Sunday, May 31, 2015

Our New Review Format & Splatoon

Reviews are still coming. We got Splatoon launch day and that will be our next review. You should probably expect it June 6 or 7. We need to finish the story mode first. We'll also be doing regular videos on Splatoon up until then.

Reviews will now feature both my brother and my opinions. They will be split into topics (or modes of the game). Here's what Splatoon will look like:

  • Intro (by me)
  • Turf War
  • Splat Zones
  • Story Mode
  • Battle Dojo
  • Inkopolis / Stores / Weapons
  • Overall
  • Scores (my brother's score and my score will be averaged to create the definitive D.B. Review score)

Monday, May 11, 2015

What to Expect from our Latest Feature: Assassin's Creed III Guide / Walkthrough (And Polls)

For now, the main game we'll be focusing on is Assassin's Creed III. The game follows Native American Assassin Connor Kenway who fights to defend his homeland during the American Revolution. His main goal is to wipe out the Templar Order led by his father, Haytham, who are trying to maintain peace in the colonies by taking control.

This is set to be our most in-depth guide yet and it will all be performed by my brother (who I previously referred to as my co-op buddy).

Thanks to one of my favorite YouTubers, packattack04082, I have determined that a guide / walkthrough works best when there is no distracting and at times annoying commentary. That is reserved for a Let's Play. This is not a Let's Play! Here's what to expect:

  • a complete walkthrough of the entire story mode including the present-day Desmond Miles missions (NOTE: full synchronization is so far not going to be one of our main goals during this guide / walkthrough)
  • homestead missions will be performed throughout the story and not at the very end of the walkthrough--all homestead missions will be shown
  • the same goes for naval missions; the main naval missions involving Templar Nicholas Biddle will be completed by the end of the story as well as any alternate ones
  • liberation missions will be shown at the end of the walkthrough
  • we have not yet decided if we will include capturing all of the forts but if we do, it will be in a montage and not in an hour-long video of us trying to find them
  • each part will include more than one mission (part 2 was an exception as the mission featured in that part is approximately 21 minutes long) and will be named according to the main mission featured in the part (ex.: part 1 featured both Refresher Course and A Deadly Performance but was simply named A Deadly Performance). Each part is set to be 20 minutes (15 at the least) to 30 minutes at the most
  • as the location for the Animus Hacks is different for everyone, we will not feature a video of us trying to find them but will instead feature a video explaining them, narrated by my brother (who reviewed Assassin's Creed III)
  • all memory corridors, all Animus Hacks, all leap of faiths, (possibly) all fort captures, and all naval missions are set to be some of the compilation videos featured in this guide / walkthrough
  • we are not entirely sure but we may or may not release a video showcasing the entire story mode of Assassin's Creed III as we did with Injustice: Gods Among Us. This will be a huge undertaking (Injustice's story is only 3 hours long; AC3's is much, much longer) so we're not yet certain this will happen
  • you should probably anticipate all of the cutscenes for the game being released in one large movie video similar to Super Smash Bros. Brawl: The Movie, which recently passed 1 million views and is now the most successful video on my channel
  • 2 parts will be released everyday with a few exceptions. After all, I am usually a bit busy with school and all that so don't always expect one (no parts will be uploaded on the date of this post)
Also, I have recently started doing weekly polls related to video games on Google+. However, you can only access it if you are in my Top Fans circle. Keep watching my videos to be added to the circle and I'll notice you in the "Fans" section of my YouTube channel options. A new poll will arrive every Sunday. This week's question: Best Metroid Prime Game?

As always, please enjoy, keep watching, and subscribe! :)

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that we will be including The Tyranny of King Washington DLC pack in our walkthrough to be done after the main story mode.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

I'm Not Dead

Guys, I am so sorry I haven't been uploading. My capture card hasn't been working at all and it's been very laggy. I've cleared up a lot of space on my laptop and it seems to be running perfectly now. I've uploaded the first two parts of my new and improved Assassin's Creed III walkthrough which is set to be a complete guide for nearly everything in the game including naval missions, homestead missions, and liberation missions.

I do plan to review Hyrule Warriors at some point but I'm busy working on the walkthrough so that'll take a bit of time.

I hope to start doing discussions at some point (see my last post) and at this point it will probably be about Splatoon and everything that was in the Direct and such. If not, there will be one about our reactions to E3 2015 this June.

I'm surprised my channel's been getting more subscribers despite my frequent breaks at posting videos and my apparent "in-commitment" to the channel. School is just really demanding at this time of the year (you know, thousands of projects and that kind of stuff). I'd really like you fans (because chances are, you're on this site because you enjoy my content) to request to request some videos. Who knows, maybe I'll take another shot at a Q&A?

I do have something going on tomorrow so I'm going to try to upload two parts of the guide / walkthrough for Assassin's Creed III each day starting on Tuesday. I'm also going to do an "all tracks" video for Mario Kart 8. I have a feeling most of you aren't going to want to sit through that so I've decided to do it on 200cc so it'll be faster.

Stay tuned, please.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Discussions Incoming!

If you've watched GameXplain, WiiFolderJosh, and Nintendo Voice Chat, you know what I'm talking about. Our channel will now feature discussion with both my co-op buddy and I. I am looking forward to these discussions and I just tested out my iPhone earbuds (yes, that is what we use) and it works!

Our first discussion will focus on Wii U Third-Party Support and it will be coming tomorrow. By the way, you might want to check out the first part of our Hyrule Warriors story walkthrough called Part 1: Hyrule Field.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

D.B. Video Reviews and Tips & Tricks

As you've hopefully noticed, our review of Mario Kart 8 has just gone live. I'll keep the score I gave it a secret. I was originally thinking I would post a review every day for some time but they have proved to be roughly a day and a half to make, if you're including the closed captioning I add. I might start doing it either once a week or once every five days. My co-op buddy will also be doing some reviews. Expect reviews of Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U soon.

We'll also be doing our new Tips & Tricks series which will guide you through particularly hard parts in games. Recently, I've been replaying Super Mario Galaxy 2 so you can expect some Tips & Tricks guides for that game. There are also some though sequences in Assassin's Creed III which my co-op buddy will guide you through. Our first Tips & Tricks video will be going live today along with our Mario Kart 8 DLC tracks videos.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Channel Change-Up

I haven't posted a video since December 2014 in case you haven't noticed. My Elgato Capture Card has been going through a "tough time," if that's what you'd like to call it. I've decided my channel is in need of a MAJOR OVERHAUL.

From now on, the YouTube channel will feature mainly Nintendo games with third-party titles as a special bonus. Keep in mind that since I do not even make money from this in the first place, the Nintendo Creators Program will not apply to me and I will do any games I want instead of the games on that list.

I hope my capture card is working after taking a two-month break as I plan to upload many Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros. Wii U videos this week. I have a free week so expect many videos for this new 2015 change-up. As part of this overhaul, I have changed my channel banner.

Stay tuned for more news.