Demon Centipede | [blind run] | Boss Designs of Dark Souls ep 23

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    We're coming up on the end of our descent into the bowels of Lordran, but it has a couple of ulcers to throw at us before the end - not the least of which is bugs, literal and otherwise. Fortunately, we meet a friend while we're down here.
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Comments • 62

  • Melvin
    Melvin 2 months ago

    The moment I saw the word "centipede", my brain went: "He is reviewing the Human Centipede????"

  • Gabriel Silveira
    Gabriel Silveira 2 months ago

    Hey T B! I cannot express how great I find your observation skills just playing a game! And your analysis are fantastic! Congrats! Also, could you tell the name of the song used on the video introduction? Sorry for the bad english, I'm only used to thinking and writing in portuguese

  • Timothy McLean
    Timothy McLean 2 months ago

    4:35: I love that that failed in the most unexpected manner possible. Walking through lava is OK, but climbing out of lava is tricky?
    14:05: If only he could throw lightning bolts or something...
    17:10: Also, Japanese beliefs associate centipedes with corruption. (Something I learned from Sekiro Let's Plays, as it happens.)

  • PACR66
    PACR66 2 months ago

    16:27 "Hey Solaire survived!" Prepare to Cry.

  • Cagliostro Raven
    Cagliostro Raven 2 months ago

    14:49 Solaire's armor isn't anything special. He is a complete idiot. But he happens to be an awfully strong idiot. Just nod your head and keep him on your side! Nyah hah hah hah!

  • Kaninchenbau
    Kaninchenbau 2 months ago +3

    God Solaire's behaviour in this episode is so much more depressing knowing what's to come ;;_;;

  • TheNexo
    TheNexo 2 months ago +2

    It hurts me to think that I will take soo long for you to get to Ds3, I want so badly to hear your thoughts on that game, specially the second DLC. Amazing work, this is being my favorite series!

  • Hravn Valdyr
    Hravn Valdyr 2 months ago

    fun fact, this area had been rushed for a huge deal. another reason why I want to see an actual remake, with a true imagining of that area.

  • LIZARDKING_OwO
    LIZARDKING_OwO 2 months ago +4

    Skyen could you put an end to the suffering of quelaag’s sister. She is a being in pain that is blind and deaf and will continue to suffer as she no longer receives humanity from her sister to keep her alive. In the end she will continue to suffer until her life runs out. Both of the sisters have a really sad story and if you have the time I’d recommend you looking it up. Although you’d be killing her you’d be releasing her from the pain and suffering that is her life as it is right now. She even still believes that her sister is still alive and believes that you are her when you meet. As you can tell in her design she has her sisters form of quelaag but in a dying state where her fire is gone and looks very ill . I know it’s just an character in a video game but seeing a being in such a state really saddens me. It’s just something that is interesting to find out. I know that quelaags video is done but I think you’d have a deeper understanding of their relationship if you did.

    • Equeon
      Equeon Month ago

      Well I just joined her covenant and gave her a shitton of humanity, and talked to her so she at least thought her sister was there. I just wanted her to be okay a little longer.

  • Nikolai Brezlov
    Nikolai Brezlov 2 months ago

    "he's on the ceiling" no, jump good!

  • Taliesin
    Taliesin 2 months ago +2

    Welcome to the part of Dark Souls that people don't really like to talk about. And yeah, you nailed it right away: this is the result of serious dev crunch.

  • ArcaneAzmadi
    ArcaneAzmadi 2 months ago +9

    Yeah, welcome to the worst areas in the game. As the lazy "let's just plop down half a dozen copies of an early game boss in random locations, repurpose two other assets as 'demons' and plop a dozen more around, and blatantly recycle a previous boss for the _second_ time only this time with a fire effect on it" design suggests, the Demon Ruins and Lost Izalith were the worst casualties of the game's rushed development cycle.
    Y'know, one thing that you never seem to have grasped is that the Grass Crest Shield isn't meant to be used for blocking. It's a stat stick- you wear it on your back for the stamina regen bonus while you 2-hand your weapon and survive by rolling. If you want to block, especially heavy hits from enemies like Taurus Demons, you should be using a heavier shield with 100% physical damage block to prevent the chip damage and much more stability to reduce stamina consumption and prevent guard breaks. Using the Grass Crest Shield to block giant stone axes like that is like going out in the rain in a raincoat made of bread. Although you really shouldn't be blocking huge swings like that in an area with this many narrow ledges to be knocked off anyway, even with a proper shield.
    You had some TERRIBLE RNG with the Centipede Demon, normally it only slings its arm at you a few times before it comes stomping over for a fight, but it seemed to get stuck in an AI loop against you. What you did by rushing across the lava to the wider area on the side is actually something quite a lot of other people recommend. Also, Solaire is _unbelievably_ tanky, which is good because he's also really _dumb,_ so he needs to be tanky to be able to last against bosses like the Gaping Dragon, Ornstein and Smough, this one, and one other that you won't ever get the chance to see him fight...

    • Sir Baguette
      Sir Baguette Month ago

      Lost Izalith & Demon ruins aren't lazy. FromSoft was pressured by Bandai to get the game finalized. They ran out of time, so the last areas they developed ended up unfinished.

  • Gooner P
    Gooner P 2 months ago +4

    I’ve binged this entire series and have been really enjoying it. It has brought a new interpretation on he bosses and areas of one of my favorite games of all time.

  • Danothyus1
    Danothyus1 2 months ago +4

    i said on a old video of yours but i'll say it again. One way to intepret things here is that life and fire on dark souls are similar things, the first fire gave life to the things of the world.

    Then you have pyromancy, which is the art to control fire, in other words, to control life; with that, it makes sense that the misuse/uncontrolled usage of fire magic creates mutations, as its the same as losing control over what creates life itself, making things go haywire and spawning those things.

  • Philippe Gabriel
    Philippe Gabriel 2 months ago +2

    demon firesage could have been an opportunity to talk about reskins and recycling bosses. If the subject is worth exploring you' ll have more opportunities in the later games

    • Alcachaz
      Alcachaz 2 months ago

      *cough cough dark souls 2 cough cough*

  • Rhesty
    Rhesty 2 months ago +2

    itching for the next episode knowing what happens next I really just want to hear an hour long video on all your thoughts

  • _Misto_
    _Misto_ 2 months ago +2

    i feel bad for you, this truly is the worst map and the boss after this one is the worst boss of the game in my opinion

    • ArcaneAzmadi
      ArcaneAzmadi 2 months ago +2

      It's the worst boss in the series. Including the Prowling Magus and Congregation, which is just a fucking room of normal enemies with a life meter.

  • Deku
    Deku 2 months ago +1

    Yea Miyazaki admits that he shouldn’t have let an inexperienced team handle a level

    • Arya Ren
      Arya Ren 2 months ago +2

      Nah it was just time and money thing and he does not admit it

  • Deku
    Deku 2 months ago +4

    Fun fact this level is unfinished hence why the Taurus and capras are all copy pasted everywhere

    • Arya Ren
      Arya Ren 2 months ago +3

      Fun fact, everyone knows

  • Profesor Djauul of the black Harvest

    F for Solaire

  • DerPanduin
    DerPanduin 2 months ago +8

    Someone needs to take away Skyen's safety Zweihänder. XD

    • Sparda
      Sparda 2 months ago +6

      That's what Dark Souls 2 and 3 are for.

  • xileFM -
    xileFM - 2 months ago +31

    ooh boy, bed of chaos is next! The dark souls community's absolute faaaaavorite boss. Everybody """"loves""" bed of chaos so much! Infact everyone """loves""" all of Lost Izalith so much aswell!

  • Lord McMutton
    Lord McMutton 2 months ago +1

    I haven't watched everything so far, but have you been made aware that you can buy various Boss Armor sets from that chipper guy you met before Blighttown?

    • Lord McMutton
      Lord McMutton 2 months ago

      @Regikickass22 Ah, cool! Thanks for letting me know

    • Regikickass22
      Regikickass22 2 months ago +5

      Lord McMutton he actually found that guy in the Gwyndolin video

  • Ziegrif
    Ziegrif 2 months ago +1

    You should enter the dying spider ladies covenant and give her humanity. Pays off big time later on.

    • Regikickass22
      Regikickass22 2 months ago

      He’s already killed her too lmao. But he’s also finished the game

    • Gamn
      Gamn 2 months ago +3

      He already finish the game, he is mostly just editing it and preparing some extra videos about DS

  • Daniel Kniffin
    Daniel Kniffin 2 months ago +8

    Skyen: *clips through the floor*
    Me: "HE'S GONNA CATCH THEM ALL 'CAUSE HE IS TB PHANTOM"

  • xileFM -
    xileFM - 2 months ago

    Os Yen ta rahima, aka no waka toka, is na loti ketoli aya ko meya. Ha osya kele?

  • Nicolas Vaz
    Nicolas Vaz 2 months ago +5

    Welcome to the bad part of DS1

  • BologneyT
    BologneyT 2 months ago +1

    Just so ya'll know, *I* was the person that Disliked this video. I Disliked it immediately just because I wanted to see what it felt like to singlehandedly remove ALL THE DISLIKES from a T B Skyen video so it would be completely free of them once I UnDisliked it. :D
    * UnDislikes *
    I hope nothing bad happens
    So if you see a Dislike on it now, I can't do anything about that person.

  • Prushko
    Prushko 2 months ago

    Ew Centipedes

  • Alexander Castro-Vera
    Alexander Castro-Vera 2 months ago

    Welcome to the flaming pits.

  • Invidia Syren
    Invidia Syren 2 months ago +78

    It’s funny how quickly you caught onto the fact that Lost Izalith is very unfinished.

    • PACR66
      PACR66 2 months ago +2

      He is a pretty clever guy.

  • Darker
    Darker 2 months ago

    Oh man, this is gonna be buggy as fuck

  • ScarecrowLP | Let's Plays mit der Vogelscheuche

    May I, as a biologist, barge in and make everybody hate me?
    Actually, centipedes are also no insects, just like spiders. Myriapoda diverged a little bit later from the phylogenetic branch of insects than spiders did. But crustaceans like crabs and lobsters are actually even closer to insects than centipedes are. Just to make it clear, three of the defining traits of an insect are exactly six legs, a segmentation into three body sections (head, thorax, abdomen) and (if present) two pairs of wings emerging from the thorax. Sometimes wings develop into different structures as well, making it effectively only one pair of wings, like in flies or mosquitoes. Beetles have chitinized upper wings that often form a shell-like structure. So, wings are not the best feature to define insects, but the three distinct body regions and six legs typically are. Evolution can be complicated 😅
    But of course, this little biological mistake does not really make the video any worse.

    • ScarecrowLP | Let's Plays mit der Vogelscheuche
      ScarecrowLP | Let's Plays mit der Vogelscheuche 2 months ago

      @Timothy McLean Right, I forgot about the halteres on flies and mosquitoes. Thank you for pointing that out. I will make aome little corrections now.

    • Timothy McLean
      Timothy McLean 2 months ago

      Re: Exceptions to "two pairs of wings": Flies also only have one set of wings, because their other set evolved into what are basically their equivalent of an inner ear. (And then there are things like ants and termites which either never develop wings or lose them early in life.)

    • Sparda
      Sparda 2 months ago +1

      I don't hate you! This is a really good rundown of something I knew. So many people use the term insect when it just doesn't apply. But that's a very common mistake, and Skyen can't know everything. It's only fair this series should teach him a thing or two.

  • CheeseyGaming
    CheeseyGaming 2 months ago +1

    shame I was able to catch the premiere for this one but I wasn't expectimg England TO WIN THE BLOODY CRICKET WORLD CUP!
    and to make this comment relevent to the video; I think my buddy solaire needs a hug

  • GhastlyTrashcan
    GhastlyTrashcan 2 months ago +15

    All in all a fun ride this. With a minimal bit of Solaire sadness. \[T]/
    Because this game is where hope goes to die.

  • Chriss Alsop
    Chriss Alsop 2 months ago +10

    as weird as it sounds, fire magic and pyromancy are two different things in dark souls
    fire magic is the predecessor to pyromancy; it was used by demons, like the demon firesage
    and then the chaos witches came along and created pyromancy

    • Slowlaire
      Slowlaire 2 months ago

      @Overlord IV yes thats what I was saying xD
      I was just pointing out that it "looks like" the sister uses pyromancies because they used the same animations/spell effects the pyromancies also have, so it looks like she uses pyromancies even though she does not. Sorry for the confusion.

    • Overlord IV
      Overlord IV 2 months ago

      @Slowlaire Oh right, Laurentius is the NPC we meet in the game itself; Salaman was mentioned in all the spell descriptions, my bad on that. The sister is Izalith also doesn't use pyromancies, she uses fire magic - looks like pyromancies, requires a catalyst though (you can see her using one in the next episode of Skyen's boss designs probably).

    • Slowlaire
      Slowlaire 2 months ago

      @Overlord IV No, it was Quelana herself who created pyromancies. The first "human" pyromancer was Salaman whom she took as her first pupil (as mentioned by Quelana herself and a lot of descriptions from pyromancies) but as far as I remember Salaman failed to withstand the allure of the chaos flame and perished (?) because of it.
      But before he did so, he had pupils in his homeland (the great swamp) so the art of pyromancies where spread there. Laurentius is just a random dude from the great swamp. The only Pyromancer we know of who created his own spells in DS1 was Eingyi who created the poison/toxic mist pyromancies. Its only starting with ds2 that many more "human made" pyromancies show up.
      Regarding the other sister who fights you in izalith, I would not take her use of pyromancies as any sort of proof. There was just no way they made unique spells for a single enemy production wise so they just used the animations for pyromancies imo.

    • Overlord IV
      Overlord IV 2 months ago

      Akschually, it's Quelana specifically that taught Laurentius of the Great Swamp Fire Magic and HE turned it into proper pyromancies (if I remember my lore correctly). There's another sister you see later in Lost Izalith who casts her pyromancies from a staff, and has them being called "fire magic" in the staff's description. So yeah, it wasn't the Demons that created Pyromancies, but the humans actually - which the sisters of Izalith are not, mind you.

    • Slowlaire
      Slowlaire 2 months ago +7

      to be exact, the definition is pretty much the classical difference between a "druid" and a "sorcerer".
      Fire magic corresponds to druids and is basically just pure wild magic that is given direction by the user.
      Pyromancy on the other hand is basically also "wild magic" but its not "wild" anymore, it has been given form so that it can be controlled.
      That being said, the chaos witch and her daughters also did not use "pyromancy", they too used "fire magic" which in the end backfired when they created the chaos flame in an attempt to recreate the first flame, turning them all into... well, whatever they turned into in the end. Only as a result of that mishap was pyromancy created by Quelana, in an attempt to create a method with which "humans" could control/use flame magic without getting done in by doing so. The demons only came after that, since they where literally born from the chaos flame the witch of izalith created, and their life is closely tied to this exact chaos flame (so basically, demons do not "use" fire magic, they "are" fire magic fueled by the chaos flame, meaning once the chaos flame dies out so do the demons).
      So in the end pyromancy is still "fire magic" but it is "controlled fire magic", created for humans to use without them turning into demons themselves.

  • Majeed Mamah
    Majeed Mamah 2 months ago +3

    Can't wait, can't wait.

  • BologneyT
    BologneyT 2 months ago +1

    Wow. I might get to watch my first Premiere! It will be YOU, Skyen! :D
    I happened to have the playlist open, and suddenly I woke up and found another video was added to the end of it! :D

  • the Kingu
    the Kingu 2 months ago +2

    i think it’s more like Centipede Demon but i like Demon Centipede more... hmm

  • ArmorFrog Entertainment
    ArmorFrog Entertainment 2 months ago +32

    The video exists. You're showing us that it exists. But you won't let us watch it.
    Skyen, why do you torture me like this?