I normally use LPs as means of determining how good a game really is. Reviews are just something written by someone from his perspective, with an emphasis on parts he considers important and noghting more. Watching LPs you are able to look at the game as it is. Like watching someone playing it a new game at E3 or any other convention.
The only choice to experience the game better without buying it is simply illegal, so most who refrain from piracy but have to look out for their money can use these LPs to get to know a game.
I'd certainly like to see an Brytenwalda LP out there, it's one of the best mods available after all.
It also sucks that you can't pirate PS3 games (jokeses!) But seriously, in Uruguay (visited last year and was born there) they only sell "pirated" games there because they're the only ones available so technically unless you want to starve an entire country of video games then piracy shouldn't be viewed as completely
barbaric or evil. Just needed to explain that.
On (off?) topic: The worst parts about LPs are the ones where the people talk
when there's a cinematic
going on. That drives me crazy! I want to listen to what they're saying but they just have to shout over everything they say cos they just don't care about their viewers. Talking is fine as long as it's not when the main characters say important things (even when it's not a cinematic.)