I am incredibly excited about the potential for replays! I can’t use enough exclamation points!!!
Update: zerotka made a cool trailer showing them off:
I wrote about replays a bit, but seeing them in action is way cooler. As usual, I streamed the release notes on the SpyParty twitch channel, but I cleaned up the video and put it on the YouTube channel. It’s about 35 minutes long, and shows off some of the cool aspects of replays, and then I answer some interview questions from the beta testers until Comcast decided it was time for the stream to end:
I think replays are going to really help people take their play even deeper than before. Even in the few games I’ve played with it in the wild, it’s made me think about how things I did as a Spy looked from the Sniper side, and how better to protect my Spy actions. I used to think replays were going to help the Sniper more, since you could study Spy moves, but now I’m not so sure…it’s really useful to be able to see your mistakes from the Sniper’s perspective, so you can learn to blend into the crowd more effectively.
And, now that the “hard part” is done, onward to Spectation and the Replays Database!
Oh, I put this note up after editing this stream: