.  This of course has caused the Doctor Who fandom to explode a bit.  Some like myself are excited for the change and think it’ll give the series a much needed kick up the bum. Others are worried that people might not accept this change and will switch off.  The rest just think that an alien who can change appearance cannot be a woman, because that’s how it works apparently.

Doctor Who is a show about change, over the course of the 54 years it has not just been the Doctor who has changed.  There has been a string of wonderful companions, the Tardis interior has changed dramatically since the show started and even the Sonic Screwdriver has had several different variations.  You’re taught to accept change and just run with it.  So I don’t understand why people cannot accept the direction the show is taking.  Jodie Whittaker is a brilliant actress and no doubt had to fight for the role, it’s no doubt highly sought after and requires you to be passionate about it.  She no doubt knows what she has taken on and will give it her all.

In the end all we can do is wait for series 11 in 2018 to see how she gets on, however we will get a glimpse of her during this years Christmas special when 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi regenerates.

5 Months Later…….

Greetings and apologies to all.  It has been a long 5 months since I last posted on this blog.  Think it was a post about the awesome Resident Evil 7. Since then I’ve played lots of games, watched a bunch of movies and TV, and been to work a bunch.

Work has been a hard slog this past year, starting at 5am in the morning and being on my feet for 8 hours is very tiring. This along with not having a proper weekend so little time to recover means I’m tired pretty much all the time.  So my get up and go as pretty much got up and gone.  It’s been getting me down and it’s definitely time for me to find another job, whatever that may be.

As for this blog I want to get posting again, all those games and films along with the fact that the 13th Doctor is a woman means I’ve got plenty to be getting on with.  I’ll probably do a round-up of the games and movies, although there are a couple of things that in my opinion need their own post.

I’ll hopefully get a new post up in the next day or two.