"I take great pleasure in soda consumption, pushing buttons, and running around various objects."
Scott Ramage, better known as SCXCR (or SCR to his friends) is a brainy nerd from Ohio with an outspoken opinion and a love for all things Bloody Roar. He reviews video games (among other things) and hangs out a lot with his buddies in RiverCityGamers.He makes several series, including:
MGP: Formerly "Multiple Gaming Personalities", where SCR reviewed games in the guise of several different personalities of himself. The concept was soon dropped for being too much trouble and the series was re-branded "Mr. Game Player", which were more basic reviews. Eventually turned into what is now known simply as "SC On...".
Five Dollar Gaming: Reviews of games that are available for 5 dollars or less (usually bargain bin titles) which are graded on whether or not they're worth the money.
The Bloody Roar Retrospective: An in-depth look at one of his personal favorite franchises, talking about the characters, story, and gameplay in each separate game to show the series' rise to greatness and eventual fall into mediocrity.
"Hudson now translate for glory good great justice battery!"
Brick Joke: On Santa Claus as Mr. Game Player, he opened up, talking about having a Christmas tree behind the camera. At the end of part five, said tree is seen in the background, with him lampshading it.
Crisis Crossover: Appeared in part two of Zeromaster's video review ofPower Rangers Super Legends, along with his other friends to combat a great threat. Also, he become's the Green Mighty Morphin' Ranger for a short time!
Dropped a Bridge on Him: What happened to Mr. Game Player, SCR's first (technically second if you count Multiple Gaming Personalities) persona that hasn't been seen since part five of his Shenmue review.
Deadpan Snarker: Enters into this every now and then. Including Bloody Roar 3 where he talks about the air juggling. "Because that's fun, right?"
"Remember the fighting game stereotype that story takes a back seat to... you know, everything? Well, if this were prison, then War Gods would be calling that stereotype 'daddy' and making him sandwiches."
SCR has been quite vocal towards the back story of Bloody Roar 3 for what could be considered an excuse plot device.
Minor variation. In 2010, when he learned that a new Bomberman game was being made, he pointed out that Bomberman already had many versions and sequels, while Bloody Roar, despite being the most requested game to get another sequel to, only had roughly six games (including Primal Fury and Extreme).
It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: He criticizes the way Life Line interprets voice commands, especially at one part where he wants Rio to examine a coffee mug, and despite explicitly telling her to look at it, she get's confused, looks at other objects, and it took a while before she finally looks at it.
It's Personal: The Pagemaster game ends up destroying his SNES. SCR has his revenge by ripping the connectors out of the game cartridge.
TO a lesser extent, after finishing his review of Urban Chaos, he punts the game outside in the snow. Then he finds out, much to his joy, that the disc is permanently damaged. He would later wear the disc as a necklace.
Has done this on a few other videos, though not all of them are on his channel.
Old Shame: SCR finishes a video, then nitpicks a lot of things days later about them.
Like other Bloody Roar fans, he was also excited to hear an announcement for the Bloody Roarreboot. Even making a video to plead to Hudson Soft to not screw it up. The moment he learned it was a prank was when he pulled the video.
Back when he was doing Multiple Gaming Personalities, he had a vote on what games he would review next. He never followed up on any of them (except for Resident Evil: Survivor, but as himself a couple years later).
He revealed that he would review Jet Grind Radio for the Dreamcast at the end of his Red Steel review. He has not followed up on that either.
Subverted for Shenmue. The review series seemed to have been put on hold multiple times, til he finally decided to conclude it for good in Part 5. Any chance of continuing ceased entirely after MGP got hit by a car off-screen in a later video.
Stupidity in Gaming seems to not have been followed up after attempting DDR with his hands on the pad.
His Let's Play on The Calling was also left unfinished due to losing all his gameplay footage. He opted to review it on his blog instead and summarized his Let's Play in the process. Saying he didn't like it would be an understatement.
On that note, he has challenged himself to find a game less scarier than the calling. He has not had much luck with that though. Not even with Escape From Bug Island
Podcast: SCR, along with his good friend, WellUnreal007, regularly host a podcast for River City Gamers, cycling out two of the members, sometimes with special guests taking over, for each one. Each gets completed and edited every other week.
He enjoyed employing the "I'm a clone" scene from MADtv, putting faces over the characters and tried to use them appropriately. Although he made sure not to reuse it for Bloody Roar: The Fang since a lot of the characters are expies of existing Bloody Roar characters.
AK-KA-GOOOOOOOOO!!! whenever viewer questions pop up during the River City Gamers podcast. This is due to their fan and friend, Akago, always asking a viewer question once per podcast.
Sarcasm Mode: Played with in Musashi: Samurai Legend by literally indicating when he's being sarcastic.
Schedule Slip: Played straight according to this blog post. SCR initially had his own deadline to meet, but due to faulty recording equipment and personal matters, he was unable to finish part three of the Bloody Roar Retrospective at the time, forcing him to reconsider a new deadline.
Shout-Out: To quote the man himself: "Where do I begin?"
In the Resident Evil: Survivor review, he uses the memetic clip of the host from Iron Chef shouting "BEEEEEEERR!!" when commenting that the zombies seem to be attracted to a truck marked "Ostrich Beer".
He delivers a full-on rambling monologue a la The Ultimate Warrior while wearing the appropriate face paint in his Musashi: Samurai Legend review when he finds a "Warrior Ring" for sale in one of the game's stores. Also serves as a shout-out to Spoony's reviews of the Warrior comics.
Lampshaded when throughout the review he makes references to several other wrestlers, and eventually comments "Why am I making so many wrestling references?"
Frequently references Spoony, often by using short clips from his reviews.
Shown Their Work: SCR gave credit to the writers for Bloody Roar for making a story centered around a scientific discovery that humanity is linked with a variety of different animals. Predominantly apes and monkeys, obviously, but also largely towards canine or dogs, which half the cast just so happen to have a beast form that is some variation or deviation from dogs.
SCR did his best to translate the Bloody Roar manga for the retrospective and managed to summarize the story. He even goes on to explain how English is a screwed up language along with Japanese, mentioned that he studied Japanese for over a year, and speaks it fluently at times in the video.
Side Bet: In SCR's Heatseeker video, the cover of the Top Gun Anthem plays near the end of the video. As SCR tries to stop the music, Well Unreal 007 called him out on using the music and told him to pay up.
"FUCK YOU! You didn't like War Gods! I loved that game when I was a kid. You need to fucking die! I hope Exorr rips your dick off and shoves it in your eye!"
"Oh no, some guy on the internet doesn't like the same thing you like when you were a kid and you were too young to understand the difference between a good game and a bad game that you were filling in the blanks for to make it a good game. Whoop-di-friggin-doo, Nyyyyeeeeehhhhh. Are you done yet?"
In his review of Bloody Roar: The Fang, SCR responded to the people criticizing him for focusing too much on the story of the games by flipping two birds.
Tempting Fate: During the Fang, SCR showed the part where the female lead fell down, and was relieved to know that there is no panty shot. Later on, there is a panel of a boy flipping her skirt up, making SCR end the review early (as a gag, of course).
Testosterone Poisoning: Reviewing Apocalypse on PS1 causes him and WizWar100 to repeatedly fly into Adrenaline Overload and fire guns in random directions while screaming.
The Cast Showoff: SCR's musical talents shine through on several occasions, primarily in his Just Play Along Reviews. He also starts the War Gods review strumming on his guitar, and ends the Bloody Roar 4 review with a heartfelt guitar solo of a song from Bloody Roar 3.
Just Play Along is a series where he shows off his musical talents.
The Cameo: Occasionally, a friend or friends of his may be mixed in with his review. Most of the time, there is a purpose for this, and sometimes it's just for gags
WizWar100 shows up in his FDG on Apocalypse to go nuts during adrenaline phases. Dr.R (WizWar100's character) also shows up.
BlondeGuyGamer made the most cameos, having played as Detective Blonde for Urban Chaos, and as himself, and eventually: Tom Hanson, in Cold Fear. Also collaborated with him to review Muramasa.
WellUnreal007 showed up to get money from SCR for using the Top Gun anthem. Was ambushed with a spontaneous review of Helix for the Wii. Also see Podcast above. Has appeared in a couple of Let's Play videos too.
Zeromaster appeared to help SCR somewhat with his Bloody Roar retrospective on the third game by helping with some gags and getting him off his butt to review the game (considering he had already reviewed it himself).
The Determinator: What can you say for a guy that drove 14 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES, ON A SINGLE DAY just to pick up a couple of friends from across Canada and made it to Connecticon 2010? For the past three years no less!
The Unreveal: "So why isn't the sub-title on the cover of the game? I'll tell you why!" [beckons towards the camera, causing it to dramatically zoom in on him before giving a dramatic pause] "I don't know!"DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNN
Unstoppable Rage: Double subverted in his review of Resident Evil: Survivor, where he admits that he's not good at pretending to be angry, and instead tries using all his creativity to come up with the perfect metaphor for the game's numerous plot holes. When all he can come up with is a pair of colliding trains, he flies into nerd rage anyway.
What the Hell, Hero?: SCR opened up his review on Life Line by mentioning if the player had ever yelled at the tv screen for the characters not doing anything. Consequently, he has his moments where he does question the character's intelligence.
He does this for a handful of different heroes of the games he review. Including Musashi who rescued the princess, takes her up on a tower, and considers jumping off the top!
What the Hell, Player?: Made fun of and discussed in Life Line. SCR mentioned that if you say bad things about the game or the character, Rio will scoff off the player. However, if you say anything good about her or the game, she'll just tell you to be more serious. In other words: she mocks you if you hate the game, and she mocks you if you like the game.