Best Minecraft Let’s Play Series
In Minecraft’s long history, many content creators uploaded their gameplay to YouTube and created a let’s play series. Like many other games, Minecraft also has hundreds of YouTubers creating lets play series.
Let’s play series are among the most popular Minecraft content on YouTube. It is one of the best ways for beginners to learn about Minecraft. But they may get confused over which series to watch as there are so many. This article lists five of the best let’s play series.
What Makes Lets Plays Popular
Watching other people play video games badly may not seem entertaining. Still, lets play videos draw millions of viewers every single day. Lets plays are more like a freeform comedy than they are strict gameplay videos. Most viewers care less about what game is being played than they care whose playing it.
PewDiePie is the most popular gamer on YouTube with nearly 100 million subscribers, but at a glance, its hard to describe what his channel is. He rarely repeats games, and many videos hardly involve gameplay footage at all. His personality is what made his channel grow and is what keeps dedicated fans coming back to his videos.
Twitch streaming has added a new level to this, as streamers can broadcast themselves playing a game while fans actively watch and comment along. With this in mind, its no wonder that lets plays are some of the most-watched gaming content out there.
Tropes Found In X’s Adventure In Minecraft Include:
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Death Mountain.
- “Shaggy Dog” Story: X’s attempt to revitalize his interest is short-lived, as he dies soon after relocating and is left back at square one in the X-System. The series ends here.
- Tempting Fate: X heads off on a long excursion from his home, aware that if he dies at his new base, he will respawn at the X-System and likely never find his way back. What does he name his new home? Death Mountain. The mountain lives up to its name, leading to the end of the original series. However, in a later video X uses a viewer-made map to trace his steps back and recover what he can from Death Mountain.
- Wham Episode: Episode 30, where X infamously chooses to leave the X-System behind and travel to a faraway land.
- Episode 40, where X dies in lava while mining for diamonds at Death Mountain, sending him back to the X-System and losing all of his possessions, causing him to end the series.
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What Is A Lets Play
While some people play video games competitively, lets play creators are usually much more casual gamers. The point of a lets play is not to demonstrate skill, but rather to simply have fun playing. Often the commentary is as important as the game footage itself. Lets play creators usually attempt to be funny or insightful to help draw people to their videos.
While games like League of Legends dominate competitions, simpler games like Minecraft are popular for lets plays. In fact, there are currently more than 1.2 million Minecraft lets play videos on YouTube, twice as many as the next most popular game. Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite are the distant second and third most played games respectively, but lets play videos for both usually highlight the fun aspect over the competitive side.
Some of the best examples, fittingly, come from the LetsPlay channel on YouTube. The channel, owned by entertainment company Rooster Teeth, features a collection of popular YouTube gamers and its videos could best be described as comedy through gaming.
The second most-watched video from the channel is a three-hour-long Uno lets play, where four personalities struggled for hours to get through one round of the classic card game. Watching three hours of Uno isnt entertaining, so this is a great example of how commenters carry a lets play.
How To Do A Minecraft Lets Play Series
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How To Make A Minecraft Lets Play
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- Master the art of talking. Make sure you can elaborate to oblivion on anything that is going on onscreen, or in your head, or in your house, or in your Grandma’s house, or inside a cow’s butt-hole.. Make sure you can make things up on the spot, and make sure to never say the word ummm.
- Attain a decent microphone, and learn/download Audacity. Go out, buy a $15 mic, and look up a tutorial on noise removal in Audacity. Also make sure you record at a quiet and/or scheduled time.
- Acquire a recording software. My two favorite are Hypercam 2 or 3, and Bandicam. Hypercam 2 works on ultra low end PC’s, and Bandicam works on everything else. and then learn how to export in HD in windows movie maker or iMovie
- Use Optifine and a texturepack. Optifine is an absolute must, no matter how great your computer is. You MUST also use a texture pack. Doesn’t matter HD or SD, just get one. The default makes minecraft take multiple poops into a cow’s butt-hole
- Have a unique style of playing. In the oversaturated world of minecraft LP’s, one must stand out to get noticed.