Dark Souls Full Play | Episode 13 – Coming Home is Hard To Do

When your home is an undead prison, filled to the brim with demons who mean you nothing but harm, it can be difficult to go back to it.  Unfortunately though, we simply have to go back as there are some really great items to be found in the Undead Asylum where we started the game.  Ultimately the experience though was very humbling, as I died a lot.

There’s not a lot of room to fight, so the Black Knights are very imposing, and the Stray Demon that hides for you at the bottom of the asylum is difficult.  There are a lot of deaths, nine to be exact, and they are all painful to watch.  The good thing is that the asylum has a few great items that will help us in our travels.

The concept of the full game playthrough is that a new video will be uploaded every weekday, Monday thru Friday. I will continue to do this until I have beaten the game in question. For my first time out, a poll was administered on our Facebook Page, and our fans determined that I would be playing the punishing, but entertaining game, Dark Souls.

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Here are some of the highlights of Episode 12.

  • Gameplay: How to get back to the Undead Asylum | 00:20
  • WTF?!: Joey V just missed out on a very important item! | 01:05
  • Gameplay: How Snuggly the Crow works | 02:30
  • Gameplay: Avoiding the Stray Demon & fighting Black Knight | 05:00
  • Mini-Boss Fight: Black Knight | 06:25
  • Death: Fighting a Black Knight in a narrow hallway sucks | 08:15
  • Gameplay: Let’s pull the Black Knight, maybe? | 08:50
  • Mini-Boss Fight: Black Knight | 10:10
  • Death: Tried a full heal and it didn’t work | 14:20
  • Gameplay: Going to explore other parts of the asylum | 14:45
  • Mini-Boss Fight: Hollowed Knight | 16:00
  • Loot: Crest Shield, great magic resistance | 17:35
  • Gameplay: Clearing out the rest of the asylum, heading to our cell | 18:00
  • Mini-Boss Fight: Black Knight | 21:40
  • WTF?!: Are you stuck? | 23:00
  • Death: Not stuck enough | 23:25
  • Mini-Boss Fight: Black Knight | 24:35
  • Death: I hate fighting in the asylum | 26:20
  • Mini-Boss Fight: Black Knight | 27:30
  • Gameplay: Let’s go try out that Stray Demon boss | 30:00
  • Boss Fight: Stray Demon | 31:30
  • Death: That was quick| 31:50
  • Boss Fight: Stray Demon | 32:20
  • Death: Ow | 32:30
  • Boss Fight: Stray Demon | 33:15
  • Death: Got a hit!| 33:50
  • Boss Fight: Stray Demon | 34:30
  • Death: Got stuck | 34:40
  • Boss Fight: Stray Demon | 36:10
  • Death: Oh come on, he hit me mid jump!| 36:15
  • Gameplay: Headed back to fight the last Black Knight | 36:50
  • Mini-Boss Fight: Black Knight | 37:25
  • Gameplay: Headed back to Firelink | 41:10
  • Gameplay: That item on the roof … we need it! | 42:25
  • Gameplay: Where the newly found key opens | 44:30
  • Loot: Rusted Iron Ring, helps you walk in water | 45:35

Dark Souls Full Play Checklist

Total Deaths for Dark Souls Full Play: 37

Major Tasks

  • Leave the Asylum
  • Ring the First Bell
  • Ring the Second Bell
  • Survive Sen’s Fortress
  • Return to the Asylum
  • Enter the Painted World
  • Defeat Gwyn

Major Bosses

  • Asylum Demon
  • Taurus Demon
  • Bell Gargoyle
  • Capra Demon
  • Moonlight Butterfly
  • Gaping Dragon
  • Chaos Witch Quelaag
  • Ceaseless Discharge
  • Centipede Demon
  • Stray Demon
  • Great Grey Wolf Sif
  • Pinwheel
  • Iron Golem
  • Crossbreed Priscilla
  • Ornstein and Smough
  • Dark Sun Gwyndolin
  • Four Kings
  • Demon Firesage
  • The Bed of Chaos
  • Seath The Scaleless
  • Nito
  • Gwyn Lord of Cinder

Mini Bosses

  • Armored Boar
  • Black Hydra
  • Black Phantom
  • Butcher
  • Giant Cat
  • Giant Rat
  • Golden Crystal Golem
  • Havel The Rock
  • Hydra
  • Parasitic Wall Hugger
  • Ricard the Archer
  • The Black Knight (5 of 7)
  • The Bridge Wyvern
  • The Channeler (2 of 3)
  • The Tower Knight
  • Titanite Demon
  • Undead Dragon
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One Comment:

  1. Rough day at the Asylum…

    If you’re going for the Hydra next then there is a good spot to attack it from. Try to dodge its magic attacks as you close in and you’ll spot a body in the water with items on it. If you stand just behind the body facing the hydra and hold up your shield you should be able to win the fight without it ever hitting you. Its attacks rarely hit that particular spot in front of it and when they do a 100% phys shield will deflect the damage. You should then have an opening to get a couple of hits in, rinse and repeat until victory is yours!

    Since Minecraft just came out on xbla I’m going to take a day off dark souls and get killed by creepers instead of demons. I found the way to the roof and that key before but didn’t notice the steps up to the nest. I’ll have to go try the area mself next time I play.

    Slightly altered the checklist for tonight:

    Major Tasks

    * Survive the first night
    * Build a house
    * Find food
    * Light area
    * Seek coast
    * Build castle on the shore
    * Keep an eye out for the French

    Major Bosses

    * Ender Dragon

    Mini Bosses

    * Iron Golem
    * Ghast
    * Skeleton riding a spider
    * Creepers…

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