Chalice Chat 17: Elder Boss

The initial run of Chalice Chats comes to a close as we finally finish our investigations of the Lower Hintertombs. We start out by (eventually) making use of the environment to bring the first of two giants low, then advance to find a small network of rooms hidden off on the other side of the swamp. In time, we also clear out all of the other enemies in the swamp, giving us free reign to explore the wasteland. Then it’s on to the final boss, who holds his own for some time but ultimately falls beneath our might. Anyway, though this initial run of episodes is now at an end, if you have any advice, comments, questions, or suggestions for me, I’d still love to hear from you. Thanks so much for watching, and I hope you enjoy the video:

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Chalice Chat 16: Giants, Mobs, and Poison Swamps

Check out the Super Couch Fighters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcRO… This time, my plans to finish the initial run of this series with some short exploration and then a boss confrontation end up sinking into the morass of another poison swamp. Instead, I spend most of this episode exploring the one remaining section of this dungeon and dying repeatedly in a series of attempts at taking down a wandering undead giant. While this is happening, I also do my best to ruminate more on the effects that poison has on a player, with a little help from the concept of “pressuring” an opponent in a fighting game. That final boss will just have to wait a little while longer. Anyway, though this initial run of episodes is drawing to a close, if you have any advice, comments, questions, or suggestions for me, I’d still love to hear from you. Thanks so much for watching, and I hope you enjoy the video:

Chalice Chat 15: A Cycle of Death and Vengeance

Picking up directly from the end of the last episode, I begin this time by getting caught up in a short-lived quest for retaliation, hoping to clear out the first part of this layer of all enemies. When that doesn’t go so well, we finally return to exploring around where things left off, discovering a hidden shop with an exclusive item as a result. That only leaves one last section before whatever the boss of this layer may be. Join me next time as we continue to explore. This initial run of episodes is drawing to a close, but if you have any advice, comments, questions, or suggestions for me, I’d still love to hear from you. Either way, though, thank you very much for watching, and I hope you enjoy the video:

Chalice Chat 14: Unexpected Exploration

After spending some time off camera recovering from the last series of boss fights and making some minor character adjustments, we dive back into the action with this Chalice Chat. This time, we focus on exploring Layer 3 of the Lower Hintertombs, where at first it seems like we might be headed straight for the boss, until an otherwise humble passageway reveals more grounds to explore. This initial run of episodes is drawing to a close, but if you have any advice, comments, questions, or suggestions for me, I’d still love to hear from you. Either way, though, thank you very much for watching, and I hope you enjoy the video:

Chalice Chat 13: The Might of Madmen

Picking up right where we left off, we continue our exploration of Layer 2 of the Lower Hintertomb Chalice, and though it turns out there isn’t much physical space left to explore, one tough enemy and then one difficult boss add up to a lengthy episode. Lots of deaths in this one!

Link to the first of the Day[9] videos mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgbRQ… Sadly, I wasn’t able to find the particular point in the series where he talks about the progress-related aspect of bloodstain retrieval, but this playthrough does feature some nice insights, so if for some reason you’re not already aware of it, you may want to check it out.

As always, if you have any advice, comments, questions, or suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, especially as I continue to experiment with the content of these episodes in the form of my commentary and my use of death montages. Either way, though, thank you very much for watching, and I hope you enjoy the video:

Chalice Chat 12: Poisonous Ponderings

We begin this time right at the start of Layer 2 of the Lower Hintertomb Chalice. Then we go back to Layer 1 briefly because I immediately get lost. Once that gets straightened out, though, I do my best to struggle through a new approach and talk about some subjects that interest me as opposed to commenting directly on the events that are taking place in the game. The results are…mixed at best, I would say, but my own judgment is hardly definitive. Then we leave off with a few powerful foes still left to face, where we’ll pick up next time. As always, if you have any advice, comments, questions, or suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, especially as I continue to experiment with the content of these episodes. Either way, though, thank you very much for watching, and I hope you enjoy the video:

Chalice Chat 11: Brainsuckers on My Mind

Picking up right where we left off, we begin by exploring the one remaining passage before the boss of the first layer of this Lower Hintertomb Chalice Dungeon. Though the path itself turns out to be rather small, the difficulty proves quite high, making for some slow progress and false starts. It also means we have to make a brief pit stop in the Hunter’s Dream before we can finally face our main foe on this layer, who turns out to be another old friend. As always, if you have any advice, comments, questions, or suggestions for me, I’d be happy to hear from you. Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy the video: