YMMV / The Completionist

  • Archive Panic: Jirard flat out admitted he stopped numbering the episodes because it was starting to scare potential viewers off. December 2016 brought the 200th episode with Chrono Trigger, and that's not counting Top Tens and other material. Add to that his other channels, and you'll be busy for a while.
    • For his 100th episode, Jirard released a poster that amounted to a giant checklist of his first 100 games, challenging everyone to complete them all. He released another after his 200th episode. Completing all those games yourself is panic on its own.
  • Bizarro Episode: The time when Jirard completed Breaking Bad. His rating? Murder the Intern-it.
  • Broken Base:
    • Greg's departure. On one hand, there are fans that feel the show can never recover and that Greg was the main source of comedy. Others weren't bothered by his departure, feeling that Jirard can easily hold the show up without Greg, or are even glad Greg is gone, if only to try to get some of the more vocal of the former to shut up.
    • Jirard basically also stating that because Greg is now gone, there will not be any references to the running jokes he and Greg used (the "Old Man Stichez" joke, "BEARS!", BIG THE CAT, and of course, "BUT BEARDMAN!!") has upset some fans too.
    • His seeming sponsorship with Nintendo (in which they make him privy to news early as well as provide him free copies of their new releases) has caused some contention in his fanbase. One the one hand some people are thrilled to see Jirard being recognized by one of his favorite video game companies for his efforts, while others are concerned that the relationship with Nintendo is causing Jirard to being biased and turning him into a Sell-Out. His review of Paper Mario: Color Splash, itself a very divisive game for fans, caused quite a stir as Jirard seemed way too positive regarding the game, made some questionable comments (one of which was that the Paper Mario series had never been known for comedy, despite it always having been a much more light-hearted and comedic Spin-Off of the main franchise), and seemingly glossing over many negatives. In the end, the video to some seemed less like a review and more like a 20-minute infomercial.
    • Jirard has stopped spoiling the ending of the games he reviewsnote . Some fans are thrilled since they never liked that he spoiled the endings anyway, while others don't like the change to the format that has been around for years.
    • The Top 10 Dragon Quest Games video. Some enjoyed seeing the underrated series represented, while many others were annoyed at the blatant sponsorship shilling with Jirard bringing up Dragon Quest Heroes II in nearly every entry.
    • Combined with an Internet Backdraft: Greg out of nowhere flat out ordered Jirard (through legal reasons mind you) to take down all episodes that featured him. That's almost half the show at that. This resulted with people who respected and liked Greg to turn on him, all while Greg on Twitter shows no regrets/remorse for his attack, constantly saying Jirard "took his money". While Greg does have his reasoning for being upset, considering all it did was cost not just hurt Jirard's channel but his own credibility as a content creator, it's pretty obvious other solutions could have been made.
  • Critical Research Failure: In his video of Kirby's Dreamland 2, he seems to believe that the game newly introduced powers for Kirby. However, it was Kirby's Adventure that introduced the concept, around two years before Dreamland 2 was released.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The intro theme and the cover of "I Believe I Can Fly", during the inFAMOUS review stand out.
  • Deader Than Disco: Not the show itself but Greg. He was one of the most popular characters of the show, and fans were saddened when he left the series due to a very tragic fallout between him and Jirard. But around late 2017, Greg ordered Jirard to remove all the episodes that featured him on his show. Keep in mind, that's 120 episodes of the Completionist. Greg's popularity dropped hard afterwards and people called him out, all while Greg continued to show no remorse/regret on his decision.
  • Discredited Meme: "BEARS!" in the Banjo-Tooie episode, so much so that Jirard forbids Greg from saying it. Most of Greg's commentary during the episode is complete Loophole Abuse of this until Jirard ultimately goads him into it at the end.
    • His review of Five Nights at Freddy's further emphasizes this. Even with Jirard slightly goading Greg into saying it, Greg doesn't say "BEARS" once during the review. Although a picture of Banjo's head is briefly 'shopped on top of Freddy Fazbear's
  • Ear Worm: Happens pretty much every time music gets featured on the show. Especially the intro theme.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • In light of Greg's departure and his falling out with Jirard, this portion of the Mega Man X3 episode has become this.
    • Greg's lines in his "death" scene for the Gunstar Heroes review's opening skit are a bit... uncomfortable for pretty much the same reason.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks:
    • He (And Caddicarus) were into hot water when they negatively reviewed Heart of Darkness, a game that is, best case scenario (for them), a Cult Classic. To save face, the "execution" he promised in the following episode turned out to be closer to a Viking Funeral.
    • During the review for Aladdin (Capcom), Jirard, Dodger, and especially Greg trashed Aladdin (Virgin Games) as being inferior and not a good game, which made quite a few people angry. Later Jirard and Dodger (Greg had left by this point) gave the game a proper review and admitted they had been too hard on it, but still felt the Capcom game was superior.
    • Many fans of Spyro: Year of the Dragon weren't really happy with his review, feeling he was unnecessarily harsh and that his complaint of the game not adding anything meaningful compared to the second game didn't hold much water.
  • Internet Backlash: Many, many Sonic the Hedgehog fans were quick to complain about Jirard's claims that modern Sonic is a Dork Age, in the process dismissing the vast majority of the franchise. The backlash was great enough that Jirard had to post a comment telling people that the comments were hyperbole, that Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 are some of his favourite games and that he made a mistake in his presentation.
  • Just Here For Greg: A lot of people watched the show for Greg to the point where Jirard's review of Breaking Bad is one of the least popular episodes of the show just because Greg isn't in it.
  • Narm: The sheer amount of Corpsing in later videos can get pretty awkward. Jirard seems to think its hilarious to not know what he wants to do during an intro and just improv poorly before cracking himself up. It wouldn't be so bad, but it's starting to happen once in every video it seems.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe, Jirard didn't save the aliens. Funny thing is, if you go back and watch the footage carefully, he actually did.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Five Nights at Freddy's video, despite the Nightmare Retardant in the form of Greg, is still terrifying. It even has a warning at the beginning...
  • Overused Running Gag:
    • Occasionally happens with some episode specific jokes, if Youtube comments are anything to go by. Examples include the musical interludes in Assassin's Creed II and the butler flubbing his lines in Spider-Man 2.
    • The increase in Corpsing in more recent episodes can come off as annoying and awkward.
  • Spiritual Licensee: To an extent, this is a retooled continuation of Until We Win.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: His new format of reviewing games introduced in October 2016, has quite the backdraft against it...
  • Unpopular Popular Character: A lot of people like Greg the best out of all the guys in the show. Jirard himself is Vitriolic Best Friends with him and other guys featured in the show don't really like him much.
  • The Woobie: Jirard is implied to be this in his Secret of Mana review, where he claims that it is better to play the game with friends but the only problem is you have to have friends in the first place.
    • This became Harsher in Hindsight now that him and Greg have had their falling out and are not friends anymore.
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