Woods and the Goddess:
The Deadly Premonition LP started a while ago, I'd heard of it via comparisons to Heavy Rain, so I looked into it. I didn't know what to think. The game looks like garbage. It sounds like garbage. it apparently plays like garbage. But the Story is probably one of the best I've ever seen in a game. Set in a pacific northwest town presumably in the Washington wilderness, the setting and initial set up borrow heavily from Twin Peaks.
The game is weird, bizarre, cheesy, and best of all, it knows it. That tongue in cheek is very deceiving, however, as you progress suddenly you realize that your invested emotionally, when it started out as more of a "laugh cause it's so bad" way. The characters, especially the main man, FBI agent York, are extremely well realized. By the time the ending rolls around things get really, really out there but in it's own universe it makes total sense. I kept it on in the background for several months as the guy updated, but it ended last week, and by the time that video rolled around ever episode was like a must watch. I would set aside an hour of my day because I was so invested in a game I wasn't even playing. I think that is a testament to good story writing.
The picture above is the main antagonist, The Raincoat Killer. One of the more memorable bad guys I've seen recently, and it's mostly to do with the air of mystery surrounding...it. The LP is over, and the last video left me with that feeling you get when you finish watching something that really affected you. That sort of feeling when it was so good you wished it never ended. DP is a good story, and I never even played it.