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The Hunt #1: Hunting for good games

Shaun Joy / January 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM / Gaming, Videos

Welcome to a new segment that will be making it’s home on the TechRaptor YouTube channel, called The Hunt. In this new series, a member of the TechRaptor team will take a look back on the games they played during the week that follow a certain set of criteria. Hunts have to be efficient, so each game within the segment will typically be only a minute of coverage long, with a maximum of two minutes. If more information about these games are wanted, additional links to TechRaptor articles and appropriate videos/content will be included in the video’s description.  The criteria in question is as follows:

  • The game was released in some new form, whether it be to a new platform, or the first time it was released.
  • A significant update to a previous game, that adds new significant content.
  • News worthiness, whether it be a significant sale, or inclusion into the Humble Bundle, etc.

For the starting week of this segment, Shaun Joy (aka Dragnix) takes a look at a variety of Steam games that released, from an early access dinosaur speed platformer which was surprisingly polished and will be worth following throughout the early access process, to a problematic control scheme in a very difficult RTS that may be for the hardcore fans of the genre. In most cases, the game was played enough to get true first impressions, where it was felt that the game had shown off its variety of features and gameplay.

It will be noted when there are situations where that isn’t the case, like in the case of the RTS game this week. The initial learning curve and bad control scheme made it extremely difficult to get to deeper into the game. In addition, the Humble Bundle Weekly Brawlers pack was worth taking a look at this week, as even the games that weren’t able to make the list have something to offer, like Fist of Jesus.

As the creator of this video, I would love feedback in terms of the idea of this segment, and whether this is something worth continuing on a regular basis. Would you like to see more of this appetizer-like presentation to get an idea what was played during the week? Have you played any of the games in question, and what were your experiences with them?

Shaun Joy

Staff Writer

YouTuber Dragnix who plays way too many games, and has a degree in Software Engineering. A Focus on disclosure on Youtubers, and gaming coverage in general.

  • Doc Hammer

    Nice content Shaun. I played some other games by Orangepixel, the developer of Gunslugs, and they’re all basically the same. They aren’t necessarily a BAD developer, and I like their sense of humor, but its always the same UI, same powerups, same aesthetic, same game. I feel your disappointment.

  • the red army

    I like the concept and would probably check it out weekly. Also, you could do a rundown of the releases coming out that week. Would add even more value to the vids… Good Luck

  • dasCameo

    a good format in my opinion, I’ll be sure to check it out pretty often, even if only to be informed of good bundles.

  • Rickest Rick

    was good, looking forward to the next one.

  • Richard White

    Really good work Shaun. I think this is one of the things I’ve wanted to Tech Raptor to cover, and that is highlighting unheard of and interesting indie games. Looking forward to seeing where this series goes.

    I’ve tried that gunslugs game previously on the ouya and totally agree it’s quite dull. Always seems to be the way with mobile first games that are ported.

    Also you got yourself a new sub for your personal channel 🙂

  • Shaun Joy

    That’s an excellent Idea! The problem I see with the type of games that the format follows is the fact that I’ve noticed that smaller releases change their release date more then others, but I can always elude to that. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Shaun Joy

    Yeah, I had high hopes, but it just didn’t play toward my wants from the genre. It may work for some however.

  • Shaun Joy

    Thanks a lot man, really appreciate it!

    That’s what I’m trying to bring. My schedule is a lot more open then others who have real life jobs (I was a software engineer who decided enough was enough and am doing the Youtube thing), so I play a lot more little games, which I find to be really enjoyable, more so then a lot of triple A titles lately.

    Based on the feedback, I’m definitely continuing this idea, I’ve gotten nothing but positive comments and feedback out of this idea. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Shaun Joy

    I love picking up games at a discount, and am always hunting for it. One of the things I’m debating is moving this segment to Sundays, because with weekly steam sales, they reset on Monday, so at least people would have a chance to grab the game. But thanks!

  • Shaun Joy

    Thanks, will keep it going =)