Hey Hannah, it was awesome meeting you at i52! You and Kim seemed to like my choice of poster! I wanted to ask what was your favourite part of i52?
No, seriously, it was just cool to meet everyone - we had such huge queues we didn’t have much of a chance to chat properly to everyone, but the small moments when there was a pile up and you got to have a quick chat with people about games was great :)
Now that you have finished season 2, how would you compare season 1 to season 2? character, plot, and atmosphere wise?
I recall from interviews that they said they were winging it more with S2. S1 had a fixed plot when it first started, whereas S2 got adjusted here and there.
I loved the Lee and Clem interaction in S1, and the various unexpected plot twists, but it was rather slow in some areas, and some of the characters were a bit ‘meh’, or clearly being fed to the zombies at a moment’s notice.
I liked the amount of characters and range of personalities more in S2, and I think more drama happened in general across the episodes. It was a lot harder to identify key individuals that were clearly going to be killed off, or who is going to betray you/join your group. Clem being a bit older and a bit sassier in S2, instead of the frightened young girl, was an added bonus. The choices also seem a lot harder this season - especially towards the end - it’s a lot less clear which to pick, and quite a few times I was sitting there thinking ‘have I just done the wrong thing’ or ‘I have no idea which one to pick’.
If you had to ask me for my top 3 episodes measured on emotional output and sheer panic/indecision (which I feel always makes a good WD video), then it would be S1E5, S2E4, and S2E5 - but don’t ask me to choose which one is best or worse!
Have you checked your Forest save to see if it's been bugged by the latest patch? Mine has, unfortunately. I really like the new things they've added, though, and I'm excited to see you play more regardless.
Yup, patch borked it. Filmed an hour though this evening, had some interesting things happen :D
Hi Hannah! After seeing Kim's Insomia Vlog about going on the main stage, I was wondering, what's Lewis' role in the Yogscast? Because I thought that he was the CEO, not Turps...? Anyways, thankyou all for being so awesome! :D
Lewis is the ultimate boss over the top of CEO and everything else, alongside Simon.
Hey, I just saw your ice bucket challenge video, and don't get me wrong, I love the fact that you nominated some other Yogscast members, but I thought that you were going to nominate Kim and Lewis. Any reasons you didn't?
Simon did it for both Lewis and Simon, and Kim is recovering from a chest infection.
Like you and Kim said, this is a GREAT year to be a horror fan because of the amazing games that are about to come about, and I'm so insanely super excited to watch Kim and you play them. However, I've recently finished playing Cry of Fear, and I've remembered that you've never finished playing it. Considering that the game has a really dark, grotesque and disturbing story behind it, I just wanted to ask why so?
It didn’t get anywhere near enough views to continue the series - which was sad!
If you and all the other Yogs were characters from The Wolf Among Us/fairy tale characters that could be in the game but are not, who would be who? I'm like 99% sure Sips_ is Rumplestiltskin. "Guess my fuck'n name you big dum-dum."
Nah, Nilesy is Rumpelstiltskin, based on the fact that Robert Carlyle (Rumpelstiltskin in Once Upon a Time), is Scottish and Nilesy does a killer impression.
What video game character do you feel you have been the most emotionally attached to? I remember when you broke down when you thought that Aiden had gone. (Beyond 2 Souls). I have also seen that you have had strong emotional connections with both Lee and Clementine from The Walking Dead
Hey Hannah! I'm not sure if you've heard of the video series Tropes vs. Women in Video games but you should check it out. If you've already seen it, can you tell me what your thoughts are? How do you feel when you play games that have those tropes/ sexualized women in them?
It makes some good points - not saying they’re all good points, or that drawing attention to it in this manner is an effective way to reduce/prevent it - which were further illustrated by the fact that she was forced out of her own home by people who didn’t agree.
Around 90% of female characters I see in games are either sexualized or treated like girls instead of women. Only examples I can think of off the top of my head which don’t correspond to this are:
Farah from Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, she was cynical, witty and a total bitch - and displays exceptional courage at the end!
Ellie from The Last of Us - proves she’s not just a child and kicks some ass many times, probably one of the best female characters for a long time, mainly down to Ashley Johnson’s acting and the script writing changes they made when working with her.
Clem from The Walking Dead - she starts as a child with Lee, but grows into some kind of awesome sauce. Some of the endings of S2 are hilariously badass (one of them involves her aiming a gun at someone and saying ‘you might not be dangerous…but I am.’).
Lara Croft - most guys see her as their teenage wet dream, but a lot of women gamers see her as an early source of feminism. The first two games had some fantastic quips and presented independent women better than Destiny’s Child. Once she started becoming the predictable trope, however, she fell from this position.
Bayonetta - who uses her own sexuality to make men uncomfortable.
Mary and Anne from AC: Black Flag - historical and gaming proof that ladies can kick butt like the rest of them.
GLaDOS - can we count a robot who used to be a woman? I don’t see why not! Her psychopathic nature and sarcasm has made her a fabulous villain and sidekick.
Note that almost all of these are from games that came out in the last few years. It’s certainly getting better, but there’s always going to be individuals in companies that want to cater to their mass market - men - and so, unless men start speaking out or boycotting those games, it’s going to continue.
Have you listened to the Starbomb album? It's been out for a while now. When I listen to it, I feel conflicted about the content. Sure it's immature vulgar entertainment, I feel the topics of objectification and sexism are approached satirically. What do you think?
Never heard of it, not that interested in comedy music, especially American humour. Only exception is Bill Bailey.
When Sims 4 will pop, will you be doing a short cover of it ? And will we ever again see you play the Sims games ? they were really fun.
There’s a lot of controversy over the latest Sims 4. Still haven’t decided yet where I stand on coverage, as I don’t really want to give them attention when they’re removing half the basic features and doing silly stuff like making it 32-bit executable only.