Posts tagged ‘let’s play’
It has been a long time since I played an adventure game (if we don’t fully count Dreamfall: Chapters, which also saw a release trailer today). The last couple of days actually saw a release from a series that I enjoyed thoroughly as I first played it: The Book of Unwritten Tales 2! It also had an absolutely fantastic launch trailer which you must have seen:
This shows a lot about the humor and the references which are part of the game. There’s been a surprisingly little amount of feedback or media attention to this game and this seems criminal to me considering the sheer quality of it and it’s predecessor. I really can’t wait to be playing through an adventure with our friends Wilbur, Nate and Ivo!
No update for a week, despite me having several points I wanted to write about, time is sometimes very funny and annoying. So what’s happened this last week?
I re-rendered the original footage from Dreamfall Chapters set 1 to get rid of the black screens which had returned. Old time viewers might remember this issue happening before years ago. After I fixed this I then recorded Dreamfall Chapters set 2, only to find out that I only had 2 minutes of recorded audio! I still don’t know how or why this happened as the program did say it had 1 hour 35 minutes, but the actual audio file was only 88mb with 2 minutes of audio. Dagnabbit!
I then opted to cut out the unnecessary footage of me wandering about (getting lost if I’m honest) and cut down the set by around 30 minutes. I then added commentary in a couple of spots that I felt were noteworthy, considering the set was very dialog heavy; it seemed the most sensible thing to do. After I did this one of my harddrives crashed, the one I use for my applications, which led me to be unable to render this footage. It has since started up and crashed again once more. But I did manage to render the second set for now, though I have to really check it thoroughly.
For now then I don’t know if I can trust the harddrive anymore and am unsure if I should get a new one to replace it or not. Funnily enough it crashed twice when I started up Divinity: Original Sin, but that really can’t be related. I hope it’s just a faulty cable or something, but the harddrive is at least 5 years old, so it’s probably due. One worrying thing about it is that I bought 2 at the same time; so I guess I should be expecting the other one to start failing too.
After I finished Gunpoint recently, which was a very short and fun(!) game, it’s now time for the next game. I’ve already posted a picture of the start of the game and of course it’s Dreamfall: Chapters!
I really enjoyed playing through the first 2 games initially and have definitely been wondering where the story’s going with this. It was one of my most anticipated games of the last years and I’m just hoping that it’s going to be good. I’ve not read up on it much other than knowing the first part had a lukewarm response from critics and players. But as far as I know they’ve largely said it’s a slow start of the series to set the stage for the conclusion.
I really can’t wait to get started on this game!
Over the last couple of months I’ve been missing this dear hobby of mine; Let’s Playing. The simple act of playing games and the community you build around it. I’ve missed it and now that life’s become more quiet and not hectic I want to get back to it. My idea is to start off with some small projects to get back to it and then gradually move onto bigger projects to see how I can manage the time as well.
I was thinking about some games from the past that I really ought to complete, but I also feel like some of those wouldn’t be good starters. I was thinking of the following games:
- Dreamfall Chapters
- The Walking Dead: Season Two (starting over from the beginning)
- Kentucky Route Zero
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch
If you have any games I really ought to check out; please leave a comment! Keep in mind that for now I’m looking for games that aren’t super long and have a definitive end.
Please let me know!