I've been re-watching most of the Random PC Games videos and I wanted to know what is your interest in it coming back. In my case, I think they're amazing and Giant Bomb is always better with a bit of random here and there. Also, Vinny + Dave + Drew? Camon!
Now that the new site is coming out and they are more and more comfortable with the new studio I hope this trio will have more time to go back to doing these things.
I think when the new site goes live and is fully working they'll probably treat us with one. I've been wanting to message dave and ask if they can do one of the Lands of Lore possibly. Or, if they want to get really special, Phantasmagoria 2 or the 7th guest or something of that nature.
This was the feature that got me to buy premium.
Specifically, it was Elderscrolls: Daggerfall, which if I am not mistaken was the first ever Random PC game. Back when they were trying to incorporate eating breakfast at the same time. If I remember rightly, Random PC game was almost just a podcast, or simple video format where Vinny and Dave would discuss old PC games over breakfast.
But it became playing Random PC games every so often - Dave totally hated playing Daggerfall, but I loved watching them do it. It's arguably still the best Random PC game episode to date.
Would be nice to see. While I recall not really enjoying the last couple of them, I enjoy the concept and if they get the right games it could be great. I have fond memories of throwing a pizza in the oven and sitting down to watch them while I shovel some in me.
Probably my favourite feature on the site; the sooner it's back, the better.
However, I don't think it's a good idea for them to play games over multiple episodes, and with large gaps in between them. With a few exceptions, part two of Blade Runner was significantly less engaging than the first one, and even more time has passed since they recorded part two. Vinny had already forgotten everything in the gap between the first two, and it made the whole thing seem aimless and unfocused, as it wasn't like Dave had a really firm grasp on the story and characters to compensate for Vinny's complete lack of a memory. Maybe the focus on the story is not the real reason to watch Random PC game - it's more just about the gags and the interaction between Dave, Vinny, and whoever they've brought along for the ride - but I still think that Random PC game would be better if they a) settled with showing a more focused and succinct section of the game, or b) when they want to play through an entire game, try to complete it in one session ala Phantasmagoria. I suppose that's probably unrealistic, but it's the only way to improve upon an already excellent feature.
Blade Runner isn't the only game that has seen a strong first episode and a mediocre second one. Of course, Daggerfall is what kicked off the feature, and it was a brilliant episode. And then they tried to go back to it - having been convinced to do so by the chat - only to aimlessly drift around town for 50 minutes doing nothing notable or particularly enjoyable to watch. Well, except "veeennggeeeeaaaanncceeee".
I do hope they consider doing "The Void/Tension/Turgor" at some point. It's Russian. It's weird. And could only find an appreciative audience on the PC. It's totally a "Dave" game. And the game is made by the same demented minds behind "Cargo! The Quest for Gravity!" (even if tonally they're on the two most extreme ends of the spectrum).
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