Yo I was just wondering how many of you guys and girls actually watch let's plays ? Do you watch them for the commentary , the game or both? For me personally its the commentors personality and humour that drives to watch them on Youtube .What are your favourite LPers and what makes you like them. my favourites are Northern lion , the Rad brad and the Yogscast guys just to name a few .I've also just began my own lets play videos and I know their kinda bad and the audio is wacky but I like doing it .I'm going to leave a link to my Youtube channel if you care to check it out please do and feed back is welcome. Btw I'm not spamming or anything Since I've started doing these videos It's got me thinking of the whole Let's play thing a lot more and I'm just curious as to what other people think of them. https://www.youtube.com/user/jonano12
I'm watching a let's play series of Amnesia: The Dark Descent (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNEQ5hYrx30) since I can't play the game by myself. It's very entertaining and the guy playing is ok (although he makes some dumb jokes) and genuinely scared of the game, which makes the thing more believable.
Y'all should check out overthegun on YT or overthegun.net for a series of let's plays called "HTSF" or How to Successfully Fail.
They're blind runs (or near to) featuring entertaining commentary, epic digressions, a broad yorkshire accent, and varying levels of rage. It's not for everyone, but if it's for you, you need to experience it.
I watched ScottishDuck's LP of Resident Evil Code Veronica bc I haven't played the game in years and totally forgot the whole story. At first I assumed the commentary was gonna suck but to my surprise I really enjoyed his commentary. I would suggest ScottishDuck for sure.
I usually only watch the first few videos of a Let's Play to see what the game looks like so I get an idea if I want to play it or not. There are very few I've watched all the way through. The commentary is usually boring and the video/sound quality can be quite bad. There are probably some good ones out there, but I'm more interested in playing the games myself than watching someone else play through them.
Yes I love watching them and here's my list. Youtube changed recently so my links aren't working correctly but will fix them soon.
Walkthroughs & Let's Plays I'm watching/have watched/going to watch