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YMMV: Ride To Hell Retribution
  • Bile Fascination: Given how poorly this was reviewed, it was inevitable. Yahtzee advises people play it for just that reason, as he found tearing into it immensely fun because nothing brings people together faster than bashing on something that they hate.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Despite most of the soundtrack consisting of crap generic faux-1960's guitar riffs, the opening song, "Pressure and Time" by Rival Sons is pretty damn good. Then again, it's a licensed song from 2 years before the game came out that has nothing to do with the game so it barely even counts.
  • Designated Hero: Jake in the game murders several truckers to steal their truck, runs over two dozen police officers, and kills everyone in a power plant just to cause an explosion with the truck to let him jump over an electric fence.
  • Fetish Retardant: The sex scenes, where Jake and his sex partner have completely deadpan facial expressions. And both remain fully clothed. And you thought amateur porn was bad? Buddy this makes amateur porn look professional in comparison!
    • Also the fact the Rescue Sex involves bludgeoning or shooting a sexual assaulter, and you get it on right in the same room as their bloody corpse!!!
  • Idiot Plot: Pretty much the entirety of the game is spent by every character doing dumb things to progress the story. The main revenge story itself is kickstarted by the Devil's Hand, instead of making sure that Jake was dead, stupidly shooting him once in the side and assuming that's the last of it. The rest of the game is full of these kinds of moments, mainly stemming from Jake's Complexity Addiction. Instead of following the simpler route, he always has to try the hardest possible method, and the Devil's Hand themselves are packed with the most stupid-caliber thugs ever witnessed, and they amazingly fare even worse than Jake.
  • Narm: Jake's angry scream. See it for yourself in this video.
    • The Test Chamber guys found Jake's fight with the fat guy, wherein he just kicks the guy for like two solid minutes, immensely hilarious.
    • Pretty much every scene in the game where "acting" is attempted.
    • The animation for the contextual kill where Jake smashes a guy's head against an object is rather "poofy."
  • Porting Disaster: The PC port is essentially a straight console emulation, with no effort put into adapting it to the PC. There are no graphics options (you can't even change the resolution!), you can't rebind the keys, and even the mouse controls are sluggish and unresponsive due to being some kind of gamepad emulation rather than a true mouse solution.
    • To put in perspective: On Steam, the game went on sale for whoopin' -160% off. And even then, you couldn't purchase itnote .
  • So Bad, It's Good: Exactly the reason why Yahtzee considered it the game industry's answer to Plan 9 from Outer Space.
  • Special Effect Failure: SO DAMN MANY!!! Even worse considering how the game was in Development Hell for 5 years, and that even sound effects are messed up: there's only one kind of explosion noise, the bike engine is an annoying drone after you get it past 40 miles an hour, and the voice acting is just Dull Surprise over and over. Angry Joe claimed that sound files available for free on the Internet had better quality than the sound effects in the game!
  • They Just Didn't Care: At one point, Jake insults a guy and his ponytail... even though he does not have a ponytail.
    • Some say the game itself is this since it was in development for five years yet it's considered one of the worst games to come out in recent memory.
    • The sex scenes... featuring both participants fully clothed. One scene is repeated, and there's only a handful of female character models (black, blonde, redhead, and brunette).
    • Some reviewers take special mention how even the music and sound effects are lazy and lame, and how a game not even putting the effort in to create decent sound is an indication for how little effort they put into everything else.
    • An environmental kill in the church where you fight King Dick has Jake repeatedly slam an enemy's head against a pew. The pew is DESTRUCTIBLE and King Dick spends the entire sequence throwing DYNAMITE around. When the pew is destroyed, the hotspot remains and Jake will simply slam the guy's head into nothing.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The flow to get the sex scenes usually proceed like this: Prostitute/Girlfriend is about to be beaten and/or raped, you save them, they immediately have sex with you, with no scenes in-between.
    • In one scene Jake has Rescue Sex with four girls... of which three are named "Pro 1/2/3".
    • There's also one girl named Naomi who protests two guys trying to make the moves on her that she saves that for her boyfriend. Cue Jake rescuing her and she immediately has sex with him. On a pool table!
  • Uncanny Valley: The characters are stiff and inexpressive to the point that they can barely open their mouths - and when they do, they look disturbingly like Muppets, sometimes having no visible teeth or tongue.
    • The 'sex' scenes are the best example of just how unnerving the characters in this game are.

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