Video Game Junkie: video review of Skyward Sword

It’s almost Christmas, which is supposed to be a period of relaxing with a big glass of something,  and we’ve just been hit by two massive earthquakes again today, which is not what we need two nights before Christmas. There might not be much sleep done tonight.

Anyway, over the past few weeks the digital editor at work and I have been working on doing regular video interviews: it’s been something we’ve been talking about for a while but never really did anything about it. The first video we did two weeks ago was a video of Batman Arkham City, my Game of the Year, and it was purely game footage. All good so far.

The following week the digital editor told me we should do a video review but with me talking camera, which I was a little hesitant about. I’m fine when it comes to writing stories and stuff but I don’t really do “to-camera” stuff. I don’t think I have the face for it. Eventually he persuaded me to do and we decided on Nintendo Wii game Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

While I don’t think it’s a bad first effort there are definite areas I can improve on: shifting my eyes every time someone came into the room where we were filming is one of them. Secondly, I could just be a bit more relaxed and not try so hard. I just look nervous (and a fair bit was cut out as it was too bad to use).

Anyway, here’s the link for the video. If you like looking at comedy, have a gander. Leave a comment, too, if you like.

You’ll also find our other video there as well (Batman Arkham City).

Let’s hope tonight is a quite night and the ground decides to stay calm. Stay strong, Christchurch.

2 thoughts on “Video Game Junkie: video review of Skyward Sword

  1. Just watched the video – it was really good, Gerard! I’d definitely be keen to see more of those. That’s also the first time I’ve seen Skyward Sword in action, to my shame.

    I know what you mean re: the little habits you have to shake when you do video content. I’ve only done stuff along those lines once or twice, but it’s so hard not to dart your eyes, say “umm…” and all that kind of stuff. But I think you did a really good job with this video, and they’ll only get easier and more natural.

    Anyways, hope it doesn’t keep shaking too violently down there. Have a great Christmas, mate, and I’ll catch you in the New Year no doubt 🙂

    • Thanks, Chris. I’d had a new haircut and everything for it! I appreciate your comments. We’re going to look at doing more in the New Year so it’ll only get better. Have a safe Christmas with your family and hopefully I’ll catch up in the New Year.

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