Dark Lord Jadow 1 is a video game reviewer online. He usually reviews bad games from the Wii and the PC, but he has reviewed games for other systems. He is one of the numerous reviewers who has incorporated a running plot into some of his reviews, for better or worse. He can be found on YouTube here.
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: In his review of the Superman 64 prequel comic, he briefly imitates Lex Luthor singing a song about Superman. Several commenters thought he made up the song himself, but the lyrics are from Jimmy Olsen's Blues by Spin Doctors.
- When recapping the top ten worst games he's reviewed thus far, he states- with audible irritation- that many people do not believe that Pokemon Stadium 2 has a glitch that erases Yellow versions and insist that his Yellow Version's battery just died when his cartridge's data was erased.
- Apocalyptic Log: His review of Air Control- a major case of What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?- begins with Jadow nowhere to be seen. The entire review is told through a "Gamer's Log" cataloging his ongoing thoughts on the game. When Jadow turns up at the end of the video, he's... not well.
- Berserk Button: Online players who only play to win, spamming overpowered attacks or tactics to win at any cost. DLJ cites Call of Duty, Super Smash Bros. and multiplayer-only games as being rife with them.
- Games that copy mechanics from more popular ones, but botch or otherwise screw the execution.
- When his viewers strongly disagree with his opinions and express that fact in a not so polite way.
- Caustic Critic: He can be this way sometimes with games that especially piss him off. But it is usually subverted as he will give props to good parts of games. He even has a positive review of Battleship .
- Determinator: He is one of the few people to ever beat Superman64.
- Special mention goes to his review of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In the part 2 of his review, he lost his save data, rather than cancelling the review, he decided to complete the game again despite that game being really tedious, boring, and frustrating.
- Another testament to his pure determination is his review of Metroid: Other M. To give some background info, the longest review of this was 32 minutes. To show that he's just as good as any other video game reviewer, he does an 80 minute, four part review.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He gave Activision's games bad review. Activision's response: Send an assassination squad to kill him and retake their games.
- Drunk with Power: He gets... excited when playing Aero Fighters Assault and finding a Gameshark code that lets him perform the mother of all missile spams.
- Early Installment Weirdness: His earlier videos mimic the Zero Punctuation style VERY closely, almost to the point of Gimmick Infringement. Jadow's early vid's also have noticeably lower quality Audio and Video due to the fact he was recording everything using his laptop's built-in Mic and Camera.
- Funny Background Event: While reviewing Carmageddon 64 and starting a new game he enters his name as "IMFUCKED".
- Good Flaws, Bad Flaws: His review of The Killing Joke argues this:"Adding characterization isn't automatically a good thing, not when you just dump and dog pile negative traits onto a character until there's nothing likeable left. You can add character flaws, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do it."
- Heroic BSoD: Literally; Part 2 of his review of Metroid: Other M ends with him screaming before cutting to a blue screen after a particularly infamous scene in the game.
- It's Easy, So It Sucks!: While it is easy to consider him to be a firm believer of this, particularly when it comes to kids' games, he actually discussed in his Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review in saying that a game doesn't have to be difficult, it just has to be stimulating.
- Needle in a Stack of Needles: Up to Eleven in his review of several games by Ensenasoft, when he has to complete the game by clicking on the right book, in a generic, non-descript bookshelf, without the game telling him he needed to find a book."This isn't even a needle in a hay-stack. This is a needle in a stack of needles, without even having the first clue that you're looking for a needle in the first place!"
- No Indoor Voice: Depends on how bad the game is, he could just be calmly describing the game or he could be ranting and raging like mad.
- Precision F-Strike: When he does say the F-word, It's usually for the game that frustrated him.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: He does a lot of this in his Other M review, particularly the second part:KISS! MY! ASS!WHAT! DO! YOU! WANT! FROM! ME!WHAT! AM! I! SUPPOSED! TO SHOOT!
- Sound-Effect Bleep: He typically never swears above words "shit" and "bitch" but if he does he will usually bleep it out.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: During his review of several Ensenasoft games, he reviews a hidden object game, which looks childish but is immensely difficult. At one point, he asks the viewer to pause the video and find the one item he hasn't found yet.DarkLordJadow1: I am not kidding, dead serious, pause this video, and don't push play until you either find the arrow, or concede defeat.
DarkLordJadow1: (calmly) Okay, let's use the game's hint system and find out where that arrow is!
*hint reveals that the arrow was hidden behind part of the UI*
DarkLordJadow1: ARE YOU F[*Sound-Effect Bleep*]ING KIDDING ME!? IT WAS HIDING BEHIND THE F[*beep*]ING HEADS UP DISPLAY!?
- Take That!: He will take potshots at DC movies that bombed whenever it seems appropriate.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Most of his review are this to the given game. However, he does this to specific characters from time to time.
- He gives one to Mikiko in part 2 of his Diakatana review. note
- He gives many of these to both Samus and Adam over the course of his Metroid: Other M review. note
- General Rahm Kota is on the receiving end of one in Jadow's Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 review.
- He gives a major one to Dr. White in his Mighty No. 9 review. note
- He gives one to Peter Parker in his Spider-Man: Edge of Time review. note
- He gives a big one to Mitchell in his Hunt Down the Freeman review. note
- Trial-and-Error Gameplay: He dislikes games with this kind of gameplay as he has a full time job and often doesn't have the time commitment to play levels over and over again and still get reviews out in a timely manner.
- Uncanny Valley: The character models from the Minute to Win It video game. In order, as Jadow calls, the models consist of "Scrawny White Guy, Tubby White Guy, Derpy Spanish Guy, Derpy Black Guy, Scary Lady, Scary Lady, Scary Lady, and Leslie Jones." He picks Scrawny White Guy.
- Visual Pun: His third special on Steam Indie games includes several shots of his computer's desktop. His wallpaper is an image of the Steamlord from Metroid Prime 3.