Dilandau3000, real name Sven Groot, is a Dutch LPer who specializes in the Myst franchise (especially Riven). He also enjoys graphic adventure games such as those from Sierra. He is also a fan of science fiction, especially Star Trek. He lived in Japan for awhile, but moved back to Europe after several years. He always opens his videos with "Welcome back.". Calls his channel "The Guild of Let's Players", after the various guilds in the Myst canon. He notes every game's flaws and gives his honest opinions. He is very thorough with his commentary. He always ends his videos with "in the next video", except in Mass Effect where he simply has one long video cut into several parts (with occasional videos starting with "Welcome back").
He currently has 10,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Despite being Dutch, he is extremely fluent in English.
He very seldom uses swear words.
He currently works as a video game programmer.
Games LPed Edit
Obduction- Several episodes are with his wife Emily. He loves the game and claims it does exactly what the Myst games did, although there are a few nitpicks such as the number system. His name is in the credits because he again backed the Kickstarter. He thinks the game is beautiful. He points out that Soria was supposed to be another world but due to lack of funding is desolate and empty. At the end he provides a choice for the viewer that can either link to the good or bad ending.
Dreamfall: Chapters- His name is in the credits because he backed the Kickstarter. He doesn't like the autosave feature because if he makes a mistake during the LP he can't go back and correct it.
Myst: Masterpiece Edition- contains a bonus episode where he plays the bonus age Rime in RealMyst. The viewer is provided with a choice of whether to free Sirrus or Achenar, or to use the third book (which gives the good ending). At the end of the good ending, he provides a link back to his Riven LP for a continuation.
Riven- his first LP and favorite of the Myst series.
Myst III: Exile- done several years after his last Myst LP after telling people to stop bugging him about it. His main comment is that it feels more like "Uru 2".
Myst IV: Revelation
Myst V: End of Ages
Uru: Complete Chronicles- as well as various videos featuring him playing Uru Live with a guest. He doesn't like the console-oriented controls.
The Colonel's Bequest
King's Quest series- he hates the fifth game but really likes the sixth. He claims the second is too much like the first and doesn't care for the seventh. Plays the SCI remake of the first. Points out Cedric as being a meme, including adopting the "Poisonous snake!" comment as a running gag in subsequent LPs. Notes when making certain mistakes can render a game unwinnable.
Space Quest series- plays the VGA remake of the first because he likes it better, especially the music. Doesn't like the third game. Fast forwards through various arcade sequences due to bad luck, although he ends up skipping the Monolith Burger sequence in Space Quest 6, thinking he made the game unwinnable by getting one buckazoid fewer than required to progress the game (you can go back and get the job again, he later notes). By skipping the sequence, he receives fewer points but doesn't care. Gives Captain Quirk from Space Quest V a voice similar to Kirk from Star Trek, on which the character is based. Also gives Cliffy a Scottish accent as the character is based on Scotty. Doesn't understand why Space Quest 6 tries to act as if Space Quest V didn't exist, claiming Space Quest V is a perfectly fine game. Notes when mistakes can make the games unwinnable.
Police Quest series- although he has stated he has no interest in doing the SWAT series. In the first game, he fast forwards through the poker sequence due to bad luck. It was one of the first games he ever played. He uses Bad Boys from Cops as the theme to his first video and the end of his last video.
Portal- points out the "cake is a lie" meme, but notes how old it has become.
Portal 2- expresses annoyance with Whatley (which he admits he doesn't know how to pronounce).
Mass Effect trilogy- compares the complexity of its canon to that of Star Trek. Admits at the start it fits all his criteria for a good game, including having a good story and likable characters. His favorite characters are Garrus and Tali. Notes that despite its M rating the game is not very graphic. Each LP contains bonus episodes where he reads the codex.
Gabriel Knight trilogy
The Longest Journey- He likes Crow.
Dreamfall- He doesn't like the controls, which were more designed for use on a console than a PC. Otherwise, the game is good.
Star Trek: the Next Generation- A Final Unity
External Links Edit
https://www.youtube.com/user/Dilandau3000/ YouTube Channel