History YMMV / TheRunawayGuys

11th Sep '17 6:15:18 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** Some consider NCS unnecessary due to him being quiet and OutOfFocus a lot, and some deride him for his poorer playing abilities or his love of ToiletHumor. Others see him as an entertaining member & a [[OnlySaneMan crucial source of sanity]] for the guys.

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** Some consider NCS unnecessary due to him being quiet and OutOfFocus a lot, and some deride him for his poorer playing abilities or his love of ToiletHumor. Others see him as an entertaining member & and a [[OnlySaneMan crucial source of sanity]] for the guys.
26th Aug '17 11:16:19 AM ReduxistDeux
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** {{Lampshaded}} in episode 14 of ''Four Swords Adventures'': At the end of the level, the group fights a [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie pig-ghost-demon]] that [[PuzzleBoss can only be hit when it's around a lit sconce.]] Once it's hit, it immediately [[JumpScare jumps up to the screen and glares at the viewer.]]
--> '''Jon''': Woah, NightmareFuel!
21st Aug '17 2:22:25 PM Glitch_man4242
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* SeasonalRot: The channel arguably had a bad drop near the end of 2013. ''Castle Crashers'' was a decent, if short, playthrough, but it was followed with ''Mario Party 3'', which had [[BrokenBase many divisive moments]]. After that was, out of nowhere, ''Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$''; it had a decent reception, but felt more like filler despite being labeled as a main project, and it had barely anything memorable in it. Then came the ''Bomberman Live Battlefest'' tournament, which had similar problems and was similarly out of nowhere, and to date is among the least viewed content on the channel, let alone just the tournaments. ''New Super Luigi U'' was the final part of this, as while it is fondly remembered by fans, it is infamous for having the most frustrated Jon yet and felt like a slight letdown by being the first ''New Super Mario'' game without a fourth player. Afterwards, ''Mario Party 4'' pulled the channel the rest of the way out of the rot after ''Luigi U'' already helped.


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*SophomoreSlump: The channel arguably had a bad drop near the end of 2013. ''Castle Crashers'' was a decent, if short, playthrough, but it was followed with ''Mario Party 3'', which had [[BrokenBase many divisive moments]]. After that was, out of nowhere, ''Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$''; it had a decent reception, but felt more like filler despite being labeled as a main project, and it had barely anything memorable in it. Then came the ''Bomberman Live Battlefest'' tournament, which had similar problems and was similarly out of nowhere, and to date is among the least viewed content on the channel, let alone just the tournaments. ''New Super Luigi U'' was the final part of this, as while it is fondly remembered by fans, it is infamous for having the most frustrated Jon yet and felt like a slight letdown by being the first ''New Super Mario'' game without a fourth player. Afterwards, ''Mario Party 4'' pulled the channel the rest of the way out of the slump after ''Luigi U'' already helped.
16th Aug '17 9:47:25 PM RLYoshi
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* HypocriticalFandom: There are quite a few times where the fans will bash one of the Guys (normally Jon or Emile) for the moments where they are jerks or being too competitive but fail to mention that ''all'' of them do this.

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There are quite a few times where the fans will bash one of the Guys (normally Jon or Emile) for the moments where they are jerks or being too competitive but fail to mention that ''all'' of them do this. this.
** In the first three ''Mario Party'' games, and to some extent the fourth, fans' biggest complaint about Emile was that [[SeriousBusiness they felt he tried too hard to win]], such as his practicing ButtonMashing to the point of burning his finger and specifically targeting Jon as the bigger threat. Come 5 and 6, Emile seems much more lax regarding his strategy, and just plays casually for fun... [[UnpleasableFanbase and cue the comments lambasting him for not utilizing more strategy and treating the game as the cutthroat competition]] [[SarcasmMode that it clearly is]].
*** Even worse, people get mad at Jon for always winning, even though he wins because ''he does the same things they're insulting Emile for NOT doing.''
** In general, after years of people defending Tim's own lackluster skill in various games, the insulting of Emile since the two seemingly [[TookALevelInBadass swapped]] [[TookALevelInDumbass roles]] from ''Sonic Adventure'' onward can seem like this.
15th Aug '17 5:06:04 PM RLYoshi
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* ScrappyMechanic: In ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'', the guys cite friendly fire as this, as they think it "ruins any semblance of cooperation." They do, however, admit it's ActuallyPrettyFunny sometimes.

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In ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'', the guys cite friendly fire as this, as they think it "ruins any semblance of cooperation." They do, however, admit it's ActuallyPrettyFunny sometimes.


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* StopHavingFunGuys: A VocalMinority of the fandom likes to get this way during any game with a competitive aspect (usually ''Mario Party'' games, but also crops up in ''Four Swords Adventures'' or some early cooperative games where stat tracking was done). They go on about how people should be targeting whoever's in first place, how they should be thinking about their turns a lot more and making more strategic decisions, or even just that so-and-so player is terrible or stupid for not playing how ''they'd'' play... despite the fact that none of the guys take any semblance of competition seriously and are just there to have fun, and in cases of cooperative games with a slight competitive aspect, said competitive aspect is usually ignored. For extra hilarity, these people never seem to comprehend that the videos are prerecorded long in advance and their "tips" are worthless as a result.
6th Aug '17 8:12:43 PM MisterCPC
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** For a lot of people, Daisy being unable to [[spoiler:win a single board in ''Mario Party 5'' or ''6'']] while Emile was playing as her.
16th Jul '17 4:08:25 PM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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** Emile in ''Wheel of Fortune''. Since he's not that good at word puzzles, the constant bad guesses he makes leading to him getting repeatedly humiliated eventually makes it pretty easy to feel bad for him. Taken UpToEleven in Jon's May 2016 livestream of ''Mario Party 10'' where just about nothing went his way. He got so frustrated and upset that [=#HugsForChuggs=] and variations thereof started flying around Twitch chat because the game was just that cruel to him.

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** Emile in ''Wheel of Fortune''. Since he's not that good at word puzzles, the constant bad guesses he makes leading to him getting repeatedly humiliated eventually makes it pretty easy to feel bad for him. Taken UpToEleven in Jon's May 2016 livestream of ''Mario Party 10'' where just about nothing went his way. He got so frustrated and upset that [=#HugsForChuggs=] and variations thereof started flying around Twitch chat because the game was just that cruel to him.[[note: He lost Bowser Party.... playing ''as Bowser'', in the mode designed to be near unloseable for the player playing as him.]]
12th Jul '17 12:25:44 AM RLYoshi
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* BaseBreaker: All three of the guys are this to some extent.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: All three of the guys are this to some extent.


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** The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures spawned ''a lot.'' Easily the most divisive project the guys have done.
*** Is Emile incompetent at the game, or just seems that way compared to [[TheAce Jon]]?
*** Is Jon the only one paying attention at any point, or does he just blow out of proportion his tendency to find things first while it gets glossed over when anyone else does? And was the infamous "sandstorm incident"[[labelnote:*]]In a desert level, the guys have to go against the direction the wind is blowing the sand in each screen to proceed through a mazelike area; note that the only clue to this is a cryptic but easy-to-remember sign at the start, and that your brain tends to block out minor constants like the sandstorm blowing to help you focus, meaning it's harder than one would think to notice the sand is blowing in a different direction each screen[[/labelnote]] him noticing something obvious that the others missed, or him noticing something obscure and treating it like it was obvious?
*** Do the guys hate town levels for good reason with them being tedious and annoying fetch quests, or just because they had one instance of it being difficult that was entirely their fault and thus they have a stigma towards them?
*** Is the greed over Force Gems the guys being assholes, or how you're intended to play the game?
*** Should the guys sans Jon be teaming up to stop him from winning the end of each stage for the competitive aspect, or just focus on their own playing for the cooperative aspect? And for that matter, does Jon win each stage because he plays dirty, or because he's genuinely doing well?
*** Should the guys be spending more time trying to work as a team, or is it funnier when they stumble over each other?
*** Was the series in general worth the wait, or HypeBacklash?
9th Jul '17 11:52:23 PM BigKlingy
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* TheScrappy: Based on his reactions in ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land,'' Emile really doesn't like the Scarfy enemy. It's further cemented in his LP of ''Kirby's Epic Yarn''.

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Based on his reactions in ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land,'' Emile really doesn't like the Scarfy enemy. It's further cemented in his LP of ''Kirby's Epic Yarn''.Yarn''.
** Daisy is fast approaching this status, with many fans feeling all the "do her on hard" jokes [[DiscreditedMeme have been run into the ground]], combined with being Emile's new character just for the memes and [[spoiler: Emile losing every board he's played as her]]. She's also considered a ReplacementScrappy to Toad for some, who was going to be Emile's new character in ''Mario Party 5'' and on.



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' LP, as compared to the ''Origins'' one. As mentioned above, ''Origins'' is either considered one of the most boring LPs the Guys have done or merely SoOkayItsAverage. ''Legends'' was considered a very entertaining run and ''LetsPlay/TomFawkes'' is one of their most popular guests in a long time due to being both hilarious ''and'' skilled at the game.

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The ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' LP, as compared to the ''Origins'' one. As mentioned above, ''Origins'' is either considered one of the most boring LPs the Guys have done or merely SoOkayItsAverage. ''Legends'' was considered a very entertaining run and ''LetsPlay/TomFawkes'' is one of their most popular guests in a long time due to being both hilarious ''and'' skilled at the game.
** Their ''Mario Party 6'' LP to the ''Mario Party 5'' one. 5's LP is agreed by many, including the Guys themselves, to have been relatively boring, with [[spoiler: Jon going on a huge, uncontested winning streak]] and very few memorable moments. 6, on the other hand, had many hilarious moments, and while [[spoiler: Jon still won a majority of the boards]], most of the boards were much closer affairs, with everyone having a chance to win at some point. There were even a few dramatic clutch victories like [[spoiler: E Gadd's Garage]]. Fittingly, Emile considers ''Mario Party 6'' to be this trope towards ''5''.
8th Jul '17 1:32:29 PM MisterCPC
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* MemeticLoser: Wario and Daisy both share this status for much of the fandom. Though both characters have had their days in the sun (Wario was the player character for the guys for both "Minigame Island" and "Minigame Coaster" for the first two ''Mario Party'' games and [[spoiler:won a bonus board in ''Mario Party 4'']] while Daisy's AI [[spoiler:ended up winning the ''Mario Party 6'' board the guys played during a livestream]]), both characters' failures have overshadowed everything else. Wario's AI was infamous for his ArtificialStupidity, especially his legendary awful performance in ''Mario Party 3''. Daisy meanwhile had some infamy for her own cases of Artificial Stupidity during ''Mario Party 4, but skyrocketed into this territory when she became Chugga's player character and [[spoiler:he was unable to win a single board in either ''Mario Party 5'' or ''Mario Party 6'' while playing as her.]]

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* MemeticLoser: Wario and Daisy both share this status for much of the fandom. Though both characters have had their days in the sun (Wario was the player character for the guys for both "Minigame Island" and "Minigame Coaster" for the first two ''Mario Party'' games and [[spoiler:won a bonus board in ''Mario Party 4'']] while Daisy's AI [[spoiler:ended up winning the ''Mario Party 6'' board the guys played during a livestream]]), both characters' failures have overshadowed everything else. Wario's AI was infamous for his ArtificialStupidity, especially his legendary awful performance in ''Mario Party 3''. Daisy meanwhile had some infamy for her own cases of Artificial Stupidity during ''Mario Party 4, 4'', but skyrocketed into this territory when she became Chugga's player character and [[spoiler:he was unable to win a single board in either ''Mario Party 5'' or ''Mario Party 6'' while playing as her.]]
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