Let’s Discuss YouTuber Joel Haver
We’re back with the blog after a bit of a Christmas break so I hope you all had a lovely Christmas time and are looking forward to the New Year! It can’t possibly be worse than 2020. I’m kicking off with another fantastic fan-made set of videos that are sure to raise a chuckle from you if you’re into video games. Without further ado, let’s take a look.
YouTuber Joel Haver is a film maker who has been around a pretty long time, joining the online video sharing platform way back in 2010. It is his recent animations exploring video games that have captured the attention of a broader audience, myself included. Three of his recent videos exploded in popularity and for good reason. “Playing an RPG for the first time” was released a month ago and has garnered 2 million views so far. A similar video was released around the same time- “Tailing Missions from the NPC’s Perspective” – and has achieved almost the same amount of views at 1.9 million so far. A follow up to the RPG video – called “Hearing Enemy Music in an RPG” featuring the same hapless RPG protagonist- was only released yesterday and has already received almost 700,000 views and is number 17 on trending in my country.
Haver’s gaming animations have clearly struck a chord with viewers and it is easy to see why. The comedy is low key hysterical, adapting a dry style of humour that kind of reminds me of British comedy, particularly Monty Python. As a Brit myself, this thoroughly pleases me. American comedy can sometimes be a little overt for me so I seriously appreciate this kind of quiet humour. The style of animation is also perfectly suited for the style of comedy. It adapts a unique and somewhat awkward kind of animation and it works beautifully.