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New Episode! Why Blighttown Really Matters
Hey everyone!

After a delay due to PC problems, the new episode is out! I return to Dark Souls to defend an area EVERYONE hates.

On this playthrough of the game, I realised that Blighttown actually became one of my favourite areas in the game, despite the dread I still felt going through it. The way it toys with the verticality of the level design and how this plays into the way the game rewards the player make Blighttown genuinely oppressive in a way no area up to that point can be. The way it turns the world itself into your enemy is quintessentially Dark Souls, and I love it for that.

Thank you so much for your continued support - it really does allow me to keep doing this. You're all genuinely changing my life for the better. Patron rewards will be sent out in the next few days. 

Thanks!

Hamish

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