@emem said:I'm new to Dark Souls, but I don't really have questions per se... it's more like I'm figuring things out on my own as I go along.
For example: I walked around for a few hours, got up to level 15 (I think) and stumbled into a forrest full of crystal/rock monsters (which look freaking amazing, by the way). While I was killing them something shot at me from miles away and after I killed all the little guys I tried to get near the thing shooting at me, which turned out to be a gigantic hydra, and realised that I'm probably too weak to face it right now. I managed to dodge most of the water projectiles or whatever that thing is shooting and decided to fall back after losing around 60% of life getting hit just once. I really enjoy the fact that you basically only die when you mess up, at least up to the point where I am right now. It's a great game (despite the nasty frame rate).
I think the trick to that fight was to get in close and dodge it when it lunged at you, then you could attack while it recovered? at least I think that's how I did it
Yep, you could have beaten him. Run in dodging the fireballs, then black/dodge his heads