Game Dogs: Episode Nine: Crunch

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If theres one thing I can say about this series is its inconsistant, by which i mean to me it seems to go up and down a lot, like every other week, like they had a good eppisode with "KCD" but a bad eppisode with "cleric" followed by a good eppisode with "feature creep" but a bad eppisode with "jennifer" and now a good eppisode with "crunch"... so should i expect a bad one next week? :P

Still that said the series has improved from the start and is still entertaining even if some of the eppisodes dont go down as well with me as others, just keep up the good work guys.

Also I'll go ahead and pretty much re-itterate whats been said in the forums (and what ive personally been thinking) from the beggining, why in the comments are there so many people who come back saying how terrible it is after the week before proclaiming how they will never watch it again and bla bla bla... if you dont like it dont watch it, if you have constructive criticism by all means give it but dont just yell it sucks and pout, remember your opinion doesnt equal everyone elses opinion, some like it, is that so hard for you to appreciate

Oh and a final note, the whole "sigh" thing doesnt bother me but thats because I'm one of those people who says sigh instead of sighing anyway... not sure why I do I just do... and it irritates my friends, always a bonus :P

Best episode so far

You changed the intro quote, did something with that un-funny Studio Audience gag (I had a feeling you were gonna change that at some point),

But the actual episode itself? Hilarious!

'You're goddamn right'

Best quote so far

Keeps getting better and better.

Roger+Sword=Awesome

Good! Chet was starting to turn into one of those one-dimensional Tim Buckley characters. The kind that are lazy and very stupid but everyone still loves them. Game Dogs needs less Chet

When Roger struck his sword on Voltron, genius.

Much improved! Last week's episode was utter garbage, I'm really glad to see the show back in form.

bad_karma:

The saving grace for this show is its voice acting. The character designs are done well enough and while they're not bad; the writing doesn't hit any mark. If it weren't for the title, I'd have no idea whether the show is trying to cater to d20 geeks, game makers, artists, office workers, management, producers, programmers, or something else. It offers fatally impersonal characters (even in a cartoon world) with few clever laughs outside of referencing dogs, smashing things, and terrible office banter. The language is dated (though that doesn't matter) and the characters are still trying to find their role. I'm still waiting for "It sure looks like someone's having a case of the Mondays". I tend to keep peeking at every episode with the same intrigue held while watching a train wreck or an explosive car crash.

I believe I understand your perspective for the most part. And yes, it can be irresistible at times to watch something with the expectation of it being truly awful...morbid curiosity and all that...however, one would think that after a certain number of weeks those who aren't fans might be able to either find SOMEthing positive to say about it, or finally give up on it and ignore the new episodes...at any rate, I like the voice acting as well.
Also, I'm not sure that it really matters whether all, none, or some of those groups are included in the target audience, assuming there is one. Anyone who likes or is familiar with almost any aspect of the cartoon's subject matter could be a potential fan.
Some of the criticism left in comments is actually constructive, polite, and intelligent, and I can see where the folks are coming from. This show is far from perfection or being masterpiece material; it's just fun. I don't think the makers are doing too bad of a job.

Finally...I'd still love to know precisely what it is that bothers so many people about hearing the word "Sigh" pronounced in a sighing voice...??? (Whoever said 'sigh' isn't a word but an action...um...I'm not even going there!) That really boggles me. Of all things to find annoying! I wouldn't think you'd even give that too much thought. It's hardly different from a regular wordless sigh.

Do you have a steam profile? This will make a good Garry's mod video. And one more thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_fandom

This show is to me like two and a half men,and by that i mean i never really laugh that much.Only at specific times is it laugh out loud funny.Yet I am compelled to see the next episode to see what happens...vary odd,and while I don't really laugh,I do smile.

Hope you guys don't get canceled!

Kaiser0120:
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thanks Kaiser for "copy and paste" criticism for this show since the very first trailer.

What you said was nothing special. Thanks for wasting everyone's time

I gotta admit, I was very satisfied when Roger put Chet in his place. I was starting to get REALLY annoyed when he decided he wasn't going to do anything at all to help. I hate characters that are inexplicably still employed or still have friends when they screw other people over, just because they're "charming" or "witty". The whole "Well you just lost the company millions of dollars and should be fired for your incompetence, but GOSHDARNIT you're so funny and cute that I'll guess we'll keep ya!" thing is...disgustingly unrealistic.

littlerudi08107:
Good! Chet was starting to turn into one of those one-dimensional Tim Buckley characters. The kind that are lazy and very stupid but everyone still loves them. Game Dogs needs less Chet

YES. THIS. To be honest, it's personally getting to the point where I only like Roger. He's the only one that seems like a character with original personality. Chet and Beth are such cookie cutter characters that become cliche and annoying fairly quickly.

And I know it's been said before, but...please. Stop with Beth's onomatopoeia talk. It feels way too much like a forced catchphrase...that no one likes. Although I do like and appreciate the changes to the intro!

Facial expressions :P

Though Beth still says *sigh* instead of sighing, which is still annoying XD

I must say I liked last week's episode more than this one, but that doesn't mean this one wasn't good. Especially Roger's reaction to Chet was funny. :)

Oh good, the beginning was changed. That makes up for all the bland cliches and stereotypes in the rest of the video...right? This is just sad.

The jokes here are ALL formula jokes and serve no purpose. Even the awkward character at the beginning failed to stir emotion. I feel the animation isn't done wholeheartedly. I watch Apoc. Lane all the time and, somehow, Jon's style seems to work there, but here...well...it seems kinda' dragged down.

I really think the only reason this show is allowed to run is because of Russ. It gets my vote as the worst feature on here, even with all the other commentary videos and such.

WTB original humor and characters.

This episode reminds me of some of the design meetings my group and I would have.
I'm still surprised any of us made it out alive!

Do you think Bethany and Roger are going to hook up?

Hehe, this episode was actually good. "You're god damn right". was the funniest part.

Ha, this is the first on that made me laugh. You're bad ass Roger.

Another great episode and arguably the best. Roger getting the nerve to stop taking Chet's crap and destroys his action figures was unexpected and funny. A lot of memborable lines. Nice way to spice things up.

Roger Is now my Faviroute !

All you people need to lighten up, I love this show ! Really entertaining !

Kaiser0120:
Alright, I've been meaning to make an account on this site for a long time. Wish it didn't have to be for this, but screw it.

This show is not funny. The creators might have some good ideas, but they're being wasted on this show. The actors obviously have talent, but it's being wasted on this show. The animators MIGHT have some talent, but... yeah, this show.

First off, Roger going berserk and Bethany being surprised by it. This is, what, the third time? Why is she even surprised anymore? Why is it even FUNNY anymore? Answers are, she shouldn't be and it isn't. Not to mention, nerd-rage is only effective when it's built up to correctly. In this episode, it works somewhat effectively, but it's hurt by the fact that it was basically just inserted into earlier episodes before there was any real build-up of his character.

That's really the problem with these jokes. Just like Bethany's "I'm the token girl" they're all flat, obvious cliches. Sure, they have some quirks, but by the sheer fact that the creators assume we know who they are supposed to be in the dynamic, they make obvious, tired jokes about them. Like sexism in the workplace, the pushy, ignorant boss, the nerd, the token girl, the slacker. Only Bob has ever made me laugh and Mr. Yee was at least a fun Cloud Cuckoolander

Bethany is probably the worst example. She is absolutely bland as hell. Now, I know it's hard to write for female characters without making them a stereotype, but come on, guys. Give her some room to breath, the actually have some quirks, faults, and qualities. All I see here is exactly what you had her say: She's the girl and she's just sort of there. Having her be the artist was a good move, but there's nothing more to her than that.

What's worse is the animation. Ok, look, I'm not an animator and I'm not about to start saying I could do any better. I know a couple of animators, they work their asses off on stuff like this. The thing is, they also know whether or not their work is very good. This? Not. Good. This animation is bad. The elevator mouths, the jerky motions, the simple and incredibly limited expressions. In the trailer, they make the EXCUSE, "Animation takes time!" Well, if you don't want criticism, then don't put out a final product that DOESN'T LOOK VERY GOOD.

But really, this all maybe could have been saved by the writing. However, as I said before, it's boring, it's lazy, and it's flat out stifled. We haven't seen ANY of the game they're working on and nothing beside them in their office or playing D&D. There are many instances where a cutaway to one of their mentioned disasters could have been provided and it probably would have made those conversations much more entertaining, but all we hear is "It rerouted to the Pentagon blah blah isn't that funny?"

Lastly, and this is something I really do need to point out: The dog gimmick? God. Awful. No, really, it's one of the worst things about the entire show, honestly. There is absolutely no reason for them to be dogs. It doesn't add to the comedy, it isn't ironic. It's just a way to differentiate yourselves and it fails miserably. A gimmick only serves a purpose when it's adding to the production as a whole. This adds squat.

Honestly, I'd really like to see these actors apply their talents elsewhere and the writers really take their time and come up with something newer, fresher, and tighter. As for the animators, well... I know they're working on a restrained budget and time-frame, so I can only assume that's why the animation looks so... God awful. I'll assume they can do better with the right amount of time and effort.

Oh, and for those who think furries are going to like this because they're dogs? Trust me, we're not all that sycophantic. Not a single furry I call a friend has said this show is any good.

This. Soooooooo this. Every word is the truth. Whoever writes this, give it up.

DEATHROAD:
hmm,around 1:40 u can hear,VERY QUIETLY, some voices, not the voices that are ment to be heard me thinks

OT:

Slowly sliding back down the hill guys,didnt laugh at this one,dont loose it now you were so close

Can't really go back downhill when you started at the bottom anyway.

lol the ending is awsome keep up the work

Please stop trying to be funny.

Umm....

Holy shit, Roger!

(And BTW, I laughed my ass off at the "Big yellow thing in the sky" bit :D)

Well i have been following this for a few weeks now and whenever i read the comments i seem to be disagreeing with the vast majority. For me this was the worst episode, it just didn't feel right.

That being said it was still an ok episode it just didn't make me laugh like the others. I just hope that this isn't a sign of things to come.

I've been wanting to say this for a few weeks now, but it began to pick up slightly and there was even some positive response from other viewers so I decided to hold back, but I figure now's a good time to say a classic line:

"Let's Make This Bitch Go The Way of Old Yeller!"

Mray3460:

The image of a little white dog in a hat on a yellow background reviewing Satan's Retrievers just popped into my head.

Well,what a coincidence.I did too.
Seriously though,that WOULD be the best thing that happened to the series since Bob.

Kaiser0120:
Alright, I've been meaning to make an account on this site for a long time. Wish it didn't have to be for this, but screw it.

This show is not funny. The creators might have some good ideas, but they're being wasted on this show. The actors obviously have talent, but it's being wasted on this show. The animators MIGHT have some talent, but... yeah, this show.

First off, Roger going berserk and Bethany being surprised by it. This is, what, the third time? Why is she even surprised anymore? Why is it even FUNNY anymore? Answers are, she shouldn't be and it isn't. Not to mention, nerd-rage is only effective when it's built up to correctly. In this episode, it works somewhat effectively, but it's hurt by the fact that it was basically just inserted into earlier episodes before there was any real build-up of his character.

That's really the problem with these jokes. Just like Bethany's "I'm the token girl" they're all flat, obvious cliches. Sure, they have some quirks, but by the sheer fact that the creators assume we know who they are supposed to be in the dynamic, they make obvious, tired jokes about them. Like sexism in the workplace, the pushy, ignorant boss, the nerd, the token girl, the slacker. Only Bob has ever made me laugh and Mr. Yee was at least a fun Cloud Cuckoolander

Bethany is probably the worst example. She is absolutely bland as hell. Now, I know it's hard to write for female characters without making them a stereotype, but come on, guys. Give her some room to breath, the actually have some quirks, faults, and qualities. All I see here is exactly what you had her say: She's the girl and she's just sort of there. Having her be the artist was a good move, but there's nothing more to her than that.

What's worse is the animation. Ok, look, I'm not an animator and I'm not about to start saying I could do any better. I know a couple of animators, they work their asses off on stuff like this. The thing is, they also know whether or not their work is very good. This? Not. Good. This animation is bad. The elevator mouths, the jerky motions, the simple and incredibly limited expressions. In the trailer, they make the EXCUSE, "Animation takes time!" Well, if you don't want criticism, then don't put out a final product that DOESN'T LOOK VERY GOOD.

But really, this all maybe could have been saved by the writing. However, as I said before, it's boring, it's lazy, and it's flat out stifled. We haven't seen ANY of the game they're working on and nothing beside them in their office or playing D&D. There are many instances where a cutaway to one of their mentioned disasters could have been provided and it probably would have made those conversations much more entertaining, but all we hear is "It rerouted to the Pentagon blah blah isn't that funny?"

Lastly, and this is something I really do need to point out: The dog gimmick? God. Awful. No, really, it's one of the worst things about the entire show, honestly. There is absolutely no reason for them to be dogs. It doesn't add to the comedy, it isn't ironic. It's just a way to differentiate yourselves and it fails miserably. A gimmick only serves a purpose when it's adding to the production as a whole. This adds squat.

Honestly, I'd really like to see these actors apply their talents elsewhere and the writers really take their time and come up with something newer, fresher, and tighter. As for the animators, well... I know they're working on a restrained budget and time-frame, so I can only assume that's why the animation looks so... God awful. I'll assume they can do better with the right amount of time and effort.

Oh, and for those who think furries are going to like this because they're dogs? Trust me, we're not all that sycophantic. Not a single furry I call a friend has said this show is any good.

I'll have to say,even though I really don't hate the show that much,you make a good case.
The personalities are inconsistent,the characters are annoying and the show isn't about three toed sloths who make games.

Which makes me wonder why I watch this show at all.Curosity perhaps.

A couple of weeks ago, some bright spark mentioned that if you skip to 30 seconds, you can bypass the whole annoying intro. Better yet, I found a neat thing where if you skip to the end of the whole episode, you can skip the whole annoying episode.

oh come off it will you, its an internet series if you don't like it then dont watch it. i keep reading people keep watching it and not liking it. not everyone is gonna like the same thing. being a furry and a nerd and someone who wants to get into game design, i find the subject matter funny. i dont label it 'furry' because people will automatically put it up on a stage where only furries will like it. its just a show, an internet show at at that there is no point writing an essay about it. simply put dont like dont watch, dont ruin for everyone else who actually likes it

i like that female dog.
she 's average but still has something very dogystylish

Ziggy the wolf:
oh come off it will you, its an internet series if you don't like it then dont watch it. i keep reading people keep watching it and not liking it. not everyone is gonna like the same thing. being a furry and a nerd and someone who wants to get into game design, i find the subject matter funny. i dont label it 'furry' because people will automatically put it up on a stage where only furries will like it. its just a show, an internet show at at that there is no point writing an essay about it. simply put dont like dont watch, dont ruin for everyone else who actually likes it

^ Finally, someone with a bit of sense! _._;

I know ey!
It's like.. I really don't laugh when watching it.
I smile here and there. Sometimes the odd chuckle.
But I am compelled to keep watching because.... I like it!

I'm anxiously waiting for the finished product of Satan's Retrievers (which I must say is a totally awesome name!).

And Bob is always implemented perfectly.

Kudos.
It does seem to get better with each episode.
Still a little confused about Roger's random sword-wielding fits though.

Ooh, and I would love to see a little more character development from Beth.

Dilbert + Furries?

I think this shtick is kinda covered.

That aside, it feels like it was a joke that was supposed to last 30 seconds that got dragged into a few minutes.

Kaiser0120:
Alright, I've been meaning to make an account on this site for a long time. Wish it didn't have to be for this, but screw it.

This show is not funny. The creators might have some good ideas, but they're being wasted on this show. The actors obviously have talent, but it's being wasted on this show. The animators MIGHT have some talent, but... yeah, this show.

First off, Roger going berserk and Bethany being surprised by it. This is, what, the third time? Why is she even surprised anymore? Why is it even FUNNY anymore? Answers are, she shouldn't be and it isn't. Not to mention, nerd-rage is only effective when it's built up to correctly. In this episode, it works somewhat effectively, but it's hurt by the fact that it was basically just inserted into earlier episodes before there was any real build-up of his character.

That's really the problem with these jokes. Just like Bethany's "I'm the token girl" they're all flat, obvious cliches. Sure, they have some quirks, but by the sheer fact that the creators assume we know who they are supposed to be in the dynamic, they make obvious, tired jokes about them. Like sexism in the workplace, the pushy, ignorant boss, the nerd, the token girl, the slacker. Only Bob has ever made me laugh and Mr. Yee was at least a fun Cloud Cuckoolander

Bethany is probably the worst example. She is absolutely bland as hell. Now, I know it's hard to write for female characters without making them a stereotype, but come on, guys. Give her some room to breath, the actually have some quirks, faults, and qualities. All I see here is exactly what you had her say: She's the girl and she's just sort of there. Having her be the artist was a good move, but there's nothing more to her than that.

What's worse is the animation. Ok, look, I'm not an animator and I'm not about to start saying I could do any better. I know a couple of animators, they work their asses off on stuff like this. The thing is, they also know whether or not their work is very good. This? Not. Good. This animation is bad. The elevator mouths, the jerky motions, the simple and incredibly limited expressions. In the trailer, they make the EXCUSE, "Animation takes time!" Well, if you don't want criticism, then don't put out a final product that DOESN'T LOOK VERY GOOD.

But really, this all maybe could have been saved by the writing. However, as I said before, it's boring, it's lazy, and it's flat out stifled. We haven't seen ANY of the game they're working on and nothing beside them in their office or playing D&D. There are many instances where a cutaway to one of their mentioned disasters could have been provided and it probably would have made those conversations much more entertaining, but all we hear is "It rerouted to the Pentagon blah blah isn't that funny?"

Lastly, and this is something I really do need to point out: The dog gimmick? God. Awful. No, really, it's one of the worst things about the entire show, honestly. There is absolutely no reason for them to be dogs. It doesn't add to the comedy, it isn't ironic. It's just a way to differentiate yourselves and it fails miserably. A gimmick only serves a purpose when it's adding to the production as a whole. This adds squat.

Honestly, I'd really like to see these actors apply their talents elsewhere and the writers really take their time and come up with something newer, fresher, and tighter. As for the animators, well... I know they're working on a restrained budget and time-frame, so I can only assume that's why the animation looks so... God awful. I'll assume they can do better with the right amount of time and effort.

Oh, and for those who think furries are going to like this because they're dogs? Trust me, we're not all that sycophantic. Not a single furry I call a friend has said this show is any good.

Alas, I think we have someone wrapping up the commentary here. I can only suffice to concur with the author as such. In regards to furries and a demographic affinity to this show - it is non-existent.

i laughed precisely once this whole episode, and that was when i looked at the tags and saw the word 'yiffpile'

"You're goddamned right."

The above is the only thing in this entire series that even made me chuckle. For that I will watch another couple of episodes to see if it gets funnier.

Animation I could care less about, but the characters and jokes make me want to peel my face off sometimes. The boss isn't funny, his rant keeps making me want to scream 'stop it!'.

The girl is very dry, and her demeanor is so flat. These characters need some spice, and a better set of jokes. Too many cliches is ruining any comedy there.

Sorry for the harsh criticism, but I've held my tongue through 9 episodes, I finally cracked.

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