The Rageaholic is a review series from YouTube user RazörFist. His series is known for his witty fast talking nature, large vocabulary paired with a never-ending deluge of swear words, using pictures along with his rants to accentuate the comedy, and his mostly his contrarian and opinionated nature. His biggest comedic influence is Dennis Miller, which makes sense since Razör's comedy style is all about using similes and metaphors with pop culture references.
Not only does he review video games, he also does movie reviews under the Rageaholic Cinema banner. Lately, he started his second most popular types of videos where he does music review episodes called Music Mythos. This is where he reviews a band's entire discography in one video. For these episodes, the bands featured are usually under the Heavy Metal genre (thus these episodes are called Metal Mythos) although he has reviewed non-metal artists like Michael Jackson and Queen. He also reviews comics (Razör v. Comics), does rants, and has a Let's Play series called RazörFist Arcade where he and his editor Terran Gell usually play through the demo of an up and coming game release. He makes a wrestling rant show called The Razör's Edge and the videos have been featured on Vince Russo's YouTube channel. Lastly, he does rant videos where he discusses his opinions on various current topics, particularly involving social and political issues both in the United States and abroad.
- Accentuate the Negative: His use of gameplay footage and pictures does this for the subject he is reviewing.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Loves using this to add just a little more emphasis to his punchlines, standouts include "bite-sized Bon Jovi with a boomerang", "buckshot ball-massage" and "flagrant fanservice fuck you".
- Anti-Humor: At the end of his Splinter Cell retrospective:Im RazörFist and Metal Gear Solid is shit and you should feel bad for playing it. *beat* Theres no punchline its just shit.
- Arch-Enemy: Bioware. Three of their games have topped his "Top 5 Turds of the year" lists.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: From his Resident Evil 5 Review:If you judge this as a survival horror game, it falls clean off the failure spectrum, plummets to the earths core directly into the 9th circle of hell to play strip poker with Mussolini, Hitler, and Justin Bieber.
- Author Appeal: Frequently employs Professional Wrestling video and audio as a cutaway gag, and is a professed colossal fan of the sport.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Absolutely unironically loves the impossibly manly monikers of the protagonists from his favorite machismo-laden actions flicks, usually pausing to gush about them.
- His video editor is the proud owner of the ludicrously cool sounding sobriquet, "Terran Gell."
- Berserk Button: Despite some similarities that he shares in terms of his preference in games and his style of reviewing to an extent. It is not a wise idea to say he is similar to Yahtzee due to his dislike of him. His actual inspiration is Dennis Miller.
- In addition, he really hates it when he sees Plagiarism at work, which is part of the reason why he stopped reviewing The Witcher games and gave Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor his disapproval because, regardless of its strengths or flaws, it was essentially a carbon-copy of Assassin's Creed II mechanics.
- A recurring theme in his rants is his white-hot hatred of hypocrites and deliberate liars, especially when they're engaged in historical revisionism or character assassination. Of particular note are his Hollywood Was Always Red and Michael Jackson Rebuttal videos, where he tears into the mountain of lies that have been erected on both subjects and widely become accepted by the public.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: From his rant called Downfall of Video Game Journalism #2: The Kotaku Conundrum:As someone who does speak Japanese and has been to Japan, I can tell you Kotakus Japanese translations half the time are about as faithful as Jude Law after a box of wine coolers.
- Brain Bleach: The conclusion to his rant on Alan Moore:RazörFist: "People who enjoy superheroes are emotionally deranged and childish", you say? Capital stuff coming from the guy who participated in a full-length documentary on the life and career of Steve Ditko, only to dedicate its entire runtime to bashing the man and his politics knowing full well he would never publicly rebuff you or your incredibly pedestrian worldview. I hate to break it to you, Alan, but that's not only childish, it's the intellectual equivalent of Duck Duck Goose. (pause) And now I need two gallons of mind bleach to sear away the mental image of a fully-bearded Alan Moore playing Duck Duck Goose.
- Caustic Critic: In a show called The Rageaholic? Who would have guessed?
- Then again, the man himself has taken issue with this characterization in the past, carefully pointing out in earlier videos that his review content tended to be divided 50-50 between positive and negative review and that he himself tends to take a positive outlook towards games.
- The Chosen Many: He's not very fond of this trope when games such as The Elder Scrolls Online ostensibly have the protagonist as The Chosen One or the Sole Survivor in-story, but in practice there are hundreds of similar "protagonists" running around with the exact same backstory and obnoxious gamer tags.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Happens when Razör gets even more worked up than normal, typically when a creator displays ambivalence or outright contempt for source material he feels rather strongly about.RazörFist: "Fuck you! Fuck you, George Miller! Fuck you in your fat fuckin' facehole!"
- Cue Card Pause: Referenced in regards to Barack Obama.
- Damned by Faint Praise: In his The Order 1886 review:You know its bad when the principal promotional poster for your game needs a glowing press quote to establish excellence, and the closest thing to positive is a bought out GameFaillers.com quote that roughly amounts to shits pretty yo'.
"If any of this praise sounds somewhat hollow, I would argue that's reflective of the vacuous nature of the film itself."
- He acknowledges when he's engaged in a similar activity when discussing what little he liked about The Force Awakens.
- Deliberately Monochrome: Whenever Razörfist appears on camera, this is his visual motif of choice.
- Reaches a point just below self-parody in his review of the Black & Chrome Edition of Mad Max: Fury Road.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He really likes this trope. A common gag is Razör proclaiming that encountering a repetitious, exhausting and annoying cultural trend will be greeted with a hail of gunfire.
- Do Not Do This Cool Thing: In-Universe. During his review of Doom he criticizes the War Is Hell aesops of military video games finding them to be hypocritical.Narratives castigating the "Horrors of War" in a genre that exclusively features it!
- Everyone Has Standards: Has confessed to going against his nature as a self-described "selfish fucking prick" to do volunteer work on occasion.
- Evil, Inc.: He is convinced that EA is powered by a process that consists of harvesting human souls.
- Fat Bastard: Portrays Jim Sterling, MovieBob, and Gabe Newell as this.
- Four Point Scale: He has rallied against this as shown in his Downfall of Gaming Journalism video on Game Informer, noting that plenty of articles have been written on the subject, and further puts the blame on Game Informer and by extension GameStop for having a hand in the skewering of the scale so far by being the most popular print magazine for gaming owned by the largest retailer in gaming and thus allowing their influence to affect others.RazörFist: A bad game isn't a 6 or a 7, you colluding cuntflaps! A bad game is a 1 or a 2! [...] *shows Game Informer's review of Tony Hawks: RIDE with a 6 out of 10* You can not tell me that score isn't about spinning a bad game as "mediocre" so that GameStop can move the metric shit-load of Tony Hawk skateboard peripherals they'll be stacking in their storerooms to the ceilings with otherwise.
- Game of Nerds: RazörFist loves baseball.
- Gun Nut: Has several videos denouncing gun control and defending the 2nd Amendment. Prefers revolvers, Mausers, bolt-action rifles, and other "classic" style firearms (which fits an Arizonan).
- Gushing About Shows You Like: His Rageaholic Cinema series is basically one long love-song to cheesy 70's and 80's action flicks, extolling their glories in arduous, loving detail.
- Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut: Uses one in his name.
- Hell Is That Noise: Beware the high-pitched squealing of hentai girls, as they're apparently capable of causing an Earth-Shattering Kaboom. Or as Razör describes them...RazörFist: "The infantilized fuck-shrieks of underage hentai bitches!"
- Hidden Depths: During his Ghost of a Tale video, he reveals that he's been a fan of the Redwall series since he was in middle school and finds the protagonist of the game to be rather adorable.
- Hipster: RazörFist opens his Death Wish 3 review with a rant against hipsters, listing things they've ruined (like The Beatles, the Pacific Northwest, and skinny jeans).
- Hypocrisy Nod: Will happily stab holes in his own claims for the sake of a laugh, usually during his movie reviews.RazörFist: Because nothing with Steve Buscemi in it can possibly be considered bad. *poster for I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry peeks into frame* That doesn't count, Terran Gell!RazörFist: Max files in with the rest of the Monty Python and the Holy Grail extras to arrive at the first proper town in this tittyfuckin' series! *Mad Max Town Counter sequence activates* Get the fuck outta here, first film, whaddya think you are, the empirical baseline upon which this whole franchise is based?
- Insistent Terminology: He is convinced that the term streamline is industry code for Dumb the fuck down.
- Lean and Mean: Trim of body, full of rage.
- Malicious Misnaming: A favorite gag of Razör's during his videos lambasting specific people. Using MovieBob as a case study, he's been referred to as: The Game Overeater, MovieSlob, MovieKnob, MovieSnob, MovieBobba The Hutt, and MovieBlob.
- Memetic Badass: In-Universe with actors that he likes, such as Charles Bronson and Clint Eastwood. His film retrospectives on the Death Wish series and the Dirty Harry series paint their respective characters as absurdly awesome murder machines.Bronson, as Paul Kersey: Excuse me, please.
The Rageaholic: If Paul Kersey is using his manners, it can only mean one thing: he is about to excuse someone of the burden of being fucking alive!
Clint Eastwood, as Dirty Harry: May I make a suggestion?
The Rageaholic: Yeah, what's it to be, Harry? Air Marshal? Trained SWAT team? Open hostage negotiati—(Harry comes through the door dressed as a pilot)—holy fuck, this will be a massacre!
- Obligatory Joke: On his review of Commando, he adds the Metal Slug "ROCKET LAWN-CHAIR!" power-up sound to John Matrix's robbing of the survivalist store's secret gun room that has, yes, a rocket launcher.The Rageaholic: Had to be done.
- OOC Is Serious Business: On the very rare occasions he drops the "RazörFist" character it means he wants to be absolutely clear that what he's about to say is extremely important.
- People Fall Off Chairs: During his Rageaholic Cinema of Escape From LA, the footage cuts to him being taken aback (see: flinching/leaning back in his chair) whenever Snake Plissken utters a badass line punctuated by a "badass 80s synthesiser riff"; usually, "Call me Snake." The second time this happens, both he and chair collide with the Punisher stand/cutout/DVD rack, whereupon the camera cuts away again moments before he's bundled out of his chair.
- And, when this happens the third time, it cuts back to him, having pulled a full-on Face Fault.
- Political Correctness Gone Mad: RazörFist despises this, feeling that not only does it often suck the enjoyment out of media for the sake of virtue signalling, it also does a disservice to the actual sacrifices of those who lived through such events.
- Precision F-Strike: He turns this into an art form. Despite not being averse to swearing in any sense, he always times them at just the right time.
- Rated M for Manly: RazörFist's main theme. He dabbles in Heavy Metal, video games, and action films that seem to be fueled by testosterone.
- "Reason You Suck" Speech: So many that they practically need their own separate page, be they simple sections of his videos or entire videos. Here is a great example from his Resident Evil 5 review:So by all means RE5 fanboys, hoodwink yourself into liking the game. Pretend the lack of tension and horror is forgivable. That Capcom was having an off day and that the magic will reappear in Resident Evil 6. Its gone like Freddy Mercury, It aint coming back, and Capcom are solely to blame. Buy their games and you just support the same sort of vapid, overhyped, corporate pablum that gives us a new Call of Duty every 8 months. Capcom, Capcom, for ruining one of the greatest survival horror franchises of all time, this middle finger is for you. And for rejoicing in Capcoms endless barrage of mediocrity and putting this shitpiece at the very top of the sales charts, Capcom fanboys, this middle finger is for you. Im RazörFist, god fucking speed!
- Rule #1: A few of his Rageaholic Cinema episodes make reference to numbered rule lists; mostly populated by themselves.Razorfist [on Malone] : But, before she can return that thing to the bow of the USS Ronald Reagan, she comes face-to-mustache with 80's Action Rule #5: Behind every door... there is a BURT FUCKING REYNOLDS!
Razorfist [on Death Wish]: Paul Kersey is a pacifist, soft-spoken, left-wing architect whose immediate family are about to become acutely aware of the Cardinal Rule of Death Wish: To be related to Charles Bronson... is to FUCKING DIE.
- Running Joke:
- His method of continually finding creative ways to make fat jokes at Jim Sterling's expense. It would not be funny if it was not for his increasingly innovative ways to time them and word them perfectly.
- In his Music Mythos series, he continually points out when vocalist's voices sound like The Muppets with accompanied clips of said muppets synced up with their music.
- Treating the screaming of anime girls as a weapon of mass destruction.
- His review of the Dirty Harry and Death Wish series treated the main characters as insanely awesome murder machines, but he still made several jokes about Charles Bronson's advanced age, and thus making Paul Kersey an extremely Dirty Old Man.
- Signing-Off Catchphrase: At the end of almost every episode to date:"I'm RazörFist, God-fucking-speed!"
- Subverted Catch Phrase: Sometimes he may say something in place of his catch phrase while signing off.
- Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: He's done this to close out several videos, most notably in his review of Red Dead Redemption II where he brings out a physical revolver.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: His rather large vocabulary tends to give off this impression to most of his detractors.
- Parodied in his review of Battletech when he launches into a particularly wordy rant about consumer contempt on the part of the publishers, and screenshots of the definition of various rare terms keep popping up on the screen. Followed immediately by the editor getting a giggle out of him saying the words "hard" and "wood" close together.
- Sophisticated as Hell: The man can change together swear words and formal words together so quickly and seamlessly that it sounds almost natural.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In his Showdown in Little Tokyo review:I seem to remember this looking like something I saw in a hentai once that I just found of course.
- Take That!: Nearly half of his jokes are some form of take that towards a specific target. His most common targets include Sony, Jim Sterling, MovieBob, Zero Punctuation, EA, Square Enix, Capcom, Angry Joe, The Irate Gamer, the Call of Duty and Metal Gear series, modern anime and JRPGs, Anita Sarkeesian, and, given the 2016 election cycle, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
- You can also add Yoshinori Ono (current director of the Street Fighter series), Hideo Kojima, and Tetsuya Nomura to that long list. In fact, you can say he has it out for "super star game directors" in general. You can also add Soul Calibur to that list.
- A subtle one shows up in his retrospective on Gorgoroth, where he emphasizes King ov Hell's insincere involvement with the Black Metal Scene by at one point having the caption call him "T.C. Queen", and describe him not as the "Bassist", but, "Professional Corpsepaint Model".
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: In the Deus Ex review:If you dont play Deus Ex, I will kill you. Oh, you think Im joking? If you dont play this game, I will make you swallow a pufferfish!
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Frequently lapses into this:
- Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Gleefully indulges in a bit of this whenever his predictions are vindicated. Punctuated by spinning in his chair, Flipping the Bird in every possible direction and chanting "Fuck you, I was right! Fuck you, I was right!" Thrusting his crotch at the camera optional.
- Viewers Are Morons: A view he very staunchly holds in regards to the modern gaming audience. This quote from his Guilty Gear review sums it up best."To court a casual audience is to lose a casual audience. Because casual audiences don't decide what to play, they are simply told what to play!"
- Weapons-Grade Vocabulary: And he is not afraid to use it.
- Would Rather Suffer: He claimed he would rather grow ovaries only for the purpose of being punched in them than play Dead Island.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: In his Mass Effect 2 review:Yea, verily, yon video game industry art fucking clueless!
"While Id love to drive the Murder Jack Black In His Sleep bandwagon, because in the words of William Shakespeare: Yea, verily Tenacious D doth fellate many a bulging phallus."
- In his Brutal Legend review:
- You Bastard!: At the end of his Final Fantasy XIII review, he comes to the conclusion that the reason it ended up as bad as it did was because of you.