I'm just curious, how many people here actually watch Let's Plays? Why do you watch them, and what games have you watched?
Yes, I like to watch them right before I go to sleep, or while I'm eating. There are currently only two Let's Players I follow... okay three.
I watch Kikoskia because he's a great narrator and commentatory on the games he is playing. Plus, he likes to play OLD-ASS RPGs on the PC that I've never even heard of.I also like that he can be funny and entertaining without be vulgar or obscene.
I just started watching Tobuscus' LP of Amnesia. I found out about him through his "Literal" trailers which are pretty brilliant. He has a great personality and TV persona which makes him very entertaining to watch.
hamst3r's LP of Super Meat Boy makes me lol.
The majority of LPer annoy me to no end, that's why I watch only a select few. For other games, I just watch LongPlays of. Basically the same thing, without the narration and they try to complete everything there is in the game.
I think the only Let's Play that I have seen are some Super Mario Hacks, like Brutal Mario and some of Luigi's Adventure 3 (at least I think that's what they were called).
Edit: I almost forgot that I have also seen some of hamst3r's as well. Like Octodad and Super Meat Boy.
Yeah, like Aura and VGK, Retsupurae's the one I watch most consistently. I do, however, have an appreciation for Research Indicate's Jurassic Park: Trespasser series of Let's Plays, as they're surprisingly well-done and highly informative, which is probably way more than what that game deserved. You can tell that he does his research on both the game and the source material and it makes for a pretty interesting and rewarding viewing.
That being said, nothing can still beat BillyMC at Christmas time.
I'd like to watch some, but I can never convince myself it's worth all the time. I mean, I could watch a whole anime series in the time it takes me to watch a dude play a game. Or I could even, y'know, play a game myself.
This is excepting the Endurance Runs of course. I watched them.
I didn't know what a "Let's Play" was until I entered this thread so... yeah, I never have and wouldn't .
Though I did watch some parts of one of the Deadly Premonition ER just to laugh at the madness of that game. But couldn't watch too many. The person playing and their commentary would have to be so interesting for me to watch someone play a whole game, that is just extremely boring.
Although that is the best BillyMC retusupurae, it's still not my favorite retsupurae. That honor goes to this one:
It never gets old. Never ever. (Also, is BillyMC aware of retsupurae? I checked his channel, and I didn't see anything supporting that.)
Well no. I would prefer to just play the game. If I want commentary I will play with a friend and alcohol. I have watched bits and pieces of them and it just doesn't appeal to me.
But I don't mind adding a game to my collection which I only intend to play for 20 minutes, so I'm just weird like that anyway.
EDIT: I did once watch a Metroid Prime speedrun though.
I dislike any kind of video content like that.
Finding a short vid for a spot I'm stuck in or how to get a hard achievement sure, but I'm not gonna watch some fool playing a game while he's making lame jokes.
That is time better spend playing or finishing my backlog.
Watch this and then tell me you will never watch a let's play.
The straw that breaks the camels back.
When I was looking for a copy of System Shock 2 I started to watch mattsmodernlife's Let's Play System Shock 2 and it was amazing, it also prepared me for the game when I finally got a copy. The first few episodes have some audio problems but it is some of the best Let's Play I've seen. Just a shame he hasn't done another one since. If you have some time to spare give it a look.