Oh, cool! My playtime is at 66 hours; probably 55 or so legit hours, the rest afk as is the case with John. I played a bit more tonight and beat Great Shinobi Owl (that was the boss I ended up getting). I made it to the final area of the game (as denoted by an achievement I acquired for visiting all areas) and then I faced Corrupted Monk. After a few tries I had this odd behavior where the boss allowed me to deathblow him in the middle of his shadow phase, otherwise I may not have won the fight. I got another vitality upgrade putting me at 17, with 10 attack power now.
That boss was a girl? :O
How are you doing this? The owl is the Boss that took me six hours, mind I wasn't at 17 VIT and had the Demon bell on but still I...
Am now fighting him again in a memory and I'm still dying at 19 VIT attack 11, not nearly as much as before but...
...how dude? How old are you? Are my reflexes just gone with age or do I suck balls? How many attempts did the owl take you?
I'm 30 years old. :P
The owl wasn't all that bad, I was able to deflect most of his attacks. It was my third or fourth fight perhaps. But if you had the demon bell on it's probably much more difficulty. And yeah, my vitality probably plays a part in it as well. Skill for sure plays a part in it, but there are people far better than me.
I'm making my way through fountainhead at the moment.