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Post by Otherworld on Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:36 pm

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Post by Hjerteknuser on Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:50 pm

Well, that was certainly something.. I watched the entire video, hoping to hear new theories or even a solid, detailed review of the game, but I was pretty disappointed. Then again, I know nothing of the people who made the video, but I guess that I should have probably been tipped off by the fact that the word 'shit' appears twice in the title.

To be honest, even though I agree that a lot of the design choices could have been better, (such as the long escort mission through areas you've already played through, limited inventory, on-screen health indicator, Henry having no soul, etc.) it definitely wasn't as terrible of a game as they'd made it out to be. It certainly is a rather different entry in the series, but to just outright call it shit was a bit uncalled for, in my opinion.. and not only that, they didn't even really outline any major plot points or even give an opinion on the story itself... other than calling it shit and droning on about "facts about Silent Hill", even though a lot of stuff they mentioned is just speculation.

Their general attitude toward things just bugged me a lot and I definitely won't make it a point to watch any more of their videos any time soon. I just hope that anyone seeing this video who has never played the games isn't deterred from the series as a whole because of how they misrepresent it.

... aaand I am about 95% certain that they referred to Travis Grady as "Travis Brady". Though, I will admit that I am old and sometimes don't hear things correctly.
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Post by Otherworld on Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:01 pm

Sorry, this is series that these guys do every Halloween that they call Shitstorm. They play survival horror games all month. What you watched is a couple of guys with a ton of inside jokes blazing through game after game.

There is a lot of banter as they try to keep it light. One of the two guys is a big silent hill fan.

They are doing an lp of Silent Hill 3 right now. They have a ton of respect for the series I assure you.
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Post by Hjerteknuser on Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:56 pm

Ah, I see.. I guess that the context might've helped me understand what they were aiming for a little bit better. I didn't really think to do anything other than watch what was in front of me. I didn't check out any more of their channel or anything. I will admit that I was wrong in judging them so quickly and making a rather negative post about their video.

But at the same time, I could see others making the same mistake I did. Sure, people who are familiar with their antics would probably know what to expect, but it's possible that anyone who would be watching this video without any context at all might not know how to process it.. especially if that someone was also unfamiliar with the series in general and wanted to check it out.

Personally, I still have some rather mixed feelings about their presentation. Watching it as a standalone video didn't really impress me much. Knowing where they were coming from beforehand could most-likely have improved my ability to find the humor in it all, but, again, I made the foolish fatal mistake of flying in blindly. My bad. I'll just go be quiet now.
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Post by jam6i on Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:43 am

Up till now, Pat's view of the series has been pretty much identical to mine.

1 is gold
2 is gold.
3 is gold.
Homecoming is garbage.
Shattered Memories is an underrated gem.
Downpour was on the right track.

Where we differ is on 4 and Origins. He thinks 4 is trash and Origins is decent.

At least we both agree RE6 is the worst game ever.
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Post by Otherworld on Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:37 am

Hjerteknuser wrote:Ah, I see.. I guess that the context might've helped me understand what they were aiming for a little bit better. I didn't really think to do anything other than watch what was in front of me. I didn't check out any more of their channel or anything. I will admit that I was wrong in judging them so quickly and making a rather negative post about their video.

But at the same time, I could see others making the same mistake I did. Sure, people who are familiar with their antics would probably know what to expect, but it's possible that anyone who would be watching this video without any context at all might not know how to process it.. especially if that someone was also unfamiliar with the series in general and wanted to check it out.

Personally, I still have some rather mixed feelings about their presentation. Watching it as a standalone video didn't really impress me much. Knowing where they were coming from beforehand could most-likely have improved my ability to find the humor in it all, but, again, I made the foolish fatal mistake of flying in blindly. My bad. I'll just go be quiet now.


No need to quiet down, I should have described the video with the correct context. It's on me.

jam6i wrote:Up till now, Pat's view of the series has been pretty much identical to mine.

1 is gold
2 is gold.
3 is gold.
Homecoming is garbage.
Shattered Memories is an underrated gem.
Downpour was on the right track.

Where we differ is on 4 and Origins. He thinks 4 is trash and Origins is decent.

At least we both agree RE6 is the worst game ever.


Pat holds this franchise in high regard where Matt has no idea about it, I will be watching the SH3 lp as they seem to have fun when playing these classic games ....
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Post by jam6i on Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:16 pm

Matt's the type of casual player who loves SH but doesn't really care if he mistakenly calls Alessa Alicia. He loves the horror and atmosphere of the series first, details second.

Pat will stop the recording to beat Matt over the head with the mic stand if Matt gets any detail at all wrong.
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