Zero Punctuation: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.

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Who's the "Scara Mango" person he references at about the 3:58 mark?

Definitely The Crying Game. I'll be amazed if more than seven viewers of this show have seen Sleepaway Camp.

The spoiler placards at the end was definitely the high point of this episode. Well done, you!

Lenoh:

Teron16:
wait.. some of you people actually take yahtzee's game advice?
he has terrible taste you morons.. BAAAA

Like you're any better?
Animate me up a 5+ minute game review using naught but three colors and some clipart and make it funny.
Come on now, we're all waiting for that groundbreaking game review.

What does making a review that is a carbon copy of someone else's work have to do with taking his game advice seriously?

I actually agree. Why would you ever take any of these reviews to heart? They're hilarious and fun to watch. But, just as Yahtzee pointed out in this very video, if it's not funny, it's not worth mentioning in his review.

Although I have no idea if he has good or bad tastes. That's irrelevant.

Great review, thanks again Yahtzee : D

teuc:
citizen kane, soylent green, planet of the apes, sixth sense, usual suspects, crying game

Aah I've been looking for someone that comments on the spoilers !!

I didn't have soylent green and crying game, somebody said there was a gears of war reference in there, I thought it was maybe 'girl has a penis'.

Great review, HAWX looks promising, HAWX 2 will surely be awesome.

Woooo, Cerne Giant on his image of Google maps, i live near that penis swinging monster. Big up the Dorset Massive, Whose with me....

[Tumbleweed]

Awww. I wish he had gone "Tom Clancy's Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X by Tom Clancy."

Like in the Jericho review. That would have cracked me up so bad.

Still awesome though, as I said before.

PhiMed:

Agreed... your point? Oh, I get it. So I have to love Rush Limbaugh to get tired of having the same "we hate America" joke run over and over. Good point, and quite an excellent straw man you've constructed, sir.

I voted for Kerry and Obama. I still love my country.

My point was actually that unlike the arguments of either Rush or Yahtzee (or, for that matter, you or I), the sides in the argument are rather fair and balanced.

For the record, I voted the same way you did, and trying to point out that the ultra-pro and semi-anti America voices doesn't mean I suddenly hate America. At least we can say these things without getting dragged into the street and shot. In most places.

A great review Yahtzee, you certainly make my Wednesdays. Interesting game, but it sounds as if it may not be as good as other flying combat simulators. May rent it though.

Another beautiful phrase: "That's not just idle fact it's called hard speculation". I'll probably use that someday. :)

yourbeliefs:
Who's the "Scara Mango" person he references at about the 3:58 mark?

Man with Golden Gun. A Roger Moore era James Bond Movie with Cristopher Lee as the villian Scaramanga.

XD "insect ppl from the earths core.........wearing funny hats" Another great reveiw man keep em coming :D

love it when he makes fun of american jingoism, just hilarious. You sir ought to be a full time political satirist.

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Thanks Yahtzee. I was planning on getting this game anyway. I'll join you in the gaming wilderness.
The story of HAWX sounds like the current 24...

zomg entire ending was full of so much win I think I crapped my pants

"...with silly hats" = lulz

"This isn't just idle fact, this is cold, hard speculation!"

Good review, though I don't see why everyone seems to think we Americans are begging for glories past. Sometimes a story calls for an huge epic war, and any huge war in this day and age would probably involve America. Unless you'd rather they just set it in WWII again?

Oops, double Post.

hat pause with the earthbugs was perfect. It really is all in the timing.

oh man that was one was of the funniest reveiws i have seen him do in a very long time

...Yeah, I think I'll just stick to the old AC6...
you know...for the whole 'non-insane POV' thing
also, its multiplayer is challenging
but yeah, good review nontheless

Spyalt:
That was simply not funny in the slightest.

next time try watching it with the volume ON!

Always love the videos. Great stuff. Keep it up Yahtzee.

I actually just finished watching "Usual Suspects", so I'm glad I didn't get spoiled about Keyser Soze xD Looks like Yahtzee was pissed at someone since he just spewed all those movie spoilers...

BlueInkAlchemist:
My point was actually that unlike the arguments of either Rush or Yahtzee (or, for that matter, you or I), the sides in the argument are rather fair and balanced.

For the record, I voted the same way you did, and trying to point out that the ultra-pro and semi-anti America voices doesn't mean I suddenly hate America. At least we can say these things without getting dragged into the street and shot. In most places.

I didn't accuse you of hating America.

I wasn't even substantially accusing Yahtzee.

My only point is that whenever my favorite video game reviewer covers a military-based game set in a time period some time between 1700 and 2500, I've started to roll my eyes even before he starts because I know that at least 40% of the review is going to be devoted to what a bunch of flag-waving, fat, uneducated, walking erections he thinks Americans are. I'm never disappointed.

He had some valid points at first (I believe he first went on this tangent around the time MOH: death by parachutes or whatever the hell it was called and COD 4 came out), but it's getting repetitive and old to the point of being mean-spirited piling-on now.

It's gotten to where that it seems like he's reviewing a lot of these games (Army of Two? WTF?) just for the opportunity to talk about America, and venturing off into this territory while reviewing some games for which the side-trip seems inappropriate (Prince of Persia? Perhaps my geography is a bit off, but isn't Montreal in Canada?).

All in all, I was a little irritated, and I thought I'd use the opportunity to voice my mild frustration while simultaneously making a scatological funny about his mom. Thanks for taking the piss out of me and diverting the conversation. At least I was talking about the content of the review when I made my original post.

preaty nice video is nice to see yathzee enjoying him self for a while its been a while since he admitted he liked something and enjoy a game

... wearing silly hats! And Heroic Airmen Wax Xenophobic made me laugh.

This was a pretty good review, and quite funny, and I liked the "everyone knows it already" spoilers at the end (but c'mon, nothing about Darth Vader being Luke's father? Or maybe that one is too easy to do...)

The plot of the game, at least as Yahtzee described it (the private military contractors attacking the United States) seemed fairly reminiscent of the newest season of 24...

Yay, I liked this game, too! =D

I see your Citizen Kane reference!

Great timing Yahtzee.
BTW, I had made a commitment to avoid any kind of spoilers of any of my interedts from now on. Thankfully, you didn't spoil anything for me

Loved the spoilers at the end, but what does 'it was Earth all along' refer to?

Anyway, great review, I probably will like the game... but I'll pass anyway :)

good review, i was torn whether or not to buy hawx, mostly becouse the name is dumb, and now im not going to buy it.

I've never seen the appeal of H.A.W.X. Not to be offensive, but I just saw it as a game for the sort of person *cough* American *cough* who is far too proud of their army for going into a peaceful country (or a country that is in a feud that has nothing to do with America) and then back handing everyone they see that isn't American or in the UN.
But yeah, I think the whole... Giant Jet plane dog fight thing... It wouldn't work unless the fights were completely linear as in, they were going straight forward... because those sort of things aren't known for being super easy to maneuver over a short space and stuff....

I too am surprised Yahtzee enjoyed it....but hey its one of the better flying games out there...Warhawk was awesome minus it was unrealistic as fuck (but then again so was everything about that game) and the game play was fucked up the ass, HAWX does what it does right, and for that I commend it!

He meant that all of the earth hates the U.S. as they alienated every other nation with their proud bullshit...I am not trying to offend, just restating what he said lol

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