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Let's Plays

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trynant, Nov 8, 2010.

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Let's Plays, yes or no!

  1. Why yes, I like this whole LP business.

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  2. NO EWW GET IT OFF THE INTERNET

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  1. Trynant

    Trynant Manic Brawler

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    How many of you watch or make Let's Plays? Discuss!

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  2. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Luizprower General comedian and nice commentary. Foul language imminent

    Roahm mythril Does excellent no hit runs of the Megaman games plus shows outtakes of his goofups. He is very informative

    Jaymonius Funny guy most of the time. I watch mainly for everything but RPG's

    Azureblade49 Some decent lets plays and he used to do Mario rom hacks

    These are the top Lets Plays that I tend to enjoy. If I had the recording software I would be in on it myself. I find it kinda of fun.
     
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  3. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    say what?

    well i'm here too.
     
  4. funkblast

    funkblast I posted in the RO-me thread
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    a pink username!

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    A lets play of you playing Modern Warfare 2 would be amazing.
     
  5. Trynant

    Trynant Manic Brawler

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    Does Freeman's Mind count as an LP? If it does, that is totally worth watching.

    One of my favorite Let's Plays is Punchyfist's run of Demon's Souls. He put a final montage at the end of it.

    [m]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAntLE7Jr5U[/m]

    I've been looking at Let's Plays on the Penny Arcade forums and found an Alan Wake LP decent (fairly humorous and informative as well as good playing), and a guy playing the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series was fun (especially since 1080p HD is awesome).

    I've been making a Let's Play of Demon's Souls, but it's horrible (dull commentary is the main detractor) so I won't link it here :(

    EDIT: Toilet if you have a microphone there's enough free software to record game footage. Audacity, Windows Movie Maker and something as simple as CamStudio (not to be confused with Camtasia) are all you need to start recording.
     
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  6. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    what's the point here?

    you just watch a video of someone else playing a game?
     
  7. M.A.D.X.W

    M.A.D.X.W Active Member

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    That's what your eyes do when your brain plays a game :(
     
  8. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    sure, but at least then you're in control.

    if you're just watching someone else play (and it's not for a walkthrough or strategy guide or something) then I guess I don't really see the point.
    is it considered a form of machinima?
     
  9. Agent_5

    Agent_5 Replica?

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    But would it be better than this?
    [M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBDfPVe-S7U[/M]
     
  10. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    Some people are freaking hilarious when they do it, especially when they play old crappy games.
     
  11. Arcturus

    Arcturus Not From Bloody Starcraft

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    A Let's Play isn't really just about watching a game being played, but the commentary etc that goes along with it. I've seen some LPs that are ****ing hilarious, and some that are pretty informative. Also, if someone is really awesome at a game, I find that fun to watch as well, particularly because I suck at all games.

    Also guys, not to be a GOONY GOON GOON, but stop watching YouTube LPs and get on SomethingAwful, their LPs are generally much better.

    http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/ for an archive of SA LPs.
     
  12. Trynant

    Trynant Manic Brawler

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    Little does Arcturus know the Demon's Souls LP'er I linked to, Punchyfist, is a goon!

    Agreed really, SA tends to have the better stuff, thanks to cultivating a really high standard for their LP's.
     
  13. Grobut

    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    If it's just people playing, then yeah, it seems a little pointless to me aswell.

    But a lot of people go the Mystery Science Theater 3000 route with it instead, making hillarious comments as they play, and thease can be very funny to watch, more so when they play terrible old games that deserve the verbal lashings ;)
     
  14. phil

    phil OH GOD

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    You forget the best you tube LPer of all time though friends RETSUPRAE
     
  15. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    They don't play games though so it can't be considered an LP.
     
  16. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    It's for nostalgia purposes, maybe if you don't wanna fire up the game yourself or to see how someone else experiences the game. Ideally the person doing the Let's Play hasn't ever played the game before, but most of these idiots don't know how to do it right and it's basically a walkthrough where they use every trick and glitch and secret in the game. It's supposed to be where you can kind of re-experience those first feelings through someone else. Even without that you should still be able to get a novel experience because they will play it differently than you.

    I would post links to some good ones I liked where it was their first time, but they seem to have been removed from Youtube. Wtfz.
     
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  17. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    Ersatz friends :p
     
  18. Trynant

    Trynant Manic Brawler

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    BTW YouTube is not a good place to go for LPs

    Bumping for links to a few classic LPs at LP Archive.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. Probably the best example of people playing a bad game for your enjoyment.

    Animal Crossing. This game is ****ed up.

    New Super Mario Bros Wii. Dicks being dicks to eachother. It's funny as hell.
     
  19. lovebug

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    they are useful to watch if u need help completing a level (assuming its a tutorial type of video)
     
  20. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Couple of weeks back I watched a LP of the Assassin's Creed 2 missions they removed from the game and offer as DLC. Because I don't own the DLC. I'm such a pirate.

    ARRR!
     

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