Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night |OT| We Have Paid Our Tribute, Igavania Is Resurrected

Morrigan

Armoring
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Oct 24, 2017
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Juice. If you can get your MP recovery to +8, it'll feel basically infinite. You can also try to 9/9 that one shard that reduces and sometimes negates MP consumption.

Or you can get Gebel's Glasses and have literally infinite MP.
Hmm, farming for all that fruit seems like a slog. Where do I get Gebel's glasses?
 

Morrigan

Armoring
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Oct 24, 2017
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Those cooking fetch quests are some padding bullshit... doesn't belong in (not)Castlevania, goddamn
 

Zonar

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
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Arizona, USA
Those cooking fetch quests are some padding bullshit... doesn't belong in (not)Castlevania, goddamn
I totally disagree with this statement. You don't have to do them if you don't want to. Plus the really cool thing about cooking is it gives you a bonus permanent stat increase. If they would have did that in Final Fantasy 15 I would have ate every goddamn Meal instead I ate like three of them and left the rest alone.
 

AYZON

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Oct 29, 2017
470
Germany
I usually dont play Castlevania like games, in fact, this is the first I gave a shot (because of GP) and its pretty fun so far but Im a bit stuck at the moment.
Ive beaten Gebel but it didnt give me the option to turn my save into a ng+ save file and since im at like 55% map clearance and just lvl41 I assume im also missing a lot which I wanted to get to in a ng+ run.
Any idea what I could be missing?
 

Richter1887

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Oct 27, 2017
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I usually dont play Castlevania like games, in fact, this is the first I gave a shot (because of GP) and its pretty fun so far but Im a bit stuck at the moment.
Ive beaten Gebel but it didnt give me the option to turn my save into a ng+ save file and since im at like 55% map clearance and just lvl41 I assume im also missing a lot which I wanted to get to in a ng+ run.
Any idea what I could be missing?
You haven't beaten the game yet and got the bad ending.

Reload and find the items in this guide then go to Gebel and think outside the box. You need to do something using the items you got when you fight him.
 

AYZON

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Oct 29, 2017
470
Germany
You haven't beaten the game yet and got the bad ending.

Reload and find the items in this guide then go to Gebel and think outside the box. You need to do something using the items you got when you fight him.
Ah i see, also that made me remember to use that blood shard which I had completely forgotten about.
Thanks!
 

Morrigan

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Oct 24, 2017
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I totally disagree with this statement. You don't have to do them if you don't want to. Plus the really cool thing about cooking is it gives you a bonus permanent stat increase. If they would have did that in Final Fantasy 15 I would have ate every goddamn Meal instead I ate like three of them and left the rest alone.
I'm talking about the side-quests given by those old ladies. They give rewards for items and I would hate to miss out on something potentially good, but I'm just about to give up on them too because fuck going back to some blue chest to get black pepper or some shit over and over.

It's garbage, bloated quest design typical of open-world filler, and it's very sad to see this trend now infecting a Metroidvania.
 

Septimus Prime

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm talking about the side-quests given by those old ladies. They give rewards for items and I would hate to miss out on something potentially good, but I'm just about to give up on them too because fuck going back to some blue chest to get black pepper or some shit over and over.

It's garbage, bloated quest design typical of open-world filler, and it's very sad to see this trend now infecting a Metroidvania.
Yeah, black pepper sucks. Try dismantling foods that already use it. Once you've cooked something once, the shop will stock it forever.

Also, if you equip Apron when cooking, there's a small chance you can get an extra. It does stack with Alchemic Bounty.
 

Selina

Gotham's Finest
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Oct 28, 2017
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I need to get used to there being no checkpoints. I forget to save manually and then die and have to do a decent chunk of the game over again.
 

deepFlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm talking about the side-quests given by those old ladies. They give rewards for items and I would hate to miss out on something potentially good, but I'm just about to give up on them too because fuck going back to some blue chest to get black pepper or some shit over and over.

It's garbage, bloated quest design typical of open-world filler, and it's very sad to see this trend now infecting a Metroidvania.
I didn’t mind that much because I was already farming to make the luck upgrade meals and then was trying to cook everything for the Plat, though it’s true that there are weird spans of time where you don’t have access to one of the ingredients for the next thing she wants. And I should also say that I wouldn’t necessarily advise playing games how I do, haha; probably healthier not to...

fwiw I believe the last cooking sidequest reward is a hat that makes it so guns don’t use up any bullets which did enable some outright goofy ways of decimating everything near the end, but is certainly not essential and there are definitely other ways to do that besides

EDIT: also, don’t forget that after you cook something you can buy it from the shop, so you don’t have to recook something you made for her to eat it yourself (or the other way around); similarly, I think you could always break down a meal to get the rarer ingredients if you’re at the point where you have tons of money but don’t want to hunt down items? but I was too impatient and usually just farmed stuff before that point, since I was boosting my luck constantly as is and it usually went ok-ish at worst

also, random fun fact I just remembered: alchemical bounty works on food! got a fond memory of finally maxing that, the equipment crafting becoming silly to begin with, and then suddenly having 70 curry when I tried to make 20...
 

Morrigan

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Oct 24, 2017
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My game crashed when I was in the middle of doing some cooking/crafting sidequests asgsdgdfhfg

Made me hate this nonsense even more. But whatever, it's done now. :P

I beat Iga and got his shard, Insatiable, which I then used to decimate the final boss and O.D.. Sadly I left the latter for last, since he seemed really hard at first... but the Insatiable shard nuked him, lmao... and now I got access to all his books, which let me clear the race against that ninja really easily, and now I'm OP as hell, but sadly I have nothing left to do.

Except... do I? I got like, 2 hidden trophies left. What could they be? I didn't bother with the "craft everything" bullshit, but Hidden trophies are typically bosses and the like. I also have 99.80% of the map, boooooo

I also started NG+ on Hard just to see how it was and the first boss died in 2 seconds with the Insatiable shard, lol. "Unacceptable!"
 

Septimus Prime

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Oct 25, 2017
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I thought it was a weird decision to make the final boss susceptible to Standstill. Not that it was hard, but that completely trivialized the fight.
 

Kabukimurder

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Oct 28, 2017
163
Anyone got any tips for getting this to play smooth with vsync off on a 60hz TV? PC version.

I've tried almost everything and can't get it to run smooth. Unlocking the internal framerate and locking in to 60 fps with nvidia inspector usually works great on UE4 games like Tekken or SF5.. but in this game it starts to stutter after a few rooms.. i suspect because of wierd frame timing..

Enabling fast sync works for stuttering and tearing.. but it introduces a slugging feeling.
 

Zerokoolpsx

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
2,514
So I just got shipping confirmation on my Alchemist treasure sleeve. A little confused when it says the last item in your order is coming, but then it says your other rewards will be shipped later?

Wonder if anyone else got tracking numbers yet for their rewards?
 

oddjobs

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Oct 27, 2017
344
Played through this on PC, didn’t 100%

Now that it’s on Xbox Game Pass, decided to grind to 100%... only to find out that one of the achievements is bugged 😩
 

TRUE ORDER

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Oct 30, 2017
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Just finished the game and got the "true" ending and must say I've had fun with it

Now I'm trying to get the platinum and can't get the map to 100%... currently at 99.9 sigh
 

Zerokoolpsx

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
2,514
My backer rewards came in yesterday. Forgot to check the mail haha.



The retro book is the strategy guide pdf I guess. Not that it matters too much, already have the platinum. The slipcase is nice.
 

petethepanda

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Oct 25, 2017
3,637
only in theaters


Finally going back and starting this. PS4. Is there no way to hide this unsightly "Skip Scene" bar at the bottom of the screen during cutscenes? Even pressing R1 to hide the dialogue box doesn't remove it.
 

Kapryov

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Oct 27, 2017
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I just finished this game last night on Game Pass (I backed it but stupidly chose Steam, back when my PC was in a better place for games).
It took 20 hours or so for the true ending, some of that is farming for ingredients for that stupid lady that doesn't know what food is called. I finished both of the side mission trees. Also have 100% of the map (with the help of a map online that marked the secret rooms in orange, thank the heavens for whoever made that).
The achievements on Xbox are bugged though, I'm missing a couple that I should have, which is mildly annoying.

Performance issues aside, this might be my favourite game of the year. I could barely put it down.
I wish there was more to do when you finish it though, I'm still missing a few shards and a LOT of equipment, including better stuff than I was using because I couldn't find alexandrite or whatever it was. Some end game stuff would've been nice to have something to work towards.
 

Kabukimurder

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Oct 28, 2017
163
Is there any way to see my characters full stats? I have rings that say "increases critical chance", but where can i see how MUCH? Is it 1 or 50%?

Also having a really hard time understanding how much my Traversers Ring is actually increasing my attack. I have 25% of the map explored..but it sure doesn't feel like i do +25% damage when having it equipped.

That the game is hiding so many stats is my biggest problem with it so far. The lack of weapon speed stats just make me never wanting to try anything other than the Encrypted Orchid that i know is.. pretty fast..
 

Dr.Acula

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Oct 25, 2017
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Woo! ispoiler!

Anyhow, I started a hard mode game and the first boss was kicking my ass so hard, but I grinded to lvl 10 and then was able to stomp her pretty hard.

I initially started a nightmare mode, but it was so rough, then I looked it up and found out it locks you to lvl 1.

0_0

No thanks, lol.