Hey everyone, I just wondered if some of you could give me some feedback and advice/answers to this.
So Xmas of last year my life got turned upside down and I was in a really horrible place and I started watching alot of gaming videos on YouTube and it cheered me up and passed the time, since I started to feel better I thought to myself that im going to give it a shot, so over the last few weeks ive uploaded a few videos and got my channel running.
Now if you've read this far I can guess the thing on your mind is 'here we go, someone begging for subs/views' but no that's not what im here for, if anyones interested I will invite you to my channel, but the reason im here is this, I was wondering if you could help me make my work that bit better.
So if anyones read this far, what makes a good gaming channel/video? What do you like to see/not see? What makes someone stand out for you? What would make you sub someone? Just general info that I could put into practice and try and present myself better.
Also if anyone knows any free or relatively cheap editing software to get myself started.
If anyones made it this far then thanks for taking a couple of minutes to read through and ill look forward to hearing your advice/feedback.
My trick has always been; pretend the game is your audience/people next to you in the game.
My let's play of Doom 3 ( I got rid of the channel though ) was more believable because I let the atmosphere get to me.
Ie; I played with a window slightly open, I wore a headset so I was " immersed " in the game and I played it in the dark at 2 am so I was far more tense and jumpy than usual.
You know that crazy saying? " Only crazy people talk to themselves? " Literally do that. Pretend the GAME is really the audience.
A good example is in Doom 3. If you do a let's play; talk to the game as if it was the audience/person there with you. ( " Oh man.. it's dark in here.. what do you think? .. Wait what was that noise..." )
FF7 ( Again just an example ) .. ( " Oh.. **** he does 3000 damage per attack?! )
It's 5 A.M so I'm not too creative right now but you get the point. It's more realistic, watchable/believable if you are 100% immersed in the game.
Also don't talk during cutscenes. It's very annoying.
If you have a choice of places to go, skills to level up, classes to choose from; ask the audience their input. Chances are unless you're a bigname youtuber; you're stuck at a limit of 10 min -30 min per vid. That gives you ample time to ask the audience their input/thoughts during the game.
BTW hit me up with your Youtube channel; and I'll look at a few of your vids and give you more input. Props on using something like that to get you through a hard time of your life.
Until you can stop death herself, I will ignore you like I would the ants beneath my feet