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Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King

25 August 2014
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this one is basically inside a big fortress, with a ton of annoying fucking elevators. elevator simulator. it has some nice areas such as the snow area which is visually appealing and fun to navigate. some interesting new enemies. definitely has challenging sections. it really is just a lot of running around in a big fortress pulling switches and levels, its just ok. the bosses: smelter demon is a generic reskin, sir allone was a really fun fight, something like ornstein 1v1. fume knight was very difficult and took dozens of attempts. rewarding but fucking frustrating. very hard movesets.

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After he first Dark Souls II DLC, this one came about a month or so later and it was a lot different. The DLC you are in giant towers and most of the DLC you are going up and down vertically through the towers and going into dungeon looking areas. This DLC is probably the most challenging the of the 3 in terms of enemies and design. There are a ton of tough enemies who team up against you and there are big guys who shoot lava from their armpits and can make quick work of you, and lets not even talk about those annoying teleporting sorcerer assassin guys who can backstab you.

Iron King is a bit bland looking in design to be honest and none of the areas really stand out. This DLC has 3 bosses like the previous. The first is basically a beefed up version of Smelter Demon only this one is blue and hits for a lot more damage. The other 2 are at the end of the DLC, the first is the Fume Knight, who some consider to be the hardest boss in Dark Souls II. He's a giant knight who uses a giant flaming sword and hits like a truck. The final is a samurai guy who is quick and mostly lunges across at you. He's actually pretty easy and only has one attack that can really mess you up.

Overall Old Iron King is a mixed bag. Some areas in this are really horribly designed, the path to the Smelter Demon 2.0 fight is just full of too many tough enemies who are too difficult to run past and is just so tedious and luck based on whether you'll make it to the boss without getting hit. The bosses are good except Smelter, who is just frustrating with how he can chip away your health just by being close to you. It does tend to throw a lot of enemies at you as well and gets into that annoying and unfair territory. Iron King I'd say is the weakest of the 3 Dark Souls II DLC's, it has the best bosses but at the same time has some of the worst design. Its definitely the one I have the last fond memories of though.
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  • LordofSushi 2019-06-09 18:44:39.200681+00
    Fume Knight is definitely up there with Artorias and Kalameet as one of the best bosses in the entire Souls series.
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  • pollyangel00 2020-05-18 06:32:35.705054+00
    honestly a great set of bosses! sir alonne and fume knight definitely make a good case in favor of the dudes in armor boss archetype
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  • the_lockpick 2020-08-04 21:43:53.801263+00
    I must have gotten insanely lucky because I got Fume on my first try and I was running a relatively weak dex/int build. Alonne on the other hand was a nightmare, took me well over ten attempts
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    • jamboricks 2022-01-21 12:39:54.214066+00
      literal opposite for both of you. idk what this is
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  • Convalescence 2021-06-14 21:02:47.302237+00
    Fume Knight is SICK
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    • jamboricks 2022-01-21 12:42:24.488487+00
      learning how to beat him with a weak character is one of the most satisfying dark souls boss experiences for sure. weirdly enough, his second buffed phase is less difficult than the first when you know how to beat him, and vice versa when you do not
    • ThrashingFairy 2022-04-09 12:49:33.914198+00
      One of the few bosses in DS2 who's hitboxes aren't messed up as hell, lol.
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  • moonisharp 2022-07-27 03:42:43.934882+00
    imo this has the worst level design of the 3 DLCs. I feel like the only reason it’s the highest rated is cause Fume Knight and Sir Alonne actually provide a serviceable challenge.
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  • NickFerrant 2022-08-08 06:47:53.385811+00
    Sir Alonne is a masterpiece of a fight but the runback to him is cancerous. Also, he has some wonky hitboxes.
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