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This review was originally more rude and a lie. I did it as a joke and, while I found it funny at the time, it really wasnít and I grew guilty because Nico deserves better than that. I sincerely apologise for it and to anyone mentioned in the review and those swayed away by it. I was going to delete it but as that was not an option, Iím editing it to be more honest. A bit too late to be enough imo.
Nico B is someone I have been watching for years. At least since his Persona 4 or Danganronpa 2 videos. He has provided great content over the years.
Nico is known for doing a lot of voices in his LP and ad-libbing his characters in funny situations (my personal favourite is Phoenix in the Apollo Justice). Some may find the voices annoying, but I find them hilarious and some of Nicoís voice acting can be really good and fitting for the character. He also does give the games a serious reading throughout his L Ps.
Beyond that, Nico is actually (well, tends to be) pretty good at the games he plays and actually listens to the comments with tips and helpful advice. He also admits fault when some part of the plot or his anger is his fault. Something I genuinely respect.
Nicoís choice of games would be pretty hit-or-miss for some, they tend to be visual novels, RP Gs and Action games. While there are some L Ps I donít watch because of the games, his variety can be pretty refreshing as he goes from a long new game to a long awaited return to a beloved series. He also tends to play a lot of the same series which is great, as we get to see his love grow (worsen in Corpse Partyís case) and him get better.
His videos length may also put off some people, they used to be about half an hour but nowadays it about 1 hour per video. While this is fairly long, his videos are edited well to ensure each part of it is worth seeing. I find the best ways I enjoy it is to put it on in the background while playing my own games.
Nico also does a lot of live-streams which I tend to not watch but itís important to note as he does 1 every week. I find that they tend to be the most popular games rather than ones I enjoy or would find enjoyable (Disgaea never).
The last thing is Nico himself. For those that saw the previous review, every thing I said was a lie, and a not funny one at that. Nico is a genuinely funny and fun guy, he genuinely cares for his fans and supporters and his willingness to at least try to make things work rather then quit is respectable, if a bit worrying for his health at points. Heís too much of a good guy to leave this review up in good faith and I shouldíve deleted it earlier.
Overall, I whole-heartedly recommend this guy and his content. My suggestions would be his ace attorney series (Apollo Justice being my favourite) and Yakuza, even though those games tend to take him a bit.
(So, this is technically my 2nd review here, but seeing as the 1st one wasn't particularly serious... Here we go again!)
First, I'd like to be upfront about the fact that I'm one of the channel's moderators, meaning my experience with NicoB isn't exactly standard. Still, I stumbled upon the channel as blindly as anyone else back in 2013, and I've stuck around for over 6 years as a genuine fan of Nico's content. Long story short, he's my favorite YouTuber.
With that said, for someone unfamiliar with Nico and wondering whether he's worth checking out, I raise the following questions:
1) Are you a fan of story-oriented games, especially from Japan?
2) Do you like watching LPers as they experience such games for the first time?
3) Does a mix of crack-filled ad-libbing and serious commentary sound up your alley?
If you answered yes to all these questions, then Nico just might be the LPer for you! (If not, that's totally fair, and it's all about personal enjoyment at the end of the day.)
As for Nico beyond his content, he's a good guy, plain and simple. He doesn't claim to be the best gamer or LPer out there, nor is that his goal, but he puts genuine effort into all his videos and shows constant appreciation for his community. He's friendly, sincere, and tries his best, and that's really something I admire in a content creator. It's why I've stuck by him for this long, and why I don't see that changing any time soon.
There's a lot of kinds of Let's Players out there, each bringing their own thing to the table. Nico B's contribution is him making "hilarious comedy voices", punctuated by his own shrieking laughter at how funny he finds himself. He doesn't play games well, nor does he seem to have any real interesting insight into them. He's put all his chips on comedy and, well, watch the first thirty seconds of this episode to see why this was a bad idea.
So rest of this review is redundant. If you aren't already somehow a fan of Nico B, you still aren't. What people see in this series is a mystery to me, but then again, I haven't been ten years old in quite a while. If I can find one positive thing to say about Nico B, it's that he might just be the one thing that gets me into producing my own let's play videos. If I had known the bar was that low, I could have made a fortune by now.
Simply the greatest person you will find on Youtube.
Nico has been blessed by higher powers with precognition. This allowed him to have a deeper understanding of the characters of the games he played and predict their actions often 30 hours in advance by making random jokes.
Not only that, while most game characters will part with their players after the game is completed, Nico has the ability to touch upon the characters soul and have them express their true desires. Game characters therefore choose to leave their game and stay at Nico's side, allowing them to expand their lifespan much longer than that of the duration of a simple game.
One of the more entertaining Youtubers. Comes up with hilarious voices for characters in the games he plays.
One of the more annoying Youtubers. Coming up fucking irritating voices for characters in the games he plays
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