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Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




Honestly I was surprised how lowkey Howard was in that battle. Usually he manages to be super awful with the most innocuous things.

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ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!



(Video)

With Naomi Ann Borris' "rescue" completed and her father to soon face incarceration, Jack continues his way through Jefferson Island and the remaining gauntlets set up by DeathWatch. The latest of them being a hidden military installation that has been kept secret from the public until the island's take over.

Getting to the heart of the base on foot is out of the question, leaving Jack little option but to drive through the many aliens and cyborgs left to guard it. But DeathWatch Control has become worried of Jack's motives and intend to do more to stop him.

The only way to stand up against a rogue contestant with a chainsaw arm is to have him ram against himself. Violently.


Venue


Soundtrack
Move - Ox

marshmallow creep
Dec 10, 2008

I've been sitting here for 5 mins trying to think of a joke to make but I just realised the animators of Mass Effect already did it for me



At least you didn't have multiple bike stages in a row setting up the biker boss.

SIGSEGV
Nov 4, 2010


And hopefully there isn't a space harrier sequence.

bbcisdabomb
Jan 14, 2008

SHEESH


That was possibly the most boring boss so far. Even Frank had more going on there. Kreese's commentary is the only redeeming factor, even if it is fantastic.

I brought my Drake
Jul 10, 2014

These high-G injections have some serious side effects after pulling so many jumps.



ArclightBorealis posted:

It's kinda funny that it happens right as the gameplay part starts to get a bit worse, but Noa's introduction in that flashback is something I like because it adds even more gravity to the situation that Jefferson Island has been put in. Plus his voice has such a great, sinister tone to it.

As soon as I heard that voice I lit up like a Christmas tree. Dwight Schultz (aka Howlin Mad Murdock/Reg Barclay) does so many great villain voices, kinda like Mark Hamill.

Just found this LP before work and I'm eating it up. Thanks for taking the time to clean up the audio, Arclight. It really makes a difference.

EDIT: Ho-lee poo poo Proops made a Caddyshack reference during Man Golf. MST3K indeed.

I brought my Drake fucked around with this message at 05:32 on Sep 27, 2016

EclecticTastes
Sep 17, 2012

"Most plans are critically flawed by their own logic. A failure at any step will ruin everything after it. That's just basic cause and effect. It's easy for a good plan to fall apart. Therefore, a plan that has no attachment to logic cannot be stopped."


bbcisdabomb posted:

That was possibly the most boring boss so far. Even Frank had more going on there. Kreese's commentary is the only redeeming factor, even if it is fantastic.

Well, it gets pretty dull just watching a guy ram into himself over and over.

Jade Star
Jul 14, 2002

It burns when I LP


EclecticTastes posted:

Well, it gets pretty dull just watching a guy ram into himself over and over.

Speak for yourself buddy, but i could watch Jack give a good ramming to another guy all day.

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




EclecticTastes posted:

Well, it gets pretty dull just watching a guy ram into himself over and over.

It was like watching the dullest, most violent masturbation the world's ever seen!

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!


SSNeoman posted:

It was like watching the dullest, most violent masturbation the world's ever seen!
heh, this is nothing...

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




You're a sick puppy.

ManlyGrunting
May 29, 2014


On one hand motorcycle levels are boring as hell, on the other gently caress YEAH MOVE IS THE BEST SONG!

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!



(Video)

Jack makes it to the heart of Area 66, where all manner of top secret military weapons and alien technology is stored, and every single facet has been re purposed for the Death Watch games.

It's a dense, compact zone where aliens run freely, massive rocket engines are test fired haphazardly, and an airlock that connects into space (?) remains open to dispose of unwanted materials.

There's plenty of new killing tools for Jack to let loose with, but he won't be allowed to leave as long as the Masters are still standing. It's a two on one fight for a spot in the top 5 rankings.


Venue


Soundtrack
It's a Mad World - Sick YG

Dinictus
Nov 26, 2005

May our CoX spray white sticky fluid at our enemies forever!
HAIL ARACHNOS!

Soiled Meat

Even if the Blood Bath Challenges become repetitive, Black Baron just delivers on those tutorial introductory sections.

Kind of weird that they went with the Dungeon's methods of unlocking areas as-is, but thankfully forego it in later levels. You almost wonder what the designers went for, since you can literally miss content that way back in the Dungeon.

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




Well the Money Shot was an off-the-cuff remark from Kamiya to a programmer who basically just had to make it happen, so you take what you can get.

A Bystander
Oct 10, 2012


My only experience with getting an Ultra-Violence kill is when I stuck 5 signposts and a barrel on a guy, used the magnet gun on him and two other chumps, and then launched them into the UFO. It proceeded to hang my Wii and I never did it again.

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!



(Video)

Jack finds himself face to face with the 2nd ranked contestant on Death Watch. A massive, alien controlled robot with huge guns and armor that's as tough as steel. Toppling this metal warrior will put Jack right below the current reigning champion.

Meanwhile, DeathWatch Control's ongoing investigations into Jack's agenda has led to some startling revelations. His reasons aren't for personal glory, or to save anyone. They're much more serious. And Noa realizes this all too well.

The games are steadily reaching their conclusion. Jack can't rest until he's out of the Robot Factory and en route to the final stage.


Venue

Skippy Granola
Sep 3, 2011

It's not what it looks like.


Yeah not surprised it's a robot.

Also daaaang! I have no insightful commentary.

Jade Star
Jul 14, 2002

It burns when I LP


Skippy Granola posted:

Also daaaang! I have no insightful commentary.

This has never stopped you before.

Nor stopped us from enjoying what random poo poo you say anyway.

Skippy Granola
Sep 3, 2011

It's not what it looks like.


Ok ok the boss fight music is a pretty good track. I like Wordsmith a lot, even if he's underutilized on the soundtrack. In fact, it seems like Ox really put in some work!

I didn't think the boss itself had too much personality. I mean I'm all for a buzzsaw dick for maximum comedy, but a student driver Grey? Nah. They phoned it in for the wackiness.

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
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(Video)

Casino Land. The final stop on the road to fame in glory in DeathWatch. The Strip is designed to give contestants a little taste of Sin City while partaking in the mayhem the games have to offer.

Everything here is just a mild distraction for Jack. The goal lies at the top of the tower, looming high over the Strip and the rest of the island. #1 is waiting for a shot at the true champ the people had long forgotten.

The former three time DeathWatch champion: Jack Cayman. The audience is waiting with great anticipation.


Venue


Soundtrack
Ride - Ox

Skippy Granola
Sep 3, 2011

It's not what it looks like.


Favourite music in the game in this set of levels, man. Funky as hell.

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!



(Video)

The last obstacle in Jack's way before facing the champion is ascending a massive tower to the arena situated up top. Determined to keep him from getting there, DeathWatch has prepared one last challenge.

An onslaught of familiar foes, with familiar death traps, all confined to a high speed elevator platform. Foes like Big Bull Crocker, Yee Fung, and Tengu return to settle the score with Jack and ensure he gains a publicized, profitable end to his life.

But before Jack can cross the finish line, he is interrupted by an old acquaintance...


Venue


Soundtrack
Breathe - Ox

Kemix
Dec 1, 2013

Because change


The final boss fight is gonna be a loving spectacle folks. And has two of the best tracks in the game, in my opinion. Buckle in, we're gonna have some REAL fun in the future.

Dinictus
Nov 26, 2005

May our CoX spray white sticky fluid at our enemies forever!
HAIL ARACHNOS!

Soiled Meat

Kemix posted:

The final boss fight is gonna be a loving spectacle folks. And has two of the best tracks in the game, in my opinion. Buckle in, we're gonna have some REAL fun in the future.

I'm more surprised we actually have 13 out of the woodworks. And Luca at the top with DeathWatch. This game has quite some surprising plot going to it.

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!


Dinictus posted:

I'm more surprised we actually have 13 out of the woodworks. And Luca at the top with DeathWatch. This game has quite some surprising plot going to it.
It's Leo, but man if only they had planned way back to have a different version of Luka in every Platinum game besides Bayo and Wonderful 101. Game companies need more Go Nagai style recycling/re purposing of characters, I feel.

Final part (not counting a short, bonus video with post game stuff) will be up tomorrow night. I can hope you'll all be pleased with the result.

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




I loved the dialogue in that cutscene. "I like this whole purpose thing of yours; it's very zen." and of course "the world has already gone mad, there is nothing left to burn" followed by "a Mad World, huh? I'll fit right in"

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
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(Video)

Thank you for watching.

Soundtrack
Look Pimpin! - Sick YG
So Cold - Ox
Soul - Ox

VolticSurge
Jul 23, 2013

Just your friendly neighborhood photobomb raptor.





Remember that video I promised to show the thread a while back? Here it is.

Skippy Granola
Sep 3, 2011

It's not what it looks like.


VolticSurge posted:

Remember that video I promised to show the thread a while back? Here it is.

Well gonna watch that a million times.

Arc, I said it before but you done good, son. I've thoroughly enjoyed the LP and I want to thank you. This has earned a from me

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!


VolticSurge posted:

Remember that video I promised to show the thread a while back? Here it is.
Some parts of the ordering I would've changed myself (Frank at dead last, Yokozuna in the top 5, little nit picks here and there). But he still put Black Baron at #1 so that dude's alright.

Skippy Granola posted:

Arc, I said it before but you done good, son. I've thoroughly enjoyed the LP and I want to thank you. This has earned a from me
Thanks. I do feel really glad about doing this and that I came onto a format that really did this game justice. I mean this whole thing was just something I did to give myself a break from Metal Wolf and try something different, and I got way more into it than originally expected.

Speaking of Metal Wolf, gonna have to bump that thread up again soon. I feel thoroughly refreshed and ready to close the lid on that one. But first, gotta show off that post game stuff for this game (which is admittedly not that much).

Natural 20
Sep 17, 2007

So long, Ex-Ma Fergie!


Goddamn this was awesome. Look Pimpin is probably my favourite track in the game and the Black Baron is definitely my favourite boss.

I don't know if this was the best game on the Wii, but it's the game I remember the console for more than any other. I think that's a fitting legacy, even though it only rings for 10 people that played it.

But also, congrats on finishing the LP, it was really spectacular and you did the game utter justice.

RydogZeta
Feb 14, 2016


Great work on the LP, I got the game when it game out and had a blast though some parts were kinda tiring. Platinum really does know how to do awesome final bosses.

A lot of times when playing the game I miss what the announcers say because I'm too focused on the enemy.

RedMagus
Nov 16, 2005

Male....Female...what does it matter? Power is beautiful, and I've got the power!


Grimey Drawer

I hope this gets a Platinum spit and polish session one day, I'd love to see this game come back and get the love it deserves. Plus that soundtrack!

Thanks for taking us through this game, and proving its a Mad World after all!

Jade Star
Jul 14, 2002

It burns when I LP


Hell of a run and thanks for playing out for us Arclight, must have been some work with the game commentary.

I wish there was more to the ending though. No peek at the powers that are playing with the games, no confrontation, just Jack on a helipad and a couple of kills. Still, great game though. Glad to have finally seen it through.

ArclightBorealis
May 28, 2014

You are HUGE!
That means you have HUGE ESSENCE!

RIP AND TEAR YOUR ESSENCE!!


But wait...

THERE'S MORE!!

The promised bonus video. No new commentary from Howard and Kreese, considering it was during older levels and most of the relevant stuff they've said we already heard. One thing I didn't have time to explain in the video regarding hard mode is that you don't start back at square one on the rankings and have to work your way back through the game normally. After completing a game you get a choice of starting again on either normal or hard, and on both you retain your rank, high scores, and completed DW Challenges.

Also I didn't show off the multiplayer, which is just a competition involving the various Bloodbath Challenges, modified to allow for two players at once. But, reason for not featuring it is because it's local multiplayer and no one's gonna sit down to play this mode with me (as a lonely man in his early 20s with no friends to rope into this poo poo), plus it wouldn't be very good viewing for me to have player 2 just standing there doing nothing. Besides, there's nothing else special beyond what I described. It's very much a tacked on feature.

And with all that out of the way, this poo poo is ready to go to the archives. This whole thing has been a blast to do. Except Mad Castle. gently caress that place forever.

ArclightBorealis fucked around with this message at 06:13 on Oct 15, 2016

Mraagvpeine
Nov 4, 2014

I won this avatar on a technicality this thick.

Thanks for showing off this game, it's been a blast. I'm going to go check out an Anarchy Reigns LP I saw on the archive.

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Natural 20
Sep 17, 2007

So long, Ex-Ma Fergie!


And then I realised that Sick YG put all his songs on Spotify so I can listen to the best songs in the madworld soundtrack whenever.

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