Zero Punctuation: Vampyr

Vampyr

This week, Yahtzee reviews Vampyr.

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"Now, that *sounds* interesting, doesn't it?"
And there's the giveaway that they fuck it up somehow, because yes, that sounds very interesting.

I liked the emphasized icon of Remember Me. I didn't like you disparaging VtmB's combat.
"Magick" is fine. Especially when followed by "Obscura". And preceded by "Arcanum of Steamworks and"

"Skal" means shell in Swedish. However, "Sk?l" means cheers.
Further more, "Skall" means either bark, or shall.
Skalll doesn't exist. Don't be silly. ^^
"Ska" does exist. It means..ehm..wow. That was harder to translate than I thought.
It's primarily used to indicate that something should be done.
But used in a sentence with other words meaning Do, and What.
Ska is also a musical style, right?

Is using the term "ghoul" to mean someone that's drunk vampire blood a thing that exists much beyond VTM? I thought they came up with that and it didn't really take off otherwise.

Apparently the game goes on for another hour after you beat the final boss, mostly doing nothing other then a meandering playable epilogue.

Vendor-Lazarus:
I liked the emphasized icon of Remember Me. I didn't like you disparaging VtmB's combat.
"Magick" is fine. Especially when followed by "Obscura". And preceded by "Arcanum of Steamworks and"

"Skal" means shell in Swedish. However, "Sk?l" means cheers.
Further more, "Skall" means either bark, or shall.
Skalll doesn't exist. Don't be silly. ^^
"Ska" does exist. It means..ehm..wow. That was harder to translate than I thought.
It's primarily used to indicate that something should be done.
But used in a sentence with other words meaning Do, and What.
Ska is also a musical style, right?

Ska is also the name of a fantasy people in Brandon Sanderson's mistborn trilogy but they are nothing like ghouls. As for the swedish translation, I'm not sure if that's true or not, maybe an older version, but swedes, norwegians and danes usually say 'hellvete' when referring to hell. The moral of the story is, don't let french people name things kids

Well, "vampyr" IS how you spell it in swedish, so there's that, I guess...

Sounds to me like the game could have been rather a bit more harrowing as an existential drama if you could only get EXP through drinking blood. Although this might make it a bit too hard if you just suck everyone dry in the first few hours for an early boost...

Thaluikhain:
Is using the term "ghoul" to mean someone that's drunk vampire blood a thing that exists much beyond VTM? I thought they came up with that and it didn't really take off otherwise.

I think it's just a generic "supernatural monster" moniker. Zombies are called ghouls in Night of the Living Dead.

CyanCat47:

Vendor-Lazarus:
I liked the emphasized icon of Remember Me. I didn't like you disparaging VtmB's combat.
"Magick" is fine. Especially when followed by "Obscura". And preceded by "Arcanum of Steamworks and"

"Skal" means shell in Swedish. However, "Sk?l" means cheers.
Further more, "Skall" means either bark, or shall.
Skalll doesn't exist. Don't be silly. ^^
"Ska" does exist. It means..ehm..wow. That was harder to translate than I thought.
It's primarily used to indicate that something should be done.
But used in a sentence with other words meaning Do, and What.
Ska is also a musical style, right?

Ska is also the name of a fantasy people in Brandon Sanderson's mistborn trilogy but they are nothing like ghouls. As for the swedish translation, I'm not sure if that's true or not, maybe an older version, but swedes, norwegians and danes usually say 'hellvete' when referring to hell. The moral of the story is, don't let french people name things kids

Those alternate names for vampire and ghoul helped me realize something:
The alien races from DOCTOR WHO have very silly names.

Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

I literally paused the video to check up what vampire was called in French. Ten second later I discovered that had I been patient Yahtzee would've done me the honours.

CyanCat47:

Vendor-Lazarus:
I liked the emphasized icon of Remember Me. I didn't like you disparaging VtmB's combat.
"Magick" is fine. Especially when followed by "Obscura". And preceded by "Arcanum of Steamworks and"

"Skal" means shell in Swedish. However, "Sk?l" means cheers.
Further more, "Skall" means either bark, or shall.
Skalll doesn't exist. Don't be silly. ^^
"Ska" does exist. It means..ehm..wow. That was harder to translate than I thought.
It's primarily used to indicate that something should be done.
But used in a sentence with other words meaning Do, and What.
Ska is also a musical style, right?

Ska is also the name of a fantasy people in Brandon Sanderson's mistborn trilogy but they are nothing like ghouls. As for the swedish translation, I'm not sure if that's true or not, maybe an older version, but swedes, norwegians and danes usually say 'hellvete' when referring to hell. The moral of the story is, don't let french people name things kids

I've looked at those books several times, but I've always hesitated. My first inclination is for Sci-Fi.
Or comedic fantasy like Terry Pratchett. Though I did find Dwarves by Markus Heitz good. and Robert Jordans Wheel of Time was interesting enough.
I'll give it another chance next time around.

I said shell, not hell ,) (Skal, inte helvete..one L).
If that's not what you meant, I'm going to have to ask you to clarify.
I could have said Skald too. ^^

C117:

Well, "vampyr" IS how you spell it in swedish, so there's that, I guess...

How did I miss that? Seriously..

Yes Yahtzee, you should absolutely say Lestat Upgrade. Most I've laughed all week

Maybe its just me, but the game looked pretty boring from the start...

So an interesting concept with flaws... Sounds like a prime candidate for a Larian styled De-buggering edition.

I'm noticing there's been more laugh-out-loud moments in his reviews lately. Over the years I'd noticed he seemed to be, if not phoning it in, just a bit lacking in his A game. His vids were amusing, but nothing actually hilarious for some time. Glad to see he's got a bit more of a spark back these days. Can't wait for next week!

darkrage6:
Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

Oh, but he did, and his explanation can be summarised in two words: chaka-bruh.
Seriously, though. Does anyone actually speak like that?

thenewguy512739:

darkrage6:
Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

Oh, but he did, and his explanation can be summarised in two words: chaka-bruh.
Seriously, though. Does anyone actually speak like that?

Did he review it on Extra Punctuation?

I've heard people say some pretty stupid stuff online so I can't rule it completely, but French devs do have an amusing perspective on what they think life in the U.S. is like(see also, Heavy Rain having rooms with only a shower and no toilet, which is common in Europe but not at all a thing in the U.S. erally).

FruitBird:
I'm noticing there's been more laugh-out-loud moments in his reviews lately. Over the years I'd noticed he seemed to be, if not phoning it in, just a bit lacking in his A game. His vids were amusing, but nothing actually hilarious for some time. Glad to see he's got a bit more of a spark back these days. Can't wait for next week!

Yes I hope he does State of Decay 2.

darkrage6:

thenewguy512739:

darkrage6:
Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

Oh, but he did, and his explanation can be summarised in two words: chaka-bruh.
Seriously, though. Does anyone actually speak like that?

Did he review it on Extra Punctuation?

I've heard people say some pretty stupid stuff online so I can't rule it completely, but French devs do have an amusing perspective on what they think life in the U.S. is like(see also, Heavy Rain having rooms with only a shower and no toilet, which is common in Europe but not at all a thing in the U.S. erally).

He briefly touched on it in the Resident Evil Revelations 2 review

A cliffhanger's all very well, but if you're still hanging there six months down the line, going "Whoooo, probably gonna fall any moment now", it's kinda hard to sustain the enthusiasm. I mean I played the first episode of Life is Strange, and I'd like at least a rough idea of when the next one's coming, so I can do enough research to figure out what the fuck language everyone's supposed to be talking.

-per his image

They hella talk weird yo

Gauche:

darkrage6:

thenewguy512739:
Oh, but he did, and his explanation can be summarised in two words: chaka-bruh.
Seriously, though. Does anyone actually speak like that?

Did he review it on Extra Punctuation?

I've heard people say some pretty stupid stuff online so I can't rule it completely, but French devs do have an amusing perspective on what they think life in the U.S. is like(see also, Heavy Rain having rooms with only a shower and no toilet, which is common in Europe but not at all a thing in the U.S. erally).

He briefly touched on it in the Resident Evil Revelations 2 review

A cliffhanger's all very well, but if you're still hanging there six months down the line, going "Whoooo, probably gonna fall any moment now", it's kinda hard to sustain the enthusiasm. I mean I played the first episode of Life is Strange, and I'd like at least a rough idea of when the next one's coming, so I can do enough research to figure out what the fuck language everyone's supposed to be talking.

-per his image

They hella talk weird yo

Ah, I didn't have that problem with Life is Strange because I waited til the full thing was out before I played it, that's what I do with all episodic games, cause there's really zero benefit to playing them as they come out. After Jim Sterling mentioned playing games like RE Revelations 2 and Life is Strange episodically made him lose interest in them, I resolved to wait for the full series to be out before diving in, that way I wouldn't get blue balls waiting for the next episode(same with Hitman).

darkrage6:
Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

That would require him to review a game which is actually good.

Guess "instinct being to always shoot for best ending" means not carrying on past fake-out credits, ey?

darkrage6:
Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

I feel like it wouldn't mesh very well with his review style. It's kinda hard to make 5 minutes of fast-paced snarky comedy out of "has a ton of potential but delivers on almost none of it in favor of cronying behind a stupid, insufferable jackass for 70% of the game followed by an entirely arbitrary climax and a reset button."

Wait a minute, they're called "Ekons"?
Ekons... it's just "Snoke" backwards!
Oh my gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahd!

Vendor-Lazarus:
I didn't like you disparaging VtmB's combat.

There's nothing special about VtmB combat, though. That's not what the game is remembered for.

Boy did I miss Gabe :D

"..Lestat driven one." Oh Yahtzee, you're showing your age. I don't think the young people will know what you're referring to. XD

On a slightly related note, Rice's books got really weird before she went super religious. Like, they were always a little weird, but damn. The Taltos trilogy made me regret only having access to a small library when I read it in my teens.

ToastyMozart:
Guess "instinct being to always shoot for best ending" means not carrying on past fake-out credits, ey?

darkrage6:
Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

I feel like it wouldn't mesh very well with his review style. It's kinda hard to make 5 minutes of fast-paced snarky comedy out of "has a ton of potential but delivers on almost none of it in favor of cronying behind a stupid, insufferable jackass for 70% of the game followed by an entirely arbitrary climax and a reset button."

I imagine the LiS review would go something like this:

"It's like Night in the Woods, but not nearly as good, relys on a gimmick which operates on rules never clearly defined and with an ending "choice" where only one of the endings feel like the real one. Also, it's not particularly clever to have a line going 'Final Fantasy the Spirits Within is the best movie ever' when the game is published by SquareEnix, but rather feels like sucking off your publisher".

ToastyMozart:

I feel like it wouldn't mesh very well with his review style. It's kinda hard to make 5 minutes of fast-paced snarky comedy out of "has a ton of potential but delivers on almost none of it in favor of cronying behind a stupid, insufferable jackass for 70% of the game followed by an entirely arbitrary climax and a reset button."

I'm pretty sure that Yahtzee would work well with that, after all that's like half the games he's reviewed.

Blood Brain Barrier:

darkrage6:
Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

That would require him to review a game which is actually good.

How and why? One of the things I never understood is why "Stupid Gun" seems to get such wide-spread acclaim when it doesn't do anything that's new, spectacular, or actually better than what other titles have done previously, such as Steins;Gate, and Time Hollow, and Lux-Pain, and Another Code, and, just about, the entire game genre of visual novels that the Japanese have all but monopolized for the past 30 years (Not to mention a few JRPGs whose names escape me)?

Transdude1996:

Blood Brain Barrier:

darkrage6:
Yahtzee mentioning Life is Strange makes me wonder why he hasn't reviewed it already.

That would require him to review a game which is actually good.

How and why? One of the things I never understood is why "Stupid Gun" seems to get such wide-spread acclaim when it doesn't do anything that's new, spectacular, or actually better than what other titles have done previously, such as Steins;Gate, and Time Hollow, and Lux-Pain, and Another Code, and, just about, the entire game genre of visual novels that the Japanese have all but monopolized for the past 30 years (Not to mention a few JRPGs whose names escape me)?

What is Stupid Gun?

I've played Time Hollow and Another Code. They're pretty good, but nothing amazing or anything. I'd certainly rather Yahtzee review them than the latest "shoot/punch/stab people in the head" game that's on the market each week.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Transdude1996:

Blood Brain Barrier:

That would require him to review a game which is actually good.

How and why? One of the things I never understood is why "Stupid Gun" seems to get such wide-spread acclaim when it doesn't do anything that's new, spectacular, or actually better than what other titles have done previously, such as Steins;Gate, and Time Hollow, and Lux-Pain, and Another Code, and, just about, the entire game genre of visual novels that the Japanese have all but monopolized for the past 30 years (Not to mention a few JRPGs whose names escape me)?

What is Stupid Gun?

 

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