When I started Music Monday, I always intended to highlight the wonderful talents of Dan Bull. Dan is a nerdcore rapper that made it big on Youtube after his now famous Skyrim Epic Rap. Since that song he's released hundreds of video game inspired raps, almost all of which are awesome in their own rights. But, I only want to talk about the best of the best. In no particular order, these are what I consider the Top 10 best Dan Bull raps.
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The beginning and ending of a story are often considered the most important parts. The beginning needs to be gripping and captivating, while the end must wrap up the tale and leave the audience satisfied. Despite their importance, storytellers often have difficulty properly executing an introduction and even more difficulty wrapping up a story. Video games are no exception to this. In fact, due to the nature of choice in games, writers often have more trouble satisfying an audience. Many complain that the choices they make don't matter in the end or that the final choices aren't properly explained/fleshed out. Two games that seem to take more than there fair share of criticism in this regard are Mass Effect 3 and the recently released Life is Strange.
Life is Strange gave me an experience I wasn't really expecting. From what I knew of it, it was about a girl who could send herself shortly back in time. I also knew it was a choice driven experience similar to what you would find in Telltale games. The game did deliver on those two aspects, but had them mostly in the background while it dealt with a cliché high school experience and incredibly one dimensional characters. As the credits rolled on the first episode, I was intrigued with where the story was going, but was frustrated with how poorly executed some of the aspects of the game are.
Developer Dontnod has announced they are aiming to release the final episode on October 20.
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