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Web Video: Sequelitis
In this Web Video series, hosted on Youtube, Egoraptor acts as the literal (although animated) show host, thus making the series what essentially amounts to a vlog of sorts, where Egoraptor discusses several games, their sequels, what their sequels changed, what they did wrong, what they did right, etc.

List of episodes:

To check the trope of the same name, click here. The series itself is here.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME EXAMPLES!:

  • Angrish: Egoraptor loves to chain smash cuts one after another, usually when his speech gets incoherent. Interestingly enough, he seems to invert this trope more often then he plays it straight; his NNNYYYYAAAARRRRGHHHs occur most frequently when he is explaining what a game did right.
  • Call Back: In the Mega Man episode of Lemon 'n Bill, Lemon seems to think that Mega Man's shots are actually lemons. Flash forward two years to the Mega Man X episode, when Egoraptor is pretending to hold the Idiot Ball and is trying to figure out the controls. He finally finds the fire button and proclaims "YEAH! LEMONS!"
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The man drops 123 F-bombs by the end of his third episode. They're all here for your viewing pleasure: here.
    "I know you're not a stupid kid, 'cause I say "FUCK" a lot and you're okay with that."
  • Curse Cut Short: His Smash Cuts sometimes do this, but they also cut lots of other sentences short, too.
  • Deranged Animation: This series isn't a stranger to overly exaggerated facial expressions.
  • Even Better Sequel: Mega Man X, according to him.invoked
  • Exposition Fairy: Spoofed with Roll. "Mega Man! Mega Man! There's a hole in the zip-line that you" *punch* "No, SHUT UP; I don't need you!"
  • Forced Level Grinding: One of his gripes with Castlevania II is the need to farm hearts to buy upgrades.
    "So instantly, this becomes farming, and instantly, this becomes pointless and dumb!"
  • Guide Dang It: The biggest complaint about Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. Egoraptor agrees.
  • Hidden Depths: Yes, these shows are mostly comedy. Yes, he says "fuck" a lot. But when it comes right down to it, Egoraptor really does know what he's talking about when he's reviewing these games. Sometimes crosses into Sophisticated as Hell (see his "Snack food vs. high class dessert" comparison at the end of his Simon's Quest video).
  • Motor Mouth: Egoraptor tends to talk insanely fast as well, mostly when he gets hyper-excited.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Shows up a lot while he pretends to be a complete moron while playing Mega Man X.
    "*Holy shit YOU CAN JUMP AND SHOOT AT THE SAME TIME!"
  • Nerdgasm: One segment in the Mega Man X video is "Why Mega Man X is so fucking good that it makes my dick rock-hard!"
  • No Indoor Voice: Egoraptor has a tendency to START YELLING at random.
  • Power-Up Letdown: The main focus of his Super Castlevania IV video is that, due to the greatly increased utility of the whip, the sub-weapons become more or less useless. invoked
  • Preemptive "Shut Up": The final two times Roll appears in the Mega Man X review, instead of verbally abusing her, Egoraptor just covers her mouth with his hand. All fine and dandy until you realize the second-to-last time she appears Ego is holding what appears to be a chloroform rag.
  • Rule of Cool: Lampshaded in his Mega Man X review.
    RIDIN' ON CARS! (cue electric guitar riff from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Schedule Slip: There's been a huge rift between his Mega Man and Legend of Zelda episodes, as the latter has gone through over a dozen different scripts to make sure he says exactly what he's trying to say. He also wants to wait until Jon Tron's video on the subject is finished so they can be released at about the same time.
  • Sequelitis: In-universe, duh. However, despite being addressed when present, it is not the core point of the series, as it rather relies on the stark contrast between a game and its sequel instead.
  • Shout-Out: Egoraptor gives one to the Angry Video Game Nerd in his Castlevania Vs. Simon's Quest video, acknowledging the game had already been reviewd by another popular Youtube persona.
  • Smash Cut: As noted above, as soon as the angrish kicks in, Egoraptor stops it with one of these. There are so many moments of this, though, that it can count as a Running Gag as well.
  • Stop Helping Me!: invokedParodied in the Mega Man X episode, with Roll.
  • The Dev Team Thinks of Everything: Again, this is what Egoraptor gushes about the most in the Mega Man X review. Everything is expressed via gameplay, and the tutorial, despite being present, has a very subtle approach when it comes to teaching the basics to newbie players, without relying on prompts, Exposition Fairies, or anything of the sort.
  • Viewers Are Morons: Egoraptor explains how the modern game developers portray this with tutorials for obvious things in the Mega Man X episode.

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