I don’t think I can last long without playing games. I was beginning to feel irritable. But more so, I was craving to play something that will prevent me from mind-wandering. So I went back to Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition (remastered version is not worth the purchase). I realized the sound effects in the game are superb. It is so soothing to my ears. I’m in Blighttown at the moment, and I realized the sound effects can make the world in Dark Souls feels massive or enclosed. Sound effects really matter to me more than the visual presentation. It’s a huge determining factor whether I will enjoy a game or not.
Two things I learned from watching myself play the game. I realized that I am not a skilled player–I just have a lot of patience. I see my flaws on what I could have done better and how I could have killed the boss faster from watching the video clip below (sorry for the low quality clip). The whole time I was observing my surroundings and thinking when to attack. I do get impatient at times, if you noticed how I swing my sword more than three times. Two might be good, then back off. Paying attention to your surroundings is important, especially when trying to study its move. Your environment is also your weapon. Overall, the boss-fight was sloppy. I give myself a D+ for poor performance.
The second thing I learn about myself is the type of video games I enjoy the most is really just problem solving (how do I kill the boss efficiently.) Honestly, I just want to kill the bosses in Dark Souls over and over and skip the exploration, so I can perfect at killing bosses. I really don’t care about how difficult a game is. That sort of thing is a bit overrated. I just want to be entertained–not stressed. Okay, I admit sometimes my mindset do scare me a little, but you know kittens like to play with their food before they eat it. I think I’m the same way. I am just exercising my brain cells. So I expect a fun gameplay. Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate a good story in games. It’s just normally, if I want a good story, I prefer reading a book or watching a TV series. If video games have a mind blowing story, I might literally die from happiness because books + video games= lifelong companion.
I can’t wait to see Beauty and the Beast next month. One of my co-workers is performing. Going there to give her my support. So most likely, I will write my thoughts about the play on this blog.