If I said “I didn’t see this game coming”, I would be lying. Given how he’s talked about Unleashed and Colors, it was only a matter of time until he got to Sonic Generations. If he released this review one day later, it would have been seven months since it came out.
What’s that? Generations was praised by critics AND loved by fans? And it’s unlikely Bores will add anything new long after the game has been released? Ha, you guys have read my mind. I don’t see Bores saying anything new half a year after this game came out, but as usual I’ll recap the nonsense.
0:06 - 0:28: IG announces the review, then wonders if it’s the one “Sonic fans have been waiting for”.
After once again reminding us Sonic games have sucked and that he didn’t like Unleashed. We get it! You didn’t like Sonic Unleashed. Personally, I don’t think you have the right to judge it considering you barely played it. At least tell me you’re familiar with Sonic 06, that one has far more problems than Unleashed.
“All I gotta say, it’s been a long time coming” What about Sonic Colors? That was pretty good, you even said you liked it.
0:29 - 1:08: He mentions the levels are comprised in two styles, the classic side-scrolling style and the “zoom through the level” style. Don’t you mean 3D? That’s… the big difference. Classic Sonic is in 2D while Modern Sonic is in 3D with some 2D elements. That’s the point, to showcase the major differences between the Sonic of old and new.
Oh this is hilarious. IG mentions back in the day he played Sonic 1-3 so much he “pretty much memorized the levels”. Bullshit. You’ve done so much to prove you’re not a gamer that the idea of you playing Genesis back in the day is laughable. You thought Super Mario World was an NES game. Also, if you played Sonic 2 so much, why did you bash the flying stage in Unleashed? It was kind of the same thing as Sky Chase Zone.
He goes on about how the levels got “major upgrades” or something. I’m sorry, I just don’t believe that he played Sonic 1-3 that much.
He also says the graphics are “breath-taking” and if you have a 3D TV then you’re in for a treat. Honestly, I’m not surprised Bores doesn’t treat 3D as a stupid gimmick. Given his love of special effects, having them pop out must be like cocaine to him.
This prompts a joke where he’s playing with 3D glasses and a couple of stock electric balls fly out at him. He remarks it “feels so dimensional” whatever that means.
1:09 - 1:31: He briefly talks about the story and says it’s not really needed, but knows Sega loves putting their stories in there. You clearly never played Sonic 06, you don’t know how bad it can get. Generations is Coppola compared to 06 being Uwe Boll.
He attempts to skip the cut scenes, but he can’t, prompting one of his forced growls where he slacks his jaw. Stop that! You don’t look angry doing that, you look like you have problems.
EDIT: It's been confirmed to me multiple times that you can skip cutscenes. So Bores was angry for... no reason at all. This also furthers confirms he didn't actually play the game, but watched Cyberman65's playthrough. This is getting worse and worse....
1:32 - 2:06: IG says he’s reached the part where he tears it apart, but can’t find anything to rant on. Surely you can find something, too many bonus levels for you, easy mode too hard? Nah, this shows some progress.
But he does go back to his ranting on Sega taking a long time to release a good Sonic game, brings up Unleashed again (god damn it, enough! This is worse than Epic Yarn) and not only wants the old Sonic games done in this style, but wants old NES games done the same way. They have! NES titles have been remade for years! Bionic Commando, all three NES Final Fantasy titles, the first Fire Emblem, Metroid, all three Super Mario Bros games, Kirby’s Adventure, they’re just not all on HD consoles.
His final verdict is for Sonic fans to check it out and it’s a nostalgic overload (wrong series Bores). That’s it.
Despite my rants, that was fairly harmless. A boring video of IG gushing about a game, as per usual when it comes to IG Neo these days. But seriously, I still find it hard to believe he played the classic Sonic games that much. Especially his belief that the only thing that matters about Sonic is “speed”.
I will compliment him for not bringing up that he played it at E3.
I do wonder when he’ll put up his Ninja Gaiden 3 review to YouTube. The backlash to that will be glorious.
EDIT: blueluigi brought up a VERY interesting detail about this video. When viewed in HD (click the little HD button in the bottom part of the video), a watermark saying "Cyberman65" can be seen. Through a YouTube search, there is a user called Cyberman65 with a playthrough of Sonic Generations. He's also a YouTube partner as well.
Wow, he can't even get his own footage. The fact he didn't credit Cyberman65 is an even greater crime.
EDIT: Karl Reid has brought some new info.
He left a post on GotGame's Facebook page, informing them of the stolen footage using the screenshot left by Mario Augusto Puga Valera. GotGame says they'll "take care of it" and now under his video, a message saying "Green Hill Zone footage courtesy of Youtuber Cyberman65" with a link not to his channel, but to his first video of the playthrough.
Okay, no. He didn't just steal Green Hill Zone, he stole ALL the footage from him. That watermark is in every shot of gameplay.
You can't just add that and expect this problem to go away. You don't know if Bores asked him for permission (he likely didn't).
How desperate are you for traffic that you will ignore everything he does? You let him get away with reviews of games he's only played for an hour, and videos where he blows up the office of a video game publisher. What the hell guys?
EDIT: Cyberman65 responds!
He messaged me back saying "thanks for telling me" and that he didn't know about this. Proving Bores did NOT ask for permission.
He also posted a bulletin saying thanks to everyone for informing him, his late response was due to him being away from his computer, and that he is NOT happy about this. However, an hour prior to posting the bulletin, IG sent him a PM about it. Sounds like someone is scrambling for damage control. He also notes this is exactly why he uses watermarks on his videos. Good advice!
EDIT: GotGame has changed "Green Hill Zone footage" to "Game footage". Dolly it up all you want guys, it still doesn't change the fact Bores stole from him.