I've had a few video recording failures recently. People never get to see these bad videos, but I thought it might be interesting if I described them.
#1. I started a video walkthrough for Zack and Wiki: The Curse of Barbaros' Treasure. This is a game that got great reviews from everyone, but only two people bought copies. I got to the final world of the game a few years ago, but for some reason, I stopped there. I figured it'd be interesting to play through it again.
I stopped playing about four levels in, because the motion controls were horrible. I mean, they are really, really bad. Maybe they were tolerable three years ago, but now they're not worth fighting.
The four videos I made have since been deleted. It's not a huge loss.
#2. I tried to go through the frighteningly difficult last stage of Super Mario Galaxy 2 recently. People have told me that the secret to getting through this stage is by having a second player. Player 2 will be able to defeat all the enemies, so you don't have to worry about them!
That sounds like a great plan, so I worked extra-hard to get my hands on a second controller. I got to the end of the stage, the part with all the enemies. Then, I turned the second controller loose on them.
Attacking enemies as Player 2 doesn't kill them! At best, it distracts them for only two seconds. And I was really hoping to kill the enemies as Player 2, to make the challenge easier.
I played the stage for about half an hour, but I didn't win, mostly due to the fact that the secret "Player 2" trick failed. I'll try again, but I'm not sure when. I need to build up some enthusiasm for another attempt.