I don't know I avoided the champions covenant and bosses still 2 shot me, at 50% health penalty pursuer 1 shots me as well. I personally think they got stupid and over did it. Normal enemies are mostly a joke but the bosses seem to all be no room for error get hit 1-2 times no heal you die. Also all the experience in the world in the previous games is meaningless because the timing of everything is f'd up. Dodges only work on the last half of the roll, blocking is slow as crap, swing recovery is helaciously long, and it takes longer to use a healing item than it does to do a three swing one hand combo. Basically boss fights are now be perfect or probably die. I have yet to successfully get 1 estus flask off on pursuer he is too aggressive and the flasks are too slow.
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It sounds like you love south park. If you love south park then stick of truth could actually be a game of the year contender for you. Buy the stick. Just don't look at it too hard as it's powers are too much for the human mind to behold. Also if you play it to completion it will actually hold up for a good 20 hours. 12-15 hours is if you basically push the main story and don't try to do "everything".
Looks a crap load better than anything you could get out of the last two games. That said you could get a decent looking chick, or guy for that matter, out of the last two just not one that was legitimately attractive. And it probably took like 2 hours to do that.
I would say getting all the way to Mike Tyson in the original NES punch out.... not only without losing.... or getting knocked down.... but back when I was a kid and legitimately tried to be bad ass at games I could get all the way to Tyson without taking one single punch. (punches that had to be blocked not counting of course) These days I would probably have trouble beating Soda Popinsky :p
I voted Stan just cause I like Stan I guess. Truthfully at high level his basic attack hits a ton and it hits a whole column so it can do some real damage and he is way less paper champion than all your other allies, don't forget his free defense down dog move either. Power wise though at max level Kyle is easily the best companion, if you pull off his archer move perfect it will one shot kill pretty much 95% of the regular enemies in the game and it hits all enemies. Butters is probably the "best overall" since he is one of the few with a power attack basic hit that lets him hurt armored dudes and he has some useful skills+Doctor Chaos is pretty nice. For pure funzies and favorite though I would say Princess Kenny even though he hits like a girl on all but his top special moves. Of course there is the sick enjoyment I get out of purposefully failing his unicorn move as well....
Eh if anything this just makes those of us who snagged it for 40 bucks on green man feel even better. I may still pick up the console version anyway (hell I have 3 collectors of Demon's Souls 1 NA I played, 1 still in wrap, and 1 for EU) but this is just making the pc version sound more enticing.