Now he "reviews" Gremlins 2 on Gameboy: http://cinemassacre.com/2012/07/09/gremlins-2/
Mike is an idiot. This game is not a masterpiece by any means, but it's not nearly as difficult as he's making it sound. Why does he think that just picking a game out of the pile on a whim and playing it badly qualifies him to review it?
But who am I kidding. Intellectual integrity has never been a requisite for asserting oneself as a critic of videogames.
He also missed a perfect opportunity to appear halfway knowledgeable by addressing that the Gremlins 2 games and Batman were both made by Sunsoft. It wouldn't have improved his review at all, but I know I could have beefed up the video for a least another minute by discussing this.
I don't mind first impression videos if they're labeled as such but he plays a game for a bit, doesn't bother to do any research on it, puts in minimal writing effort and then tries to pass it off as a serious review.
I'd love to see an episode of Game Sack that mocks AVGN and co. reviews.
THAT would open up a big can o' worms. Not sure if Dave and I are ready to shit on each other.
"first impressions" vids don't really work for me at all. I think the only ones I've seen that worked ok are the "Continue?" guys - and that's only really on a humour basis, which is primarily the show's purpose after all - they also keep good practice, editing down their videos nicely to keep all the best bits. Still, there's one thing that's worse than first impression vids...Blind Let's Plays. Usually started by any old Youtuber with a capture card (or, even worse, a camcorder) hours after a brand new game's hit the shelves. I can't see how anyone would find it interesting to watch someone who doesn't have anything to say about a game, funny or otherwise, play a game they're only just getting to grips with unedited. What's so funny about someone just dying a lot and shouting "oh pisslettuce!" "shituccini!" or whatever compound swearwords are popular these days?
That Mike Matei Gremlins review...yeah, not very good. Seems as though he barely played any of the game. He has so little to say, and seems to miss any big analysis in favour of nitpicks - he can pick out the bird-poo stain on the bars of the radiator, but he doesn't notice that the radiator's on the front of a lorry that's headed straight for him. Makes me long for the AVGN...speaking of which, he is at least a guy who's gotten a hell of a lot better about things like context and analysis. It kind of seems like he feels that having to pack a script with compound swearwords is a bit of a burden, but that's what a big chunk of his fans want.
Mike made a NEW interesting video, what are your thoughts on it?
31 minutes? I'm not watching that (says the guy who just released a 33+ minute video).
EDIT: OK maybe I'll watch it.
Those goofy video thumbnails make me rage before ive even watched it,.Everybody subscribed for james rolfe so its obvious we dont want to see mike matei making videos.
My youtube channel :http://www.youtube.com/user/thepolicenaut
That SNES one wasn't bad, except for the jokes. Kinda like a one man, unfunny version of Game Sack.
On a wave of mutilation
Yup, Mike's obviously a typical Nintendo fan who thinks everything that isn't the top five or ten Nintendo games is obscure. Nothing on that list aside from Firepower 2000 is remotely obscure. I would go as far as to say that every game on that list shows up in every "recommend me" thread for the SNES. He tried to apologize for this at the beginning, but then at the end he just makes it overly obvious that these games were chosen because he thought they were the most obscure. Listening to him is like listening to the average Nintendo fan at any game store.
Game Pilgrimage <-- Not as cool to talk about as it is to denigrate other forum goers.
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