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RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space



Typing of the Dead: Overkill is an alternate version/remake of The House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii, except instead of using motion controls to simulate light gun mechanics, you type... or you die. This isn't a novel concept for the franchise, as 1999 had its own Typing of the Dead game based on House of the Dead 2.

The game is also unapologetically inspired by the Grindhouse double feature movie.

What kind of LP is this?

This is a subtitled Let's Play. I'll be going through single player mode on normal difficulty.

How long will this LP be?

One episode for each level (around 15 minutes each). There will be no extra stuff like unlockables, bonus modes, higher difficulties or multiplayer.

SPOILER POLICY

Don't spoil anything we haven't seen in the game yet.

EPISODE LIST
PLAYLIST
Part 01 - Papa's Palace of Pain
Part 02 - Naked Terror

RealSovietBear fucked around with this message at Oct 14, 2017 around 16:35

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RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

CAST

(Some descriptions courtesy of the HOTD wiki.)



Agent G

G's first mission after graduating from the AMS academy is to investigate the mysterious disappearances of people in Bayou City in Louisiana that were linked to the notorious kingpin, Papa Caesar. He reluctantly teams up with Detective Isaac Washington, who has a personal vendetta with Caesar.



Isaac Washington

A detective out to avenge the murder of his father at the hands of Papa Caesar. He is extremely rude, foul-mouthed, and trigger-happy, punching a government agent within seconds of meeting him, and loves the "f-bomb" expletive, using it practically for every other word. He often threatens people with "ripping their pussy/dick off", even if they have a lack of it. His pride is his (short-lived) car and in his music, and hates philosophy.



Varla Guns

A stripper out to avenge the death of her brother, Jasper.

Jasper Guns

Jasper is the brother of Varla Guns. He is unable to move or speak properly due to a neuron disease. He moves about in a wheelchair since he cannot walk, and has a computerized voice since he is unable to speak. In spite of his disabilities, Jasper possesses a high intellect and aids Papa Caesar by refining the formula.



Papa Caesar

The notorious kingpin of Bayou City, Papa Caesar exudes wealth and power and commands respect from the highest authorities in the city. In the past Caesar had a confrontation with Isaac's father, who tried to apprehend the kingpin, but failed and was seemingly responsible for the latter's death. This sparked a long bitter feud between Caesar and Isaac.

Caesar forced local genius, Jasper Guns, to serve as his personal researcher by using Jasper's own sister, Varla, as leverage. Caesar's activities had caught attention of the AMS, who sent in rookie agent, G, to apprehend the kingpin, however at the same time Caesar had lost control of the mutant compound, causing an outbreak that transformed Bayou City's populace into mutants.



Candi Stryper

Jasper's girlfriend. She works at the same strip club as Varla and dreams of leaving Bayou City with her chair bear, Jasper.

More will be added to this post as the LP progresses.

RealSovietBear fucked around with this message at Oct 14, 2017 around 16:35

Magnus Intactus
Oct 12, 2008

Each of you must approach him. If he snarls and growls, he considers you a chump.



I cannot believe this hasn't been tried before, it is such a perfect LP concept!

Really Pants
May 20, 2005

What's...where's...how do I even begin to describe your pants/underwear situation?!
You couldn't make your pants any lower, so you made pants for each leg! SAY IT!

strap in motherf*ckers

e: Okay I hadn't actually watched the video since I'm at work, and those subtitles are an awesome idea.

Really Pants fucked around with this message at Oct 12, 2017 around 12:48

bewilderment
Nov 22, 2007
man what

"Subtitled LP for Typing of the Dead? Seems confusing to have that much text onscreen, how...?"
*watches video*

Hirayuki
Mar 28, 2010


This is brilliant.

Fish Noise
Jul 25, 2012

IT'S ME, BURROWS!

IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, BURROWS!


genius

Having made a custom dictionary before, if they're already bullshit under normal circumstances, they'll be waaaay worse when enabled on bosses. Trying to stop Jasper's small single-letter intercept projectiles is a nightmare when you also have to hit lines like "GRINEER DEFENSE ASSET GROUP AUGUST" just to progress. Or trying to break out of his grab with "Do not let this one BLOW UP IN YOUR FACE" before he slams you.

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

Fish Noise posted:

Having made a custom dictionary before, if they're already bullshit under normal circumstances, they'll be waaaay worse when enabled on bosses. Trying to stop Jasper's small single-letter intercept projectiles is a nightmare when you also have to hit lines like "GRINEER DEFENSE ASSET GROUP AUGUST" just to progress. Or trying to break out of his grab with "Do not let this one BLOW UP IN YOUR FACE" before he slams you.

I ended up disabling them on bosses because the test runs I had were too problematic. Missing a prompt would reset the dictionary sequence and that's not even going into multi-prompt boss gimmicks. On the upside, the default prompts on bosses are pretty good, so it's not much of a loss.

Lonos Oboe
Jun 7, 2014


loving brilliant, Bravo. The game is worth a LP and that's doing it with class.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It is time for your viscera to see the light of day!

This is going to be fun.

Cassa
Jan 29, 2009


Absolutely inspired!

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010


This is a really good idea

Also this loving thread and all the motherfuckers in it better loving break the loving record for the most loving "fucks" uttered in a single loving internet thread. That might be asking a lot on the internet though.

Samovar
Jun 4, 2011

me irl


Ingenious.

Edit: fuckin' ingenious.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

No fear! No pain!


Oh god it's RealSovietBear again. Your last LP was a work of goddamn art.

...and I just started this LP and once again: holy cow. You're a genius.

Angry Lobster
May 16, 2011

Served with honor
and some clarified butter.


This is nuts, the custom dictionary works like a charm. Also that first level in the manor reminds me of Left for Dead 2 so much.

Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

Holy gently caress, this is an amazing way to do a subtitled LP.

How long does it take for you to set all that up?

sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage

I think this is the first time in forever that a video has told me to like, comment, and subscribe and I actually loving did. Also starred, 5'd, and high fived.

Tuxedo Ted
Apr 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Hey OP you accidentally uploaded the raw video, there aren't any subtitles, just game text.

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

Dr. Fetus posted:

How long does it take for you to set all that up?

The custom dictionary is read from a *.txt file and it's 1 line = 1 prompt. I have a file that has all prompts as "This is line#" so I can have it long enough to see how far/quickly enemies move. I then record a playthrough of a level once with that dictionary. Then I watch the recording and pause at every screen of prompts to see where which line is. Even though all the lines are sequential, some break sequence because it's based on when the enemy spawns in, including off-screen. There were some instances where I would get lines 33, 34, 36, but line 35 came in on the next screen rotation because of the way enemies are spawned in. So then I write a new text file as I watch, replacing every line with the commentary I want. Then I play through the level with the actual commentary and possibly replay it if I messed up badly enough.

Coupled with savegame shenanigans (since I want to pick up unlocks as I play through the LP), it took me around 3 hours for the 15 minute episode.

Also, thanks for all the comments, folks! Glad you're enjoying it.

berryjon
May 30, 2011

I have an invasion to go to.

Between this and Little Nightmares, I think we have a new Gold Standard in Subtitled VLPs. Keep it up!

Are you going to be doing the DLC?

anilEhilated
Feb 17, 2014

But I say fuck the rain.


Okay, this is genius.

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

UPDATE: Part 02 - Naked Terror

It's time to strip these mutants... of their lives!

If you're interested in Typing of the Dead's development beyond what was mentioned in this episode, here's the Gamasutra article about it.

berryjon posted:

Are you going to be doing the DLC?

The only DLC for the game are dictionaries. As far as meatier content goes, there is a "Director's Cut" extension for all levels, but that's only for House of the Dead mode (aka, aim with your mouse and shoot), so I won't be doing that.

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Bobbin Threadbare
Jan 2, 2009

I'm looking for a flock of urbanmechs.



This grindhouse angle is really making the terrible voice acting work in their favor.

Really Pants
May 20, 2005

What's...where's...how do I even begin to describe your pants/underwear situation?!
You couldn't make your pants any lower, so you made pants for each leg! SAY IT!

Bobbin Threadbare posted:

This grindhouse angle is really making the terrible voice acting work in their favor.

It's also the one single time I've ever thought "this really wouldn't be the same without the jiggle physics."

Really Pants fucked around with this message at Oct 14, 2017 around 18:01

Samovar
Jun 4, 2011

me irl


Bobbin Threadbare posted:

This grindhouse angle is really making the terrible voice acting work in their favor.

It's incredible, isn't it? The best part is the threats that don't make sense. If you stuffed a gun down someone's throat so far that you'd need to reach through the other end up pull the trigger... it'd be outside the body in the first place.

bbcisdabomb
Jan 14, 2008

SHEESH


You should do a bonus video showing off a few minutes of the different dictionaries you have. I've heard the filth dictionary can make for some fun times.

Samovar posted:

It's incredible, isn't it? The best part is the threats that don't make sense. If you stuffed a gun down someone's throat so far that you'd need to reach through the other end up pull the trigger... it'd be outside the body in the first place.

I've got a friend that makes the same sort of threats. I've never had the heart to tell her they're hilarious and completely non-threatening.

Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

So is there multiplayer support for the actual typing portion? If so, how does that even work?

anilEhilated
Feb 17, 2014

But I say fuck the rain.


Dr. Fetus posted:

So is there multiplayer support for the actual typing portion? If so, how does that even work?
It's co-op so I'd assume everyone gets their own prompts.

RealSovietBear
Aug 14, 2013

Bears from Space

bbcisdabomb posted:

You should do a bonus video showing off a few minutes of the different dictionaries you have. I've heard the filth dictionary can make for some fun times.

I can do a few bonus videos showing that and multiplayer off, once the main playthrough is done.

Hirayuki
Mar 28, 2010


This was originally on the Wii? Are the controls (shoot vs. type) the only difference in this alternate version/remake? Because that's a lot more M-for-Mature than I'd expect to find on the Wii.

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010


Hirayuki posted:

This was originally on the Wii? Are the controls (shoot vs. type) the only difference in this alternate version/remake? Because that's a lot more M-for-Mature than I'd expect to find on the Wii.

Pretty much. It gets better (worse?) too. Monstrously fat mutated stripper with mutated stripper monkey companion is pretty high trash point though.

Also Bear I think you must be used to typing "fuckin" with some those G's you missed

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malkav11
Aug 7, 2009


Hirayuki posted:

This was originally on the Wii? Are the controls (shoot vs. type) the only difference in this alternate version/remake? Because that's a lot more M-for-Mature than I'd expect to find on the Wii.

And you haven't even heard the soundtrack to speak of...

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