I'm definitely no fan of Caustic Critics
or the Cluster F Bomb
, but this guy has enough good points to keep me coming back for more (for now anyway, I'll get back to that later). Yes, you heard it right. I genuinely enjoy the series and I think that Chris Bores does a good job.
Let's be honest though. He is
a knockoff. A knockoff isn't necessarily the same as a ripoff though. A knockoff is simply someone trying to jump on the bandwagon (a lot people tried to do this when the Nerd first came out; Chris happened to be the most successful). A ripoff outright plagarizes. Is Chris also a ripoff? Well, I'll leave that for the rest of you to debate. I'm just going to focus on pure entertainment value here.
I feel that Chris has a real knack for comedy (acting, writing, editing, the works). His Contra Series reviews were priceless, as was his Monster Party video. From the ongoing, faux-serious story arcs to the hilarious supporting cast, I generally leave with a smile each time I visit his channel.
Even moreso, I enjoy his comics reviews and his top 10/top 5 videos. I think Chris's more natural personality is that of a gushing fanboy rather than a caustic one (another reason why it might be a mistake for him to copy the AVGN's format). When he reviews something he likes (or something he hasn't seen yet, but is excited about), I genuinely feel he's at his best. It's in these vids (sadly too few in comparison) that he truly comes across as One Of Us
For bad points...well...
Even though he thankfully doesn't cuss as much as the AVGN, he still cusses too much. I really don't enjoy hearing that kind of stuff and have somewhat shied away from him, the Nerd, AND The Critic
because of this. He once tried to create a no-cussing version of one of his reviews, but instead of not cussing at all, he simply edited the swears out, which gave the video several awkward cuts. Hopefully, he'll give it a more serious attempt in the near future.
Second, although he has the right to delete any comments he wants, it doesn't make him look good. It indicates he has an ego. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I have to call it as I see it.
In closing, if you're someone who can take the bad with the good, you just might enjoy his channel. Otherwise, give it a miss. Either way, you win.