LET'S PLAY: LEGO ISLAND!!!!! My second LP, and my first blog post

Hey everybody! So I just finished up the first in a series of videos documenting myself playing through the Mindscape PC classic, LEGO Island. I'd love it if you guys would check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEABH1DKEH4

 

It's quite long, clocking in at just under 22 minutes, so it's about the length of a regular TV show episode. I was heavily inspired by the GB crew and their Quick Looks when making this video, so I tried to make it entertaining and informative.

 

I love this game, and I plan to give it the Let's Play treatment that I think it deserves. This video is just an introduction, featuring a tour of the Information Centre and the construction of a helicopter. The next episode will feature more of the core gameplay. 
 
I hope everyone enjoys the video, and there will be more to come in the future!
 
EDIT: Here's Part 2! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEFuJRNn0YE


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Edited by AsKo25

Hey everybody! So I just finished up the first in a series of videos documenting myself playing through the Mindscape PC classic, LEGO Island. I'd love it if you guys would check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEABH1DKEH4

 

It's quite long, clocking in at just under 22 minutes, so it's about the length of a regular TV show episode. I was heavily inspired by the GB crew and their Quick Looks when making this video, so I tried to make it entertaining and informative.

 

I love this game, and I plan to give it the Let's Play treatment that I think it deserves. This video is just an introduction, featuring a tour of the Information Centre and the construction of a helicopter. The next episode will feature more of the core gameplay. 
 
I hope everyone enjoys the video, and there will be more to come in the future!
 
EDIT: Here's Part 2! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEFuJRNn0YE


Posted by ThatFrood

Lego Island is the best game to ever come out for PC.
I am not joking.

Posted by Landon

I had Lego Island 2 for my PS1 back in the day.... that game was mad stupid looking back. But I still remember it fondly.

Posted by ZeForgotten

I still have a copy of Lego Island standing on a shelf all pretty. 
Good video though something needs to be done about your mic or something, or maybe that's just me. Anyways, nice video

Posted by Vonocourt
Oh jeeeeez the saxophone. Spent a lot of time with this game, even if the actual story took about twenty minutes. Also, I don't remember that game being so animated. Just goes to show how terrible my computer was. I remembered it as a slideshow, a bunch of pre-rendered scenes like Myst, rather than a game that rendered its environment in real time and the characters animated.
Posted by AsKo25

Thanks for the feedback guys! I think the volume on my input was way too high so it was causing the audio to pop a little. I turned it down now, so hopefully there won't be any of that in the next video. 
 
I just got a question, how often should I update? I was thinking weekly, though I have no idea what the proper LP etiquette is.

Posted by ZeForgotten

The LP'ers I watch normally record their videos the night before they upload and they upload a new video every day except Sundays.  
But in the end it's all up to you really

Posted by BeachThunder

You /absolutely/ need a new microphone. The audio quality is awful.
 
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the LP. This game ran like garbage on my computer circa 1997 ;_;

Posted by Thoseposers

Man, i remember playing Lego Island. It was one of the most broke ass games i've ever seen

Posted by AsKo25
@ZeForgotten said:
" The LP'ers I watch normally record their videos the night before they upload and they upload a new video every day except Sundays.  But in the end it's all up to you really "
Alright, I'll try to have my next episode up today or later this week.
 
I think I fixed the audio, it still clicks but it's far less noticeable.
 
Can't wait to continue!
Posted by AsKo25

Okay, part two is up now.  This one features the two racing events, as well as the secret cave that I said I'd go to in the first video and then didn't.
 
Check it out, hope everyone enjoys!

Edited by Wes

Liking it so far, I remember playing this when I was a kid. There's a way to make yourself fly around town (just you, not in the helicopter) and I remember accidentally toggling that as a kid and freaking out because I had no idea what I had done.  
 
Just looked up the flying easter egg, all you had to do was enter the elevator, wait one minute, and then exit the elevator. After that you could fly around the island with the arrow keys.

Posted by Tebbit

God I love the music for this game. Nostaliga flashback, AWAYYYYY

Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

This was the first game I beat on PC, I used to play it to death.

Posted by CL60

Holy shit, I forgot all about this game. I played the shit out of it though, and loved it.

Posted by iam3green

awesome game back in the day. i remember playing when i was younger. i remember all i did was do the races and other things. fun times.

Posted by Kurtdyoung

OHHH THE NOSTALGIA!!! But seriously, I used to play the SHIT out of this game...in fact....wheres my copy. 

Posted by CarpetRemnant

The nostalgia I have for this game blinds me to its many flaws. Good video man.

I think I had been playing it for weeks and weeks before I even worked out that there was a 'story'. I freaked out when the brickster escaped.