* Note: Spoilers ahead regarding some of the characters, locations, enemies, and events of Dark Souls.
[This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Part 1 is available here]
It’s not a particularly large number, is it. It’s no thirty-three, for instance. Or four-billion-and-seven. But thirty-two can be plenty, depending on the circumstances.
“Ornstein and Smough. Soul Level 1. 32 attempts. FUCKING DONE. HAVE THAT, YOU PAIR OF GOLDEN BASTARDS.”
The above was a text message I sent early on a Sunday morning to a friend and fellow Dark Souls player after finally defeating the boss duo of Dragon Slayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough – on my thirty-second attempt. Yes, I counted.
But let’s backtrack slightly.