don't know how well the humour will travel
and maybe too much reliance on swearing
but well reasoned reviews, great direction
and some novel ideas
make this worth watching, at least the two shows that are up from season two on the website
kinda like vids, but less annoying-welsh
with like hints of both (c.morris') jam (!) in places
― c7n (Cozen), Friday, 21 October 2005 16:56 (fifteen years ago) link
― c7n (Cozen), Friday, 21 October 2005 16:57 (fifteen years ago) link
"Barry Burtons far and wide..."
― odiedodie, Friday, 21 October 2005 17:10 (fifteen years ago) link
but when it hits the spot it aquaplanes noise board style into hilarity
plus the reviews are nicely turned and it features LOADS of games I've never heard of that look great
― c7n (Cozen), Saturday, 22 October 2005 09:15 (fifteen years ago) link
Returns for a 4th season! YouTube only now.
Problem is, the last season of VG was kind of awful, and this is... not much better. I was a huge fan of the CV/VG until last year or so, when they just seemed to completely go off the deep end with the comedy bits, and having too many of them in place of reviews. And... well, actual video game jokes. Well, at least the music selections are still pretty good. What happened to these guys?
― Nhex, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:02 (twelve years ago) link
yeah the comedy bits are v.unfunny
their reviews are great tho; shame they don't seem to do many now
― STINKING CORPSE (cozwn), Monday, 13 October 2008 14:09 (twelve years ago) link
They've always been really hit or miss with the comedy sketches, but at least they used to have some pretty amusing silliness that was game related (like Manpuncher vs. Boxhead, End of Level Boss, TEAM!) but nowadays it's... standing in the street doing stupid poses?
― Nhex, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:20 (twelve years ago) link
I find most of the stuff about computer games good to be honest, didn't really see any of the last season. Quite like the thing about the rubbish Cthulhu point and click mobile game form the new stuff. Team! is the all time classic material.
― jim, Monday, 13 October 2008 17:01 (twelve years ago) link
Man, I liked series 3 of CG (even The Black Episode) and series 3 of VG. The Simpsons' review ("have an acceptable Christmas") and all the "It's an FPS" stuff, plus there was a good Peter "One Dart" Manley gag in it as well. I think the comedy elements are a very specific type, nothing really "works" on first review, stuff only really kicks in on a third or fourth run through (which is why my favourite lines from all of CG, "Chooban!" and "Fuck your leg, you were never good" and "Fucking shut up Batman" and "Because... I'm a racist, probably" only got a smirk first time round). It's a very paced style of comedy, anyone who's seen Rab Florence's sitcom work will probably see the direct line run through.
Although, yeah, Legend and Hitler were never funny.
The directors' commentaries they're doing for old episode are v.similar to the humour I was talking about, although maybe people are more used to that pace of comedy in a commentary?
^^^new ilx meme in the making
― Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Monday, 13 October 2008 21:32 (twelve years ago) link
The new stuff has been no bad!
The Cthulhu one the .gif is from is awesome and I liked the Little Big Planet review too.
― what U cry 4 (jim), Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:27 (twelve years ago) link
Plus MC Nomad used as the theme music to the "Checking the Forums" skit.
― Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:32 (twelve years ago) link
Ah, hadnae seen that yet.
― what U cry 4 (jim), Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:45 (twelve years ago) link
also rab has a McNulty frae the Wire desktop. yas
― what U cry 4 (jim), Thursday, 16 October 2008 00:55 (twelve years ago) link
But the fact that he had a The Wire desktop picture was much funnier than dragging that sketch out so ridiculously long...
― Nhex, Thursday, 16 October 2008 02:47 (twelve years ago) link
aye that sketch wasn't the best. It's hit and miss, but eough hit for me to keep watching.
― what U cry 4 (jim), Thursday, 16 October 2008 14:53 (twelve years ago) link
Couldn't bring myself to sit all the way through "Checking the Forums", but I enjoyed the LBP and Lego Batman reviews.
― Nhex, Thursday, 16 October 2008 15:09 (twelve years ago) link
"Based on Foracheck, an original format by Endemol Netherlands"
― Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Thursday, 16 October 2008 15:30 (twelve years ago) link
― Peter "One Dart" Manley (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Monday, 1 December 2008 20:34 (twelve years ago) link
hopes dashed yet again. this is what tim and eric have done to our world
― Nhex, Monday, 3 May 2010 22:57 (ten years ago) link
― CaptainLorax, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 00:25 (ten years ago) link
Damn, forgot we actually had a thread for thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVsF8YzyxAoTougher for me these days to watch the show - maybe I'm more lacking in patience, and used to the more standard YT review pace of 12 minutes or less - but still found some stuff to like in here. (And.... the Twitch streaming format isn't necessarily my cup of tea for this, either)To me the good stuff is Rab's FFVII Remake review which starts around 28:40 - love to see the guy's passion and doing something a bit original here, incorporating his current pandemic life and family into the review. (Note: earlier in the show, he mentioned he had to cancel his own wedding which was going to happen in eight weeks.)
― Nhex, Friday, 8 May 2020 21:24 (eight months ago) link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR12dadReqgGreat review, convinced me to definitely pick this up sometime. Beginning and end of it have that weird... "is this a joke?" kinda thing going on which is classic CV
― Nhex, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:41 (three months ago) link
that's a very flat telly
― here comes the hotstamper (jim in vancouver), Friday, 16 October 2020 19:10 (three months ago) link
Glad Vanillaware are still at it.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 16 October 2020 20:08 (three months ago) link