Grr… No chapter this week.

Sorry about the late notice. But I’ve had a lot of trouble making myself sit down to write this week, and the few times I have, I didn’t make the kind of progress I expected too. A  combination of bad work ethic and unreasonable standards, I guess…

So yeah. No Anubai today. I’ll post the next chapter as soon as I feel satisfied with it. This really is a pivotal moment in the book, and I don’t think I could half-ass it even if I wanted too… Sigh.

I have spent a good chunk of time over the last two weeks playing both Bloodborne and Dark Souls Remastered. In case you were wondering, DSR doesn’t change anything from the original except slightly polishing up the graphics and, much more importantly, fixing a whole lot of frame rate issues. So if you’ve already played Dark Souls to death, don’t bother picking up the remaster; on the other hand, if you haven’t played Dark Souls before, I heartily recommend you give it a try. $40 is a bit expensive for a simple remaster, but new players will still get their money’s worth.

I’m currently playing a high-dex archer build, which is one I can recommend to beginners, incidentally. Being able to do high damage at range is a huge advantage in Dark Souls. Also, if you have the patience to farm souls and titanite shards in the Undead Parish, it will give you a pretty big advantage in the early stages. Naturally, the advantages gained by spending extra time in early areas tapers off as you continue the game; but leave rushing through early sections until you are very familiar with your chosen play style, be it swords, bows, or turtle-ing up with a good shield and a spear. Dark Souls isn’t about leveling up your stats, it’s about leveling up your player skills. 😉

Just for fun, I watched someone speedrun the game in about half an hour. Kinda fun to watch, but I, personally, wouldn’t enjoy playing that way. To each their own. ^^;

Anyway. I apologize again for not finishing the chapter this week. And now my son is on summer vacation, so I have to find things for him to do as well. Oh well. I’ll get it done sometime. :\

Have a good week, everyone. I’ll be back on Sunday with… something. Maybe the last three episodes of my short Evil Within Let’s Play. Maybe not. I don’t know. 😦

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