Anyone fancy a little let’s play?
Classes are over for the summer, which means we have plenty of time to binge on YouTube, and what better way than to delve into the world of gaming series and let’s plays? It’s fun to watch someone who knows what they’re doing succeed at a game you can’t for the life of you win. So here it is, our Five of the Best: Let’s Plays!
Creating Zoe’s House | Zalfie Sims Edition  | PointlessBlogGames
Playing The Sims, you’ll find two types of people: those who love destroying their Sims’ lives one by one, and those who just love building houses. If you fall into the dream interior designer category, then you’ll enjoy analysing Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes‘s choices as they build Zoe’s house in The Sims 4, a starter game with way more design and building choices than its predecessors.
If there’s this much discussion about the pair’s choice of windows and kitchen counters, we can only imagine how long it takes for them to choose paint colours in real life! However, since The Sims isn’t actually real life, the pair can go for the glass stair railing that would most certainly be covered in fingerprints if they’d actually bought it for their house.
However, we wouldn’t recommend risking Alfie’s bold choice in saving the fire alarm for later… Although, if it means we can buy a bigger potted plant, who wouldn’t?
Trucking Tuesday – Garbage Truck Simulator | YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon
A garbage truck simulator surely cannot bring as much joy as it does to Lewis Brindley and Simon Lane. Forget Need for Speed and beautiful high-value cars – the real fun lies with public service vehicles, a map that loads as you drive closer, and getting stuck behind many automatic gates.
The best part of this whole game comes after Lewis and Simon leave the game world, a terrifying encounter for us all. At first, the black shapes descending from the sky look a little like a giant metal claw and you’re left wondering whether the garbage truck has become rubbish itself. Nope! Not to worry, your vehicle’s wheels are merely returning to their rightful place on the ground. Cue high-pitched laughter and a reminder that this is probably one of the better garbage truck simulators out on the market.
We Need To Talk About Games 2 – SKYWARD SWORD w/ Daniel Dobbs | Dean Dobbs
Need a break from all this gaming? Join Dean and Daniel Dobbs for a passionate and extensive chat about one of their favourite Zelda games, Skyward Sword. This is a great one to buffer for the walk home or for leaving on in the background whilst you get ready in the morning.
This series is perfect for learning the correct – or nearly correct – pronunciation of Zelda characters, and an in-depth analysis of the story from the Dobbs brothers! Not only do they talk about Skyward Sword as a standalone, but they also relate it to the wider Zelda franchise. The introduction of motion control with the Nintendo Wii to replicate the swordfighting brings up a frustrating point of recalibration that can really ruin the vibe on an intense monster sword-fighting battle, but does this game sound worth it? Absolutely.
FIFTY SHADES OF NEIGH – Dan and Phil play: My Horse Prince #2 | DanAndPhilGAMES
A game that revolves around a girl in love with a human-faced horse? It must be our faves Dan Howell and Phil Lester taking on yet another episode of My Horse Prince. This one might come as bit of a shock to you, but bear with it – a game with a human-faced horse smashing some treadmill training by receiving egotistical encouragement when his energy levels drop is a game that deserve to be played.
Originally in Japanese (and apparently a parody), Dan and Phil get a chance to use their Golden Carrot in this very underrated game. The Golden Carrot creates a frenzy of flailing legs and pink hearts that help the horse and girl’s bond grow stronger. We are sure this training partnership is going to keep working out and will blossom into a caring and strong one.
More My Horse Prince, please!
UNTIL DAWN RUSH OF BLOOD PS VR | Part 2 | Let’s Play Games
If you didn’t think Until Dawn was scary enough, why not try taking it on in virtual reality? That’s exactly what Rose Dix and Rosie Spaughton decided would prove their gaming prowess. A dark forest, birds flying across you quickly, and the sound of breathing too close – these are all clues that someone scary is going to jump out at you. Rose is so lucky she didn’t get hit by the motion controllers!
“How dare you?!” is exactly the right thing to say when some random is trying to take you out from a high ledge. Although, we’d probably go for a few choice swear words and a very, very loud scream. We think we’ll give this game a miss and simply enjoy watching Rose and Rosie jump instead.
So there you have it…
Five of the Best: Let’s Plays. Can’t afford to splash out on a new console and games? Don’t worry, neither can we. But these let’s plays (and the many more floating around YouTube) are an awesome way to check out games you think look fun, or decide if they’ll be too scary for you. (We get scared very easily here.) Maybe you’ll be inspired to check out the flooded gaming market to find your own gems, or perhaps you’ll find a game better than My Horse Prince. (However, we somehow doubt that second one.)
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