Action Button Reviews Boku no Natsuyasumi
I discovered Tim Rogers and Action Button pretty late. In October of 2021, Action Button published their review of Cyberpunk 2077 — a choose-your-own-adventure style review of the most anticipated and controversial video game release of the last decade. I watched the introduction and was hooked.
11 months later, Action Button released the first episode of season two: Action Button Reviews Boku no Natsuyasumi. Like a lot of Tim Roger's work, and especially with Action Button, it's sometimes difficult to summarize a video in a way that doesn't feel like a tremendous simplification. I won't try. But I will say I feel like it's Tim Roger's best work to date and my favorite thing of 2022. I've revisited part five many times and I think about it often.
Our memory only records the cold parts. Our memory cannot replicate textures with perfection. Memory is worse than the moment. Better memory is worse than imagination.