Commentary: Aquarium Park, Freedom of Movement, Shinto and Superplays


At long last, after two weeks, the accompanying commentary for my Sonic Generations Aquarium Park superplay is finally up on my YouTube channel thanks to me spending the weekend in a place with a dramatically better Internet connection than where I live.

I talk about it in the video, but this was originally meant to be cut from outtakes of the recording session for the original superplay video, but in the end I recorded a whole new session just for this commentary. That wound up being good though, as I learned a few more tricks and techniques between the recording of that video and this one that I think makes the run I close out with here better than the one I uploaded before! Other topics of conversation include parkour, the discipline of training, movement and Japanese spiritual philosophy.

The video itself is kind of a hybrid experiment for me. I've been told working from more of a defined a script would do me well, so I wrote one this time. I vastly underestimated how far 3000 words would get me though, so the back 2/3 is completely off-the-cuff and extemporaneous, which should provide a nice contrast! I actually think I work better unscripted, but you can decide for yourself which style you like better!

As usual, you can get Sonic Generations on Steam, the Aquarium Park mod here and the "Blazy Mix" mod on ModDB. Don't forget to grab SonicGMI and the Unleashed FX Pipeline shaders too.

Video clocks in at just under 1 hour, 12 minutes. I like these longer videos for commentaries and discussions, but I think I'm going to try and limit them to livestreams from now on because this was a *nightmare* to upload and my hard drive space is dwindling at an alarming rate. When next we meet on YouTube I may start work on what I hope to be the channel's first marquee series: A game showcase featuring a full playthrough split up into different episodes. Stay tuned, I suppose.

Don't forget to subscribe if you want to see these as soon as they come out and, not to press the issue too much, but I do have a Patreon to hep support this and other endeavours. Thanks as always for watching and supporting any way you can, and I'll see you next time.



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