Vinny & Dave Play Daggerfall Part 1: An Epic Saga In The Making

Posted by Mento (2499 posts) -

Hey guys. Wondering whether or not to subscribe in order to see Vinny & Dave's playthrough of Daggerfall? As someone who watched the whole sordid affair of old-school video game wizardry from two self-proclaimed CRPG wunderkinder, I decided to make a (very) abridged comic version for all you non-subs so that you could judge for yourselves.

This is their courageous story.

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#1 Posted by Mento (2499 posts) -

Hey guys. Wondering whether or not to subscribe in order to see Vinny & Dave's playthrough of Daggerfall? As someone who watched the whole sordid affair of old-school video game wizardry from two self-proclaimed CRPG wunderkinder, I decided to make a (very) abridged comic version for all you non-subs so that you could judge for yourselves.

This is their courageous story.

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#2 Posted by Matthew (1911 posts) -

Thus was the fate of the bold adventurers. Their fate and tale of woe shall be sung merrily in halls 'round the countryside by their fellow bardsmen!

#3 Posted by afrokola (547 posts) -

That's fanatastic! Poor Vinny and Dave, at least it seems like they enjoyed themselves yesterday ha ha.

#4 Posted by joshth (503 posts) -

I've been so close to subbing for a while now.  This may have put it over the edge.  Good job Mento!
#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Wait, your comic has turned into an Abridged Series? Will we be seeing any of Vinny's Brooklyn Rage?

#6 Posted by ThePickle (4160 posts) -

Well there you go. Now no one can complain about not being able to see it!

#7 Posted by Vager (1653 posts) -

Daggerfall Skeletons slowly degrades their enemies' mind by screaming loudly and obnoxiously at every opportunity they get.

#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11594 posts) -

That's a pretty good summary of the video right there. Considering one of my earliest blogs was about Daggerfall (for fun, look at the comments for the crazy person who signed up just to troll my younger self), I obviously had issues watching them fumble around. Yeah, I get that it's fun to do the funny choices, but in a game as totally unbalanced and generally messed up as Daggerfall, you can't really pick the Bard with their ultra-pointless social skills and expect to do well in a game where social interaction skills are worthless. Then again, that probably can also be blamed on the fact that making a custom class (which, for all intents and purposes is the way to succeed) isn't front and center in character creation. Generally speaking, some of the fun of that game is wondering how on earth some of those design decisions passed certification, and how the game in general passed certification with the insane number of game-breaking bugs it had at launch.

#9 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

Sucks the audio is so out of sync. But yeah that's pretty much how it went down.

#10 Posted by Legend (2658 posts) -

LOL, funny as always. Too bad I couldn't keep watching because the sound is out of sync. Hopefully they'll fix that.

#11 Posted by FengShuiGod (1480 posts) -

My god, it took them 3 hours to kill that skeleton. RAUAHGHGAHG

#12 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

I love your little comics duder. They're awesome. I'm subscribing SEPTEMBER 9.

#13 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

I haven't seen the video since I am not a subscriber but I read a bit about Daggerfall. Is Daggerfall as big as Oblivion but just with old graphics?

#14 Posted by FengShuiGod (1480 posts) -
@ShaneDev said:
I haven't seen the video since I am not a subscriber but I read a bit about Daggerfall. Is Daggerfall as big as Oblivion but just with old graphics?
Daggerfall is way bigger. And judging by the video, also horrible. 
#15 Edited by Garfield518 (404 posts) -

@ShaneDev said:

I haven't seen the video since I am not a subscriber but I read a bit about Daggerfall. Is Daggerfall as big as Oblivion but just with old graphics?

Map-wise, Daggerfall is 11878~ times bigger than Oblivion.

487,000km2 compared to 41km2.

#16 Posted by Mento (2499 posts) -

In case anyone thinks I'm being dismissive (I was kind of rudely yelling things in chat on the day too), it was a very funny playthrough and I'm appreciative that they came in especially on a Saturday to make it. I kind of wish people stopped giving them stick for making it members only - there won't be as many Happy Hours, so they're clearly testing new ways to justify a subscription. I only bought this month's for the SNES feed, but may keep it for longer if spontaneous stuff like this keeps happening.

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#17 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

Absolutely loved it. Hysterical at times. Damn games used to be absolutely brutal.

#18 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

I loved Vinny's joy at every victory.

#19 Posted by Brackynews (4059 posts) -

Thank you for saving two hours of my life that I can better spend on Star Trek Online. ;)

#20 Edited by Irvandus (2875 posts) -

I approve of this, also really makes me wish I wasn't on a tight budget.

#21 Posted by Sarumarine (2214 posts) -

I am in no position to examine Vinny and Dave's choices, having not played the game, but it made every victory that much sweeter. And man, that skeleton noise is horrifying. Absolutely horrifying. But that bear? He didn't stand a chance.

#22 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

Hey, this was only the first one and a half hour or so. After that they decide to roll a less worthless class, rolfstomp everything in the dungeon and come above-ground victorious. VICTORY.

I didn't play a lotof daggerfall but I can still dream the starting dungeon of Arena. I replayed that game so many times, not in the least because it had a game breaking bug that wouldn't let you progress on the main quest after a certain point. That was the days before people generally had internet to download patches.

#23 Posted by BirthWild (259 posts) -

I just bought the monthly subscription.

I hate everyone.

#24 Posted by Hailinel (24289 posts) -

@FengShuiGod said:

@ShaneDev said:
I haven't seen the video since I am not a subscriber but I read a bit about Daggerfall. Is Daggerfall as big as Oblivion but just with old graphics?
Daggerfall is way bigger. And judging by the video, also horrible.

Daggerfall is notorious for being incredibly buggy, too. A lot of the most heinous bugs were fixed with patches, but playing the game at release was apparently a disaster in the making.

There's a reason why Bethesda has a reputation for buggy games.

#25 Posted by klaybuilder (15 posts) -

Lag. Laggy lag that sounds... laggy.

#26 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -

vin vin 
 
Never forget 

#27 Posted by Stevo256 (3 posts) -

LOL loved the video. Reminds me when I first tried playing it back in the day. Can you still create the Uber class with Magic immunity and taking all the weaknesses?

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