Played through the Catacombs without any trouble. Skeletonwheels were easier here as I could see them come one at a time. Pinwheel was a complete joke.
Then it fell apart.
I got curious. Decided to explore Tomb of the Giants a little, thinking I'd get to a bonfire quickly. What a piece of shit level design! Can't see shit. Cliffs everywhere. Huge enemies you can't block because you need that lantern out. I climbed down into a building with light thinking the bonfire was there. About 5 various skeleton giant creatures bum rushed me the minute my feet got off the ladder. Fuck this! Warped out of the catacombs.
Then I tried to go get the DLC pendant. Was killed by the second warthog like 5 times. Took a few tries to clear out the crystal fucks to fight the golem.
Terrible. I was playing terrible. I noticed my temper was short. I wasn't planning or taking it easy. Just sort of running up at things like I was playing God of War. I also started feeling nauseous. I thought my anger at the game was doing it.
Took a little break.
Resumed! Got to the DLC. Kicked the sit out of the Guardian (Geoff was right. Uchigatana +15 dismembers it in seconds.) Then I've just been slowly picking off the enemies in the Royal Garden, and clearing it out inch by inch. Those Stone Guardians fucking suck. They were making me sick. Physically sick. I was nauseous again.
Kids threw up at the end of last week. Wife was in complete shambles Sunday/Monday. All this Dark Souls stuff happened Tuesday. I thought it was the game, but looks like I feel victim to the Coxsackie virus. A sickness that's been going around the kids' school. A sickness that's all acid reflux, nausea, and diarrhea. A sickness that sounds like Cock Sucky, or Cock Sack virus
I don't know if my annoyance with Tomb of the Giants stressed me into getting sick, or if it was inevitable. I do think I started not feeling well and that lead to piss poor playing.
After Bioshock I'll come back. Then it's on to destroy this game once and for all....