Game Critics

Game Critics

[Gaming critics saying “yeah” and other agreeing statements….]
[and one “nope”.]
See? YouTube comments agrees with me,
And we already know that YouTube comments is the premier location for intellectual gaming critiques,
Harboring only the most cutting-edge scholars,
Such as Middleschoolerconnor.
But what separates this guy, from THIS guy?
Well this guy gets paid to say stupid shit.
The first issue I have with gaming outlets is how their opinions are so decentralized.
When you have multiple writers working on a website, you can lose track of who’s actually talking.
“Breathe easy Sonic fans, Sega got this one right.”
“Sonic the Hedgehog 4, I think it was pretty mediocre.”
“Sonic is good again?”
“Sonic was never good.”
“Numerous fun titles-“
“Sonic was never good-“
“…The levels are great…”
“There are no good Sonic the Hedgehog games.”
[Other Game Scoop cunt] “Super true.”
“Super detailed background and excellent animation-“
“There are no good Sonic the Hedgehog games.”
“Fantastic level design-“
“Sonic is awesome.”
Just this year alone, IGN has featured over 37 different reviewers.
When you see a video from ProJared or TotalBiscuit or AngryJoe,
you know exactly whose point of view it’s coming from.
Now pick a review from IGN, You’ve just entered the fucking lottery.
It’s important to build an understanding between the critic and the viewer.
Every review you do should be like an extension of the last until your audience understands what kind of games you respond to.
It’s also important to acknowledge your shortcomings as a reviewer.
Mine personally is that I have no fucking patience at all.
Pretty much throw any RPG at me,
I’m just going to say nah, that-that’s boring.
But you know what’s dumber than RPGS?
Unless we’re talking this guy, you need to get this bullshit outta my face.
But you know what I hate much, much more than anime? Turn-based combat. For real, I despise this shit.
There’s like two games that figured out how to make it fun, but those don’t count.
Turn-based combat is fucking boring, tedious, and draining. It is the opposite of fun.
So when I say Persona 5, a turn-based, anime RPG is actually pretty fun, you should go:
“Damn. Okay, maybe that game is alright.”
Probably one of the dumbest, most frequent comments I see is
“yeah, I stopped listening to this guy after he said Bubsy 3D sucked”
Listen fucko.
You don’t have to see eye-to-eye on every single game to put your trust in someone.
A critic’s power lies in the consistency of their voice.
But when you’re consistently wrong…
“This is one of the least exciting platformers I played in some time.”
“This is a Call of Duty game-“
“…refreshingly original…”
“Call of Duty-“
That is when you become Armond White.
This dude is the ultimate contrarian.
Both of his parents were white.
His name is Armond White.
So he said,
“Nah, fuck you.”
“I’m black.”
According to Armond White,
everything that is good is bad and everything that is bad is good.
Does this make him “useless” as a critic?
Not at all.
When Armond White tells you that Man of Steel is “The Godfather of superhero films”,
and calls it his movie of the year,
Then you as a viewer understand,
“Ok, so this is the worst movie yet created.”
Some films transcend even Armond White though.
And then you have a movie like Suicide Squad,
And it’s just such a piece of fucking shit.
Even this guy who likes fucking Video game movies.
When even HE doesn’t like it,
That’s when you have fucked up.
At least he stands out.
So many of these reviews read exactly the same.
“Makes you feel eerily like Batman…”
“…the player really feel like Batman.”
“…Could not look or feel more Batman.”
“Made us feel like we were-“
“…feel like Batman…”
IGN, what did you think?
“Arkham Asylum makes you feel like you’re Batman-“
My reviews certainly aren’t perfect, But at least I’m trying out here.
Even after I put my stuff up, I’m still in the comments taking the discussion even further.
Now, let’s look at IGN’s review of Super Metroid.
“In Metroid you play as Metroid… as a Bounty hunter that shoots a Dinosaur in outer space with his missle”
What the FUCK was the point of this?
I can find all this shit on the back of the box except there, it would probably sound exciting.
The only real content in this review was the number at the end of it.
Which is usually restricted to a seven, eight, or nine all of which implied the game is good .
Even something as disastrous as Mass Effect Andromeda will still get away with a seven out of ten.
I play a lot of games, and on my scale,
most of this shit fucking sucks man. Honestly even going back through the years
I find that only a few select games really hold up today, so when I do give a game a three out of five
I’m saying okay. This is a quality game. This is something worth your time that actually held my interest to the end credits.
I feel like a lot of critics are too afraid to say something real
And I think there’s a lot of factors that influence this.
Gaming outlets and even youtubers now have relationships and contacts with these companies
So they can get interviews, early copies, early game footage…
This doesn’t mean they’re paid off, but maybe they won’t criticize stuff as harshly as they should.
They’re part of a circle and some of these websites are funded in large by advertising game developers
which fuels these really lame trends.
Mainstream critics are pretty much restricted to only play the latest releases,
so their standards are defined by what’s been done recently,
and then you have this fuckin shitty rat race to be the first review on Metacritic
So that your dumb ass website can get more traffic,
and the end result is a column of weak ass first impressions.
“Right now the music comes out like this.”
“People are writin’ the review in, um… in a day.”
“First of all, you can’t listen to an album and rate it in the day.”
“It’s just impossible.”
The best reviews are entirely subjective
But that doesn’t mean you throw objectivity out the window.
You have to build your case with honest statements that even someone who disagrees with you could relate to.
Recently Gamespot gave the new Crash remaster a six out of ten, citing some abrupt difficulty spikes.
But if you know Gamespot, you know these guys aren’t exactly capable when it comes to platformers.
“New Super Mario Brothers Wii is a tough game. Old school tough.”
“This will test even the most seasoned platforming veterans.”
“New Super Mario Brothers Wii is by far the most challenging game.”
“The game’s high difficulty may initially scare off new players…”
But why is my opinion more valid than this guy’s?
Well first off, I’ve actually completed the fucking game!
This dude got halfway through the game and put his review up! What the fuck?
It’s funny, because I think he’s absolutely right.
Crash Bandicoot is a little rough on the controls and camera.
But it’s completely doable until this fucking piece of shit dumb motherfucker turtle level.
Who is responsible for this fucking abomination?
This has got to be one of the single worst levels I’ve ever seen in a video game.
“The game can feel really old…”
“Depth perception is an issue.”
“Stiff driving controls.”
“Physics just don’t always work.”
Dunkey: Piece ‘a shit turtle-
“Hit Detection in general can be a little weird.”
“Not quite as precise as it should be-“
When Reggie was developing Mario 64
He discovered that jumps requiring pinpoint precision
just did not fly in a 3D space.
Naughty Dog, however said “fuck that shit,
“Jump on the shitty turtle kid, except it won’t even bounce you far enough to get over the fucking piece of shit bridge!”
There’s certainly a steeper than usual learning curve,
and the series has always been more impressive in my opinion on the visual end.
Crash looking at the boulder chasing him, water shimmering down a waterfall, an ancient temple illuminated by sunlight.
When you lose, Crash doesn’t just disappear.
He fucking gets incinerated.
Fucking gets crushed by a big-ass boulder and destroyed.
Pig knocks him off, breaks his spine.
BOOM! Just turns into a little pancake.
Falls in the water and freezes to death.
He gets fucking killed in this game, man.
When you finally conquer that ridiculous level, Crash says it all for you.
He just goes…
Great job! Except you missed one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven,
21! 22! 23! 24!
57! 58! 59! 60! 61-
94, 95, 96, 97, 98.
But hey, man, other than that you did a good job.
The presentation is top notch, and critics have most definitely taken notice.
But what’s more important to a game like this, how it feels or how it looks?
Which leads into my final point: focus.
Remember when this video was about game critics? That’s because I lost focus.
Immediacy. Atmosphere. Variety. Replayability.
This is what I value in a game.
If the music sucks…
*Yoshi’s New Island – The Yoshi Clan*
*Yoshi’s New Island – The Yoshi Clan*
If the levels are uninspired, if there’s constant downtime, the game is not fun.
“If it’s not fun, why bother?”
I see a lot of reviews where the language doesn’t really align with the final verdict.
“The New Super Mario Brothers series has often felt like a watered down more casual attempt.”
“It’s just a shame it doesn’t push the system’s visual or audio capabilities.”
“A bit of a disappointment. Numbing, generic bubbling music-“
“Playing with friends is still a bit of a chaotic mess.”
“By the time Mario U really starts to do interesting things, It’s over.”
Damn, he fucking hates this shit.
What the fuck?
“It has a little something for everyone.”

98 thoughts on “Game Critics”

  1. I stopped listening to dunky after he said that saying “I stopped listening to blank after he said I don’t like blank”

  2. I went to the comment section of IGN's day's gone review, people are actually defending IGN for that one. They gave Day's gone a .5 higher rating than Family Guy BTTM WHY

  3. I like how all the clips from IGN he decided to use were of Marty Sliva who was probably one of their bigger idiots on that channel.

  4. Turn based games have their place, chess, space crusaders … (insert a billion other good turn based games) … If it's not you bag, cool… I don't like quinoa but fuck it if someone wants to. I think your taste in games is a bit sketchy, but you do you.. 😉

    I hate paid for reviews though, just bigging something up because they're paid to do it, i get that shit. I take absolutely every review with a tub of salt and check youtube for someone who hates on a game (because i can always shrug of criticism i'll not agree with).

  5. I will never listen to IGN after seeing their review for PMD Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky. They played up to the 5th fucking dungeon and put the review up. Say wha you want about the game but that is unacceptable

  6. Dear god someone tell me what the game at 4:11 is it was the first game i ever played but i forget the name please tell me thanks

  7. advance wars 1 and 2 are the only good turn based games in the world. all the other games like fire emblem are just either anime shit or wasted material.

  8. There is a guy named Alex, he call himself a "game critic" and he said:

    "yeah DMC 5 its just another hack and slash game that i will forgot tomorrow and i will not think about it the rest of my life"

    No kidding, the guy didnt made a single combo or enjoyed the game at all, its just a guy that played the game cuz, idk, and then "its a shit videogame" i just can thinik in "you biased and nitpicking i win bye bye" or about crash remaster crit from gamespot.

    Talking about Crash, he played it too, like 2 hours of him complaining about that, "oh the game feels odd, the perception" and bla bla bla, he is bad at video games, but hey, lot of "crits" said the game feels strange and odd, so yeah, "its the game, not me, the game sux, i win, bye bye"

  9. This reminds me of a video that Fantano made talking about how music critics hardly ever give negative reviews anymore, since this is a somewhat similar issue. You both make good points in your videos!

  10. Remember that time an IGN "reviewer" said Alien Isolation was too hard because the AI was too smart? I'm still salty over that shit.

  11. It makes you feel like Batman
    It truly makes you feel like Batman
    How it makes you feel like Batman

  12. I sometimes come back to this just to hear its wisdom.
    Dunkey, even though I disagree with you in half (or more) of your game reviews, I will watch every single one of them, because you are a smart guy who doesn't lie to me about what you think in a video.
    I appreciate that.

  13. So many "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see your self become the villain." comments because of Pro Jared, but everyone forgets there's a third option of "Die the villain." Have fun in hell TotalAssBiscuit

  14. favorite two things in the world are turn-based RPGs and anime, but I still respect your opinion and laugh at your jokes, keep em coming you silly different from me man.

  15. Funny how the same people who initially disagreed with him now changed their minds and are in the comments acting like they have their own opinions

  16. You know a youtuber like Dunkey is great when literally all of the comments are just ripping off his own jokes verbatim

  17. “Armond’s parents were white, his surname is white, but he decided to be black”

    Dunkey accidentally describes Dunkey

  18. “when you see a review by projared…”

    😬 yikes…


    😭 i miss him…

    “…or angry joe…”

    he’s alright, i guess.

  19. bro like all the people he directed this towards are just lazy biased wussy god damn moles. they dont even finish the god damn game for crying out loud while dunkey is out here dealing with every second of a bullshit game and is honest

  20. There's something flawed about that arguement. One who doesn't like a genre liking a single game of that genre doesn't mean that the game is good.

    Case in point my views on octopath and p5. I love octopath traveler to death, but p5 is an annoying piece of game that can't live up to p1-2IS/EP.

  21. I didnt really like donkeys octopath traveler review BUT I didnt stop watching him because I know he doesn't like RPGs.

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