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They finally play a Crash game and they pick this? Goddammit.

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Ok, to be honest, Crash Tag Team Racing was the shit when I was little. Haven't played it in over 10 years though.

Also, hey, it's the Stranger Things kid! Cool!

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Have Chris's mannerisms and inside jokes seeped into Game Grumps? A few weeks ago he talked about watching Fat Albert with Chris. He also gave Koops a Chris-Chan esque voice and proposed a ridiculous hypothetical this episode. Also it's pretty amazing that Dan can get the Superguard pretty consistenly but still messes up on the basic jump Action Command, how is that even possible?

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As far as rewatched series go, I find pretty much any foray into Sonic to be great stuff. Boom, Adventure and 06 in particular come to mind. Mario 64 is also great, with some legit funny moments and a strangely unique case (at least in my experience) of Arin's incompetence at a video game wrapping around the scale and actually becoming hilarious instead. Bloodborne is a series I like to go back to compilation videos of, and Mario 3 has one of my favorite episodes ever (would love the series as a whole a lot more than I do if it wasn't the origin of that air horn shit they were doing for way too goddamn long afterward).

 

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It finally happened.

They're using a facecam.

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Man what even happened to the Grumps. Why has their quality decreased so much? I still love Dan (obviously) but even still I feel like they don't even realize that people don't really enjoy watching them anymore.

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5 minutes ago, Maq said:

Man what even happened to the Grumps. Why has their quality decreased so much? I still love Dan (obviously) but even still I feel like they don't even realize that people don't really enjoy watching them anymore.

I really stopped watching around the time Paper Mario started. It feels so...fake? I don't know how else to put it.

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It is fake. Arin is doing this for a paycheck, has been for some time. It at least seemed kind of genuine at first, like it was something he wanted to do for fun, but it's since turned into a job and he treats it like one.

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I was really excited for them to play Paper Mario since it's one of my all time favorite games, but after the first or second episode I couldn't handle it anymore. Arin's voices are so annoying, I don't get how Dan can listen to that and think "haha that's so funny"

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I really don't watch any GameGrumps (other than a few when it first started with Jon), but when Arin was on Chris' OneyPlays Uncharted episodes he seemed really relaxed and like he has having a good time, like it was just two friends hanging out playing a game together and joking about it. It makes sense because he wasn't doing a Let's Play as his job, but rather something fun with his friend.

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Last year when they did that April Fools joke video where they played Skyward Sword with only facecam and no gameplay: that was funny.

But now seeing them do it for reals? Kind of awkward to be honest. Not having facecams gives a bit more personality to their Let's Plays.

Also yeah, the Paper Mario playthrough is really underwhelming (and really slow too).

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Yeah, I really enjoyed Skyward Sword because they were poking fun at other LPers using a facecam, but using one for real is just... eh come on guys

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They also had facecam appear for a few seconds in Nintendo Land, but only to show off a visual joke I think and not at all out of sincerity.

I wonder if we are reaching the point where Game Grumps is starting to gradually lose steam. It's been almost five years (four if you count Danny's time on the show) and I wonder how much longer they really feel like keeping it up. Sure, it may be the slacker's dream, but even that's gotta get tiresome after a while.

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9 minutes ago, Deaniac said:

They also had facecam appear for a few seconds in Nintendo Land, but only to show off a visual joke I think and not at all out of sincerity.

I wonder if we are reaching the point where Game Grumps is starting to gradually lose steam. It's been almost five years (four if you count Danny's time on the show) and I wonder how much longer they really feel like keeping it up. Sure, it may be the slacker's dream, but even that's gotta get tiresome after a while.

Facecam was in Nintendo Land because it's in the game itself, for some reason.

The thing I find weird is, they've done VR stuff before, but didn't use a facecam. I guess they wanna capture Arin's "omg 2spooky4me" moments, but it's like... pretty much every other LP channel does that shit.

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I think the TTYD playthrough got significantly better in their later sessions. In the beginning Dan had trouble understanding the gameplay (and, given the Let's Play format, one must restrict one's time spent absorbing new information) and honestly seemed rather disinterested also. Furthermore, the game itself is very dialogue-heavy, which can easily wear out Arin's voiceover comedy quite fast, and that's somewhat I agree with still, btw. Were I not familiar with Paper Mario myself, I might have given up after 3 or 4 episodes. But as of now, I feel the series has become much more worthwhile.

How far in are you folks? Do you share my sentiments, or not?

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I've been watching the latest episodes of the series and it's been pretty okay. For me it's mostly refreshing because Danny is the one playing it, and it's so rare nowadays that he's the one at the helm of their playthroughs.

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Dan's Paper Mario ability is so polarizing, he can do the superguard consistently but they spent like five minutes just trying to get back to the TTYD after beating Hooktail, which he did without the SFX badge on sheer luck. Dan completely ignores the placement and order of enemies and hammers Koopas that are standing up for some reason, and doesn't switch to Goombella when appropriate, they're not going to level up their BP or their partners and pretty soon they're going to start complaining. I'm watching it mostly to see their reactions to all the moments like Peach showering and such.

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Iits Paper Mario after all, its a favorite and I can enjoy it even through Grumps mediocrity. I do like seeing how they react to the game. But that might just be me.

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Dan's reaction and hearing him go 'oh noOoooooOOOo' makes me wanna cry irl like I just wanna hug him ;-;

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Dan stars in a golf game for the CD-I

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