Dark Souls: Chapter 6, “A dish of new content”

Avast! antivirus, no silly this is more exploits of my running around in Dark Souls. First things first, I have successfully decimated all of the main bosses, it is time now to piece together a strategy to complete everything that I missed the first time around.

Firstly for better or worse, I killed Alvina the cat looking thing in Darkroot Garden. There was a slight deliberation before I went along and made the first attack on one of her cronies. After wiping out her assembly of a fudge bandits, I went looking for her. First time around she/them killed me, I had no idea there were like 3-4 of them that attack you all at once. I came back more prepared and delivered myself a not so satisfying victory. Why? because she didn’t drop anything, and now every time I go to the Darkroot Garden, I have to deal with her guards. They respawn, and are kind of annoying when you trying to get from point, A to be point B. For what its worth, they do offer a nice amount of souls.

After searching around I found out about some additional content was added to game, and is available for download on the xbox, but I am 95% sure it’s already available on my game. I killed the Hydra killed the Crystal Golem, freeing Dusk of Oolacile. Only thing left to do is find the Crystal Golem in Dukes archives, who I searched high and low for, but cannot find him. I now have accurate coordinates of his whereabouts and will try to be as optimistic as possible that he will drop me the Broken Pendant. After all this is completed I should be able to get to the Sanctuary Garden, which is exciting because I have never been there before.

I hope to make a write up at how (un)successful I am at this, regardless of outcome. Though it would be a major letdown if I cannot get in there.

That saga continues for the search of the golden toaster oven, containing the golden brown toast of  Carbohydrates, thus intruding the Metabolism of Galvankall, to successfully assemble the bowel movement of restoration.

Demonic Souls: Chapter 4, “the four dickheads”

I have now coming to a chilling conclusion that has to be the most discouraging moments in the game. See the Four Kings were one of the easiest boss battles in my first time around playing this game, but they to have got a hold of some dbol (anabolic steroids), because they absolutely offer no mercy in this battle. You can roll around, hit, but they they have attacks that will literally devastate your life bar. This is the first fight that I can honestly say is 100% luck, skill technique, is out the fucking window.

I was told a good approach in terms of equipment is concerned is to wear the Dark Knight set, Mask of the Child and the Grass Crest Shield because of the increased stamina it offers. I died almost seconds with this setup, my defense took too much of a sacrifice, to do this build justice, though the noticeable stamina regen was tempting. And with the weapon use, havel’s gear is out of the question. I really want to have a lot more poise than I do, and I know havel will get me that.

As I mentioned before this fight literally a hit, pot combination that make seconds the most determining factor involved with survival. I have got them down to a quarter of life, so I know that I can take them, its just a matter of running to them, and remaining motivated to kill them.

Prior to this fight was Sif, the Great Grey Wolf who albeit the new difficulty (ng+) remains one of the easier bosses.

Ya know my frustration from the amount of deaths I was dealt at the Four Kings, had led me to become obsessed for blood shed. So I disregarded my covenant with Alvina in the Darkroot Garden, and went around killing of her soldiers. It was one of the most satisfying outlets for my frustration. Most the npc’s as I’ve found out turn on you anyway, so might as well just kill em’ all!

After work tonight I will give it another go at the Four Kings, maybe figure out a way to wear Havel’s gear. Currently I am using Iron Armor all +5 which is a hike on defense even over the Havel set. But where it shines in defense, it lacks in poise.

This was a minor recap, maybe I will give a better recount of my exploits in the game. All I know is that the Four Kings must die, and perform several inappropriate things with their dead bodies. Like force feed them cheese whiz and then roll their dead bodies in some kind of batter and then make a snack out of their bodies. Sanity level declining, more to come soon. Peace, love and hair grease.

Cannibal hamsters running amok

Artist: Cannibal Corpse
Album: Butchered at Birth
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year: 1991
Wiki: you bet your ass!

To dig into Cannibal Corpse’ discography is probably one of the most difficult task as far as pinpointing their definitive sound. They started out as a death metal band that was largely influenced by thrash metal. They went balls to wall with Butchered at Birth, ridiculous vocals on Tomb of the Mutilated, and then probably their most accessible album the Bleeding. The future of Cannibal Corpse was absent Chris Barnes, and welcome George Fisher, a much better fit and a very versatile death metal vocalist, his ability to present the brutality of death metal, all the while making an effort to make the lyrics decipherable and well annunciated.

Well I don’t know if you noticed or not, but I never included a single album with George Fisher, and I credit him for his vocal delivery. You see after the Bleeding, this band changed, it lost its spirit in my opinion. Never will I hear another Butchered at Birth, no more insanely uncompromised brutality. The albums are very gimmicky in nature, and for me, just aren’t that catching to me. Its not to say I don’t like a little Unleashing the Bloodthirsty or some of Vile, hell even some of their newer releases have some pretty good tracks. Their new stuff is a helluva lot better than anything Chris Barnes as done with Six Feet Under, I think he needs to lay off the marijuana because his band sucks.

All this being said, to me the most standout album is without a doubt Butchered at Birth, from the beginning track till the end, it is just something otherworldly, terrifyingly brutality, that feels and gives off a very genuine vibe. That beginning track you know, there is a slaughter coming.

Nothing overly technical, some of the most uninspired solos, but the vocals and guitars carry along like a well synced audio assault. The vocals are a tad bit on the hard to understand calibre, but at the same time you might catch a word or two you can understand. The CD inlay is absolutely necessary to sing along with this family favorite.

And the icing on the cake is the absolutely disturbing album cover. You have a ghastly zombie character chopping up bodies, meanwhile a half dead women and the most offending of all, infants hanging from meat hooks. This is the fictitious hell ride, that after 5-10 years still gets my blood flowing.

I guess all this being said, Cannibal Corpse is a confusing band to follow with the change in lineup and especially the most significant losing Chris Barnes and gaining George Fisher, which in my opinion is an excellent and credible vocalist. I could not see Cannibal Corpse progressing along as well as they do, with Chris Barnes remaining in the band. Just listen to a Six Feet Under album, and if you’re not bored as shit after listening one track, than you must be higher than he is.

Cannibal Corpse the stars of Death Metal, and the most recognized, and for good reason.