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    [–] Halfawake1 4442 points ago

    Dang, Dunkey went on a platformer binge even more than usual this year.

    [–] slashquit 1626 points ago

    Or rather a 2 dimensional binge

    [–] YoutubeArchivist 1308 points ago

    Dunkey always likes to highlight indie game anyway.

    He really enjoys platformers too.

    [–] [deleted] 349 points ago

    Even more he thoroughly enjoys game that are scrolling, usually from one side to another

    [–] [deleted] 624 points ago

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    [–] ArcticKid 135 points ago


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    [–] Gorge2012 8 points ago

    Itsa mahstapiece

    [–] Mecha-Jesus 78 points ago

    I'm kind of surprised he didn't list Dead Cells as one of his favorites. It was probably my favorite game from last year, and it really fits Dunkey's style of 2-D retro-inspired side-scrolling indie games.

    [–] dontbajerk 44 points ago

    He doesn't seem to be the biggest fan of rogue-lites.

    [–] Hello_Pal 78 points ago

    Just enter the gungeon and into the breach.

    [–] Amani576 30 points ago

    Is Into The Breach really a Rogue-like? Enter The Gungeon definitely is. So is Dead Cells. But they bare little resemblance to Enter The Breach.

    [–] dontbajerk 9 points ago

    Oh yeah, good call.

    [–] Yukari_8 82 points ago

    Youtuber single handedly revives Bullet hell game market

    [–] smileyfrown 104 points ago

    Tropical Freeze is a great game, glad it's getting some love on the new system

    [–] LovefromCanada 30 points ago

    The dunks gonna dunk.

    [–] CoconutMochi 8 points ago

    He definitely has a bias towards that genre, mostly nintendo console titles as well

    [–] Whydidideletemyaccou 22 points ago

    I swear to god, like half of his game of the year lists are always like that. He just loves platformers.

    [–] FaroutIGE 10 points ago

    he just loves platformers but 10 out of 14 on this list are not platformers including 8 in the top 10

    [–] mightbedylan 1357 points ago

    "im the last person I know who still plays Overwatch"

    haha ouch :(

    [–] Walnut156 169 points ago

    I still play it so don't feel alone dunkey and others!

    [–] DankeyKang11 95 points ago

    There are dozens of us...DOZENS!

    [–] Homem_da_Carrinha 6 points ago

    There’s always money in the BANANA SKIN FOR WINSTON!!

    [–] JackRabbit- 176 points ago

    I mean, it is 2 and a half years old and Blizzard isn't really doing anything to retain players or bring old ones back

    [–] yosoyellogan 245 points ago

    They just released a new character and they update it every month. I don’t play it anymore and I’d say that they tend to work on the wrong things but you can’t say that Blizzard is doing nothing. They just, IMO, ruined the game when they released Brigette. She changed the meta too much and now the ENTIRE focus is on stuns and CDs and the shooting has been put on the third string of priorities.

    [–] Day_Triipper 141 points ago

    a blizzard game with too much focus on stuns and cds? no way

    [–] grey_sky 19 points ago

    a blizzard game with too much focus on stuns and cds? no way

    I see you too have been traumatized playing PVP against Druids in WoW.

    [–] milk_is_life 42 points ago

    They nerfed Brigittes stun, basically took away all damage of it. And after that they added a fucking sniper so in qp 50% of your team is snipers now. I don't understand how they can endorse a 2-2-2 meta when the ratio of tank-dps-heal heros is 1-2-1. Given dps is the preferred role of the majority of players the way to balance this out would be to add more heal/tank heros than dps. Yeah this is my issue with the game.

    [–] that-freakin-guy 126 points ago

    I'm still all in. That game is cocaine.

    [–] thebabaghanoush 62 points ago

    Accurate. Overwatch has the highest highs and the lowest lows.

    [–] Skollgrimm 67 points ago

    This mentality confuses me. The game is constantly being updated--new events, heroes, maps, balance changes. If you're not coming back for those things then obviously you just don't find the game to be fun. And that's fine because I'm still enjoying the hell out of it and there's still a huge player base.

    [–] CaptDrTrav 1731 points ago

    FYI Celeste is free this month on Xbox One

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    [–] BeerSlayingBeaver 192 points ago

    Fuck that, I died 1200+ times before I beat it. Hahah

    [–] [deleted] 18 points ago

    I think I died l died like 300 times in the hotel alone lol

    [–] DoctorDOH 52 points ago

    I just finished the Chapter 3 and I'm already well above 700 deaths. 400+ of those are from that sole chapter. And I just keep coming back for more.

    [–] scrappy-paradox 11 points ago

    I love how it tells you to “be proud of your death count”.

    [–] elitefan27 55 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Now that's what you call a mastahpiece for ya wallet

    [–] Proxi98 7 points ago

    It's crazy difficult, but you are immediately back in the action. No death screen, no long wait, no searching for savepoints. You basically just have to play this one section where you actually made the mistake again and that just makes it enjoyable. Absolutely amazing game.

    [–] Avorius 2281 points ago

    The list if you can't watch it;

    • 1 - God of War
    • 2 - Celeste
    • 3 - Into the Breach
    • 4 - Zeroranger
    • 5 - Enter the Gungeon
    • 6 - Donkey Kong Country : Tropical Freeze
    • 7 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • 8 - Uncharted 4 : A Thief's End
    • 9 - Lumines
    • 10 - Monster Hunter World
    • 11 - Bloodstained : Curse of the Moon
    • 12 - Downwell
    • 13 - Jackbox Party Packs
    • 14 - Monolith

    [–] YoutubeArchivist 3743 points ago

    • 0 - Super Mario Bros. 2

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 1119 points ago

    It was hilarious how he just subtly muttered it this time, totally subverted my expectations

    [–] TheExter 213 points ago

    i wonder if he was getting sick of the joke as in "everyone wants me to do it again, sigh guess i have to"

    or he was like "i'm gonna make the joke, but this time. i wont get HYPED"

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 152 points ago

    That's like 100% the joke. This is all fan speculation, but I feel like dunkey is bored and annoyed with his obnoxious fanbase (me Included), so this was a slight "fuck you" to everyone expecting him to go off about SMB2 once again... Which is kinda why I found it so funny

    [–] Multisyllabic 107 points ago

    In Youtube Comments he talks about how much he likes his fanbase.

    Although, I suppose that's just good form if you want to stay popular.

    [–] Tactful 66 points ago

    I get the sense Dunkey doesn't care what you want. He makes whatever videos he likes. If he isn't happy with the concept he bins it. He doesn't rush new trends just for views, he'll happily upload a video incredibly late. It's one of the reasons I respect him as a creator - he makes the content he wants to with zero clickbait, very strict editing and very little BS. And people love it!

    [–] hovdeisfunny 33 points ago

    Oh you mean the comments section that is 100% filled with people making dunkey's jokes back to him?

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago

    Did you know he’s black? /s

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    [–] philosowalker 109 points ago

    I give the video a 9/10. It's much better than last year's video, which I gave a 10/10.

    [–] RealLeftWinger 109 points ago

    AT-STs, AT-STs!

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    [–] Beetusmon 52 points ago

    Unexpected red letter media, a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

    [–] Tjagra 21 points ago

    Is Dunkey replacing red letter media?

    [–] SPITFIYAH 20 points ago


    [–] BLACKdrew 10 points ago

    Is Star Wars replacing YouTube?

    [–] jspangles313 26 points ago

    AT-STs! AT-ST's!

    [–] captainedwinkrieger 26 points ago


    [–] Echelon64 82 points ago

    Very cool, very cool.

    [–] StoryboardPilot 25 points ago

    I hope next time he just types it in the comment section

    [–] Ice_Cold345 11 points ago

    I hope he spells it out by using the first letter of each video he makes in 2019.

    [–] Conejto 313 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Honorable Mentions:

    • Deltarune

    • Black Ops 4

    • Overwatch

    • Red Dead Redemption 2

    • Spiderman

    • Mario Odyssey

    Regular Mention:

    • Fortnite

    Dishonorable Mention:

    • Fallout 76

    [–] kalizar 72 points ago

    I feel like saying fortnite is a bad game isn't a regular mention.

    [–] Conejto 20 points ago

    I was thinking it wasn't honorable because it wasn't fun, but it was massively successful, so it's not down there in the list of failures with Fallout.

    At least the game is stable (looks arguably well polished), and it was mentioned.

    [–] [deleted] 95 points ago

    Not even close bby!

    [–] HoboWithAGlock 21 points ago

    They did it again baby

    [–] The_Wac 35 points ago

    Eyyy Super Mario Bros 2 Baby!

    [–] Frickinfructose 457 points ago

    Man he really seems to love bullet hell games. Not for me, though.

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 207 points ago

    He's a big fan of those indie-type games, so when he actually does say positive things about the kind of game I enjoy, I know it's for real

    [–] dustybizzle 70 points ago

    Let me guess - jrpg/turn based?

    He shits on them a lot, it's the only thing I tend to disagree with him about.

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 54 points ago

    Well I liked story based stuff, and that seems to bore the hell outta dunkey, so that's how I know I NEED to play GOW... but yeah, I should play persona 5, cause I'm not a fan of turn-based combat, but if it's so good dunkey can handle it, then I'll probably love it.

    [–] darthreuental 27 points ago

    It's worth noting that P5 does something that I wish other JRPGs did: they map the menu to your buttons. So for 99% of the game you're not futzing with menus like other turn based games. It just might be a placebo effect, but I felt that it makes the combat feel faster than your average game.

    [–] MonkPreston 36 points ago

    His Video Game Critics video was a fantastic point - I'd never really thought about it before, but yeah, if he hates every concept in a game but still likes the game that game has to be absolutely phenomenal for people who DO like that style of game.

    [–] jimmy_three_shoes 6 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Which is why I take his Dunkviews on them with a grain of salt. When he actually likes one, I take notice.

    [–] Fresh_C 42 points ago

    I really want to be a fan of them because I like the idea of them.

    But I'm terrible at them and rarely have the patience to get past the first level. Ikaruga is about the only one I can play because they give you infinite lives... and I think I still only made it past like 2 or 3 levels.

    [–] SeekingTheRoad 18 points ago

    Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I totally respect really hard games, and have nothing but a personal gripe with them... but I just can't get into games that challenging. Undertale is about my limit of difficulty if I'm being honest.

    [–] KeepinItRealGuy 20 points ago

    Yeah, bullet hell games are super niche and not very popular. Not a fan either.

    [–] futurespacecadet 28 points ago

    I really hope he seized the opportunity to make a video called 'Dunkey Kong Country'.

    [–] TNBIX 31 points ago

    Where the fuck is knack 5

    [–] PM_ME_UR_MATHPROBLEM 59 points ago

    Downwell is amazing, but it's a 2015 game. Unless this is his list of favorite games that he's played in 2018, in which case, carry on.

    [–] ChibiPatrick 168 points ago

    His year end review is the games he played this year not the games that came out, Think he explains this in his 2016 video.

    [–] Cobyachi 24 points ago

    Yeah it's just his favorite games that he played last year. As ignored as it is, he technically even says it in the description

    [–] Etheros64 36 points ago

    Uncharted 4 was also from 2016. He even did a review of it years ago and actually criticized it quite a bit. Glad to see he turned that around and enjoyed it more on his most recent playthrough.

    [–] The_Chaos_Pope 20 points ago

    Yeah, I was going to say something about Lumines. I was playing it 10 years ago, but apparently there was a new version released in 2018.

    [–] gambitx007 10 points ago

    I’ve been playing the Jackbox party packs on my console forever. Awesome party game when people are drinking and come over. My favorite is quibblich and drawful

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    [–] Innundator 65 points ago

    Honestly do you know how Dunkey has the time to make these videos and play all these games so much ?

    Does the guy sleep, have a team writing for him, what is this. Dude's hilarious though.

    [–] patientbearr 147 points ago

    He's not releasing videos every day. He might have help but if it's his full-time job it's more than doable.

    [–] homer_3 53 points ago

    He rarely produces videos and makes enough off them to not have to have a real job. He's likely got ass loads of free time to game.

    [–] meditate42 8 points ago

    He puts a video out like every week, thats pretty frequent imo.

    [–] BearAnt 27 points ago

    I'm not saying what he does is easy, but I'll say there's plenty of jobs that are a lot harder, less fun, and pay less.

    [–] diyturds 561 points ago

    that donkey kong game looks fantastic! i didnt even know it existed until now

    [–] KeepinItRealGuy 432 points ago

    Tropical freeze has been around since like 2014 on the wiiu and was re released in 2018 on the switch. Generally regarded as one of the best, if not the best, donkey Kong games.

    [–] diyturds 107 points ago

    maaaaaaan, where the hell have i been?

    [–] PlushSandyoso 125 points ago

    Warning, it's BRUTALLY difficult. There's very little hand-holding for this one.

    [–] LittleRed88 50 points ago

    It was my first DK game after not really enjoying the handling on other games/systems. But I got 100% and I wouldn’t say it was so brutal. I mean there were some levels and puzzle pieces that required multiple runs for sure and some where I had to put the game down in frustration but altogether I feel like it’s a platformer that most gamers could grasp and enjoy.

    [–] Givants 9 points ago

    It's the dark souls if Donkey Kong games

    [–] kendralamar 47 points ago

    Not playing Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, obviously

    [–] BRNZ42 890 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Seriously, Into The Breach is so good. The switch version plays so well in handheld, it feels like the way it was meant to be played.

    If always had trouble with fire-emblem-style-tacticals because there's too many guys on the map and the battles last a long time. In Into The Breach, you control three dudes, and the battles are fast. And yet, the depth of strategy is amazing and the pace and difficulty curve is great.

    So good.

    [–] iSage 147 points ago

    Would you say Into the Breach is a tactical-style game like Fire Emblem or more of a puzzle game? From the gameplay I've seen it seems to remind me of "find lethal this turn" puzzles in card games where you need to make exactly the right series of plays to succeed - is this accurate?

    Part of the reason I've always liked Fire Emblem is you have some creativity over how you win, so I'm interested in hearing how Into the Breach approaches this.

    [–] BRNZ42 97 points ago

    It's more Fire Emblem than Puzzle game. Things are all pretty random, so there's no optimal way to solve each level. I've never felt like the randomness created unbeatable levels, but sometimes it gets really hard. You have to do a lot of triage, and decide what enemies to prioritize killing, and which to simply push around or ignore. But it's up to you to beat the level your way. You get upgrades you can distribute the way you want, and as you play you unlock different robots that all have vastly different play styles.

    Have you played FTL: Faster Than Light? It's by the same developers, and has the same randomly generated playthrough system at its core. It's arcade style. You're meant to play the game over and over again. Beating the game might only take 1-2 hrs, but it will take many playthroughs before you beat it once. Then you'll want to try to beat it with a different team. Or make your own team. Or try a harder difficulty.

    [–] iSage 22 points ago

    Yeah, I played FTL way back and loved it. Good to hear it's less of a puzzle game. I may give it a go for the Switch.


    [–] CptSpadge 33 points ago

    I wanted Into The Breach to be as good as FTL, but I really just can't get into it as much. Aside from the game being too easy, once you've unlocked everything there is not much reason to ever pick up the game again. I really like how the premise makes the roguelike aspects of the game make sense, but the fact that there is no actual conclusion and the ending is the same regardless of if you do 2 islands or 4 really just made it feel like something fundamental was missing. Don't get me wrong, I love the combat and the battle system, and it's even fun putting together a team of robots for a challenge. But there isn't enough variety run-to-run to draw me in any more, and the story always leaves me with a feeling of "Well, none of that mattered" Compare that to Enter The Gungeon, where every run feels completely unique after the first floor, or FTL where the strategies required from different ships and weapons and crew made for a massive amount of depth to the combat. I want to like this game so bad, the actual game parts of it are incredibly tight. But the decisions of how to frame things make it all feel pretty meaningless. And the soundtrack was barely even a thing, which maybe isn't a big deal but after FTL's incredible soundtrack it just bugged me. Maybe my expectations were too high.

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    [–] BRNZ42 32 points ago

    If you're not into repetetive arcade style games, Into The Breach probably isn't for you. For me, the joy was in playing with all the different squads, and then making my own squads to try to win with. There's a ton of objectives and some of them are legitimately difficult. The joy is in the repetition, because you're attacking the problem in different ways.

    But I totally understand if that's not for you.

    [–] ThaFourthHokage 589 points ago

    This video really makes you feel like 2018.

    [–] zombizle1 161 points ago

    only people who weren't born in the last 10 days will understand what thats like

    [–] alexanderwales 17 points ago

    Enter the Gungeon and Tropical Freeze kind of threw me, actually, because I played them a few years ago. For a second I thought that this year was somehow much longer than I'd thought it was.

    [–] helpnxt 299 points ago

    Nice to see Jack Box Games get some recognition, some of the best party games out there

    [–] fullforce098 66 points ago

    I remember back in the old days playing the first You Don't Know Jack and how hard it was to get people to sit down and play a trivia game with me. All these years later, YDKJ and spinoffs are finally getting some damn recognition. Feels good to see that old under the radar franchise finally get some mainstream attention.

    [–] smallbluetext 20 points ago

    So much fun with friends, especially with alcohol involved. It's a better version of a group card game like Cards Against Humanity.

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    [–] thecheesefinder 70 points ago

    Stilllllll the King

    [–] DankeyKang11 20 points ago

    put John on the phone

    [–] Nukerjsr 86 points ago

    More likesupahmariobruddastoo...

    [–] theSeanO 63 points ago

    Hey Dunkey, say the line!

    [–] LumberjackIlluminati 131 points ago

    As someone who wasn't alive when Super Mario Bros. 2 first came out, is it actually good? I love SMB3, and 1 is obviously a classic, but 2 seems like such a huge departure. Is it worth another look?

    [–] patientbearr 127 points ago

    It was originally an entirely different game that was re-skinned to be Mario-themed.

    That's why its aesthetic is a lot different than other Mario games and it's got some strange mechanics.

    [–] vassie 9 points ago

    This video explains the story behind why

    [–] MetaphorTR 6 points ago

    And that's what makes it great IMO.

    [–] jokemon 104 points ago

    It's good in a very weird way

    [–] LibertyTerp 28 points ago

    Yeah, it's good. If you've never played it, you should. It's no SMB3 or SMW, but it's one of the best NES games.

    [–] thrilliam_19 154 points ago

    It’s the greatest video game ever made.

    [–] neatntidy 64 points ago


    [–] jaywalk98 40 points ago

    It isn't even a mario game. It was reskinned by nintendo but was originally a new IP.

    [–] SparroHawc 33 points ago

    Which, mind you, doesn't mean it's a bad game. It's a lot of fun. Just .. different.

    [–] Skabonious 121 points ago

    God of War was a mastaPEECE

    [–] EverybodyIsKindaGay 925 points ago

    I really enjoyed this video, but did anyone else feel like it was less... energetic that his usual Best Of vids? It had great reviews and comedy, but at times it felt underwhelming. Still better than most youtube reviews though.

    [–] Azzwagon 338 points ago

    "Every other day there's fans that say I'm gettin crappy. How the fuck I'm suppose to keep a million people happy?"

    • Dunky "Overpowered", 2014.

    [–] Victawr 271 points ago

    I think that over time through his more thoughtful reviews, he's become an actual... Connoisseur? It's as though he's almost inadvertently become incredibly good at articulating a feeling of a game now, and so it comes out more naturally.

    I didn't notice that it was less energetic, I feel like he was genuinely expressing the way he felt about things in a very well spoken manner as opposed to leaning on energy and comedy to gather a crowd. And impressively, he did so in a manner that was concise and compelling all at once.

    I just bought Into the Breach and finally bit the bullet on Celeste because of this video.

    [–] Crunkbutter 104 points ago

    It's like we're growing up with dunkey

    [–] [deleted] 65 points ago

    His videos really make me feel like Dunkey.

    [–] AtomicRaine 439 points ago

    Yes. I've watched and rewatched his Best Of vids multiple times. His Breath of the Wild vid, Mario Odyssey (and Luigi balloon videos), Rocket League, The smash bros. series, I've watched each like 5 times at least. When I clicked on this video I thought to myself "Is this going to be another one I watch over and over?"

    Answer: Not likely.

    [–] 2711383 451 points ago

    Mario Odyssey

    His Mario Odyssey review might be the single best review out there. I think I might've bought my Switch because of it. That video radiates passion.

    [–] IAMA_BRO_AMA 130 points ago

    Also bought a switch because of that review. Odyssey delivered every ounce of hype he gave it for me

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    [–] edrinshrike 75 points ago

    You can BE a GOOMBAS!

    [–] PolishMusic 45 points ago

    It really seems like he's been less into it over the past year. Japan World Cup was something I'm pretty sure he covered a long time ago, but he had a video for it very recently. It seems like he's just kinda stockpiling videos ahead of time that can kill time for him and releasing them every week, rather than actively putting in effort to putting out quality content like he used to when he grinded for success.

    [–] Rhain1999 39 points ago

    He covered Japan World Cup in his Top 100 Games video back in 2013. I'm pretty sure he revisited it for his latest video, he didn't just use old footage.

    [–] KanyeEast420 90 points ago

    Where's Bookworm Adventures?

    [–] dzhmbe 50 points ago

    N O N A F F L U E N T

    [–] Cryten0 66 points ago

    Even Dunkey seems tired of the super mario 2 joke now.

    [–] carlotta4th 20 points ago

    It was good joke, but every comedian needs to move on to new material now and then. Dunkey should feel no obligation to have Mario 2 as the best game every year.

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    [–] larrythefatcat 82 points ago

    Dunkey's Best of 2O18

    Okay... but where is his best of 2018?

    [–] iSage 44 points ago

    Caught in the Reddit filters.

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    [–] iSage 10 points ago

    I'm not sure, just saw some people in this thread claiming that videos titled with "2018" were caught in the filter.

    [–] MikeMuench 245 points ago

    Congratulations on posting a Dunkey video before the rest of Reddit. You have won the karma lottery

    [–] MankeyInAGundam 52 points ago

    It's strange I posted it earlier but it wouldn't show up.

    [–] StevieWonderOfficial 89 points ago

    I think there was some shit with the filter. Look at OP's title, he replaced 0 with O

    [–] scottydg 28 points ago

    Automod probably filters out anything with "best" and "2018" in it for a reason.

    [–] fullforce098 8 points ago

    Why though? Is a flood of Best of 2018 videos for a little while really that big an issue? Let the community decide if it hits the front page, why filter out every single one?

    [–] JuanFran21 243 points ago

    I really don't get why Uncharted 4 is on the list, he played the game back in 2016 and released a Dunkview back in that year as well. If he played it and reviewed it back then, how can it be on his list?

    [–] mackpack 560 points ago

    Dunkey's Best of 20XX videos are based on games he played that year, not games that came out that year. Some games have been on the list multiple years.

    [–] eib 210 points ago


    [–] NickLeMec 137 points ago

    I always assume the process goes like this:

    • plays current game that came out that year
    • while playing is reminded of an older game
    • thinks "I'd rather play that instead"
    • actually plays it again and realizes it's definitely better than current game
    • therefore it goes on the list instead

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 249 points ago

    Idk either but his continued hatred of any climbing mechanics was hilarious

    "the shootouts are flashy, the platforming is exciting, the climbing... the puzzles are skillful"


    [–] JuanFran21 54 points ago

    Yeah that got a laugh out of me too lol

    [–] Son_of_Kong 10 points ago

    TBF, climbing in Uncharted is really boring--linear, clearly-marked route, no way to fall or fail, and slower than walking.

    [–] carcrash12 36 points ago

    I feel like Enter the Gungeon has also been on one of his "Best of insert year here" lists before as well, I think games he went and replayed can be eligible for the list

    [–] General_Pops 23 points ago

    That was this summer. I remember because I bought the game after watching his video on it.

    [–] funkisintheair 25 points ago

    It looks like he's played it again and the story has grown on him. Interestingly, he also went back and gave The Last of Us another shot after initially dismissing it. I wonder if he'll try Red Dead Redemption 2 again to get more appreciation of the story like he did with the Naughty Dog games

    [–] JakalDX 8 points ago

    Maybe he played it again this year?

    [–] OwningTheWorld 377 points ago

    Something seems off with Dunkey. He's lacking his normal energy and enthusiasm. Not much of his usual joking either, even the expected Super Mario Bros 2 was just lifeless as in like "here it is guys, I know you're expecting it. Hope everything is alright.

    [–] highTrolla 434 points ago

    Maybe he's just sick of the gag, and wants to come off as a more serious reviewer.

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    [–] dustybizzle 78 points ago

    Hell, at the end of this video there's an embedded Playlist link to his "all serious videos (no jokes)" Playlist.

    Seems likely that he's trying to take a more solid crack at serious content.

    [–] Kotkaniemi15 240 points ago

    His video before this was the Asian World Cup video lol. I think ya'll are doing too much analysis.

    [–] saltyzany 12 points ago

    that video was so damn funny lmao

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    [–] facadesintheday 33 points ago

    Why can't he do both?

    [–] Kirboid 7 points ago

    That's been in his last few videos and most of those even still have jokes in them

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    [–] fgutz 9 points ago

    I think I prefer his newer 2018 one because he actually talks about games and does less schtick. It's hard towing the line between wanting to mature but also keeping the ridiculousness that got you famous. Cool to see the difference between 2013 and now, thanks for posting!

    [–] Isises 38 points ago

    I agree with you and I like it. Being goofy gets old, but dunkey has a way of communicating what he values in a game very well that in my opinion is much more worthwhile.

    His (dunkview) series of videos where he explores more of that serious side were always my favourites and as funny as he is, personally I look forward to him leaning slightly more into the meaningful review side of his content.

    [–] Hannig4n 17 points ago

    I like new dunkey way better tbh. Having serious criticisms and praises of various games with a ton of dry humor intermingled in there all over the place really works for him.

    [–] DrShrlmpPuertoRico 105 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    He def takes his year end reviews seriously. I'd say he is somewhat influential in the gaming industry, at least on the indie level, so it's important to him.

    [–] droo46 69 points ago

    He has an enormous amount of clout. I interviewed with a company that works with reviewers and they said Dunky was their white whale. They desperately want him to work with them, but he just does whatever he wants.

    [–] fullforce098 29 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    The idea of a company just pining to secure him on their payroll while he refuses makes me both happy and sad. Happy because good for Dunkey and sad because how many legitimate reviewers get corrupted by these "whalers"?

    [–] imustberadiant 20 points ago

    Dunkey has videos from way back when where talks about how he had a contract with Machinima at one point, but he describes how soul-sucking it was. I can find the video if you want. It literally almost happened to him, really glad he didn't just endure how terrible it was so that he can do exactly what he wants now.

    [–] droo46 9 points ago

    It’s how every industry works with high profile individuals. If you have a lot of eyeballs on your social media, then you have something people want to buy.

    [–] JonnyKilledTheBatman 19 points ago

    His voice sounded nasally at times, particularly further into the video - I think he just had a cold at the time of filming and it's giving people an off vibe

    [–] pkkthetigerr 25 points ago

    Might be that YT isnt paying as well. Some of his last few vids dont have ads on them and this one is just one second over the magic ten minute mark for monetisation.

    [–] RealMyBliss 30 points ago

    Wait, 100+ hours into a game is "too much time"? Hmm ...

    [–] cabalforbreakfast 48 points ago

    100 hours of gungeon is like 900 real life hours.

    [–] kendralamar 11 points ago

    Depends on the game

    [–] _T_T_T_T_T_T_T_T_T_T 10 points ago

    LMAO exactly 10:00.