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Rerez is a Canadian YouTube web-series run by Shane Luis. The show covers different gaming peripherals, consoles, and other devices. He also has a few sub-series on his channel, including "Positives & Negatives" and "The Worst Ever Series". Shane's channel can be found here.

Shane also has a second channel. Originally Rerez Live (featuring live-streamed events), and later named Rerez II featuring miscellaneous videos, the second channel is now known as Hot Take: Video Game Rants, featuring videos about current gaming topics, and hosted by Shane and his video editor Adam. That channel can be found here.

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On June 7, 2019: The channel began the "Just Bad Games" series. It's a series that picks apart a game, focusing on it's context in comparison to other games, game play, graphics, story, and it's development.

Rerez joined Channel Awesome in 2014, but parted ways with that site in September 2016 due to the controversy surrounding it at the time.


Rerez contains examples of:

  • Accentuate the Negative: "Negatives" videos try to find four bad things about games or gaming products that are generally accepted as great. The inverse is true for "Positives", where Shane tries to find four good things about some of the most notorious games - though by the end, he's again accentuating how bad those games are, and why the positives don't outweigh the negatives (and vice versa for the negative points on those good games).
    • The "Just Bad Games" series is this, taking a look at "bad" games and criticizing their graphics, gameplay, story, etc.
    • The "Worst Ever" series looks at a variety of consoles, primarily knockoff or plug-n-plays but also includes official ones that flopped hard.
  • Alliterative Title: There's a series called Gabby Games.
  • All There in the Manual: Discussed with "Just Bad Games" Batman: Dark Tomorrow and Superman: The Man of Steel where knowledge of particular comic events or storylines is needed to understand the games.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In-Universe. The licensed games of "Just Bad Games" often reinterpret their protagonists to be different then their real counterpart.
  • Berserk Button: Shane has a few.
    • As shown in "The Worst SNES Classic Ever 2" and "Worst Nintendo Switch Ever", hearing the Neo Geo intro play wrong.
    • Seeing "www.touchgameplayer.com" added to title screens of games included on many bootleg consoles.
    • Road Fighter. He'll point out that he hates Road Fighter in any video where a hack or clone of it is present.
    • Serves as the point for the "Worst Ever" and "Just Bad Games" series, as the various games and consoles played by Shane and Adam trigger their ire quite often with broken gameplay mechanics, controls, graphics, story or any combination of them.
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    • Slot machines in non-Adventure Games, as seen in "Worst Plug & Play Console Ever 2".
      Shane: Slot machines! Slot machines!! I HATE SLOT MACHINES!!!
    • Played for Laughs in the "Superman: Man of Steel" review, as Steel keeps getting increasingly frustrated by Superman calling him his friend. Not that Superman seems to notice.
  • Corpsing: Occasionally in "Just Bad Games" either Adam, Shane, or both will crack up at something and leave it in the video.
  • Damned by Faint Praise:
    • For particularly bad games featured on "Positives", Shane may struggle to come up with four good things for the game, and resort to listing superficial details or even outright flaws as positives.
    • Shane declares that Interstellar Wrestling League is the best game for the HyperScan but considering that it is one of five games that were ever released for the system, that's not much to brag about.
    • Lights Out for the Game.com is considered the best game for the system but not only was it one of twenty games released, it was included with the system meaning it was essentially free.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Mentioned in "Just Bad Games" for C.I.D. the Dummy where it's pointed out that C.I.D. stands for Crash Impact Dummy which means the full title of the game would be "Crash Impact Dummy the Dummy".
  • Every Episode Ending: The "Just Bad Games" series has Shane boiling down the discussed game as "It's. Just. Bad.".
    • This gets played with in the Tiny Toon Trilogy episode where Adam starts to say the line only for Shane to interrupt him to point out that they covered three games and then to interrupt again to say it himself, citing "It's always my line!"
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: Invoked by Adam and Shane where after Dave smoothly picks up his gun in The Quiet Man, the footage cuts back to when he was getting endlessly punched in the groin from the previous playthrough.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Invoked by Shane in his "Positives" video on Superman 64. After struggling to come up with a final positive for the game, he brainstorms the lore behind the game, and concludes that the reason why it's is so bad is because it takes place in Lex Luthor's virtual world, whom would have made it deliberately cumbersome to navigate in order to torture Superman.
  • Funny Background Event: In Left Alive, a molotov is used to take down some enemies but also accidentally lights up their allies. They didn't realize this until the video was being edited.
  • Gretzky Has the Ball: Front and center in their review of Jerry Rice & Nitus' Dog Football.
  • Groin Attack: A VERY lengthy one due to a glitch in the game allowing the player to hit an enemy in the beans almost indefinitely. They accentuate it with video of a hot dog getting squished and a squirrel eating nuts.
  • Guide Dang It!: The Quiet Man throws you into the game without giving the player any indication on how to use the controls. Entering the pause menu shows some controls, but they're all presented in neon-sign styled pictograms without words.
  • Heroic BSoD: In the "Worst Ever" episode on the "Game.com" handheld, when he sees that one of the games for it is a port of "Batman & Robin", he freezes as clips from the "Just Bad Games" episode on it are superimposed over him.
  • I Was Just Joking: At the end of Left Alive, Adam wonders why one of the villains isn't dead and asks "If he's a robot or something?", and Shane confirms it with an unimpressed tone with the very next scene.
  • Machinima: Often used in the "Just Bad Games" series of videos where the actions of game characters reflect confusion or frustration of the players.
  • Never Needs Sharpening: Sometimes, flaws are twisted as positives in "Positives", such as the ability to skip a third of the game in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, or the overall hilarity of Ride to Hell: Retribution.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer:
    • Whenever they want to indicate that the audio you hear is the in game audio, they put one of these up just so you don't think it's the editors making a joke.
    • When playing Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, after a botched quick time event that cuts immediately to a loading screen, they have to clarify that they weren't doing a Manipulative Jump Cut to make the game seem worse than it already is.
    • When playing Rogue Warrior, the game crashes numerous times. They also show that the bullet holes in the game fade away after a time. They play Fallout 3 to show how the bullet holes are better in that game. The game crashes and the "Stopped Working" window pops up with this to say...
      Fallout 3 Crash Window: You might think this is a joke and it didn't happen but it totally did. Fallout 3 crashed off a fresh install using the latest version fresh from Steam.
    • In Batman & Robin they have to verbally state that they did not edit what Batman says when you fire up "Bat-Galaga".
  • Only One Name: Shane, later joined by Adam.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: His "worst console" reviews get more specific as time goes on. First he reviews the worst console ever, then he reviews the worst Plug N Play Game console, the worst Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles console, the worst Super Nintendo Entertainment System bootleg console, the worst driving console, and then the worst Soulja Boy consoles.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Inverted In Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis, they say that everyone knows the basic stories of Batman and Superman but the game assumes that people know the gist of Aquaman as well.
  • Production Foreshadowing: The Stinger for Just Bad Games Chicken Blaster, uploaded on September 23rd, 2019, has a Money Ghost mention that he's in purgatory for a game about dogs playing football. That game, Jerry Rice & Nitus' Dog Football, would not be covered until over a year later on October 9th, 2020.
  • Running Gag:
    • "The Ghost of the Money You Wasted on [Insert Game Name Here]\This Game".
    • After finding out the singer from The Quiet Man is named Lala, everytime Adam or Shane say her name a clip is shown of an in-game character saying it too.
    • There are several moments in the Hercules The Legendary Journeys. Including rejecting the usage of Rumble Pak everytime they're trying to save or the sexy disco glide for Hercules' walk animation or going back to the first town and always mentioning that the Cyclops boss got unceremoniously killed via cutscene.
    • Anytime V.I.P. comes up, what the acronym stands for changes every time.
  • Sanity Slippage: Adam does this a lot in his "Worst Ever" series of videos.
    • Shane and Adam suffer this during the "Batman & Robin" episode of the "Just Bad Games" series, with them slowly going mad as they play it, with Adam letting out a Big "NO!" of horror after Shane reveals they've got more of the game to play when he thinks it's over.
    • There's a moments of this in "Just Bad Games" Hercules: the Legendary Journeys due to having to replay sections of the game over and over again because the game doesn't auto save and a platforming section where attempts using the standard N64 controller somehow kept failing only for a third-party controller accomplish it on the first try.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Attempted by Shane during Just Bad Games Daikatana after yet another scene of the AI partners doing something stupid and/or dying, in this case Superfly just standing there and letting a zombie kill him.
  • The Stinger: Some "Just Bad Games" will have a blooper or humorous clip after the outro.
  • Shoddy Knockoff Product: The focus of the "Worst Ever" series, with some exceptions.
    • Also, the game Cid the Dummy in comparison to Mega Man.
    • Left Alive takes cues from the Metal Gear Solid series, with Yoji Shinkawa working on parts of the art style.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Covered some of the consoles that Soulja Boy was selling under the "SouljaGame" brand.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: In Rogue Warrior, Dick Marcinco's first gameplay dialogue has him saying "It's a total goat fuck". Due to the preceding animal name, the curse word and all other swears are replaced with goat bleatings aside from an instance of "bullshit" which uses a cow moo instead.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: In-Universe. Most of the games in the Just Bad Games series, some of it also being Shovelware.
  • Title Drop: "Let's look at the Positives/Negatives". Also, "Hot Take!"
  • Uncertain Audience: In-Universe. Their conclusion of the Tiny Toons Trilogy of games, as the show was canceled by the time the games came out and the original demographic had aged to their twenties.
  • Voodoo Shark: The Quiet Man has it's plot holes built into the story due to it's cutscenes being completely silent. When they go through the New Game+ that allows for the dialogue to be turned on, they find that it's attempts to clarify things actually make things more confusing.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Indy's famous phobia is replaced with motion controls when reviewing Staff of Kings.

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