YMMV / Northernlion

  • Archive Panic: He tends to upload very long videos of games that are very replayable or long. Case in point, his [1] L Ps which can go on for hundreds of episodes, each being between 30 minutes to an hour, and that is not including all the expansions and remakes either.
  • Ear Worm: Running into a bug while playing The Binding of Isaac eventually results in this.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: A lot of people seem to like Kate.
  • Genius Bonus: The Northernlion Story episode 44 shows NL holding a calendar with the date 1969 crossed out and replaced with 2014 handwritten in. Besides being another recurrence of the number 69 in this series, comparing years 1969 and 2014 reveals that they have the exact same layout and have interchangeable calendars.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: One of Northernlion's main complaints about Virtual Bart is that the game's attempt at humor uses a lot of Black Comedy and mean-spirited jokes, such as a game over cutscene of Bart being drawn and quartered, compared to the show's family-friendly comedy. Among the major criticisms of later seasons of The Simpsons is that the humor has gotten too dark and mean-spirited.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the Virtual Bart Let's Play, he decides to try beating the dinosaur stage by running past all obstacles, and proceeds to discuss a hypothetical idea for a game where it's beneficial to run past all your enemies even though they're trying to kill you...which is a fairly accurate description of Iji.
    • In one of the Binding of Isaac episodes, he kills an enemy hoping it'll drop something useful, and when it turns out to be useless to him, he says "You might as well give me a lump of coal!" Guess what item was later added to the game?
    • In another episode, when encountering a boss, he encounters a glitch where on the vs. screen, the boss's portrait cycles through all the different bosses. Northernlion comments that he thought he would be fighting all the bosses, which is something he expected Edmund to do. In Rebirth there is a Boss Rush room that has all the bosses from the first game and the expansion sans the final bosses (as well as a few of the Womb/Utero bosses).
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Northernlion's voice, which is one reason why he's so popular.
  • Never Live It Down: Trainwreck. In the first twenty minutes of this Isaac run, he died twice. He then spent the next hour trudging through the game with possibly the worst fire rate he had ever seen, eventually reaching Mega Satan... and dying. Over a month later, and he still hasn't forgiven himself for it.
    • From XCOM: Enemy Unknown: "Loki had a medkit". He lets his Colonel-level Heavy Tiny Brick Studios die because he forgot that his sniper had could have healed him. Even a full year later the fans are referencing it, to the point that it's basically the meme of his XCOM playthroughs.
  • Squick: A few of Northernlion's comments can be a bit... gross.