I’ve never been the biggest gamer. I mainly only played games on my gameboy like Pokemon. I also had a Gamecube and a Wii, but I only played party/multi player games on those like Guitar Hero, Mario Party, Mario Cart, and Wii Sports. I also played Animal Crossing, which is basically like the Sims, except not quite. Now on my 3DS I’ve been branching off from my standard (Pokemon) into more RPG style games like Zelda and Bravely Default (which I can’t seem to beat!) Still though, I’m not really a gamer, not compared to Alex or some of his friends.
|Image from the Rooster Teeth Wikia
Instead of doing the gaming, I was more interested in watching others game. It sounded weird back in the day when I explained that to people when they tried to hand me the controller. “I’d rather watch!” I’d exclaim and no one seemed to ever believe me, but seriously, I love watching people play video games! I watched Alex play through a bunch of Final Fantasy games, The Last of Us, Life is Strange (although I help a little in that one by shouting out things), and other assorted games.
Nowadays though, it seems like more and more people are watching people game. Let’s Plays are becoming HUGE on YouTube, aka watching recordings of people playing through video games with their own commentary. In fact, Alex and I just got through watching a horror game one from this awesome guy called Markiplier
. I love horror games, but I’m just not that good at gaming, so watching someone else do it is a lot of fun for me! Plus, it was a game that we were debating getting, but Alex isn’t good at horror games (because he scares easily) and I’m bad at games because I can only button mash (aka old fighting games).
Watching someone else play a game is also great to figure out a little bit about how gameplay works. You can almost sample something in a realistic manner before going out and getting it yourself! Or, you can see how other people react to super emotional scenes (aka The Last of Us) and feel better that everyone else had the same feels as you did.
Alex always wanted to do a Let’s Play, or something of the sort. He actually wanted to record something while we (by we I mean I sat on the couch watching and offering commentary) played through the FFX remaster. Although, we don’t have that sort of equipment to record that sort of thing.
Do you watch Let’s Plays? Do you have a favorite gamer on YouTube?
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