Banjo Kazooie is one of my favorite games, okay?
Go watch my video about it, I love that game. Banjo-Tooie on the other hand is almost a complete opposite game. It’s a much slower paced game due to
a lot of meandering and back tracking through these enormous levels. The story is more audacious, the atmosphere is thicker, the characters more interesting, But it’s the moment to moment gameplay where Tooie tends to screw up. The original game was direct and simple. Banjo-Tooie is sprawling and
confusing and everything takes too long to do. (on recording): Here we go. All right. Yup. (sighing) All right. That, that’s enough. No seriously, that’s enough. Is this done? Is this done yet?! Stupid… (dunkey laughs) Okay, almost there. Almost there? There we- oh my god its still going. god- Jesus Christ… Are you finished? That pretty much sums the game up. Ah thankfully Banjo would see a return
to form with his third game… where you build dumbass cars the entire time. 7 years later, these guys start a
kickstarter to make a fourth Banjo with a goal of around $200 thousand dollars. They end up receiving $2.5 million
dollars to make the game, and with the team including people who worked on the actual Banjo series, It all starts to look very promising for Yooka-Laylee. But then some disconcerting stuff starts to pop up. They announced they’re using the Unity engine, Which is the engine you make the
fucking Donald Trump game with, then they release this underwhelming
demo, which you know…. It’s just a demo. Maybe it doesn’t really represent the final game. Then they show off this new trailer And I really start getting worried, then jump to about a year later. Just weeks before the game releases, they make the weird move of
removing JonTron as a voice actor for the game. “DANNY DEVITO!” In case you missed the controversy, a
popular YouTuber Jontron made some dumb, horrible vile remarks on the internet for the world to see, he said… That he was not impressed the new
Zelda: Breath of the Wild, now obviously you have to remove this
man from the game. But did you really have to do it in such
a public and arrogant way Playtronic? I didn’t even know Jontron was in the
game until you said he was out of it, you know. I think they’re still trying to cover their
tracks from Banjo Tooie. So now it’s finally time to play Yooka Laylee. What kind of kickstarter game do we have here? Is it on the Shovel Knight side or is it on
the Mighty No. 9 side? It’s on the fucking shitty side, I’m sorry guys. (Although Shovel Knight is in the game.) Yooka-Laylee is uninspired and wildly uneven. It hits you with the best level right off
the bat and then it just kind of fades out. Inconsistency haunts every corner of this game. Sometimes the music is beautiful… Other times, it’s just loud and bombastic and grating. Sometimes the game looks beautiful,
sometimes it looks like dogshit. Sometimes the controls are razor tight, other times they’re slippery and imprecise. There are just blatant levels of polish
not applied here, and in a lot of ways the game is less technically sound than Banjo Kazooie,
which came out 19 years ago. There are highlights though, like the
character design. Yooka and Laylee are great stand-ins And then you have Trowzer, who–this is–he’s just genius. That little satisfying jingle that plays when
you earn a pagie, *jingle plays* The vibrant colorful settings.
The rest though is just…. half hearted buggy filler and missed opportunities. Rextro 64 is this dinosaur with these little arcade cabinets you play to earn pagies. On paper, it sounds like a lot of fun. But in practice, these little mini games are complete dick. You have the shitty golfing part that makes me want to blow my head off. You have these wonky mine cart sections. You have this fucking dickhead hub world where you can’t even find the next level. Seriously, who made this thing? Why do the enemies take so many hits to kill? Why do I have this annoying meter for my special abilities? Why is it so hard to fly around? Why does this casino level even exist? Why don’t the characters interact and feel like they’re a part of the level? Instead they’re just kind of glued onto the floor. Why do they have these crappy black doors everywhere
that disrupt the flow of the entire game? (on recording) Do I go this way, or do I go this way? This is where you’re supposed to go. No, wait, this is where I’m– *slide whistle sound effect* Do they really need that for every single– *slide whistle sound effect* Where’s the pause theme at, huh? How you not going to have pause music? Why do they just keep recycling the same characters in every level without introducing ones that actually fit the level theme? Yooka-Laylee is too afraid to embrace the confident simplicity of Banjo Kazooie and it isn’t inventive enough to be mistaken for Banjo Tooie. It ends up feeling like a fan tribute rather than something a team of professionals worked on, and I’m very disappointed with this game. But I hate to end this video on such a down note. So you know what? I’m about to hit you With some real games, ok? You want a fun platformer with a ton of variety? Bam. Go play Mario Galaxy 2, it’s a masterpiece.
Oh my God, this game is a masterpiece. Go play the new Ratchet and Clank. You want a more story-driven platformer? Bam, Psychonauts. The levels take place inside of the minds of the characters. You want some new shit? *don’t do it* Bam! Hollow Knight! It’s like cute Castlevania
with some nods to Dark Souls, and you can do the Ducktales hop. Boom! Rayman Legends. Every single level of this game is a masterpiece, it’s a mastapeece! *muah* Now be honest… Do you want to play as a lizard,
who makes dated references to celebrities every time the level starts? Bam. Gex. “Ahh, to see the world as Keith Richards does.” “This looks like an all-nighter at Richard Simmons’s house.” “Note to self: don’t drink tap water at Jerry Garcia’s.” “Reminds me of Halloween at Rip Taylor’s.” What does this remind you of, Gex? “This is like a luau at Mel Blanc’s house.” Do you want to play a collectathon reminiscent of Rare’s golden age on the N64? Then just play fucking Banjo Kazooie you goddamn son of a bi– *outro*

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100 thoughts on “Yooka Laylee (dunkview)

  • June 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    I fricken loved this game. I didn't play Banjo when it came out on N64 because I was obsessed with Mario at the time and I was like, who is this fricken Bear? And what's this bird about? I don't want to control two characters! This was after playing it for five minutes at a Toys R Us. I know. Stupid. Fast forward to Yooka Laylee and I'm so sick to death of 3rd and 1st person shooters set in either post apocalypse or zombie infested lands that I'm desperate for a platformer from when video games were fun. But when Yooka Laylee launched I was broke and couldn't afford it even at it's lower price. A few years later I find it at my library so I decide to give it a try, expecting sheer horror based on what others said about it. Bit it's not horror. It's… It's amazing. The controls are tight, the characters are as fun as any Rare characters, the worlds are gorgeous and a pleasure to explore, the power-ups are fun, transformations too. When it was over I was desperate for more, so I decided to finally go back and play Banjo-Kazooie on Rare Replay. Holy Frick! The game is a masterpiece! So now, because of Yooka Laylee, I'm enjoying Banjo-Kazooie and I get to look forward to Banjo Tooie. And then Il play Conker for a bit more of the hood stuff and the. I'll play Nuts and Bolts and probably stop playing video games forever afterward because I'll have lost all faith in humanity and video games. (I've played a few minutes of it already. Long enough to see that it insinuates that Banjo-Kazooie was a bad game and Nuts and Bolts was going to fix that, and also that this game shouldn't even be poking fun at Superman 64.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    And 2 years later he's in smash

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    Banjo kazooie game: fun creative and amazing
    Yooka layle: just a rip-off

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    “Why does this casino level even exist?” Dunk predicted The Last Jedi

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  • June 21, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    Is this bitch really complaining about tooie? Its a great game

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  • June 21, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    I don’t know maybe it for fucking yea dumbass

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  • June 21, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    But tooie is great haha

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  • June 21, 2019 at 9:14 pm
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    My kid actually likes this game… Not that bad at all.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 3:51 am
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    Where is the skip button?

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  • June 22, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Dummis in the comments thinking this review is serious…

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  • June 22, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    lmao!

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  • June 23, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    6:05 "This is like aluau at Mel Blanc's house"
    I'm sorry but that take is fucking gold, how do ppl not like Gex?

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  • June 23, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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    what actually happened? What was the JonTron controversy

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  • June 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    Holy fuck I never thought I'd ever hear about gex 64 ever again

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  • June 23, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    I’ve always said the original is best but in some cases the second or third is amazing

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  • June 24, 2019 at 5:05 am
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    Trouser the snake… what is this game rated ffs?

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  • June 24, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    Why not Dunka and Lealee

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  • June 25, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    would love to hear a dunkview on hat in time

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  • June 25, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    A hat in time is better

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  • June 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    What if Gamefreak is using Unity for Sword and Shield

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  • June 26, 2019 at 7:54 am
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    Still breaks my heart … And my bank account FUCKING $500+ !!!! /rage sounds/

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  • June 26, 2019 at 11:09 am
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    That game probably would have been good if Jontron was in it…

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  • June 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    I think they should remaster both Banjo games for nowadays. Revamped graphics, redone music, maybe some fixed glitches. I’d have them fix the cameras in Banjo 1. And probably some skippable cutscenes

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  • June 26, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    EEKUM BOKUM EEKUM BOKUM MUMBO JUMBO MUMBO JUMBO EEKUM BOKUM EEKUM BOKUM MUMBO JUMBO MUMBO JUMBO

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    I've watched this video like 5 times, and not once have I skipped the levitating boulder part.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    0:41 No more skipping

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  • June 29, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    0/10, there's no jontron in the game

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  • July 1, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    FREE for twitch prime members, go grab it!

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  • July 2, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    He's in the game now you fucking donkey

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  • July 3, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Wasn't ori made with unity

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  • July 4, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    Unity is a good engine though.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    hmm… what does dunkey think about the proposed sequel to Yooka-Laylee

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  • July 7, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    who in the right mind would say banjo kazooie is better than banjo tooie

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  • July 9, 2019 at 2:31 am
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    Ok message loud and clear! ~plays hat in time~

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    Banjo Kazooie was a masterpiece

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    Yooka Laylee, they even Rip off the Song pace from Donkey kong 64 🙁

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  • July 13, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    skip |>

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  • July 14, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    I thought he said something racist or antisemitic or homophobic

    But he just dissed breath of the wild?

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  • July 15, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    A hat in time did it better

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  • July 16, 2019 at 11:23 am
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    Nuts and bolts is fun as hell, UNLESS you're a salty banjo fanboy

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  • July 16, 2019 at 11:52 am
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    I agree that Banjo Tooie has a lot of meandering and tasks can be kind of tedious, but I just love the boss battles in that game. (And the fact you can fight them again and again once you've beaten them from the menu)

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  • July 17, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    everything that gex says just sounds like the set-up for a cutaway gag on family guy

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  • July 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    You have shit

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  • July 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    2:30 this is probably the tenth time i've seen this video and i didn't notice this until now because the joke is so subtle.
    good job donkey!

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  • July 20, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    7/10 the game makes you feel like batman

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  • July 21, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    Didn't JonTron get kicked out for saying a whole bunch of white supremacy nazi shit?

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  • July 25, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    Trowzer snake….nice

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  • July 25, 2019 at 11:41 am
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    They might end up doing a DLC for the Casino level in about 6 years or so

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  • July 26, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    my favourite platformer are Shovel knight and Hollow knight because I feel some challenge in those games.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Breath of the wild is such a good game, its a new form of zelda games, it can be considered revolutionary.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:26 am
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    But Dunk, I can't play Banjo Kazooie, I don't have an N64 and Microsoft is hoarding the rights to make a virtual console release

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    Nope, you're nitpicking and biased I win bye, bye

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    I really do want gex remasters plz k thx (could just update the jokes or add a silencer for them)

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    there’s a character called trowzer snake?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    hey banjo-tooie is my favorite game!

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  • August 2, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    They have a character that is actually just one big adult joke. That’s a 6/5 for me.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    laylee reminds me of scribblenauts unlimited

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  • August 3, 2019 at 10:15 am
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    I like that last game, but I have one concern… WHY DID YOU SHOW THE 64 VERSION?!?! if you want the BEST comedy platformer of ALL TIME: make sure you grab ahold of "Gex: enter the gecko" on PS1 instead of that garbage 64 port.

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  • August 5, 2019 at 1:32 am
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    You are nitpicking and biased, I win, bye bye

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  • August 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Dunkey, why review games you don’t seem to like at all

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  • August 5, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    I like how he shows a picture of the bird at 2:11, reminding us of JonTron's true identity.

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  • August 6, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Beacuse he didn't like BOTW doesn't mean you're better than him. Fanboy.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    Dunky…

    Just do yourself a solid already and play A Hat in Time.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    also unity is game engine used by ori and blind forest

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  • August 8, 2019 at 12:21 am
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    Nuts and bolts was brilliant fun. Fight me.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    The inflatable island level of Rayman Legends is amazing.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    Skip button broke

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  • August 11, 2019 at 3:47 am
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    5:10 whats the song that plays here?

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  • August 13, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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    Nuts and Bolts is a terrible Banjo game, but on its own, easily one of the 360's most underappreciated games. It's basically the LEGO game everyone wants, but they will never make. Getting all the Thomas Trophies require you to master the mechanics to almost game breaking levels. Imagine Factorio or Satisfactory except you make vehicles, not assembly lines!

    I call it The Wind Waker Effect. It's where people ignore a phenomenal game due to something silly that has no impact whatsoever on the game itself, and then proceed to claim the game is bad based solely around that silly idea. It's almost like video game racism.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm
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    2:48 you gotta admit – Shovel Knight looks fancy

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  • August 15, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    Agree 100%

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  • August 17, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Not as good as Knack 2.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    I bought Yooka-Laylee for the switch and was surprised by how it made me feel… absolutely nothing

    I just played Banjo-Kazooie for the first time today and it’s so goddamn good that it made me realize why a knockoff like Yooka-Laylee doesn’t work

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  • August 19, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    Kingdom Hearts 3 got a lower score than this. oooooooooof

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  • August 19, 2019 at 5:35 am
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    Nope, you are nitpicking and biased, I win, bye bye

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    why did they use unity

    did they blow all their kickstarter money on something

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  • August 21, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    this man knows how to review video games

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    So it’s a 50/50 game

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    Wayamint…they put a snake named Trouser in the game? They put a trouser snake in th- THEY PUT A DICK JOKE IN THE GAME? Best. Game. Ever.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 7:24 am
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    I didn't play this game up until recently, and I gotta say. I enjoy it a lot and wish I had played it sooner.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    Love the video but I couldn’t help noticing that it’s not bookworm adventures

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  • August 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    "Ah geez, this reminds me of a night at Kevin Spacey's house"

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  • August 29, 2019 at 7:51 am
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    I'll edit this comment every year

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  • September 5, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    KNACK 2 BABY

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    this game is uninspired and bland.

    9.5/10 there's a little something for everybody.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    They’re making a new game or spin-off that’s bringing back Donkey Kong Country. You know, that game Nintendo still fucking makes. A few rare developers won’t make it better than tropical freeze.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:55 am
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    You are nitpicking and biased. I win, bye bye.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    Honestly
    I sided with Jontron about zelda

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  • September 7, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    Yooka Laylee is better than Spider-man (PS4) according to Dumkey. Heh!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    im from the future, banjo and kazooie is aadded to smash

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    Shit was so long I tried to press the skip button.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    Gex is underrated

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  • September 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    It would have been good if only they kept Jontron

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    If we’re talking about good platformers,
    then Kirby Planet Robobot is amazing.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 8:11 pm
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    Tony
    Skip the boulder

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  • September 17, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    dunkey in smash

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    I agree with jon

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  • September 19, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    yo that calm music is just the viva pinata loading theme

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    جفلمب

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