I finally got off my butt (or on it, in front of the tv?) and restarted TWAU this afternoon. I wasn’t really feeling the best, so I only played through the first episode so far. I remembered most of this one from when I played before, but this is the only chapter I have played previously so future posts for the game will be completely blind playthroughs.
As always a copy of the stream is saved to my channel over on Twitch, if anyone wants the copy with chat included!
We finished last time forcing our way through a blockade, after which Cor left us to roam Duscae and make our way to Lestallum. Iris made it there safely, and Talcott has the clue for our next destination.
…Thinking about it all after the fact, I should have taken advantage of the Episode Prompto outfit and given the poor boy something warmer to wear in Greyshire Grotto.
Alternately, the Twitch copies of my vids should always have the chat copies saved if you’d rather those instead!
My god, how do I even…
I was still having trouble with the FFXV Comrades beta yesterday–less the matchmaking this time, and more making it through the actual missions alive–so I decided to switch out to something else. The idea was to restart The Wolf Among Us, since I’ve only played a little of that before, and that was a very long time ago to boot. But for some god-forsaken reason, I decided it was a good effing idea to try P.T. out instead. (Here, have the not-terrifying Silent Hills wiki as reference.)
Even as I was posting last-minute announcement link to Tumblr, I knew:
And yet… I did it anyway. I don’t do survival horror. I have neither the stomach nor the skill for it. I’d never played P.T. in the past. I’d only barely watched it when others were here playing. But there I was, starting P.T. even though I knew better.
The video’s long (about 3h15m), but it speaks for itself.
Or, if you’d rather have the chat replay (though it’s kind of spotty) you can watch the copy saved to Twitch itself here. I wouldn’t have made it through to the end without the guys in my room, and they deserve a ton of credit for getting me through. Special apologies to one of the guys (iron_eagle10, I think? I can’t remember, I could only glance at chat for a second at a time and missed the name) for one of my screams being especially sudden and jarring.
But anyway… Wow. Am I glad I finally played this? I’m not sure. It was a hell of an experience, but one that left me sobbing and physically ill from anxiety for much of its duration. I’m guessing anyone else who actually still has this (since it was pulled from PSN and the only way to have it now is to never have uninstalled it in the first place) has already played, so I don’t feel the need to make a recommendation. There is, however, one very important thing I want everyone to remember:
George Lucas is my patronus.
Bonus: Victory cheeseburger and strawberry milkshake, because at about two-thirds of the way through the stream I wanted to stop playing and get ice cream, but all the ice cream places were closed by the time I finished.
This time, Cor sets us on our path before showing us how to storm the
castle Imperial blockade.
So I’ve mentioned, and have already completed, the first two of my silent streams for FFXV. I started these for mostly two reasons:
- as much fun as it is going into blind panic mode when the Zu attacks me for trying to get a garnet, that type of panic is distracting from the actual game
- I lost track of my original streams because honestly streaming from scratch is exhausting and in this case, at least, made the game a lot more work and a lot less fun
Also less fun was the unending supply of side quests; I’m usually too obsessive to not clear each and every quest and hunt, and that makes for some boring streaming. But! I’ve been through the game twice now (once blind, and once as my ridiculous Prince Spaceman) and can afford to spend my time only playing the plot and not obsessing over every little thing.
And so, without any further babble from me, here’s the Chapter 1 stream for this new project. With the rare exception of before and/or after the main content, no mic. Full subtitles. No side quests. No hunts. Just straight to Galdin, and then in later chapters straight to one story objective after another.
A quick, easy-mode run of Episode Prompto. This one took me a bit longer than Gladio’s episode did, but hey–Aranea makes everything worth it. ^_~
(Stream goes live about 3 minutes after this post publishes, click here!)
I’ve already done chapter 1 with no hunts or side quests that aren’t otherwise mandatory, so I’m moving on to chapter 2 now. There’s going to be a little bit of overlap at the beginning that I’ll edit out later; thanks to how the autosaves work in the game we should be seeing everything starting from the announcement of the attack on Insomnia through the call from Cor before moving on to the actual “new” content.
Also, like chapter 1 I’m not just going to be playing the bare minimum of quests; I’m also completely silent and playing with subtitles, so this series of streams is going to be great for anyone new or old who just wants to watch the actual game and not have me blathering over it.
See you guys in just a minute!