Does anyone else wish the narrator would stop talking? I think the emotional power of the game (at least for me) would be much, much stronger if there was no voice over at all. They could've explained the backtstory with playable scenes, which would also make use of the fact that it is a video game, not a Terrence Malick film.
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René Descartes said "Cogito ergo sum" which means "I think, therefore I am". Meaning that, life and what we see and hear might very well be an illusion, but at least we think, and that proves in and of itself that we do in fact exist. I've had the exact same thoughts as you before but this quote has helped me to at least find some footing, I think it's a great quote.
Oddly enough, that was something I was going to say. More context for that quote is that Descartes decided he needed to doubt everything, but realised that the one thing he couldn't doubt was that he was doubting (which means he was thinking, and so cogito ergo sum).
I feel like you're on track not to be an astrophysicist, but the next great crazy modern philosopher or something. Pull a Nietzsche or something and shape the thought of mankind for the next 200 years.
On the positive side it's better for you to wonder about the meaning of the sun and moon, and question your existence. Philosophy begins with wonder, wonder at the universe around them. It's much more interesting and open-minded to look into the meaning of things than to say "well we have empirical evidence that such and such is so, but that's about it."
I'm a Philosophy major about to graduate :P
This! The uncertainty and immensity of existence is one of the, if not the most, exciting things in life for me. Really recommend reading philosophy if you're interested, once you start it's really life changing.
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Thank you for all of the advice. I've been playing again for a few days and I'm really starting to enjoy Dark Souls more than ever. Just rang the second bell and got to Anor something. I think it's time to upgrade my Drake sword so I may do some boss soul research like you've recommended.
The most helpful thing anyone can tell you at this point is to drop the Drake Sword as fast as you can. You do not want to use the Drake Sword past Sen's Fortress. You should have stopped using it back then. Check out the other weapons you currently have and see what move set you prefer. After that upgrade the weapon as far as you can. If you haven't been increasing your strength or dex stat check your preferred weapon and see what it scales with. There will be a letter grade next to each stat on the weapon stat screen.
Why does everyone recommend to drop the Drake Sword?