Fallout Stream: Video Up!
To those of you who missed the stream, here is the video in all its low-definition glory.
I don’t watch many Let’s Plays or live streaming sessions of games, so I have little to compare this to. There’s also that whole “You’re always the worst judge of your own work” mantra. But on the whole, I’m not too happy with it. There are many awkward silences, and many of the comments I make are responses to messages in the chat room, which you can’t see because the chat room isn’t shown on the stream. Maybe I can make room for the chat window in my next stream?
Oh yeah, by the way, I’m thinking this will be a regular Wednesday thing. From now on I’ll probably start earlier than 8 PM to make it easier on my European viewers (which, out of the 7 viewers I had, I think most of them were European). I think 5 or 6 PM would be a good time.
Anyway, I had a lot of criticisms I had planned to make while playing the game, most of which I forgot to mention once I was actually streaming. It’s amazing how it all dries up when you’re put on the spot. I have a great level of respect and admiration for people who can stream a game live, without anyone else’s voice on the line, and still manage to make funny and/or insightful comments. (Rutskarn, I salute you.)
I think the main point I wanted to make was in the intro video. (Not the War Never Changes video, but the Go Fetch Us A Water Chip And Some Pizza video.) Something tells me that introduction was supposed to captivate me far more than it actually did. Not only do I find it to be a fairly weak goal to work towards, since I haven’t gotten to know anybody in Vault 13 (they could all be jerks for all I know) but it also doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.
If their only hope for survival is to get this water chip, why are they only sending one person rather than a whole team? Surely that would provide a higher chance of survival and success. Think about it — what if I had TWO people shooting
bears greater mole rats? I might not have even died!
Maybe it’s explained later, but it bothered me nonetheless, and they didn’t even lampshade it.