Reflections of a lifetime video game player.

Disappointed Idealist. Video game player. Writer of words. Drinker of tea. 

Welcome to PharaohCreator.com. I write about games, as neither hater nor hyper. If you're tired of the endless online hyperbole, then you've found a place that might suit you better. Take a seat. Have a cuppa. Let's chat for a while.

March 23, 2020

Sea of Thieves celebrated its second birthday a couple of days ago. I started sailing all the way back in the technical alpha, and have played regularly since launch - the last time being a little under 24 hours ago. I thought now would be a good time to sit back and h...

March 22, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, I finished Dark Souls. I covered it extensively on here and on my Twitter thread, where I pretty much live-tweeted the entire game during the couple of months it took me to haul my ass through it. Finishing it was hard but felt like reaching the...

February 29, 2020

Last night, I finished Dark Souls. As Gwyn, Lord of Cinder fell to my sword in The Kiln of the First Flame, one of the most amazing experiences I've had in my gaming life came to an end. It took me a long time to learn how to parry attacks in the game - so many deaths...

February 10, 2020

It's February, and I'm still playing Dark Souls. I'll be honest, I'm surprised by this - and a little self-congratulatory too. The progress is slow, but steady. Or it was... for a while. Then I arrived in Anor Londo. After the misery of Blighttown with its associated d...

February 1, 2020

I remember the days when I'd feel lucky to get access to a beta test for a new game. The whole process of creating an account on a site and signing up, sometimes completing a questionnaire or survey, and then the wait for acceptance. You'd get an email with a link in i...

January 19, 2020

I'd always assumed that Dark Souls wasn't for someone like me. I see myself as very much an average gamer - middle of the road ability, a pretty typical amount of time available. I'm no longer the hardcore player I once was. I'm not a massive fan of difficulty spikes,...

December 27, 2019

I've been playing Dark Souls. It's been on my list to play since basically forever - I actually had it on the Xbox 360 and managed to get all the way to the Taurus Demon before quitting out and walking away from it. Yes, I know. He's right at the start. And he's easy t...

December 7, 2019

It had been an uneventful voyage. My brother and I had departed Plunder Outpost, a ramshackle set of buildings nestled against a mountainside sticking out of the sea in the southern Ancient Isles an hour or two earlier, setting sail with no particular destination or ag...

December 4, 2019

Titanfall was the first big Xbox exclusive game of this generation - the keyword there being "big." The buzz around this one was first heard at E3 in 2013, and it was all anyone seemed to be talking about. Lots of superlatives were thrown around in regard to this game...

December 1, 2019

It's an inescapable truth of the universe: people love lists. We love making them, we love sharing them, and we apparently absolutely adore reading those that consist entirely of other people's subjective opinions - I suspect mainly so we can disagree with them and rag...

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