No wheel skeletons. I don't care about anything else, just no freaking wheel skeletons or their equivalent.
Okay, yeah, though those Anor Londo archers are a pain in the butt.
There are still wheel skeletons, confirmed.
I dunno, lack of a Berserk-boner from the director might influence those out of existence.
No, dude, they are definitely in there. You can find footage of the beta on YouTube. There is literally a boss that turns into a bunch of these skeletons.
Well, that's unfortunate. I don't hate these things as much as other people, but avoiding them is far more annoying than just about anything else in Dark Souls. I'd rather the game test me on my knowledge of i-frames with those archers than the dumb wheel pit in the catacombs.
I tried to but there are some that I just couldn't because of unfortunate circumstances. Lost my Fallout 1 box a long time ago in a move, my Baldur's Gate 2 box is somewhere in the void of space from that same move, and not being able to find my Diablo 2 cases for the life of me.
Now I'm sitting here watching an eBay auction for a complete copy of Ultima V. Because god damn that game is rad.
Whatever you're more comfortable with, it doesn't really matter.
The only mod I recommend is the no-weight mod. It's just a nice way to alleviate the only real annoyance I found in the game.
I dunno, I always found the swordplay fun so I invest in the swordsmanship tree. That one's up to you, based on the parts of the game that you end up liking or go magic if you want the game to be ridiculously easy.
3/4 of my playthroughs were Bro/Junpei, Akihiko, and Yukari. Junpei because he likes to party, Akihiko because he makes sure the party isn't a total trainwreck and goes as planned, and Yukari because I ain't up for no sausage-fest.
In reality, it's because those characters are rad and I like the setup with having good physical and magic fighters on top of a great MU in Yukari and having MC be utility and support. My other playthrough was Mitsuru, Ken, and Aigis. That was a wholly boring run, so maybe I should have used Koro. I dunno, it was the same for me in P4 where if I wasn't using Kanji, Naoto, Yukiko I was just kind of bored of the combat. The synergy there (basically making sure Kanji hit dudes really fucking hard in boss fights and skipping most random encounters via Naoto) was a lot more fun than any other configuration.