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DEMON'S SOULS SPOILERS - WATCH OUT!!!
Last May a friend of mine convinced me Red Dead Redemption was going to be awesome and enticed me with his plans of getting a posse together and roaming the west in some multiplayer action. We both pre-ordered and got the game, and I started playing it right away. I loved the game and played it all summer long. However, I didn't see him online much at all, and after about three weeks of him not even logging on to XBL I started getting a little worried/frustrated. Had his wife finally had it and thrown the console out the window?
No, no. He had bought Demon's Souls about the same time, and the game basically sucked all his time. When I got my PS3 several months ago, I knew I had to check this game out. I started playing off and on and was really digging it (still am by the way). As for my friend, he said he was really stuck on the last boss and was taking a break from it. A couple months ago as I was getting closer to the end he said, "hey - I'm going to hold off on the last boss until you are closer to my soul level. That way I can summon you and we can beat the last boss together!" Great plan - sounds awesome! One problem - I accidentally beat the game tonight. Okay, so maybe I didn't so much beat the game, as the phantoms I summoned. Oops! ;)
I'd been playing the game for a few months without ever summoning other players, and I'd never been invaded up until this week. (I almost always played in soul form). But after trying the Penatrator on 1-3 several times, I decided to try for some help. That's what the feature is there for, right? So I pulled a guy into help and just like that the Penatrator bit the dust. Then I went on to face the black phantoms in the next section. Archers down, no problem. First phantom down, no problem. Second phantom (pesky archer) gave me a little trouble because I got too close and pulled in the third phantom (big dude). After a few times dying and breaking my sword and shield on that guy, I decided to try for some help again. I summoned two phantoms and just like that the phantoms were down. Now, that's where I should have turned around. Instead I ran along behind these guys as they cleaned up. And I cleaned up the loot! One of them left at the dragon, but the other one led me all the way to the final boss (false king) and I am not lying when I tell you this guy beat him in less than thirty seconds. I managed to get in four hits with my sword in a quick combo when he had his back turned, and just like that he was down. I went on the end game, thinking the big hard boss must be coming up soon. But no - killed the real king (slug thing). Even after that, I was still so sure that there must be more ...