Ahh. Dark Souls 2. How I've missed this game. Left my computer on over-night downloading and found a ready game in the morning.
My first few moments were spent on the usual stuff. Figuring out what this button does, fiddling with the graphics a bit. Changing the (atrocious) key binds (They didn't even bother to change the button pictures from console to pc).
After that it was waltzing around the starting area. I must have lapped that place 4 times. Not to find the exit. The exit was as plain as day. In Dark Souls you look for those hidden spots, with shortcuts, loot, impending doom. All that good stuff.
Next couple of moments... erm... minutes were spent on that most important bit of any game. Choosing a class and then appearance. Especially appearance. I chose the Deprived class in my ignorance. Essentially hard mode. You start without anything. Even clothes. You run around in your knickers Fable style punching people.
Somehow I managed to punch the first couple of mobs to death successfully until I found a dagger! With this dagger I managed to clear the entire first area and all the way up until this giant forest area. In this giant forest area I got gang rapped by several undead with bows and axes and swords and firebombs, especially the firebombs. Didn't exactly help my survival that my precious dagger broke halfway through, I had used my last healing item and that a miniature army of Dark Souls zombies where chasing me. ...
I died of course. But that didn't put me off. I felt accomplished I had battled infinite armies of undead with nothing but a broken dagger and a piece of cloth over the important bits!
What made me take a break and come make this post was that as I was walking back to retrieve what is left behind when you die, I carelessly didn't watch my footing and tumbled off the edge into a big dark hole merely meters from the respawn point. Loosing all those precious spoils of war against the big nasties.
Damn you Dark Souls! You magnificently devious bastard!