Wii Sports Resort

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samsonguy920:

randommaster:

Podunk:

Pankeyman:
Is it ok if I replace Superman with Batman? Or do I have to follow them to a T?

Don't be silly. Everyone knows Batman can't fly. Or if he did, you'd just have to pretend to be sitting in first class or on a private jet or something.

What are you talking about? Batman would simply scowl at the air until it submitted to his whims and took him where he wanted to go.

When he's really pissed, he'll scowl at the fabric of reality and instantaniously warp to the people whose asses he wants to kick.

Batman: The new Chuck Norris.

I would try many of those suggestions, but a lot seem to involve a lot of unnecessary messiness. I think I'd rather go do the real thing and get necessarily messinessed. But I would grin at anyone who does at least 5 of those things in public, saving it on youtube.

Nah, Batman's not anything like Chuck Norris, he's just super pissed and crazy prepared, so oxygen knows he probably has a plan to kick its ass if it doesn't do what he wants.

There was green explosions when you blow up one of the EDFs septictank things...
Not sure for purple tho...

Nice one there XD

Yeah, i too missed alot of "guerilla" in this game.

i'm getting to love these bits, its like more zero puctuation thats targeted on a single flaw or flawed area in a game.

Keep writing these, Yahtzee! cos if you stop i'll be sad.

You sir have saved me yet another $70. Cheers!

Wow, that's the first time Yahtzee has made me chuckle in a long while. I think, perhaps, the videos have gotten to the point of flogging the decaying corpse of what was already something of a one-trick pony. Written articles are definitely the way forward... or I guess, to be more chronologically correct, backwards... but you get my point.

I have to say I imagine reviewing Wii Sports to be a bit like kicking puppies. There's nothing whatsoever the game could be expected to say or do to please. Sports collection games started off with Track & Field, if memory serves me right, and as such the whole genre's history is a history of endless irritation. I can't say I see why whomever produces these games goes through the effort when they could be putting their time and effort, and most importantly money, into something creative and at least remotely intresting.

And then again, here I am, a grown man complaining about console games. Pots and kettles. Still, the whole thing is dull to the point even thinking of things to complain about in it is like pulling teeth. I sort of wish Yahtzee did more reviews of older games when drought hits.

Wooo, I got mentioned in that Extra Punctuation, and to be fair I didnt like the railguns either.

Exactly where does Yahtzee get off saying shooters don't require skill?

Mah. I gave up paying any attention to Yahtzee's actual opinion the moment he proclaimed Half Life 2 the best thing ever while simultaneously criticising other games for much the same things that happen to be the worst aspects of the Half Life series.

It's funny as hell, but also completely meaningless.

randommaster:

samsonguy920:

randommaster:

Podunk:

Pankeyman:
Is it ok if I replace Superman with Batman? Or do I have to follow them to a T?

Don't be silly. Everyone knows Batman can't fly. Or if he did, you'd just have to pretend to be sitting in first class or on a private jet or something.

What are you talking about? Batman would simply scowl at the air until it submitted to his whims and took him where he wanted to go.

When he's really pissed, he'll scowl at the fabric of reality and instantaniously warp to the people whose asses he wants to kick.

Batman: The new Chuck Norris.

I would try many of those suggestions, but a lot seem to involve a lot of unnecessary messiness. I think I'd rather go do the real thing and get necessarily messinessed. But I would grin at anyone who does at least 5 of those things in public, saving it on youtube.

Nah, Batman's not anything like Chuck Norris, he's just super pissed and crazy prepared, so oxygen knows he probably has a plan to kick its ass if it doesn't do what he wants.

But all of them fail compared to Bruce Campbell.

Revelo:

randommaster:

samsonguy920:

randommaster:

Podunk:

Pankeyman:
Is it ok if I replace Superman with Batman? Or do I have to follow them to a T?

Don't be silly. Everyone knows Batman can't fly. Or if he did, you'd just have to pretend to be sitting in first class or on a private jet or something.

What are you talking about? Batman would simply scowl at the air until it submitted to his whims and took him where he wanted to go.

When he's really pissed, he'll scowl at the fabric of reality and instantaniously warp to the people whose asses he wants to kick.

Batman: The new Chuck Norris.

I would try many of those suggestions, but a lot seem to involve a lot of unnecessary messiness. I think I'd rather go do the real thing and get necessarily messinessed. But I would grin at anyone who does at least 5 of those things in public, saving it on youtube.

Nah, Batman's not anything like Chuck Norris, he's just super pissed and crazy prepared, so oxygen knows he probably has a plan to kick its ass if it doesn't do what he wants.

But all of them fail compared to Bruce Campbell.

Are we talking about the man himself, or the people he plays in movies?

randommaster:

Revelo:

randommaster:

samsonguy920:

randommaster:

Podunk:

Pankeyman:
Is it ok if I replace Superman with Batman? Or do I have to follow them to a T?

Don't be silly. Everyone knows Batman can't fly. Or if he did, you'd just have to pretend to be sitting in first class or on a private jet or something.

What are you talking about? Batman would simply scowl at the air until it submitted to his whims and took him where he wanted to go.

When he's really pissed, he'll scowl at the fabric of reality and instantaniously warp to the people whose asses he wants to kick.

Batman: The new Chuck Norris.

I would try many of those suggestions, but a lot seem to involve a lot of unnecessary messiness. I think I'd rather go do the real thing and get necessarily messinessed. But I would grin at anyone who does at least 5 of those things in public, saving it on youtube.

Nah, Batman's not anything like Chuck Norris, he's just super pissed and crazy prepared, so oxygen knows he probably has a plan to kick its ass if it doesn't do what he wants.

But all of them fail compared to Bruce Campbell.

Are we talking about the man himself, or the people he plays in movies?

Does it matter? It's Bruce 'freakin' Campbell!

I played red faction guerrila at one of my friends and i don't finding it so.... um... well it have nothing whith the title "guerrila" to do the best thing to do is jam a truck, car, APC or a tank in a building than run out whith for an example the gauss rifle and shoot everyone in the balls untill they say on the ground... but i had fun whith the demoliton and heavy metal quests.

Revelo:

randommaster:

Revelo:

randommaster:

samsonguy920:

randommaster:

Podunk:

Pankeyman:
Is it ok if I replace Superman with Batman? Or do I have to follow them to a T?

Don't be silly. Everyone knows Batman can't fly. Or if he did, you'd just have to pretend to be sitting in first class or on a private jet or something.

What are you talking about? Batman would simply scowl at the air until it submitted to his whims and took him where he wanted to go.

When he's really pissed, he'll scowl at the fabric of reality and instantaniously warp to the people whose asses he wants to kick.

Batman: The new Chuck Norris.

I would try many of those suggestions, but a lot seem to involve a lot of unnecessary messiness. I think I'd rather go do the real thing and get necessarily messinessed. But I would grin at anyone who does at least 5 of those things in public, saving it on youtube.

Nah, Batman's not anything like Chuck Norris, he's just super pissed and crazy prepared, so oxygen knows he probably has a plan to kick its ass if it doesn't do what he wants.

But all of them fail compared to Bruce Campbell.

Are we talking about the man himself, or the people he plays in movies?

Does it matter? It's Bruce 'freakin' Campbell!

Yeah, but it's so much more fun to put real people against other real people, so that when you see it on the news, you get to see headlines like "Superman fights with Jack Sparrow," or "Tenacious D confronted by Punisher."

CrystalShadow:
Mah. I gave up paying any attention to Yahtzee's actual opinion the moment he proclaimed Half Life 2 the best thing ever while simultaneously criticising other games for much the same things that happen to be the worst aspects of the Half Life series.

It's funny as hell, but also completely meaningless.

I'm not sure what you're talking about with Half Life 2. He did not say it was "the best thing ever", he said it was "genuinely good".

As far as his opinions in ZP being meaningless- maybe. I expected better out of EP though.

Huh so what happens after you shoot someone out the sky in dog fights? Do they perish or just get a lame parachute out.

To be honest, I have to agree with Uncle Putte here... saying that a casual game sucks (especially a casual game about sports) is much akin to making fun of the mentally retarded kid in school. While your points may be valid in the sense that they lack what other games (humans) do here and there, it comes with the territory, and saying that it's terrible from a hard-core gamer's perspective is redundant!

(No offense meant to anyone and all that disclaimer crap)

Honestly, I don't like the Wii much myself. Aside from Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, I've not found much more than casual games to entertain myself with. Okay, Red Steel was pretty cool, admittedly, and anybody who complains that the controls for that were not absolutely perfect needs to remember that it was one of the first games out for the system, and they were still working things out. But I dislike it because it's not a hardcore-gamer system, and it doesn't have to be. It seems like that's the sole reason so many people are pissed off about the system; the fact that it doesn't cater to the same fanboy crowd it used to.

I quoted it before, and I'll quote again, "I guess it's better to be the king of Retard-Land than to try and continue to please the [insatiable fanboy crowd]."

Curtmiester:
I've actually never played an awesome stealth game. So a really good one would be a sure buy for me.

Did you not like the early thief games? I thought for the time they provided a pretty solid experiment.

I loved the little chatter of the guards when they heard something.

"Did you hear something?"
"No."
"You farted didn't you?"

"Did you hear something?"
"Probably a cat."

The cat one generally being the response after you do something like miss someone with an arrow.

WayOutThere:

CrystalShadow:
Mah. I gave up paying any attention to Yahtzee's actual opinion the moment he proclaimed Half Life 2 the best thing ever while simultaneously criticising other games for much the same things that happen to be the worst aspects of the Half Life series.

It's funny as hell, but also completely meaningless.

I'm not sure what you're talking about with Half Life 2. He did not say it was "the best thing ever", he said it was "genuinely good".

As far as his opinions in ZP being meaningless- maybe. I expected better out of EP though.

Heh. I was blowing things out of proportion perhaps.
It was a while since I watched the actual review of Half-Life 2.

I was half-expecting to get flamed by a rabid fan, but I guess that's not so common on the escapist. - To be honest, I wasn't entirely prepared to answer a reasonable response to this statement.

I think Yahtzee's reviews are quite amusing.
But details aside, I just have learned not to take them particularly seriously, especially since his taste is nothing like mine, and a lot of the games he reviews (regardless of what he thinks of them) are ones I wouldn't play anyway.

I've been mulling over a parody of Zero Punctuation where I review Yahtzee, but that seems just a little bit...
Excessive. XD

Hmmm... It doesn't seem like you really played the game much, did you Yahtzee. You just felt like you had to do a ZPR for Wii Sports Resort, but when you started playing you thought better of it after 10 minutes.

It's not the game of the century, but there is a lot more to it, if you play passed the first 30 minutes in every game and start having some real competition against you. It's a rather big game (in length) that sucks you in (and not the other way around).

You are busted my friend.

Just imagining some of the actions that you detailed was scary. I think my mind will be forever scarred from this EP entry.

Lovesfool:
Hmmm... It doesn't seem like you really played the game much, did you Yahtzee. You just felt like you had to do a ZPR for Wii Sports Resort, but when you started playing you thought better of it after 10 minutes.

It's not the game of the century, but there is a lot more to it, if you play passed the first 30 minutes in every game and start having some real competition against you. It's a rather big game (in length) that sucks you in (and not the other way around).

You are busted my friend.

You realize that he's assigned these, right? He doesn't choose to do them. See, the Escapist picks them, gives them to him to review, and he gets paid to attract us viewers.

Also, note that nowhere does he criticize the game for lack of playtime or insufficient challenges. He just thinks the Wiimote is shite. As should all rational people.

Suikun:
To be honest, I have to agree with Uncle Putte here... saying that a casual game sucks (especially a casual game about sports) is much akin to making fun of the mentally retarded kid in school. While your points may be valid in the sense that they lack what other games (humans) do here and there, it comes with the territory, and saying that it's terrible from a hard-core gamer's perspective is redundant!

(No offense meant to anyone and all that disclaimer crap)

Honestly, I don't like the Wii much myself. Aside from Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, I've not found much more than casual games to entertain myself with. Okay, Red Steel was pretty cool, admittedly, and anybody who complains that the controls for that were not absolutely perfect needs to remember that it was one of the first games out for the system, and they were still working things out. But I dislike it because it's not a hardcore-gamer system, and it doesn't have to be. It seems like that's the sole reason so many people are pissed off about the system; the fact that it doesn't cater to the same fanboy crowd it used to.

I quoted it before, and I'll quote again, "I guess it's better to be the king of Retard-Land than to try and continue to please the [insatiable fanboy crowd]."

He's not saying that casual games suck. As he admits in the review, everyone's always down for some mindless 'idiot' fun. Scathing namecalling aside, it's true. The main things he criticizes are the Wiimote's continued shortfalls and the strangeness of a dogfighting minigame in a sports simulator. So, while your analogy makes sense, I don't think that games which don't aim to please the hardcore crowd should receive better treatment just because they're not trying (Obviously, this analogy does not apply to humans, as mentally handicapped kids didn't choose to be vegetables).

Meh. I can see people disagreeing with his opinion, but there's no reason to call him out on a perceived bias when he's a critic. This is his job. And probably his only redeeming talent.

I kid, I kid.

BlueInkAlchemist:
We definitely need a good stealth game. We also need a stealth game that incorporates the picking of locks, tapping of phone lines, and investigation of evidence pointing to terrorist activity rather than solving an international crisis by shooting anybody in the area who isn't white directly in their non-Caucasian faces.

Sid Meier's Covert Action did this waaaaay back in the day but such things are too boring for most people who consider Halo the pinnacle of an immersive action experience.

" Halo the pinnacle of an immersive action experience" ROFL good one I can't believe I used to like those games give me summoner 1 or 2 any day of the week.may have been volitions first attempts at rpgs but damnn were they good if you can handle a few gameplay issues for stonking story and actual characters with depth instead of card-board cut outs.

Wow....... if Yahtzee's suggestions make it into a Wii mini-game collection, I'll stop my "I don't favor any system" mindset and run to the 360 and PS3. And I'd burn my Wii in a bonfire of all the shitty games on the damn thing.

Mmmm fruit

CuddlyCombine:

Lovesfool:
Hmmm... It doesn't seem like you really played the game much, did you Yahtzee. You just felt like you had to do a ZPR for Wii Sports Resort, but when you started playing you thought better of it after 10 minutes.

It's not the game of the century, but there is a lot more to it, if you play passed the first 30 minutes in every game and start having some real competition against you. It's a rather big game (in length) that sucks you in (and not the other way around).

You are busted my friend.

You realize that he's assigned these, right? He doesn't choose to do them. See, the Escapist picks them, gives them to him to review, and he gets paid to attract us viewers.

Also, note that nowhere does he criticize the game for lack of playtime or insufficient challenges. He just thinks the Wiimote is shite. As should all rational people.

Suikun:
To be honest, I have to agree with Uncle Putte here... saying that a casual game sucks (especially a casual game about sports) is much akin to making fun of the mentally retarded kid in school. While your points may be valid in the sense that they lack what other games (humans) do here and there, it comes with the territory, and saying that it's terrible from a hard-core gamer's perspective is redundant!

(No offense meant to anyone and all that disclaimer crap)

Honestly, I don't like the Wii much myself. Aside from Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, I've not found much more than casual games to entertain myself with. Okay, Red Steel was pretty cool, admittedly, and anybody who complains that the controls for that were not absolutely perfect needs to remember that it was one of the first games out for the system, and they were still working things out. But I dislike it because it's not a hardcore-gamer system, and it doesn't have to be. It seems like that's the sole reason so many people are pissed off about the system; the fact that it doesn't cater to the same fanboy crowd it used to.

I quoted it before, and I'll quote again, "I guess it's better to be the king of Retard-Land than to try and continue to please the [insatiable fanboy crowd]."

He's not saying that casual games suck. As he admits in the review, everyone's always down for some mindless 'idiot' fun. Scathing namecalling aside, it's true. The main things he criticizes are the Wiimote's continued shortfalls and the strangeness of a dogfighting minigame in a sports simulator. So, while your analogy makes sense, I don't think that games which don't aim to please the hardcore crowd should receive better treatment just because they're not trying (Obviously, this analogy does not apply to humans, as mentally handicapped kids didn't choose to be vegetables).

Meh. I can see people disagreeing with his opinion, but there's no reason to call him out on a perceived bias when he's a critic. This is his job. And probably his only redeeming talent.

I kid, I kid.

I know this reply is way too late to make any sense any more, but still, I could not let it go.

I don't have a problem with Zero Punctuation. Actually, although I am sure that was not the intent at all, most of the times I agree with the review and think it is pretty fair (sarcasm included and all). Once you get comfy with the lingo, you can really draw a conclussion on every game mentioned.

That is why I don't think he actually spent too much time on the game, because otherwise he would have got to the point where single player becomes way too hard for a casual gamer. As casual games go, perhaps that is the true barrier in the game, which may allienate the people accustomed to playing Wii Sports or Wii Fit. Wii Sports Resort is HARD.

Lovesfool:
I know this reply is way too late to make any sense any more, but still, I could not let it go.

I don't have a problem with Zero Punctuation. Actually, although I am sure that was not the intent at all, most of the times I agree with the review and think it is pretty fair (sarcasm included and all). Once you get comfy with the lingo, you can really draw a conclussion on every game mentioned.

That is why I don't think he actually spent too much time on the game, because otherwise he would have got to the point where single player becomes way too hard for a casual gamer. As casual games go, perhaps that is the true barrier in the game, which may allienate the people accustomed to playing Wii Sports or Wii Fit. Wii Sports Resort is HARD.

That's to be assumed with this sort of thing, though. When you've got a sandbox game which revolves around you completing the same task again and again at increasing levels of difficulty, it almost always gets past the threshold of "twitch-gamer" difficulty.

I don't think Yahtzee can really tell people their opinion is wrong because some people aren't that bothered by certain things you are. For instance, he mentioned in his Assasins review that the ending was shitty because there were too many dudes to murder. I played it, and although I noticed this, it didn't really bother me because it was so awesome to do the non-lethal counter on some rent-a-cop guard then stride over and finish him with the hidden blade.

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