These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Steam Train
Arc Fatigue: Despite only being four episodes, their Civilization V: Brave New World series is three hours long. That, combined with their general ignorance of the game, makes it hard for some fans to sit through it all.
The show was revealed on the exact same day Jon Tron left Game Grumps, thus causing the base to shatter even further. RubberRoss confirmed that the timing of Steam Train's beginning was terrible and the show had nothing to do with Jon's departure.
One of the most unpopular aspects of the original show is the duo's general inability to Read the Freaking Manual and instead whine about not understanding the controls. This carried over to Steam Train, making certain episodes very frustrating to watch for people familiar with what is being played. The They Bleed Pixels series, for instance, has Arin and Ross complain at the inclusion of a forced tutorial, and then again when they fail to perform certain tasks because they didn't pay proper attention.
The first episode of Hotline Miami was derided by a huge portion of the Game Grumps fandom for a variety of different reasons, ranging from the over-abundance of silly voices to a total lack of skill with the game despite playing the tutorial to resentful feelings toward Dan for being on both shows on the channel. Just a day later, the first episode of Castle Crashers debuted to a much better, largely positive, although still average reception. Many fans have pointed out that their chemistry is developing in much the same way that Jon and Arin's did in the first few episodes of its parent show. "Castle Crashers 2" is the first episode to receive a generally very positive reception, with many noting that, while they still didn't find it quite as funny as Game Grumps, they still found it very funny and entertaining.
Steam Rolled — special episodes focusing on four-player multiplayer games where Barry and Suzy participate in addition to Arin, Dan and Ross — was a well-received variation on the usual format, and helped cement the show's place within the channel.
Memetic Mutation: "God dammit, Ross" has caught on as a joke both inside and outside the show; it is often used to reinforce Ross's Butt Monkey status.
Nightmare Fuel: Doubling as Paranoia Fuel, during a Skyrim episode, Barry's omniscience is discussed. He reacts by superimposing an eye and some really creepy music onto the screen as Ross and Danny continue commentating, oblivious.
So Okay, It's Average: What fans initially thought of Steam Train during its early days, with fans still very upset at the sudden changes. This ends up being Subverted however, as fans grew more attached to Ross and Danny and accept them as much as they did for Game Grumps.
Special Effects Failure: One of the biggest complaints about "Hotline Miami" was that the recording equipment, for whatever reason, was apparently causing the game to run at half speed.
Surprise Creepy: Offspring Fling alters the "Arin the Bandit" intro to accommodate the fact that Danny isn't playing. In this one, Arin kills Danny, and growls "Say it" at Ross, who lets out a terrified "Choo choo."
Win Back The Crowd: "Castle Crashers #1" received a great reception in comparison to "Hotline Miami Part 1", to the point where "Castle Crashers Parts 2-4" preceded "Space Quest IV Part 1", and where "Space Quest IV Part 4" and "Castle Crashers Part 7" preceded "Hotline Miami Part 2".