It’s a short night for gaming – I can only play Dark Souls for an hour. Here’s what happened:
More Capra Demon shenanigans!
Attempt #1: Roll to evade attack, get hit by poison dog. Roll but get hit by Capra Demon. Dash for stairs in the back, get taken out before I reach them. I dealt no damage to anything.
Attempt #2: Try to throw fireball the instant I’m through the white fog. It’s too slow and Capra hits me before I can cast it. Roll passed him and dash to top of steps. Estus flask, then slash to kill one poison dog. Capra kills me before I can dodge again.
Attempt #3: I think I can run through a gap in some columns to the right. I can’t. Capra and poison dog take me out in 10 seconds.
Attempt #4: I make disparaging comments about how Capra Demons reproduce as I step through the fog. Capra and his dogs gang bang me, allowing no opportunity to evade or heal. Fight lasts maybe 8 seconds.
Attempt #5: Tried the fireball at zoning in again. I actually got it off, but the spell doesn’t even make him flinch. Depressingly low damage dealt. I’m quickly dispatched.
Attempt #6: I watch the Capra rush me, and time my evasion perfectly to dodge him. Something pins me to a corner… couldn’t tell if it was iffy level geometry or a poison dog, and I get combo killed… again.
Attempt #7: The poison dog cock blocks my dodge. I die in 6 seconds.
Attempt #8: The Capra’s first attack knocks me on my ass. I get up and dash for the stairs. After a swing and epic miss on one of the dogs, I fall off the stairs and get pounced on by the Capra. Fight lasts about 15 seconds, my record for the evening… as pathetic as that is.
Attempt #9: VICTORY!!! VICTORY!!!! VICTORY!!!! VICTORY!!!! I roll passed Capra demon, and manage to evade the dogs on the way to the stairs. Running backwards, I cut them both down as the Capra approaches. We play a cat and mouse game running up and down the stairs, with me taking cuts at him where I can as he jumps down. I get too greedy and take some hits, chugging estus flasks like mountain dew when I get a second. With just 2 of my 10 estus flasks left, the bastard finally dies.
And on that note, I’m going to put this game down, hit the shower, and go to bed. I wish I could have achieved more in an hour, but I’ll settle for getting beyond this terrible bottleneck. Next time I play (probably Thursday) it will be time to conquer the Depths.
Cumulative Death Count: 23