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7. 「Hot Dog Crisis」
Hello!!! Welcome to one of my all-time favorite games, Dark Cloud. It’s a very sparse and charming action RPG cooked up by Level-5 (Layton, Yokai Watch, Ni No Kuni) way back in 2000, shortly after the PS2’s launch. It’s Level-5’s first game, in fact, so it’s kinda rough around the edges (please be nice to them!!), but when I played it when I was like 11 years old I didn’t understand what “flaws” were, so it’s always been one of my favorite games.
What’s it about!?
I wasn’t done??? I’m getting there??? Dark Cloud is about this kid named Toan waking up from a brutal nap to learn that a Majin Buu-lookin’ dude has basically razed his entire planet, and everyone would’ve been killed if it weren’t for the efforts of a fancy old man named The Fairy King. At the last moment, he sealed everyone and everything into a bunch of orbs and just kinda tossed them deep into nearby dungeons instead of, like, some centralized fairy vault, so now Toan has to go on an adventure to collect them all up and rebuild everything. It’s kind of overwhelming, but fortunately the Fairy King made a bunch of Powerpoints about how to save the world, so with his help and 5 friends he’ll meet along the way, Toan’s gonna try to fix everything and defeat the Dark Genie.
It’s kinda like Soul Blazer or ActRaiser, if you’ve heard of those.
Do I know you? You sound pretty familiar!
You might!! My name is Eliza, but if you’re terrified of real names then a tiny empress (or just empress) is fine. I used to go by the name A Wooden Palisade, back when I still made (primarily Zelda) LPs with a buddy under the joint moniker Palisagrus. I’m also the same Eliza that’s a part of Six Feats Under, where I played Bella Canto in Let’s Play The 13th Age and, currently, Lily in Let’s Play Mouse Guard. These days, I’m just a gal on my own (except when I’m a mouse in a guard), but maybe I’ll invite some friends to join me every once in awhile??? Who can say!!
So tell me about the LP!
Oh, right! This is a live, solo commentary LP with a chill vibe; just me on my lonesome goofin’ around with one of my favorite games. It’s funny, but it’s also not?? Or wait I mean it is funny but it’s also very informative, so idk maybe you’ll learn somethin’ while you laugh!! Videos are usually like 15-30 minutes long - however they need to be, really - and as I get deeper into each dungeon there’ll be more and more editing to trim out the repetitious parts.
I’m really tryin’ my best NOT to be a tremendous perfectionist for once, so it might be kinda rough around the edges at times (please be nice to me!!). I just wanna have a good time and make something that’s fun for everyone!
There isn’t a lot that can be spoiled in this game, but try not to talk too much about future areas / characters we haven’t met yet. We’ll get there! Otherwise, anything goes, as long as it’s fun!
Lastly, you can follow me on twitter @atinyempress if you wanna like, talk to me or get updates or whatever??
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