I’ve been uploading many of my older reviews to blip/iTunes/etc in the past several days and doing so has got me thinking… should I perhaps “revisit” some of my older reviews?
Personally, I don’t want to pull a George Lucas and “remaster” all of my old stuff just because it’s old and I think I can do it better now. Comparing my reviews to Star Wars is ludicrous, yes, but maybe you get what I’m trying to say. If there’s no need, why bother?
The thing is, I’ve found that several of my older reviews were encoded in weird aspect ratios or weird codecs that blip doesn’t like. Some of them also only have audio in the left channel and not the right. Some of them also have video that was incredibly choppy due to the method I was using to transfer VHS video back then. I can’t really upload these to blip.tv in my right mind, so I’m at least going to have to fix some technical issues before I upload them anyway.
But the question is: should I do more than that? There are several of my past videos I felt didn’t do the subject matter justice. Like my Ikari Warriors video had incorrect information regarding the controls and its EGA mode. My Kings of the Beach review wasn’t much of a review at all, but was more of a rant on why I don’t like volleyball, and I also didn’t show the PC version as much as I thought I should have. My Atari 2600 and VIC-20 review have some very shoddy audio and the overall tone of those reviews don’t completely fit in with my system reviews after that. So should I remake these? I’d leave the old ones around for posterity on YouTube most likely, but for blip I’d like to have a more congruent feel to the videos. I dunno, just thoughts that I would appreciate any feedback on. I know it’s ultimately up to me just do what I find fun, blah blah blah everyone says that but everyone also has an opinion. Give em to me! 🙂