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  • Acceptable Targets: If some episodes are an indication, it is clear that Caddy is uncomfortable with fandoms in general, being mildly disturbed with "purely fandom games" such as Net Yaroze's Fujiyama. DeviantArt is also a common preferred target of his, specifically anything surrounding fetishes (including bizarre ones like flattened cartoon characters, as mentioned in the episode "Aladdin: Jaffa Cake's Sister is P*ssed Off") commonly found on the website.
    • Two words: Peppa Pig. Caddy has made it clear that since the release of his PIPPA PEG video that he has nothing but sheer contempt and hatred for the franchise and has voiced nothing his displeasure of it, so much that he's done multiple videos ripping Peppa Pig apart. Most see it as this, but some see it as a Broken Base thing.
  • And You Thought It Would Fail: A few months before Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was released, he made a small video addressing his concerns and mentioned that he was not impressed by the footage he had seen. Once the game was released, it quickly became one of his favourite games of all time, feeling that the remastered versions of Crash 1 & 2 were superior to the originals, and that Warped was just as good on both systems.note  He did have some criticisms, but he felt that they were barely noticeable when everything else was so well done.
  • Broken Base:
    • Notable for the "Blossom Blast Bastards" episode. Some viewers see the video still having the usual Caddy charm and jokes. Some others see it as the definite rock bottom when it comes to his main reviews, possibly even beating out the Ballz collab review, which also left a Broken Base on its own. There are also other viewers that see the video more fitting for a Current Quickie video instead of being part of the main show. It helps that Caddy acknowledges at the end of the video that this particular work was shoddy and of very low quality, simply wanting something out for January.
    • The Do It with Puppicarus series quickly fell into this territory at around the same time, with the comments section divided into whether it was a cute sketch show, or a cringy mess. It got to the point where Caddy was forced to cancel the show based on all the negative comments.
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    • As one can tell from reading the comments section, opinions are split on Caddy's negative review of the Hercules PS1 videogame, which is often considered (for example, by JonTron, whose review was even cited in Caddy's video) to be an example of No Problem with Licensed Games. Some agree with him that the game is too difficult, while others say that he was too harsh on the game and that it deserved a slauvage at worst. It should also be noted that some of his criticisms (such as control lag and long load times) do not apply to the PC version of the same game.
    • As the main show goes on: Are the main Caddicarus videos still staying consistent or at least raising in quality? Or have they lost their appeal (or outright declined in quality) as newer episodes are pumped out? Look no more than the comment section of his post-Bubsy reviews for the hints of this.
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    • Cinemaggots is either a breath of fresh air away from video game reviews or is it a poor version of Caddy trying to review films and at times invoking the Bias Steamroller if certain films doesn't fit his quota. This is especially apparent if one frequents his Twitter and notices how incredibly blunt he is if a movie doesn't impress him or pushes a Berserk Button towards a younger audience (if his comments about Ferdinand gave indication). The only factor everyone approves of is Cerys being involved in the series as a secondary option of the reviews.
    • One question: Has Caddy become more negative in recent years? Some fans have noted how incredibly cynical and borderline caustic Caddy has become with his recent videos, in particular with games that tend to fall into the realms of So Okay, It's Average or something that he's familiar with. 2018 didn't help matters where he'd declare something as being "the worst" and went much more ludicrous with videos like The NEXT WORST THING EVER! (It being the long awaited review of Animal Soccer World) and his take on Advent Calendar videos called BADVENT CALENDAR! where he focused on 25 games he called the worst.
    • Caddy's two angry videos directed to Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled's Microtransactions. Are they justified or not? The YouTube comments mostly agree with him, though a few are either neutral or do not see the problem. Ironically, the Crash Team Racing subreddit appears to dislike them, with one of the reasons being that they think Caddy is too childish to make more than one video addressing it (especially with the Think of the Children! justification). Another reason being that this mechanic will be the norm for the game according to datamine and thus will not go away any time soon, defeating any hopes of Activision rethinking about their business decision.
    • Caddy's constant snark at Peppa Pig and by an extent, his constant Papa Wolf / Think of the Children! attitude in many of his videos have slowly grown into this as well. Some find his attacks at Peppa Pig to be justified, as is his heavy Papa Wolf elements due to caring for Cerys's daughters because of it, but some feel the constant snark and videos on Peppa Pig have overstayed their welcome and his heavy defensive towards children at times invoke the Bias Steamroller for some.
    • Some feel Caddy really should stop commentating about movies in general, with most fans thinking he tends to act Holier Than Thou when it comes to criticizing films (especially when aimed at children) and always acting like he knows a film when he doesn't and believing he only thinks he's an expert in film ever since the Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase review.
    • His video on the supposed PlayStation 5 development kit leak has quickly become this. Some believe it is a fun video that exists only pokes fun at the odd design the development kit has, while others believe he was overreacting over something that is non-indicative of the final project. To his credit, Caddy does acknowledge the second point multiple times in the video saying he is aware of that fact and is just commenting on the odd design, however many viewers who fall into the second camp question why he was treating it as though it was a big deal if he was aware of it in the first place.
  • Critical Backlash:
    • The inverse version. A Current Quickie video gave Gone Home an 8/10. Fans are not happy at all, as if they think that the "game" deserves severe trashing instead of praise. Some even decided to swear off Caddy's channel simply because of his opinion. Tread the comments section carefully...
    • Prior to that, Caddy admitted to liking "interactive movie" games like Heavy Rain. The backlash isn't as noticeable as the above, but a few fans have called out Caddy for liking something that (debatably) shouldn't be considered a "game" to them.
    • Watch Day 3 of Cadvent Calendar, then read the comments section. You'll be guaranteed to have a truckload of salt (or more) from the viewers' thoughts alone.
    • His "My Top 10 Unpopular Gaming Opinions" video got a lot of it. Namely, he stated not liking Street Fighter, thinking The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time isn't as good as everyone says it is, and admitting to liking around only 12% of Sonic the Hedgehog games and not liking any of the characters (besides Dr. Eggman).
    • This goes back as early as the Fade to Black review. Comments show that most people actually like the game (with some even calling out on him for unfairly panning the game). Also helps that despite its flaws, it's one of the early 3D third-person adventure games. Doesn't help that most critics pan the game as well, landing this game's status more on Cult Classic.
    • An odd case with his Shadow Man review, as even fans of the game agreed that the PS1 port was a mess. However, once the game showed up on the BADVENT CALENDAR and Caddy expressed no interest in playing the more polished versions, it rubbed them wrong way.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • In "Scooby-Doo and the Super Shag", Caddy gets upset over how each level's goal is a box of Scooby Snacks, even though you collect far more Scooby Snacks in the levels themselves and there's seemingly no reason for a standard box to be the goal. However, the movie the game was adapted from establishes that collecting a box of Scooby Snacks is how you progress from level to level in the in-universe game that the gang gets stuck in.
    • Caddy plays a Columns clone in the Net Yaroze video and praises it for being an interesting take on Tetris, seemingly unaware that it's an already-established video game series best known for being on the Sega Mega Drive. When someone mentioned this on his Tumblr, he admitted he never heard of the game due to not being familiar with Sega growing up.
    • A similar case happens in the same video as above. In this case, Caddy doesn't seem to be aware that Bouncer 2 (which is praised in the same way as how he commented on Columns, albeit comparing Bouncer 2 with Breakout) is basically a clone of Atari Circus. People had begun pointing that out in the comments as well.
    • At one point during the Legoland review, he did a common mistake of referring to the spider as an insect.
    • In his otherwise-very-positive review of Cuphead, he complains that you can't buy everything in the shop in one playthrough. While you can't buy everything if you only get the coins from the run-and-gun stages, there are enough coins hidden throughout the overworld that you can buy everything in the shop.
    • In his "Peter Pancreas" review, he miscredits Dingo Pictures as the creator of both Peter Pan and Snow White and the Seven Clever Boys, despite the fact that Phoenix Games only ported Dingo's library to the PS2 and Dingo themselves fizzled out around the turn of the century. In actuality, Aqua Pacific was the developer of Seven Clever Boys and Peter Pan. He corrects this in his review of Animal Soccer World, noting the differences between the two creators.
    • The order of his reviews of the Kingdom Hearts series. Most games he takes a look at are in the correct order of release...however, he reviewed 358/2 Days before Kingdom Hearts II (it's an Interquel game set before II, but made after it) and reviewed Dream Drop Distance before Birth By Sleep. To compound the issue, his original title of his Kingdom Hearts II review was (and he's since moved this sentence to the description of the video), "it should really be called 'Kingdom Hearts IV'" and also says that he doesn't care about the right order in his description of it. Yeah, because that's how chronology goes within the Kingdom Hearts series for sure, Caddy!
    • In his review of the video game adaptation of the 2007 animated series George of the Jungle on the PlayStation 2, he mistakes the Dr. Scott for a chef, since said character is working on a cure for common cold in the game, it’s made even more jarring by the fact that Caddy mentions that it’s a job for a scientist rather than a chef, and even looked up the series’ Wikipedia page which has list describing the show's main characters, but he only mentions that the show was made in Flash and that the titular character had two different voice actors over the span of its two seasons.
    • In his Resident Evil review, a Fun Fact segment claims the original soundtrack was composed by Mamoru Samuragochi who had hired a ghost composer because he was going deaf. The original music was actually done by Masami Ueda, and Samuragochi (and his ghost composer) only did the Dual Shock's replacement music. Samuragochi's deafness has also been exposed as a lie since the mid 2010s with his hiring of a ghostwriter as an attempt at covering his lie up. Furthermore, Caddy claims that because of licensing issues with Samuragochi and his composer, all rereleases of the game would be of the Dual Shock version with the replacement music...which is completely untrue for the European PS Store version of the game, which is the previous Director's Cut version with Ueda's soundtrack, is also untrue for the DS version of the game, Deadly Silence which uses Ueda's music unaltered and would also make no sense for the Gamecube remake which uses remixed versions of Ueda's music which, if licensing issues were apparently a thing, would not be the case.
    • In his Caddy's Retrospectives episode on Tekken 3, he states that Jun Kazama "gets decapitated" after her fight with Ogre. For the record, Jun is canonically missing; Ogre hoding her head the arcade intro was shown in her son Jin's (who spent most of the fight having been knocked out by Ogre) perspective, and is based on what he thinks happened during that duel.
    • In his video on Crash Twinsanity he gets upset over the game invoking the Evil Twin trope with Evil Crash, despite the fact that Evil Crash is not Crash's brother but instead an Evil Counterpart from the 10th Dimension. The fact that Caddy even looked into the cut content of Twinsanity makes this more baffling as the morality-swapped versions of the main cast are some of the more well-known pieces of cut content from the game.
    • Caddy's video on The Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection has him say that the ampersand isn't a letter, not realizing that it used to be considered one. Knowing that the intention behind The Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection was to preserve a lot of the historical elements of the nursery rhymes, this makes sense.
    • In both Peppa Pig HAS A MUSIC CAREER and The PS5 LEAK looks....problematic...., Caddy criticizes linesnote  for not rhyming going so far as to say they "don't work at all." This is despite the fact that near rhymes - rhyming in which the words sound the same but do not rhyme perfectly - are widely used and are seen as an acceptable substitute for "perfect" rhyming, especially in music. The example in the former video is especially baffling as the words sound so alike that it should be negligible, yet he treats it as though it is a major problem on par with his other criticisms.
    • A minor one shows up in I Watched 24 of the WORST YouTube Videos EVER, where while watching a parody Monster Energy advert he made, Caddy mistakenly refers to the Awesome Face meme as an emoji - it's actually an image macro that originated as an emoticon long before the emoji protocol.
    • One in the Playstation All Stars Battle Royale review when they claim that "the game forces you through the tutorial". This (slightly paraphrased) transcript of the leadup to the claim explains everything:
    Game: Would you like to play the tutorial?
    Caddy: No.
    Game: Are you sure?
    Caddy: No.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Towards the end of his Bratz review, he shoots a little girl in the head! It's gruesome, shocking and very much in poor taste. What pushes it over the line again? The little girl was his girlfriend's daughter, who was standing right next to Caddy as he murdered her child! And then he gets her other daughters to destroy the Bratz game like nothing even happened, no one even daring to try to stop him. It's just too messed up to not love.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Accidentally invoked in "Kids Explain Star Wars", due to the YouTube thumbnail featuring Cerys and Caddy, but given the height difference in the thumbnail it's easy to misconstrue her to be Phoebe (her 8 year old daughter, who wears a flower headband in the video) which could be slightly off-putting. Caddy swiftly changed it when he realized how it looked.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • ROSIE, Caddy's sister, who appeared frequently at times, who's maybe even more of a Cloud Cuckoo Lander than Caddy himself. Helps she has her own YouTube channel!
    • Caddy's stepdaughters, who appear in the Kids Explain videos, are also very popular.
    • Nathaniel Foga, who frequently leaves comments on Caddy's videos, is loved for his funny comments and for giving him George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret.
    • Cerys, Caddy's girlfriend. Her editing is considered the highlight of his "Caddy Plays" videos.
  • Growing the Beard: Quite literally. The quality of his show seems to have grown along with his beard.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Caddy's praise about P.T. becomes uncomfortable when Konami removed the game from the PS Store, which in turn later on led up to the cancellation of Silent Hills, but would eventually be rebirthed into Death Stranding.
    • In early 2013, his Destruction Derby 2 review included a joke about the game's violent cover art by commenting how everyone in the car crash on the front cover is dead, bringing up pictures of different characters or people when saying "friends, fathers, etc." The picture he used for "fathers" was James Avery (Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), who died later that same year.
    • In his Tekken 7 review, Caddy mentioned that Tekken Bowl was rumored to be coming soon as DLC and hoped that the latter wasn't true. The mode did come out but his worries about it being paid turned out to be true.
    • The more positive-leaning review on Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled became less fun to watch now that Microtransactions have been added to the game. When Caddy found out about this, he was genuinely angry. As an extension, the "Cash Banooca" Running Gag ended up being used as a joke that Activision took the "Cash" part seriously.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!:
    • Caddy's own thoughts on Ocarina of Time in his "My Top 10 Unpopular Gaming Opinions" got the ire of many fans, especially when it felt he was blatantly agreeing with Arin's own retrospective on it. He even admitted the video pretty much solidified his thoughts on it.
      • "My Top 10 Unpopular Gaming Opinions" also earned him the hate of the Sonic the Hedgehog fanbase after he panned everything about the series.
      • He got as well some hate from the Street Fighter fanbase in that same video.
      • He got also a inverted case (He Didn't Pan It, Now He Sucks) in, again, the same video, when he said that he doesn't understand the hate towards mobile gaming.
      • The video's sequel got even MORE hate with its even greater controversial opinions, even some of Caddy's most steadfast fans feel the video is clickbait at best.
    • As he himself mentions, he got crucified by Twitter when he mentioned he doesn't like Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase.
    • Caddy tends to do this on his own Twitter, as seen at the many comments when he bashed the Goosebumps movie and any movie done by David F. Sandberg. He arguably does this with any movie he goes to see, immediately commending them if they don't fit his high standards.
    • Caddy brought this in spades with his mentions of how he didn't like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain over its story, with some pointing out how Konami's Executive Meddling is the reason the story became the way it is. This hasn't stopped him from reminding people how it sucked in his eyes.
    • Caddy got immense flack for his primarily-critical review of God of War (PS4). Not helped that the first title of the review was "GOD OF DISAPPOINTMENT" and garnered a slew of people calling him out on it and Caddy's more or less than stellar response which led to him begrudgingly changing the title to "IS IT REALLY 10/10?". It's even become a sore point for people who watch his show, if his movie comments gave more flack.
    • It didn't take long for Caddy to receive some guff for his Top ten WORST things in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, many feeling the list was riddled with nitpicks outside of the game's glitches and some outright calling Caddy a nostalgic contrarian (despite assuring everyone that he loves the remake).
    • He caught a lot of flack of Twitter when he criticised Fall Guys, specifically its price tag, thinking it isn't worth $20 and would be much better as a Free-to-Play game, because he found it barebones and repetitive, though he stated he enjoyed it with friends and doesn't dislike it, it wasn't enough to extinguish the fire.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In Destruction Derby 2, he jokes about the shortness and incompleteness of the game's Wikipedia article. The article was greatly revised since then, and became a "good article" in 2017.
    • In his review of Rascal, he calls a boss he fights "a big, smelly goat" who's too cute for him to fight. A few months later...
    • In his roster wishlist for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, he included Cloud from Final Fantasy VII. Then he got in Super Smash Bros..
    • In his "Cringing at my First Video", Caddy was about to slaughter Miracle Space Race before his birthday celebration. A few months later, he ended up reviewing the game.
    • Not long after his review of Peppa Pig a news story broke out that kids had been inadvertently exposed to graphic parody videos of kids TV shows including Peppa, with scenes of animated violence and bad language. Some wondered if Caddy had anything to do with it.
    • Way back in his Crash Bash review, Caddy notes that Rilla Roo- sorry, "Gorilla Monkey Anus Face" only ever appeared in this game, never to show up again in any future installments. Come Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled and like it or not Caddy, Gorilla Monkey Anus Face has made an unexpected return in full HD.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: Some people feel Caddy doesn't offer anything new and is just repeating himself through his Caddicarus show. Most fans now are just waiting until he finally does his retrospective on Spyro the Dragon.
  • Nausea Fuel: In his Top 10 SCARIEST Moments in NON-HORROR Games!, he talks about how some Mudokons in Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus have their eyes stitched shut, which is already horrifying enough, but it's accompanied by an animation showing a needle piercing through eyelids to stitch up an eye, Caddy himself is disgusted.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Caddy's sense of humour usually involves a lot of jumpscares which can catch a lot of people off guard. These can often pop up during any video and doesn't have to be a horror related review however they are seen to be humourous and not to outright scare but it can still really startle people whether it's his use of distorted and highly amplified audio or flashing images which sometimes pop up now and again during the videos.
    • His Halloween special with Jordan Underneath has a bit of this thanks to Jordan. Literally the first two seconds of Jordan's appearance, in fact.
    Caddy: Hey, Jordan, it's me-
    Jordan: (With sunken-in, unnatural-looking eyes) FUCK OFF CADDY!
    • His #1 in his "My Top 10 Things in Games that Scared Me as a Kid!" video...just it needs to be seen to be believed. Not helped that he uses the enemies from the game as a Jump Scare at the end.
    • From the Casper: A Spirited Beginning video:
    Caddy: ~Roses are red, violets are blue...
    Floating head of I Hate Everything: I know where you live, and I'm watching you.
    • His rendition of "This Little Piggy" from Classic Nursery Rhymes is genuinely unsettling.
    • The lullaby he makes up for the Peppa Pig Music CD, depicting his desire to see Peppa and George get trapped in a gorge. Might be funny...except for the accompanying image of Peppa and George, terrified and crying as they try to escape a gorge while a creepy ambience plays in the background.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Caddy's sister started making regular appearances on Playstation Access in 2019, making her appearances in his videos this for Access fans.
  • Squick: The Beard Burger skit from the PaRappa the Rapper 2 review.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • Many people don't like the new thumbnail and intro that were introduced in the Bubsy is 3D in Furbitten Planet review.
    • The same reaction happens when he changed his channel icon to match the art style used for the updated thumbnail.
      • By some extension, the abrupt change to the channel's theme song, going more electronic based.
    • As a more meta example, Caddy made not just one, but two rant videos in which he makes it very clear that he's not pleased with the introduction of Microtransactions in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled.
    • To satisfy YouTube's algorithm, the Caddicarus videos' titles have been changed into the name of the reviewed subject, or simply something straightforward. While the content itself remains intact, fans quickly notice this and begin to mourn the older titles.


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