I finished Dark Souls: Remastered in a burst of good luck last night! I only had Manus and Gwyn left, and after working on Manus on and off for a week, everything just came together and I defeated him on my third or fourth try. After that I went right to Gwyn, and figured I may as well summon Solaire since I went through all the trouble of saving him from the maggots. Once I was done I realized I’d actually meant to do a few last things before going to NG+, but my attention had already started to move on to other games, so it’s just as well. It was fun playing through it in a new way, making sure I didn’t over-level myself and taking my time with the second half.
I also started Spiderman, which is the first PS4 game I’ve played in ages, and I’m enjoying it more than I expected. The podcast talk about sticky and smooth games made me realize I typically like a lot of friction games, even if too much frustrates me. I think that’s one of the reasons I bounce so hard off of games like the modern Far Cry series and other Ubisoft open world games. So Spiderman is the opposite of what I usually like, but I can still appreciate that it’s well-done, and New York is beautiful. It’s good for right after I get off work, when I just want to unwind and watch pretty things happen on the screen without having to think to hard about it.