Hello, gentle readers. Today I would like to talk about 2 other Video Game Reviewers, mainly The Angry Video Game Nerd and The Spoony Experiment. Both of these gents review games in their own way, via video. If had a decent video camera I might do the same, and perhaps with my current job I will be able to do that. We shall see.
Regardless, I wanted to talk about both these particular reviewers and how I feel about them. Why? Because I can! Thats why!
Lets start with The Angry Video Game Nerd. I have watched a good chunk of his reviews and he has a lot of them, starting in 2004 and going till now, and still going. I personally found out about him by watching a video on the Nostalgia Critics website. Apparently they are having some sort of feud or something, I dunno. (The Nostalgia Critic is gonna win boyz!) Regardless, I found that I didn’t really like the AVGN that much as the videos got older. At the start, it was simply gameplay video from various games with him doing narration, and it was fairly informative. But lately (for example, his Battletoads review) he spends most of his time doing really funky scripted stuff and it doesn’t seem realistic. Furthermore, it seems gimmicky and he uses ALOT of profanity. Now I don’t mind throwing around a couple of dirty words now and again, but come on. You can be intellectual while still ripping it a new one! I give the old AVGN stuff a 4/5 while the newer stuff only gets a 2/5 in my world. Its just….not funny anymore.
That brings us to my latest find, The Spoony Experiment. Once again I found this by browsing the Nostalgia Critics website and watched a review that the Spoony One did about FFVIII, one of the WORST Final Fantasy games in exsistance. He did a REALLY good and detailed review about the game (and it doesn’t seem done, I should check on it) that was truthful, informative, and funny all at the same time. And he didn’t need to use profanity! It was really cool! So I found his site, and explored it. He seems to have focused alot on Sega CD games like Sewer Shark and Make My Video, but the reviews themselves are witty and entertaining, and he himself has a very sarcastic sense of humour (like myself). Hell, my wife was getting a kick out of em and had barely any idea what he was talking about. I give the Spoony One a 4/5.
In the end, I am not the only angry nerd out there. And whether your tastes go into the profanity spewing scriptedness that is the AVGN or the more laid back sarcasm that is The Spoony Experiment I am sure you can find something. Or perhaps you like my style. I would hope ya do.
You are reading this you know.