Let's Player(s)' Name(s):
HarshlyCritical. I can go by HC or John; most of my subscribers (dubbed Critical Viewers) just call me John. I don't mind being called Critical, but there's another YouTuber out there named Critika1 that pretty much already owns that.
I'm 23, recently graduated from college with my bachelor's degree (as of the writing of this post, it was five days ago) and I live in Texas within the United States. I love video games, and my favorite genres are horror and RPG; I'm also a sucker for point-and-click Adventure games like the King's Quest series.
I've already played a ton of custom stories, and I've also already played plenty of other non-Amnesia horror games. I'm a wimp, so I generally scream a lot, but when I'm not doing that I'm making sarcastic comments and overanalyzing petty details.
Sometimes I rage pretty hard. See my Cry of Fear playthrough for details.
Microphone only or Facecam+Mic:
It really just depends. Out of the 600 videos I currently have uploaded, probably 500 are Microphone only. However, some entire playthroughs are done with facecam (Condemned: Criminal Origins, Amnesia: Nepsis, Amnesia: Through the Portal, etc.) so it really just depends. I've been told by my subscribers that some aren't a fan of facecam, so I try to make sure I have non-facecam playthroughs too.
Amnesia: Rambo Style - http://youtu.be/42s052tsupA
SCP: Containment Breach - http://youtu.be/sKwQbO-gEg4
YouTube Channel -
Afraid of Monsters - http://bit.ly/Hq5tIr
Amnesia: The Dark Descent - http://bit.ly/q00SNy
Amnesia Custom Stories - http://bit.ly/zGGyEJ
Ao Oni - http://bit.ly/I2OIjE
Call of Cthulhu - http://bit.ly/sQAFS6
Chrono Trigger - http://bit.ly/HID4L9
Clock Tower - http://bit.ly/HmYXSA
Condemned - http://bit.ly/I9eG68
Cry of Fear - http://bit.ly/zPFUOI
Dear Esther - http://bit.ly/yEjw9z
Doom 3 - http://bit.ly/rfemlH
FEAR - http://bit.ly/I21NKP
Half-Life 2 - http://bit.ly/ACDOUu
Limbo - http://bit.ly/x6bdNK
Nightmare House 2 - http://bit.ly/x31thQ
Penumbra: Black Plague - http://bit.ly/qpWBSX
Portal 1 - http://bit.ly/oPw5kz
Portal 2 - http://bit.ly/nKMsgD
Shadows of the Damned - http://bit.ly/qPoMwO
I'd like to think that my point of difference as a Let's Player is my subscriber interaction. I think any of my subscribers who regularly comment or watch my videos will tell you that I do a lot of direct interaction.
I post a Weekly Update vlog in which I broadcast what games are going to be played in the next week and what videos will be uploaded, and I usually take a poll on something that I'm unsure about to get people involved. Recently, I made one of the Weekly Updates into a Q & A video where subscribers could submit their questions, and a few days later I uploaded a 5-Part series in which I answered every single question left in a comment on that video. In some cases, I even know some of my subscribers' names, but can recognize most of the regular commentors when I see their avatar or username.
I organize all of my videos into Playlists for viewer convenience, and keep every single video updated with annotations in the upper-left and upper-right to the previous and next video in the series, making things easy to navigate. I also update my Facebook page every single time I upload a new video, and I upload two new videos every day.
I put game requests as a top priority; in fact, the horror games I'm playing through at this very moment (Fatal Frame and Afraid of Monsters) are both being played because they were requested over and over, and one subscriber even donated Fatal Frame for me to play.
No matter how big I get (if I do get "big"), that subscriber interaction will still be there. Like I said, I'd like to think it's a point of difference.