Angry, badly written game review reinterpreted with animation and dramatic reading

Here's an animated dramatic reading of "Axman13"'s angry, illiterate review of an RPG called Super PSTW. The reader really brings it to life.

i reley dont wan to say this, but i have to now. this game is so esey. i mean, all you do is hit the spacebar. thats it! how is this an RPG anyway? you cant contrail anything but what it says on the screen! what if i didnt want to buy the potion? what apout quests? all you can upgrade is stranth? there is no way you can lose to the boss at the end! this game is crap! its not even an RPG at all! i mean look at it! in what way is this supposed to be an RPG if you can do quests and stuff? all you do is press one butten the entier time! explain to me! the athore coments al totol lies! is it supposed to be stick dudes? i dont even know how this damn game got the daily 3rd prize, or a rating of 4.26! pepole think this review is worthles. go ahead! say it! i dont care! im just trying to make a point here! blam this piece of crap!!!!

P.S the only reson im giving this a 1 is beacuase the voices where pretty good. but thats it!

Dot Dot Dot (via JWZ)

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  1. The real version:
    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/558516

    The source of the audio:
    http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/309134

    Nobody ever links to newgrounds. From the author’s comments:

    “***PLEASE DO NOT rip this and upload to Youtube, I’d like it to remain solely on Newgrounds. I appreciate you wanting to share the video, but I’d like it only to be seen here on Newgrounds. When the time comes, I’ll upload it myself, thanks.***

    ***Well it appears I have no legal right to my work, so I uploaded the video to a new youtube channel (Ricepiratenewgrounds), just to maintain some control over viewer redirection … sigh***”

    1. I tried going to newgrounds after seeing this post. OMFG what a mess. I don’t need to see anime porn and a page full of ads just to watch a clever video, thanks. Not to mention the horrible load times.

      …and what’s with a video player with NO PAUSE BUTTON? Not surprising how Youtube is the place of choice.

    2. this is my 3rd time watching this in 2 days. i keep coming back. and I just completely lose my shit at “beacuase” every time.

  2. A tour de force.
    Too bad there’s no “hook” to allow it to go viral.
    Beacuase the graphics and voiceover where awsome.

  3. The meta joke is the RPG game Axman 13 is hating on is actually a satire of RPGs… which Axman didn’t quite get.

    1. The meta joke is the RPG game Axman 13 is hating on is actually a satire of RPGs… which Axman didn’t quite get.

      I think he/she did. I think the review itself is a fake/satire. His/her grammar is much better than the spelling. He/she doesn’t say “a” RPG, but “an” RPG. A typical misspelling of control would have been “controle”, and not “contrail”. If he manages to do these outrageous misspellings, why doesn’t he spell “reason” as for example “razone”? He can spell “voices” but not “other”? With that many weird misspellings, he/she should obviously have miserably failed spelling “quest”. He/she can use commas but not apostrophes? He/she uses exclamation marks properly, etc, etc.. His/her grammar (beside the misspellings and left out apostrophes) is in order. Which shows linguistically that he/she has a very sound deep structure.

      You guys have been trolled.

      1. As the admin of a videogame forum, i will have to sadly inform you that you are wrong.
        Most 20 year old americans type like that, amidst excuses I saw for typing horribly were “This is not shcool” and “u da ones not unsertand ”

      2. That’s the whole point of it. What do you think the rest of us are laughing at. It was obviously done ironically as it was an overly obviously trollbaiting. It’s OK Mathdemon, we were all gullible newbs once.

  4. My favorite part: “bee-a-coo-az” in the P.S. :D

    I think all bad reviews should be subject to this treatment. And, I, in turn, should be subjected to watching it.

  5. Haha, good stuff. I particularly liked the sarcastic little interjections thrown in here and there. :) I was going to say “very how is babby formed-ish” but I see via the post tags that ground has already been covered. :P

  6. Ladies and Gentlemen, there goes your next Congressional Representative from South Carolina, Axman13!

  7. The scary part is, Axman13 has probably graduated from at least high school, and probably has a job. Who wants to be his/her quality control manager?

  8. Oh my gosh! This is so funny I’m crying!!!!

    I teach Digital Arts in a career college. I think we’re going to have to confiscate the Criminal Justice students research papers and make some kinetic text projects like this.

  9. Angry? Illiterate? I say not. Listen to what is there: The game’s difficulty level is aimed below the kneecaps of average players. The added exclamation points bolster the reviewer’s discourse, not his emotional state, so “anger” may not be inferred. And, since his argument is couched in the written word, he can obviously read and may not therefore be considered “illiterate”. Handwritten, perhaps, he may have been illegible, but that is speculation. I’ll grant you, should the flint of diatribe steel some rustic to line his mud frogs upon a wall for your perusal, the best reply should not be the laughter of derision but to drop a pence or so into each clay mouth agape. I warrant the Bard never laughed at common groundlings; you do so at some peril to your souls, since the chain of argument is in itself whole and compleat, though tangled at your feet.

    1. “I warrant the Bard never laughed at common groundlings;”

      I disagree.

      Shakespeare is showing the ignorance of the commoner in the play “Julius Caesar”.

      As Flavius and Marullus are from a higher social order as tribunes, it is when the tribunes and commoners all gather to see Caesar and rejoice in his triumph over Pompey that a conflict erupts between the tribunes and commoners and the
      commoners are referred to as knaves, blocks and stones.

      In real life, who knows?

  10. That gave me an undeniable need to go play Super PSTW, wich turned out to be a amazing little clever satire of computer games and how they work.

    So happy faces all around!

  11. I would also love to know who did the voice work.

    In addition, what sort of software would be ideal for making those sorts of text effects? They were just cool.

  12. Pretty good, except I wish the words without apostrophes (im, cant, dont) hadn’t been pronounced as if they had apostrophes.

      1. Easy, just read it like it’s a word. For example, “dont” would be pronounced as it is in “peridontal” and “im” as it is in “impartial”. Would make it sound a whole lot more messed up.

  13. I loved the game, not only is it well done but it also doubles as a test of a person’s ability to detect satire.

    Based on many of the reviews people’s satire detectors don’t work until about the age of 16.

  14. Something tells me that Axman13 needs to spend less time playing games and more time learning how to spell and write in complete, cohesive and grammatically-correct sentences. Pathetic.

  15. Whether he can detect satire or not, he can sure detect poor RPGs. Let’s hope cutting reviews like Axeman13’s will thin out the woods a bit.

  16. I can’t stand typography porn. And the whole “let’s simultaneously glorify and apply searing sarcasm to this internet fetus” is a bit played out at this point.

    But the voiceover work was great.

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