Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dishonored - Improvisation Run - Part 2 - Twitch VOD

Those of you who have been following my streams know that I've been busy recording A Way Out with Sam.

With that out of the way, I returned, at least briefly, to my run of Dishonored.

One of the big topics that came up in the middle of the recording was the really strange, casual sexism that does exist within the game. Some of it is less overt, like the fact that all the female characters are in some subservient role. Most of background ladies are either brothel workers or maids in some capacity. Stuff like this is hard to notice unless you're aware of the issue and are actively looking for it.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dishonored - Improvisation Run - Part 1 - Twitch VOD

I've been wanting to play Dishonored for an LP ever since I completed the Hitman Let's Play series, but I was struggling to find time to do it.

Then in walked streaming into my life, and suddenly what would've been a huge commitment is now much easier on my time.

The idea for this run to be more "improvisational" than I usually am when playing Dishonored or any immersive sim. When I play for myself, I tend to save scum. If something goes wrong, I'll glad boot up an old save and do it again. And since I'm constantly on the Quick Save key, I'm rarely thrown back too far.

Since so many of the great stories from this genre are born from screwing up and adapting in the face of adversity, I want to force myself to roll with the punches. Since nobody enjoys watching someone else save scum, doing this on stream will force me to break the habit.

It's also nice to have a presence to bounce ideas off of while playing the game. Knowing someone is watching makes it easier to roll with my train of thought and communicate my ideas.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy. If you want to watch this live whenever I next record, be sure to follow my Twitch channel.