Zero Punctuation: Dark Void

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LornMind:
Yeah...I wasn't too hot on Dark Void, and now I know I won't play it at all. Jetpacks sound fun though.

Aye I reckon. But still, I could always play Soldat or Tribes or hey I know, Jetpack :D

The only thing I can think of that's worse than the game is that Brad Pitt wants to make a movie based on it.

Hey, home come I keep getting this Zero Punctuation advertisement video rather than the review?

didn't Yahtzee say he would review dante's inferno

remember in the darksiders review.

"darksiders, bayonetta, dante's inferno, and god of war III
god of war clone, god of war clone, god of war clone, god of war."

"Too Human" was the worst game he reviewed? What happened to "Sonic Unleashed"?

TheFinalBandit:
didn't Yahtzee say he would review dante's inferno...

The game's not out until next week, unless the Bizarro World release dates came back for Australia and they're getting it before we are.

CD-R:

Funny how people keep bringing up Crimson Skies. This game was actually made by former members of FASA Studios the guys who made Crimson Skies the High Road to Revenge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airtight_Games

Crimson Skies was a great game and a great X-Box live game. But according to Wikipedia it wasn't a best seller. FASA could have easily made a sequel and turned it into a franchise on par with Call of Duty or Halo. I think they should hand Airtight Gsmes the Crimson Skies License and let them redeem themselves.

While the Xbox Crimson skies: HRTR had great music, graphics, exploration etc, If you've ever played the first Crimson skies on the PC then you'd be GLAD these guys didn't make any more CS games. There was so much more to the PC game that fell by the wayside, such as airships gradually burning up and falling apart as they hit the ground or sea (and actually staying there), plane customisation, better all round plane handling, no stupid mechanical worms and the like, trinkets you collect from missions and newspaper cuttings of your deeds, instant action, bots in multiplayer, varied weapons (70 cal guns mmm) etc etc and on and on and on.

My point is that.... well, essentially I'm saying that Crimson skies on the PC is the greatest arcade flight game EVER made, and the xbox one is merely passably good by comparison.

And Yahtzee, Crimson Skies has NOTHING to do with alternate WW2, being set in 1937. You're probably thinking of turning point: fall of liberty or whatever it was called.

Too Human < Sonic Unleashed? Seriously??? Wow. Anyways, interesting review. Sounds pretty cool actually, but I'm probably not gonna buy it.

That was actually the funniest ZP I've seen in a while, I rarely laugh at them anymore but this tickled me in all the right places.

I never had any interest in this game but the review was... interesting if a little inconclusive. Looks worth a rent when I have fuck all else to do through the summer anyway, if just to try out this crazy jetpack combat.

Yahtzee Croshaw:
Dark Void

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Dark Void.

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Heh, that last part, "down, up then down again, like an Alzheimer's patient" was just the kind of mean-spirited humor that makes me chuckle. Good show, Yahtzee!

Is the player character also cross-eyed?

Because that's the only way I can think of for why his helmet would be like that.

somehow I thought this week would be Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, but on retrospect I had absolutely zero logical basis for that. even if it's in the works, we probably still have a few weeks to go, what with the sudden bombardment of big names. I hope he does plan to do it, though; it seems like Climax got the point that they shouldn't be messily emulating an established style, and now that they're sort of doing their own thing, the result is surprisingly solid, even if the whole psychological-tailoring aspect was far less than it was made out to be (and even if the running segments were sort of horrendous.)

I don't have a lot to say about this episode, having never played Dark Void myself, but yeah it was cool too.

atomicmrpelly:
I've started tuning in to ZP just to find out how many people will try to pretend they've watched it and get put on probation!

This was a confusing one, some of the things he criticised actually sounded pretty cool and he seemed to go back and forth between liking it and disliking it!

That was the point, he was saying it has very good parts, very bad parts, and in-between parts, and that makes it hard to judge.

Kanazuchi:
"Too Human" was the worst game he reviewed? What happened to "Sonic Unleashed"?

He said the 2D parts were good, mostly, but the awful stuff outweighed the good stuff.

I should have said this three weeks ago when I was thinking it, but, bravo! a return to form! the late November/December/early January/whenever stuff didn't seem that good but Yahtzee is back on the proverbial horse and looking it in the mouth... or something.

Also wow, he wasn't kidding, he made it wider. I'm all for more resolution but, if I may so say so, I'd rather in not all be in the x axis, but that's me, I like 4:3 more than 16:9 (and would someone tell monitor companies to quit it with 16:10 already please?!).

I'm wondering if that "alternate Napoleonic age with war fought on the backs of pterodactyls" was just a test by Yahtzee to see how many book nerds he could rope in with that comment.

Counter starts at 1.

Meh bioshock is worse than too human.... at least too human was trying something different and failed instead of being ultra safe and boring because it was so easy.........

"different."

doh ho ho ho.

nice try, chief.

the part from too human and the christmas tree LMAO!!

wait so the game ends before you beat the last boss?????? wut........

Crazy_Bird:
So too Human is supposed to be Yahtzee's worst game he reviewed?

Interesting I thought there were a lot worse games he did but yeah Too Human is incredibly badly made.

He has never played the DS version of Guilty Gear.

I heard that Dark Void, like Bionic Commando, was based on a classic game, remade into a more mordern, "hardcore" game. Actually, as it turns out, I mistook the "boxart" for the "classic" game as being an actual NES/Commodore 64 game, when it actuality, it was just made up for the DSiWare tie-in, Dark Void Zero.

I guess their thought was, since the remade Bionic Commando was more well-received than the newer "hardcore" one, they might as well get Capcom to make something similar for Dark Void, so that just in case the actual game sucks, there's the chance that the tie-in game will be better.

Does Yahtzee have a DSi? Maybe he could review it, or some games on it along with Dark Void Zero.

Damn, first what, five people all suspended? And shockingly, none of them said 'first'...

that out of the way, I've gotta ask: was that a very tentative, veeeeeeery hesitant recommendation there? I mean, you didn't totally destroy it, and you presented some very nice points... still, great video, even if the moral gets a little confusing.

And really, Too Human was the worst game you've ever played evar?? huh. I thought that honor would have gone to Turok, seeing as how you spent that entire review saying Turok was a frankenstein monster of the worst aspects of the FPS genre. but then again, if there's one thing I hate it's 3rd person shooters, so Too Human would probably take my vote too.

ZippyDSMlee:
Meh bioshock is worse than too human.... at least too human was trying something different and failed instead of being ultra safe and boring because it was so easy.........

hey, I'll take 'too easy' over 'too hard' any day. at least then I can beat the last boss and feel like I got something out of my purchase, as opposed to feeling that the game has beaten me.

Stop laughing, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga. One day...

HentMas:
All i could think of trough the video was about "the rocketeer" game for the ness based on the movie based on the comic (yeah, i know) *google search*

here

it was really fun to play, weird it wasnt mentioned on the vid... or is it too old to be remembered??

I hope it's not too old to be remembered, though I am disappointed that it took a hundred posts to get mentioned in the forums.
Throughout the video, I was essentially thinking "Interplanetary Rocketeer". Sounds like it would be worth a go; I used to play Aerofighters Assault for the N64 as a flight sim more than a dogfighter, the physics were so good.

^^ great episode. I think i puked a little it was so funny.

Anyone having a weird issue with this video? Instead of taking me to the Dark Void review, it takes me to some damn 5:25 ad spam-fest for other Escapist-related stuff. =P

My mindless sheeperson brain is confused. Do I get it or not?

Too Human is the worst game Yahtzee's reviewed? Odd, I thought that "prize" would've gone to either Wet (which he declared in an interview to be a conglomeration of pretty much everything he hates in games) or Sonic Unleashed (which probably had the most sheer vitriol of any review I've seen from him)

it was just an aside, you guys. I don't think he has some excruciating scientific process for ranking his reviewed games best to worst.

J-Alfred:

ZippyDSMlee:
Meh bioshock is worse than too human.... at least too human was trying something different and failed instead of being ultra safe and boring because it was so easy.........

hey, I'll take 'too easy' over 'too hard' any day. at least then I can beat the last boss and feel like I got something out of my purchase, as opposed to feeling that the game has beaten me.

Stop laughing, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga. One day...

Well.... if you built it decently then have the whole easy=normal/normal=hard,hard=hell, just make a very easy mode where all caps are doubled and maybe remove penalties...but not rape the every living hell out of the default setup...... ><

Here is my rant for BS FYI
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.173063-Bioshock-yet-another-zippy-rant

this was great =D
and really he did bring up great points in review
I mean, in many aspects the game just looks...well meh
but then they did bring the jet pack, and if that can be utilized to its entirety in gameplay (most gameplay videos of non-air combat the player isn't using the jet pack at all really and just doing zzz cover shooting)

blakfayt:

Warachia:
pretty good yahtzee, shame that the game was way to short, i've seen other games like that, and when are you going to review mass effect 2 if at all?

While I can't speak in officially for Yahtzee I can say that he lives in Austraila, and it takes FOREVER for a game to get there, so maybe in about four months, after the australian government has beaten all the blood and sex out of it.

Mass Effect 2 came out here in Australia Jan. 28th with no modifications to it whatsoever. Ive been playing the shit outta it! I expect Yahtzee to 'review' ME2 next week. He will probably rip on the planet scanning mini-game a lot and maybe even accuse the main story for being 'safe'.

VaporFox:
Anyone having a weird issue with this video? Instead of taking me to the Dark Void review, it takes me to some damn 5:25 ad spam-fest for other Escapist-related stuff. =P

Yeah it's doing that to me to. It's actually doing it to all other Escapist stuff like Unskippable. It's really frustrating.

Requisite anal-retentiveness:

Scurvy is not contagious.

That is all.

Well, heres one for our "'Inspiratio'-O-Meter:"

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Wow, I guess even a jetpack can't save an incomplete game.

Is it just me, or did that look like the bacon flow chart at 3:31?

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