History YMMV / TheAngryVideoGameNerd

14th Jul '17 6:45:05 AM StFan
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** His joking [[{{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}} pronunciation of]] [[Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah Destoroyah]] as "DESOTOROYAH!" has become something of a memetic mutation amongst giant monster movie fans.

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** His joking [[{{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}} [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronunciation of]] [[Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah Destoroyah]] as "DESOTOROYAH!" has become something of a memetic mutation amongst giant monster movie fans.
11th Jul '17 10:54:14 PM SuperSauce
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* HarsherInHindsight: The Swordquest review can be rather sad to watch now in light of knowledge that three of the prizes, the sword, the Philosopher's Stone, and the crown, were returned to the Franklin Mint to be melted down. The talisman was also melted down by it's winner in order to pay for college, but he did keep the small sword that was attached to it. The only prize that is absolutely certain to still exist is the Chalice, which, according to the winner, is being kept in a bank for safe keeping.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The Swordquest review can be rather sad to watch now in light of knowledge that three of the prizes, the sword, the Philosopher's Stone, and the crown, were returned to the Franklin Mint to be melted down. The talisman was also melted down by it's its winner in order to pay for college, but he did keep the small sword that was attached to it. The only prize that is absolutely certain to still exist is the Chalice, which, according to the winner, is being kept in a bank for safe keeping.
11th Jul '17 10:13:41 PM Mikeyfan93
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* HarsherInHindsight: The Swordquest review can be rather sad to watch now in light of knowledge that three of the prizes, the sword, medallion and even the Philisophers Stone that someone won, were melted down for money. The only prize that is absolutely certain to still exist is the Chalice--it's believed that the crown might still exist after it was revealed that a secret contest was held for it, but nobody knows who the winner is or where he and the crown are.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The Swordquest review can be rather sad to watch now in light of knowledge that three of the prizes, the sword, medallion the Philosopher's Stone, and even the Philisophers Stone that someone won, crown, were returned to the Franklin Mint to be melted down. The talisman was also melted down by it's winner in order to pay for money. college, but he did keep the small sword that was attached to it. The only prize that is absolutely certain to still exist is the Chalice--it's believed that Chalice, which, according to the crown might still exist after it was revealed that winner, is being kept in a secret contest was held bank for it, but nobody knows who the winner is or where he and the crown are.safe keeping.
16th Jun '17 12:51:36 AM Piterpicher
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* BaseBreaker: Mike Matei and Kyle Justin, whose guest appearances get heat from viewers who prefer Rolfe to go solo and focus entirely on the games themselves. Kyle got this especially bad with the ''IkariWarriors'' episode from those who didn't like his style of music and singing, and Mike for his [[SpotlightStealingSquad screen-hogging disruptions]] of the ''Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle'' reviews.

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* BaseBreaker: Mike Matei and Kyle Justin, whose guest appearances get heat from viewers who prefer Rolfe to go solo and focus entirely on the games themselves. Kyle got this especially bad with the ''IkariWarriors'' ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'' episode from those who didn't like his style of music and singing, and Mike for his [[SpotlightStealingSquad screen-hogging disruptions]] of the ''Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle'' reviews.
8th Jun '17 12:41:57 PM Gaucelm
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** The Toxic Crusaders review. Some fans claimed it to be a funny episode, while it's also the most disliked episode yet. Some find [[DirtyOldMan Lloyd Kaufman's antics to be funny]] and the epitome of RefugeInVulgarity, while others found it to get tiresome and irritating after a few minutes.
** His review of VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing;; has had a fairly varied reaction amongst fans, due to the markedly different approach where he actually seems to ''enjoy'' the game's faults as opposed to his "angrier" style of reviewing. Some people think that the episode was a sign of the show JumpingTheShark during his hiatus, and that James seemed less interested and not as genuine in his reactions. Others thought that the episode was downright hilarious, with parts such as the fictional commercial and the ending receiving praise, and that it was even one of his ''best'' reviews yet.

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** The Toxic Crusaders ''Toxic Crusaders'' review. Some fans claimed it to be a funny episode, while it's also the most disliked episode yet. Some find [[DirtyOldMan Lloyd Kaufman's antics to be funny]] and the epitome of RefugeInVulgarity, while others found it to get tiresome and irritating after a few minutes.
** His review of VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing;; ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'';; has had a fairly varied reaction amongst fans, due to the markedly different approach where he actually seems to ''enjoy'' the game's faults as opposed to his "angrier" style of reviewing. Some people think that the episode was a sign of the show JumpingTheShark during his hiatus, and that James seemed less interested and not as genuine in his reactions. Others thought that the episode was downright hilarious, with parts such as the fictional commercial and the ending receiving praise, and that it was even one of his ''best'' reviews yet.



** "You'd rather listen to your only infant child '''puking to death'''. That is, choking on its own puke chunks." ''({{beat}})'' "[[ThatCameOutWrong That's disgusting. I apologize.]]" This line becomes even harder to listen to knowing that as an infant, James' daughter experienced some complications after being born that required her to visit the hospital frequently for the next three years.

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** "You'd rather listen to your only infant child '''puking to death'''. That is, choking on its own puke chunks." ''({{beat}})'' "[[ThatCameOutWrong That's disgusting. I apologize.]]" [[FunnyAneurysmMoment This line becomes even harder to listen to knowing that as an infant, James' daughter experienced some complications after being born that required her to visit the hospital frequently for the next three years.]]
12th May '17 11:58:27 AM TheTitanPrince
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: He's very popular in Japan.



* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff The Japanese Love the AVGN]]
11th Apr '17 9:37:27 AM erforce
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** [[UnfortunateNames Fred Fuchs]], just a random name in the credits in one of the ''Dracula'' games he reviews, proved popular enough that [[spoiler: he became the final boss of VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures (albeit under the name Fred Fucks.)]]

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** [[UnfortunateNames Fred Fuchs]], just a random name in the credits in one of the ''Dracula'' games he reviews, proved popular enough that [[spoiler: he became the final boss of VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' (albeit under the name Fred Fucks.)]]
10th Apr '17 12:03:30 PM nombretomado
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** There's a small section of people that believe the AVGN ripped off {{Seanbaby}} because they reviewed the same games and made "similar" statements. Never mind that their styles are completely different and the "similarities" are problems anyone has playing the game.

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** There's a small section of people that believe the AVGN ripped off {{Seanbaby}} Creator/{{Seanbaby}} because they reviewed the same games and made "similar" statements. Never mind that their styles are completely different and the "similarities" are problems anyone has playing the game.
31st Mar '17 4:23:58 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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* EightPointEight:
** Fans [[PoesLaw mistook his joke review]] of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' as a serious example of this. He later did a more balanced and in-depth look as part of his ''Castlevania'' retrospective, where he acknowledged that the game did have a lot of good qualities, even if he didn't think the overall package stacked up. Predictably however, there were ''still'' complaints that the new review was too negative.
** Games such as ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and ''VideoGame/TopGun'' get this as well for people who have actually played and liked the respective games.
** Just by holding a ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'' cartridge briefly during the title sequence, the Nerd got so much backlash that he had to put up an FAQ question noting that he didn't have ill feelings toward the game and promised he'd never review it.
** An even bigger example of this trope was invoked during his ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' review, with which he got plenty of heck for not praising it to the high heavens. To be fair, he did spend quite a bit of time comparing it unfavorably to ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'', but that was mostly because he had a personal preference for the old style of ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' gameplay.
** Some people also disliked his mention of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'' or even ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'', although part of them might have been the [[CriticalResearchFailure research failures]].
** His ''UsefulNotes/SegaCD'' video earned some backlash from people who genuinely enjoyed the system, even though he qualified that he didn't think the system was ''terrible'' per se (certainly not when compared to the 32X), and that most of the non-FMV games were generally pretty decent, although he contended that said games didn't have much that couldn't be done with the regular Sega Genesis. Several reviewers have even posted "rebuttals" on Youtube



* EightPointEight:
** Fans [[PoesLaw mistook his joke review]] of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'' as a serious example of this. He later did a more balanced and in-depth look as part of his ''Castlevania'' retrospective, where he acknowledged that the game did have a lot of good qualities, even if he didn't think the overall package stacked up. Predictably however, there were ''still'' complaints that the new review was too negative.
** Games such as ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and ''VideoGame/TopGun'' get this as well for people who have actually played and liked the respective games.
** Just by holding a ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'' cartridge briefly during the title sequence, the Nerd got so much backlash that he had to put up an FAQ question noting that he didn't have ill feelings toward the game and promised he'd never review it.
** An even bigger example of this trope was invoked during his ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' review, with which he got plenty of heck for not praising it to the high heavens. To be fair, he did spend quite a bit of time comparing it unfavorably to ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'', but that was mostly because he had a personal preference for the old style of ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' gameplay.
** Some people also disliked his mention of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'' or even ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'', although part of them might have been the [[CriticalResearchFailure research failures]].
** His ''UsefulNotes/SegaCD'' video earned some backlash from people who genuinely enjoyed the system, even though he qualified that he didn't think the system was ''terrible'' per se (certainly not when compared to the 32X), and that most of the non-FMV games were generally pretty decent, although he contended that said games didn't have much that couldn't be done with the regular Sega Genesis. Several reviewers have even posted "rebuttals" on Youtube
23rd Mar '17 7:17:39 PM Naveek
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