I was very much hoping that would be one of those old internet things that'd still very much work for me today like Homestar Runner, but here's the thing... just about all of this fucking reeks of Newgrounds. Thankfully this completely avoids the edgelord aspect of that site, but most of the jokes here are centered around references and memes that the site's demographic are already familiar with. And, well, I dunno, this is just 100% a me thing but a lot of this "oh hey here's a reference to a game you know" humor doesn't really work for me personally these days, though it's all thankfully harmless*. Thankfully it somewhat fares better in the new game Completing the Mission (especially the walkthrough joke which I'll admit I let run for like six minutes before realizing that it wasn't just a heavily extended gag), though it still doesn't always hit. It's just not entirely my style of humor these days, though FWIW when it comes to revisiting things I liked at the age of 12 I'll absolutely take revisiting this sort of thing over like, I dunno, the Nostalgia Critic or Egoraptor's shit or whatever
Basically what I'm trying to say here is that Charles is a very good boy who deserved a far better game than this.
*...well aside from the goddamn "firing my laser" jokes. Yeah I know that for a lot of people (which I'll give the dev the benefit of the doubt about and assume that they are because of the rest of the game's content) they just know things like The Lazor Collection and are completely unaware that the meme is heavily rooted in blackface (because of course a 4chan-originated meme would be), and for that I sort of let the bits in Stealing the Diamond and Fleeing the Complex slide a bit... but come on there was absolutely no need to throw that shit in for the new game in goddamn 2020. The punchline for that sequence was actually great and you could have just done something different for the setup. :T
generally nice follow-up to RKA with less emphasis on the first game's isolated action setpieces and more focus on platforming. Kinda rough in some spots (especially the shmup section) and I think the speed and level design tend to be mis-matched but its still a good trip
Terrible sequel to the original open world collect-a-thon & terrible Grand Theft Auto clone, with a stupidly large map with no fast travel options, ugly & dull visuals, frustrating difficulty due to barely any checkpoints & crashing into police officers, and an edgy tone to cap off the adventure.