Zero Punctuation: Scribblenauts

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I'd like to thank everyone who bought a DS and it's shovelware for bringing down gaming a notch and ruining what used to be a great Nintendo

I really enjoyed this one, nice job!

I think this is one of your best. Why? Because this one made me burst out laughing when you talked about the movement of the character. Another example of my enjoyment would be in the Army of Two review.

not heard of this game before now
but despite a negative review i want to buy it now lol
though i can imagine it gets boring quickly i live the idea of spawning random objects, despite the bugs that may come with it
the movement sounds pretty frustrating though

This is just another one of the reviews that makes me go.. bwah.

It started for sure back at Ghostbusters, when the major gripe was "YOU HAVE TO GHOSTBUST" and spiraled from there seemingly every other week. I know there's weekly deadlines now, etc but when you have to grab and pick at points of the game that aren't all that bad at all.. people only agree because it's funny. Meh.

I always thought Cthulhu was pronounced Klul-hloo. While we're on the topic of death machines with retarded names, how was Chzo pronounced? Also, if you wait sleeping, how can you find the time to play Scribblenauts? This post has way to many red squiggles.

This is a pretty harsh review, but then I always keep in mind that what I call sandbox fun, Yahtzee often calls bland.

I found the game fun, to a degree.

It's one of those games that is perfect for the DS: You whip it out, play a level or two while waiting for your train/station, then put it away with no reason to continue playing until the next time you're sitting around with nothing to do.

If you're playing it for more than an hour at a time, you're not doing it right - it's like Katamari Damacy, or Lumines.

Indiscrimi:
Did anyone else notice that Yahtzee misspelled Kalishnikov? And then he complained that the game didn't recognize it. I don't have the game myself, so I don't know if spelling it correctly makes a difference, but I'm just saying, check a dictionary before you criticize.

Kalishnikov is a brand name, therefore won't be used

Hell, "Jetski" doesn't work for the same reason.

Vicioussama:
So since I'm tired as hell, someone wanna tell me what the joke is with

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh yahtzee r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

lol

Also, awesome review, I really wasn't expecting this game to be that good tbh. I don't expect anything decent from the DS (and yet tardos think it's better than the PSP lol, at least I can use that as a pure MP3 and pretend I'm not a social reject playing video games in public) :P

Oh ya, PSP has far more better games (it just could use a second analog stick to really make all games and their controls far better)

"In the house of R'lyeth Yahtzee lies dreaming" - roughly

Ha ha, Cthulhu was the first thing I spawned.

And so true about not being able to think of anything when you can think of whatever you want. It's frustrating for a slow individual like myself. >__>

Great review. I totally died on the remark about kids with no legs licking buttocks sweat off park benches for nourishment, I could never conjure up such a notion if my life depended on it. XD

After buying Drawn to Life and playing it a total of one time, I'm even less inclined to give this one a try (At the very least, Drawn to Life only cost me $7.00 from a clearance shelf).

Techni:
I'd like to thank everyone who bought a DS and it's shovelware for bringing down gaming a notch and ruining what used to be a great Nintendo

I'd like to thank you for Shutting the hell up.

The DS is a great system, just because you're a twitchy, ritalin popping halo douchebag, doesn't mean that a console you don't play with is worthless.

Running around with no legs? How is that possible?

Captain Pancake:
It seems a moot point saying a DS game is bad, seeing as most of the people who have DS's are little brothers and geriartrics who can't remember what 2+2 equals.

equals what?

I'm not sure how to phrase this, but...

I never, never, ever expected to see furry fandom and objectivism sexuality mentioned in the same sentence, let alone in a Yahtzee review.

Just thought I'd make that known, and whatnot...

Hahaha, great review. And I also did that in Doom3.

pretty brutal last line. hilarious as always

Reeper0278:
I think this is one of your best. Why? Because this one made me burst out laughing when you talked about the movement of the character. Another example of my enjoyment would be in the Army of Two review.

On the other hand, I didn't find that part extremely funny because it is such an obvious criticism. I bet that Yahtzee at some point did find an obscure way to solve a puzzle and was happy it worked. Although that is true in many games.

I know yatzee hates main stream games but I died a little inside when he didnt review ODST.

Why not review a GOOD DS game jerk facw!!??/

This is one of my favorite episodes ever. I thought that it was too bad the game didn't live up to the hype on first thought. Yahtzee makes the disappointment of a bad game easier to swallow.

I like how there is 3 different words for something called a zonkey
but not for big rock
you can also use gynecologist

I doubt that it's so much Yahtzee's lack of imagination which caused him to use the same stuff over and over, but rather the design of the game itself. Note that in the beginning of the review, Yahtzee comments on how the stars are always put in arbitrary and eventually generic locations. The problem with Scribblenauts is the fact that it is designed by creators who more or less have an idea of how the players will do to obtain a star. You can be Van Gough, but in the end you're still going to end up with stars; and there are only a number of ways of how a star can be reached if it was put on top of a tree. Most here have complained about how the game doesn't live up to the hype. I'm going to take a shot in the dark and guess that the "hype" is really due to the fact that people were told they can type anything - anything their imagination allows them to - to complete the game. The disappointment comes down to where the level designers are the ones who set the obstacles and as with every game, there are only a number of ways to complete the obstacles; most of which the developers were already aware of. In other words, the game is very limited after all.

The only possible way to make Scribblenauts better is by adding user-made content. I don't think that's out there so far and I doubt that it will be. Scribblenauts probably still has high replayability values, though; and I wish that Yahtzee commented on that.

IrirshTerrorist:
Am I a total idiot for thinking this game might be worth buying... (please don't give a jackass response)

Of course you are. Thinking for yourself is a bad thing.

not geting that game + I don't have a ds
(wonder when your doing odst)

Maybe...maybe I won't get this game now...wow it looked fun to =C

TheRealCJ:

Indiscrimi:
Did anyone else notice that Yahtzee misspelled Kalishnikov? And then he complained that the game didn't recognize it. I don't have the game myself, so I don't know if spelling it correctly makes a difference, but I'm just saying, check a dictionary before you criticize.

Kalishnikov is a brand name, therefore won't be used

Hell, "Jetski" doesn't work for the same reason.

Kalishnikov isn't a brand name. The Avtomat Kalishnikova 1947 is so ubiquitous that there is a legal argument for it being public domain. It isn't legally possible for anyone to own the name.

Very nice!

One of the first Zero Punctuation that have actually made me laugh!

I don't know what you did, but keep it up.

Love all the Lovecraft references in this video and in Scribblenauts. Keep up the good work.

Great, entertaining review as always, but...wow. That was downright scathing! I really thought Yahtze (Yhatze? [Yaghtzbe? (dice game)]) was going to like Scribblenauts. Even WITH shitty controls. That was a total 180 from my expectations.

I mean, I realize he's just pointing out the concept of "choice paralysis," where a player is given too many options and thus does nothing, but flaws aside, this is still one of the more innovative games of the past year. Certainly better than those two open world games he was going on about earlier in the summer with that art competition thingy, at least. Right?

He can hate it if he wants, whatever. Side scrolling puzzlers aren't for everyone. And he's at his best when he's hatin' anyway. But I at least expected some kind of concession. Some kind of "I think this game sucks, but". Lord knows he's done it before. I KNOW he's aware of when a game he doesn't like has done something important or of value. Unless he doesn't believe putting this much effort into a game has any value? He did mock them for trying too hard, so maybe that's true..

This is the first review that seriously made me laugh out loud in a while.

Captain Pancake:
It seems a moot point saying a DS game is bad, seeing as most of the people who have DS's are little brothers and geriartrics who can't remember what 2+2 equals.

I have a DS. I also happened to be an honors student. I also happen to love my ds.

Holy crap, whats with all the DS hate in this thread? Seriously.

On the review; yeah, can't say I disagree with any of his points. Mind you, I'm still having fun with the game, but my opinion has gone down from "best game ever!' to "a rather fun little timekiller"
The control issues aren't that ad once you get used to them. Learning to tap where you want him to go rather than just drag in a general direction is a big step.

I don't like this review. You don't hate the game so much as you hate the developers, and I have no idea why.

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