Resident Cheap Arse
And you should try to learn when to take people seriously and when to recognize they are just having some fun.
It's a video game, man. I think it's got some bad design in it. Also think there's some cool stuff in it. Even the BEST games I've ever designed had crap in them.
Beyond THAT it's all a question of delivery.
I appreciate and understand a number of you don't like the way I delivered it. I get it. But all you do when you push on me to change the delivery is make me want to triple down. Because I just find the whole thing so fascinating/funny/disturbing why ANYONE cares so much about what someone says about a game (or any creative product).
For ex: I LOVE Phil Collins and Taylor Swift and Adam Sandler comedies and the show Supergirl. Oh, and Auburn football. Hell, I even like some songs by Nickleback (Burn it to the Ground is fantastic). All of these things are widely hated and mocked. And guess what? I still love them and am very public about my love for them and I genuinely don't care if people mock these things. Hell, in the case of Supergirl, I even GET and agree it's pretty bad...but I still love it. I guess what I'm asking is: why do you care SO MUCH?
And before you ask me why I do, let's be clear (again): Video #1 I cared. All the other videos I cared about putting out content that was honest and engaging but I had already said what I wanted to say about Metroid. After that it's just been fun marketing and money making.
The problem is, you're just pulling that childish "uh-uh I was just joking" excuse because you can't let it go. You made that snarky remark because you still can't handle that your view has not been accepted. just like you HAD to make another video about the game after declaring the one just before that would be the very last one.
It's up to you whether you want to triple down, but doing so demonstrates in itself a lack of rational thinking around the subject and your ability to handle critisism. Tripling down doesn't stick it to the haters, it just digs you ever deeper into that hole and further undermines your credibility and standing on such subjects.
As for the final statement about it just being all about marketing and money making - that's just admitting that your views and credibility have no value and are open to be sold for as little as a fleeting spark of internet attention. That admission is probably the most damning admission you could make because it shows that your videos and "professional views" are dictated by an instagrammer-like need for attention and are as likely to be bad-faith arguments and drama fishing than the professional expertise you've tried to claim them to be. You should be better than that.