Thursday, October 1, 2015

Four Flavors of Soma

It seems like every Youtuber and their pet dog is playing Frictional Games' latest entry in the horror genre.  So, I decided provide a select list of noteworthy LPs.  It's interesting to look at these videos from a sociological perspective.  Even though all four individuals are getting the same basic experience, their approach, reactions and commentary have an interesting mix of differences and similarities.

First off is the out of touch reviewer of horror games over at Kotaku.  All I can really say is it's a good thing that video game website doesn't give out numerical scores...

Up next we have a wisecracker who normally doesn't play scary games on his channel, but is making an exception for this one.  While I don't always like his videos at the very least he always seems to have something to say...

Moving on, this LPer is in a lot of ways the diametric opposite of the previous two - a cautious observer who enjoys a mixture of sci-fi and horror like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Last, but not least, is the "Queen of the Let's Plays."  Note that she flashes back to the opening of the game in the second part of her video series in order to avoid pre-release spoilers.

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