By Hailinel 38 Comments
The title pretty much says it all, really.
Well, no, maybe not, but they sure didn't even give it a shot.
I'm not going to defend the game (not even because I wracked up a ridiculous number of points by editing the Castlevania Judgment page) because no, it's not a great game. Not that I ever expected it to be when I bought it. (Yes, I bought it. Day one, as a matter of fact.) What I was hoping for when I bought it was not the Next Great Castlevania Game, but a simple brawler made by the Castlevania team where they allowed themselves to get goofy with the characters. And that's what I got, more or less. It's brainless, but it's about what I expected, and I have fun with it.
To put it another way, I would have been retarded to expect Street Fighter-level fighting game quality out of it, and doubly retarded to expect a more traditional Castlevania game when it's obviously a non-canonical one-off. That being said, Jeff and Ryan are more than entitled to their views on the game and are free to say what they want about it.
Now, as for Jeff and Ryan's video, it's not that they obviously made the video to poke fun at the game that I have a problem with, but more or less the fact that they attacked it with all of the ferocity of a sloth with Mononucleosis. They both felt nothing but total disinterest toward the game. It was like they played it to make fun of it out of some sort of obligation.
I guess my point is that if Jeff and Ryan want to continue making attempts at making game videos that are the reviewer's equivalent of Mystery Science Theater 3000, they should remember that for all of the jokes and vitriol that the MST3K characters slung at the movies they watched, they at least put effort and even heart into it to make it entertaining. The series wouldn't have grown beyond its cable access roots if they went after The Crawling Eye with the apathy they showed Castlevania Judgment.