Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Slender

Slender
As most of you know I actually kindof like the survival horror genre (despite the fact that I don't get scared by it.) There is something about a haunted house game that gives me a rush that is kindof fun from time to time. A sense of helplessness (despite some cases of it being totally due to the fact that the main character is just a raging pussy *COUGH* Daneil *COUGH*) and isolation. Slender is one of those games. For it's obviously low budget and probably small team it came out rather well but at the same time it lacked the narrative that I tend to enjoy in these types of situations. It's one thing to wake up in the middle of danger but to actively hear yourself walk (and climb a fence) right into it without so much as a notion as to why you are there? It's essentially a doomed existance from the start where, to me, all tension has already been lost. What remains is a walk through a dark woodland area with drums, static and jump scares. A recipe that works for some, but not this guy. But why the hell are you reading this, I know you only me for my videos. Enjoy.


For a completely different perspective, here is my lovely girlfriend Erika playing the same game.

35 comments:

  1. Lies! I you for more than your videos! I you for your voice too. :3

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  2. You're both loud for very different reasons.

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  3. Lani! You magnificent bastard, you're here! I knew that checking back every day would pay off eventually

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  4. Oh Hey Lani! Welcome Back, I've missed you :D

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  5. the funniest thing I have watched for a long time XD keep it up

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  6. WB and awesome vid though I may be def in one ear now from her scream and any chance we will see more Rise of Nightmares

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  7. Press the shift key for running LANI

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  8. Welcome back !
    I must say, when Kaiser played this, I was as scared as he was but god when you played it I was laughing the entire damn time XD.
    Couldn 't breath at the part where you lost your light XD.

    Oh and your girlfriend was really brave because I'd be shitting my pants by now and also that scream was amazing haha.

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  9. Lani tell you gf she has a fan cuz that was great :D

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  10. Glad to see your blog is being updated again, welcome back. Will we see more film/game reviews in the future?

    With regards to your playthrough, it was as entertaining as your Amnesia videos. It's always nice to see someone play these games with the same level of cynicism I have (with the witty humour I don't) instead of just screaming at the jump scares.

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  11. It's probably because you don't have fear of games like this, but you have a nack for sucking the scary right out of something, in the best way possible. great play through. ^w^b

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  12. D'aww, Erika has such a cute little squeak!

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  13. yay Lanis back! horay! can we have some info on whats going on about yu yu hakusho abridged please? those are awesome!

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  14. HUZZAH your alive thank the GODS! i have to tell everyone i know!

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  15. Woohoo welcome back Lani!

    And props to your girlfriend, this game scared me alot too though I didn't scream as epically as she did. I just did a stupid yelp haha

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  16. ◕ω◕✧~DragonBallZForLife~✧◕ω◕August 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    LOL "WHOA WHAT you almost made me spill my water!?!" i died of laughter >w<

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  17. Kinda boring IMO.

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  18. When you almost died, I was just like, "Turn around, dude! If you want to be scared and still have some sane brain cells in your head, turn around now!" But, funnily enough, you couldn't hear me.

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  19. Dear god, you are ALIVE Lani!!! I thought for sure you were crushed to death by a helicopter.

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  20. Also, thumbs up for Game of Thrones.

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  21. I 'm just such a scaredy cat that I don't even dare to watch this, especially when its 00.26 at my watch :D

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  22. OMG, Lani! Where the hell have you been for so long? XD Sooo glad to see you back!

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  23. Part 2 pls.

    It will be a better prespective now that you've had a blind run of the game. :)

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  24. HE LIVES !!!!
    I knew that if I kept checking this site he would !

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  25. D'aww I felt so sorry for Lani's girlfriend, her reactions especially the squeak were adorable.

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  26. these play throughs were adorable (btw i think you spelled Daniel wrong but since its amnesia daniel no biggie) hope to see more solo lets plays soon

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  27. Mr.Landis, I am Ben Washington,owner,founder,and CEO of Washed Corp,WashedRecords,and WashedCartoons.I am very impressed by your voice acting performances in Team Four Stars' parody of dragon ball z abridged as Vegeta and Piccolo. So I want to give you the opportunity to voice Raccoon the Lame Avenger,an African American antihero.I feel this role best suits you because of the way you can manipulate your voice to being rough, gritty, and very intimidating.Just like the character you can make into a icon.

    Contact me: BCWashington12@gmail.com

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  28. lololol, Erika accidentally turning off the flashlight and screaming.

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  29. Lani you must have a second go at this .. WITH THE MAP:

    http://images.wikia.com/theslenderman/images/b/b9/Slender_Map.jpg

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  30. you start yelling "just kill me already" and my first thought was this, Slender man: no, your punishment must be more severe.

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  31. I'd love to see you play $20 mode. That one's actually funny instead of scary.

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  32. i am actually scared of this shitty game because i am terrified of being in the woods alone at night. nothing else about the game is remotely scary to me but its god damn terrifying because of that phobia lol

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  33. As most of you know I actually kindof like the survival horror genre (despite the fact that I don't get scared by it.) There is something about a haunted house game that gives me a rush that is kindof fun from time to time. A sense of helplessness (despite some cases of it being totally due to the fact that the main character is just a raging pussy *COUGH* Daneil *COUGH*) and isolation. Slender is one of those games. For it's obviously low budget and probably small team it came out rather well but at the same time it lacked the narrative that I tend to enjoy in these types of situations. It's one thing to wake up in the middle of danger but to actively hear yourself walk (and climb a fence) right into it without so much as a notion as to why you are there? It's essentially a doomed existance from the start where, to me, all tension has already been lost. What remains is a walk through a dark woodland area with drums, static and jump scares. A recipe that works for some, but not this guy. But why the hell are you reading this, I know you only me for my videos. Enjoy. swtor gold
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  34. I think Lani is immune to immersion.

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