Sat, Feb 04 2012, 09:21 PM EST
Just a general sort of comment, but I do like AVGN, because while yelling and screaming, the guy seems to know his stuff and provides more in depth commentary on history of things, frequently obscure systems he's demonstrating.
My problem with a lot of reviewers is that they follow in the footsteps of AVGN, but all they took was the anger and none of the nerd. And while raging is fine, when it's your only gimmick, it wears thin pretty quick. Reviewers seem to get into this mind set of "mad automatically equals funny".
However, guys like Yahtzee get that angle right. He's said himself that people like the negative approach more, which is why he hardly praises games. But more importantly, people seem to forget they're not quite "real" reviews because nine times out of ten, they're intentionally destroying the game. I give Yahtzee a pass on the negativity because he's more creative when it comes to wording and isn't just I'M YELLING THAT'S FUNNY, RIGHT?!?!?! I mean, just look at the original review he did if Duke Nukem.
But that's just me. The Internet's big enough for varying opinions, despite what people think.