on Jul 13, 2012
Let’s Play through a game and make fun of all the little flaws and lapses in common sense.
Shamus Plays World of Warcraft
This let's play series ran at The Escapist. It's the story of World of Warcraft during the transition to Cataclysm, told from the point of view of one of those little NPC Imps that Warlocks can summon.
A Star is Born: The Story of Star on Chest
My adventure in Champions Online!
Star on Chest is becoming the premiere celebrity crimefighter of Millennium City and is the author of "An Awesome Being on Being Awesome, the Story of Star on Chest". He appeared in People magazine's "Top 50 best-looking superheroes of 2007", and was a guest judge on ABC's "Dancing with the Superheroes". He's the exclusive spokeshero for Altmier's Brand Zesty Hot Sauce and for State Trust Auto Insurance.
For product endorsements, public appearances, or crime fighting, please contact Champion Media Worldwide and ask to speak with his agent.
A personal message from Star on Chest: "I'll be appearing at the grand opening of the Northwood Center Mall this weekend. Stop on by to see your favorite star-based hero in person! Autographed photos just $20! Bring a friend!"
Josh Plays Shogun 2
This is an ongoing series by my friend Josh, playing a hardcore game of Shogun 2. It's focused on strategy and AI analysis, with a bit of historical flavor.
This isn't so much a Let's Play as a scene-by-scene deconstruction of the game, paying special attention to failures of logic, continuity, lore, tone, characterization, mechanics, setting, and everything else. I love the storybook presentation of Fable 2, but the story is a complete mess.
Silent Hill Origins
I love the Silent Hill series. Well, I love the ideas it contains. Check out my long-form analysis on the plot of Silent Hill 2. Origins tried, and it had some flashes of creativity, but it was mostly an exercise in missing the point.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.