Quill
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Quill
honestly I’m cool with the ‘new coat of paint’ method, personally I bought my switch for splatoon 2, and having ‘more splatoon’ isn’t bad. I agree on every point about them not fixing problems from the first game, but disagree that ‘sameyness’ is a inherently bad thing, I think we can chock that up to preference though. should we judge them just as hard for releasing a ‘splatoon 1.5’ instead of just rereleasing splatoon 1? yes. there are engine changes (the paint physics are entirely different making some weapons way better then others in turfwar) but fundementally it’s just splatoon… Read more »
MJB
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MJB

I was wondering if Jim was going to try video reviews. I’m sure it takes a lot more work than a written review, but as video games are an audio visual medium, I really like video reviews. I get a better sense of the game. Thanks Jim!

Anthony Jessup
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Glad to see the return of video reviews, Jim. Hope to see more in the future.

Marc-André Durocher
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Marc-André Durocher

As a big fan of your written reviews, I sincerely hope we haven’t seen the last of them. While this video review was certainly informative, it lacked the unique voice you usually bring to your written work.

Adam Grasinger
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Adam Grasinger
Keep making video reviews Jim. This was a solid video, the review was concise, informative and you were still able to splice in some of your awesome and signature humor. I’d just say DO NOT abandon written reviews if you were planning to do that. Just split up your reviews, some written, some video. And I’d say if you feel your review would be better conveyed through writing, make a written review. If you play a game and you feel a video would better serve your thoughts, do a video. One positive of video reviews (that probably fucking none of… Read more »
The7thDraconian
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I take it that this is part of your initiative to try new things and I have to say that I actually don’t mind the video review. However, I would have to say that I prefer the written format for some personal reasons (like I can read them while working my library job) and I also feel like the video format doesn’t really add too much. Like the looped “You’re a kid, you’re a squid” bit is good, but I feel like I haven’t gotten anything out of the video format that I wouldn’t have gotten out of the written… Read more »
Christoph Brinkmann
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So many commentators complaining about how the video is contributing to the “dumbing down” of the world, utterly oblivious to the fact that the noise they’re making is even less relevant than the twatwaffles who complain about review scores.

YoDude
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YoDude

Probably a bit more than them.

SmaMan
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Time for an unpopular opinion:
I actually like this video review format.

(Also, why have all the reviewers of this game forgotten about the fact that there’s a schedule for Salmon Run in the pause menu? I mean, doesn’t change the sucky fact that you can’t always play it, but you CAN plan with people to meet at a certain time for it.)

George
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I prefer the written reviews. However change is an important part of the creative process so I hope that with a bit of refining they will be amazing.

OverblownEgo
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OverblownEgo

I like the video review! Well, to be blunt you don’t make content I dislike but it’s nice to see you branching out. I certainly hope this isn’t the end of your written reviews because I’m quite fond of your writing style but your video reviews could certainly be a lovely compliment to traditional reviews. Especially for more popular games where you’ll find a bigger audience with a video review.

Joshyblogz
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Joshyblogz

Damn, a Breath of the Wild 7! The lowest of the low. Sorry to hear you hated this game so much. I hope the people who made this game read your review and kill themselves or something. Thank God for you Jim. I will never play this game in a thousand years.

PS: Why is this some kind of weird video format? Aren’t we supposed to be reading these? I can feel my illiteracy rate going up already! Did I use illiteracy rate correctly? Also please add more Cornflake Homunculus to all things.

Chicken008
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It would be nice to have a short write up with a score to sum up your opinions.

TiagoLemosPeixo
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Hate the new format. At best it seems bland and just “there”, at worst it seems, sorry to say, a bit lazy. You may not be aware of this, Jim though I don’t know how you are not, but the written review is one of your strengths and part of what sets you apart. It may be a dying form, but it is so because of the often hackneyed, unpersonalized way sites like IGN, Kotaku, Polygon et al approach it. Your reviews have clarity of information, even those which are purposefully contrarian ( in which you simply talk bollocks like… Read more »
Captiosus
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I hate to say it but I kinda have to agree with Tiago. The review just misses the mark for me. When I think Jimquisition, I think scathing videos of weird industry bullshit, podcasts that are weirdly magnificent, and good text reviews. This video review feels like something I can get from literally dozens of different places and didn’t really offer anything interesting or exciting. Like Tiago writes, it was “just there”.

There’s a whole lot of video reviewers in the world. I liked that Jim wasn’t one of them.

machine_dirty
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His Dead Rising 4 review was just fine, just cause he actually liked the game and admitted he wasn’t big on the time limit in the series does not automatically mean he was talking bollocks.

George
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I will always wish success on any creator who tries to do something new. But… To echo this thought. Jim you are a talented writer! It is one of your greatest strengths. Your written reviews capture more than just the “nuts and bolts” of a game. Compared to all other media reviews I’ve ever read your’s actually have personality and deep artistic insight with out spoiling the game. So many reviews I found funny like “Life of Black Tiger” or “Shower with Your Dad Simulator.” Or your reviews of Fire Watch and Edith Finch are very high caliber works of… Read more »
George
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Jim! Jim!!!! JIM!!!!! Just finished the latest podquision. Here are my humble suggestions for whatever they are worth to you. As someone who enjoys the written reviews more than video reviews…I strongly disagree with the suggestion on this board of adding a transcript under the video. Written articles are a whole other animal than a video (even when considering your creative proccess mentioned on Podquisition) …and as such a transcript would probably weaken the review, since a transcript is not very interesting to read. It would amount to a wall of text with a video and not much else. The… Read more »
DaTruth
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DaTruth

I have no idea what it said because I can read and choose not to waste time watching video reviews…

Come on Jimmy boy do a half and half, with the video at the top and have the script on the bottom of the page so those of us who read can be done it in a min and back on our bikes.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Based on what Jim was saying in the latest Podquisition there isn’t a script to go along with it as these are more unscripted stream of consciousness. A transcript would be possible though but also it wouldn’t likely convey it in the same way.

George
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To reiterate, and show support.
drownedsummer is right..

I would even go so far as to say that a transcript would make the video worse.

Colin McCoy
Member

Your criticisms all make sense, but I gotta say as someone who missed out on the Wii U, I’m pumped to play this when I finally get a Switch.

Astra
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Astra

A video review?

Mind blown
Not even sarcastic this is a surprise from jim lol
I dig it

Fallen Prime
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Fallen Prime

Possibility for splitting the difference between video reviews and written reviews: could the written script and score be added to the site as usual, along with the video? I like the way this worked out, quite a damn lot, but I’d like to not lose the written reviews entirely to this.

Just a thought.

Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

Would’ve preferred a written review, but I’ll take what I can from you, Jim.

Sam Leheny
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I know you like the written review, Jim, but I like this more.
It makes reviews entertaining in addition to being informative.

AntarcticOasis
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AntarcticOasis

I think this video series is a wonderful accompaniment to the written reviews – a more visual, easily digestible and entertaining take on the traditional written review. Perhaps putting up the transcript as the written review would be ideal for those who prefer reading the written form but I think this was a brilliant idea for The Jimquisition. Well done Jim & Justin!

Koh
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Koh

I really like video review format, I hope you do more reviews in this format, for sure keep a written version for those who prefer to read the reviews tho.

Elo
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Elo

I disagree with a lot of your reviews, but I think this one I can agree with. Splatoon is still a fun and engaging game at it’s core, but Nintendo’s bizarre decisions when it came to how the online is structured are legit flaws that should not be in a sequel. I think that a 7/10 it’s a fair score. Splatoon 2 is a good game but has some nasty flaws in kew areas that hurts the game a bit.

Maros Goc
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Maros Goc

I completely agree with your opinion! I myself gave a 7/10

munchy
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munchy

It’s been heading this way for some time, very little written content anymore unfortunately.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I think it has more been due to other things than a lack of reviews though.

mrhair
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mrhair

Nothing against video, but I’d hate to lose your written reviews.

AlexJones
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AlexJones

+1
I saw the video and thought “neato! will watch this sometime later and now it’s time for the written review”. Imagine my disgust when it’s not there after the click!
Is this a new SJW ploy? Is it a simultaneous slap in the faces of all gamers ever? Are the lizard-people from the fifth dimension behind all this? We may never know… But yes, it’s all of the above.

LamontRaymond
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LamontRaymond

Agreed! Don’t lose the text.

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