150+ hours sunk… in editing not the game no
Feels good to finally have this done. Took a long time but hope it was worth the wait!
Slurmp unfortunately didn’t finish the thumbnail art in time, so I made a backup
The initial recording for this ep was ~ 2 hours but I still had stuff I wanted to say about the game. So I’mma do it here.
One thing I wanted to see more of were ‘set-piece’ moments, where you were corralled into a linear sequence by the layout of an area. Two of my favourite moments were the encounter with Naydra and the Forgotten Temple. Both of these were so well executed because they melded with the non-linear style of gameplay. With Naydra you could approach the mountain in a multitude of ways, but they all converged to that singular moment. The Forgotten Temple while only having one clearly defined entrance was great because of how it contrasted with the valley you approached it from; something at the end of a pit of emptiness. That Guardian fakeout was superb!