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The Lets Play Thread.
« on: April 14, 2013, 01:05:32 AM »
Short introduction for those unaware:

Lets Play is basically a person (or group of people) playing through a video game with commentary. It can either be informative, funny, or both. They mainly exist in Video form but for some games a Screenshot LP's exist (Primarily RPGs). These originated on Something Awful and are still highly popular to this day.

Examples of great LPs:

Sonic 06 by Pokecapn

(Somebody get me some more!)

Of course, with good LPs there are also the bad, and outright terrible, LPs. For those, we have Restupurae and Chip and Ironicus, which riff on things from awful Camcorder LPs, to the comically bad framerate LPs. Though that's not all they do.

Retsupurae's YT Channel
Chip and Ironicus' YT Channel

Game Grumps are kind of Lets Plays... I guess. Though Egoraptor and Jontron are far funnier when they're doing their own things.

Uhh, I guess that's pretty much it, sorry if it sounds a bit like an advertising plug or something. Lets see some more LPs.

LP Archive: http://lparchive.org

Edit: woah, sticky huh?
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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 01:31:03 AM »
I don't really watch LPs unless it's for a newly released game that I was dying to see.

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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 01:32:51 AM »
For some games I use them as a basis of whether or not I should play the game.

The Sonic 06 LP for example, made me want to play 06 just to see how bad it really was. That was totally worth it.

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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 01:42:33 AM »
http://chipandironicus.com/
the best. Their Uncharted and MGS stuff in particular is a good ol' time. also as i said before, check out their Anime Theatre segment which began as a side bit to No More Heroes 2.

they also do their own riffs on bad LPers and whatever else is an embarrassment to everyone. they semi-frequently appear in the main retsupurae videos and vice versa. can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChipCheezumSA

i know there's a few other notable ones. LesBeardly was one I think

edit: i generally just watch some by certain people because i quite like their style of humour and commentary, etc etc. Like, I also follow what pokecapn's group puts out such as the Four Swords Adventure LP.

Posted on: April 13, 2013, 07:38:51 PM
oh, right

this link may be of use

http://lparchive.org/

it's where almost all SomethingAwful LPs go when finished, and so by extension a good place to find actual decent ones

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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 01:46:57 AM »
I have the archive in my bookmarks, I just forgot to add it to my first post.

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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 04:03:44 AM »
How about Naka Teleei's channel? He does LPs of a bunch of games from obscure games, indie games, old-school classics and whatnot, plus I like he's one of the few LP'ers that don't swear constantly (not that I mind language, but sometimes wouldn't hurt to cut down on the cluster F-bombs now and then). So far I'm liking his LP of Zone of the Enders HD Collection; he already finished Z.O.E 1 and working on The 2nd Runner. raocow is someone else I heard of who is an LP'er that's been getting some spotlight for his non-sequitur style of commentary. AzureriteReaction (former channel) does a variety of games, the way he uses fake accents can be quite hilarious at times, and from time to time trolls people on Call of Duty or Battlefield or something like that. He is pretty fearless from what I've been hearing about him doing LPs of horror games like Amnesia and Slender (although I haven't gotten to any of his horror LPs yet), but, he has a fear of kenophobia and anything where there's no reason or logic behind the existence of something. He posted a video explaining about kenophobia and why stuff like that scares him (and other people who played games like LSD Dream Emulator) right
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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 03:18:06 AM »
I remember Slowbeef and Diabetus had a series of videos where they went through the "Justin Bailey" hack of Super Metroid. Unfortunately, it appears they're now long gone. Which really is a shame...those were some of the better "LP" vids around.

Edit: These videos that I'd mentioned? Found out they're also on the Internet Archive...so, yeah. 8)
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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 03:19:31 AM »
I'm sure there's plenty of better Super Metroid LPs.

that hack is nothing more than a sprite hack anyway.

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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 09:48:22 AM »
This mission looks seriously annoying.


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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 10:06:43 AM »
This mission looks seriously annoying.



It's [tornado fang]ing awesome.

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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 02:21:32 AM »
Thread's pretty quiet, so posting some more funny retsupuraes.


I'll post more later.
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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2013, 01:45:08 AM »
So I watch Stephen Georg of stephenplays and stephenvlog who does do some interesting things.  Recently he and Chuggaaconroy did some videos together with very interesting results.

Catching Mewtwo


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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:49 PM »
Wow, it's about time I posted something here.



Watch these two breeze through this [parasitic bomb]. I don't know where James comes with the theory of it being harder than the original. >U<

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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2013, 08:17:33 PM »
Because the original is easier. Both games can be done quickly if you know how to deal with the bullets and where the safe spots are. Also the Arcade version of Super Contra is harder even tho it's shorter, and the controls are a bit worse, you don't jump as high or precise as the NES versions.
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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2013, 12:36:24 PM »
IDK, I always thought the original was harder for some reasons, but this was probably because I've replayed Super C a lot, and never had the original at that time.

The Flamethrower/Flame gun was a lousy weapon. Super C buffed it to being extremely useful (in late stages like the falling roof in area 8). Took me a bunch of playthroughs to discover I could charge my shot. After that, I rarely used the Spread gun, because it became less mandatory to me in Super C.

But I see you say the arcade was harder, maybe I need to have a look into that myself.


*looks for a Super C arcade PT*

Ouch, I see what went wrong there. o-O





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I enjoyed watching them play this, in the absence of Game Grumps. :)

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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2013, 04:27:43 AM »
Some LPs of games I've have been playing or played before. I figured that these might be good since October is around the corner.

Let's Play Splatterhouse (Arcade): Complete Game

(Splatterhouse 2 LP)
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(Splatterhouse 3 LP)


Let's Play Splatterhouse Part 1: It Ripped Off My Arm

(full playlist) -- Don't worry, they censored the nude pics of Jennifer in this LP

Resident Evil 4: Retrospective Part 1

(full playlist)

Let's Play Doom 64: 1 - Evil is Reborn

(full playlist) | (the original N64 game)
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Re: The Lets Play Thread.
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2013, 02:11:43 PM »
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That ending... makes me curious to know if they'll actually go through another vid of SUFFERING. >0<
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Re: The Let's Play Thread.
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2013, 02:48:52 AM »
Fixed the topic title.  It's been driving me nuts.

As for Let's Play, I've watched some of Ringman's games.  Check out the LP of Drawn and Quartered, and Mutant Blobs from Uranus. [/shameless plug]. They weren't filmed by him, so it was a pleasant surprise to come across them.

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Re: The Let's Play Thread.
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 11:53:29 PM »
Chip & Ironicus are starting an LP of Mega Man Legends of all things. May be worth checking out.

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Re: The Let's Play Thread.
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2013, 09:10:56 PM »
I couldn't decide which HCbailly video to post, so here's his playlist of his LPs:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HCBailly/videos?view=1&flow=grid

Aloyalgamer's Suikoden:
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Re: The Let's Play Thread.
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2013, 08:15:02 PM »
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OMG, this is got to be my favorite Grump episode ever. Can't stop laughing for 5 seconds, straight.

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Re: The Let's Play Thread.
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2013, 10:50:27 PM »
I really enjoy the Hunting Monsters thing they do on Polaris' YouTube channel. That's fun to watch! XD

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Re: The Let's Play Thread.
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2013, 04:38:25 AM »
Speaking of HCBailly he started a new Side LP today and the beginning is gold.

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