Twilight Princess was a successful, if slightly contentious, entry in the Legend of Zelda franchise, released in 2006 on the Wii and GameCube.
In many ways a rough reimagining of Ocarina of Time, the game takes the base framework of that game, adds a wolf a'la Okami, a world of darkness a'la A Link to the Past and Metroid Prime 2, and the best Zelda companion in Midna (at least as far as being a character with an arc). The game is also in some ways a response to the knee-jerk negative reaction to Wind Waker's cartoon aesthetic, going for a more realistic but darker look that alternates between creatively beautiful and puzzlingly ugly. Development was infamously long with multiple delays, and the final result, while a good game, can't hide the cracks from its troubled creation.
Since its release in 2006, opinions have shifted from widespread praise to mild disappointment to rediscovered appreciation, particularly with the 2016 HD remaster on the Wii U giving the game a tasteful facelift, performance boost, and de-blooming. I too loved the game upon release, but it's flaws stick out to me more as time passes.
Similarly, a lot of people liked my old Let's Play of the Wii original from 2012, but it's always been a disappointment and a failure for me, even back when I still had a shitty sense of humor. So when TPHD was announced, I knew I wanted to give my old LP another go. It's taken literally 5 years for us to get there (started recording footage in 2016, commentary in 2019), but at long last, the LP is here.
A corrupt curtain of darkness called the Twilight descends upon Hyrule. A simple farmboy named
This is a 100% LP where I will be getting all collectibles and showing off as much miscellaneous stuff as I can. It'll be essentially everything I showed off in the original LP plus the additions made for the HD version like the Cave of Shadows and the stamps.
I'm joined on co-commentary by Mugiwara Yoshi and JigglyJacob. Unlike the original, there will only be one version of each video where commentary plays over cutscenes.
Note: we recorded parts 1-5 from 2019-2020; part 6 onward was recorded in 2021, after I came out publicly as a transwoman, so my voice may suddenly start sounding different.