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Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« on: February 09, 2012, 08:58:36 PM »
About eight months ago I started a little video series about playing through DoomRL "special" levels (ie, the guaranteed ones). After that I started recording entire runs of the game, at which point my scope snowballed into roguelikes in general. I invite any and all members of the roguelike community to check out my channel and let me know how I'm doing:

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(For those of you unfamiliar with the new YouTube layout, the Featured tab has all of the more recent updates, while the Videos tab is the best place to look through all videos and playlists; go to Feed -> Comments to leave general messages.)

This is what I've played so far, in alphabetical order:
7DRL Challenge 2012 (playlist)
7DRL Challenge 2013 (playlist)
2012 Annual Roguelike Release Party (playlist)
AliensRL
Alan's Psychedelic Journey
Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM)
Angband
Berserk!
Brogue
Cardinal Quest
CastlevaniaRL: Serenade of Chaos
Cataclysm
Caves of Qud
ChessRogue
Delver
Detribus
Diablo
DiabloRL
DoomRL
Dungeonmans
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Dungeon Dash
Dungeon Dashers
Dungeons of Dredmor
Earl Spork
Elona
Epilogue
Frozen Depths
Hack, Slash, Loot
Get Out!!
Golden Age: Endless Dungeon
Hydra Slayer
Infra Arcana
Iter Vehemens ad Necem (IVAN)
MageGuild
Meritous
Notrium
Omega
POWDER
PrincessRL
Random Realms
Red Rogue
Rings of Valor
Rogue
Rogue Planets
Rogue Survivor
Rook
Shoot First
Spelunky
Tales of Maj'eyal
Teleglitch
The Wizard's Lair
Triangle Wizard
UnReal World
ZAPM
Check the Playlists tab for the videos!

If there are any other relevant links besides the game's "main" page (e.g., game's forum, a topic on here, its RogueBasin page, news articles), just tell me what makes sense and I'll be more than happy to include them here as well. Otherwise, if you have any ideas for games I should play (or repeat, if you want me to take another swing at something I've already done) then reply here, or on my channel, or in any of my videos, or PM me, or email me (theuberhunter@gmail.com) and I will do my best to get to it.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 06:18:13 PM by Game Hunter »
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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 09:03:36 PM »
I HIGHLY recommend this ongoing series of videos, and have heaped harassment upon him in the form of many game suggestions to take a crack at these past months.   8)

Also, of course, Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike!
« Last Edit: February 10, 2012, 03:26:27 AM by getter77 »
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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 06:40:06 PM »
The full list of roguelikes I've already played can be found at the side on the Featured Tab. I don't know if there's a limit to that sidebar, though, so I'll also keep that list here (MOVED TO ORIGINAL POST).

I'm also open to the possibility of livestreaming for a game, but I don't know where to start. If anyone has ideas on good streaming sites, what to play, how to play it, etc, reply and we'll try to work something out.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2012, 03:49:19 PM by Game Hunter »
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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 07:26:01 PM »
Very entertaining stuff :)
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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 03:58:09 PM »
Is it just me or does he sound like a dick?

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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 05:49:34 PM »
Is it just me or does he sound like a dick?

Doesn't sound like Nixon to me.

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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 10:32:56 PM »
Is it just me or does he sound like a dick?

Well, you sound like one here, Krice. The videos seem very nice!

As for my games, Hydra Slayer already has some videos (but maybe the graphical version could be tried), Hyperbolic Rogue already has some and is planned to have a new version, so no use to show it for now, and Vapors of Insanity has none and probably would benefit, but probably it's better to wait for a new version, as the current one has some bugs and its interface improvements are incomplete.

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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 12:37:45 PM »
Well, you sound like one here, Krice.

I'm bit of a dick myself. Well, maybe it's just that he is american (I guess?). They often sound like arrogant dicks.

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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 03:16:08 PM »
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Well, maybe it's just that he is american (I guess?). They often sound like arrogant dicks.

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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 08:07:44 PM »
  Krice. Consistently walking the thin line between blunt and bitch.

  To be honest most Eastern Europeans come off as dicks to me. I'm not the only one that feels that way. I have to remind myself that they aren't really dicks. It's just a cultural thing that I'm responding to on a reflex level.

  Krice you are Finnish right? To the ears of people in my part of the world (Eastern Oregon, USA) Finns and the rest of the Scandinavians come off as incredibly warm and nice. Though I'm sure they have just as high an instance of being assholes as any other place in the world.

EDIT: Yeah. He's an American or at least speaks with the standard American urban West Coast accent. Not to say that's where he's from. But that accent has become the standard in the US. Like it's the one you'll hear on news shows and what not from LA to New York. Any other accent will have you labeled as some sort of ethnicity and people will quiz you about it. I get it all the time as I have a rural accent. People think I sound unintelligent and right wing but capable and trustworthy. It's been a real issue in my legal career. I end up having to use ridiculously large words in order to viewed as intelligent. Like a gospel preacher using words like loquacious and what not. Maybe you'll hear me someday on Roguelike Radio.

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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 08:44:34 PM »
GameHunter is just a cool dude, probing the depths of Roguelikes while also contributing mightily to the latest and greatest over on Chaosforge and DoomRL as one of Kornel's coding posse.
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Let's Play CastlevaniaRL: Serenade of Chaos
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 08:52:55 PM »
I've been told my inflection is pretty mute. I come from Midwest suburbia (so yeah, United States) and the only time I've been corrected regarding pronunciation is the difference between words like "marry" and "merry". TBH I wouldn't be surprised if my accent comes across as a little headstrong: I try to speak with some degree of confidence and matter-of-factness, but only because I'd otherwise be mumbling the whole time (far earlier videos are evidence of this).

Started up CastlevaniaRL: Serenade of Chaos today. Right now I don't really have time to double up on playthroughs, but if anyone has suggestions for quickies that would only take a video or two to explore sufficiently, those are far more likely to be recorded. Got a huge backlog already.

Also, if you guys have any advice on, say, introducing the games, or talking about their mechanics, or developer quips, I'd like to try mixing in as much of that as possible. Most of the talking I do involves either direct words on the screen or explaining what I'm doing as I do it, but I bet a more interesting approach is to compare and contrast from other roguelikes, or give my opinions on how certain things are handled. If it's a good thing then lemme know!
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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 10:22:02 PM »
the only funny things I noticed is that you say "strenth" instead of as I would "straingth".
You also say catacooms instead of catacombs

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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 01:28:01 AM »
I rather Enjoy Game Hunter's Lets Play's. I can hardly stand listening to most. Lots of other people tend to be over-dramatic when reading in game text or making their comments. Others that I've seen tend to just complain about the game they're playing and swear way too much.

I find Game Hunter's Lets Play's genuinely interesting and enjoyable.

Also, he sounds like a regular average guy without being too over the top or coming off as overly "nerdy" as some might assume the majority of the community to be.

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Re: Let's Play... a Bunch of Roguelikes!
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 11:35:40 AM »
Finns and the rest of the Scandinavians come off as incredibly warm and nice. Though I'm sure they have just as high an instance of being assholes as any other place in the world.

Swedes are warm, but not finns or norwegians. Sweden is an interesting country also, because it almost never experienced any difficult wars (like world wars) so it was a peaceful land, something like elves always have in fantasy. We have had more difficulties in history, because we were slaves first to kingdom of Sweden and then the russian empire. Finland was extremely poor and people here fought against their masters and also the harsh, cold environment. You don't survive from that if you are nice. That's why we have lots of tough motherfucking asshole genes.