Lotus Prince: Q&A

Here it is – answers to all submitted questions. Thanks a lot for your support!

About Lotus Prince

I enjoy playing video games, and I particularly favor survival horror games.


  1. Yes! I’m SUPER happy that my question made it in. I know you did all the questions but still, it’s awesome! As a follow up to your answer, I would personally say the video game for the first Madagascar movie is surprisingly good. I know I sound crazy but they take the few things from the movies and turn them into fun levels and mini games. It’s not super good but it’s WAY better than most movie based video games. Anyways, I really liked these videos. I learned a lot. I’m looking forward to more videos.

  2. All very good answers. I didn’t get caught up in time (busy time of year and I didn’t notice the site change at first) to ask my own, but I think most of what I could have come up with was there.

    A few comments:

    Regarding depression: I’ve heard a number of people compare it and other mental health issues with physical illnesses. An illness is equally impossible to consciously change whether it is a heart issue, a bone issue, a skin issue, or a brain issue. Someone can’t make their brain stop being depressed just by willing it, just as they can’t will away a seizure or a heart defect. Your description is perfectly fine, just thought it was worth a mention. ^_^

    Regarding Silent Hills, I personally find it a bit odd that it would be particularly disassociating to play a character that looks like the voice actor. Live-action films and series already have characters look like the actors, so it shouldn’t be that different from those or from playing a character based on a film character. Might just be misunderstanding your point, though. Apologies for that.

    Looking forward to seeing what your next Let’s Play will be!

    • That’s a very good point, regarding depression being similar to a physical illness. I hadn’t considered that!

      Regarding Silent Hills, it’s true that with live action movies the characters look like the actors, because we’re accustomed to seeing these people put on costumes, but in video games, you can create anything. No one really looks like Mario or Sonic in real life, for example, as one’s a cartoonish exaggeration, and the other’s a stereotype. It’s true that Silent Hill has characters that look like normal people, but it still throws me when I’m playing as someone who I tend to picture in a different role.

      Thanks a lot for your support!

  3. If you’re that bothered by playing as characters with recognisable actors, you’re clearly never played a Quantic Dream game…

    • I’ve played Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit), but that’s it. Also, I actually don’t have a problem with Quantic Dream games, because they’re pretty much interactive movies. Hell, Beyond Two Souls was outright advertised as “starring Willem Dafoe and Ellen Page.”

  4. Heh, got in on this train too late. Still really cool to get some behind the scenes info, particularly your top ten lists and what makes a horror game good. Would love to be a co-op or skype-partner at one production, but ha ha maan we would have to skype across the Atlantic oceans time-difference and that… yeah that is probably not a very good idea.

    However, if you’re okay with late questions I’d like to make a few!

    What do you think is the difference between games like Killer is Dead/Lollipop Chainsaw (which I am personally lukewarm to) and Devil may Cry/Bayonetta (who I love with the force of a thousand exploding ICBMs you also have a fist-fight on) that makes you have more fun with one than the other?

    A few questions pertaining to the “blind LP” question: you’ve said that you use FAQs for some games. Are these games you’re unfamiliar with and want to ensure that the playthrough is smooth sailing and doesn’t get hung up on some part to the frustration of the watcher, or some other reason?

    Also, what are the deciding factors for whether you do a totally blind LP or a FAQ-LP (obviously discounting games you’ve simply played before and as such know what you’re doing)?

    • Skyping across the ocean is rough, with the time difference, especially considering that I usually record at 10PM, my time, which means that just about everyone in Europe is unconscious. 😛

      I can’t really explain why I never got into DMC, but I played Killer Is Dead pretty much because it’s a Suda 51 game, even though DMC might actually be a better game. That particularly thing is probably more of me being a fan of Suda 51 than anything else.

      The games I try to use FAQs for are either long, or ones where I’d easily miss things if I didn’t use the FAQs. A FAQ was immensely useful for Parasite Eve for both reasons (navigating maze-like dungeons, and missing the freaking TON of hard-to-see or invisible items in the game, as well as for optimal equipment customization).

      Even if my blind LPs do use FAQs, I don’t tend to see anything plot-related in the FAQs, so I don’t care. I try to use a FAQ if I think that I’m going to miss important things, or if I’ll be lost somewhere forever (the Otherworlds in Shattered Memories).

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