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- Average John: The Metroid: Other M video is one. Essentially, it's him making shitty arguments defending the storyline, and is mostly screaming at other people for hating the game in the first place. He absolutely refuses to acknowledge any single fault Other M has, calling it near-perfect, and trying to scream over the heads off the people who have constructive criticism for it, turning critics of the game into a straw fanboy. The stupidest point, is where he calls Other M better than Metroid Prime is because it isn't a FPS, which he goes on to say is everything wrong with gaming today. This is a fairly accurate breakdown of Bob's asshattery.
- Scardoll: His "Combat Evolved" commentary on Halo attacks the series for being racist. However, his steadfast refusal to do the research meant that practically everything in the video was outright wrong or misplaced. Bob managed to misinterpret one of the textbook examples of Scary Dogmatic Aliens as "an ethnically diverse and more interesting force working to a common goal," despite one of their primary motivations in the game being genocide (and most of the races are enslaved). He even invoked Godwin's Law for a half second moment in a commercial, yet still couldn't be bothered to read up on the basic plots for Halo 2 and Halo 3. And what was his deep, dangerous, thought-provoking message? "Racism is bad, m'kay?"
- Vader 999: Let it be known that I love both Mario and Metroid (Even Other M, to an extent) but his rants on Halo (Militaristic force of uniformed "facist" space supersoldiers takes on ethnically and racially diverse alliance of aliens) is just so unjustified. Nevermind that the Covenant encourages racism and uses it to separate the many races into castes, where many of the races (Hugarok/Engineers, Unggoy/Grunts, Lekgolo/Hunters,Yanme'e/Drones) being slaves. The Only exceptions being the Jackals/Kig-Yar being mercenaries and the Jiralhanae/Brutes and the Sangheili/Elites being in the Warrior caste (Which is as close as you get to being "middle-class" in the Covenant society) and the Prophets themselves (the San'shyuum) being the undisputed masters in the politics and religion arenas of the Covenant. He states how the game is racist for portraying the more diverse Covenant as the bad guys, but then again you can apply it to Metroid and Mario just as well: White Italian guy goes on and literally stomps on a force made up of diverse ethnicities and races to save a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white chick, or Blond-haired, blue-eyed white chick commits genocide on a racially and ethnically diverse cast of different races and interesting life forms while collecting mac-guffins. What he forgot was that the Covenant (Along with Bowser's forces and the Space Pirates) are evil. Diversity is not inherently good. Any organization can be diverse and employ a wide range of races and species to do its bidding, but they can choose to be good or evil, and in the case of Halo, Mario, and Metroid, the more diverse organization opts to be evil. The Covenant want to commit genocide, the enemies in Metroid are pirates and terrorists, and Bowser's forces are protecting a kidnapper and his hold over his hostage. (Namely, Bowser himself and his imprisonment of Peach) I'd be damned sure he would say that about Metroid or Mario's enemies if someone attacks those series for being racist, but not on Halo, despite the premise of all three franchises being the exact same thing when seen from his point of view. He forgets that another reason why Bungie put so many races as the enemy (and probably why Nintendo does the same to Mario and Metroid) is to give a variety to the enemy force and have the player think strategically for every encounter instead of having them all being Elites or Brutes and the player rinsing and repeating over and over again and using the same weapons all the time. Yet he takes such a low jab at a non-Nintendo series just to be a prick while refusing to see the game's context both gameplay-wise or story-wise, accusing it of racism despite the fact that the UNSC characters that Bungie put in have blacks and Latinos clearly being present in the Army, and even Covenant allies in Halo 2 and Halo 3. Which really makes Moviebob's accusations against Halo invalid as his favorite series (which also happens to be on my list of favorites) also have the same "problem" he says Halo has.
- Snoop Troop: His review of Book of Eli. Anything he addresses that is in the film itself can be derived from the trailers and insists on focusing on the fact that it contains religious elements. His line saying that God allying with the Hero of the story kills all tension is especially grating considering the Hero almost always wins anyway especially in action films and in this film there are plenty of plot twists including Eli dies of a mortal wound inflicted by the villain. As opposed to actually having watched the film; it comes more off like he had to review this movie but didn't want to see it so he instead read up on what other people have said previously about it then negatively attacked it with smug satisfaction.
- randomfox : A while back he did a two part episode about the Sonic series. It was understandably and predictably somber, and while he spent a good half of it jerking off Nintendo (what a surprise) the real kicker for me was when he started giving recommendations on how to "fix" the series. Out of the two, the one he elaborated on being a reboot of the franchise wherein the suggested plot was a combination of two bad movies, the big moment was his suggestion that they make Robotnik a credible villain by having him kill all the side characters, sounding especially elated when suggesting killing off Cream The Rabbit. First off, when has alienating a series existing fans and going for a sudden grimdark approach ever been successful? And even if you don't like all the peripheral side characters, which even fans are having trouble defending at this point, it's really sickening to hear an earnest suggestion to kill a six year old girl. I'd go into a rant about that, but Linkara did it for me at about 6:43 of this review that sums up my feelings quite well.
- C 17: A while back people called out Bob for having a massive double standard of anything Nintendo (and Japan as a whole) makes. Like calling Halo crap for having a rather simple story (Pretty Cool Guy kills aliens and isn't afraid of anything) but loves Mario game story (Pretty Cool Guy saves princesses and isn't afraid of anything) as well as above (Other M is Japanese while Prime was made by Americans) so he ends up making a video about things he doesn't like about Nintendo, no just kidding, he spends half of it complaining about having to say bad things about something he like, and the rest coming out of minor talking problems only to end up the praise Nintendo. All it did was prove Bob is nothing more than a hypocritical hardcore gamer who at times makes a few good points.
- Mack The Knife: His video on One More Day as part of The Big Picture. First, OMD was three years ago; it's not exactly the hot new thing everyone's talking about. Most of the Internet are trying to move on from it. Second, he says absolutely nothing that we didn't already know, in an extremely egregious example of getting money for old rope. Since the title of the video was "The Devil and Mr Parker", I expected him to comment on the much-maligned musical Turn Off the Dark, or even the upcoming reboot which he never stops bitching about at every chance he gets. The entire running time of the video can be summarised as: "Here is a thing. It exists. Thank you, goodnight, God bless, can I have my money now?"
- Jonn: "Magneto Was Right" is him saying nerds identify with the X-Men because they're oppressed special people. The metaphor is problematic, as noted elsewhere, since the average X-Man has enough power to kill people easily. He then goes on to decry "anti-intellectualism" in the media, such as Jersey Shore and My Name Is Earl. Problem is, the former is arguably tongue in cheek, and the latter definitely is. People don't watch those shows because they look up to the characters, they watch them because they want to see the idiots making idiots of themselves. What are fools for, if not to laugh at? And there are plenty of nerds who are just nerds, not particularly smart. Given the other complaints here, I'm starting to think I was right in my assumption that Moviebob is either a jerk, a troll, or both.
- Deranged Genius: It's only been recently that Bob's started hating on the 90s for some unknown reason, which has really been irritating me. But then it turned into the most ridiculous excuse to hate on an era in his review of SCRE4M, where basically he ends up admitting that the 90s sucked solely because it was the decade when the first Scream film came out and he felt butthurt that his "special power" of being able to talk about movie tropes in a conversational way was taken from him by this movie. Buddy, if that was your biggest gripe about the film, then why the hell do you frequent this site? Also, hell, let's just toss out all the other great films of that era (Pulp Fiction, Toy Story, etc.), since they're probably just as tainted by this horrible time period.
- Ace Strange: The moment where TGO became unpleasantly obnoxious in its storyline was Episode 52: Dark Days, in which Bob brought in some of the most stupid, poorly done plot this side of The Irate Gamer. Seriously, Sergeant Bunnyface?!
- Novus Wulf: For me, it's his review of James Cameron's Avatar. The opening is him pretty much insulting anybody who noticed a very glaring flaw with the Movie, and after that it pretty much only gets worse from there, to the point where he sounds more like a fanboy douchebag than a Critic.
- Machine Man 1992 Episode 68 of the Game Overthinker, Crass Effect, has done the impossible and actually Topped "Heavens to Metroid" in terms of wrong headed douchbaggery. The episodes deal with the controversy surrounding the ending of Mass Effect 3. Bob does no research, even openly admitting he has no interest in playing the games himself, and yet feels qualified enough to offer his opinion on what, again he himself admits, he has no first hand knowledge of. He uses ridiculous strawmen, caricaturing the entirety of the Retake Mass Effect movement as crybabies.
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