So, I was recently inspired to try and reboot “Let’s Playing”/Walkthroughs/Playthroughs a few days ago, and thought Sonic Generations would be a good place to start.
I don’t know if it is just me, but I am over-obsessed with quality. Video, audio, commentary, etc… I record hours, upon hours of footage, and throw it away constantly.
Unfortunately, this is what I am considering doing with Sonic Generations. I recorded the entire game. Three hours. Why? Because I had a few interruptions, such as door knocking (I keep my door closed for recording, because my microphone, while amazing quality, picks up EVERYTHING), and at one point, the answering machine was going on in the background. Am I over-analyzing my videos? Besides interruptions, I can’t, for the life of me, control my commentary. I will be rambling one moment, and the other moment I won’t be saying anything.
While I use Sonic Generations in this example, it transfers into anything I record. Attempting to get gameplay for a Team Fortress 2 commentary is near impossible. Not because I suck at the game, but because my standards are too high. I try to have a video where I die hardly ever, where I know the players are competent (not valve servers), and can be used as strategic advice. I know that things like stale commentary can be remedied over time, but I just can’t live with releasing content that I, myself, would not enjoy.
Oh, let’s not forget about my garbage upload speed. It feels like a chore making a high quality youtube video, and then have to wait hours, upon hours to upload it. I recorded Portal 1, which would have taken three days to upload, if I didn’t scrap it, for reasons mentioned above.
Oh well, eventually I’ll hopefully get into a habit of at least posting SOMETHING…