I'd say Capra is one of the harder bosses because of the equipment you're likely to have and the area in which you have to face him. Blighttown was probably my least favorite part of my first play through. You've got some really awesome areas coming up, and then after those the back half of the game which the community is kind of polarized about.. after countless playthroughs I think it's all good!
Well The Depths is amazing compared to Blighttown, lol. Toxic is so annoying and I went in with zero poison or toxic heal items. Dat framerate...Seriously From, design your next game with near-constant 30FPS in mind.
And as I expected, Quelaag was easier than Capra. Is Capra one of the harder bosses? Everything else has been far easier.
The Depths was just an annoying maze imo, once I got into the actual waterways. It's like there was one maze filled with rats and another filled with curse guys. idk. Only one bonfire too unless I missed one. Didn't get cursed though.
I was probably going to use the free Lightning Spear in Sen's Fortress. Is that a worthy replacement for the Drake Sword? I know it's going to get outdated soon but it's honestly been fine so far. 3 or 4-shots the purple dudes/fire breathing spiders and 1-shots the mosquitos in Blighttown.
Also, how do my stats look? I'm sitting at the entrance to an opened Sen's Fortress with about 21 vitality., 14 attunement, 20 endurance, 16 strength, 14 dex, base resistance/intelligence and 12 faith. Drake Sword/Short Bow for weapons, Heater Shield and base Talisman (just Heal), and some shitty light armor. I think I upgraded the chest piece +2 or something though. eh
Game's been hit and miss so far. Everything up to Capra was pure gold. Capra through Blighttown was...less enjoyable.
I'm not a fan of either the lightning spear or especially Drake Sword. The DS is going to suck soon, you'll see. And the lightning spear's moveset is just boring with no versatility. It's a great weapon in terms of damage for when you get it in the game, but I'd at least upgrade a weapon you like in tandem with using it. Like the drake sword, the lightning spear doesn't benefit at all from any increase in stats. But even if you wanted to go the elemental route with your weapons, there are many more interesting choices than the lightning spear. But if you happen to like it, fully upgraded it can easily last you through the end game.
Funny/cool to see new players in this thread going by the catacombs in the beginning of the game or otherwise getting wrecked by a game that explains nothing. If you look back through this thread and other OTs for this game you'll see you're far from being alone in making these mistakes.. it's part of the fun. Try out other areas if you get stuck for too long, remember that upgrading equipment/weapons is at least equally important to upgrading stats, and that grinding for levels might not be the answer.
The game doesn't need a map.