A British PC gaming commentator and critic with the largest Steam Curator following and extremely popular Youtube channel.
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Pro Tries his best to stay objective
While it can not always be avoided TotalBiscuit states that he tries to stay as objective as much possible. He goes out of his way to accept no gifts from developers or publishers as well as stay completely out of their social circles, as to stay as objective as possible about their products.
Pro Spends 20 minutes in the options menu
Not many reviewers/critics go so in depth in a games menu as Total Biscuit does. Many games he will spend 20 minutes just in the option menu in order to show how many graphical settings there are for a game and what each one does. For those interested in how they can tweak their games this is highly informative and difficult to find elsewhere.
Pro The most pro-consumer, non biased reviewer you'll find
He refused to even cover The Witcher 3 because GOG, which sponsored his e-sports team, is a sister company to CDProject Red.
Pro Steam curator channel cataloging 30fps games
The Framerate Police is a Steam Curator channel that TotalBiscuit started as a reaction to Steam no longer listing the framerate games play at on their store. This way users can see what games play at the often considered low framerate of 30fps and then discuss if the frames can be unlocked and how. This is one in the many ways the John Bain pushes for pro-consumer ideals.
Con Strictly speaking, he doesn't do reviews
As TotalBiscuit himself will be quick to point out, TB doesn't do reviews, he mostly does first impressions. That means that the games he showcases and critiques on his channel he has not completed and so has only partial knowledge of the game.
Con Quantity over quality
While Total Biscuit is a very level headed person and gives a very valuable service, he is not part of the best in the world of game criticism.