Zero Punctuation: Tales of Monkey Island

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why does the first twelve comenters for zp get put on probation

brilliant i love it i still have the old amigas and monkey island

Irish laddie here. You sound like my "Trying too hard to be Irish"- Americans-of-irish-decent who live in town.

Lovely review.

avelmen1889:
why does the first twelve comenters for zp get put on probation

I'm always afraid to be one of the first posters...

oh shiver me shamerocks, I gaurente none of us irish say that, it was fuuny though, and the protestant jokes were hilarious, can you do a spin-off show, irish punctuation were you speak entirely in an irish accent, cheers mate, now I'm off to beat me wife and think about potatoes

Extra XP was gained by the mention of Deluxe Paint.

Nice work.

Nice accent. Reminds me of your hilarious South African Accent.

Sorry if this has already been mentioned but, did Yahtzee not realize there were two Monkey Island games released after MI2 before these new ones starting coming out?

I registered to write this.

I enjoy your stuff ZP, but the oirish wife beating protestant killing thing you came out with this week was dire, unoriginal and quite frankly offensive.

This sectarian steryotyped drivel you spewed today owed more to you stealing crap ideas from things like family guy and the shite 'leprechaun' movies than anything even approaching wit or orignal humour which you are supposed to be renowned for.

I could lecture you on this but i won't.

To be honest im just disapointed, your a funny, witty and original guy but this week for some reason you just decided to give yourself a brain fart and rely on the lowest common demoninator type of humour to piss away this weeks review.

Any genuine Irish people who has vindicated or made excuses for this particular review quite frankly deserves a bloody slap.

I'll be back next week to see your next review, and like 99% of the rest of your stuff im sure i'll enjoy it, but seriously... and i mean this criticism in the most constructive way possible, your good enough not to need to rely on cliche'd steryotyped shite to get the message across.

After looking at this review all i can honestly say is 'Your better than this'

Kinda weak review.. it didn't really sound like his heart was in it...I hope wolfenstien rev's up the hate ^^

dunnace:

williebaz:
keep reviewing all these minor XBLA games.

It's a PC game. And a Wii game. Well, more a cruel taunting joke to the Wii, trying to play it on the Wii is akin to playing Half Life 2 on a laptop, technically it's going to work, but you won't enjoy it and the experience will be forever ruined for you.

Until you own basically any laptop that has a 500 dollar price point or higher in which case you'll be playing HL2 at full specs.

I was astounded at the fact that HL2 can run on my laptop in its full sexy glory.

At any rate I loved the review and I thought the accent and domestic abuse jokes were hilarious (but when aren't they).

Rofl, how can you even be arsed to get offended by his comical interpretation of the irish? Oh boo-hoo, morals morals, guilt-trip, you're better than this.

Sod off, you fairies.

Wow that Irish accent was terrible, I love how Yahtzee kept lapsing into his English accent it was genius. I look forward to more offensive and terrible impressions in future reviews. With luck he'll cycle through national stereotypes for maximum hilarity. :D

Gift.

PS I can't believe how many people rose to the bait!

To be fair to the makers of "Tales of Monkey Island" it should be mentioned "Monkey Island II" was NOT the end. In fact it had two sequels: "The Curse of Monkey Island" (1997) and "Escape from Monkey Island" (2000). So they had written an out from the ending of "Monkey Island II" in "The Curse of Monkey Island".

xqxm:
Rofl, how can you even be arsed to get offended by his comical interpretation of the irish? Oh boo-hoo, morals morals, guilt-trip, you're better than this.

Sod off, you fairies.

Because it was unoriginal and shite you muppet.

Try reading the entire post.

chiefohara:

xqxm:
Rofl, how can you even be arsed to get offended by his comical interpretation of the irish? Oh boo-hoo, morals morals, guilt-trip, you're better than this.

Sod off, you fairies.

Because it was unoriginal and shite you muppet.

Try reading the entire post.

Which he addressed in the video himself.

Great Video, I loved the Irish accent (i must remember to show my irish friend this!).

I also enjoyed how your shaking things up with your previous reviews of older games :).

Also i was wondering have you reviewed any games on handhelds, i wouldn't mind seeing afew of them.

ohgodalex:

Vanguard_Ex:
Good review, but am I the only one who thinks that Irish accent was just terrible? xD

Seeing as Yahtzee himself admitted how terrible it was, it's safe to say that you aren't.

OT: This review convinced me to purchase Monkey Island sometime soon. Is this wrong?

I guess so. And no, I don't think so. I've been tempted to buy games after one of Yahtzee's reviews (or rather criticisms) before.

So Yahtzee, you hold up SH2 as one of the pinnacles of Storytelling in games, what other games do you hold up as examples of the other pillars of gaming?

Also, this may be a rather long response for you to make, but you might enjoy making an Extra Punctuation out of it, so; What makes a game good? What would your perfect game be? Etc.

worst irish accent ever! thats alot of probations (please try to work on the accent lol)

I don't get it. He hates sequels, but Silent Hill 2 (a sequel) is practically his favorite game. Can anyone explain that?

An aweful yet funny Irish accent. Sectarian jokes kept me interested!

Awesome review! Also enjoyed the accent muchly!

Ok..um....
Usually even if he talks fast I can understand what he's saying by concentrating a bit, going back and re-listening to a part of the review that particularly sounded like he was gargling sawdust into the microphone but in this case I'd have to say that he talks even faster than he usually does and it made it even more incomprehensible than it usually is, especially when he does the fake Irish accent (If it's scottish, I don't care! He's wearing a leprechaun hat and that's Irish as far as I can remember). DUDE, SLOW DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT!

Iknowtalkinglikethisissupposedtobepartoftheideaofzeropunctuation
butwhenyougolikethisevenfasterthanyouusuallydoitjustmakeslistening
toyourreviews/opinionsapainintherear.
Stoptalkinglikeyourinahurrytogototherestroom!

All I really got from this is that you don't like a new version of Monkey Island. You love the old Monkey Island games, shame on the developers for trying to resurface a game that concluded with (what I suppose) is the death of Guybrush, the new game has elements that are unnecessary.

What the specifics were....I couldn't tell you.

Sylocat:
Am I the only one who couldn't understand a word of what he was saying in the accent? Someone post a transcript.

Nope I had a hard time understanding it as well, still a good review although I am looking forward to him reviewing batman arkham asylum perhaps this will be the first decent batman game.

While I disagree with the Monkey Island review (you forgot that one of the original developers of the Monkey Island series is now working for Telltale), the Irish accent and the actual criticsm of the gameplay was spot-on. Telltale's games are formulaic, which isn't bad per se, but not very good either.

Mmm. Well, I was a little impressed he tried to do it sans bias- something I couldn't have done. Even so, I would like to reiterate what SilentScope said- most of the original MI team is now employed by TellTale, so it's not fanboys that made it.

It just seems that way.

Snark aside, I'm actually curious to see if he'll do Sam & Max for a comparison, or if he'll just move on.

bodyklok:
Worse. Irish accent. Evar.

I could barely understand what you were saying half the time.

Hey, it was better than brad pitt in Snatch!

frankenpimp:

avelmen1889:
why does the first twelve comenters for zp get put on probation

I'm always afraid to be one of the first posters...

Here's a tip. Watch the review before posting, state the reasons why you like it or not, and you should be fine. The first twelve posters were either people who wrote "First!" or something to that effect, or they commented on the review before it was logically possible to do so (in other words, all 12 comments were placed before the five minutes it would take to actually watch the review). Anyway, I digress...

As for the actual review, it was enjoyable. The fake accent had its moments (i.e., "Shiver me Shamrocks, though that could have been shillelaghs), but at times I could not understand what was said in that voice. I honestly had no idea that there were that many Monkey Island games in the first place. Having said that, I would probably have to play the original games as well as these "shameful" sequels in order to see the true points in the review.

EDIT: Upon seeing your registration date, I apologize for that first paragraph.

I was hoping for Arkham Asylum to be reviewed. He should do that one like scarecrow, interviewing himself.

HAHA funny stuff, im Irish and i have to say it was an awful accent but great to listen to =D

What would really be offensive is if he did an Australian accent considering he lives there and would probably get fired from the magazine/website =P

chiefohara:
I registered to write this.

I enjoy your stuff ZP, but the oirish wife beating protestant killing thing you came out with this week was dire, unoriginal and quite frankly offensive.

This sectarian steryotyped drivel you spewed today owed more to you stealing crap ideas from things like family guy and the shite 'leprechaun' movies than anything even approaching wit or orignal humour which you are supposed to be renowned for.

I could lecture you on this but i won't.

To be honest im just disapointed, your a funny, witty and original guy but this week for some reason you just decided to give yourself a brain fart and rely on the lowest common demoninator type of humour to piss away this weeks review.

Any genuine Irish people who has vindicated or made excuses for this particular review quite frankly deserves a bloody slap.

I'll be back next week to see your next review, and like 99% of the rest of your stuff im sure i'll enjoy it, but seriously... and i mean this criticism in the most constructive way possible, your good enough not to need to rely on cliche'd steryotyped shite to get the message across.

After looking at this review all i can honestly say is 'Your better than this'

If you cant laugh at yourself then you do not have the right to mock others in the future, im Irish and laughed all the way through im also a Wii player and laugh at all the jokes he makes on Wii Sports Resort or Mario Galaxy.

Great Vid

First!!1
I mean..uh..
I was half-hoping he would review Arkham Asylum, like the naive prick I am. But the oIrish accent made the whole thing worth it.

what was with all the probation hits?

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