Extra Punctuation

Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw types up more scathing commentary on the game industry and community every week.

Extra Punctuation

Yahtzee laments the invention of the comments section.

Extra Punctuation

Yahtzee takes a look at where the Dead Rising series gets things right and where it screws up horribly.

Extra Punctuation

People tell me I've been too much of a PC gaming cheerleader since the new console generation started. Fair enough. In the time since I got my new Alienware I've been swiftly reminded of the reasons I turned away from PC gaming in the first place.

Extra Punctuation

Yahtzee lays out some of the design decisions behind his latest game, Consuming Shadow.

Extra Punctuation

I noticed it when I was playing Batman: Arkham Origins. The unearned assumption that we're on board seems to extend to the gameplay as well as the exposition.

Extra Punctuation

Assassin's Creed doesn't churn out exactly the same tired thing every time. Just mostly the same tired thing every time.

Extra Punctuation

I wouldn't say I'm a fan of Batman, I'm more of a casual user. While I can understand the desire to keep things original with new villains for each Arkham game, there is a reason why a clutch of Batman's villains are a lot better known than others

Extra Punctuation

I like Zelda for being nice, straightforward good-versus-evil fairy stories with functional combat and controlled open-world pseudo-Metroidvania exploration mechanics. I don't like Zelda when it gets up itself.

Extra Punctuation

Both more interactive story than video game. Both move along a linear story that branches off, rather than any organic gameplay. The main difference is that The Stanley Parable is breezy and entertaining, and Beyond: Two Souls is clunky.

Extra Punctuation

In which Yahtzee relates Metroid Prime to Lost Planet 3, and the latter suffers for the comparison.

Extra Punctuation

No-one's playing it for the story? Nobody would have said that if the story had been good.

Extra Punctuation

And in five little words, A Machine for Pigs is better written than quite a lot of games.

Extra Punctuation

A character is sexual when one could actually picture them having sex. A character is merely sexualised if they have extremely prominent sexual characteristics but seem completely unwilling or incapable of doing anything with them.

Extra Punctuation

The trouble with games like your Dragon Age or your Skyrim is that you choose every action, every line of dialogue, and every moral choice that your character makes, as well as their appearance.

Extra Punctuation

Maybe games should stop trying to make interactive conversation scenes altogether. Maybe concentrate on the strengths of interactive gameplay, like jetpacks.