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Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank

Game: Ratchet & Clank
Start Date: February 20th, 2018
End Date: May 9th, 2018
Videos: 27

Nintendo has always had the Mario series, but alongside the Platforming King came a number of other heroes who have had their own time in the platforming spotlight. Sony and the Playstation definitely started out with Crash Bandicoot, but when the Playstation 2 came a plethora of other heroes to play; from Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, and another incredibly epic duo in the form of Ratchet and Clank. One is a lombax, the last remaining creature of his species who happens to be a really handy mechanic, while the other is a tiny robot who has come to the solar system with a message and a mission; to stop the evil Chairman Drek from causing harm to the galaxy. These two will now team up and try to stop Drek once and for all.

I first discovered this game through my friends at CrystalStarStudio when we decided to pick this game for one of our upcoming projects. I immediately fell in love with the game because I am so incredibly fond of platformers, especially platformers that have great characters, a great sense of humor, and of course, great and fun gameplay. Although the Ratchet games focus more on action and blowing stuff up with a variety of weapons and other tools, I’d say the platforming is still very much relevant, and was a very easy sell to me with all of that taken into consideration. Anyway, I knew I couldn’t just stick with Nintendo for the rest of my time on Youtube, so I decided to do some branching out this year to the Sony front. Because I haven’t gotten familiar enough with Jak and Daxter or Sly Cooper yet, and there is one small thing holding me back from Crash Bandicoot, it was only natural to pick Ratchet for my next non-Nintendo romp.

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Game: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Start Date: January 2nd, 2018
End Date: January 26th, 2018
Videos: 9

When a video game gets very successful, it’s only natural for developers to want to create a sequel. It’s also natural for developers to try out new ideas when they make their sequels, including the notion of drastically changing the gameplay and the style of the game in question. The Legend of Zelda is an example of this when they made Zelda II for the NES. Although it had a nice overworld map, puzzle-filled dungeons and various caves to explore throughout the land of Hyrule, Zelda II controlled very differently from its predecessor. In fact, I imagine present-day Zelda fans who didn’t grow up with this title would not be overly fond of this game because of how different and how difficult it is compared to the other games of the franchise. However, it’s still a part of the Zelda lore and is definitely worth a look at.

Before moving on to other Zelda titles, I wanted to get completely caught up with the series (at least up to Majora’s Mask anyway) and fill in any gaps I left hanging beforehand. However, Zelda II wasn’t a game I was overly familiar with. In fact, before this playthrough, I had only completed the game once beforehand and that was a few weeks before the end of 2017. So safe to say, I was going into this title with only a little practice and not a great deal of experience. However, from when I played the game, there were definitely some things I appreciated and liked about the experience, so at the very least, you could say I wasn’t repulsed by the game to the point where I just didn’t want to cover it at all. So I figured it was as good of a time as any to finally mark this off of my Let’s Play list, and here we are!

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Darksiders

Darksiders

Game: Darksiders
Start Date: June 16th, 2014
Runtime: 14 hours
Videos: 36

The races of angels, demons, and humans are observed by a group called “The Charred Council,” and whenever these races step out of line, the brotherhood of the Four Horsemen are to intervene. However, when War is summoned early with his brothers nowhere to be found, all eyes are on him for prematurely starting the Apocalypse. War is sure that he was called and now must find out who is, in fact, responsible for the extinction of the human race.

Around this point, I was getting a little burnt out with doing Nintendo projects over and over and over again and wanted to try my hands at doing something a little different. Deciding to do a playthrough of Darksiders was perhaps the biggest departure on my channel thus far and I knew I was taking a big risk by attempting it, but I really, really wanted to give it a shot. I hope you guys enjoy my very first Xbox360 project, and which will probably not be my last.

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Super Metroid

Super Metroid

Game: Super Metroid
Start Date: November 27th, 2012
Runtime: 3:41 hours
Videos: 10

The legacy of Samus Aran has always been a fan favorite, and her second adventure to the Planet Zebes is a cult classic among Metroid fans. Upon leaving the Ceres Space Station, after the events of Metroid II, Samus gets a distress call from the station, returning to find it completely lifeless. She finds that the space pirates (from Metroid I) are responsible, and she returns to Zebes to set things straight.

Metroid was one of the few Nintendo series I had left on my radar and I figured it was time to tread these new waters with a bang from a fully-charged Charge Beam. I went with my favorite game of the series, as it was the one I remember most and have the most fun playing, and I felt like it was a great one to start with, and end the year with!

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Super Bomberman 5

Super Bomberman 5

Game: Super Bomberman 5
Start Date: November 26th, 2012
Runtime: 5 hours
Videos: 14

A new evil face, by the name of Emperor Terrorin, has released a bunch of bad bombers on the universe and they are now causing havoc across Bomberman’s homeworld. It’s time to revisit some classic locations from the past four Bomberman games and save the universe from this new foe.

Although I wasn’t a huge fan of any of the Super Bomberman games past the 2nd installment, I did want to cover the entire SNES series for you guys and this was the only game in my way of a full completion. This game was an interesting one to go through, mainly due to all of the twists and turns that exist in this game, and not to mention loads and loads of backtracking, but I did manage to finish all of the levels and complete the game fully.

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Super Bomberman 4

Super Bomberman 4

Game: Super Bomberman 4
Start Date: November 29th, 2011
Runtime: 2:36 hours
Videos: 7

The main villain of Super Bomberman 3 is back to once again cause some more mischief, and this time, the entire fabric of time and space is at risk! Although Bomberman is not a timelord, he still knows a thing or two about stopping bad guys, particularly with explosive results!

I had already ventured into the territory of playing games not released in North America with the 3rd installment of the Super Bomberman series, but with SB4, we’re now getting into Japan-exclusive content here! There isn’t a whole lot to say about this game…I don’t feel like it achieved anything too spectacular…really just being another addition to bomb-exploding mayhem that is the Bomberman series. If that’s your thing, step right up and have a “walk through walls” power-up!

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Super Bomberman 3

Super Bomberman 3

Game: Super Bomberman 3
Start Date: April 4th, 2011
Runtime: 3:13 hours
Videos: 11

Remember the Five Dastardly Bombers from Super Bomberman 2? Well if not, they are back, but this time under the control of a new, evil mastermind! It looks like once again, Bomberman will need to save Planet Bomber from another intergalactic invasion!

This was actually the first game I played on my channel that had no American release, forcing me to play the European version. Bomberman is known for being a very repetitive gameplay series, and the 3rd installment of the SNES series is no stranger to that stereotype, with nearly all levels being a typical, “destroy all enemies, activate all switches” objective, and unlike the first two games, I never found this game to be particularly engaging, or as engaging. However, I did want to follow-up the first two playthroughs with the rest of the series, and this is my take on the third game.

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Game: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Start Date: June 6th, 2010
Runtime: 15 hours
Videos: 76

After the conflict of Hyrule covered in Ocarina of Time, Link goes on a quest to find a lost friend. What does he find instead? A cursed mask, a parallel world of Hyrule, and a whole new quest that will take him to places that he never thought possible. Want to know the twist? He only has three days to accomplish this feat!

I wanted to do another long project, but more along the lines of Hit and Run and not Advance Wars. I decided to go with one of my all-time favorite Nintendo 64 titles, and a game I personally preferred over the beast that is known as Ocarina of TIme. Majora’s Mask is an extremely immsersive gaming experience, and although it has more sidequests than you can even shake a stick at, it was an experience that I wanted to share with you guys, even despite its length. I showed off this game and its entireity, getting all the items, masks, upgrades, and heart pieces, and even showed off some secrets.

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