YMMV / GameChap

  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
  • Author's Saving Throw: After complaints that their content had gotten stale, the duo launched a new channel called "TheChapsPlay", seemingly meant as a return to their old-style playthroughs. Time will tell if it works.
  • Broken Base:
    • Less noticeable, but there are occasionally comments from people that miss the early dynamic of Bertie being the Only Sane Man, with Gamechap as the Cloud Cuckoolander. These comments in turn receive replies indicating the opposite for others.
    • Any time they come up on Reddit, there will be a major split.
    • New channel TheChapsPlay (link here) is either a refreshing return to their roots or a deviation from their Smash Bros coverage, which had started to win fans back. There are also fans that like the content but would prefer it to be on the main channel, where it would get more coverage.
  • Dork Age/Deader Than Disco: For many long-time fans of the channel, the duo have been in one from either late 2013 or mid-2014. The general consensus is that video quality went downhill around the time that their content began using clickbait thumbnails (focusing on boobs and anime girls), with their Orwellian Editor tendencies and embarrassing outburst on /r/Yogscast only making things worse. Subsequently failing to credit an animator for his Minecraft work was seen as cementing said Dork Age, and since late 2014 their subreddit has fallen into disuse.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • The duo were this for Yogscast fans even before they joined, given how erratically funny they were in the crossover videos. A good dose of Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass helped this no end, particularly in Crown Conquest.
    • Squiddington himself, owing to his Character Exaggeration over the years.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • While initially the duo got on well with the Yogscast and their fandoms did likewise, their eventually rude response to a bit of fan criticism got them kicked out of the Yogscast. Since then, mention one group on the other's forum and you will be met with scorn (or a ban, if you post on Gamechap's). Hat Films and Lewis Brindley in particular have been more vocal with criticism, leading to another rivalry.
    • While initially somewhat popular with the Minecraft community even after their falling out with the Yogscast, this is no longer the case. This is partly due to Gamechap's starting a Twitter war with Marc Watson of Mojang over 500,000 accounts initially being hacked (when in reality that was not the case) and then not crediting an animator for his work on the bunny hopping animation.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • At one point, Gamechap and Bertie made a video regarding Pixelmon which revealed some malicious programming on the part of the mod team, and how they had been subsequently silenced. Come later in 2014, there is a Reddit post about a rather major scandal involving Gamechap's supposed stealing of fan-submitted content and his subsequent silencing of any criticism directed towards him and his past history of doing so. This was enough for large numbers of fans to disown Gamechap altogether.
    • Furthermore, when a leak for Super Smash Bros. 4 was revealed to have data regarding Ryu and Roy (From Street Fighter and Fire Emblem) returning as DLC, they reported on the information, even though it was not theirs to take and put on the internet. Then, when Nintendo decided to take the video down, they quickly produced a video which amounted to them moaning and whining about Nintendo taking down a video which the duo had no right to make, and a decision which is wholly logical on Nintendo's part. The hypocrisy is strong with this one...
  • Hell Is That Noise:
    • The "EEEEEEE" scream became this later on. Beware, headphone users.
    • "BUUUUGGGSSSS!!"
    • Bertie's Dalek voice. DEAR NOTCH.
  • Internet Backdraft:
    • From mid-2013, the duo began making content which came under fire by some for being perceieved racist, sexist (focusing on anime girls and cleavage in thumbnails being just one complaint) and homophobic.
    • While the Yogscast fandom is known as being somewhat volatile, Gamechap caused a smaller one when he insulted them. Better leave it there.
    • Their fans were not pleased when the makers of Pixelmon, a mod for Minecraft, filed a false copyright report on one of Gamechap's videos since they revealed some malicious programming on the part of the mod team.
    • And now, this is directed towards Gamechap, with a rather major scandal involving Gamechap's supposed stealing of fan-submitted content and his subsequent silencing of any criticism directed towards him and his past history of doing so. Gamechap's rather flippant response merely fanned the flames.
    • In general, the Orwellian Editor attitude of Gamechap is rather controversial, partly because of actual criticism being blocked and partly because some of the comments that get users blocked are neither offensive nor critical of their channel. See further posts. In particular, their banning a dyslexic user for being an "illiterate, unappreciative user with an attitude problem" [sic] caused outrage, resulting in a forum boycott and their subscriber numbers tanking for a while, only beginning to rise again in March 2015.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Herobrine, as usual. Also, the Nightmare Golem.
    • Herobrine gets MUCH scarier in the 1.3 vid about HIM being removed. At first, it looks like it's just gonna be an ordinary hilarious video about them thinking he's gone, when he's not. Then it switches to HIS point of view; all the sound is echoey, he's breathing hard, and he promptly builds a glow stone E. Then, he starts placing redstone torches. WHILE LETTING OUT A HORRENDOUS SCREAM. Then Game's door opens by itself. The music certainly doesn't help either...
  • Memetic Badass: Bertie, at least when it comes to blowing things up.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Anything in this video gets quoted in the comments of that video.
    • "Boobs, lol"
  • Most Annoying Sound: Whenever they were in a Yogscast multiplayer map, they became this for the viewers of whoever they were teamed with. In particular, when they were teamed with Duncan, who tends to be quieter, and GameChap would not stop screaming in his fake posh accent whenever combat happened.
  • What an Idiot: Any time Bertie gets given Gamechap by TNT. Made acceptable by Rule of Funny.
  • Win Back the Crowd: While the whole Yogscast and Pixelmon debacles were generally agreed to be a serious drop in quality which drove many fans away for good, they appear to have won over a new audience with their Super Smash Bros. content. The channel is slowly managing to win over more subscribers and their views are slowly starting to rise again.
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