...it is done, S-Rank'd Dark Souls. NG++, a few spare minutes over 150 hours. Level 165. Final equipment config: Balder Side Sword +15, Grass Crest Shield +15, Dusk Crown, Black iron set +5, Dark Wood Gran Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, Ascended Pyromancy +5, Black Bow of Pharis +15, Darkmoon Catalyst. My build has very very high Dexterity, Endurance, and Attunement for lots of powerful fireballs and Darkmoon Blade buffs to normal class weapons. Last couple hours were interesting, I went through Sen's Fortress and Anor Londo to the Giant Blacksmith on one go, first try, no deaths. That's quite enough Dark Souls for a while. I think the DLC comes out soon on XBOX Live, I'll come back to it. I would make a new chracter I think, try some new things. Without a doubt my Best Game of 2011, but I didn't get to it. In my opinion, the best game I've played this year as well. Superb work on the part of From Software, they have quite a bit of fiction here for new titles. Pretty outstanding experience, obviously a sickening challenge at times, but if you're persistent and can get beyond your ego, it's an achievable S-Rank. Unlike the Rockstar games and all the absurd online stuff...but that's something else altogether. Done and done.
Seriously, this goddamn game. I've been going tooth & nail (or melee knife) with cougars for the past hour, only to discover you have to do the hunter missions in order. I cannot begin to express the rage that I'm feeling. Not to mention various other feats that pay off in petty little 5-10 point increments....SERIOUSLY---kudos to anyone that has S-Rank'd this crazy ass game. It's a great game, no doubt, but damn they really make you work for the points. And I don't even want to think about all the multiplayer achievements that I'd have to do....hate to say it, but I think I'm gonna have to throw in the towl on this one...not enough time to make it happen.
Still a 5 Star game though, the achievements are just a bit much to ask of a working human being with somewhat of a social life. #ragequit
My days home are coming to a close, was super bored and decided to play some Hexic HD today...don't think I'll ever S-Rank this game. Seriously...this has to be up there as one of the most impossible S-Ranks to attain. Looking forward to actually playing something I can really get into.
Time to watch some Day 4 GOTY Giant Bomb videos!
In memorial of the great film Total Recall..."Vinny's the name! Vinny!"
Never played Mass Effect, but I don't think that matters to play Mass Effect 2. Should I actively seek out a Collector's Edition to get the DLC that is included? The "Classic Pack" of Fallout: New Vegas was actually helpful for Hardcore Mode...so maybe there is something to it....it's sorta hard to find though...and expensive. Is it worth it?
None of the previous tests worked out, but sometimes you gotta drop it.
Thinking of which, I started another new game in "Fallout: New Vegas" which would be my 4th playthrough...BUT I'm gonna drop it. I have all the achievements, it's time to move on. After some of the Game of The Year stuff I've decided to get Mass Effect 2. I'm hoping it will be a nice distraction for a while. We shall see...
---well, time to watch some Day Three Giant Bomb videos!