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Favourite:

Somecallmejohnny. He is probably one of the most likeable reviewers on the internet. He seems aware that his opinions are his and never feels like he's forcing them onto the viewer. He tends to review a nice mix of old and new and doesn't appear to be overly biased towards any company.

Videogamedunkey. This guy has to be one of the funniest reviewers I've ever seen. His videos mix ridiculous comedy with some genuinely interesting critiques on videogames. His video talking about graphics in gaming is a particular stand out for me.

Mark Brown. Mark generally does video essays, but he does tend to critically talk about games he likes and dislikes. He is unrivalled in his knowledge of game design, all of his videos are full of insight into gaming. Out of everyone I've mentioned he is the one I'd recommend the most if your looking for an in depth look into game design.

Least favourite:

Jim sterling. I think he is one of the most obnoxious reviewers I've ever seen. Whether I agree with his opinion or not he just goes about everything in such a loud in your face kind of way. He comes across like his opinions are the only correct ones and everyone else is wrong. He seems to constantly seek out controversy to keep himself in the public eye. I think that overall he is having a bad affect on game critiscms as a whole. He tries to be funny but just isn't.

Angry Joe. The skits go on for so long and aren't funny.  His anger feels forced most of the time. He contradicts himself constantly.



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I usually read a Spanish publication called 3DJuegos and listen to some Jim Sterling videos. Also, I read the VGC reviews. And that's about it.



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Videogamedunkey and Arlo are my favorites.

I don't watch or read reviews of people who I don't like.



Flilix said:
Videogamedunkey and Arlo are my favorites.

I don't watch or read reviews of people who I don't like.

I like arlo as well. Haven't seen a lot of his stuff but he generally gets his point across very well.



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ACG is my favorite. My least favorite is crapgamerReviews



Arlo, AntDude, GameXplain(when I feel casual) are probably my fav., but I still could put at least 3 other guys into that least.

Jim is a spacial case though, he knows the industry like the back of his hand, definitely knowlegeable of games, but his personality is a mix of obnoxious/elitism that I've yet to see with anyone else. Like and Dislike at the same time.



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ACG is my favorite. My least favorite is crapgamerReviews

That's a fantastic pick for least favorite.

 

As for the op, I've never been less invested in reviewers than I have been for the last several years. I had favorites from the heady days of EGM in the 90's and oughts. I do enjoy Jim Sterling, but only became a fan in the last 18 months or so, and he doesn't really do traditional reviews anymore. For the most part, the only reviews I read are done by VGC staff and members.



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Well, Adam Sessler was my favorite but he retired from reviews a few years back. So now my favorites are:

-Jim Sterling
-Chris Carter at Destructoid
-ACG
-The Completionist (Jirard Khalil)


Least favorite:

-IGN
-Polygon



Gamespot has gone in the shitter this past 5-6 years. I can't pinpoint it to any one journalist though.