Angry Joe’s content is almost as old as YouTube itself and he’s been creating Angry Reviews for over a decade. His reviews are still eagerly awaited by fans, but Angry Joe did something different for his review of The Last of Us Part 1.
Instead of doing another Angry Review, he just copied his entire review from the original remaster of the critically acclaimed title with a few extra elements.
While many content creators and reviewers have burned the $70 price tag on this “remaster”, Angry Joe’s commentary on the title is very unique in a way only he could create.
Angry Joe mocked The Last of Us Part 1 in his own way
Angry Joe’s review begins with a very flashy intro, followed by a title card that mocks the somewhat cinematic nature of the overall presentation of The Last of Us Part 1.
He then goes into the editing software, puts his original 2014 review in it, applies a filter and just re-uploads the whole review with a small remastered logo in the corner.
Joe’s simple but deeply poignant critique of TLOU Part 1 as the third remaster of the same $70 game, echoes the critique others have expressed of the title.
YouTuber Moist Critical’s Moist Meter video on The Last of Us Part 1 scathingly criticized the price tag here, saying it should have been a maximum of $40, and that $70 is “unjustifiable”.
Dexerto has reviewed The Last of Us Part 1 and found its quality to be remarkable, with the caveat that the price conversation can be difficult. Digital Foundry did a comparison that shows how far this game has come since its first PS3 release.
A comparison of the PS3 version with the PS5 version done by Digital Foundry
And while the game’s presentation has been drastically revised and a full range of accessibility options have made this story much more accessible, it’s still the same game with a fresh coat of paint.
While many Angry Joe fans have been waiting for a full-fledged Angry Review, his satirical review certainly made his point in a way that Angry Joe’s storied history as a YouTuber only allows him to.