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Posted By TromboneTony

Without spoiling, how is their progress in the game? It seems like they're nearing the end quick. I have no recollection of this game

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Posted By Murdoc_

What happened to learning the base, patrick?!

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Posted By morrelloman

Uzzi fucking punch. I hope they beat Lavos with the Uzzi Punch while playing just enough 2 Pac in the background to not get sued.

Brono Brog and Bobo, act like u kno tho.

Brono Brog and Bobo, act like u kno tho.

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Posted By Shinmaru007

The sheer joy Patrick and Ryan feel at finally getting Uzzi Punch makes it all worth it.

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Posted By Sarumarine

@TromboneTony: They're getting near the point where the game opens up and you have some options. Since you can fight Lavos at pretty much any point in the story, the question is having the right gear and a high enough level to win.

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Posted By fei0x

if they keep this up, the sun stone battle will be fun.

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Posted By Renachan
@aceofspudz

@MannySavior said:

While I agree that there's quite a few people like this, don't lump them all together. There were people that simply took issue with the complete and utter lack of paying any sort of attention to detail in the earlier episodes which would lead to them wasting time. I never had much of an issue with that myself, but the comments get pretty stupid on BOTH ends of the argument.

Yeah, I changed it to one of the reasons. But I think it's a big reason! I mean, I didn't play Chrono Trigger or P4. Most of the stuff that happens in the ER seems reasonable to me from their perspective. Sometimes they miss stuff that I didn't, but other times they get things that I might not have. Even the people who didn't play with a guide at hand have probably forgotten exactly how the game went for them.

I played through Cave Story on easy a couple weeks ago sans guide. I got the normal ending (duh) and some of the bosses still gave me plenty of trouble. If there was a comments section people would have been screamin'. Most people playing a game for the first time have to muddle through poor choices and lack of skill. If this frustrates you then the ER isn't for you.

There is lack of skill and then there is making the game harder for yourself because reading fail and things like that. I did prefer the Ryan and Brad ER of DP more because I felt they got more into the story even if Brad was the less skilled gamer, but here I feel in a few places the guys just aren't thinking.

not remembering the gurus or minmaxing with the time treasures is fine. Even something like them skipping the rock monsters because they missed why they want to fight them I get. But things like not getting what cut vs absorb means? That's what has me yelling at the screen.

and others saying people have issue because this shows "normal" people can play are aasholes. I don't like playing with a strategy guide myself the first few times and I don't care about them doing a perfect run. I just would like to facepalm less for them making really stupid mistakes that have nothing to do with being a gamer and everything to do with reading comprehension.

I also am really hoping they remember to heal next episode, but that is just worry about them dying and having to do stuff over. I can get why they haven't healed and know a lot of gamers play it riskier with health, but still want them healing more to save us and them the frustration of a game over because they've ignored it too much.
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Posted By Evilsbane

Geez guys I realize that they sometimes get a little forgetful but you have to think about how they break up their sessions and also they have Barely died and almost every episode has story progress and their commentary and general attitude has been fantastic give them a break they aren't going for a 100% run with a perfect plan just let them play the damn game. Also this ER had me worried but it has quickly reminded me how much the ER rules and the Ryan/Patrick combo worked out Far Far better then I thought it could have great work guys.

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Posted By George_Hukas

@andy787 said:

I'm enjoying this ER (as I have with all of them), but I don't know why people are trying to be appologists about their play. It's not that people who are criticizing are doing so out of some ultra nerd necessity for them to play this perfect game or something; it's merely out of frustration of them showing a complete lack of paying any kind of attention, and playing as if they've gleaned absolutely no gaming common sense in the decades of experience they have with the medium. They just play badly. Like, really bad. And sometimes that is frustrating to watch. It doesn't mean we're not still watching. Also, sorry if this looks like a big block of text; typing on my iPhone in bed.

Some people don't read ingame text and dialog like they are studying for a term paper. Some people play games for fun and entertainment or (dare I say on this site) casually. You're criticism is out of some ultra nerd necessity. You don't have to project your shitty negativity on everyone else enjoying this stuff. Do yourself a favor, watch a speedrun or play the game alongside a FAQ since you seek perfection.

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Posted By Winsord

@DarthB said:

Yo, guys, I think that Red Vest actually absorbs fire damage and uses it to heal you. Not %100, but the description seems to point to that. Could be super useful.

Yes; this bothered me the whole time. It's not super useful normally, but in a boss fight against a fire based monster it would be.

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Edited By cikame

"They've built a Town Square to celebrate peace".

Also, you just spent 17000g on +11 damage... hardly seems worth it.

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Posted By freakin9

I like how they are continually progressing through the game yet people react like they just wasted hours, when it was just a few minutes, sometimes seconds.

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Posted By AlmostSwedish

They're doing fine. Chill out duders.

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Posted By HiWay

@cikame said:

"They've built a Town Square to celebrate peace".

Also, you just spent 17000g on +11 damage... hardly seems worth it.

17000 g for +11 damage and 50% more damage to magic using enemies. Also they are missing the best helms and weapons in the game right now by not having Ayla with charm. There's no way to really know this unless you use her though and just like stealing items. They are a LONG ways from having charm unlocked so unless the did grinding on the rubbles I doubt they'd ever unlock charm in time to try it on the Mt. Woe enemies.

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Posted By mrfluke

@RVonE said:

@Zabant said:

Me: Oh wow they smashed it! ok THIS TIME the comments cant be bad as they didn't die once and beat the boss!

Comments: DURR HURR UR DOIN IT WRONG YOU SHOULD DROP DEAD STFU PATRICK

Fuck this community.

Well said.

damm right

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Posted By Dberg

@TromboneTony said:

Without spoiling, how is their progress in the game? It seems like they're nearing the end quick. I have no recollection of this game

No spoilers. I haven't played it in decades, but I think they're in the last quarter of the main story now. We'll get at least 7 more episodes at this rate, although it could easily be twice that if they wander and do sidestuff.

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Posted By MeatSim

I didn't think Uzzi Punch would live up to the hype but it totally surpassed it.

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Posted By Yelix

GO BACK TO ZEAL GRRRR

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Posted By deject

UZZI PUNCH HELL YES!

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Posted By Supercancer

That uzzi packs a doozie!

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Posted By Prismatic

Man I loved Mt of Woe. Such an awesome grind spot, think this is where I ended up getting Luminaire.

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Posted By Baal_Sagoth

Glorious, glorious Uzzi Punch. What a wonderful day. Although now that the "Uzi" reference makes perfect sense because that's how the special ability works I'm a bit pissed it isn't actually called that. Or go with Uziel punch if "Uzi" is a protected brand. Anyway - ER still fucking rocks!

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Posted By ch3burashka

@Supercancer said:

That uzzi packs a doozie!

Like three men in a Jacuzzi...

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Posted By The_Ruiner

they are really gonna regret giving Brono all the best stuff....like soon

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Posted By Anthony

I don't think they realize that 2poch can fly around yet? They'll love 2poch even more when they do.

Also I love saying 2poch. 2poch 2poch 2poch.

2poch.

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Posted By djames216

When they said "Batman Imp", I immediately thought of this old Batman game. I played the Spectrum version back in the day.

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Posted By nxau

@Seb: Congratulations :)

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Posted By LtSquigs

@George_Hukas: Woah man, no need to go full jerk at someone complaining a bit.

The guy gives some good criticism. Ryan and Patrick do tend to pay less attention than the average game player. You don't have to read the dialog in a game like a term paper for sure, but at the same time this game came out well before games shoved and nodded you in the exact directions you needed to be going. So back then, there was an expectation that you were at least interested enough in the game to talk to people and pay attention when NPCs are talking to you (especially when they talk to you without you asking). I mean, if they had just payed a bit more attention, they wouldn't have spent a whole episode messing around in 65 mil BC for no reason. (Ryan has more or less admitted that they should probably pay more attention)

Either way, the original poster wasn't being a perfectionist. He was just expressing a frustration he had about the videos, and he did so in a way that wasn't mean. That's more or less why these comment spaces exist: to give feedback (both negative and positive) about the videos themselves. As long as people aren't being dicks about it than they aren't doing anything wrong. There's no reason that you need to start insulting him, deride him, and be a jerk about it.

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Posted By WalkerD

How often the game tells them exactly where to go and they just completely ignore it is bothering me, like yell at screen bothering me.

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Posted By ch3burashka

I may be wrong, but isn't one of the garments "Cut damage" and the other "absorb damage"? Because if that's the case, they're making a mistake IMO.

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Posted By WalkerD

@Anthony: The Epoch can't fly around until it gets it's wings.

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Posted By MrMountie

The funny part to me was a big complaint before they started that Patrick would remember everything from the game from when he played it years ago and now a big complaint is that he can't remember what happened 10 minutes ago.

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Posted By George_Hukas

@LtSquigs: Woah.. I was hardly being a jerk.

I have no qualms with folks being bothered or frustrated the guys are missing things or aren't doing something right, that's just the nature of watching someone else game. There is a difference between expressing you're frustrations and insulting someone's skill level and comprehension. I just told him that was a shitty thing to say. You thought he wasn't mean, I feel he was, I feel what I said wasn't out of line, you think I'm a dick. Lets agree to disagree.

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Posted By hermitx

YouTube reports all the vids from this week were updated on Dec. 23, so I'd assume all of our suggestions are going to waste, given the one week lag.

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Edited By Max_Hydrogen

I wonder if Bryan and Batrick's feelings are hurt by all the negative comments?

(And don't reply: "They don't care what internet nerds who live in their mother's basement think. You're deluding yourself if you think anyone at GB gives a shit about your worthless opinion." Because that is an asinine reflex-rebuttle)

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Posted By Vinny_Says

YES I love it when you people tell them they are playing it wrong, it's awesome! I can just feel how you people are dying inside every time they ignore something or do the wrong thing in your favorite game.

How have you hated patrick so much and are still watching these? When you hate on Pat on the 24th video in the series it completely invalidates your opinion.

Now for you other duders who are chill about this and just enjoy the ER, can anyone tell me who the last companion is? It seems like there's still room next to Bucca in the character select screen...

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Posted By SilentHunter7

"Something inside the chest is reacting to the pendant. Open the Chest?"

NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Posted By Bunny_Fire

i may be wrong but wasnt magus the one that summoned lavos away from gardia and you guys stopped him doing that..

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Posted By xite

You should totally grind on those rocks, if you know what I mean.

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Posted By sam89

All you of people complaining about the ER are at least better than the people bashing you. Seriously, I can understand all the comments how sometimes the ER is frustrating to watch but at least its adding to the discussion of the ER instead of just adding on an extra layer of negativity about how pissed you feel about someone's comment. I will endure the ER even though Ryan's memory is destroyed by alcoholism and Patrick is the most annoying backseat gamer I have ever heard. That's just my opinion though...

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Posted By Milkman

@hermitx said:

YouTube reports all the vids from this week were updated on Dec. 23, so I'd assume all of our suggestions are going to waste, given the one week lag.

They don't read the comments anyway.

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Posted By Dberg

@Vinny_Says said:

YES I love it when you people tell them they are playing it wrong, it's awesome! I can just feel how you people are dying inside every time they ignore something or do the wrong thing in your favorite game.

How have you hated patrick so much and are still watching these? When you hate on Pat on the 24th video in the series it completely invalidates your opinion.

Now for you other duders who are chill about this and just enjoy the ER, can anyone tell me who the last companion is? It seems like there's still room next to Bucca in the character select screen...

You don't want that part spoiled. It is Bagus.

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Posted By MooseyMcMan

I'm so glad uzzi punch turned out to be awesome.

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Edited By Snowsprite

OH MY GOD FIGHT THE OTHER RUBBLES YOU KNOW THOSE GUYS THAT GIVE YOU 100 TECH POINTS IF YOU KILL THEM YEA THOSE GUYS

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Edited By Xtophre

The people who post raging complaints about Ryan and Patrick not doing well are also the same people who want them to do well. 
 
Very few people who post angry comments do so simply out of spite, they do it because they want them to succeed.  
 
Even though they are missing many of the things that would help them, they haven't yet hit a wall. If at any point they hit a wall, they will probably elicit outside help(gamefaqs probably). 
 
However if they plan to do endurance runs in the future on older games like this, they really should have an outside liason on standby who can tell them if they missed something very important. Someone in another room watching who can tell them to stop, go back, and do something. 
 
This could then prevent the problem of them spending an hour or more backtracking because RPGs are notorious about the player needing to pay attention, punishing them with backtracking for hours if they fail to do so. 
 
Having a liason will also put the viewers at ease because they know there is someone there that will tell them to do something that the players will miss or forget, and they can just think in their minds that "It's ok, that person will just let them now".  Then everyone can have a good laugh at themselves for missing something. 
 
You could say that Patrick is the Liason here, but I mean someone who actually knows the games or has at least strategy guide with them. Someone who is used to classic RPGs, and can immediately pick up on what is going on.
 
The spirit of the Endurance runs though has always been to play them naturally. Though Jeff and Vinny did cheat with Persona 4 with gamefaqs.
 

@LtSquigs

said:

@George_Hukas: Woah man, no need to go full jerk at someone complaining a bit.

The guy gives some good criticism. Ryan and Patrick do tend to pay less attention than the average game player. You don't have to read the dialog in a game like a term paper for sure, but at the same time this game came out well before games shoved and nodded you in the exact directions you needed to be going. So back then, there was an expectation that you were at least interested enough in the game to talk to people and pay attention when NPCs are talking to you (especially when they talk to you without you asking). I mean, if they had just payed a bit more attention, they wouldn't have spent a whole episode messing around in 65 mil BC for no reason. (Ryan has more or less admitted that they should probably pay more attention)

Either way, the original poster wasn't being a perfectionist. He was just expressing a frustration he had about the videos, and he did so in a way that wasn't mean. That's more or less why these comment spaces exist: to give feedback (both negative and positive) about the videos themselves. As long as people aren't being dicks about it than they aren't doing anything wrong. There's no reason that you need to start insulting him, deride him, and be a jerk about it.

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Posted By beforet

I was kind of hoping they would intuit the trick involving the magic chests. Oh well.

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Posted By MrMountie

I guess I just don't get why people want them to do everything perfectly, where's the fun in that?

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Posted By TheHakku

bbl guys just waiting for Triple Raid

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Posted By samcwic

I'm more or less amazed they are still using Robo. By this point in the game, I was pretty much done with him. He's too slow and his magic resistance is terrible. But he seems to be working out for them, so whatever.