Saturday, April 29, 2017

Let's Play Donkey Kong Country Part 6

Miscellaneous notes:

  • I really tried on the positivity. I think I did a decent job, but it's hard when it feels like the level is actively antagonizing you. 
  • This video was specifically an experiment in tighter and more rapid editing - I didn't do the recording differently, but I was trying to make the video go faster once I sat down to edit it. I'm not entirely happy with how it went, but I think it's an improvement. 
  • For some weird reason, this is one of a couple places where the Game Boy Advance version of the game differs rather remarkably from the Super Nintendo version. Temple Tempest is moved to the last level of the world before the boss, with the other levels here shifted up. Similar things are done in the next two worlds. If there's a reason why the development team made that decision, I'm not sure what it is. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Let's Play Donkey Kong Country Part 5

  • It was about 8 weeks between the prior recording and recording this video, including a completely different physical setup (I have a desk dedicated to recording now!). Despite my efforts, I think you can still hear me moving the chair and things on my desk around. Audio is difficult sometimes. 
  • What I meant to say about save points: The placement of save points was always weird for me. I remember taking forever to get through K. Rool's Keep in Donkey Kong Country 2 because the save point doesn't come until after the first level, which I found really hard, and then I was stuck there by lack of Funky's Flights after unlocking the second level. Games of that era had a tendency to get you caught in awkward places like that - being able to save anywhere is a great feature of more modern games. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

I'm doing Let's Play videos: Donkey Kong Country

I've loved Let's Play videos for a while now. I've watched them for years now, and I've also made them from time to time…and I'm continuing that now, just here now.

I'm starting off with Donkey Kong Country, a game that I grew up around, but didn't really play that much when I was growing up - other kids I knew had it; I had the sequel. It's still a game that I like, so I thought I'd play my way through it. It's not like I'm trying to show people a game they didn't know, or play through something really well in a way you haven't seen before - I'm just doing something I like seeing other people do in their Let's Play videos: play through something and have fun with it.

I have a few videos up, and as there's something to say about the videos, you'll see more posts here to go along with the ones that have something to say with them.

So far, there are these:

Part 1:

First videos are always a little rough, but I did what I could here.