YMMV / ProJared

  • Broken Base:
    • In part 8 of his Alpha Sapphire Nuzlocke Projared spends the entire episode grinding and ranting about aspects of the Pokemon series that he dislikes. Fan reaction to this episode has been mixed to say the least.
    • His Undertale playthrough is becoming this, due to Jared taking a more cynical approach to the game and not praising it like most people. Either people like it because it's something different than other playthroughs or dislike it because he comes off as though he's bored and doesn't want to play it.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Jared manages to cross this extremely early on in his playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Randomized. After spending an inordinate amount of time desperately fighting a rather difficult boss without the use of any genuinely helpful items and only a single extra heart container to his name, all in the hope of getting something worthwhile for his troubles, Jared finally overcomes his adversary and is rewarded with... the dungeon's map. He isn't exactly happy to say the least.
    Jared: ...just end the episode.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In his "Worst Games of 2014", Ground Zeroes is on the list for being an obscenely expensive demo, which leads him to discuss that the Konami's had a questionable future in recent years, briefly praising P.T., and that Hideo Kojima is the only thing keeping the company afloat. In 2015,the company's controversial business practices came out into the open, P.T. was pulled from the Playstation Store and the game it was a demo for cancelled, and Hideo Kojima left the company. Tellingly, the company was #1 on his "Worst Games of 2015" list.
  • Heartwarming Moments: His "Fate of Nuptup" video, which shows the games it went through before ending up in Pokémon X and Y in Pokemon-Amie. A fitting end to the tale of Nuptup.
  • Internet Backdraft: He ranked Wii exclusive JRPG The Last Story number 8 on his "Top 10 Worst Games of 2012" list. A decent amount of comments on the video itself are of people saying how much they disagree with the game even making the list at all, let alone being placed as being worse than Final Fantasy XIII-2, a game that already had a huge Broken Base.
    • Done in another way with his review of Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Jared gave the game a 7/10, saying that despite it's flaws he still thinks it's a good game, and would recommend it to fans of Mario RPGs. Sticker Star is a major Love It or Hate It entry among the Paper Mario fanbase, and those in the "hate it" camp are prone to be quite vocal about their dislike of the game.
    • A smaller example, but in his Super Mario 3D World review (which was very positive, he gave the game a 9/10, which isn't a score Jared gives out often), he said the game is "the first must own game on the Wii U." Fans of games like Pikmin 3 and The Wonderful 101 assumed this meant Jared didn't think very highly of those games (both were released months before 3D World), causing a small amount of backlash. Though there are other fans who feel that this is more of a contradictory statement, since earlier in 2013 Jared gave a glowing review to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U, even giving it a 12 out of 10 score, and saying that it's a game that everyone should give a try.
    • People got noticeably miffed at his review of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ending in a 4/10, mostly due to the fact that he made observations you'd expect from someone who only played the tutorial level, one example being his belief that the game lacked a dodge function when it's one of the first things you unlock in the main story.
    • He gave NES Remix a 4/10, saying that the game is "just stupid," and not worth the $15 price.
    • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes got an 8/10 from him based on gameplay alone, but he still spends a decent amount of his One Minute Review of the game telling people to not bother buying it anyway, and even put it on his Top 10 Worst Games of 2014 List. (Though possibly justified, as his extended thoughts have him saying he worries that if people buy the game and it sells well then it may start a nasty industry trend of more companies releasing $30-$40 "short prequels").
    • His Sonic Adventure 2 review has invoked a mixed reaction too. While some people agree with Jared that the game has not aged well, others argue that Jared's being overly harsh on a game that was acclaimed when it first came out and still has plenty of fans to this day. The fact Jared spends a good portion of the review accusing fans of Sonic Adventure 2 of being people who only like the game because of Nostalgia Filter doesn't help.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Jared has this opinion of things in general, which he even admits during his rant against popular Pokemon in his Aplha Sapphire Nuzlocke. Many of his viewers believe the entire reason he spent most of his Undertale review mocking as many aspects of the game as he could was because the game's extreme popularity was what made fans urge him to play it, and he didn't want to give it a chance for fear of joining the masses that loved it.
  • Memetic Badass: Nuptup the Vileplume is getting this treatment from Jared's fans (and Jared himself to a degree), due to him being Jared's longest surviving pokemon and being surprisingly powerful, useful, and resilient. Jared even adds a figurine of Nuptup to his shelf later on.
    • The result is a Nuptup t-shirt once the run is finished successfully, and the Nuptup Clan on World of Tanks.
    • Tiger Man. Who else can fight an endless stream of helicopters with a machine gun? Who else can keep shooting even while they're dying? And who else jerks off to his gun while shooting it? Tiger Man, thats who.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Not only is Jared almost completely immune to the horrors of Five Nights at Freddy's, but you'll be laughing along with him.
  • Older Than They Think: Jared thinks that the swap mechanic debuted in Mega Man X7, but it actually debuted in Mega Man Xtreme 2.
  • Product Placement: A benign example; one of his most recent episodes was sponsored by Blue Apron, who sponsor a lot of YouTube shows and podcasts so most shrugged it off. Jared however went to the effort filming a full mid-episode commercial where he cooks a full meal with their products. Still, shows more effort than a typical mid-roll ad and since he's a one-man operation most fans let it slide.
  • The Scrappy: Growrp the Pansage, to the point where the chat wanted Jared to kill it off.
  • What an Idiot:
    • Many of ProJared's fans were frustrated over Jared allowing Chinlo to die in his Y Nuzlocke by not switching into a different Pokemon, even though the rest of his party was at full health and Weplus the Cubone in particular could have easily defeated Grant's Tyrunt. It's generally seen as a Senseless Sacrifice.
      • In particular his absolute refusal to do any Level Grinding has led to his party being vastly underpowered, and causing him to eventually get wiped down to only a single pokemon. Twice. In the later games, this is caused by his refusal to use the Exp. Share item because he feels it makes grinding too easy, but then lacks the patience to spend extra time grinding Pokemon individually, making some wonder if he prefers the drama of a failed run.
    • In his Alpha Sapphire nuzlocke, he didn't realize that Retailate is a Normal-type move instead of a Fighting-type move until it was too late, even when the game afforded him plenty of opportunities to do so.