Reviews: Chaotic Monki
Definitely a Fantastic LP'er
I personally found Cry through the comment section of Pewdiepie's playthrough of Ib. I personally thought it was such a disappointment that I liked this game so much but there was so little self-insert and emotion from Pewdiepie, but once I read who knows how many comments saying that Cry's ending was downright depressing and such, I decided to dive right in and check it out. And literally, within the first couple of seconds of watching the first episode, I clicked the Subscribe button. Definitely, the episode I saw was a fantastic entry episode, since it began with one of Cry's biggest highlights. First thing I noticed was that his voice was much more quiet, and SO much more soothing. Him reading the opening paragraph before the game began was a shocking revelation. It's akin to having a person read a story to a child to help him or her fall asleep. The humor in that episode, for me, was mostly hit, and occasional miss, but then again, I didn't watch his playthrough for the humor. And the descriptions are surprisingly hilarious. After all, some videos ARE filed under "News and Politics." Once I reached the end, I felt so depressed. And this really proved to me that this was someone worth watching. As one of the tropes puts it, he doesn't take away the emotional impact, but rather, he gives it EVEN more. Eventually, I started scavenging around his videos, and there was SO much I liked about his channel. First, he does what several famous LP'ers refuse to do: leave a game unfinished because he wasn't enjoying himself. And with certain games, he really vocalizes how he feels about the game, whether he's enjoying the experience or he's on the verge of dropping it. Second, his fanbase is SURPRISINGLY chill. Yes, flame wars still happen, and yes, fanboys and haters get riled up every so often. But frankly, it's much less compared to many other channels. So, even reading people's reactions to his reactions to the videos is a better experience. The last main positive point are his reads. They are one of the best things for me, since I've shown that I'm very interested in stories, whether relatable, emotional, or horrifying. Honestly, there are some flaws (since no one is perfect, after all), but he REALLY hits the mark as a quality Let's Player.
I Personally Recommend
I first found out about Chaotic Monki through Pew Die Pie and his' playthough of Bloody Trapland. He seemed interesting, so I decided to give him a shot. I was almost immediately hooked. The thing that I really like about this guy is his unique sense of humor, both in the video and the video description.I was admittedly getting tired of Pew Die's potty humor, so this was a breath of fresh air. Whether it was snarky, unintentional, or otherwise, he always manages to put a smile on this troper's face, with an extremely contagious laugh to top it off. Another thing that I like about Cry is the way he handles his fans. His fanbase is relatively calm, but when an issue comes along, he isn't afraid to reach out to his fans and be honest(such as accusations of him copying others, people demanding to show his face, fans getting angry that he didn't respond to their messages, etc.). Along with his playthroughs of many different games, he has a separate playlist for reading fanfics, especially creepypasta. His voice is extremely soothing to listen to(though most people only go to him for his voice, to his irritation, apparently) and he really gets absorbed into what he is doing. Overall, I highly recommend this Let's-Player to anyone who is interested.