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[Let's Play] Second Sight. Madness, updated!

Ginger MijangoGinger Mijango Don't you open thatTrap Door!Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Games and Technology
LET'S PLAY: Second Sight
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Wiki theftery:
Second Sight is an action-adventure video game developed by Free Radical Design and published by Codemasters for Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. It was released on September 21, 2004.

The storyline follows MIT parapsychology researcher John Vattic and his attempts to recover his memory as well as the secrets behind his new powers of telekinesis, mind projection, healing, and possession.

This game came out around the same time as Psi-Ops did, this is by far the better game, there's no Pyrokenesis, but there is a fantastic Sniping system/aiming system, a much better execution and has aged much better.
Has a lot in common graphically with Timesplitters seeing as it's made by the same guys.
This is definately a favorite in my collection and i think a bit of an underappreciated gem and for only £5 on Steam easily grabbed, in fact buy it for a friend aswell or some random fucker you know from the internet!

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Plot.
As mentioned above, the game follows John Vattic, he wakes up in a medical facility with no memories, covered in bandages and with some new mental toys to mess around with. The plot is told through a series of playable flashbacks, which tell how he got to where he is at the beginning of the game, but also playing through the present to find out why. Vattic has an arsenal of powers, that get stronger as the game goes on, he can also shoot stuff, but we're all aware how guns work.

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Powers:
Telekenisis
Pick shit up and move it with your mind.
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Healing
Get rid of that nasty bullet wound
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Psi-Blast
Throw some Psychic energy at that butthead
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Charm
Invisibility, sorta
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Projection
Astrally Project your ass around the joint
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Possession
Steal bitches bodies and lark around in them, one of the best parts.
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Videos:
Isolation + Preperation.

Experimentation:


Fieldwork
Escape
Madness
Madness:
http://www.viddler.com/explore/GMijango/videos/5/#

Youtube later, when i can be bothered cutting up videos.

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Thank God.

    Another Ginger LP.

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    tyrannustyrannus i am not fat Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I, for one, will be boycotting this let's play due to dangerous quantities of Scotsman.

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    EspantaPajaroEspantaPajaro Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The only free radical games I played was timesplitters which was excellent , looking forward to this.

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    Ash-HousewaresAsh-Housewares TARDIS Hunter Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Thank God.

    Another Ginger LP.

    The Hitman LP is the best LP past, present and future, in all discovered and undiscovered dimensions.

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    fmz65fmz65 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This looks interesting.

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    elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember playing this game, and having fun until one part where I was stuck. I think I was supposed to sneak past guards, and had the doors lock me in the room instead. If the guards could stand up to multiple headshots, then I would have gotten the clue that I did something wrong

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    BasticleBasticle Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I played the PC version for about an hour before I sold it because the controls are absolute shit. they are console controls shoehorned into a keyboard/mouse mold.

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Hey, sorry to clutter the thread, but I remember a game kind of similar to this in that you played a psychic guy with powers, but this was free, I've heard you guys talk about it a few times here but I can't remember it. I appreciate it guys.

    Okay thanks guys.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Xtarath wrote: »
    Hey, sorry to clutter the thread, but I remember a game kind of similar to this in that you played a psychic guy with powers, but this was free, I've heard you guys talk about it a few times here but I can't remember it. I appreciate it guys.

    Psi-Ops.

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    AsiinaAsiina ... WaterlooRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'M WATCHING YOU GIN GIN

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    DartboyDartboy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Second Sight is a great, great game with a FAR better story, but I'm going to have to disagree that it's gameplay was better than Psi-Ops. Psi-Ops handles telekinesis much better, and subsequently has a better usage of physics. Plus, unlike Second Sight, you can use your powers at the same time (guns too!) without needing special key combinations. Picking a dude up, lighting him on fire, bashing his head a couple times, then flinging him at other mans is just so much more satisfying.

    Though I will grant you that Aura Beasts can die in a fire. A psychically-enhanced fire.

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    gunwarriorgunwarrior Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Aw, Someone noticed this game! I might have to pull my copy out again...

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    Ginger MijangoGinger Mijango Don't you open that Trap Door!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Right, after much irritation, i've decided for a quick host test, only for the 1st instalment because it's a pain in the hole.

    Youtube
    +Fast, easy.
    -10 minute videos, have to cut crap up
    Vimeo
    +Fast, Easy
    -Takes 4 hours 30 to START converting

    Videos:
    Isolation + Preperation.

    Vimeo:
    Here

    Choose a host, not yet!, and i'll stick with it for the duration of this LP, unless I overrule you in which case, im preemptively telling you to shut up. SHUT UP!
    Wait until you've seen the videos from each though.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm definitely gonna have to watch these tonight, I played some of it on the PS2 and enjoyed it but I'm really bad. Sneaking is tough for me, it felt sort of like they took Psi-Ops, MGS, and Timesplitters then mashed them all together into one weird action game.

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    AsiinaAsiina ... WaterlooRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Gin Gin you sound so different when you're not yelling at people for being incompetent.

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    FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    In light of your well-deserved hatred of the training mission, you should probably enjoy the fact that, after you finish all the pistol shooting range crap and get to the course a second time, you can find an assault rifle in on of the rooms in the barracks with real bullets and start killing people instead of pricking them with darts.

    You lose the training mission though...

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Shit is LONG

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    Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Viddler seems to be a good alternative to YouTube, but I don't know how good it is from the uploader's side.

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    remlap13remlap13 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    After watching about half of the first video, this thing intrigued me enough to want to play it myself. You guys with you LP's are awesome btw.

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    unpurposedunpurposed Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    MIT parapsychology

    Haha, I'm pretty sure we don't have any such department. Unless it's one of the secret ones no one knows about in the underground tunnels.

    Those tunnels go on forever.

    On-topic:

    I've tried playing this game so many times due to the good things I've heard about it. But I've never got past the first level exactly for the reasons of the controls. I'll be sure to watch through this LP.

    Which is the better of the two: Second Sight or Psi-Ops? I haven't tried the latter but also heard good things.

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    DartboyDartboy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Both are good, but for different reasons. I mentioned it above, but I really think that Psi-Ops has the better gameplay. The integration of psychic powers with your regular movements gives you a lot more freedom in kicking ass. I've spent hours in the training room alone just messing with the physics and tossing stuff around. Of course, Psi-Ops's plot is B-Movie at best. Second Sight does indeed have a much better story, and is a lot more suspenseful rather than straight run-n-gun.

    Ultimately, you should be able to find both for really cheap, and they're both worth it. Plus, if you don't mind ads:
    Fig-D wrote: »
    Xtarath wrote: »
    Hey, sorry to clutter the thread, but I remember a game kind of similar to this in that you played a psychic guy with powers, but this was free, I've heard you guys talk about it a few times here but I can't remember it. I appreciate it guys.

    Psi-Ops.

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    Alistair HuttonAlistair Hutton Dr EdinburghRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Second Sight has such an amazingly told story that it's a shame the individual missions are so incoherently structured. The one where you go
    Into the office/agency building to find evidence. Which you eventually get by finding a random computer to play a video in a mini-movie/lecture theatre in a another part of the building.

    it is completely incomprehensible as to what your objectives should be. I spent days wandering around, trying to go up lifts, mug every operative, etc. Pissed me off so much I had to use Gamefaqs to find out what I had to do. I put the game down again when I got stuck trying to get into a secret bunker and the only interactible item (that I could see) didn't interact with me. I should gamefaq again because the story is sooo good I want to know how it ends/begins.

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    Currently Ebaying Nothing at all but I might do in the future.
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    Ginger MijangoGinger Mijango Don't you open that Trap Door!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Well, looks like im sticking with Youtube.
    Vimeo screwed the video and im not waiting 5 hours to find that out everytime i upload.
    Megavideo is maze like i can't even find the upload, if it exists.
    Viddler won't let me log in.

    Youtube works! i'll use it!

    Second Sight is the better game and you CAN shoot people whilst using powers.

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    Toxic PickleToxic Pickle Thash grape! Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Managed to squeeze in the first video before work this morning... good stuff!

    Made me put it on my (just signed up!) Gamefly queue to give it a try sometime. Or I might just buy it if I happen to be in Gamestop and see it used. Looks very cool.

    In the meantime, however, I'll definately keep watching.

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    John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Ginger is doing an LP?

    Why wasn't I informed?

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    tyrannustyrannus i am not fat Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This game is a lot of fun. I love throwing bodies out windows

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    Ginger MijangoGinger Mijango Don't you open that Trap Door!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Viddler works!
    Much better than the tubes filled with you.

    http://www.viddler.com/explore/GMijango/videos/1/

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Is it HD

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    Ginger MijangoGinger Mijango Don't you open that Trap Door!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The Ds are more H'er on Viddler than they are on Youtube.

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Yayyyy

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    tyrannustyrannus i am not fat Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Looks like SOMEONE NEEDS TO UPDATE.

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    JoeslopJoeslop Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I have this on Gamecube. I don't remember where I am but I never finished it.

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    Ginger MijangoGinger Mijango Don't you open that Trap Door!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Looks like SOMEONE NEEDS TO UPDATE.

    You shut up.

    Experimentation:
    Viddler link'll go up when it's converted.

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    TVs_FrankTVs_Frank Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Right, after much irritation, i've decided for a quick host test, only for the 1st instalment because it's a pain in the hole.

    Youtube
    +Fast, easy.
    -10 minute videos, have to cut crap up
    Vimeo
    +Fast, Easy
    -Takes 4 hours 30 to START converting

    Videos:
    Isolation + Preperation.

    Vimeo:
    Here

    Choose a host, not yet!, and i'll stick with it for the duration of this LP, unless I overrule you in which case, im preemptively telling you to shut up. SHUT UP!
    Wait until you've seen the videos from each though.

    DailyMotion is better than YouTube imo. 20 minutes per video, and similar High Quality option. Plus they don't have that copyrighted music checker bullshit.

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    MarsMars Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    One of my favorite games and a crazy Scotsman to narrate it? It's the perfect birthday present! If it was my birthday, which it's not, because you missed it again.

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I thoroughly enjoyed the Blood Money LP and the first installment of this was also excellent.

    "I can control time!"

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    Ginger MijangoGinger Mijango Don't you open that Trap Door!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
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    SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    oh man I saw you playing this in steam and was like hey irish springs is playing that, I vaguely recall seeing an LP of that in GnT. You should thank me because i was tempted to message you but decided to make sure it wasn't you doing the LP.

    I figure it would make for a bad LP to have 30 minutes of you and I slinging insults back and forth over steam chat

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    iowaiowa Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    ginger isnt fun enough to stay logged into friends while recording, you see

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    SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    oh is he just doing run throughs to make sure he doesn't make a fool of himself in the actual videos?

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