The Cyberpunk 2077 review
The recent Boku No Natsuyasumi review is well worth the (welp) six hours
Any chance he does like, 5 min videos for those of us with selective ADHD? I won't put 4 hours aside to watch the Snyder cut of Justice League, don't think I could do 6 for a game review! Even an hour for Cyberpunk... it's a bit long!
I was looking at my imported PSP copy of Boku just today and wondering if I should dig out my old PSP to give it another go after watching two-thirds of Tim’s review. Probably should still hold off for that in-the-works fan translation, although as alluded to in the review it’s not an easy one to localise for a few key presentational reasons.
Tim’s whole style, ever since his blogging days, is built around absurdly long deconstructions and indulgent tangents. It cannot be condensed. I kinda love his videos though - his deadpan style of humour has been beautifully refined through the years, his stylistic instincts have been honed, and more than anything his idiosyncratic, playful review style does what all good criticism should do: gets you to evaluate a game from entirely new perspectives. And in Tim’s case, that could be through 30 mins spent dissecting why the designers of Boku no Natsuyasumi chose a particular menu style 😅
Thankfully all his reviews are broken down into clear chapters so they’re easy to dip in and out of over a week or two.
Although I should note the Cyberpunk review is quite a bit longer than an hour - it has a clever ‘twist’ of sorts where its true structure is revealed :)
You can dip in and out. Think of them as watching a six-hour TV series. Took me a few weeks to get through that one. Enjoyable though, even if they are heavy on the pretentiousness and waffle.
Started watching the Boku review after my friend said it was so good it really should have been in film festivals. Really enjoying it and also nice to see that Ray Barnholdt is in there since he was the one that brought attention to the series in the west.
Always worth acknowledging how funny they are as well. I’ve found myself laughing out loud regularly during the Boku review - the man can write and deliver a great gag.