Letsplays and Reviews (13)

1 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-04-08 20:04 ID:Heaven

Do you watch any? Post what you like.

2 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-04-13 10:00 ID:+xnC4ZFo

in the 2000s my internet was too slow for youtube videos to buffer in realtime so I missed the let's play / reviewer boom. I don't really watch any youtubers and it just seems like a thing that people do to waste time mostly.

however, I enjoy watching speedrun streams so I can see why it's fun. i just somehow avoided the fad myself. perhaps it's time 2GET acquainted with the medium

3 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-04-13 10:31 ID:Heaven

I try to avoid watching speedruns before watching letsplays or playing the game, they sometimes skip 70% of what makes the game good. You lose the wow factor as well, it's less impressive and surprising when somebody makes a shortcut through 30 minutes of playtime. But depends on a speedrun.

I don't know what kind of streams you watched, but letsplays are less of a waste of time compared to that. Good letsplayers edit out the boring parts, streamers never do.

4 Name: 2 : 2021-04-14 00:42 ID:qKKKUjxV

>>3
I was talking about stuff like GDQ or the occasional SM64 speedrunning event. I'm only really interested in games I'm already familiar with because yes, speedruns are a terrible way to experience a game firsthand. I would argue that let's plays are probably also similar in that regard. I like the interactivity of streams but can see how the boring parts would be annoying.

Reminds me of polls like this which makes me wonder how many apparent "fans" of media actually consume them first-hand. Like, sure, people don't have time to play every game ever, but I don't think watching somebody else play it is what the developer intended the experience to be. idk where I was going with this just some food for thought

do you have any letsplays you would particularly recommend?

5 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-04-14 10:04 ID:Heaven

Particularly... Hard to choose, but here are a few. I'm planning to use this thread as a very slow blog to dump my bookmarks into, check it once a month or so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M58KwXYaDII&list=PL5D11CCA56D3E6E69&index=2
A Super Mario Thing, or ASMT for short.
by: raocow

This is a Super Mario World hack, made specifically for raocow by his fans. Probably his best series ever. Full of inside jokes and ancient memes.

https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm6837901
VIPマリオ3 letsplay. In japanese, but somewhat entertaining nonetheless. Also a mario hack. It's a very challenging hack, at times sadistic even. But not impossible. Kinda. Maybe. See it for yourself.

Pretty sure raocow watched either this series, or something like this, because he bragged about "introducing VIP to the west" once, because he made a video saying that playing VIP blind(without prior knowledge of the game, and/or translation) is a bad idea, and just his editing style is similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUqg8XtAHnc&list=PLQDWoXFQ-YLpeEFkzeDZF1MmNQS7BDoI4
Dark Souls letsplay by Markus, aka EpicNameBro. A winner in the "most effort" category, explains every little plot detail in the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pez0in248jg&list=PLRQGRBgN_Enrz7rF2Ozm0_qQ_kbz0_kdc
Chu♥lip letsplay by GameGrumps. A winner in the "funniest" category.

6 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-04-16 20:11 ID:Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs7wJQbN808&list=PLpaNqz1vDmSixriNnNTD3FKXJ5D_y9wKS
Ultima Retrospective, by Noah "Spoony" Antwiler.

A surprisingly entertaining series. Some pieces of it were eaten by the youtube algorithm, the places where he puts some random music as credits roll, and I don't think there are any places alive that archived the proper version. Well, RIP. And yeah, I checked Archive.org, nope.

7 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-04-27 00:09 ID:Heaven

8 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-05-05 17:31 ID:bc5gTSlU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPIs5r0ksss
Arcade Longplay [885] Deathsmiles
gothic lolita bullet hell demons

I think I will actually try playing it before watching all the way. Comments say it's stupidly hard, so, not sure.

Music style is very Rozen Maiden. That aired on tv in 2004, and this game is from 2007, makes sense that it is directly inspired by it.

9 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-05-05 17:33 ID:Heaven

I want to play Arcane Heart, it had one gothic lolita girl in there as well.

10 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-10-17 17:51 ID:KGjwXZrz

https://archive.org/details/MagicalChase95
Magical Chase for Windows 95 - マジカルチェイス for Windows95
A Windows 95 port of the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 shoot-em-up game Magical Chase. A patch file is included to fix gamepad issues. Available as a BIN/CUE CD-ROM disc image.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2K1G-9yFNY

11 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-10-20 20:18 ID:dRvVqu/k

Magical Chase is such a nice game.

12 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-10-28 19:42 ID:Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAIvMm-f2RU&list=PLBC82AF7B1AF5AC2B&index=2
Worms Armageddon - Sheep Heaven #4
PinkKittyRose
Featured Players: Pink (red), Shagg (blue), Kit (yellow), Roahm (green), CutManMike (purple), Raocow (cyan)

Those are fun

13 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2021-11-06 16:22 ID:Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgPSJnFCLp4
PCエンジン マジカルチェイス(どきどきモード)
by ukariko
This is magical chase for pc engine, japanese version. Was surprisingly hard to find a good video of it.

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