Lets Play: Drak And Shadow Lets Plays
Two new Lets Players to the the scene, they are YouTube users Drak2326 and ShadowBlazer 3000 (formerly known as Shadow Alex on YouTube before his account was suspended). Both are long-time players gathering together to play games they enjoy and make Lets Plays of them. As they have recently started out, their content is slowly starting to build up with a few finished plays on their channel and both are slowly gaining views around YouTube, mostly based on close friends subscribing and watching. Both have their own tastes but a common and shared affinity for Role Playing Games and Platform Games. Drak in particular enjoys Adventure Games such as those developed by the former LucasArts company (Tales of Monkey Island in particular) Shadow loves the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.Both love to attempt to start Memes and Catch Phrases whether or not they catch on, both like to keep their LPs family friendly though the slips of foul language aren't unheard of either. Their other interests which seeps into their LPs also include films and Anime. Although they brandeded as a LP channel they also border into Commentary territory as their games are generally non-exhaustive-non-completion LPs they generally play a game start to finish doing the simple requirements.Their channel can be found right here, they publish three videos per week, every week. They also have a Twitter.
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Phantasy Star
- Sonic CD
- Shadows of the Empire
- .hack R1 Games
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
- Sonic Adventure
- Sonic Adventure 2
- Phantasy Star II
- Mega Man
- Mega Man 2
- Castlevania I
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
- Mega Man 3
- Jak 2
- The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug and Battle of Five Armies
- Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
- Various discussions on Sonic Boom the TV series and the game.
- The Wind Rises
- Muppets Most Wanted
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (solo review by Drak)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- Transformers: Age of Extinction
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
- Unboxing a PlayStation 4
- The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1
Their Let's Plays and other videos provide examples of:
- And Now For Something Completely Different: The introduction of Movie Vlogs to the channel.
- Anything But That!: Shadow had to really work to convince Drak to do an LP of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Drak was naturally apprehensive about it.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Both often acknowledge their frequent bouncing in their conversations of most other topics. Their Shadows of the Empire LP featured a lot of talk of other Star Wars franchise material, their Phantasy Star LP became packed with Pokémon talk and even Digimon talk by the end of it.
- Buffy Speak
- Catch Phrase:Drak: It's platforming, it's platforming.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Many times during the Sonic 06 LP.
- Let's Split Up, Gang: Drak and Shadow both maintain their own channels with their own content. Shadow in particular reviews the anime he's watched, Drak has recently started his own solo LP of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
- One of Us: Shadow himself is a Troper.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Averted, they usually call each other by their first names, being Adam and Alex.
- Meaningful Name: Their names come from two game franchises and characters they paticularly like. Shadow picking his from the Sonic character Shadow the Hedgehog.
- Schedule Slip: No major delays have happened as of yet but there often early uploads before breaks and major holidays.
- Shout-Out: Shadow usually likes to pay tribute to the other LP channels he follows, such as Clement J 642, BrainScratch Commentaries, and Some Call Me Johnny and loves to quote TV Tropes. Both have given tribute and nods to those at That Guy with the Glasses and the Super Beard Brothers. And don't go into how much they talk about the other stuff they follow...
- Real-Life Relative: Brother-in-Laws in real life and Alex's own older sister.
- Waxing Lyrical: Often