So I’m through Old Yharnam, took an unexpected and unnerving detour to the Unseen Village, and now I’m making steady progress through the Cathedral Ward.
I think this might now be my favorite in the series… after a bit of a rough start, I’m in a groove with the combat that I didn’t really feel in the others. Switching to the threaded cane was a big help, but I think I also just like the pacing of combat more.
That said… I think I could do without the boss battles, to be honest. I love the combat and the feeling of exploring the environments, but I don’t think I get the same satisfaction from defeating the bosses that a lot of people seem to get. If I beat them quickly, great. If it takes a long time, then it just becomes more irritating than anything. After powering through the first few, I think I’ll be fine with summoning help if I ever start to feel stuck.