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I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
I did it. My video essay on Freespace 2 that I've been working on for like a year is done! I really hope ya'll like it!

https://youtu.be/603XNClmuAc

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
Gotta wait until 5pm though.
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Offline wookieejedi

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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
That time and effort really shows! Awesome job!

 

Offline Firesteel

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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
I just started this and have to laugh that you've echoed a whole bunch of my thoughts about the game and my relationship to it in under three minutes.
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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
Yaaaay. I'm glad y'all liked it 💜

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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One point of contention, it IS possible to adjust your bindings in mission, by pressing F2.
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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
I really liked this. And given that your channel shares its name with an episode of B5, I guess I'm going to have to subscribe in hopes of a "Why I love B5" video.

One point of contention, it IS possible to adjust your bindings in mission, by pressing F2.

True. But a modern gamer would simply press escape and then be confused it wasn't possible. Escape giving access to those menus is a given these days.
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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
Jesus Christ really? That's hilarious I had no idea. Good to know I guess.

I think it still loops into my broader point about Freespace 2 just being an early enough game that this kind of stuff (like finding control options in the escape menu) hadn't been codified yet.

I'll have to add a little amendment to the vid at some point. Or a follow up.

Thanks for pointing this out to me haha. I appreciate it.

 
Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
I really liked this. And given that your channel shares its name with an episode of B5, I guess I'm going to have to subscribe in hopes of a "Why I love B5" video.

YES. I really wanna do a Babylon 5 episode at some point. I need to do a full rewatch first though so it's probably a while out.

 

Offline 0rph3u5

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I really liked this. And given that your channel shares its name with an episode of B5, I guess I'm going to have to subscribe in hopes of a "Why I love B5"

You know that phrase is also the name for a subgenre of modern theatre adaptation, of which said episode is an example off.

*tips his hat Magnitospheria in recognition*
You have excellent taste :)
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Superb video!
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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
Very nice!
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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
I couldn't quite find a place to talk about Diaspora in my Freespace 2 vid, so I made a little minivid to talk about it. It'll go live in about 12 hours!

https://youtu.be/wv8wres6QZA


 

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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
Nice!!!
Drifting Souls 2 - German Freespace browser game

http://ds2.drifting-souls.net/

 
Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
Really great video. Just watching now and you've done a great job keeping your narrative tight considering how much you're covering.

 
Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
It was one of the big challenges in writing it. There's so much to cover. The diaspora minivid was originally part of the script, but I decided to move it to its own thing.

In the end the reason I focused on FS1, 2 and Silent Threat Reborn because I think it's the best 'canon' experience but also showcases how the community created content is a really important part of what Freespace is now without also tangenting into a billion other things. I seriously considered bringing in Blue Planet too for example and it would have just...gone all over the place.

So the thinking was like. In my opinion, what is the 'core' story of Freespace and that's what I settled on. What would I put at the center where everything else spirals out from. And those three campaigns are what I settled on.

Its an interpretation specific to me for sure, but the video is called Freespace 2 is *my* Favorite Game for a reason haha.

 

Offline Vidmaster

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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
I watch a lot of essays on Youtube. Yours is good. A very fine piece of work.

Enough said.
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Re: I finished my FreeSpace 2 video!!!
Aw thanks! I'm really proud of how it turned out. I really do need to get around to making more video essays.

 

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I decided to add this to my audiobook rotation and recently listened to the whole thing (having previously only watched the part about ST:R).  Even audio-only, it was very well done. :yes: