My crapness at this game is knobbing me off. I’ve gone quite a way now, into the bit with the second blacksmith, all around the garden bit and basin (except for the magic door by the hidden bonfire), all around up to etc, and I’ve pinched all the loot in those areas by sneaking and running.
But I haven’t killed a single major enemy except the Talus demon I cheesed! I haven’t got any technique for black nights, giants, big knights, shiny knights, robot rats, laser moth women (I don’t know the names)...all of them I either escape or get killed by, whereas all the other enemies in the game are currently a reasonable cake walk with my gear. Rolling just isn’t in my nature.
I had a few runs when I tried to parry only and I manage it 30% of the time, which makes even basic enemies more trouble than they should be. It’s easier just to smash them into submission.