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Posted by MisoRonery

Thanks for getting it up so fast! I love this feature.

Posted by BuddyleeR

Give me some more of DAT soul.

Posted by Parad0xian

One of my fav features, thanks guys!

Posted by Vooze

Love those weird jellyfish things

Edited by GasparNolasco

Gotta love them Souls!

Posted by totheteeth

praise the sludge

Edited by golguin

I think what I love most about this feature aside from the Vinny Dark Souls antics is that now the website can get super hyped for Dark Souls 2. I remember only Vinny carrying the torch when Dark Souls 1 came out.

Posted by prod88

THANKS VINNY!

Posted by crow13

Is this working for anyone?

Posted by Vutreau

Thank you so much guys!

Edited by crow13

nevermind

Posted by l4wd0g

This is my favorite weekly feature. Keep up the great work.

Posted by Gyoru

Hi Ryan. :(

Posted by Daneian
Edited by Kevin_Cogneto

I never finished Dark Souls, but I tuned into enough of the first episode of Load Our Last Souls to know that Vinny is farther than I ever got. So every time one of these is posted I debate whether or not I should watch it. Maybe I should just be a man and go back and finish Dark Souls.

Posted by Stimpack
Edited by Eviternal

@kevin_cogneto said:

I never finished Dark Souls, but I tuned into enough of the first episode of Load Our Last Souls to know that Vinny is farther than I ever got. So every time one of these is posted I debate whether or not I should watch it. Maybe I should just be a man and go back and finish Dark Souls.

Finish it, it's well worth it. Also the most rewarding parts of DS are encountering and overcoming enemies on your own, which you'd ruin by watching someone else.

Re the series as a whole, kudos to Vinny for sticking with it, and thanks to Rorie and Ian for being the best good cop/bad cop pair I could hope for!

Posted by JackSukeru

I want to clean up in Vinny's inventory so bad. Toss out all the trash, box all the unique gear and Boss souls, it's driving me slightly nuts :P

Posted by Odyssey

Just fyi I don't think that Demon's Souls rumor is grounded in any sort of fact.

Posted by AMyggen

Great feature!

Posted by csl316

As someone that never wants to play Dark Souls, these have been super fun to watch.

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Posted by Gimbal_Lock

I hope that they convince Vinny to get the DLC. It's by far the best parts of what can be done in his current run.

Posted by bybeach

f**king hard game, and Vinny dances. I had walked away, and caught that with the bull like creatureby the lava. as soon as I looked. I could not believe it! Consequences have no meaning!!!!!

How life should be.

Edited by FreedomTown

I appreciate you guys doing these videos and all the work ya'll do but Rorie, if you don't know something, don't say it as fact and make other people correct you. Every video I feel like you are reading a purposefully incorrect wikipedia.

Posted by Iodine

@daneian said:

@gyoru said:

Hi Ryan. :(

Hey everybody it's time to curl up into the fetal position and cry like adults day

Posted by liquidcabbage

People who tell others to experiment and play aggressively usually play super conservatively themselves.

Edited by FoxMulder

Fun episode, despite not liking when Rorie and Ian keep being facetious. I know they don't want to tell Vinny exactly what to do, but the pretending you don't know something, then saying it in a way that it almost teasing that you know exactly what to do is super annoying.

Edited by TheManWithNoPlan

V-Bomb in action! These are an absolute blast to watch! Love it.

Posted by tydigame

Thanks for getting it up so fast! I love this feature.

'Nuff said.

Posted by Stevemax

What would V-Bomb do?

Edited by Milkman

Hi Ryan...

Fuck. :(

Posted by Marokai

What's really great about this feature is that it's completely different from just about every other big Dark Souls videos you'll find anywhere else. Every piece of video I've seen from Dark Souls has been from people who are excellent, know exactly what they're doing, and rarely fail. Either that, or they're tutorials. With Vinny he's just playing it how Vinny plays it, and so it's much more relatable. He makes seemingly benign things like enemies leashing back into their agro range something incredibly funny. As Rorie always says, he's a special kind of person.

Fun episode, despite not liking when Rorie and Ian keep being facetious. I know they don't want to tell Vinny exactly what to do, but the pretending you don't know something, then saying it in a way that it almost teasing that you know exactly what to do is super annoying.

Oho, looks like that guy might've dropped something. I wonder what that does.

What I don't really get is why they kept discouraging him from Kindling bonfires. Vinny, God bless him and all, plays super sloppy sometimes, and him going through the rest of this game with 5 or 10 Estus flasks is not going to cut it with his playstyle.

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Posted by Mexican_Brownie
Edited by Rorie

Fun episode, despite not liking when Rorie and Ian keep being facetious. I know they don't want to tell Vinny exactly what to do, but the pretending you don't know something, then saying it in a way that it almost teasing that you know exactly what to do is super annoying.

Yeah, that stuff's a bit hard to deal with. Vinny's pretty rapidly getting past the bits that I have personally played through, though, so probably not going to have to worry about it. I dealt with this a lot during my stream (people warned me just before Seath to put the ring on that saves your soul count when you die, which was a pretty big giveaway), so I'm pretty sensitive to it, but it'll get better as it goes along.

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Edited by LtSquigs

@foxmulder: @marokai: Sorry I'm trying to be less facetious, I really just want to give Vinny straight hints, but when I do that people start getting angry. Its a hard balance trying to keep the show on some sort of track so we aren't spending 30 minutes doing nothing, and also not being an asshole. Trying to get better at it.

Also the kindling thing is because Vinny has almost no humanity, so being conservative with it prevents us from having to farm on camera. Unless he decides to do some farming off camera.

Edited by illegalnull

Hey guys I really love this content! Its been quite a while since I played Dark Souls, and this is getting me super excited for Dark Souls 2 in march! Vinny's doing awesome imo, strength seems like a fun build. I went more magic and pyro last time, but thinking about a different style for next time.

Posted by CannonGoose

People who tell others to experiment and play aggressively usually play super conservatively themselves.

I don't know about that. The people who ask Vinny to do those things have most likely played through the game and know that there are several different playstyles that work.

Posted by ripelivejam

@stimpack: SUPER. SOUL. SUPER. SOUL. SUPER. SOUL.

Edited by Milkman

You know, this feature has really given me a new appreciation for Dark Souls. To be clear, I still probably will never play it, simply because I know I do not at all have the patience for it but I've always kind of dismissed as some sort of weird masochist game for crazy people. But one of my absolute favorite things about watching this series (besides Vinny being Vinny) is just seeing this crazy world that the game has created and all the insane, creepy enemy designs. The way all the areas bleed into each other is so impressive and really makes it seem like this giant, living, breathing world. I just want to walk around it and see all the horrible, horrible shit.

It actually has me thinking that I should maybe try Dark Souls 2 when it comes out.

Posted by GasparNolasco

Thanks for getting it up so fast! I love this feature.

That's what she said...

Posted by Gimbal_Lock

@marokai said:
What I don't really get is why they kept discouraging him from Kindling bonfires. Vinny, God bless him and all, plays super sloppy sometimes, and him going through the rest of this game with 5 or 10 Estus flasks is not going to cut it with his playstyle.

In everybody's defense, Vinny's yet to run out of estus and still need more of it. Death in Dark Souls is usually because of a lethal mistake: A death by a million papercuts does happen but it's less common. Besides, those bonfires were kind of useless and Vinny only had 2 solid humanities left. They're far better used for the next one before the caves.

I think they're doing a great job of enabling Vinny, considering that they're avoiding pre-planning: doing so would take time and might jeopardize the spontaneous nature of these things that make them so interesting to begin with. The only regret here is the plodding to come in the near-future in the eventual form of the Lost Izalith: It's going to be a harder section to keep everybody interested (and motivated).

Speaking of, does anybody know if Vinny has done the painted world in his run? I don't think anybody has asked, and I don't think I saw any evidence of it either. Rorie spoke of going there for some souls grinding, and Ian spoke about having to activate the warp to its bonfire ever since a certain patch number, but Vinny didn't particularly acknowledge actually having run thru the place. In fact, I'm curious if he ever found the Great Hollow and Ash Lake areas too.

Posted by KYT3CH

Witnessing the "Dance of the Trident Fairy" reminded me why I love this site so much.

Edited by Marokai

@ltsquigs: My mistake; I didn't notice Vinny had that little humanity left.

@gimbal_lock: He has. They mention it super early in the video.

Posted by The_Vein

I gotta wait a whole nother week for Pathfinder :(

Posted by Draxyle

@milkman said:

You know, this feature has really given me a new appreciation for Dark Souls. To be clear, I still probably will never play it, simply because I know I do not at all have the patience for it but I've always kind of dismissed as some sort of weird masochist game for crazy people. But one of my absolute favorite things about watching this series (besides Vinny being Vinny) is just seeing this crazy world that the game has created and all the insane, creepy enemy designs. The way all the areas bleed into each other is so impressive and really makes it seem like this giant, living, breathing world. I just want to walk around it and see all the horrible, horrible shit.

It actually has me thinking that I should maybe try Dark Souls 2 when it comes out.

That's definitely what I love about the franchise. It's not necessarily about being difficult, it's about preserving the atmosphere of dread and hopelessness to the best that it can, even if it means kicking your ass along the way and forcing you to learn on your own terms.

It's the kind of experience that a lot of other franchises are losing by becoming more "videogame-y" and by holding your hand more. The Dark Souls universe just doesn't care if you can't cope with its rules, and that's really refreshing in an odd sort of way.

Posted by TournamentOfHate

Loving these, Vinny's MST3K-ing is so good.

Posted by RonGalaxy

I think thats the second time Ive heard vinny say Ryan instead of Rorie. Im sad now :(

Posted by Flay

Vinny dancing with the Trident in front of a charging Taurus Demon has to be one of my favourite Giant Bomb moments.

Posted by davidh219

I beat Dark Souls for the first time! WOOOOO! Just had to tell somebody. I got into it again about a week before this series started, after having given up on it almost a year ago. Vinny was basically exactly where I was when the first part went up (just got the lordvessel), so it's been awesome to sort of play through parts of the game and then see him do what I just did. Everything since Smough and Ornstein has been pretty easy for me though, honestly, so it's hard to understand why Vinny is having so much trouble. Maybe because he has not discovered the awesomeness that is the silver knight spear =P

Keep at it Vinny! You can beat it! You're so close!

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