Where do I go from here... So tempting to buy a guide...

#1 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

So I before I purchased this game, I had to prepare for myself. I hated Demon Souls and I still believe this game is for crazy people. But I really wanted to try just to see what is going on in this game. Now, I kinda see why people are liking it but man... I'm stuck and I need you guys' help to figure it out where I'm supposed to from here.

I'm in Undead Parish. I got cool knight shield, Drake's Sword(thanks to whoever wrote that message) but I have not found any cool armors yet. If I go onward, I face this headless weird looking demon thingy that shoots lightening. Since the game does not tell you where you should go, I thought I should give it a try. After about an hour, the most damage that I have done to it was about one third of his health. It did not look impossible but I thought "If I did not have Darke's Sword, this would be impossible for me." So I went to the cathedral looking building and took the elevator, went back to the beginning area(Firelink Shrine) and tried going down. Now that I leveled up a bit and have a better weapon and shield, I thought I could definitely go this way this time. Skeletons were definitely easy to kill and the giant skeletons were annoying but not impossible. But, again, I started thinking, "without the sword, I bet this is a lot harder."

So I honestly do not know where I'm supposed to go. Should go and try to kill the headless demon or do I go down and kill the skeletons?

#2 Posted by musclerider (588 posts) -

@nohthink: Neither, go up the stairs next to the elevators in the church and go fight the boss on the roof.

#3 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

@musclerider: Well... that's rather anticlimactic... Thanks lol

#4 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

Don't purchase a guide. Just youtube the video walkthroughs.
#5 Posted by ttocs (762 posts) -

I picked up the guide yesterday after work and I have to say it's the best strategy guide I have ever purchased. It's hard cover (for the same amount other soft cover guides cost) has a ton of art, details every enemy and how t beat them with pretty much every play style, provides maps, lots of bathroom reading (stuff you don't need to know but is cool to read while taking a dump) and is just an all around excellent guide.

For 25 bucks, I can't recommend it enough.

#6 Posted by gla55jAw (2686 posts) -

@nohthink: Kill the boss on top of the tower and ring the bell. I have the drake sword and killed the headless demon by the blacksmith you're talking about on the first try. You should probably summon some help for the boss then after you ring the bell level up a bit.

#7 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

@gla55jAw:

@musclerider:

I guess I'm really bad at this game because I just cannot kill that boss!!! ARGH!!! Why does his friend appear and just start breathing fire??!! He kicks me off the roof, if I get corner, both of them breathe fire on me nonstop!! God... and the worst part is, I think I can do it if I'm a just a little bit more careful! But I'm having so much troubles killing the bell gargoyle... Managed to pick up the axe though...

#8 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Demon's Souls isn't for crazy people. It's actually quite easy when you know what you're doing.

#9 Posted by gla55jAw (2686 posts) -

@nohthink said:

@gla55jAw:

@musclerider:

I guess I'm really bad at this game because I just cannot kill that boss!!! ARGH!!! Why does his friend appear and just start breathing fire??!! He kicks me off the roof, if I get corner, both of them breathe fire on me nonstop!! God... and the worst part is, I think I can do it if I'm a just a little bit more careful! But I'm having so much troubles killing the bell gargoyle... Managed to pick up the axe though...

You're not bad, the bosses are hard. The second gargoyle comes in after a little bit and and I believe he is the fire breather. I summoned a player phantom to help me and the guy pretty much destroyed them and got me an axe. You can summon the Sun Knight if you're playing offline, otherwise you can summon up to 3 other player phantoms to help you. Just make sure you are human and you can summon people. There is usually summon signs right before the exit to the roof. It shouldn't be hard with at least 1 other player, since one can distract and the other can attack from behind.

#10 Posted by Mars (310 posts) -

@nohthink said:

@gla55jAw:

@musclerider:

I guess I'm really bad at this game because I just cannot kill that boss!!! ARGH!!! Why does his friend appear and just start breathing fire??!! He kicks me off the roof, if I get corner, both of them breathe fire on me nonstop!! God... and the worst part is, I think I can do it if I'm a just a little bit more careful! But I'm having so much troubles killing the bell gargoyle... Managed to pick up the axe though...

Use Humanity to become human, there is a Knight locked in the church before you go to the roof. Let him out of his cell and he say's he'll repay you later. Once again, must be human ... when you go upstairs, before you traverse the white light, there will be a summons sign on the ground. He will come and fight with you and is quite the tank. I spanked the gargoyles with his help on the first try.

#11 Posted by gla55jAw (2686 posts) -

@Mars said:

@nohthink said:

@gla55jAw:

@musclerider:

I guess I'm really bad at this game because I just cannot kill that boss!!! ARGH!!! Why does his friend appear and just start breathing fire??!! He kicks me off the roof, if I get corner, both of them breathe fire on me nonstop!! God... and the worst part is, I think I can do it if I'm a just a little bit more careful! But I'm having so much troubles killing the bell gargoyle... Managed to pick up the axe though...

Use Humanity to become human, there is a Knight locked in the church before you go to the roof. Let him out of his cell and he say's he'll repay you later. Once again, must be human ... when you go upstairs, before you traverse the white light, there will be a summons sign on the ground. He will come and fight with you and is quite the tank. I spanked the gargoyles with his help on the first try.

I didn't know you could summon "goldie" too. So you can use him or the Sun Knight. Interesting.

#12 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

@Klei said:

Don't purchase a guide. Just youtube the video walkthroughs.

That and read faqs. Why pay money for something you can get for free?

#13 Posted by ichthy (480 posts) -

For the gargoyles just use the gold pine resins. Gives weapon lightning and you will rip through them.

@ninjakiller: Because in this case the guide is practically a collector's item itself. I don't know about some people, but I have this weird hard-on for very well put together reference books of any sort.

#14 Posted by WithoutRemorse (17 posts) -

It is by far the best strategy guide I have ever purchased, due to it being well written and beautifully put together. It almost seems like a necessity with certain parts of the game.

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