Going back to the darker days of board gaming. When a slightly younger version of me was making segments for The Dice Tower "Barry Thinks..." There, I was a disgruntled little man with opinions on what is right and wrong with our hobby.
And here I am, doing it again. But why?
Well, I received a package the other day from a Kickstarter. And it lead to this...
What do you think?
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And if you missed out on those Dice Tower videos, here are a few of them for you to muse over.
Never has a video review taken so long. In perspective, I used to make a video review in a day. For a while now, I've been taking a little more time and effort to make a video. So normally they take between 2-6 days to make.
"this is the story of the curse of the dark souls"
I started filming the review for Dark Souls at the beginning of October. The 9th to be precise. But it was put on the back burner while I produced the Dragon Castle and Paper Tales videos. As these were Essen releases. I did get time to go back and carry on DS just before Essen, then continue when I got back. Then things went black...
I had my car break down. I had a windows update that went wrong. I had a memory card give out after filming, loosing an hour of recordings. I had a new memory card that made an unreadable file. And the worse was I had a very ill Player 4, who I had to babysit for over a week. Then I fell ill for two days. On top of that, I broke a nail.
So little by little, I have been working on this video (which is in two parts) trying to get it finished for you. And now that it's done, I can crack on with other (hopefully shorter) videos. Plus some interesting Kickstarters...
Dark Souls is a dungeon crawling game that is supposed to replicate the video game series of the same name. Not that I know that it does, as it is a video game that I have wanted to try but never got around to buying. Even when it was on a reduced price. I was using all my time and fun in the world of Skyrim. Also know my temperament as a gamer...
Yes, I have a habbit of getting frustrated. For example:
I play a game and I mange to get 60% of the way through. Cool.
I play the same game again and I get 70% the way through. Excellent.
I play the same game once more but get stuck around the begging 20%. What the fudge!
Something is not right. From now on, I can't jump to a platform or kill a mini-boss that I found easy before. The game has not changed. The player has not changed apart from he should be more experienced than before. Something is not right! Hench a control gets it's pilots licence.
Therefore I didn't pick up a copy. Although I did watch may reviews that praised the game for capturing the difficulty of arcade games from the 80's and 90's.
The board game does capture the same feeling as the video game. It is hard...