"What's up everybody, it's Critikal. I'm playing TV Tropes for the PC; let's do this shit."
Critikal (Usually stylized as Cr1TiKaL, YouTube name penguinz0) is a game commentator on YouTube. He usually reviews old and relatively obscure games for the PC and SonyPlayStation along with indie and mainstream games, and most of his commentaries only last for one video. He's known for his low-pitched and almost monotone voice and his dry humor. His commentary consists of sarcastic deadpan observations interspersed with crude humor. Aside from game commentaries, he occasionally makes humorous dubs over infomercials using his own voice and making fake movie trailers from monologues and footage of games he has played.He has recently obtained YouTube partnership. However, he makes these videos simply because he enjoys making them and any money he makes is donated to various charities.After seeking employment as a voice actor, he has managed to find a role as a tourist in Tropico 5.
Critikal's videos include (but are not limited to) the following games:
Implied in his Facade gameplay and commentary video
Cr1TiKaL: [typing] I can touch nipples with toes
*Game characters look up in shock*
Cr1TiKaL: "Oh... well, I have shown this ability to over a hundred humans, kangaroos and reptiles but not once have anyone's eyes lit up like that before I've done it. They must be really excited to see this."
Played straight in his 98 Koshien video.
Absurdly Sharp Blade: While voicing Anthony Sullivan, he claims that the Edge of Glory can make your knife capable of cutting through the perception of time.
Adorkable: Yes, Cr1tikal, of all people, comes off as massively adorkable in his "Thank you," video.
And again in his "Holy Shit," video, after reaching 1,000,000 subscribers.
In his Five Nights At Freddy's commentary, he comments that Chicka's facial expression looks like someone shoved a soup ladle up her asshole.
Cr1tikal:HQ this is Tango-Echo-Alpha. Animatronics whereabouts unkno- oh wait. Scratch that. Location of duck has been confimed. Judging by its facial expression it looks like someone shoved a soup ladle up its asshole.
"I just realized she was wearing a cape the whole time. I just defeated a superhero."
Die, Chair! Die!: He pinned the blame on a sale sigh for murder in the "A Match Made in Heaven" case in L.A. Noir and then tried run over it with the car, only to run over the corpse he was investigating in the process and fail the case.
Early Installment Weirdness: His earlier videos were completely different in style. The focus was mostly on first-person shooters, and the style of the commentary is far from the "titties and asscheeks" humor of his later videos.
Epic Fail: In his Dark Souls II gameplay he not only failed the first jump a bunch of times, but he taunted and enemy not to fall of a ledge, only to fall off the ledge himself as well.
Fun with Acronyms: In his Zoo Tycoon commentary, he dropped one as a helicopter took one of his gazelles away.
In his Cleverbot commentary, he theorizes that the reason "-bot" was colored because it stood for "bitch on tomatoes".
The Ghost: Subverted. Though he does a lot of talking, we never see his appearance. It's pretty much up for interpretation.
Gag Dub: His "Real" versions of Anthony Sullivan's infomercials.
Gratuitous Japanese: He uses some in his ''Ski Jumping Pairs'' video with the explanation that he started to learn Japanese in order to understand the Japanese games he likes to play. The first phrase he utters though is "Ima nan-ji desu ka" ( 'what time is it?' ).
The Internet Is for Porn: His response when he found the computer during his commentary of Cry of Fear: "Computer? Let's look at some porn."
Man, I Feel Like a Woman : While playing as the female protagonist in Jurassic Park Trespasser he looks down and pauses for a moment to admire the character's breasts from her POV.
Mundane Made Awesome: In his Mario Party 7 video: He tells an anecdote about him taking a dump while listening to dramatic orchestral music from a movie soundtrack and he mentions it sounded like he was "taking a shit to determine the fate of mankind".
Nerves of Steel: Horror games have no affect on him at all. Although, curiously, he freaked out when he saw a leaf stuck to his wall out of his peripheral vision in his Medal of Honor video, saying it looked like "a Ninja Turtle was rubbing its dick on my wall".
Nice Guy: Look at literally any of his videos that aren't "in-character." He's humble about his work, thankful to his fans, states that it's their input that allows him to keep making videos, and just generally shows himself as a very friendly, if a good deal reserved, person.
Not So Stoic: Horror games don't bother Critikal at all. The Impossible Game, however, elicits the most emotion we've ever seen out of Critikal. Namely anger.
His "out of character" videos show him being as being very genuine and emotive. In these cases he sounds very happy.
Obfuscating Stupidity: During a video allegedly intended to teach people how to play Modern Warfare 2 better, he plays VERY badly on purpose. Other videos have shown him to be a rather competent player.
Critikal: All right, I know what I must do - (flings his son Bloudon off the bike) I must murder my own son! You brought this on yourself. (runs over Bloudon with the bike)
Off Model: A recurring element in games he corrupts. Character models deform when they shouldn't, which often leads to the game crashing.
Orphaned Series: In 2010 he started a video series called "Critikal Vs." as an attempt to be more interactive with his fans. The series was supposed to be videos of him fighting video game bosses based on his fans' requests. He only made two episodes.
Sophisticated as Hell: Critikal's signature style is mixing witty and sophisticated banter with truckloads of profanity.
Smarter Than You Look: Well, sound. Due to his love of all things titty and nipples, one might assume Cr1tikal lacks in basic or advanced knowledge — he doesn't. In his Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal playthrough, he notes "CHAN E - that's the Chinese goddess of the moon, don't know why that's an option." Turns out that Chang'e actually is the name of the Chinese goddess of the moon.
In his Classroom Aquatic commentary, it's implied that he has substantial knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Critikal: "You are not a person, you are an ass." Cleverbot: "You are the robot."
The Stoic: Throughout his commentaries on video games he plays, his voice is usually monotone and has little to no emotion put into it. To date, he has laughed four times in his videos, two of which barely lasted a second.
Wildlife Commentary Spoof: He has done something similar to this, putting his voice over videos of animals and talking from the animal's perspective about how they'll take over the world, teach humans how to properly use their titties, or something else funny.
X Meets Y: An in-commentary example where he described hacking a keypad as "Sudoku meets my ass".