Just Set It to Easy: The Casual LP Thread

Sonic 06

Silver’s story ends much how Sonic’s should have. Except the boss is worse.

Two parts for the final story and this ass shall pass.

Sonic 06

Last Episode

The end is within sight. And for some reason it doesn’t want to arrive.

Let’s Play Fist of the North Star (SMS)

So that new Fist of the North Star came out earlier in the month, and maybe you’re interested in it. Well I didn’t play that one! Instead I decided to take a look at one of the earliest games based on the media franchise, one that got released in other territories as Black Belt! Join me and Jay and FutureFriend as we talk about this Sega Master System beat 'em up and the entire first era of Fist of the North Star, which the game covers! It a surprisingly in-depth and accurate portrayal of the story, even for an 8-bit game.


Probably the strangest thing about this game is that Sega decided to remake this game for the PS2 in 2004 for their Sega Ages lineup. It’s in full 3D and has a few extra additions but otherwise is just the same game.

Oh, Jacob.

See you all next week for Sonic Adventure DX!

Sonic takes the leap into proper 3D to declare himself the king of jank.

1998’s Sonic Adventure on the Sega Dreamcast was the requisite jump to 3D for speedy 2D platformer mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. The speed was there, but so was a kinda-open world to explore, a fully voice-acted story, and a rocking soundtrack. And also a massive learning curve for Sonic Team in developing and programming a 3D game.
It was popular but an awkward mess, and its updated re-release in 2003 as SADX: Director’s Cut somehow made it even worse. Many of the games that would come after it range from playable-to-abysmal, so it comes as no surprise that going back to Adventure reveals a game that covers that entire spectrum: there are the highs of Sonic and Tails’s awkwardly fun speedy platforming, and then there are the canyons of Big’s fishing nightmares. Having multiple playable characters, all of whom are subject to the nearly-theoretical hit detection, is like a microcosm in itself of how little Sonic Team understood what people enjoyed about Sonic for the next two decades.
Combined with the unintentionally hilarious cutscenes and a remarkably good soundtrack, you get a unique gaming experience that manages to be janky as all hell but still plenty playable all at once.

This is a straightforward, casual playthrough of SADX streamed on YouTube and supported by my Patreon patrons. Returning from my Sonic 06 livestreamed LP are my co-commentators Mugiwara Yoshi and Jiggly Jacob, who are as glad as I am that Adventure is so much more fun than 06. And yes, I played this game to death as a kid, even if not nearly as much as its sequel.

Sonic’s Story

Big’s Story

Tails’ Story

Knuckles’ Story

Amy’s Story

E-102 Gamma’s Story

Super Sonic’s Story

Most fun I’ve had with a casino or pinball.

Be careful not to drown extremely slowly.

Let’s discuss cruelty in Sonic games these caged monkeys we kill are

Don’t fall asleep on the snake.

Let’s Check Out Wandersong

Today, Jay and I clear our throats and do our scales to prepare for Wandersong, a puzzle platformer starring an adorable little bard with a BIG adventure on his hands! Its puzzles are based around simple song patterns that then affect the world and the experience of the game that’s both clever and aesthetically satisfying. Join us as we sing our way into the homes of many unsuspecting people and do what we can to make the world a better place!


In an answer to the track being discussed:

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Sonic Adventure DX

It’s the final e-egg doodleoodoo doodleoodoodoo

Next week is the full story of the fullest boy with the thinnest story.

Big’s Story

It’s the shortest, so it’s all of it. It’s also the least of a story.

Next week, part 1 of 2 of the power of fluffy boys.

Sonic Adventure DX

Tails’ Story

This and the next few stories are nearly as short as Big’s, lasting only around an hour-and-a-half, so they’ll only be two parts each. Luckily Tails’ story is a highlight, emphasizing the speed even more than Sonic’s by making every level a race with plenty of boosters and opportunities to cut corners. He also, shockingly, has a character arc?! (Such as it is.)

I wanna be coooool~ So I’m gonna snowboard through the desert~

Knuckles’ story starts next week.

Unlike Sonic I don’t live a joyful experience

For not-as-bad-as-Big’s-story, it’s not very good.

Amy’s Story

Amy’s story has some surprising positives, namely how cracked our commentary gets.

Let’s Play The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for new mysteries! Today, Jay and I put on our thinking caps in order to solve the case of The Haunted Island in The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game! This short and sweet adventure game puts us in the role of Frog Detective, the second best detective in his agency, as he investigates a haunted island and tries to figure out just what happened. Its writing and visual style exude a lot of charm, and I think everyone ought to follow along with Frog Detective!