Each new interviewee seems to bring some new aspect to the video criticism form. Heather Alexandra instead of jumping straight into video essays, began with the longer form of Let’s Play, but with a critical bent. From there she continued to evolve her voice down two paths, the more structured video essay we are familiar with, and a more casual conversation format developed from the Let’s Play style. We discuss that two pronged approach as well as her freelance work, new job at Kotaku, and speculate on the future of video game commentary.
Heather Alexandra’s YouTube Channel
Kotaku’s A Critical Look Playlist
“Let’s Crit”: Shadow of the Colossus
Let’s Remember Skies of Arcadia
Vanquish: Why Ya Gotta Do More Than Just Play Games
A Closer Look At “The Harvester” in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Revisiting Red Dead Redemption
MGS2 Livestream w. Zolani and Austin!
Opening Theme: ‘Close’ by The Alpha Conspiracy
Closing Theme: ‘Wishing Never’ by The Alpha Conspiracy