We’re big fans of video content here at GodisaGeek. Our regular readers will know that we always endeavour to deliver plenty to watch as well as plenty to read. While we’re not what you’d call “World Class” gamers, we usually tend to hold our own in games long enough to bring you a decent Let’s Play or First 20 Minutes, so that you can really get the feel of what a game’s about.
Unfortunately, there are those among our staff who are about as far removed from “World Class” as it’s possible to be while still having the word “Class” in our title. I myself am one of them. It’s not that I’m particularly bad at games, but rather that I like to jump straight into the action, usually without the tutorial, certainly without bothering to read the “online” manual. I like to learn as I play, which usually means it takes me a while to learn how to play.
Eventually, I get good. Eventually. But up until that point my modus operandi can be likened to a headless chicken who spent rather a lot of time wandering around a crystal meth lab, pecking at whatever was lying on the floor, prior to its decapitation. I suck, but I excel at sucking, and, dammit, I don’t mind that I suck – because when I play games I play games to have fun, not to unlock every trophy and top every leaderboard. I get good as a by-product.
Thankfully, there are others like me. One such is our resident News Editor, Mr. Colm Ahern, who happily volunteered to help me bring you a Let’s Play video detailing the rather excellent co-op mode in Ubisoft’s recent hit, Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Turns out that covert espionage when you haven’t a clue what you’re doing doesn’t produce great results. Who knew?
So, we thought, why hide the truth from you good people? Why not admit to our ability to go from zero to full-stupid in less than sixty seconds and share the video with you? After all, you might learn nothing at all about Blacklist’s co-op mode, but at least you get to laugh at us idiots. Sounds like a win.
Hit play to see the first episode of what we hope will be a very successful series of very unsuccessful videos, as Colm and I show you How Not to Play Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s co-op mode.
Next up is DiveKick, God help us.