It's Cartoon Review Patrick!

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#101 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

The 1/5 star Patrick are so awesome! I also enjoy 3 haha

#102 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

Neato. I like 5 star Patrick a lot.

#103 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3799 posts) -

Those are really awesome. Like the one star one the best.

#104 Edited by cooljammer00 (2042 posts) -

This looks like SMBC. Good stuff.

edit: Of course, Patrick never gets 5 star games since he always picks up the weirder titles.

#105 Posted by TheHT (11769 posts) -

DOPE.

#106 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1771 posts) -

Wow, awesome job. One star Patrick is frightening.

#107 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

Nice work. Now they need to start using these.

#108 Posted by High_Nunez (214 posts) -

The 1-star picture. Really nice touch. Well done, sir.

#109 Posted by Marokai (3141 posts) -

They look really great! Well done.

@Sarkahn said:

@papercut said:

Gonna be totally honest. Didn't know they were getting rid of the art. When did this happen?

They mentioned it in one of the Whiskey Media Radio shows. The reason being that the art doesn't necessarily reflect the content of the review. The example they gave is Jeff's 3 star art, which screams "Meh". Whereas 3 stars is usually meant to represent a decent game. Something along those lines.

Ugh, I'm baffled by this. Just get rid of scores if they've gotten so important as to start removing aspects of the site, especially when they lash out at anyone anytime they complain about scores. It's increasingly frustrating hearing journalists and critics complaining about how scores are percieved when they are the ones that choose to maintain them, despite the cries of how important "just reading the review" is.

#110 Edited by Aetheldod (3710 posts) -

Oh yes this is awesome .....

Edit: They what??? Want to get rid of them? Oh hell no , this CBSesifing of GB has gone too far .... duders we need to kickstarter the shit out of them not taking away the awesome toons from reviews >:(

#111 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

I thought Jeff wanted to get rid of the cartoons. They might not use these review avatars after the site redesign is up.

#112 Posted by Doctorchimp (4055 posts) -

@Marokai said:

They look really great! Well done.

@Sarkahn said:

@papercut said:

Gonna be totally honest. Didn't know they were getting rid of the art. When did this happen?

They mentioned it in one of the Whiskey Media Radio shows. The reason being that the art doesn't necessarily reflect the content of the review. The example they gave is Jeff's 3 star art, which screams "Meh". Whereas 3 stars is usually meant to represent a decent game. Something along those lines.

Ugh, I'm baffled by this. Just get rid of scores if they've gotten so important as to start removing aspects of the site, especially when they lash out at anyone anytime they complain about scores. It's increasingly frustrating hearing journalists and critics complaining about how scores are percieved when they are the ones that choose to maintain them, despite the cries of how important "just reading the review" is.

Because if you do a review, all that is is recommending a game to somebody. Scores are the quick way to glance at it. What if you thought a game was pretty meh, you see a 3 star score and you go okay and skip the review. If that same game got a 5 star review you'd probably read the review. That's a helpful tool.

Not like it matters, not only are they getting rid of the cartoons review portraits...they're thinking about getting rid of reviews period and just throw pieces up on games they played.

#113 Posted by Marokai (3141 posts) -

@Doctorchimp: I guess all I'm really getting at is that I just dislike the disconnect they have between how much reviewers in general complain about people pigeonholing review scores, and how everyone should just "read the review," and how far some reviewers go to then make sure they never actually get rid of the review scores. It's a problem they themselves create and they themselves can solve. I understand that in a larger and more mainstream establishment video game site, say IGN or Gamespot, scores may serve well for the passerby type of browser, but Giant Bomb is still a more niche site that maintains a relatively loyal base. People aren't going to ditch the site en masse because they remove scores.

The type of consumer who bases their purchasing decisions on reviews and critical advice is probably the type of consumer willing to dig a little deeper. I just don't think there's a huge amount of room between the informed consumer that reads a lot before a purchase and a consumer that buys without thinking much about critics, and rather just how the game looks. That just feels like a small group of people.

As far as them removing reviews altogether, I definitely think that's the best way to go, to be honest. I question what reviews are even for, at this point, and have for a pretty long time. It's always seemed like an archaic feature for a site that otherwise embraces more of a personality driven and entertainment-based role. Quick Looks are superior purchasing advice, IMO, to a review score. The review scores just seem like a means to stay on metacritic and forum conversations, or as badges of honor to developers and publishers. Scores do more for the score aggregates and developers than they do for the public.

#114 Posted by Doctorchimp (4055 posts) -

@Marokai said:

@Doctorchimp: I guess all I'm really getting at is that I just dislike the disconnect they have between how much reviewers in general complain about people pigeonholing review scores, and how everyone should just "read the review," and how far some reviewers go to then make sure they never actually get rid of the review scores. It's a problem they themselves create and they themselves can solve. I understand that in a larger and more mainstream establishment video game site, say IGN or Gamespot, scores may serve well for the passerby type of browser, but Giant Bomb is still a more niche site that maintains a relatively loyal base. People aren't going to ditch the site en masse because they remove scores.

The type of consumer who bases their purchasing decisions on reviews and critical advice is probably the type of consumer willing to dig a little deeper. I just don't think there's a huge amount of room between the informed consumer that reads a lot before a purchase and a consumer that buys without thinking much about critics, and rather just how the game looks. That just feels like a small group of people.

As far as them removing reviews altogether, I definitely think that's the best way to go, to be honest. I question what reviews are even for, at this point, and have for a pretty long time. It's always seemed like an archaic feature for a site that otherwise embraces more of a personality driven and entertainment-based role. Quick Looks are superior purchasing advice, IMO, to a review score. The review scores just seem like a means to stay on metacritic and forum conversations, or as badges of honor to developers and publishers. Scores do more for the score aggregates and developers than they do for the public.

Exactly, I mean think about how much they rant and raved and talked about Saint's Row the Third. The review was rather unassuming compared to the life changing ethos they described.

#115 Posted by mathkor (96 posts) -

@IAmNotBatman: that's makes me sad

#116 Posted by sub_o (913 posts) -

@papercut: Great stuff, but is there any way to incorporate exaggerated afro and hot dogs into them ?

#117 Posted by NicksCorner (433 posts) -

They look really nice.

But I have a problem with the 2 star picture. Including his hand with fingers gives a wrong impression. His tongue helps clarify, but at first glance its hard to tell if its a 2 or a 4 star.

#118 Posted by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

They all look great but 5 star Patrick is definitely the best one.

Good work!

#119 Posted by Nux (2419 posts) -

I don't know why but for some reason the 5 star picture remindes me of the World Ends With You.

Also awesome job.

#120 Posted by Bob_Loblaws_Law_Blog (3 posts) -

Pretty good, doesn't quite capture just how sexy Patrick is, but then it is a drawing...

#121 Posted by Little_Socrates (5711 posts) -

These are fantastic.

#122 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

Nice!

#123 Posted by redefaulted (2826 posts) -

Love it, these should honestly be used if they aren't already.

#124 Posted by sungahymn (1038 posts) -

Great work. I'm still bummed out they're getting rid of the cartoons, even though their reasons are fair.

#125 Posted by HonkeyKong (49 posts) -

I love them! Great job!

#126 Posted by hoossy (939 posts) -

@Tennmuerti:

This... 3 stars is supposed to be good/ok...

Also GJ.

#127 Edited by dudeglove (8268 posts) -

@IAmNotBatman said:

You know that they're planning on getting rid of the cartoon review pictures altogether right?

Really? How come?

edit: Wait, never mind. Saw the answer.

#128 Edited by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

I love one star patrick.

Now we need Dave and Drew.

#129 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

1 Star is creeping me the hell out.

#130 Posted by probablytuna (3822 posts) -

Lovely.

#131 Posted by Lokno (386 posts) -

Nice work, very cool.

#132 Posted by forkboy (1174 posts) -

That 1 Star picture is amazing. Made me laugh, kudos to you sir

#133 Posted by Wuddel (2100 posts) -

You, Sir are a scholar and a gentleman.

#134 Posted by csl316 (9421 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

@IAmNotBatman said:

You know that they're planning on getting rid of the cartoon review pictures altogether right?

Really? How come?

edit: Wait, never mind. Saw the answer.

I didn't. What are they doing??

#135 Posted by Eviternal (197 posts) -

Brilliant! 5 stars.

Also, I object to the proposed removal of these images from reviews.

#136 Posted by CookieMonster (2448 posts) -

Wow. Well done mate.

#137 Posted by MachoFantastico (4889 posts) -

Love the 5-star.

#138 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2443 posts) -

His head is the right size on the 2-star, but on most of the others it looks shrunken and weird.

#139 Posted by AndrewB (7689 posts) -

Hasn't it been like two years since they said they're removing the images though? I love them just because they were done by Kat, if nothing else. Keep her work on the site. It gives it personality.

#140 Posted by DeF (4975 posts) -

I suggested last November that they should make one of these for him as a Christmas present :D

Yours does are pretty awesome :D

#141 Posted by Mijati (949 posts) -
@SmilingPig said:

I love one star patrick.

Now we need Dave and Drew.

Alex only has 1 image for all this reviews so he'd need more as well!
#142 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Awesome work!

#143 Posted by Undeadpool (4996 posts) -

@papercut said:

@Sarkahn said:

Very cool, five-star Patrick is amaaazing! Nicely done.

@papercut said:

Gonna be totally honest. Didn't know they were getting rid of the art. When did this happen?

They mentioned it in one of the Whiskey Media Radio shows. The reason being that the art doesn't necessarily reflect the content of the review. The example they gave is Jeff's 3 star art, which screams "Meh". Whereas 3 stars is usually meant to represent a decent game. Something along those lines.

Well poop :P

And yet they still haven't AND they promoted this thread on the front page. So maybe they decided to keep 'em. I mean people are gonna whine and bitch about the star reviews anyway, and I personally like the graphics.

#144 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1542 posts) -

@Undeadpool said:

@papercut said:

@Sarkahn said:

Very cool, five-star Patrick is amaaazing! Nicely done.

@papercut said:

Gonna be totally honest. Didn't know they were getting rid of the art. When did this happen?

They mentioned it in one of the Whiskey Media Radio shows. The reason being that the art doesn't necessarily reflect the content of the review. The example they gave is Jeff's 3 star art, which screams "Meh". Whereas 3 stars is usually meant to represent a decent game. Something along those lines.

Well poop :P

And yet they still haven't AND they promoted this thread on the front page. So maybe they decided to keep 'em. I mean people are gonna whine and bitch about the star reviews anyway, and I personally like the graphics.

http://www.giantbomb.com/community/

Yeah, they have? At least, I saw it there yesterday.

#145 Posted by Undeadpool (4996 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian: I know...I was saying it's on the front page and the graphics are still there in reviews, so maybe they're not getting rid of the cartoons after all.

#146 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1542 posts) -

@Undeadpool said:

@WilltheMagicAsian: I know...I was saying it's on the front page and the graphics are still there in reviews, so maybe they're not getting rid of the cartoons after all.

Oh man, I totally read that wrong, my bad! I thought you said they haven't promoted this thread on the front page.

#147 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1005 posts) -

This would indeed be PERFECT for those bombcast youtube videos I'm always watching, Stellar job!

#148 Posted by Nottle (1915 posts) -

I would love to see one of Alex/ Drew/ Dave. But the 1 star drew needs to just be the ms paint drawing, and Alex's 1 star needs to be him being arrested by a blackwater guy.

#149 Posted by Vampire_Chibi (185 posts) -

CO.ol!!

would be nice if he had the gaintbomb logo on, but other than that cool and funny!

#150 Posted by Undeadpool (4996 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@Undeadpool said:

@WilltheMagicAsian: I know...I was saying it's on the front page and the graphics are still there in reviews, so maybe they're not getting rid of the cartoons after all.

Oh man, I totally read that wrong, my bad! I thought you said they haven't promoted this thread on the front page.

Haw! No worries, just a little confusion.

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