Yeah, this game is a recipe for frustration. Unlike DS1, the regular baddies aren't overly difficult, it's just that they place them in stealth behind a rock or whatever to get the jump on you without you expecting it. IMHO, that's cheap. In DS1 if you die it's usually your fault. As far as the bosses, I'm at the undead chariot boss. He's a MF'er. I've gone offline due to the annoying invasions when I'm trying to play my game. I've managed to beat all the bosses solo so far. Silly me I opened the blacksmith house in Majula. Initially he wasn't there so I thought I needed to rescue him from somewhere. So I went on with my game. I managed to beat the stupid gargoyles and sentinels with the bastard sword and no upgrades to anything. Ten minute battle. Then I went back to Majula and he's there. Game got a whole lot easier after upgrading my sword to +5. Still, I'm not liking it as much as DS1. The graphics are ok, but when I compare it to a game like Need for Speed Rivals (my other game I'm playing), it looks like an 8 bit game.