Jeff Green plays Dark Souls [Updated with parts 30 - 33]

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#1 Edited by Timing (624 posts) -

After Vinny and Brad, resident senior video game guy Jeff Green has also begun chronicling his Dark Souls endeavors via live stream.

At times excruciating, at other times hilarious, it's everything you'd expect a Jeff Green Dark Souls playthrough to be. He's making progress, though slowly (VERY SLOWLY).

Episodes are archived on his YouTube channel.

Part 1: Undead Asylum. Jeff doesn't beat the Asylum Demon

Part 2: New character, starts at Undead Burg. Jeff meets the Taurus Demon. Also he doesn't get along with the undead merchant.

Part 3: More Undead Burg. Jeff miraculously beats the Taurus Demon. The Hellkite Drake proves unusually docile. Jeff gets burned anyway.

Part 4: Undead Burg & Parish. Jeff faces the Hellkite Drake, the Greatsword Black Knight, the Armoured Boar and his wife. He beats one of them.

Part 5A, B: More Parish. Jeff eventually makes it through it and reaches the Undead Church bonfire.

Part 6: Jeff tries the Titanite Demon and the forest. It doesn't go well. He returns to the Parish. 47m30s in is the best part.

Part 7A, B: Jeff finds Lautrec and faces the Gargoyles for the first time. No real progress is made.

Part 8: More forest and Gargoyles. Jeff eventually enlists the help of another player and grossly incandescent Solaire to defeat the Gargoyles.

Part 9: Back to the forest again. Several Moonlight Butterfly attempts.

Part 10: Drunken butterfly shenanigans.

Part 11: Jeff goes for the Elite Knight armour, which proves a lot harder than anyone could've expected. He also meets Havel. Their encounter is brief.

Part 12: Lower Undead Burg. Jeff meets the Capra Demon and opens some shortcuts. Greatness at 58m16s.

Part 13: Jeff disposes of Lautrec and exacts revenge on the Capra Demon.

Part 14: Depths, dogs, butchers, Laurentius, slimes. Oh god slimes.

Part 15: More depths, more rats, more slimes, curse frogs, Gaping Dragon. Also dog.

Part 16: Mo Depths, Mo Problems. Jeff learns about curses. The hard way.

Part 17A, B: Jeff tries his hand at the Gaping Dragon again. He almost wins.

Part 18: Gaping Dragon is defeated on the first attempt of the day. Jeff also beats his first Black Night. Valley of Drakes? Nope.

Part 19: Everyone said it couldn't be done, but it was done: Jeff beats Havel.

Part 20: Jeff ventures into Blighttown. He doesn't make it very far.

Part 21: Progress in Blighttown. Jeff also learns about toxicity, the same way he learned about curses: the hard way.

Part 22: More Blighttown. Jeff encounters Quelaag for the first time. It goes surprisingly well, though he doesn't beat her yet.

Part 23: Quelaag defeated! Jeff also meets Eingyi but they don't get along. Ceaseless Discharge and Sen's Fortress don't go very well.

Part 24: Return to Undead Asylum.

Part 25: Sen's Fortress.

Part 26: More Sen's. Jeff also takes on the Hydra. And wins!

Part 27: Back to Sen's once more. Jeff finally finds the bonfire and takes a shot at the Iron Golem.

Part 28: Jeff defeats the Iron Golem and finally visits Anor Londo for the first time.

Part 29A, B: Anor Londo. Jeff eventually almost makes it to the infamous Silver Knight archers, but not quite.

Part 30: Jeff traverses the Catacombs.

Part 31 A, B, C: Catacombs, technical difficulties, Catacombs, Pinwheel defeated, and the trip back to Anor Londo.

Part 32: More Anor Londo. Archers, Silver Knights, Mimics, and an introduction to everyone's favourite duo in the game.

Part 33: Fed up with Anor Londo, Ornstein & Smough, and after committing and act of unforgivable cruelty, Jeff goes to the Painted World.

You can follow mister Green on Twitter or on Twitch to find out when he's streaming again. The stream also occasionally features cameos by his dog or a sandwich, sometimes both. It's pretty good.

#2 Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake (650 posts) -

Haha, Jeff Green is awesome, I love that he's doing this.

#3 Posted by jimmyfenix (3753 posts) -

HA! , now @patrickklepek is the only other person i would like to play DS.

#4 Edited by Demoskinos (15149 posts) -

"There is my goddamn begging dog"

#5 Posted by Apsup (38 posts) -

I don't care if someone is bad at the game, especially at game as challenging as Dark Souls, but when someone pays more attention to what stream chat is saying than what the game is saying, that's just wrong, absolutely wrong.

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Call me when it's Dan Green.

#7 Edited by Itwastuesday (982 posts) -

yessssssssss. jeff green is like the internet's dad

#8 Edited by Brackynews (4094 posts) -
#9 Posted by NegativeCero (3039 posts) -

God damn you. Now I have an excuse to put off studying for another hour.

#10 Posted by automatontribe (198 posts) -

Jeff Green is truly a proffesional gamer.

#11 Edited by PolygonSlayer (432 posts) -

Jeff Green is the nerd dad of all nerd dads! =D Makes me miss GFW as well :/

#12 Posted by Spoonman671 (4769 posts) -

He really never makes it out of the Asylum in that whole first hour? I don't know if my emotional well-being can allow me to commit to watching him play this game.

#13 Posted by Xeiphyer (5611 posts) -

Call me when its Seth Green

#14 Edited by CaLe (4052 posts) -

I laughed more than a few times. Jeff can be a funny boy when he wants.

#15 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

Mr. Green needs to get on the Bombcast.

#16 Posted by NegativeCero (3039 posts) -

He really never makes it out of the Asylum in that whole first hour? I don't know if my emotional well-being can allow me to commit to watching him play this game.

Really? Well crap, I guess I'm skipping around.

#17 Edited by The_Ruiner (1139 posts) -

HA! , now @patrickklepek is the only other person i would like to play DS.

I'd rather Jeff Gertsman do it... Patrick is super open-minded, winning Jeff over would be a victory.

#18 Posted by wjb (1697 posts) -

I love Jeff Green. Those glasses make him look like he's in a constant state of bewilderment.

"Ugh, my dad is in the study playing computer games while wearing a Kraftwerk shirt. So lame!"

#19 Posted by Timing (624 posts) -

IT CONTINUES NOW!

I can't watch it right now, but I'll update the thread with more archived videos later.

#20 Edited by Ares42 (2796 posts) -

Watching that video is a stark reminder of why modern videogames are the way they are. Unfortunately he's not really gonna get any enjoyment out of the game unless he changes his approach to it.

#21 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

@jimmyfenix: Don't bother. He would probably stop because the game wasn't "art" and "progressive" enough. He would appreciate the hormone slider though(or was that only in Demon's Souls)

#22 Edited by development (2628 posts) -

Tiny Head. Finally; someone who knows how to play this game.

#23 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Dark Souls playthroughs? That's new.

#24 Posted by development (2628 posts) -

@sooty: Jeff is nothing if not hip.

#25 Posted by EXTomar (4945 posts) -

I suppose I could get a bunch of viewers trying to play Dark Souls with my feet.

#26 Posted by Zelyre (1275 posts) -

Xanthor! Where is the cudgel!?

Jeff Green is a legend. Everyone's favorite internet dad.

#27 Edited by JJWeatherman (14570 posts) -

So, this is cool and all. But I just realized how weird it is that people seem to want to watch everyone they possibly can play Dark Souls. Seems to be the number one game people will tune in to watch, even though these people who get so excited about it/demand it have very likely beaten the game themselves, and more than likely watched at least one other person play a significant portion of the game before. Is that not weird? Is it just people wanting to watch other people fall into the traps that they've already been through themselves? You'd think that would get old after a bit.

#28 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4610 posts) -

@jjweatherman: I mean, a little schadenfreude is fine, but yeah. It's weird.

#29 Edited by MonetaryDread (2176 posts) -

This makes me want to listen to some good ol' CGW Radio.

#30 Edited by pyrodactyl (2353 posts) -

So, this is cool and all. But I just realized how weird it is that people seem to want to watch everyone they possibly can play Dark Souls. Seems to be the number one game people will tune in to watch, even though these people who get so excited about it/demand it have very likely beaten the game themselves, and more than likely watched at least one other person play a significant portion of the game before. Is that not weird? Is it just people wanting to watch other people fall into the traps that they've already been through themselves? You'd think that would get old after a bit.

Th most tiresome part is that it seems like most people streaming don't have the time (or interest) to learn what the fuck is actually going on in the game. Dark souls is one of the most mechanics heavy game of the generation and some of these mechanics are important to progress in the game. Weirdly enough, it looks like there is an inverse correlation between the comunication skills of a person and their ability to understand gameplay systems.

#31 Posted by tescovee (362 posts) -

thank you @timing for linking this, @jeffgreen is one hell of a guy. Would love to buy him a drink.

#32 Edited by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

@jjweatherman said:

So, this is cool and all. But I just realized how weird it is that people seem to want to watch everyone they possibly can play Dark Souls. Seems to be the number one game people will tune in to watch, even though these people who get so excited about it/demand it have very likely beaten the game themselves, and more than likely watched at least one other person play a significant portion of the game before. Is that not weird? Is it just people wanting to watch other people fall into the traps that they've already been through themselves? You'd think that would get old after a bit.

Th most tiresome part is that it seems like most people streaming don't have the time (or interest) to learn what the fuck is actually going on in the game. Dark souls is one of the most mechanics heavy game of the generation and some of these mechanics are important to progress in the game. Weirdly enough, it looks like there is an inverse correlation between the comunication skills of a person and their ability to understand gameplay systems.

I tried playing the game for around 4-5 hours and couldn't be bothered to play it again after I shut it down. Despite that, I seem to enjoy watching people play this game. Admittedly it's only been Vinnies Stream and now this, but I have enjoyed watching them play it much more than I ever did playing it. It's weird.

#33 Posted by tescovee (362 posts) -

@pyrodactyl said:

@jjweatherman said:

So, this is cool and all. But I just realized how weird it is that people seem to want to watch everyone they possibly can play Dark Souls. Seems to be the number one game people will tune in to watch, even though these people who get so excited about it/demand it have very likely beaten the game themselves, and more than likely watched at least one other person play a significant portion of the game before. Is that not weird? Is it just people wanting to watch other people fall into the traps that they've already been through themselves? You'd think that would get old after a bit.

Th most tiresome part is that it seems like most people streaming don't have the time (or interest) to learn what the fuck is actually going on in the game. Dark souls is one of the most mechanics heavy game of the generation and some of these mechanics are important to progress in the game. Weirdly enough, it looks like there is an inverse correlation between the comunication skills of a person and their ability to understand gameplay systems.

I tried playing the game for around 4-5 hours and couldn't be bothered to play it again after I shut it down. Despite that, I seem to enjoy watching people play this game. Admittedly it's only been Vinnies Stream and now this, but I have enjoyed watching them play it much more than I ever did playing it. It's weird.

what isn't being addressed imo is, that Jeff Green is playing it. Dude is funny. To me it's like watching "The Room" I have no intention of watching that film alone, but seeing the reaction of other people...thats what makes it gold.

#34 Edited by wjb (1697 posts) -
@jjweatherman said:

So, this is cool and all. But I just realized how weird it is that people seem to want to watch everyone they possibly can play Dark Souls. Seems to be the number one game people will tune in to watch, even though these people who get so excited about it/demand it have very likely beaten the game themselves, and more than likely watched at least one other person play a significant portion of the game before. Is that not weird? Is it just people wanting to watch other people fall into the traps that they've already been through themselves? You'd think that would get old after a bit.

I enjoy Jeff Green but I'll wait and see if this turns out to be anything worth watching. Depends on how many times the dog makes an appearance. I only saw the first and last 15 minutes of this one just because I miss Jeff Green sometimes.

I barely have time to watch Vinny get through the last bits of his game, though. I played and finished the game a year and a half ago, and watching Vinny's stream is humorous with Matt and Ian as commentary, but yeah, I get what you're saying. I don't think I can watch one more person play it (be it Brad, Patrick, or Matt). That being said, I might watch Jeff Gerstmann since he doesn't particularly like the series and it would be fun to watch as a laugh.

#35 Edited by CrazyBagMan (858 posts) -

I love Jeff, but this is just painful to watch...

#36 Posted by Vuud (2035 posts) -

Oh Silly Grandpa is playing them video games!!

just messin' :brad

#37 Posted by supamon (1334 posts) -

Jeff's a swell fella but he's a "big green arrow" kinda guy.

#38 Edited by Ares42 (2796 posts) -

@jjweatherman: Watching other people learn and discover the game is actually quite entertaining. Since the entire game is a learning process, watching other people playing can often lead to learning something yourself. However, if they refuse to partake in the game and reject the ideas of learning and exploration it's pretty much just infuriating. It's sorta what I hinted at in my first post here, if you go into the game with the wrong attitude it's just a horrible experience (for everyone), but with the right kind of approach the game is magnificent.

#39 Posted by Nasar7 (2796 posts) -

"What I like about modern gaming is that there's usually a giant arrow telling me where to go next so I don't actually have to do any thinking."

Bravo, Mr. Green.

#40 Posted by Rick_Fingers (523 posts) -
#41 Edited by TobbRobb (4844 posts) -

@jjweatherman: The game is just a great vessel to show off personalities. Dark Souls just naturally lends itself to bring the best (worst) out of people. Pretty great.

#42 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

Jeff Green is legit. Looking forward to more of these.

#43 Posted by Timing (624 posts) -

Updated the OP with parts two and three.

#44 Edited by Ares42 (2796 posts) -

Nice to see he figured out what the game is actually about and started enjoying it.

#45 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3811 posts) -

I didn't know Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics played Dark Souls! Cool!

#46 Edited by ThunderSlash (1954 posts) -

Jeff Green's chicken imitation makes me laugh.

#47 Edited by rempresent (106 posts) -

Jeff Green is awesome, Dark Souls is awesome, him streaming stuff is awesome. I would agree that he needs a little more commentary, someone else to ride shotgun with.

Any guesses to what he is going to be doing in the next coming year?

#48 Edited by Stimpack (911 posts) -

Hm. What headphones is he using? I want to look them up.

*edit* nevermind. I don't know how I managed to blank on the name when he clearly said it.

Also, they look very cheap for $50!

#49 Posted by CaLe (4052 posts) -

I wanna hear more about this ooochigatana from Jeff.

#50 Edited by Krullban (1062 posts) -

How is pressing left not very intuitive? It's pretty simple.

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