Time for another round of updates and gibberish from your ol’ pal Jim Sterling!
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Format: Nintendo Switch
Released: March 16, 2018
The Switch continues a hot streak as Kirby’s latest sequel turns out to be good… because it’s a Kirby game.
It’s no secret by now that I despise Dynasty Warriors 9, not just because of what it DID to Zhang He, but because it’s a derivative, corner-cutting mess of “open world” bullshittery, so desolate and ugly it’s almost indistinguishable from a Steam Direct asset flip.
An easy early nominee for 2018’s worst games list, Tecmo Koei’s cynical farce has come close to killing my love for the series overall.
The game has its defenders, those who somehow think it’s “ambitious” to chase a trend years after it stopped being fashionable. Nonetheless, I’m clearly not alone in seeing this game for what it is – a desperate attempt at relevance by a company that tried to fix what wasn’t broken.
And of course… that’s led to a classic case of METABOMBING!
Been meaning to do this for a while. Thought it’d be nice to do some update videos to keep you in the loop regarding all things Sterling.
Today, we talk about The Jimquisition’s theme music, a little Sterdust, the fate of Jim Sterling’s Licensed Game Experience, The Loose Boys and Commentocracy.
People still like Mario Odyssey, right? The obligatory backlash to its critical acclaim hasn’t gotten too big already? Good. Let’s make money off of it!
Nintendo makes enough off my work thanks to ContentID. Fair trade.
In all seriousness, it’s the time of year where Black Friday deals happen, and Shark Robot is doing one. This year, we finally jumped aboard, so you can get this NEW Super Sterling Odyssey shirt at a discounted price by using the code BLACKFRIDAY17 at checkout.
The discount period runs from November 20 to November 27, so get it while it’s hot. Wa-hoo, and stuff!
Not as quickly as The Shield, but we’re gettin’ there.
Justin had a brilliant idea for this one, which is why it got done so quick. The shirt lets you have a taste of Sterdom yourself with a design based off his Sterling outfit. Purple, with the silver Jimquisition wings on the front and the Sterdust logo on the back.
Order it now, for Christ’s sake! Don’t just watch the Sters, BE a Ster!
Are you a true hardcore gamer like Duke Amiel du H’ardcore himself? Do you feel the need to shove that entitled snobbery right into the faces of the village peasants? Now you can!
Show the world that you’re a real H’ardcore gamer with our new Amiel shirt! Royston’s cleaning services are not part of the deal.
If you’re a fan of The Jimquisition’s entire menagerie of characters, our new Cirque du Sterling shirt will have you covered. Quite literally. Covered in cartoons of perverts and freaks.
All your favorites are there – The Cornflake Homunculus, Jimsaw, even that fat idiot Jim Sterling.
These shirts – and more capitalist tat – are available via Shark Robot, who are quite nice people from my experience.
Look, you don’t have to do this, but if for some bizarre reason you wanted to see my fat NES-era Ganon face on your bedroom wall every day, The Jimquisition Sellout Division has your needs – and wall – covered!
Each poster comes with a “pre-crinkled” look for added authenticity, and boasts the beige border that has become a staple of The Jimquisition’s visual style. Not like it’s actually iconic or anything, I just really like that border.