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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 123: "PS5 - 2 Star Review"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 123: "PS5 - 2 Star Review"


*Please pardon any and all spelling errors!

[00:00:00] THEME SONG: Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!

[00:00:30] CHELSEY DONN: Hello,

[00:00:32] TREY GERRALD: Well, hello, and welcome to Review That Review. We are THE podcast that is dedicated to reviewing. That is your co host, Chelsey Donn,

[00:00:45] CHELSEY DONN: and that is your co host Trey Gerald.

[00:00:47] TREY GERRALD: and together we're the co hosting team known as...

[00:00:51] Voiceover: The Review Queens,

[00:00:55] TREY GERRALD: But before we do that, Chelsey, I gotta know. Is there anything that you were just yearning to

[00:01:01] Voiceover: Lodge a Complaint,

[00:01:02] TREY GERRALD: about today?

[00:01:04] CHELSEY DONN: In fact, there is. I want to go a little bit introspective today. I'm going to be complaining about myself, sort of, but I'm It's really the person that I become when there are flies in the house, okay? I become murderous.

[00:01:21] TREY GERRALD: oh,

[00:01:22] CHELSEY DONN: I become someone that I don't recognize. I imagine that if I were to play the role of a murderer, then I would think about the Chelsey that I am when there are flies around, because there's just a real threshold for me.

One fly, I can let you kind of do your thing for a minute, ignore you, You're gonna die in a couple days, when we have about once a year, Maybe twice a year, where we get like a fly infestation in the house for some reason, like just open the back door, You leave it open too long, and then all of a sudden they're there, and I, I have this technique where I use a towel, Particularly a brown towel, because apparently they can't see brown.

Little known trick, and I whip it around,

[00:02:07] TREY GERRALD: hmm, oh,

[00:02:08] CHELSEY DONN: and I kill them, that is how I kill the flies, and I like it, I like, I enjoy killing them, I, I get like, yeah. I get like a joy out of it and it's, it's scary. I understand that I've been driven to this point because there's just sort of like innate, my house is being taken over thing that happens within me and I must eliminate the problem.

That being said, like, I don't like this quality. I think I'm a very, I'm a nearly a pacifist. I'm a pretty docile person, but who is this person that I become?

[00:02:43] TREY GERRALD: you are to flies what the mean jocks are to nerds in the locker room, you whip them with towels,

[00:02:51] CHELSEY DONN: That's right. Except my whipping kills them.

[00:02:54] TREY GERRALD: I mean that's insane girl, I didn't know this about you,

[00:02:57] CHELSEY DONN: Like, I don't know that there's a humane way to kill a fly,

[00:03:01] TREY GERRALD: a good point, you know those like fly papers and fly swatters? There's electric bug zappers, like all of

[00:03:10] CHELSEY DONN: Right? I mean, that seems real. That shit. The electric zapper. That's some real, like, psycho killer shit to me. Do

[00:03:18] TREY GERRALD: I mean, there is something satisfying about the zap to me.

[00:03:22] CHELSEY DONN: you have one of those?

[00:03:23] TREY GERRALD: have one in Key West, but I don't think it's been plugged in in like years.

[00:03:27] CHELSEY DONN: I mean, that's like giving the fly the electric chair. Like, that feels like, somehow that feels more cruel than a quick, like, snap of the wrist that's taking them out of their misery, like, real fast.

[00:03:38] TREY GERRALD: You know, but I grew up in our backyard, we had a fly zapper, so maybe that's why it just seems normal to me.

[00:03:45] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah,

[00:03:46] TREY GERRALD: By

[00:03:46] CHELSEY DONN: of those, like, ones that, like, hung, hung down.

[00:03:49] TREY GERRALD: it was like a purple light.

[00:03:51] CHELSEY DONN: had that in Florida. Terrifying! I mean, I just don't like who I've become, but I, I don't know, maybe if you have any, uh, advice, 1 850 REVIEW ZERO, I know we have some vegans, I don't know if a trigger warning for the vegans listening, I don't know what else I could do to be more humane about it, but when the flies come, this monster just emerges for me.

So, anyway. That's what I wanted to take this complaint as an opportunity to come clean and sort of treat you, Trey, as like my priest, and this was my confessional moment, so, I don't know if I gotta do some Hail Marys,

[00:04:25] TREY GERRALD: well, here's a wafer and we got some holy wine. I hear you. Flies are annoying. I mean, shoo fly, don't bother me. It's a saying.

[00:04:33] CHELSEY DONN: right? Exactly, and then that, like, bzzz, when they get close to you, ugh,

[00:04:37] TREY GERRALD: And when they like land on you, apparently they shit on you when they land on you.

[00:04:41] CHELSEY DONN: they shit whenever they land, uh uh, no, thank you, anyway, bye bye. I

[00:04:45] TREY GERRALD: complaint.

[00:04:46] CHELSEY DONN: thank you, thank you, thank

[00:04:47] TREY GERRALD: I hear

[00:04:48] CHELSEY DONN: but I do think it's time that we jump into some online reviews, hear a little bit of complaints from somebody else, so Trey, are you ready?

[00:04:56] TREY GERRALD: I am so ready.

[00:05:00] Voiceover: Review That Review,

[00:05:03] CHELSEY DONN: As you know, we are your trusty review queens, we bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected,

[00:05:10] TREY GERRALD: We read you a review. We break it down and rate the impact of the review on a scale from zero to five crowns. It's a very regal process that we call.

[00:05:19] Voiceover: That Kvetch,

[00:05:20] CHELSEY DONN: that's right, and Trey, it is your turn this week, Diva, what have you brought in for us?

[00:05:26] TREY GERRALD: Today, I'm going to be sharing a Amazon review. For a product that I know very little about. So, I have an inkling that you may not know that much either.

[00:05:37] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, awesome.

[00:05:39] TREY GERRALD: So, we're gonna be like, the blind leading the blind here. But, I don't know, you might surprise me, maybe Isler is someone who partakes and you're gonna have some experience, but here we go.

Today, we are going to rate and review a two star Amazon review for the PS5.

[00:06:00] CHELSEY DONN: Okay. The PlayStation

[00:06:02] TREY GERRALD: Okay, good, so you know what PS5

[00:06:04] CHELSEY DONN: I do. I mean, I actually am a big fan of PlayStation. I had one in college. It was actually, I think, a PS2.

[00:06:11] TREY GERRALD: I might have had a

[00:06:13] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, and my favorite thing about it was that I had this karaoke Game, not to trigger you Trey, but it was, it was, I think it was called karaoke revolution by the same people that did dance, dance revolution,

[00:06:27] TREY GERRALD: really take off the same way, huh?

[00:06:29] CHELSEY DONN: right?

Listen, in my college dorm, it was like all the jam, like I feel like I made a lot of friends in college because I Had a PlayStation, I had this karaoke game, and it was like you had to stay on the right notes. You know, like to get more point. Yeah. And it was really, really fun. And so I do like, I love PlayStation.

So I'm super curious to hear what's, what's wrong with the fifth generation.

[00:06:51] TREY GERRALD: Well, so, I don't know anything. So here we go. I did have a PlayStation growing up, right? And I had like a Sega Genesis, and of course, Nintendo, Super Nintendo. But this is the number one most Googled Amazon product. Which is why I thought it would be interesting. This is the PlayStation 5 console, parentheses, PS5, by Sony,

[00:07:16] CHELSEY DONN: This is the number one most reviewed product?

[00:07:19] TREY GERRALD: number one Googled Amazon product.

[00:07:21] CHELSEY DONN: Or

[00:07:22] TREY GERRALD: Whatever that

[00:07:23] CHELSEY DONN: googled? Still. That's crazy. Okay.

[00:07:25] TREY GERRALD: So this is two stars and it's written by someone with an interesting username. So all caps Chewy Oxy iq, so it's spelled C H U Y

[00:07:40] CHELSEY DONN: I spelled it wrong already. C H U Y

[00:07:43] TREY GERRALD: O X I C U.

[00:07:46] CHELSEY DONN: C U. Oh my.

[00:07:49] TREY GERRALD: Oh my,

[00:07:50] CHELSEY DONN: Oh my god. Can we just call them Chewy?

[00:07:53] TREY GERRALD: well, I'll call them Chewy, but this is, this is a foreshadowing of a lot of all caps.

[00:07:58] CHELSEY DONN: Oh

[00:07:59] TREY GERRALD: Phrasings that we're not going to understand maybe. So here we go, buckling.

[00:08:03] CHELSEY DONN: Okay. All right.

[00:08:05] TREY GERRALD: So Chewy's subject is compared to my one terabyte PS4 Pro console,

[00:08:13] CHELSEY DONN: Okay.

[00:08:14] TREY GERRALD: purchase, and this


[00:08:15] CHELSEY DONN: to my one terabyte, what?

[00:08:18] TREY GERRALD: PS4 Pro

[00:08:19] CHELSEY DONN: PS4 Pro.

[00:08:20] TREY GERRALD: console. And this was written on March 22nd of 2023, it is verified.

And just so you know, the style is console.

[00:08:31] CHELSEY DONN: Okay. Good to know.

[00:08:32] TREY GERRALD: Here we go.

[00:08:34] CHELSEY DONN: Because it's probably like console with remote console with

[00:08:38] TREY GERRALD: I don't know, it's like that doll that was style Jesus, like, understand that the Jesus doll, the

[00:08:44] CHELSEY DONN: oh my god, hilarious,

[00:08:46] TREY GERRALD: understand that the console is style

[00:08:48] CHELSEY DONN: the console,

[00:08:49] TREY GERRALD: Here we go.

[00:08:50] CHELSEY DONN: love it,

[00:08:51] TREY GERRALD: The PS5 is larger and bulkier. It doesn't just sit. Unassumingly, the unit looks quite ungraceful set up in the horizontal position, kind of like a beached orca with a collapsed lung.

[00:09:09] CHELSEY DONN: oh my god, Trey, okay,

[00:09:11] TREY GERRALD: Unlike the discreet black PS4 Pro, the PS5 screams, quote, Hey, look at me, I'm over here. End quote. Comma, parenthesis. Different color covers are available for a small fee. It takes a while to get used to the new controller layout. Parenthesis, the feel and position of the PS button is different.

[00:09:38] CHELSEY DONN: hmm,

[00:09:39] TREY GERRALD: The PS button is higher and you have to move your thumb up and over the controller audio off button rather than a quick sideward motion with the thumb.

What's up with that? There are a lot of ads and circus like activity going on in the background of the PS5 OS. The PS4 Pro minds its own business. The controller L2 R2 triggers are stiffer and have more resistance. I'm still not sure if that helps. Perhaps some games use it for variable resistance. Who knows?

So far, the triggers are slower when you really want to rag on the controller. Parentheses compare to a CAPS new PS4 Pro controller. End parentheses. Perhaps it will break him. Graphics, with a 120Hz screen, and a full PS5 game, dot dot dot. Outstanding! A noticeable step up from the PS4 Pro, that was using the same screen.

The speed of the PS5 doesn't stomp. On the PS4 Pro, but it's still there, a speed increase, but there is a more noticeable difference in the better graphics. The PS5 has less storage. I don't quite get that one. I picked up a Kiwi Home snap on cooling fan for the back to ensure cooling. It seems to work well and has a blue light to show it's operating, and it has a good airflow.

I never notice any fan noise, parentheses. Who would with headphones on? Okay, it's in my nature to critique. The PS5 beats out the PS4 Pro, hands down, graphically, with marginally better performance. I was chomping at the bit, so who cares. The PS5 is something I can live with, but in fairness, life was just fine with the PS4 Pro.

I gave the PS5 four stars because I had to take the time to write this review. Parentheses, stinker, aren't I? Rats! It just started whining about something. I better go check its diapers.

[00:11:59] CHELSEY DONN: oh god,

[00:12:00] TREY GERRALD: Enter, enter, dot, dot. After a couple of weeks, the operating system on the PS5 is for the birds. There is no way to organize the homepage if you want to change it.

The ads and stuff and all the hype on the screen are getting tiresome. I drop it to two stars. I don't like being told how to organize my games. Wise up, Sony! The PS5 is gimmicky. To top it all off, you cannot save game data, parenthesis, backup saved games, to a USB drive. You have to have a paid subscription.

To back up your data to the Sony servers, There is no way to back up data for PS5 games without paying, How's that for big business greed? They got you where it hurts, They have turned the PS5 into some kind of social media, ad streaming, do everything platform, dot dot dot, yuck, But, if you try and forgive the nonsense, and get the game going, now that.

It's top notch.

[00:13:18] CHELSEY DONN: Oy vey,

[00:13:19] TREY GERRALD: This is like a whole subculture, huh?

[00:13:22] CHELSEY DONN: whole thing. Alright, so this is definitely a subculture for which Trey and I don't belong,

[00:13:27] TREY GERRALD: Okay, so, alright. Mm

[00:13:29] CHELSEY DONN: I get it. I get it.

[00:13:31] TREY GERRALD: I get it too.

[00:13:32] CHELSEY DONN: this, what we're dealing with here is, it's almost like the iPhone, right, like when the, when you have the old iPhone and then the new iPhone comes out and

[00:13:43] TREY GERRALD: chomping at the

[00:13:44] CHELSEY DONN: cameras and the whatever, you're chomping at the bit.

Now, if you did that, And all of a sudden there was a lot of problems with this new phone that seemed like it was coming in fancy packages. I could understand, I would be upset.

[00:13:58] TREY GERRALD: Me too.

[00:13:59] CHELSEY DONN: So I think I'm going to like sort of wrap my head around it that way to understand the emotion. Behind Chewy's review, because clearly this is an emotional experience.

My question, beyond the saving thing, and maybe if that's why, like, why wouldn't you, like, presumably you didn't throw away the PS4, or did you? Like, why wouldn't you then just go back to the PS4, return the product? It sounds like one of those things where it's like, we both want to have the new version, but we also still want to be able to complain about it.

[00:14:36] TREY GERRALD: and that is a question here. The PS5 currently is 499. So that's like a big purchase, you

[00:14:43] CHELSEY DONN: Investment, yeah. Mm

[00:14:44] TREY GERRALD: And my question is, like, can you still access the same like Why don't you just stick with the four, I guess is the question.

[00:14:53] CHELSEY DONN: That is the question. Like, is it like, are there games you can play on the 5 that you can't play on the 4? I don't think so. I don't know. I could be wrong.

[00:15:00] TREY GERRALD: You know what's occurring to me as well, like I understand, Cause I know from my nephew, it is like this whole, Is Microsoft and Sony the same, or are they competitors? What's Microsoft? What's their game console?

[00:15:11] CHELSEY DONN: they're competitors. Microsoft. Is it Microsoft Wii? Is it Wii?

[00:15:16] TREY GERRALD: box, the game boy, no, not the game. The wheat? No, I don't know, whatever these consoles are, like, I know that now they really have evolved where it's like, you have headsets and you're like talking with live people and it's like a whole thing.

[00:15:31] CHELSEY DONN: that Stitcher or whatever it is.

[00:15:33] TREY GERRALD: Yes. And it does occur to me all of the like, minute, like, mechanical, stuff that Chewy is going into. It feels to me like this is a YouTube review. It's like this is a culture and like they're all doing the thing. But if you're spent, my question is if you're spending that much energy, like why would you not want the paid subscription?

But I recognize the shift there is really upsetting because you're used to not having to pay a subscription. So when they introduce it, you're pissed. But

[00:16:04] CHELSEY DONN: I mean, I think it's the lack of autonomy and with that, that like makes people, cause I, I would imagine like some people might be like, Oh, great. Like I can just upload it to the cloud and not have to have an external drive or whatever, like awesome. But I think that there are people that are a little bit more old school.

Maybe they want to have their own drive or maybe they just want to be able to store that information differently. Yeah. Yeah. I think it's hard when you take away that autonomy, when you, yeah, when you take away someone's ability to do it another way, like why, like why wouldn't you just put a USB port on there, why wouldn't, like why wouldn't you make it so that someone could do that, unless you really were just trying to finagle everybody out of money that you know is gonna want to have these tapes,

[00:16:52] TREY GERRALD: Especially when they used to be free. I mean, my big question here overall is like, and I think I know the answer, but is it fair to directly be comparing this to the older version of the product? Is that fair?

I think, I think it's fair as well, but the amount of times that Chewy mentions PS4 Pro is like insane.

I mean, it's like, it's just so...

[00:17:17] CHELSEY DONN: It just makes me feel like take them back like it's like you're like dating it's like a girl you're dating or something like that and you're like I broke up with my girlfriend and then like I got another girlfriend and she was like not good and now I really want my old girlfriend back it's like okay well then just you know leave the relationship that you're in and and you Beg for your, your ex-girlfriend's forgiveness.

[00:17:36] TREY GERRALD: I but I think your analogy of the iPhone is really astute and like exactly the same because it is sort of like, okay, they've made all these, they've made these tweaks and I just paid a thousand dollars, like there is like cred, street cred to having the new version, right?

[00:17:52] CHELSEY DONN: right. That's what I think it is. I do think it's like it's the street cred, but are we warning people against buying this? Are we saying like, if you're sitting pretty with your PSS four, with the one terabyte, maybe don't rush on getting the fight. Maybe wait till the six. Is that the audience that's reading this review?

[00:18:11] TREY GERRALD: Or the PSS five Pro, like, I guess is that like the next

[00:18:16] CHELSEY DONN: maybe that's the next one. Yeah,

[00:18:17] TREY GERRALD: level?

[00:18:17] CHELSEY DONN: right. Exactly.

[00:18:19] TREY GERRALD: But then my real question here is sort of like, I think the major complaint is like there's these random subtle differences in the controller, et cetera, et cetera. Like now the console is, is like sitting up straight or a horizontal.

What something is different about the way it sits. And then they also are saying like, the operating system has all this annoying nonsense going on in the last

sentence is

[00:18:39] CHELSEY DONN: seems a little

[00:18:40] TREY GERRALD: when you ignore it, The gaming is top notch, but wouldn't the gaming be exactly the same as before? So

[00:18:46] CHELSEY DONN: I do. I think it's like a speed bump, right? it's

[00:18:48] TREY GERRALD: what it seems like

[00:18:50] CHELSEY DONN: I get the gaming experience and the gaming experience is amazing and the picture is amazing and getting there is great but now I have to Travel the speed bump of having an ad, which I can understand how that would be annoying for a product that you like buy and pay for.

I mean, I know that like gaming has changed tremendously, but definitely like back in the day when I, we had like Nintendo, Nintendo 64, like when we were doing that, like, I think that would be bizarre to like, I just paid all this money for a product and now I have to see ads.

[00:19:20] TREY GERRALD: Well, that's

[00:19:22] CHELSEY DONN: like Sega, like that one when the thing comes up or whatever, right?

I don't know.

[00:19:25] TREY GERRALD: So then here's a question. When you buy a subscription, do you no longer receive ads? Like when you buy a YouTube premium?

[00:19:33] CHELSEY DONN: When you buy, well, that's the thing is like, we're kind of in a different world now, right? Where it's like, if you're going to pay the base price, well, you're going to get ads. If you're going to pay for YouTube premium, then you're not going to have ads. Like you, it's a pay to play

[00:19:48] TREY GERRALD: Well, that's, but no, but do you know that for sure? Is that true? Like,

[00:19:52] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah.

[00:19:53] TREY GERRALD: Chewy seeing these ads because they just bought the

[00:19:56] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, no. I don't know that that's true in this case. Like, I don't know if Chewy has a way out. I don't Chewy. It didn't get into specifics of that. I don't know. Like, maybe if I pay for this cloud service, does that mean that I don't have to see ads? I don't

[00:20:08] TREY GERRALD: That's my question.

[00:20:09] CHELSEY DONN: that this is a good thing.

Everybody has to deal with this, which I do agree is annoying.

[00:20:14] TREY GERRALD: And then if we're talking about the specifics of this operating system being gimmicky, Is it like iPhones, where there's gonna be 900 updates to the operating


[00:20:22] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, I don't

[00:20:23] TREY GERRALD: as well just buy PlayStation 5 and wait for the update,

[00:20:28] CHELSEY DONN: to come? I don't know. I mean, I would imagine in this day and age, there probably are, like, remote updates that one can do. I mean, you can do that on your television. So, I would think that they would have updates and maybe they will fix it. I don't know when this product came out versus when Chewy wrote the first review versus when Chewy wrote the follow up review.

I mean, it does really stand out to me that these are Passionate people who use these products a lot and I think that these changes that feel so jarring, Chewy, are really just indicative of the amount of time that was spent on the four version of this, right? Like, again, no shade, but we know that people that play video games have a Reputation of being on there all day, right?

Like just hours and hours and hours and hours. So if you're spending that amount of time on this device, surely you're going to get used to riding the bicycle in a certain way. And if all of a sudden they put the wheel on the side, you're going to be like, what the hell? Like

[00:21:34] TREY GERRALD: Exactly.

[00:21:35] CHELSEY DONN: got to be a learning curve here.

So that's why I'm wondering. Is it worth the going from the four to the two? Is that justified?

[00:21:44] TREY GERRALD: The 4 to the 2? What?

[00:21:46] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, because Chewy originally made this a

[00:21:49] TREY GERRALD: Oh, the stars! Oh, I thought you were talking about the

[00:21:52] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, sorry.

[00:21:53] TREY GERRALD: I was like, what?

[00:21:54] CHELSEY DONN: yeah. No, no, like, is it justified for Chewy to demote two stars away from this based on the complaints?

[00:22:02] TREY GERRALD: I mean, I feel like dropping from 4 to 2 after realizing you can't save your games? I mean, that's pretty, that's a huge change to the structure.

[00:22:12] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah,

[00:22:14] TREY GERRALD: I mean,

[00:22:14] CHELSEY DONN: organizing of the back

[00:22:16] TREY GERRALD: the games?


[00:22:17] CHELSEY DONN: like how your games are listed That's kind of annoying.

[00:22:20] TREY GERRALD: I think so too.

[00:22:22] CHELSEY DONN: I do agree with you though I feel like a lot of this probably could be changed with an upgrade like a software upgrade,

[00:22:29] TREY GERRALD: right, but if Sony has decided that they're gonna become a subscription company to be making like monthly money Like you're not there's no that's done. Like if you want PlayStation, that's they've decided the change, like you're not gonna win.

[00:22:44] CHELSEY DONN: You're not winning and you're not giving it up like that's what's interesting to me is like this is a two star review for a product that we're still gonna use every damn day,

[00:22:53] TREY GERRALD: Correct.

[00:22:54] CHELSEY DONN: is like it's there's is a rarity to that right like Normally you hate a product or there's things that bother you about a product or you you like the old version better You just would no longer use it.

You would just go back to using the old version. So it's, it's very interesting to me to have a two star review to be like, I hate this thing. I'm still going to use it every day. And it looks beautiful. Two stars.

[00:23:18] TREY GERRALD: Right.

[00:23:19] CHELSEY DONN: I don't

[00:23:20] TREY GERRALD: I mean, I, what's there for me is like, well, okay, I think the commonality stuff, like I'm imagining, like, I just sort of have to consider if I was in the demographic to be purchasing this and, but, but because of that, I do find Chewy to be pretty knowledgeable, like exceedingly knowledgeable, actually.

And I sort of hear. their criticisms as as something that could be probably common like if you have to move your thumb in a different way like that actually seems really stupid and simple but i think it is like a big deal honestly like if you're just so routine

[00:23:53] CHELSEY DONN: Chewy is noticing, then probably other

[00:23:56] TREY GERRALD: other people are

[00:23:58] CHELSEY DONN: this too.

[00:23:59] TREY GERRALD: what do you think about chewy's random use of humor when they're like i'm a stinker aren't i and oh rats they got to change the diaper

[00:24:07] CHELSEY DONN: what was the, the sentence that had the beached orca with a collapsed lung or

[00:24:13] TREY GERRALD: Right up top, talk about animal cruelty. It's ungraceful set up in the horizontal position, kind of like a beached orca with a collapsed lung. What?

[00:24:23] CHELSEY DONN: Wow. That's an interesting, um, but that's gonna come up in a minute, which is like why I like, I heard that and I was like, what? But that's a little bit of a teaser. Anyway. I mean, I do think that the, the resistance in the, sorry, I know this is going back to the comment for a second, but I do think the resistance in the controller is probably like a benefit because I think people really wear it on their controllers and I bet you it will break in, break in.

But in terms of the comedy, I definitely think that it's there, it's there. Maybe this like went over my head, but then I was like, Oh, I think this is the joke that they're making with a diaper thing, where they saying like rats, like, did they hear a noise on the console? And then they were like, better go tend to my console.

Like it's a friggin newborn baby and I got to change its diaper. That's what they were saying. Right,

[00:25:14] TREY GERRALD: I think so. Cause it says it just started whining,

[00:25:17] CHELSEY DONN: right. So it's like, as if the console is like in the background or something like that. Now I

[00:25:21] TREY GERRALD: right? Like the fan kicked on or something.

[00:25:24] CHELSEY DONN: okay. Yeah. And then also, what do we think about that cooling fan review in the middle?

[00:25:29] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, I was curious about that kiwi hem. Like, I guess these things overheat and so you can also buy these cooling fans. I mean, it's interesting that they like list

the brand name.

[00:25:38] CHELSEY DONN: They list the brain well, maybe that's caught maybe like people chair share trade secrets and that sort of comment I just thought it was a little bit weird that like we put another review and they're like it has a blue light and I Can't hear it while wearing headphones. I couldn't hear it.

I know I'm at it like I don't know I think that definitely Chewy was trying to show us their personality at very least I do think they like, went for humor, yuck, you know, like, they just feel, how old do we think Chewy is?

[00:26:09] TREY GERRALD: it's a really good question. I can't tell if they're like 17 or if they're like 47. It's really hard for me to tell.

[00:26:18] CHELSEY DONN: it's like, either they're like, in high school, or they're like, 56 and a lazy boy. I don't know, it could go

[00:26:25] TREY GERRALD: I

know. We don't

[00:26:27] CHELSEY DONN: We don't know they could be anything truthfully and also I guess it's indicative of maybe it doesn't really matter in this world like you could be any age and you could be a gamer were we humored by this I mean do we feel

[00:26:39] TREY GERRALD: I mean the stinker and the rats and the diaper and all that. I mean, I don't know, I kind of like Chewy. Like, I feel like I can

[00:26:46] CHELSEY DONN: yeah I mean I don't I think it is interesting that we made the switch from the four to the two but other than that I feel like the impact is pretty strong here

[00:26:56] TREY GERRALD: Yeah.

[00:26:56] CHELSEY DONN: see Chewie connecting with his chosen audience for sure all right should we go into the crowning for Chewie?

[00:27:03] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, I think I can crown Chewy. Let's do it. All right, so Chelsey and I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards. In an effort to be fair and not influenced by one another, we will simultaneously reveal our rating.

[00:27:15] Voiceover: The Queens Are Tabulating, Total Score,

[00:27:24] CHELSEY DONN: Okay, interesting. I was really between three and a half and four, but I ended up landing on three and a half, Trey landed on four and a half. I don't know, there's something about the like, switcheroo from the four to two that bothers me. I feel like if it went from a four to three, that would, that would sit better with me, but I think that there's a humongous difference in my mind between a four and a two star.

I think that this is more of a three star review if I'm being completely honest because we're still using the product, we really enjoy the visual element of it, there's a lot of things that we like about it and I understand that feeling of like, ooh, I miss my old comfy PS4 Plus or whatever it is, but. I don't know.

I just think that two is felt a little bit harsh when all the parts were added together. But I think there's a lot of queenly information here. So I still think it's worth a three and a half. Chewy wrote a decent review. But it's a three and a half crown review for me. Why did you decide to go almost a review queen and go to four and a half?

[00:28:26] TREY GERRALD: I mean, I don't know anything about any of this, and the gripes that Chewy ultimately has, I feel like don't really have that much of an impact on me if I'm coming from nothing, and ultimately, as we were saying, I feel like if Sony has decided to be a subscription company, you can't get around that, so if you wanna save your data, you gotta get the subscription, and it's an unfortunate transition to live through,

[00:28:53] CHELSEY DONN: Right.

[00:28:53] TREY GERRALD: I, I think spelling grammar is great.

I, I really find Chewy to be a very valuable, knowledgeable writer and narrator for me. Common Fluky, I mean, for me specifically, it's, some of it is irrelevant, but I'm not hearing that I shouldn't buy the product. I'm just hearing that it's different than the past product, and... Even as we've said, like, Chewy is continuing to use the product instead of return it and stick with the old, so therefore, like, ultimately, like, it's, it is what it is, you know?


[00:29:26] CHELSEY DONN: you still gave Chewy a four and a half, so it must have been an impactful review.

[00:29:31] TREY GERRALD: cause I sort of feel like, sure, like, I mean, we're, we're gonna be gaming and, like, the ads are gonna be annoying in the background,

[00:29:37] CHELSEY DONN: You have, you're, you're, at least you're armed with all this info now.

[00:29:41] TREY GERRALD: exactly, right?

[00:29:42] CHELSEY DONN: Okay, that's

[00:29:43] TREY GERRALD: And I, I trust their point of view, cause they sound kind of like an expert, so, I

[00:29:47] CHELSEY DONN: Okay, I love it. Great review, Trey.

[00:29:50] TREY GERRALD: mean, interesting, do you think you're gonna go buy a PS5?

[00:29:54] CHELSEY DONN: Probably not. Um, but again, I love it. I remember loving PlayStation in college and I get it. It's like, it's not my jam because I have so many new hobbies now, including this podcast and many other things. So I don't, I can't see myself opening up a large window of time to become a gamer. I don't know that I could add that to the plate, but I get it and I like it.

And I think that gaming products is Especially on Amazon. Those are like the highest sellers, most popular. So there is a huge population out there. Do love games, and I hope some of our listeners are a part of that population and you can give us a call and let us know. What do you think of Chewy 1 8 5 0 review?

Zero. If you are someone that's a little bit more in this world, we would love to hear from you.

[00:30:40] TREY GERRALD: yeah, for sure. I, there was a moment in the lockdown when I thought, maybe I should

[00:30:45] CHELSEY DONN: Become a gamer.

[00:30:46] TREY GERRALD: and then I didn't. Instead, I created this podcast

[00:30:48] CHELSEY DONN: right. I'm so glad that you made that decision.

[00:30:51] TREY GERRALD: too. Well, in the spirit of gladness for our unity as a team, Chelsey, we have reached the most regal portion of today's episode. Chelsey, who are you going to induct today for?

[00:31:04] Voiceover: My Royal Highness.

[00:31:06] CHELSEY DONN: Well, speaking of queens and things that are, you know, worthy of queenly, queenly, uh, praise. There we go. That was really smooth. I want to nominate today, one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. It's called Queen Violet.

[00:31:22] TREY GERRALD: Oh,

[00:31:23] CHELSEY DONN: First of all, the food is amazing. That's number one, which you know is, is really the most important thing.

But also the delivery, which I've done from them multiple times. They're just very good and very on top of it, especially with the allergies. I have a shellfish allergy, so I have to be really careful when I order Asian food and they have a dish there that literally shrimp Pad Thai. And I called them on the phone and I was like is there any way if I go on the app and I put in like bold letters like no shrimp can you do chicken instead that you'll do it and they're like yes of course we'll do it just like put it in the notes and I always call again because I'm paranoid because it's an allergy but they're always the kindest on the phone and they send me everything exactly the way that I want it And the last time I ordered from them, I actually ordered scallion pancakes and the sauce that came with the scallion pancakes, I guess had shellfish in it.

So they put a receipt around the sauce and they wrote this sauce has shellfish in it. And then they gave me a second sauce. They're like, this sauce is a dipping sauce for their spring rolls or something like that. But they're like, this one doesn't. And I just thought, what a queenly amazing move that you Gave me the product exactly as I wanted, even though it wasn't on the menu and it wasn't like even a choice to change it.

But not only did you make the change, you also saved me from eating a sauce that might've killed me. And I just think that there aren't that many restaurants that will go the extra mile. And I thought, what Queens? I want to take this opportunity to nominate. Queen Violet, even though I'm like, everyone's gonna go now, right?

And I'm not gonna be able to get a reservation, but it's so good. They have an amazing brunch as well. They have delicious drinks. So it's a great experience to go dine in or out. So much gratitude for you. Thank you so much, Queen Violet. You are my Royal Highness.

[00:33:18] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, I concur, and I also love that name. Good job. Good job, Queen Violet. Good, good catch on the, the shellfish allergy, because that, that could be

[00:33:28] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, we don't need any, we don't need any queens going down on Queen Violet's account, you know.

[00:33:33] TREY GERRALD: Well, that's it, Queen. We did it. That is another round on the R U A R Q Ferris Wheel of Give Me Those Fly Zappers.

[00:33:43] CHELSEY DONN: Oh my god. I completely forgot about that for a second. Thank you for joining us today. If you like what you heard, please tell a friend.

[00:33:50] TREY GERRALD: If you didn't like what you heard, please tell an enemy.

[00:33:54] CHELSEY DONN: Okay, so Trey, as per usual, we're always just lining up like crazy. I don't know if you remember in your review you mentioned a beach orca that had a collapsed lung and This, this episode has been a little weird for the animals. We love animals. But anyway, this after show review is a two star Google review for.

Exploding Whale Memorial Park

[00:34:19] TREY GERRALD: What?

[00:34:20] CHELSEY DONN: in Oregon, off the Oregon coast.

[00:34:23] TREY GERRALD: Okay, that's a weird name.

[00:34:25] CHELSEY DONN: know. Well, I'm gonna, we're gonna get into it in the after show. I have a whole history lesson for, for our Patreon members, but it's something.

[00:34:34] TREY GERRALD: All right. Well, I'm just really curious. I wonder why this was said. This is so weird. Everything about this, everything about this after show is so weird.

[00:34:47] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, me too. I wonder why that was said. Well,

[00:34:51] TREY GERRALD: Make sure you remember, Queens.

[00:34:53] CHELSEY DONN: the haters! You're a Queen Violet!

[00:34:56] TREY GERRALD: Gender non specific, Queen Violet, Violet, you're turning Violet, Violet,

[00:35:01] CHELSEY DONN: Good! FU

[00:35:02] TREY GERRALD: I...

[00:35:05] Voiceover: Sign up directly on Apple Podcast to hear our weekly members only after show unlock additional benefits when you become a Patreon slash patreon. Follow us on all the socials at the review queens and join our mailing Arc vetch line is open 24 7 at 1 8 5 0 review zero.

Don't be a ogana. Call the kvetch line today.

[00:35:30] TREY GERRALD: Do you remember the movie, Free Willy?

[00:35:32] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah.

[00:35:33] TREY GERRALD: Hold me like the River Jordan,

[00:35:37] CHELSEY DONN: that in

[00:35:37] TREY GERRALD: na na na na na na, yeah, it was like a Michael Jackson.

[00:35:42] CHELSEY DONN: Alright, well, more on exploding whales,

[00:35:45] TREY GERRALD: Friday, what's that? Oh,

[00:35:48] CHELSEY DONN: It's an exploding whale!

[00:35:52] TREY GERRALD: alright, bye.

[00:35:53] CHELSEY DONN: Bye bye.

Review That Review is an independent podcast. Certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty. Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound designed by me with voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky. Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and our theme song was written by Joe Kinosian and sung by Natalie Weiss.


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