Pilot Season – All Candidates

It’s certainly been a few good weeks for my Let’s Plays. I’ve had the chance to get back into it, not only recording these episodes for YouTube and editing them–though mostly it was sound I edited, there wasn’t much to edit on the video side for these–but also on the broadcasting front. I’ve found a nice schedule that works for me and let’s me be live on Twitch for three days a week, playing games and building plastic models.

Speaking of which, tonight I’ll be taking a small break from Gunpla and instead build my own little action figure, this one based on Tiger & Bunny’s Wild Tiger. I had originally planned on building this one along with the Kamen Rider Faiz figure a few weeks back, but the little Kamen Rider took much longer than I expected.

On the pilot season front, I’ve published the videos for all four candidates and I’m happy to see the poll active, but since I know most people will come here instead of the YouTube channel, I’ve decided to put all four candidates, their episodes and the poll in this nifty little post. That way you can look at the videos right here, make up your mind on which one looks the most interesting, with or despite my commentary, depending on your feelings about it, and then you can let me know which one you’d like me to continue with for a full series. As I mentioned before, the top 2 games will get a series, one after the other and the bottom 2 will fade to oblivion.

Let’s talk about the games now, shall we?

Ori and the Blind Forest: My only regret with this first episode is how much of it I spent on the opening cutscene aka prologue. You can skip it of course but it’s such a beautiful game and the prologue is so important in setting up our hero and his motivations that I couldn’t leave it out. There was still enough time for me to show some of the fun platforming and exploration, even get my butt kicked. And if you’re new to Ori and the Blind Forest, my commentary will give you some insight into the mechanics of the game.

Hollow Knight: This one also has a starting cutscene but it’s on the short side and in my rambling about what it has in common with Dark Souls, particularly in the cryptic storytelling, I do manage to show some platforming tricks, particularly the pogo jumps you do by attacking environmental hazards.

Dead Cells: This one is pure gameplay from start to finish and in the opening episode I do my best to explain how it all works. And for a funny note, I had barely slept when I recorded this, so at some point in the recording you’ll notice I lose my train of thought a few times.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom: I showed this episode this week and thought it’s an RPG with a few cutscenes and conversations, the gameplay is unique and pretty fun and I hope you found the fighting-game-like combat system as interesting as I did. I won’t lie, as shaky as my experiences with RPG Let’s Plays have been, I would really enjoy a series with this game.

There you have all four Let’s Play candidates, hope you enjoy the episodes and please vote on the below poll, which you can only find on the site’s main page!

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