If you’re looking for a Let’s Play channel on Youtube or Twitch that isn’t characterised by cacophonic shouting and the knowledge that they’re always one bad misclick away from a Heated Gamer Moment, look no further. Staci and Mari are lovely people, and their interest in niche gaming as well as delving into the Taste of The Moment means there is plenty for the average viewer. Characterised by their strong genre-savvy conversation, empathy and overall fun nature, they’re the only gaming channel I care to really support, because god knows I can’t stand the kind of knuckle-dragging fuckery that is innate to so many other channels. Not all, obviously! I just stand behind these two the most.
Now, are they necessarily GOOD at the games they choose to play? Well, who cares. I adore platformers, but they’re not exactly the bread and butter of the industry these days. These two always get there in the end, and you’ll undoubtedly have learned something or at least gained a different point of view along the way. It’s the level of fun femininity + background knowledge to their playthroughs that is most valuable, as shown in Eliza, Tender Loving Care, Silent Hill, Life is Strange, etc. And there’s also Death Stranding but.. talk about a game that fell out of the cultural conversation, huh????
Oh, and they’re not straight, so if that sweetens the deal, then congratulations! You found yourself a new hideaway. I just found while writing this that they have a podcast, so I’ve gotten something out of this too. Have fun!