I hope every news story about every questionably translated interview is a golden signal light, because Dark Souls needs to die.
I love the series. Dark Souls fundamentally changed what I like about games, shifting from a focus on closely directed storytelling and action sequences to subtle, curious design.
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But now, with the Dark Souls trilogy wrapping up, the series might be done for good, at least in its current form. Expecting From Software to stretch their ideas across five games made in the same Souls mold, all within seven years, was already too much. Lore might be the greatest asset and disappointment of the series, but only because the ending of Dark Souls 3 and the DLC spin off in entirely new directions. Dark Souls has some of the best environmental storytelling, with the history of kingdoms gone and quiet NPCs told through statues, item locations, and fine details on clothing.
But in The Ringed City, the final DLC and last chance to wrap up the most important threads, the story fails to follow through on almost every front. Just listen to the guys of Bonfireside Chat break it down, and nearly break down along the way. But watching the final lore videos on The Ringed City roll out makes me wonder what the point of even having recurring characters and locations with deep histories was. The DLC is internally consistent, but points at and pulls from the entire series with little regard for the impact certain beats might have on previous plots.
Poring through message boards for conclusive theories on inconsistencies like this is just an exercise in futility, much like the central theme of the series. We keep lighting the fire, trying to sustain it long enough to feel completely satisfied.
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Worst of all, we never get an answer as to why there are so many damn crabs running around Dark Souls 3. I tried to crack the crab case a few months back. Lordran goes unvisited and Gwyn conveniently has another secret kid to serve a new plot in The Ringed City.
Attack when you can and you will eventually defeat him. Just make sure not to get backed into the corner like we did. Also, if you chose Black Firebomb instead of Master Key as you gift, you can make quick work of the demon.
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Aside from the Asylum Demon you just ran into, this is the first time you can be hurt by an enemy: be wary of the archer at the end of the corridor. Quickly run forward and into the room to your left. You can now block with RB. Hold this button down and advance on the archer.
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Head right and move slowly up the stairs. An undead will push a boulder down at you once you pass a certain height, so be ready to roll off tap B to the right. The boulder will have busted through the wall at the bottom of the stairs. Enter this room and speak to the wounded knight. Hear him out. Ascend the stairs again.
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There will be a lone undead wielding a sword. Kill him and pass through the gate. Grab the Pyromancy Flame from the corpse on your right and equip it in the secondary slot of either hand we prefer the right.
You can now cast Fireball 8 times before resting at a bonfire, however, save it for the boss. Around the corner to the left there will three undead: two with swords and one with a bow.
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Catch their attention and retreat so you can defeat the melee fighters without worrying about the archer, then return to easily dispatch the bow-wielder. With your weapon and Pyromancy Flame , this battle is extremely easy. This puts you at a huge advantage right out of the gate.