There's the difference between me and LC . I love the game maybe not as much as her but I'm not gonna play it without a Shield. I'm predominately a blocker and no Shield would be almost impossible for me. I will get my groove for the Black Knights but I could never get those hollow men at the burg cuz there slow attacks are confusing.
I was convinced to play Dead Space 2 on hardcore I doubt I'll with some crazy handicap. You guys should try a Calamity Ring playthrough if you like challenges.
I went down to the skeletons first in my first playthrough. I was so pissed until Croft told me go up first. Blighttown isnt even that bad, in fact I always get through it without even using the rusted iron ring. Once you get passed the blow darts its pretty simple.
And yes Ornstein and Smough were easy top choices. I forvet the amount of times I failed at beating them, only beat them with the help of 2 ppl I summoned. Later I could beat them with just Solaire. The archers never gave me an issue until last playthrough, I always just kill the one blocking my way though never kill both.
Seemed like everything was OP before patch. I should look for a Dark Souls that hasnt been patched just to see the difference.
The safest way to do it is to poison them from the bottom there. Just get them poisoned and wait. That's the way I used to do it until I got really good a parrying. Now I just run to the guy on the right parry him once and he's dead.
But yeah...just poison them from the bottom there... where you face the last two white flying things. You can back yourself all the way up against the rail and the archers can't reach you but you can reach them. Just poison them and wait.
Gotta find a good spot, I tried that one time but my arrows kept hitting an invisible which is something I hate in Dark Souls. I would be left open for their arrows which of course seem like homing missiles along with every other archer in the game lol. Hopefully I get a Skull Lanter because the RoF helped me in my 2nd playthrougb mostly at the Archives.