Dark Souls has a reputation of being very difficult, but fair. Patience and observation are rewarded. Death typically comes on the heels of overconfidence. The series is more about understanding your limitations than button mashing your way through a grinder. With the first official patch for Dark Souls II, however, From Software seems to have thrown all sense of fairness out the window.
General Updates + Fixes
Titanfall 2 will probably live up to most of the hype surrounding Titanfall, but what we have now is a better Brink with fewer colors, worse textures, mechs, less customization, and more long term support - most likely in the form of paid DLC. 7/10
Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall
Bigger, better written, and more polished than the fantastic base game, now with skill checks on everything from bluffing your way past security to buying a damn good cup of coffee. 9/10
South Park: The Stick of Truth
The transition from show to RPG feels so natural that I'm slightly less bothered by the sidequests launching you face-first into the level cap long before the game ends. 8/10
Dark Souls II
The only good reason for not buying this is that you are patient enough to wait for the PC release next month. 9/10
‘Toad coin?’ wondered the traveler as he examined the pebble. It did not look all that different from any other pebble, and certainly nothing like a coin. ‘What manner of coin has no head or tail, and bears no seal or flag? Who backs this toad coin, the toad bank? The toad treasury!?’ The traveler laughed, but the toads croaked sternly back at him.
Spending $10-15 a day on perishable organic dog food is not a sign of a decadent culture in terminal decline, it's actually real good and worth it.
No lifeguard on duty. Maze run at your own risk.
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