Firelink to the past
A giant leap backwards? Outside Firelink Shrine, we found one of the fallen giants that were crucial to the plot of Near the end of the last game, you gained the power to enter the memories of these fallen giants for some of the adventure’s best moments, letting you briefly fight in some of the epic battles that had led to the fall of Drangleic. Is this just a sly nod, or a welcome return for the brilliant memory sequences? We’re crossing our fingers for the latter. nightmares been concerned with logic? Factoring in a full-body crush, the Greatwood now has six points of attack, as well as all its acolytes desperate to impress the boss. The Xbox 360 could barely stutter us through Blighttown, let alone a battle of this scale. We try to accentuate the positive: it’s not just an arm, but a new weak point to target. A powerful, clawed weak point that looks like it could easily crush us under a pinkie, but a weak point nonetheless. We dodge the villagers’ hammers and blows, slice the Greatwood’s cursed occupant, then hold back until our next opportunity. If only that was the last surprise.
When we’re halfway to victory the Greatwood starts throwing a tantrum. It bashes the ground over and over with all its might, the screen shaking with each blow. By the time we realize what’s happening, we’re already freefalling. The earth shatters beneath our feet and we all pour into the darkness.