AVGN: Independence Day

Mike Matei / July 3rd, 2007

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    April 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    great review James!
    i totally agree with you, the classic game consoles did end with SNES. All of the other game consoles after that tried to make their games in 3D and ended out looking out like shit because they were more focused on graphics than gameplay or MUSIC,(i am refering to Castlevania on nintendo 64)


    • christianhberg

      February 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Well the lack of a graphic accelerator cards in both ps1 and saturn didn’t make things any better. The 3d-graphics looked awful in it’s early heydays. In comparion the N64 graphics did have the decency to atleast look good.

  • frstefan

    April 14, 2010 at 9:49 am

    avoid shitty games huh? well thats good to know but all the games i play IS NEW ONES AND I DONT KNOW WHAT GAMES R SHITTY BEFORE ITS TO LATE GOD DAMMIT JAMES!

    wow i got angry, on james rolfe!

    i think the world is getting invaded somewhere (lol game joke)

  • May 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Yeah,thats some real shit.I hate those games where you just do nothin but shoot stuff and theres no music,it just wastes my fuckin time,its not fun,it makes me sick.I am a HUGE,REALLY BIG fan of the ps1 and i’ve played like 10 of these and yes,this is probably the worst.By the way,heres two AWESOME games for the ps1,Croc – legend of gobbos,spyro – year of the dragon,and peak performance.They’re great games,you should check um out but peak performance is pretty rare.Awesome review by the way>

  • supermark64

    June 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

    @fgv112: u forgot Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, the best skateboarding game ever.

  • FanNR2

    July 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Fuck you!!! independence day movie is awsome !!!

  • kamakazi geek

    July 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    i like the ps1 but that game is damn ass

  • Ferrobbra

    August 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    hahahahha Eat at Joe’s fuckin good homage to bugs bunny

  • freddy-krgr14

    August 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    You want to see a ps1 game that REALLY sucks shitl? Then try out resident evil survivor. I mean, you can’t even fucking look up or down! you can aim in any direction, since it’s first person, but WTF!? the guns have an AAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS rate of fire, it takes like 6 seconds in between in each shot, you can’t fucking strafe either, the grammar and the language all are just plain fucking horrible so you can never understand what the subtitles are supposed to mean. , And so is this disgrace to the name of resident evil. I hate that game. it makes me want to kill myself. like it’s the equivalent of shit taking a shit. it’s like a nasty practical joke you play on your friends ” you want to play agame? oh, here you go, you fucker.” I have had more fun playing with dog turds, it’s the grand motherload of shit, i would rather play fucking dig dug or pacman, cause at least those don’t suck! Man It fucking sucks, it fucking blows it’s a piece of shit! Fuck that game fuck it to hell fuck to damn nation of mankind! Leave the fucking thing alone! and James, I have to see you review this game. Please!?

    • Rodrigo Campeador

      January 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      The second Resident Evil Game, along with Code Veronica and Racoon City suck balls. If you want to play Resident Evil games, then play Resident Evils 4, 5, and 6. They maybe hard, but they’re better than nothing.

  • phoenix252005

    October 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    This game was a piece of dog shit!!!

  • SpeedyEric

    October 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I actually like ID4, but I agree that the movie based game is an average and confusing game.

  • December 20, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    There were WAY better games for the PS, this was not one of them.

  • punksterdaddy

    May 14, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I remember this crap… I don’t want to but I do!

  • handsome pete

    May 27, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Independence Day was an alright movie. So was Top Gun. Sure they were stupid but they had great set pieces.

  • blazbluesonic

    May 29, 2011 at 2:35 am

    i remember when we rented it from the video store. at first it didn’t work. my dad had to sit there for 10 minutes rubbing the stupid thing with a paper towel. after getting it to work, it wasn’t worth it. we were confused on what to do. nothing seemed to work. we never passed the first level and we returned it the same night we rented it for another game.

  • Alchemy

    June 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    This game, make top gun look like a piece of art work.

  • mrmischief

    July 4, 2011 at 1:51 am

    making me sick!!!! hahahah i love this man… always makes me laugh..

  • itscmillertime

    July 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Hahaha, this brings me back. But I actually liked the movie when I saw it in theatres! It’s crazy how much younger you look 4 years ago. You look like a little kid haha. You really do seem angry in the video, which is funny. It’s not about the swearing but just the emotions you bring in this video. Shouting at the camera, staring it down, i love it. Throwing the disc at the end was a great effect as well!

  • viJilance

    July 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Its true James, the classics of gaming ended at SNES. Although there were some really good ones for N64, but Gaystation was a fat cock smothered in Asbestos.

    • The_Joker116

      March 18, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Are you retarded?? The old PS1 was the greatest consoles of the times, second only to the SNES. The N64 had some hits but the PS1 had the best games, you dumbass!

      • Doughy_Baby

        March 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm

         @The_Joker116 Christ, calm the fuck down! Don’t cry about it.

  • July 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    “Why is it so slow?! Why is it so ASS!?”

  • July 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    In my opinion, classic consoles end after the DreamCast. Eventually the PS2. I don’t consider a console classic when it’s still on the market.

  • Spriggs877

    July 31, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    The movie was actually really good

  • Player-1

    August 20, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Hmm. Cute video… yep! Yessir.

  • Player-1

    August 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Ah! See that other comment?!! That is my old one. Your reading my new one!! Gratz!!! ¤,o’

  • Kreft

    August 22, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Very interesting. I think the nerd lives not too far from Philadelphia. On episode 24 spiderman he drinks a local brew (there’s a comment on that vid about it), and in this when he throws the game and circles the earth the last city it stops by is Philly. On wikipedia under location it said Newark, NJ and then it says Philadelphia for current but it doesn’t cite anything. Anyway it would be awesome to know that James lives close to me =)

    • christianhberg

      February 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Not only does he have to stand up for shitty games but now he must stand for a shitty stalker which also likes to dump shit in peoples mailboxes. Enough of this shittines!

  • TheOneLeft

    August 29, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    @NES_FTW Ever heard of Megaman 9? :3

  • November 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    If there’s anything that has NOT aged well, its the 3d polygon graphics from the mid-late 90s. This includes the N64, the PS1, and the Saturn. I mean, just look at this shit. It looks TERRIBLE. I can’t believe that we used to think this shit was “cutting edge”.

    Compare that to 8bit or 16bit sprite based graphics on the NES/SNES/Genesis. It’s old looking, yes, but there’s something that works about it. They don’t have the same nausea inducing effect as the crappy early 3d era graphics do.

    • Luigi84289

      February 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

      This game looked horrible back then. Look at a Star Wars game, Crash or the Lost World for the PSX then look at this. I saw this at Walmart when it was new and was like “hell no I ain’t buyin’ that shit!”

  • Hellder7

    November 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Starfox 64 is way better in gameplay imo… if you never played this game, download it on an emulator and compare… it’s almost better in graphics too… pretty similar should I say.

  • Hellder7

    November 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    The gameplay of Starfox 64 on N64 is rather better than this game imo. If you never played this game, go ahead and download it on the internet and feel free to play it. Also the graphic looks pretty much identical at some points… AND it’s playable.

  • rammstein818

    November 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I fucking hated this game when it came out, i never passed it, I just gave up on it. hahaha the password thing was horrible and there was no internet to look up codes 🙁

    • DerekWright

      November 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      @rammstein818 uh… yes there was?

      • DaveMcGrath

        January 11, 2012 at 1:18 am

        Who remembers the Nintendo “Code-Vault”?! @Nemmex @rammstein818

      • ThrowntoReality

        January 16, 2012 at 1:27 am

        @[email protected] Using the Internet was one thing back then. Finding the info you needed was a whole other story.

    • Nemmex

      November 29, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      @rammstein818 Uh… Yes there was?

  • 8BitTerror

    December 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Doesn’t this look familiar? (Star Fox 64 theme starts playing) say, the level with the mothership where you have to destroy the four ports on the bottom?

  • shawneeinternetnerd

    December 6, 2011 at 1:11 am

    ads are a shitload of fuck

  • RobertReaume

    January 5, 2012 at 6:05 am

    What’s with this Bravo ad? Not appropriate at all for this audience, lol.

  • DaveMcGrath

    January 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I am thinking the same thing as 8-BitTerror. Its like they tried to base a whole game off of one innovative Star-Fox stage. But I think Star-Fox 64 came out later than this title? So..?

  • DaveMcGrath

    January 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I am thinking the same thing as 8-BitTerror. Its like they tried to base a whole game off of one innovative Star-Fox stage. But I think Star-Fox 64 came out later than this title? So..?

  • DaveMcGrath

    January 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I am thinking the same thing as 8-BitTerror. Its like they tried to base a whole game off of one innovative Star-Fox stage. But I think Star-Fox 64 came out later than this title? So..?

  • DaveMcGrath

    January 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I am thinking the same thing as 8-BitTerror. Its like they tried to base a whole game off of one innovative Star-Fox stage. But I think Star-Fox 64 came out later than this title? So..?

  • 277134

    January 17, 2012 at 10:13 am


  • Kon999

    February 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I think this might be him most recent game review ever.

  • Hugoso

    February 5, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Yes the game sucks but I loved the movie.

  • vasilis

    February 19, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I hated the movie and i hated the game!

  • March 5, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Eat at joes!

  • senna4ever

    March 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    James, you are crap at this game.
    Where did you learn to fly?

    • jakethesnake99

      March 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

       hes not crap atthis game the controls are crap in this game!

      • powuhass

        March 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

         @jakethesnake99 Its a reference to the Atari Jaguar videos.

  • Lodmot

    April 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

    “Are you retarded?”
    Well, let me answer your question for you.
    Yeah, YOU are retarded! ^_^

  • Rebellion777

    May 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Gotta give my two cents about this. ONE, he is here to make jokes guys, hell he might actually really like current and “next” gen consoles. TWO I grew up in the N64/PS1 era (born in 1992) and I had an N64 until sometime after the PS2 came out. So I know that the N64 was fuckin amazing.

    For an instance of a game where at least the IN GAME graphics were better on N64, look up Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes, in game N64 graphics and the music are amazing. PS1 had the better cinemas hands down though.

    Oh, and just so I don’t seem prejudiced I have all the systems now so I’ve played a few PS1 games after the fact, and I gotta say I really love Playstation as well…FF7, 8, and 9, Crash Bandicoot or however you spell it, a bunch of others I can’t name cause I just woke up lol, but point is PS1 had some amazing titles. But I do have to say that, indeed Nintendo did own the world.

    Oh, and I’ve also played some NES, SNES and all that games…allbeit mostly on an emulator, so I know what I should expect from a new game in terms of “come on this is some basic NES shit, LET ME PAUSE” or something like that.

  • TheSnakeBacon

    June 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

    A tattoo on his face with a picture of a goat holding up a baby snorting cocaine off it’s penis?

  • Aaron1375

    July 10, 2012 at 1:46 am

    No matter how classic or how new and advanced the system, movie based games are usually ass.

  • A-Tyen

    August 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I actually liked the movie. :'(

  • Kuuenbu

    March 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    “It was all over after Super Nintendo”

    I feel sad. 🙁 So does my PSOne, as well as my copies of Metal Gear Solid, Xenogears, Final Fantasy Tactics and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Although technically they’ve been my brother’s ever since he took them years ago. 🙁

    Here’s to hoping we see some more PSX from the AVGN soon; it’s only a couple years away from being the same age as the NES was when the show premiered.

  • Kuuenbu

    March 7, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Also the only thing that was “all over after Super Nintendo” was console gaming. That’s when all the good games went to the PC. 😀

  • July 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Happy Independence Day!

  • Ben Palmer

    July 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Talking about worlds being invaded I’d love mike to review dark souls 🙂

  • Rodrigo Campeador

    January 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Great Movie. Terrible game.

  • pokemario99

    February 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Eat at Joe’s? i think you need to do more PSN reviews. This is the newest game you’ve ever hated too

  • gamelover200

    July 31, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    3:14 terrible depth perception. This happened to me on the game called spyro season of ice.

  • Don Skiver

    August 31, 2015 at 1:27 am

    The lack of “draw distance” (the distance before objects are drawn and are visible in the game) is a major problem with ALL of the original 3D consoles. Playstation had a problem with shit just popping up in front of you and Nintendo 64 had a problem with lots and lots of “fog” (so as to obscure what wasn’t drawn yet).

    I think you’re right in that the “classic era” of gaming came to an end with the dawn of the “3D era” of gaming (Playstation, Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn). There’s a lot of little fuckwits out there that haven’t even played a system that wasn’t made in this millennium, and unfortunately it’s because of these little artards’ that triple-A companies are making shitty mediocre games to cater their shitty ass sensibilities and tastes. Ugh.

  • Fred . Fuchs

    February 26, 2017 at 8:35 am

    random rest (sorry)

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