posted ago by HEXEN ago by HEXEN +22 / -1

Have any of you chosen to watch someone else play a game instead of buying it and playing it yourself?

I just recently finished watching "The Untouchables" with Costner, and I can't get the itch of this time period out of my mind. I just recently started a no commentary playthrough of LA Noire to see if it would scratch, and man, does it ever satisfy.

I've never played through LA Noire myself, but it's been a blast to watch this dude play:


I love all the accents and lingo, the cars and the way people dressed was just the toppest of tops. I understand this game probably has more of an affinity for being watched than other titles, just given the nature of the gameplay and story, but it's certainly not the first game I've done this with.

Another good one I can think of is Until Dawn. Every Halloween we throw on a playthrough, because no film seems to capture the atmosphere as well as the game.

I'd be greatly interested to see what others enjoy passively watching. There's probably dozens of games that read just as well as a movie with a competent player behind the wheel.

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CisSiberianOrchestra 3 points ago +3 / -0

A few months back I watched through playthroughs of the first 2 Mafia games, which are a couple of GTA-alikes that I never got around to actually playing. They were pretty entertaining to watch, like a couple of old-school crime dramas. The first game takes place in the early 1930s in Lost Haven, a fictional city located in Illinois. The story of Mafia II spans the mid-1940s to the early 1950s, and is set primarily in Empire Bay, a fictional city located on the east coast of the United States. I've only watched some of the third Mafia, but it's set in the late 1960s in New Bordeaux, a city inspired by New Orleans.

Iron_Wolf 2 points ago +2 / -0

Love the Mafia series. The first two games’ cities definitely seemed like they were inspired by various real life cities, but new Bordeaux is New Orleans through and through.

I’d guess there’s a possibility to create an awesome video of Mafia 3 cutting out some of the territorial side missions but maintaining the main story elements, but I haven’t seen it.

CisSiberianOrchestra 2 points ago +2 / -0

Rumor has it that there's a 4th Mafia game in development, and it will take place in a Las Vegas-inspired city in the 1970s.

Iron_Wolf 1 point ago +1 / -0

Pre castro Cuba/Miami would be interesting too

CisSiberianOrchestra 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, the Godfather Part II had scenes set in pre-Castro Cuba. Seems like it would be a good setting for a gangster game.