So I finally took the plunge and purchased Dark Souls today. Played a good four solid straight hours (or so) before finally calling it quits. Game's kicking my ass, and I feel like I'm making a steady progress, but I can't help but feel like I perhaps picked the wrong class.
I originally rolled a Hunter because I felt like I'd be a little more comfortable staying elusive whilst melee fighting, and the "starting with bow and arrow" was a big draw. The problem is that, at about the three hour mark, I ran out of arrows and thus was left fending for myself with melee skills. I'm actually halfway decent at parrying and reposte-ing attacks and staying out of enemy ranges while striking from the outside, but I just feel somewhat ill-equipped to stand toe to toe with many of the enemies I'm currently going against (I'm still in Undead Burg). Mostly, I feel like I've fell behind on damage output.
I've made some rookie mistakes. I've lost a good amount of souls and humanity at this point. So my question to you is... should I just start over? I feel confident that I could get to around my current point in about half the time if I re-roll a character, so I'm just considering going back and beginning again. What do some of the veterans think? I know I know, it's tough to try and guess what somebody else would want to play as, but I'll try and give you some guidance.
- I enjoy the melee. Particularly, I like to evade and hit hard when I get an opening.
- I'm not opposed to using magic, I just don't want it to be my main mode of attack.
- I want to be able to consistently deal damage with melee. I know I'll have to level up my strength as the game goes on, but I'd prefer if I didn't fall behind so quickly.
- I did like using a bow... I just don't want to have to rely on it.
Any help is greatly appreciated!