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VinnyVania: Bloodstained - Part 05

Back into the castle to discover what horror lurks beyond the giant puppies and enormous cats!

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

Sep. 4 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan

Posted by: Vinny

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I guess Welcome Company is not Welcome

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wait are you telling me that the pencil and journal was a joke??????

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Wait but what was in the journal!?

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Vinny really needs to use a new weapon.

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at one point i searched how much a new tricaster would cost. that's big money! gotta do a Giant Bomb Bake Sale

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So does Mike just work at Giant Bomb on Wednesdays now?

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Bummed Dan told Vinny he was just wasting time taking the long way around to get somewhere he'd been because he wasn't. Think there's a chest and upgrade you get by doing that little platform puzzle.

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he found his belt!!

https://twitter.com/IAmJericho/status/1169428768181641217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1169428768181641217&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2F2%2Ftwitter.min.html%231169428768181641217

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I don't think I'll ever understand people who don't know the difference between "That game is bad" and "I don't like that game", like Dan with Metro. Is it really THAT hard to see the merits of something you dislike? It's so ridiculously closed minded. I didn't even play the new Metro game, it just seems like a silly thing for someone who loves video games.

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Wait, what happened to Burgle my Bananas?

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@delias said:

I don't think I'll ever understand people who don't know the difference between "That game is bad" and "I don't like that game", like Dan with Metro. Is it really THAT hard to see the merits of something you dislike? It's so ridiculously closed minded. I didn't even play the new Metro game, it just seems like a silly thing for someone who loves video games.

You know, It's Dan we are talking about.

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Vinny really needs to use a new weapon.

YES! I was thinking the exact same thing while watching this.

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Wait, the train section is just Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon!

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@rustymagus: Every boss in this is in curse of the moon. They've all forgotten them though.

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@zinkn said:
@delias said:

I don't think I'll ever understand people who don't know the difference between "That game is bad" and "I don't like that game", like Dan with Metro. Is it really THAT hard to see the merits of something you dislike? It's so ridiculously closed minded. I didn't even play the new Metro game, it just seems like a silly thing for someone who loves video games.

You know, It's Dan we are talking about.

He's joking about the Metro thing. He admitted at one point that he wasn't the person who should have done the Quick Look. He just knows how much it riles people in the comments up, though.

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Tell Dan to please stop looking into the camera. Thanks.

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I am 100% the audience for watching Vinnie play this crazy-ass game. I'm 0% the audience for the Wrestling Hour talk show. This is such a dilemma.

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@the_nubster: that's fair enough I guess. I was just in a real "why can't people just be decent to other people" state of mind when that came up. Which is not a good state to listen to Dan in.

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Without Abby there was no one to stop the wrestling talk, the terrible, terrible wrestling talk. I wish we could go back to the golden days when Jeff would mention wrestling once every 6 months and it was with shame and embarrassment of having done so in public, and then he would quickly change the topic.

Dan is luring people into the false assumption that openly talking about wrestling is O-K when it should be confined to hushed whispers out of earshot of the general public. Let "those people" congregate and discuss it behind closed doors and draped windows.

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I'm making my way through the armor/weapons list completion for 100% in this myself and man dan wasn't kidding it becomes quite the slog. They really jammed this game full of soooo much shit that is entirely optional.

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I am starting to think they are trying to avoid using some of the more OP shards/weapons. I mean I have to figure Dan would have at least heard of Welcome Company after getting 100%/platinum.

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@vinny

Bat Wings are not a crafting items and are not actual bat wings. They are a piece of equipment that are craftable. Super easy ingredients, probably already have them.

Please try Welcome Company as your triangle shard. It replaces the bats you aren't using, and makes dealing with the medusa heads 1000% more pleasant.

Also that section where Dan said you were wasting time to get to where you already were is actually a platforming puzzle that leads to upgrades/chests.

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Vinny! Just pause it next time! You don't have to be safe to press start...

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Vinny threatening to sock Dan cracked me up

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@barrock: I really hope someone in that room sees this.

Also I think Vinny needs to find a new weapon badly unless he's just planning to spam grinder on everything.

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@dasin81 said:

I am starting to think they are trying to avoid using some of the more OP shards/weapons. I mean I have to figure Dan would have at least heard of Welcome Company after getting 100%/platinum.

It's Dan "I only used the Riot SMG throughout Metal Gear Solid V" Ryckert we're talking about. Based on previous comments he seems to find an early setup that works for him and sticks to it without deviating. Then he pushes that setup on other players when they play the same game (like with Drew in Metal Gear Scanlon V) and Vinny in Bloodstained.

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@dasin81 said:

I am starting to think they are trying to avoid using some of the more OP shards/weapons. I mean I have to figure Dan would have at least heard of Welcome Company after getting 100%/platinum.

My main impression is that Vinny wants to play the game like its one of the NES Castlevanias (no items/food/etc) when the game isnt really built around that play style.

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@the_nubster: If Metro had a fart button instead of a wipe mask button, it would be in Dan's top 10 games of all time.

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PSA: Shortcuts only apply to the items you activate on the shortcut. When you paste all of your current items, you're making an entire loadout. But if you took a blank shortcut and only chose a different sword, the shortcut would only swap the sword and none of your other items/shards.

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Fired up about this series. love it.

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I'm all for talking about how ridiculous Jericho is but they completely missed a blue skinned, flower "tattooed" lady wearing a gas mask and wolf head being told she looks too serious.

This is literally the place I go to escape friends that only talk about wrestling. Please stop talking about it on stream.

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Bat Wings is a scarf you can craft, not an item that drops.

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Weapon choices are kind of limited for Vinny right now, either he has to dedicate time to dig through the list and hunt for materials to craft them which he has been avoiding all this time or just grind gold for more 8 and 16 bit coins. There's also the demon barber drop, but even that might be a little weak at this stage of the game. There's also the matter of matching weapon shards. He is kind of low on gold because candles aren't dropping money since they always have to drop the mp flower due to Vinny's constant usage of spells.

The train enemy is quite strong, it drops the resist curse shard, if you think farming it and sitting through the train ride every time is time consuming, imagine wanting to get 9 copies of it. There is a trick to kill the enemy relative safely. I think the mechanic with this enemy is that if it is facing you directly you take constant, and quite damaging, curse base damage. Which means you are likely going to get your health halves fighting it. This calls for jumping and hitting it in its back, it will turn around, and repeat. However you can also move to the left train cart and hide behind/on top of some boxes so you will be away from direct gaze range, then just equip a gun and shoot it until it dies safely.

Also I rather listen to Dan talk about wrestling than his hot takes on video games.

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This is a good series, thanks for doing it. I've missed games like this and it's cool watching Vinny play through it his way!

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Vinny I swear that Tricaster will be the end of you.

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@humanity: The people on the channel that like ot are out numbering the people that don't. Also the business is going through some changes and has gotten better recently. So I guess tell them to stop liking wrestling

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@johnny_scissors: Believe me if I could somehow pay extra money on my subscription to have any and all wrestling talk quarantined to the Power Bombcast I would.

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Was impressed that Alex recognised Dian Cécht as Irish. It's an obscure reference

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When you're talkin' fire, Tom Petty says the waiting is the hottest part.

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100%'d this game last month. Easiest "castlevania" by far. Just use Welcome Company shard + dropped weapon from the monster that gave yall Heretical Grinder shard for ALL normal mob areas. For bosses, get Bunnytransformation shard from the playboy bunnies and chun-li kick them to oblivion.

^ That will carry yall until you get access to the 8-Bit Dungeon. From there, get the 8-Bit Fireball, rank it up if you can, and finish the game. It is bar none the best damaging shard for your buck(mana).

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Even when out of focus, Mike's hair still looks great!

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I love listening to a podcast about wrestling I didn't ask for while a game of Bloodstained quietly happens in the background

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Vinny, some of the slower weapons are much more effective if you do a short hop and swing. When you land you can quickly swing again. You want to only swing while in the air with the slower stuff.