Welcome to the first official blog post for HartKnight’s 4th Annual Halloween Gaming Event!
In 2010 I started doing a horror themed gaming month for October. That year I played Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest and finished it for the first time. It was a better game than most give it credit for. I also played the TG-16 version of Splatterhouse. It’s a favorite of mine.
For 2011 I selected to play Demon’s Souls and Shadowgate Classic. I finished the former From Software title twice as a Sorcerer and completed the Game Boy Color port of a NES classic adventure game.
Last year I allowed you fine readers to vote on what two games I’d play. The pair of titles you chose were Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth and The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return. I had fun with both, but I found I wasn’t able to finish either. I did also play Alien Storm on the Genesis.
This year I play Dark Souls! I shall prepare to die as I traverse the land of Lordran. I’ve put about 28 hours into the game already. 18 of those hours were as a Knight, but I started to pine for my days as a Sorcerer in Demon’s Souls. Therefore I restarted with a new character to do just that. Unfortunately, unlike the Demon’s Souls wiki, the Dark Souls wiki isn’t nearly as good. I’ve had to rely on YouTube user FurryMurry7 for his expertise on dominating as a Sorcerer.
I’ve played this new character for 8.5 hours and loving it. The very dangerous trek into Blighttown was frightening, but it was totally worth it for the Crimson Set and Tin Banishment Catalyst as soon as I could. The last boss I fought was the Hydra in Darkroot Basin and it was annoying since I could only melee with the Tin Banishment Catalyst.
Well that’ll do it for me. Are you doing any Halloween gaming? If so, let me know in the comments section below. Until my next Halloween Gaming Event update. Cheers!