Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Video Summary:
Let's Play The Simpsons: Hit and Run #22

If you asked me what mission was the shortest in the game, I would definitely point to Mission 4. To be honest though, I nearly forgot how short this mission actually was. I guess I was under the idea that part of Mission 5 was part of Mission 4, which I guess is not the case, because Mission 5 is long as heck (and you will see why tomorrow). Thankfully though, this short mission length allowed me to complete a lot of stuff in this video, including 2 street races. I will get on to those next....

Rarely do I get impressed with my own abilities, but boy was I stoked when I completed the Ralph race in only one try. That race is honestly a lot more difficult than it was presented to you guys. It's not even the track, but Frink's car drives nearly flawlessly throughout the whole thing. You honestly can't hit two or more things and actually expect to win, because the opponent car wouldn't give you any window. And you always have to be ahead of the car coming out of that jump shortcut before the mansion because Frink only screws up on that point of the race and on, 3% of the time. It just so happened that my video attempt was part of that %3.

Not much to say about the 2nd street race. Don't make any stupid mistakes and you should beat the clock with no problem. I actually messed up pretty bad on that last lap during the footage cut, but that cut was completely necessary, so thankfully for me you don't get to see me fail =). Anyways, what happened was this.... right after I made the small jump onto the chessboard, Marge's car did that stupid little, "LETS DRIVE SIDEWAYS!" thing again and it took a few seconds for me to recover because those chess pieces got in the way. Fortunately though, I was able to recover and finish in just enough time (2 seconds to spare), so I'll never have to worry about that time trial again.

That's about it for this street-race heavy episode. Tomorrow should make up for that though, because the mission is LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG. Definitely the longest thus far, so I'll see you guys then so I can tackle it.

Video Quote of the Day:
"Candy makes me happy, and tired."


SlimKirby Shout-out:

I said I had a few shout-outs to make this week, so I figured I would get them done as soon as possible.

Let's Play Fable: The Lost Chapters by GaiaCrusher9

I think I have mentioned this guy and his project before, but since he is still kind of new at this, I figured I would give him another boost (also, I personally contributed to this project as well, which I will explain in the next paragraph). In my small group of friends, Gaia is definitely the most unique as far as game choice is concerned (me and my friends mostly do Nintendo games and games that are on Nintendo systems). He started with his LP of LEGO: Indiana Jones and then moved on to Fable a few months ago, and is doing a good job of balancing this project along with college duties and commitments. Rarely will you see a LPer of his popularity put such hard work into his videos, especially when you consider what he has to work with.

About a week and a half ago, Gaia unfortunately hit a snag in his LP, when his recording didn't pick up any game audio. Fable is a game where you do not want that happen, considering all the cutscenes and dialogue segments. Gaia had to make the difficult decision on whether to wing it without the audio or replay the game to that point. Gaia decided that he didn't want to do either of those options, so he came up with a creative idea instead. He came to me, and a few other of his LPing friends and had open casting for us to do some voice acting for two of his Fable videos (the ones that were audioless). While me and my friends are no experts in the field of VAing, we had a fun time with it and we believe the final result was very well done. While it was fun and a nice change of pace from the norm, Gaia prefers that this incident never happens again, so I'm sure he will always make sure that the audio is on. :P

Anyways, if you want to see these videos, here they are. I do the voice of Twinblade in Video #14, and only Video #14 (the 2nd video), so I am not in #13, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch it. :P

#13 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc-xyfugPsE&feature=PlayList&p=5F4872D49E711958&index=12

#14 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whGuotldxtY&feature=PlayList&p=5F4872D49E711958&index=13

Anyways, Gaia is a great man, so definitely consider subscribing to him. You won't regret it!


That's about it for this update. See you guys tomorrow!


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