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VinnyVania: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 - Part 01

The world may have changed but that doesn't mean we still can't take on the demons of the night!

Vinny Caravella takes on the challenge of playing through each of the Castlevania games and some extras. It's always Belmont O'Clock somewhere!

Aug. 28 2020

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Ben, Jan

Posted by: Vinny

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Seeing Dec 13 last VinnyVania brings back memories.

Dammit Rob

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Video begins around 7:40, not sure if it'll be edited out or whatever.

Gameplay footage starts around 13:04!

Very excited to see more VinnyStainia!

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Man, I hope they'll complete all episodes. It's a great game and well worth the time.

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Yessah! Thanks Beasters!

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Heck of a game, glad to see it here. Group streams are so good.

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Glad Vinny is reading The Fifth Season. Real good series of books.

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YOOM YOOM!

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GUN DOUGLAS IS HERE

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The return of Vinnyvania!? Truly this is a blessed day. I still hope Vinny will try the randomizer mode in Bloodstained just for one episode.

Edit: Also, Ben & Jan Present The The Yu Yu Hakusho Show would be amazing!!

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Now this is the content for me

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My favorite series on the site! Happy to see some more Vinnyvania!

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Oh great, I didn't even realize this game had even came out yet.

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the video is insanely quiet on my end for some reason? clue crew is normal volume

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Yeah this video is incredibly quiet for me as well. Even with all my volume cranked to the max I can barely hear it.

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Is this video extremely quiet? My PC volume is usually 30-40% but I can't really hear this even with 100%

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@chinesebatman: Yeah I'm getting audio problems on this for some reason. Other videos work OK

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Even using a browser extension to boost volume by 600%, I can just almost hear Vinny.

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@vinny Please fix the audio. It's super quiet!

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Cool, I'm not the only one that can just barely make out a whisper of sound

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Vinnyvania is maybe the GOAT Giant Bomb series, doesn't get enough credit. Love to see it back!

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hate to double comment, but to echo others: my volume is at max and it still is real hard to hear

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Dang I was excited but the audio is borked.

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Yeah volume is super low.

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its crazy quiet

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Yep, audio is borked.

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chiming in to echo everybody else saying that the audio is barely audible

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@gobybear said:

@zoofame: How did you hear it?

when it was first put on this page it was still the stream version. Not sure how that stuff works but it has to do with how they put videos up now. That version worked great. Caught 20 mins of it and it was great. Super eager to watch the rest.

edit: oh lol Vinny himself explained exactly this in his recent "site goings-on" thread update:

Our site video player allows us to put an archive of the show back on the site almost immediately after it's broadcast, but only if we don't reuse the same chat for another stream. In practice, that means if there are two shows back to back you have to close the chat, boot everyone out, and have everyone file back in if you want to use that function. It's why, even for premium things, we generally weren't able to use that version of the archive for shows during the heat of Lockdown. That being said, with some breaks between shows now, we're able to use it again. When you see a version of a show up that doesn't have Download options, that's what you're looking at. It's basically just replaying to you what was streamed, at that same quality it was streamed.

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Also having audio issues over here!

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No audio!

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@development said:

@vinny audio is broken.

Taking a look. I think I see what's going on. This shouldn't take long.

EDIT: Should be fixed. Sorry about that. Enjoy! Fun episode.

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That was rad!!!!!

Man this game has some gooood colors. Look at that front page.

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@vinny said:
@development said:

@vinny audio is broken.

Taking a look. I think I see what's going on. This shouldn't take long.

EDIT: Should be fixed. Sorry about that. Enjoy! Fun episode.

Thank you Vincenzo! Excited for this one!

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Fixed audio, thanks!

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As a guy named Rob this was quite the episode.

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Hell yeah Vinnystania is back!

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@avioto said:

Hell yeah Vinnystania is back!

:D

My thoughts exactly!

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Stain me up daddy!

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VinStained: Curse of the Bomb II

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Very happy this is back, in any form

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That's one well-trained dog.

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Love these games! The pacing is good and works well for content like this, I think, cause there's enough variety in the different characters abilities and the encounters to make it engaging enough so that they're not only talking about other stuff. A good crew too!

While I haven't tried the co-op myself I watched a bit of it and it seems to work surprisingly well. There are loads of ways you can work together and the design of the game is such that it's easy enough to just stop before a encounter and plan your approach beforehand.

I don't expect them to play through multiple chapters, which I understand, as it is a lot of replaying the same stages and it only gets harder, but there's some cool stuff they'll definitely miss by not doing it. The game also goes more out of its way than the first one in trying to push you towards multiple playthroughs which will lead to the end of Chapter 1 feeling like a bit of a anticlimax, I think.

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Love these games! The pacing is good and works well for content like this, I think, cause there's enough variety in the different characters abilities and the encounters to make it engaging enough so that they're not only talking about other stuff. A good crew too!

While I haven't tried the co-op myself I watched a bit of it and it seems to work surprisingly well. There are loads of ways you can work together and the design of the game is such that it's easy enough to just stop before a encounter and plan your approach beforehand.

I don't expect them to play through multiple chapters, which I understand, as it is a lot of replaying the same stages and it only gets harder, but there's some cool stuff they'll definitely miss by not doing it. The game also goes more out of its way than the first one in trying to push you towards multiple playthroughs which will lead to the end of Chapter 1 feeling like a bit of a anticlimax, I think.

Agree with everything you said! I just picked this game up a couple weeks ago when it was on sale for a few bucks off and did all the playthroughs and really enjoyed it, even more than the first game. I found the character archetypes & abilities in this one to be more interesting, I think.

Like in the terms of the more frail characters, the sniper in this game felt more clutch to have in a lot of situations versus the wizard from CotM1. And Hachi and his robot were my MVP, very useful and it is such a silly character design, I love it!