Can anyone tell me if this is really worth reading? It seems like it could be funny.
Looked it up and reviews for this thing are a trip.
>Comparing the opening of SMB3 to 9/11. No, seriously. Here's the line verbatim:
>"But the climactic reveal of SMB3 is burned – no, seared – into my memory the way JFK’s assassination was for my parents’ generation… or the way 9/11 would be for mine a scant 12 years from then…" Is he kidding me with this?
call me whatever. but I have it and read it and it was pretty good. for some reason he focused a lot on his personally life outside of the game, that didnt really matter me / was annoying in a game about a video game. If you can steal it / borrow it it's worth it. dont buy it though.
>Can anyone tell me if this is really worth reading?
First half yes. Peering into the sad pathetic childhood of Moviebob is hilarity in of itself.
But then he actually gets to the Mario part and it literally becomes the most boring attempt of writing down a let's play ever. The only thing that saves that section is his interruptions with more of his pathetic life (it is in the Mario part where the infamous Grandma's funeral is from).
>Gotta go to Grandma's funeral.
>Bob is incapable of interacting with his own family.
>Make up some excuse about fixing the air conditioner at home and ditch the funeral.
The guy has an existential crisis as a teen because Nintendo said Mario was born in the Mushroom Kingdom in Yoshi's Island when all of his life he fervently believed Mario was from Brooklyn (something he still holds out hope for even today).
He pretty much at that time says why should he bother to believe in anything if even 'Mario's creators couldn't get the lore right'.
Say what you want about moviebob, but his opinion on a new movie is the first thing I consult before seeing it.
He's usually right when talking about movies, you know.
So if the book practically tells his life story and we have anons here who have read it, can someone tell me when exactly he lost his grip on well-adjusted life and became *this*?
>that's just horribly pathetic even by /v/ standards
That describes Moviebob in general. /v/ might be sad, but at least most people here don't consider moving out of your Mom's basement at 30 to be a big accomplishment.