Amazingly, some diehard IG fans (yes, they do exist) actually accuse James of being the ripoff, the only "evidence" they have for their argument is that IG reviewed Indiana and the Temple of Doom before he did. As if IG has exclusive rights to the games he "reviews". Never mind all the times IG reviewed a game that AVGN already did.
But yeah, he's horrible in every way.
-His whole structure is sloppy and nonexistant.
-Never makes good or insightful criticisms.
-Contradicts himself constantly.
-His jokes are terrible, his delivery is even worse.
-He has a habit of stuffing in horrible skits that have NOTHING to do with the game in question, as opposed to the Nerd whose skits tie into the game at least.
-His prose is just fucking awful and uses words in a way that are comically redundant.
-Has a tendency to state the stupidly obvious.
-While at the same time fucking up even the most common video game knowledge.
-And other times flat out LIES about stuff just for the sake of his bad jokes.
-Sucks at EVERY game ever.
-Sucks at hiding the way he dies on purpose, and how he cheats all the time using game genie.
-Has such a putrid misunderstanding of what makes a game bad and has bashed a lot of good games for the stupidest and most insubstantial reasons.
-I'm convinced that he doesn't really like video games at all.
-Just look at the guy, he's a douche.
One time even his fans called bullshit after he criticized Kirby's Epic Yarn for being easy, when bitching about games that pose even the slightest challenge is his whole lame ass shtick. There's also that time when he was a total douche to that Sega representitive at E3 and it was totally uncalled for.
Anyway. This TVtropes article nails a lot of this guy's most infamous fails.http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/W ... IrateGamer