PEWDIEPIE so Bad at My LEGO game - But is it poor design? (My Reaction)

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PewDiePie : This was super interesting and let me just confirm we are 100% idiots here. The game sort of became a background for us to mess around and if it's any relief, we did progress shortly after. We still had fun throughout and it wasn't too frustrating. I don't think anything would be worth changing and as 9 year old I would've loved to play a game like this with a friend. Ok, maybe keyboard prompts wouldve helped in the beginning.

Nitro Rad : This was incredibly fascinating. Hearing a developer react to somebody playing their game and explaining their perspective from a design viewpoint, and considering what they could have done differently accordingly. I would love to see you do this again with people playing your other games!

Game Sack : This is eye-opening to me. It really is interesting to realize the different perspectives that devs and reviewers and also just regular people all have of the same game. You're seeing someone play through it the first time and getting ideas about button prompts, etc. And how going through that door isn't as obvious as it seems. As a reviewer I'm always like "How am I supposed to know how to do THAT?!!" and now I know, thanks to this video. You've done it hundreds of times making it... how could you NOT know? However I think this is why some indie games are crazy-stupid difficult. The designer finds it easy because he or she is building it and knows exactly what to do, so they keep making it tougher and tougher until THEY are challenged because otherwise they think it's too easy. That way there's no gradual curve in difficulty. Makes me realize how hard making a game that has a good difficulty curve must be.

Nathan Glover : "PewDiePie would be a great play tester, highlighting all the bits 9 year Olds would get stuck on" Oof!

Itch-HeSay : I sometimes forget that Pewdiepie was originally a gaming channel

Firstname Lastname : "You've been asking me for months to play this game" >Plays for about 5 minutes, can't even figure out how to start the first level Totally worth the wait

Paulo Jr. : The guy who made LEGO Star Wars is part of the 9 years old army? That was a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.

Reviewer Guy : Damn... 7 year old me figured this stuff all by himself, with no internet...

The Progenitor : Kids react to GameHut reacts to Pewdiepie reacting to the game Lego Star Wars

dontcheckmychannel : My guy, I can assure you that I, as a nine year old (at the time) did not get stuck on anything in the hubs. I did, however, not make it through the battle of Kashyyk on the console versions until I replayed the game a year ago. This isn't bad game design. It's stupidity.

RickToons : The fact that you designed LEGO Star Wars, helping to basically cementing the Lego game series core mechanics is pretty incredible. I can't wait to see what else you do!

whiz 85 : "...and all the bits nine-year-olds would get stuck on." I don't know if that was even a joke or not, but I still laughed.

GMMReviews : *NO.* Something I can't stand these days is messages, and "hints" popping up every 4 seconds to tell me how to play the game. Let me figure it out. Having a big button prompt reminds me I'm playing a video game, and kills my immersion. Pewdiepie was clearly just goofing around with his friend here. This seemed more like a skit than a lets play. Don't change your design philosophy because some famous YouTuber, and his friend dressed in drag didn't hit the right button, because he was using a keyboard, and wasn't paying attention. I bought the first Lego Star Wars on release day when I was 10 years old. My friends came round to my house, and we had a blast playing it. We didn't have any problems figuring out what to do, or what buttons to press. I love these games, and I love your channel. If you read this, I must ask, do you still make games? Other than your 'director's cut' version of your older games?

Samuel Forster : He is both an idiot and playing dumb.

Camo 64 : Well, to be fair on the bit of finding the first level, he’s playing THE COMPLETE SAGA version rather than the ORIGINAL Lego Star Wars game. If I recall correctly, when you boot up the ORIGINAL game for the first time, the camera pans towards the episode 1 door. Most people playing TCS would have already played the original game and would have already known how the level doors work. It probably would have helped to have a similar camera pan in TCS though

Holodomor : I think Pew have lost interest in videogames long ago.

Will Terry : To be fair, I was actually 9 when I got the game and I had no problems. Though a little playing dumb for QA never hurt anyone.

FireDiver : I remeber playing this as a child and it was my absolute favourite at that time and now i'm an adult and making Games myself

xBoundlessHalox : I understand completely that I'm a twenty year-old man who only recently started playing the LEGO Star Wars games, but I was able to figure things out completely on my own with very little experience with other LEGO games under my belt, so I'm confident that PewDiePie was pretending to be bad for comedic effect.

ansonx10 : I noticed a Pewdiepie reference a few videos ago. I liked the "9 year olds" reference in this one too. <3

Pixels Ltd : "All the bits 9 year olds could get stuck on" I see what you did there!

Syphist Prime : I think his biggest problem wasn't reading the 2nd best form of entertainment as a kid, the instruction manual. Back in the days this game was designed it expected you to read it. That doesn't mean the design is flawed, it just means it is dated. Not to mention the Cantina is not the original hub. The one in the original game is designed in a much better fashion. You are placed right in front of the 3 episode doors with one of them green and 2 of them red. You were much closer to them and were the center of attention. Not to mention the game is an adventure game so the goal is to kinda figure things out. It's what adds do much play time to the games.

Meme Insider : YOU created LEGO STAR WARS? You are the King.

A. Ahmou : *Oof* ... But is it really surprising for pewdiepie to play a kid's game badly?

Juan Salvo : Please react to someone speed-running the games you have worked on. It would be interesting to see what you have to say.

Lewis Zerlewski : it's funny, I remember having _some_ of the same problems, but I knew the general rule of every Lego game ever: Smash EVERYTHING! if you haven't found that stupid key, or 'last piece', just smash the ENTIRE scene to studs, collect your riches, and maybe you can progress. playing this now, it's all so obvious because I've done it (and repeatedly with the other "Lego" games). but if you could have added tips for all that jazz, and maybe just a pause menu item that turns it on/off

aprofondir : Now I'm reminded of why I don't watch PewDiePie's videos... He is so insufferable.

Pepsi Man : "Is he an idiot, is he playing dumb?" Like any true fence sitter, I think the answer is somewhere in the middle.

BayLaugh Animations : I certainly wasn’t one of those 9 year olds that got stuck on this. I played the original when I was 6 and I got through most of it just fine. I was going to defend Pewds by saying “yeah, but I played a lot of video games when I was 6” but then I remembered that he literally founded his career on playing video games.

Gold Fingers : Obviously the design was flawless

Pulse80 : Things could have been more obvious, but they're still having fun and show no sign of frustration, so I think it's alright. But maybe it goes worse later on? I wouldn't know.

Drek Is KrEk : I mean, I beat all of these no problem when I was six so....

Dr. Phil Inside Me : YOU MADE THIS GAME? DUDE YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH I WORSHIPED THIS GAME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. YOU ARE A LEGEND

danwaigand : He's goofing off with a friend for the camera. I had little to no problem figuring out what he was having issues with, and I was using the PC Version. I got lost in one of the Degobah levels but eventually figured it out. Spoonfeeding people what to do is frustrating, but not as much as time-based button mashing during "interactive cutscenes... or more commonly.. quicktime events, which i loathe.

yan shooter defron't : The game was 9 years old proof but apparently isn't pewdiepie proof Jokes aside is funny how some quality of life changes that happens in sequels of a game or in updates works, even a small feature like a button to organize the inventory that sees minor but when you play a outdated version and this don't have this "minor feature" you feel lost and confused

Coded _Ragon : I don't watch pewdiepie anymore for personal reasons. But I would gladly watch you watch pewdiepie play a game while talking about said interactions with said games.

Diego Antonio Rosario Palomino : this is so sad , can we get Jon a psychologist ?

pejnismiggle : Idk man, I don't understand how you can be a fan of... that. You're so calm and collected and seem shy, while he is a babbling screaming idiot. And I don't understand how ANYONE can go more than 10 seconds listening to a man try to do a women's voice.

gNightrow : Working out What to do Withought Prompts are Part of the Fun otherwise it is too easy, this is why People Joked about the Cuphead Game Jurnasist.

0Bennyman : Anyone actually confused by the controls would have checked them in the pause menu, and the fact he paused it and yet was unable to even navigate the menu's shows he was deliberately playing badly for the video unless Arrow Keys, WASD or mouse don't actually control the menu. Loved seeing your reaction and how you would change things though, keep up the good content.

Bomb Bro The Plush : The ds version is super buggy after a while I managed to get ships in hub lol Although this game was my think when I was younger (Original trilogy)

Alucard : *cough* git gud scrub.

Tealgamemaster : This channel is the gift that keeps on giving.

Wolf. : Lego Star Wars Complete Saga on DS was a huge part of my childhood and I'm currently playing the Xbox 360 version. It appears there is no Grievous Wheel Bike minigame on console, which is a shame.

xd : This game is the dark souls of lego games

Linn FTW : I'm certain that the Wii version of Complete Saga had button prompts.

CutePuppy351 : You don't understand how unique it is to follow a developer that developed a ton of your childhood games and watching them review someone's gameplay footage for design flaws.

Kev's Channel : you designed the lego starwars games? needless to say, your a legend

Clickbait37 : you own my childhood.

Holammer : Something that amused me to no end was when he asks why Obiwan is called General Kenobi and the other guy (I'm assuming gender here) tells him why. This was a huge mistake in Star Wars Ep3 when they introduced characters and concepts from the cartoons. Everyone I know asked who General Grevious was and why they should care, because nobody saw the cartoon. Having a "transmedia storytelling" approach was **HOT** at the time and Matrix Reloaded did it as well and messed up even worse. To fully appreciate that film you needed to watch the Animatrix and play Enter the Matrix. If you didn't? the intended storytelling synergies collapsed and the viewers got confused by the importance of the package and the kid thanking him for saving him etc. No doubt contributing the sequels poor reception.