I like hot water. It's
the stuff of dreams. You can take a shower, a bath, or...well,
mainly I like taking a good hot shower. Since my water heater is
more of a noisy POS right now than a heater of water, I'm a little
slow and not that awake. Viva real life bullshit!
Anyway, I am still
alive and stuff. I just have had too many of these real life type of
things lately to keep me away from geek things. If it wasn't for
feeling too tired yesterday, I would have done more of these real
life things. Instead, since I was tired and feeling a bit worn down,
I played some Demon's Souls for the first time since last Friday.
Luckily it was one
of my most productive times playing the game. I beat two bosses (one
of which I had previously saved in front of it's lair), cleared a
level I barely touched before (3-1), and had a lot of fun with the
issue of trying to carry far more crap than my character could hold
at a time. Still, that's more of a good thing than a bad thing, even
if all the new weapons and armors will never be worn or used and
will just sit in storage.
Sadly, the two
bosses I faced are two of the most mundane and tame of bosses. The
Leechmonger (or whatever the 5-1 boss is called) looks cool but is
really nothing impressive. Beyond healing from time to time, this
boss has no cool tricks. If you have a good melee attack, it's one
of the few bosses that is best handled by running up to it and just
swinging for the fences. I only had to heal a couple times and the
fight was over almost immediately when my meat cleaver met the boss
The boss of 3-1
would be interesting if it wasn't for the fact that you learn
quickly what the boss will do if you've ever been near a Demon's
Souls message board. The boss will keep regenerating and reviving
unless you do something (minimizing spoilers...) special before the
fight. If you do this something, all you need is a few dozen arrows
and some patience. That's it. It's just a classic ranged combat
fight with plenty of places to hide and snipe from.
At least I now can
rescue Sage Freke and unlock some better magic via boss souls. Now I
just need to rescue Yuria from 1-3/1-2/1-3 and I'll be set with
important NCPs in the Nexus.
On a last subject
for today...a Lost spoiler from last night...
Why the hell did
they finally make us interested in Faraday and then they freakin'
killed him? I hope he's not dead, but they did make it look pretty
fatal and final when he was shot. If Lost killed off Miles about
now, it would be a perfect storm of killing the most interesting
characters. At least Faraday didn't have some lame off screen death
like Kutner on House.