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I beat Dark Souls 2 with the power of friendship

Whether they liked it or not

One of my closest friends from home has a place down in the countryside. It’s perched on a cliff edge, so in the mornings you can sit on the balcony, grab a coffee, and stare out to sea. A few of us try our utmost to visit every year in a bid to catch up and let our worries melt away. It’s become tradition.

Each time we head down, we’ll try and tackle a game. Once I brought Dark Souls 2 with me because it’s horrendously difficult, and I’d wanted to plough through it for a while (they had no choice). But fairly early on I just hit this wall. There was this one boss I simply couldn’t beat. No matter how hard I tried, how many hours I spent, how many videos I watched. I just didn’t get ‘it’.

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Ed Thorn

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When Ed's not cracking thugs with bicycles in Yakuza, he's likely swinging a badminton racket in real life. Any genre goes, but he's very into shooters and likes a weighty gun, particularly if they have a chainsaw attached to them. Adores orange and mango squash, unsure about olives.

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