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One of the many YouTube review series to gain its own identity and fanbase, the Wiivewer sets himself apart by not only reviewing only games on the Wii and Wii U (which still includes the Virtual Console and WiiWare), but also reviewing a lot of the party games on the system "as most reviewers won't do a fair review of those titles". He only occasionally does the major games.He occasionally brings his two sons in some of the reviews, nicknamed "The Little Wiiviewer" and "The Littlest Wiiviewer".He also has a much lighter style than the more well known Caustic Critic video reviewers (which he averts).See his videos here, with some alternate videos here.Compare The Happy Video Game Nerd, Classic Game Room.
The Wiiviewr does this after seeing that the wiiware verson of Netflix doesn't have Charles In Charge.
He also does this when he is forced to do a review of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz after it keeps popping up all over his house.
Brick Joke: In the "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" review, he makes a joke about Santa pooping out his presents. He finishes by mentioning that "Thomas's Wii will take a little longer". At the very end, when his logo is playing, he makes a pooping sound and tells Thomas he has his Wii.
Contrived Coincidence: This was well noted in his favorite parts review, but the fourth favorite moment was from Lit (the Rotating Light Scene). Many comments noted that Lit was his fourth favorite game that he reviewed in 2009 (and still holds the record as the only Wiiware game on his list)
Distracted by the Sexy: In his review of Dragons Lair Trilogy, the Wiiviewer gets so caught up in seeing Princess Daphne on the screen that he forgets what he's talking about.
Four Point Scale: Averted. He instead just rates games as "Buy", "Rent", or "Skip".
Virtual Console games ignore "Rent", since they are download only.
Fridge Logic: invokedLoves to poke fun at off stuff in the games during the reviews.
Fun with Flushing: The Wiiviewer tries in vain to flush Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz down the toilet.
Guilty Pleasure: In-universe, he admits that Fan Fic is his guilty pleasure. He then uses it as a lead-in to discuss the concept of "fluff", which is what he equates the game (a Christmas game) in question to: A cute bit of nothing that makes you feel good inside.
Little Mister Snarker: The Lil Wiiviewer and the Littlest Wiiviewer both have their moments. Especially evident in the "Pirate's Plundaaarr" review, where most of their dialogue consists of them telling him that, really, no one is going to want to watch him do a review entirely in pirate speak.
Only Known by Their Nickname: His kids call him Dad, and he's mostly known as Wiiviewr; however, KWing says his real name (Eric) during their dual Lost Vikings review.
Papa Wolf: Attacking his children in the comments results in an instant ban.
The Rival: Princess Peach. She tends to get really pissed when he doesn't put her as his favorite for something. (the most famous one was the 13 favorite scenes where she lost to a monkey)
Peach:Rival? Rival to what!? There's nothing to compete here. That's it. This trope made my list!
Rule of Seven: His shortly-lived 'Seven Problems with...' was part of this.
Running Gag: Almost every video ends with the game character dying.
Xtreme Kool Letterz: Mocks games that use a Z instead of an S for plural by putting an overload of emphasis on the Z (such as Pet-zzzz Crazy Monkey-zzzz). He finally discusses this in his review of Action Girl-zzzz Racing.