221 Comments
Posted by Joemotycki

I love dark souls..... Just not playing it...

Posted by Zeninnnnnnnn

load our first boar

Posted by Stevemax

Thanks Vinny.

Edited by CrimsonJesus

thank you based vinny

Posted by FNGbomber

Man, I wanted to save these until I got back into Dark Souls, but they're irresistible.

Posted by djvelho

yes!! awesome :D

Posted by Stimpack

That's a really great screen capture. I missed this, but Ian spoiled the ending for me already =(

Posted by DeadpanCakes

Fantastic episode

Posted by DrGreatJob

I wish that the co-hosts would at least read a little bit, or play the game for a bit, before helping Vinny. So much misinformation gets a little frustrating after the humor wears off.

Posted by UpsideDownAce

Sweet it's up! Can't wait to watch.

Edited by ReTarDedFisHy

Load our Invaders

Posted by paisan13

Thank you Vinny!!!! ^_^

Posted by UberExplodey

BASED PIFF.

Posted by bkbroiler

@drgreatjob said:

I wish that the co-hosts would at least read a little bit, or play the game for a bit, before helping Vinny. So much misinformation gets a little frustrating after the humor wears off.

your funni

Posted by golguin

@drgreatjob said:

I wish that the co-hosts would at least read a little bit, or play the game for a bit, before helping Vinny. So much misinformation gets a little frustrating after the humor wears off.

your funni

That chat was there to provide the correct information whenever something was incorrect. You can trust that the chat will be on that stuff. We're essentially a living guide. I knew most of the incorrect info off the top of my head and provided the correction when needed.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

Vinny is truly amazing. I can't believe he beat the four kings in one go.

Posted by cooljammer00

@golguin said:

@bkbroiler said:

@drgreatjob said:

I wish that the co-hosts would at least read a little bit, or play the game for a bit, before helping Vinny. So much misinformation gets a little frustrating after the humor wears off.

your funni

That chat was there to provide the correct information whenever something was incorrect. You can trust that the chat will be on that stuff. We're essentially a living guide. I knew most of the incorrect info off the top of my head and provided the correction when needed.

Honestly, I think the chat gets entirely too worked up about a video segment on a gaming website. It's because people who are into Dark Souls are REALLY into Dark Souls, but they keep getting upset because Vinny is being warned about certain things that aren't funny and are just frustrating, because they didn't have a guide to help them and they want everyone else to suffer the way they did.

Edited by DrGreatJob

@golguin said:

@bkbroiler said:

@drgreatjob said:

I wish that the co-hosts would at least read a little bit, or play the game for a bit, before helping Vinny. So much misinformation gets a little frustrating after the humor wears off.

your funni

That chat was there to provide the correct information whenever something was incorrect. You can trust that the chat will be on that stuff. We're essentially a living guide. I knew most of the incorrect info off the top of my head and provided the correction when needed.

Honestly, I think the chat gets entirely too worked up about a video segment on a gaming website. It's because people who are into Dark Souls are REALLY into Dark Souls, but they keep getting upset because Vinny is being warned about certain things that aren't funny and are just frustrating, because they didn't have a guide to help them and they want everyone else to suffer the way they did.

It's more the stuff like "I don't think people can drop items." or "I don't think you can backstab with that weapon." You know, stuff most people learn by the end of the first or second area.

Posted by JRM

It's humorous how Rorie is always ready and willing to disagree with Ian dispite being totally unsure himself on like 90% of the mechanics within the game.

Posted by SomeJerk

The invader who ate it twice and dropped stuff thrice was trying to trigger Karmic Justice, because it would have been the greatest PvP encounter if it had worked.

Edited by AMyggen

I wish that the co-hosts would at least read a little bit, or play the game for a bit, before helping Vinny. So much misinformation gets a little frustrating after the humor wears off.

Eh, I don't mind at all. It's not like this misinformation has had much impact on Vinny's playthrough. And there's not that much misinformation, most of the time the guys say they are unsure about something if they are.

Anyways, great stuff. Vinny fucking owned Four Kings :)

Edited by gerrid

It was such a shame to see vinny be so scared and just roll over for the first invasion. Just fight him!

The worst that can happen is that you die... so why was Rorie so desperate for him to just "let him kill you"? What sort of advice is that??

Posted by Jackel2072

Can't wait to watch this when I get home from work. Then to deal with the damn archer black knights in my game. Fuck those guys!

Edited by development

Two more demons down!

Posted by xR3COx

these made me throw dark souls back in, i love that game but its so brutal... and fustraiting

Edited by ludorverr

The DLC is the best piece of DLC ever made. The bossfights are even better designed than the ones in the main game, they're also much more difficult. DO NOT beat the game if you're going to play the DLC. (else it would take many hours to get to the right spot)

There's also The Great Hollow and Ash Lake which I doubt Vinny found. He will not find those areas now without being told, because he's done with Blighttown.

It's all just a matter of whether Vinny wants to finish the game without seeing everything or not. I'm enjoying watching, but I can see this playthrough ending very soon.

Posted by Axel_IX

Next up is Lost Izalith I believe. That's an... area of this game.

Posted by development

The DLC is the best piece of DLC ever made. The bossfights are even better designed than the ones in the main game, they're also much more difficult. DO NOT beat the game if you're going to play the DLC. (else it would take many hours to get to the right spot)

There's also The Great Hollow and Ash Lake which I doubt Vinny found. He will not find those areas now without being told, because he's done with Blighttown.

It's all just a matter of whether Vinny wants to finish the game without seeing everything or not. I'm enjoying watching, but I can see this playthrough ending very soon.

I agree that it's my favorite DLC. It's a super tight package. I really don't know how much of that is just because I love Dark Souls, though. If you aren't even a little bit interested in the story then I can see it being just a good piece of content. It's hard to get into the story when you're entertaining two people and an audience of thousands. That said, yeah, Ash Lake, and there's still a boss hiding out somewhere that Vinny didn't kill. But that boss really isn't worth much for non-magic users.

Edited by SharkMan

fuck that dude that invaded, what a douche. ima give you an item, oh wait here i'll kill you instead.

Posted by RIDEBIRD

I feel like playing Dark Souls again, watching this. I do appreciate Vinny's completely careless approach to everything.

Posted by mokotronics

Great show!

Posted by Maajin
@amyggen said:

@drgreatjob said:

I wish that the co-hosts would at least read a little bit, or play the game for a bit, before helping Vinny. So much misinformation gets a little frustrating after the humor wears off.

Eh, I don't mind at all. It's not like this misinformation has had much impact on Vinny's playthrough. And there's not that much misinformation, most of the time the guys say they are unsure about something if they are.

Anyways, great stuff. Vinny fucking owned Four Kings :)

I actually think misinformation and speculation makes Dark Souls even more enjoyable. No fun in playing it having all the correct answers!

Posted by golguin

The DLC is the best piece of DLC ever made. The bossfights are even better designed than the ones in the main game, they're also much more difficult. DO NOT beat the game if you're going to play the DLC. (else it would take many hours to get to the right spot)

There's also The Great Hollow and Ash Lake which I doubt Vinny found. He will not find those areas now without being told, because he's done with Blighttown.

It's all just a matter of whether Vinny wants to finish the game without seeing everything or not. I'm enjoying watching, but I can see this playthrough ending very soon.

Vinny has visited the Everlasting Dragon. It's listed as one of his bonfire warp locations.

The DLC does have the best bosses in the game. Artorias and Manus are in a class above all other bosses. Vinny might actually be powerful enough to tank Artorias. I've never really seen how slow high poise classes do against Artorias.

Posted by DexterKid

You get an extra estus flask when another player within your network pool kindles a nearby bonfire. And you get a humanity when someone rates one of your messages.

Posted by skynidas

The four kings battle was amazing, and on the first try too

Posted by Sessh

Don't just show Vinny the goddamn way, so he can practically skip the whole dungeon!

And it didn't surprise me, that Vinny actually managed to beat the Four Kings in one go, since like Ian said, Vinny had pretty much the ideal boss strategy for them.

Edited by golguin

I decided to help fight some DLC bosses. Me and the host cut off Kalameet's tail (around 10 minutes) and then we killed him. I then helped someone kill a NG++ Artorias. I'm surprised I still remember all his attack patterns. I was taunting Artorias during the fight to impress the host. I dual wielding my Uchi and didn't take a single hit. I then helped kill a normal game Artorias. He went down in like 30 seconds. His base level isn't as fun.

Edited by CaLe

I played the game in such a way that there was no way for me to stand there and take hits while fighting the 4 Kings. I basically had to VinCo myself up (go back and get Havel armor/Ironflesh spell) just for that fight. Turns out Vinny inadvertently had the perfect build before even knowing about the fight. That's VinCo ingenuity.

Edited by CptBedlam

@sessh said:

Don't just show Vinny the goddamn way, so he can practically skip the whole dungeon!

And it didn't surprise me, that Vinny actually managed to beat the Four Kings in one go, since like Ian said, Vinny had pretty much the ideal boss strategy for them.

It probably also helps that he's somewhat overleveled for the content. ;)

Posted by Sessh

@cptbedlam: True, I finished the game the first time at level 60. :D

Posted by TheUnsavedHero

Thanks to this video series, I decided to give this game a try. Still playing and loving it.

Posted by gerrid

I really hope Vinny gets the DLC too. Seeing those boss fights against Artorias and Manus and the Sanctuary Guardian will be amazing.

Posted by TheLegendOfMart

I'm gonna be sad when this is over, easily my most anticipated GB feature.

Posted by Soulblitz

Vinny is truly amazing. I can't believe he beat the four kings in one go.

When I played Dark Souls a while back I managed to do the same, somehow. Haven't been watching this series but all I'd read about it was that it was supposed to be insanely difficult and I'd more than likely die. I was a bit unprepared when I found my way there but I figured I'd give it a go, just to see what it was like. Ended up doing it first time, not really having any idea what I was doing. I guess I just did well with dodging and had the right setup going in, but man, it was pretty intense.

Edited by Patman99

@sharkman said:

fuck that dude that invaded, what a douche. ima give you an item, oh wait here i'll kill you instead.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. If you are watching a live stream of a game where you can invade the other person and you actually invade them, you are kinda a dick.

Posted by DexterKid

Four Kings is not even close to being the hardest boss in this game. Seath and Smough/Ornstein are much more difficult to solo.

Also the tactic of wearing Havel's set and chugging flasks is very common and easily works on many of the bosses in this game, including the final boss.

And the DLC bosses are more difficult than anything in the main game.

Edited by vegetashonor

@joemotycki: Boy did you hit the nail on the head! SO GLAD the crew is playing this. Gotta love Vin. Co.!!!

Posted by MAJID

Relentless and piff are top lads. The couple of elitist DS dudes in the chat constantly telling Ian and Rorie to shut up were tiring

Posted by Humanity
@majid said:

Relentless and piff are top lads. The couple of elitist DS dudes in the chat constantly telling Ian and Rorie to shut up were tiring

No you don't understand! Let me tell you how you're SUPPOSED to play Dark Souls you're doing it all wrong!!

Edited by SecularBaron

Can't wait for the next one.