Overlord 2

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Kstreitenfeld:

megalomania:

Kstreitenfeld:

bodyklok:
Extra punctuation? Sorry Yahtzee, I like you and all. But, I'm not really the reading type. Maybe if you put it all in a short video with animations and dick jokes I'd look at it, but for now...

You don't have to read it, he already makes videos, why does this need to be video based also?

I think Bodyklok's post should have ended

/sarcasm

That clear things up for you?

OT: I really liked reading this; I like that Yahtzee will admit when he has changed his mind about a game he played earlier, of course it is much funnier to be continually scathing of every aspect of a game, but it takes much bigger critical balls to turn up the next week as say 'I was wrong about X' than just to let it pass with the rest of the proverbial poop he flings.

How do you know he was being sarcastic? Do you read minds or something? You honestly give people in general to much credit to just assume he was being sarcastic.

My never-ending faith in humanity lets me hope he was being sarcastic! Otherwise he is just another ADHD riddled teenage boy with the attention span of a fruit fly that will be found on XBox Live teabagging his victims and screaming incoherently down the microphone. But I didn't think we tolerated those sorts at The Escapist...

Always something new on the Escapist. I personally don't mind reading (actually, I love it) and I was always interested to see how Yahtzee did in the written word (well, extremely critical, as always).

I think you have to examine this game in context. One of the frustrating thing about the original Overlord was that your minions collected armor and weapons and became much more stronger over time, but then ultimately were killed off by the nearest boss. I always wanted to be able to resurrect my minions, not because I cared about them (although, to be frank, I did care that my most armored minion died), but because it was better to have stronger minions, and I lost all those stronger minions eat the end of every level, leaving me weaker for it.

I thought the mistresses were pretty arbitrary, though. It was really the minions I care about.

Jesus, might this be the thing that makes Yahtzee realise that not all of his fans are complete arses with a extra helping of cheese.

megalomania:
*Snip*But I didn't think we tolerated those sorts at The Escapist...

You just need to see how many "firsts" you see on any ZP video.

no, Yahtzee, you're just being sexually repressed again.

That's all true.

Kstreitenfeld:

megalomania:
*Snip*But I didn't think we tolerated those sorts at The Escapist...

You just need to see how many "firsts" you see on any ZP video.

Touche brother, Touche!

I find humor in that what you stated is - oh, so obvious. Yet, developers try to state what they think is - oh, so obvious. Whatever, it's the consumer's fault for not realizing shit, and do something about it; most of you twats are happy with mediocrity. I am too because I can't make games. Until then, or until some other cool guy makes some good shit, we'll just have to wait.

Did that make sense?

Quadtrix:
I'm hoping since the Prototype vs. InFamous challenge, developers are taking a close look at Yahtzee's complaints and making a mental note of them for their future titles.

The chance of a game developer actually looking at anything anyone says on the escapist is nil. They would be doing themselves a favor, but they still wouldn't do it.

Kstreitenfeld:

bodyklok:
Extra punctuation? Sorry Yahtzee, I like you and all. But, I'm not really the reading type. Maybe if you put it all in a short video with animations and dick jokes I'd look at it, but for now...

You don't have to read it, he already makes videos, why does this need to be video based also?

Well I think most people are used to his video reviews and think they are funnier in video form. Plus this is just to elaborate on his videos, I think he should just make his videos longer.

Wait - what character was Yahtzee talking about and in which Joss Whedon show? All of them? Say it ain't so!

My favourite critic bashing my favourite (television) writer... Am I really the only Firefly fan here wondering if Yahtzee hates Firefly?

you actualy have a choice of 3 mistrese

CapnJack:
Wait - what character was Yahtzee talking about and in which Joss Whedon show? All of them? Say it ain't so!

My favourite critic bashing my favourite (television) writer... Am I really the only Firefly fan here wondering if Yahtzee hates Firefly?

Actually, he hates Joss Whedon. He explains it too in one the casts he was on. One of those big debates about Joss Whedon.

Though he's got a point about Whedon and his characters. They are all the same concepts just in different bodies. (though I would have to say, Mal and Inara would be more like Buffy and Spike than Buffy and Angel.)

HobbesMkii:
I think you have to examine this game in context. One of the frustrating thing about the original Overlord was that your minions collected armor and weapons and became much more stronger over time, but then ultimately were killed off by the nearest boss. I always wanted to be able to resurrect my minions, not because I cared about them (although, to be frank, I did care that my most armored minion died), but because it was better to have stronger minions, and I lost all those stronger minions eat the end of every level, leaving me weaker for it.

I don't Yahtzee has played the original (he'd know you could choose a mistress that had benefits for gameplay in the first) and so can't look at it in context.

Largely, Overlord 2 expects people to care about all those things because those were the things people who played the first game said they cared about and wanted in the sequel.

Goldbling:

Kstreitenfeld:

bodyklok:
Extra punctuation? Sorry Yahtzee, I like you and all. But, I'm not really the reading type. Maybe if you put it all in a short video with animations and dick jokes I'd look at it, but for now...

You don't have to read it, he already makes videos, why does this need to be video based also?

Well I think most people are used to his video reviews and think they are funnier in video form. Plus this is just to elaborate on his videos, I think he should just make his videos longer.

Not everything needs to be made in videos for ADHD kids

I had some moments in certain games where I really got attached to NPC's because they were an important element in gameplay. Even if the NPC is just an extra (I'm thinking Fallout 3 followers) I always hit that quickload button once they die. Yeah, forcing the player to like an NPC, when that really doesn't have any benefit or add gaming experience, is pretty stupid.

I do hope we can expect more articles from Yahtzee. I found this more entertaining than the recent ZP's, although that may be because there are no good games out at the moment.

Yahtzee Croshaw:
INCIDENTALLY (#2):

Don't expect a full review but Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits has been helping me relive some fond memories of late. Something bothers me, though. Am I just being sexually repressed again, or could "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar secretly be a dirty song about cumshots?

Yes, that is what the song is about. You may still be repressed; let me know how you unpack the band name "Pearl Jam", and we can work out what number of visits per week is optimal for me to milk your wallet.

Stabby Joe:

MattKirby:
Absoloute genius, proving many points and maintaining your throne lol

Throne of game review satire but you can't prove an opinion.

Obviously, but then again, I can still state that I believe he is the best and prove that he is the best in my mind, despite it being an opinion it is fact in my mind.

That was interesting and fun to read, guess this was just something he felt needed to be said. Would love to see more, but I guess this was just a single vent on an issue he had some repressed hate for.

MattKirby:

Stabby Joe:

MattKirby:
Absoloute genius, proving many points and maintaining your throne lol

Throne of game review satire but you can't prove an opinion.

Obviously, but then again, I can still state that I believe he is the best and prove that he is the best in my mind, despite it being an opinion it is fact in my mind.

Oh fair enough if its your opinion but its not right to claim and opinion as fact in general.

Ahh... the shortcomings of a critic.

(hot sweaty nasty sex)

The essay makes some good points about gameplay mechanics.

I'm currently playing Prototype and one of the central mechanics is devouring people. It's gruesome and nasty and why the fuck would I want to do that?

Because the game rewards you for doing so. Both in terms of story (which gets fleshed out depending on who you devour) and in terms of ability (you get cool bonuses for devouring certain people) and to replenish health.

I feel bad for the people I end up devouring-they're not strictly evil-but they ARE in my goddamn way, and in games what do you do to things or people who are in your way?

The story they give me is just enough for me to feel a bit of remorse about them, and that's the sign of a well executed mechanic, I think. YMMV.

So yeah; give us a reason to do things, and people will find reasons to do them--or fuck with things and that's OK too. But reasons matter.

Virgil:

NoMoreSanity:
Is this a new feature here?

It's a new weekly feature. Every Friday.

That gives me another reason to look foward to the weekends.

(From the article)
"So a romance sidequest works when there is some benefit to gameplay. That's the carrot. You can marry characters in most of the Harvest Moon games, and your spouse provides you with items or assists you with the farming."

This is the best reason I can think of for caring about NPC allys/friends in a game. Coincidentally I might check out a harvest moon game.

You forgot one thing. The minions are some of the cutest craetures ever designed. Whenever me or my sister asks the other for something, we always end up replying "For me? For youuuuuuu!"

I only got engaged in Fable 2 because the Oakfield demon door wanted me to propose in front of it. ThenI led the lady to the Temple Of Shadows and got some evil points for her.

Stabby Joe:

MattKirby:

Stabby Joe:

MattKirby:
Absoloute genius, proving many points and maintaining your throne lol

Throne of game review satire but you can't prove an opinion.

Obviously, but then again, I can still state that I believe he is the best and prove that he is the best in my mind, despite it being an opinion it is fact in my mind.

Oh fair enough if its your opinion but its not right to claim and opinion as fact in general.

Would you want me to put (In my opinion( on the end of that or just keep this in mind for future reference.

Like people said, we dont care about the minions we care about the gear.

I dont give a fuck when my blues, greens or red die. But when a Brown that I have had for ages and has full armor and a great weapon dies, i care about that.

For example, in Overlord 1, when you kill that fat halfling hero at the start. He drops a crown and a poker weapon. When my minion with the crown dies, i get a bit pissed off. I would gladly pay to get him back.

Not that you ever read this, but good stuff Yahtzee. Requalifying part of your Ghostbusters review went a good way to me rethinking that video. And Pat Benatar could totally mean exactly that.

Fortesque:
Like people said, we dont care about the minions we care about the gear.

I dont give a fuck when my blues, greens or red die. But when a Brown that I have had for ages and has full armor and a great weapon dies, i care about that.

For example, in Overlord 1, when you kill that fat halfling hero at the start. He drops a crown and a poker weapon. When my minion with the crown dies, i get a bit pissed off. I would gladly pay to get him back.

Exactly, in the first Overlord it always annoyed me that when I lost minions with good gear, I would have to replace them with weaker minions, I think that having the oportunity to revive these upgraded minions is a welcome addition.

Tuniki:
wait wait wait, you could marry people in Fable?!

but thanks for reminding me I need to go play the Sexy Beach series again.

3D hentai? Blasphemy!

I liked this new feature as this was actually an insightful view that would not translate well to a funny video. This is a problem quite a few games have. Why should I give a damn if someone supposedly important to the main character dies if I don't care about the main character.

Is this a new thing? Me hopes so.

Some points in here I'm inclined to agree with...

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