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These Dark Souls 2 bosses will kill you - Dark Souls 2 Weekly

One of the most memorable things about playing any of the Souls games: taking on their grueling bosses. In this episode of Dark Souls 2 Weekly, Ryan and Lorenzo tackle all the known bosses in the game and discuss their movesets and potential strategies for taking them down.

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  • Clovin64 - February 23, 2014 7:37 a.m.

    Ornstein & Smough are my favourite bosses in Dark Souls, and that battle is also my favourite momment in the entire game. Summoning Solaire makes the fight much, much easier, but on my first time I did it solo. Artorias is another great fight, and the backstory behind his character (and that of the whole DLC) is pretty tragic. His anguished scream when you kill him gives me chills, as does his limp broken arm. Favourite Demon's Souls fight is against Maiden Astrea and Garl Vinland. Once again, a tragic guilt-inducing battle with some beautiful melancholy music to accompany it.
  • GOD - February 21, 2014 10:27 p.m.

    I've only played Demons' Souls but I would have to say the Storm King was pretty memorable for me. When you first walk outside and see that this ridiculously huge flying sting ray in the sky is the boss I got really nervous and was scared that it would just destroy me while I try to shoot it with my tiny little bow. Then it turns out you just grab this special sword. Sure the storm sword makes the fight pretty easy, but getting to have that immense power while fighting against this massive flying beast was an amazing feeling. Especially in game that constantly want you to feel inferior to everything you encounter, being able to suddenly split the sky asunder is pretty exhilarating.
  • xMagnumMGx - February 21, 2014 8:45 p.m.

    To me it was the Centipede Demon. First time seeing the boss surrounded by lava I practically wet myself. One of the few bosses that filled me with dread while fighting.
  • PolarBearsInHeat - February 21, 2014 3:27 p.m.

    Four kings are always a pain when you do them alone (even with beatrice, cause her AI is normally terrible)
  • BladedFalcon - February 21, 2014 1:56 p.m.

    The new bosses look cool, I specially liked the Mirror knight, that was an awesome setting. Anyway, yeah, Sif and Ornstein & Smoug are the most memorable boss fights in Dark Souls, but aside from that, I really liked the fight against Gravelord Nito, because I really didn't know what to expect when fighting him... And then I freaked out when I heard this sharp woman scream, immediately followed by this gigantic energy blade erupting from the ground and impaling me. Even compared to Sif and Ornstein & Smoug, no other boss caught me off guard as fast and as gruesome as Nito did. And his design was cool as well, even if the real challenge came when fighting his summoned skeleton minions. As for Demon's Souls... I'll go for the Storm King, the giant flying Manta Ray surrounded by a sea of smaller flying Manta Rays. I thought this fight was awesome if only for the concept of it, which is having to traverse this vast, huge plain while dodging energy bolts from the aforementioned sea of flying mantas, in order to get this huge ass blade that could rend the air and slice those fuckers out of the air., so fucking awesome.
  • obviouslyadouche - February 21, 2014 12:50 p.m.

    Artorias, he's a cool looking boss and it's an all around cool, and grueling fight.
  • winner2 - February 21, 2014 12:40 p.m.

    To be different since lots will say Sif or O/S, I really liked the iron golem in the way to Anor londo. I remember hitting him once and it barely budged his health, thinking "ooooh no". From demons souls It's a bit tougher. I exploited my two favorites design wise, the maneaters (after is think 50 attempts I picked one off from behind the gate) and the flame lurker (fuck that fight, had to use the dragon bone safe spot), but I did beat the penetrator pretty easily and I liked that fight a lot. It was nice fighting a more human enemy every once in a while. Don't judge me on the flame lurker though. Kill admit I could have done the maneaters normally but the flame lurker made everything else in that game look like child's play. The single most aggressive enemy in the souls games I think.
  • BladedFalcon - February 21, 2014 12:48 p.m.

    No one's judging you, Flamelurker is indeed one relentless motherfucker, and I also struggled with the maneaters a ton. The maneaters and the Penetrator were probably the ones that killed me the most times.
  • winner2 - February 21, 2014 1:07 p.m.

    Yeah those 3 fights were no joke, the maneaters especially seeming now like a test run of the four kings idea, except they can FLY and the arena is small. I'm wondering if there will be a flame lurker for DS2, out of the 5 so far I dunno. Aggression wise none so far, difficulty wise it looks like the mirror knight might get there. Bringing in another player to fight with him is a real dick move, but I'm looking forward to it. Definitely a huge change from the monk since that was still a 1v1. And it's weird but I'm hoping there aren't any exploits in this, because that'd force me to beat even the cheapest boss fair and square. There are few greater feelings in games than when you beat one of those fights.
  • BladedFalcon - February 21, 2014 2:02 p.m.

    Agreed completely. The sad thing about the FlameLurker fight is taht there IS an exploit to beat him, since for some reason there's a spot in the arena where you fight him that he refuses to attack, making it very easy for people to cheese him from the safety of that spot... Sucking out all the fun and challenge of the fight. Thankfully I think From Software got smarter about this in Dark Souls, since I think the only boss there that you could exploit was Ceaseless Discharge. (Dammit, that fucking name...) Otherwise I don't think it was easy to trick or exploit bosses there, so hopefully that'll be even tighter this time around. I also like that this game seems to keep playing around with new ideas to make the Bosses feel refreshing... Although to be honest I felt it was kinda cheap that the first boss they showed here also summoned a horde of skeletons, which sounds disappointingly similar to what happened in the Gravelord Nito fight.
  • universaltofu - February 21, 2014 12:10 p.m.

    To answer this weeks question, I'll say gaping dragon, just a neat design with its chest mouth thing and wind up snapping spine, and being able to cut off its tail was nice.
  • universaltofu - February 21, 2014 11:47 a.m.

    That is one sweet undead ghostly form.
  • BladedFalcon - February 21, 2014 10:24 a.m.

    Ah! here it is! Since I think the last one had been on around Wednesday/Tuesday, I was a tad worried you guys had forgotten about making an episode this week, glad to see I was wrong! ^^ Right now I'm at work so it's hard to watch videos here, but I'll be looking forward to checking it out later! :D
  • GR_LorenzoVeloria - February 21, 2014 12:28 p.m.

    Had a tad of a delay this week, but the video will hit every Thursday.
  • BladedFalcon - February 21, 2014 12:49 p.m.

    Gotcha, I'll be sure to be on the lookout then ^^

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