YMMV / Brutalmoose

  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Kellan Grant from Sociolotron.
  • Broken Base: He has seemingly abandoned the "I've not seen such bravery" intro. Either you don't mind, find the new intro to be more professional, or feel that it was a bit too iconic to be removed.
  • Critical Research Failure: During his review of the second Pajama Sam game, he states that Mr. Someone was the Chairman of the Board. However, that character he states wasn't the same character; George is the stapler in a different room. Ian apologizes for it after someone corrected him.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • The entirety of his Prison Tycoon 3 review. Especially the second half where it become America's favorite game show: "Which Prisoner Lives?"
    • His 911 Paramedic review is also full of moments like this, mainly coming from his utter apathy towards the lives of the patients.
      • After killing a patient, Ian even shares that his EMT motto is "You win some, you lose some"!
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
  • Growing the Beard: Ian's earlier videos, while perfectly watchable, don't really set him that much apart from any other average YouTube game reviewer - it's his later videos where he really starts to come into his own as a reviewer. YouTube commenters frequently list Ian's retro visual style and YouTube Poop-influenced editing among their favourite aspects of his newer videos, as well as his snarky commentary and expert use of Precision F-Strikes.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Remember when people called him "The guy who plays the porn games"? As he later explained in a livestream, once he got annoyed by it, he put up a filter that removed the word "porn" and other similar words from the comments. He forgot about it until his Kid Cuisine video which inspired people to make jokes about corn. Oh, Crap! ensued.
    • Ian mentioned in his review of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie that he wants to see Tails wearing his pilot goggles from the movie. Fast forward three months to the release of Sonic Mania and Tails actually has his goggles from the movie during the Sky Chase-inspired segments of Mirage Saloon zone.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Tuna noodle, my favourite!" from Smart House has been making rounds in his fanbase.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In terms of games he's played, we have Bad Milk, a fairly obscure game that probably should have stayed obscure.
    • The Surprise Creepy end of his review of Boobah: Wiggle and Giggle.
    • The ad for Deliah's First Coffee Cult Shop, while extremely hilarious, is also quite creepy in a very Welcome to Night Vale way.
    • The Televoid episodes have a very unsettling feel to them, with subtle hints that something is very, very wrong. Then everything goes sour at the end of the Baby Game video, where the whole thing takes a nosedive into Silent Hill territory.
      • The end of the A Message to No One video takes this up a notch, with the screen going staticky every time Ian tries to read an email, with him clearly being in some level of pain.
      • Things start to look up in Safety: In Danger Out of Doors with the room being a white void and having a band with the three babys from Baby Game and a guy in a fox suit... Then the end of the episode showed him bleeding out of his eyes. Then cuts back to the black void room with him on the floor seeming having commited suicide to escape from his fate, only for Safety Girl to rewind time to bring him back to life. He then cries.
    Ian: There is no safety.
    • Brutalfoods gives us a moment worthy of the name where he tenderizes a steak (that he's named Jeremy), with the first few hits being played for comedy until the camera cuts to his expression. He just slowly stares up at the camera, teeth bared in what looks like an unholy mixture of sadism and frustration.
  • Tear Jerker: At the end of "Ricky Raccoon Shows The Way", he asks "What's going to happen if I don't say bye now?" and is still stuck with the static television, alone. The look on his face is heart-breaking.
  • Uncanny Valley: Ian as a Zoombini. Naturally, this is joked about, and Ian himself mentions he feels uncomfortable in the get-up himself.