To my knowledge it hasn't caused many edit wars (Then again, I only watch three video game pages so it might be happening a lot without my notice), but it's still subjective.
As a for example: We all agree that watching Seymour slowly die on Futurama
is a Tear Jerker
. Nobody contests that. Even robots cry at that scene
. However, even though there's universal consensus it's still
a YMMV trope, because it depends on how you/we (The audience) feel about.
For Mass Effect everybody
thinks it has Loads and Loads of Loading
(It's one of the biggest memes associated with the series. @#$%ing elevators), until along comes one guy who says "No, I disagree, the loading is perfectly normal relative to its gameplay." Again, not because he's being an ass, but because there's no sort of objective qualification for "How much is too
much?" Or, which has
happened, along comes one guy who says "On my system it loads quickly."
For this "trope" to work it relies on everybody sharing the same opinion on how much is too much, and also to all have the exact same hardware. If you've got a top-of-the-line system now you might not have the trope when everybody else does (And, like I said, somebody has already posted to the ME3 page pointing out how he has loading screens which go by in a flash because he's using a PC and not an X-Box). In ten years if we're still playing the game but we've all changed our system then nobody
will experience the "trope."
It's not a contentious or argumentative trope, but it is a trope that relies on audience reaction and opinion, which is the definition of YMMV.
edited 5th Aug '12 6:00:44 AM by JBK405