Zero Punctuation: Batman Arkham Asylum

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I didn't like the demo and I trust my instincts. But so many people can't be wrong, can they? I mean, even Yahtzee likes it. I'll wait for it to drop in the bargain bin. I've got too many other games to play anyway.

Yay he gave it a good review! It truly is a great game if you haven't played it already. I didn't mind the size of the cape or the running. The boss fights were a little on the weak side, but I can't imagine them being more realistic without being impossible. It's not like Batman can fight hand to hand with Killer Croc. If you don't have the game yet, buy it now.

Pink_Pirate:
a bit disappointing to be honest really... not much fun watching yahtzee review a good game. Now dont get me wrong, it was a good review, but you cannot honestly believe anybody watches ZP because they actually care what yahtzee thinks? It's all about the dick jokes, which this review was severely lacking. I'd no sooner buy a games based of a ZP review than i would based of an IGN review. For very different reasons of course, but yahtzee takes the piss out of games because its funny, and very often just for the sake of doing it. i expected more than a couple of complaints about absolutely inconsequential gameplay elements.

that said, I eagerly await the next one.

Really? I think some people, not to mention names, actually watch Yahtzee to give reviews about a game they are thinking about buying.

See you say that it is not as fun when yahtzee praises a game because you want him to bash it. Which is fine. I enjoy the jokes that yahtzee gives and such, but there are some people on this forum who sit here and say "he bashed this game so it must not be good and so I won't play it" like the hypocrites most of them are.

I mean you either look to yahtzee as a a reviewer or you look at him for a pleasurable laugh poking fun at popular games and some not known about. People need to understand that they cannot have it both ways.

There are plenty of games Yahtzee has reviewed that he bashed and the games in question are actually good games, but people will say "Yahtzee hated it so I will too." Yahtzee only bashes the game because that is in his job description. Even he has said many of times "people hate it when I praise games so I mostly just bash it. Besides, you should not let my opinion alone to conform you to make choices. That, in essence, is the retard of retards."

That is the only think that urks me about his fanbase. Some are so hypocritical that if he recommends a game like Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is a really good game and the flaws are minor (what game doesn't have a flaw or two?), they say he is nuts and off his rocker, but they praise him and take his word like the word of God if he bashes a game to death.

I don't know if you are like me, but I watch Yahtzee for entertainment and poke fun at the things. I don't take his word as law and I still bought many of the games he said were "so bad" according to his fanbase and most of them are really good.

I gotta admit I was backing Yahtzee 200% until he mentioned that comic book literature isn't that good. Ill admit that 50% of the comics sales are attributed to their art but you cant sell half a product. If you read any series worth its salt, you'll know that comic book writing is some of the best written word left on this planet. By that I mean don't compare the early Spiderman comics with The Dark Knight by Frank Miller.

Awesome!! It was worth waiting for :D considering that the last ZP was great with rhymes and all, that's amazing that this still makes me so exicited XD

Well the review was once again awesome and he did mention everything...perfect review actually...nuff said

I find it funny that some people give scores for this review in the form of 10/10 or in %, considering that Yahtzee clears despises such a grading system.

After all, its not like a game really takes a graded exam of 100 questions before being reviewed. Perhaps games and consoles should take exams before they are made (*glares at Wii again*), but for reviews, numbers are abstract and its stupid to try to quantify something as subjective as gaming.

If Yahtzee did a review of a JRPG with numbered scoring (e.g. Final Fantasy 7... Just an example, I am not asking for a review) then I bet half the JRPG fans would pass out and crash their cars (if they managed to check the internet while driving).

Anyway, back on topic: this Batman game will definitely be on my steam download list once I top up my virtual credit card :D

OH well. I guess this one was a bit funnier, though that's not saying much. I used to take his good reviews seriously, but Yahtzee hasn't sold me on AA (and it's not the game itself either). I remember my friend introducing me to his Bioshock review a couple of years ago, and I remember buying the game because of his review. Same with his review on Psyconauts and The Orange Box (although I had already planned on getting it. Dont get me wrong, his reviews are still funny (though not as funny as his past ones), they just seem to be the same ting, over and over and over again.

James Cassidy:

Pink_Pirate:
a bit disappointing to be honest really... not much fun watching yahtzee review a good game. Now dont get me wrong, it was a good review, but you cannot honestly believe anybody watches ZP because they actually care what yahtzee thinks? It's all about the dick jokes, which this review was severely lacking. I'd no sooner buy a games based of a ZP review than i would based of an IGN review. For very different reasons of course, but yahtzee takes the piss out of games because its funny, and very often just for the sake of doing it. i expected more than a couple of complaints about absolutely inconsequential gameplay elements.

that said, I eagerly await the next one.

Really? I think some people, not to mention names, actually watch Yahtzee to give reviews about a game they are thinking about buying.

See you say that it is not as fun when yahtzee praises a game because you want him to bash it. Which is fine. I enjoy the jokes that yahtzee gives and such, but there are some people on this forum who sit here and say "he bashed this game so it must not be good and so I won't play it" like the hypocrites most of them are.

I mean you either look to yahtzee as a a reviewer or you look at him for a pleasurable laugh poking fun at popular games and some not known about. People need to understand that they cannot have it both ways.

There are plenty of games Yahtzee has reviewed that he bashed and the games in question are actually good games, but people will say "Yahtzee hated it so I will too." Yahtzee only bashes the game because that is in his job description. Even he has said many of times "people hate it when I praise games so I mostly just bash it. Besides, you should not let my opinion alone to conform you to make choices. That, in essence, is the retard of retards."

That is the only think that urks me about his fanbase. Some are so hypocritical that if he recommends a game like Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is a really good game and the flaws are minor (what game doesn't have a flaw or two?), they say he is nuts and off his rocker, but they praise him and take his word like the word of God if he bashes a game to death.

I don't know if you are like me, but I watch Yahtzee for entertainment and poke fun at the things. I don't take his word as law and I still bought many of the games he said were "so bad" according to his fanbase and most of them are really good.

Hmn yeah i watch yahtzee for the lols, but its not just about bashing games, its just the over all humor, and the before mentioned dick jokes. He's dont a couple of positive reviews which where funny as hell, you dont need to hate a game to make fun of it.
IŽ've played some games yahtzee bashed, eve online being one of them, and i completely agree with his review of the game, and so do most eve players tbh. Of course I play it because it has a depth and community to it that you can only really appreciate if you play it regularly, (im not talking hours/day here, i mean over all playtime).
Of course when you get funny people you get idiots who worship them, just the way of the world. I dont care if people take his word as that of god or not.
TBH I watch ZP for fun, not for a review, which is why this was a bit disappointing, since it was a serious review. now dont get me wrong i would actually love to read/watch serious reviews by yahtzee, but ZP always has and should be just for the lol's.

Spirultima:
He is right, the gameplay is quite basic, and the enemies look good and are better characterised then then even batman. Also i also didn't like the fight with killer croc, i was hoping i would go King Kong and break his jaw in half.

I have to agree the only part of the game that even felt like a boss fight was when you fought bane but when you do the same thing again to some no name villaian for the umptenthe time it lost all it's magic. Even though killer Croc also has the imeanse Super Stregth thing going for him an actual fight againsit him would have been more stasfing then the whole sequnce that made it in the game. But on the bright side at least it wasen't the same as the Bane fight.

Other then that great game

Ok review. Great game!

Lord Thodin:
If you read any series worth its salt, you'll know that comic book writing is some of the best written word left on this planet.

I'm sorry but how much contemporary fiction do you read? I mean come on.

Personally I loved the boss battle with Killer Croc it was really atmospheric and clever.

Heheh I'm impressed - I finished it off the other day and I was very interested to see how Yahtzee would handle a game that had so few flaws and was just overall great fun.

All the flaws he brought up were completely true but if you haven't played the game rest assured the only REAL annoyance is the bat vision - you spend 90% of the game using it which does cheapen the games graphics a little.

Oh and I liked the killer croc fight, it was quite scary but pretty much only because I was expecting him to jump out and me have to fight him at some point.

The Bat-vision was classic. I wish Yahtzee had commented on Batman's muscles and overall size. It felt like they stole his 3D model from a Madden game.
Glad to see a Yahtzee liked it though. ZP's approval is the ultimate prize a game can get and only few titles like Psychonauts, Portal, Thief 2 or Painkiller have earned it.

I've been waiting for this review. Rented the game last weekend so I could view it with both worlds. Apparently we have the same gripes over the game.

Oh, and to answer your riddle at the end of the credits, they use a blacklight.

MK_Red:
The Bat-vision was classic. I wish Yahtzee had commented on Batman's muscles and overall size. It felt like they stole his 3D model from a Madden game.
Glad to see a Yahtzee liked it though. ZP's approval is the ultimate prize a game can get and only few titles like Psychonauts, Portal, Thief 2 or Painkiller have earned it.

What about games like HAWX, Bioshock, arguably Trine, and a good few others I can't name at this second?

Its a nice game that's to easy and everything feels automated to the point you can play it with one hand.

I can't stop laughing at the 'roided-up imps.

Ah jeez, I was laughing so hard, some soda just came out of my noes!! Well, it was damn worth it!

I'm not going to lie I played through a lot of the game in detective mode.

I think to get batman during the day they use the batphone...good review though got a few laughs as always

Ya know,ive been watching Yahtzee for so long,and this is the only review i 100% disagreed with. Batman is nothing we havent seen before and better......alot better. Still,nice one Yahtzee.

Great post, dead on the mark. Best video i've seen yet. Especially about the bosses being utterly disappointing.

Pink_Pirate:
a bit disappointing to be honest really... not much fun watching yahtzee review a good game. Now dont get me wrong, it was a good review, but you cannot honestly believe anybody watches ZP because they actually care what yahtzee thinks? It's all about the dick jokes, which this review was severely lacking. I'd no sooner buy a games based of a ZP review than i would based of an IGN review. For very different reasons of course, but yahtzee takes the piss out of games because its funny, and very often just for the sake of doing it. i expected more than a couple of complaints about absolutely inconsequential gameplay elements.

that said, I eagerly await the next one.

Not me... the reason I find his reviews so funny is that pretty much what he says is true.

Watching someone call something a heap of crap when it isn't is boring and needs no talent - there are plenty of people out there who do that and it gets old fast unless you have the mentality of a 12 year old.

this game is amazingly bad

Quickly Robin, get the Bat anti-shark spray!

I quite liked this game as well, but it does appears there's a vocal load of people yelling about how they didn't.

I'm really glad Yahtzee liked this game. I remember a new user on the Escapist once said that "Batman Arkham Asylum is just a casual game disguised as a hardcore game" (those might not have been his exact words but, that's pretty close to what he said) then he went on to praise Portal, Call of Duty 4, Saints Row 2 and some other games that Yahtzee praised in his reviews and then he went on to make some more of those annoying Halo bashing threads (he was a total Yahtzee fanboy). Nothing like that sweet smug feeling you get when someone who you don't like makes an ass of himself!

Batman Arkham Asylum looks great. The one thing that looks awkward in the game is how much space Batman take up on the screen. It's as if the developers were afraid that the graphics were horrible and they wanted to hide them. But, this game looks great and I'll definitely be picking this one up!

Sparcrypt:

Pink_Pirate:
a bit disappointing to be honest really... not much fun watching yahtzee review a good game. Now dont get me wrong, it was a good review, but you cannot honestly believe anybody watches ZP because they actually care what yahtzee thinks? It's all about the dick jokes, which this review was severely lacking. I'd no sooner buy a games based of a ZP review than i would based of an IGN review. For very different reasons of course, but yahtzee takes the piss out of games because its funny, and very often just for the sake of doing it. i expected more than a couple of complaints about absolutely inconsequential gameplay elements.

that said, I eagerly await the next one.

Not me... the reason I find his reviews so funny is that pretty much what he says is true.

Watching someone call something a heap of crap when it isn't is boring and needs no talent - there are plenty of people out there who do that and it gets old fast unless you have the mentality of a 12 year old.

fair enough, but i mostly just watch this for the dick jokes... im not saying he should bash it just for the sake of bashing it... just more dick jokes is all... i like dick jokes, they make me smile :)

yahtzee is a genius and this is one more of his great videos

oh good now i dont need to waste the $8 to rent the game, now i can just get it.

as an answer to the first credit ?: daytime? your f@#%ed

? #2: yes with stallone for batman

I know this will make me look like a nerdy wimp but...

The part where batman swoops down onto a mother kitten made me both cry from laughter and cry from sadness.

Good review better then the wolfenstienn Review. But still not my type of game. To much like sam Fisher.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/8/28/

Pretty much sums it up lol.

Jsnoopy:
haha http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g199/Justen23/1155953298038xk1.png
this should totally go with this review

AND VENTURE BROS IS COMING BACK!

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