Zero Punctuation: Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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Needed more spite.

That game was absolutely terrible. No fun at all.

Anti Nudist Cupcake:

hcig:

Anti Nudist Cupcake:
Didn't really tell me much about the game. Is it me or is he becoming increasingly harder to understand? Its like he talks faster after each review, if you could call it a review and not some series of puns that was meant to entertain people.

the funny thing is, last week everyone was complaining he was talking slower

WUUUUT?? lol. That's crazy talk, he never talks slow.

Noone said "slow", just "slower".

A super sonic jet going 80 miles an hour is still pretty damned fast. I can't run that fast, can you?

About the episode: I hoped for more bile, but he's right about the dust thingy, it's hard to navigate sometimes. And the fact that a ginormous duststorm is erected the second a feather hits the floor is not a lie...

diablomaki:
i will pay you to do a Zero Punctuation on the cheap porn videos under the name of "kill me with an axe please" they need a solid back hand ... to the face

Yeah, I'll get in on that too. Maybe we can get a pool going.

It feels very ignorant to call bad company 2`s destruction system a red faction rip off, it certainly did it better than the previouse red faction games ever did in the past and just because they make total building destruction which merely adds another phase to the destruction process that was already there he plainly calls it a red faction rip off.

Bek359:
My response to "realistic" (non-stealth) shooters:

1. Games aren't really supposed to be realistic. IT'S WHY YOU'RE PLAYING A GAME.

2. Having incredibly low health in a non-stealth game that is supposedly all about multiplayer just encourages too much cheap tactics and people working their level best to find game breakers, of which there are usually many, becausethedevelopersdon'tcareaboutbalanceImeandoubleshotguns,really-(long, increasingly unhinged tirade)

3. All the brown, utterly soulless levels/maps, I have no interest in. Let's see a shooter where you fight in the jungle or on the coastline (AND NOT D-DAY! THERE ARE ENOUGH WWII SHOOTERS ALREADY!) or somewhere colorful and different, for a change.

1: Couldn't agree more

2: Double shotguns only means you'll get a KDR of 1 =P the most OP weapon in MW2 is the ACR.

3: Play far cry 1 for the actual game, play far cry 2 for a free africa tour with lots of zebras you can run down. Or replay cliffhangar mission in MW2 over and over again x)

Couldn't help but feel "where's the punch line?" this episode...
Dunno, just none of the humour touched me.

theultimateend:

MR T3D:
he think its trying to be realistic, and reviews a very MP focused game.
...
...amusing in a cute, "this isn't the type of game you should review" way.

Is MP focused a PC way of saying "We suck at making video games"?

Just about anyone can make a multiplayer game that gets tons of players. There are facebook games that are just multiplayer with many times the players of BFBC2. Mainly because it doesn't take much to make a multiplayer game.

You make a game with marginally nice qualities, add in a ranking system, add in multiplayer, and you are done. The epeens will do the rest for you.

You obviously haven't played a Battlefield game. They're multiplayer focused games, just like Unreal Tournament or Counter Strike. If you complain about the singleplayer in those games, without mentioning the multiplayer, then you're doing it wrong.

The reason that was extremely funny for me was that it's totally true. Every car chase sequence or helicopter part is like a quick time event you can't win no matter where you shot. Several times per mission I manage to get shot at long range to death from some one I simply can't shoot back at. I guess Bad Company 2 manages to succeed at actually making you feel like you are in combat. 'Cause in reality, in combat you are most easily going to die, just like the thousands of npcs you kill in Modern Warfare 2. The only difference being the later is fun and the previous total misery.

Mind you the multilayer is really the only reason to have a Battlefield game.

Is there a logical reason for Yahtzee to use that many a penis in that review?

ioudas omnis:
Sometimes I forget that video games are incredibly serious business. Thank you, random strangers on the Internet, for reminding me.

As far as the review goes, I'm with a lot of the others in saying that, while he didn't review the multiplayer (as he has openly stated that he never does) he didn't really... tell us anything about the game other than there was a lot of dust and things were kind of ridiculous and like every other game of its type in that regard. And as someone who currently can't play online (I have a Mac, no wireless connection to my 360, and a Silver account) I'm infinitely more concerned with the single-player aspect of games, than multiplayer. So, this would have been a beneficial review for me, had I been told anything.

Then don't buy Bad Company 2. Do I have to remind you not to buy Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142 (and 1942 and Vietnam), World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, Red Orchestra, Guild Wars, or whatever other multiplayer oriented game out there? I thought it was obvious enough.

totally agree!! bring back the real FPSs! serious sam can't do it all by himself!
THIS is how you take fps to the next generation!!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLf-0KhTyxU

stupid chest high walls trying desperately to counter dumbtarded console controls and magical instantly regenerating health (which is some how more realistic than picking up a med kit) can suck my ****!

I'm getting kind of bored of the "bring back real FPS's" argument... The minute they do that it's probably gonna get bashed for not being realistic blabla. Theres a reason they are making this kind of shooter these days: they sell better.

Derp de derp herp multiplayer derp. I enjoyed the multiplayer demo, and I'd heard the story was pretty weak. If you want a FPS not made out of a grey and brown colour palette, Duke Nukem just hit the XBL Marketplace, and you can always go and play Serious Sam again.

seamusotorain:
Derp de derp herp multiplayer derp. I enjoyed the multiplayer demo, and I'd heard the story was pretty weak. If you want a FPS not made out of a grey and brown colour palette, Duke Nukem just hit the XBL Marketplace, and you can always go and play Serious Sam again.

Define "just" It's been on XBL as long as i can remember. And it was awesome. :D

Maximum_Power_Cheese_Supreme:

Is there a logical reason for Yahtzee to use that many a penis in that review?

I guess he likes cock.

hillarious omg hillarious thank you gawd i hated that game

He should implement that new flight vehicle idea into his Fun Space Game.

Oh... maybe I should say something about the review itself:

Mildly funny, but far from one of his best works. This is like the MOA:AA review where he was struggling to find something to complain about, and eventually failed (nazi doom towers anyone? :D). "Dust" just doesn't cut it, especially since dust was mostly abscent from the game. The rest is just a bunch of contrived gripes that doesn't even hook on to the game very well.

Mostly I get the impression that he either rushed this review, or that he is trying to get back at the game because it kicked his arse too many times. :D

/S

DICE sucks at single player expieriences. They only made that to make the MP make since as to why the US and RU forces are fighting it out. I didnt buy this game for the SP thrills.

Plus that mortar scene wasnt so hard,a little trial and error was needed (5 deaths).
Still pissed me off though...

so basically BFBC2 is like MW2 but not good hmmm, good to know.

This guy calls himself a reviewer and only plays the single player part of what is known to be a MULTIPLAYER ONLINE GAME. Epic fail Yahtzee.

well I liked it, but he didn't really say if he liked it he just went on about the lack of sighting ability. He's already established that he doesn't play online mode, and that might be a good thing. People online are USUALLY jerks (including me).

It does take a lot from modern warfare it even makes fun of it, But it has a vehicular section and bigger maps and likable characters, so go back to your grenade launching, rpging, snipe camping moron arena that is modern warfare.

I would still take this over MW2 any day of the week.

also, seriously, he should stop buying multiplayer games and then insisting on not reviewing the multiplayer.

yes he should, I still like MW2 but the people who play multilayer can be very stupid/annoying. I would still play the game but I feel inclined to leave whenever I stop having fun, which has never happened to me in bad co.

Bek359:
My response to "realistic" (non-stealth) shooters:

1. Games aren't really supposed to be realistic. IT'S WHY YOU'RE PLAYING A GAME.

2. Having incredibly low health in a non-stealth game that is supposedly all about multiplayer just encourages too much cheap tactics and people working their level best to find game breakers, of which there are usually many, becausethedevelopersdon'tcareaboutbalanceImeandoubleshotguns,really-(long, increasingly unhinged tirade)

3. All the brown, utterly soulless levels/maps, I have no interest in. Let's see a shooter where you fight in the jungle or on the coastline (AND NOT D-DAY! THERE ARE ENOUGH WWII SHOOTERS ALREADY!) or somewhere colorful and different, for a change.

There's a couple jungle levels in BC2 actually. Actually at least 1/3 of the single player game takes place in a jungle.

If he is so hateful to multiplayer then he should stop buying multiplayer games, I know he said that every game SHOULD stand on its own with the single player but that doesn't necessarily mean they WOULD do that.

Xanthon:
While I think Yahtzee's great, I really had to make an account to respond to this one. This review was a big waste for me. I don't have a problem with the fact that Yahtzee refuses to review a game's multiplayer aspect, but then why even bother to review games where the singleplayer is an afterthought and 90% of the playerbase bought it for the multiplayer. Frankly I was surprised this game had any single player at all as the last BF game I played (2142) had no single player campaign at all. The only reason I even played the campaign at all was to get acquainted with the game before throwing myself into multiplayer (not to mention the servers were a mess on opening day). I was so disinterested in a BF singleplayer component that I skipped through every cutscene and I NEVER do that.

Another thing that's annoying me is the "this is just a MW2 ripoff, although I haven't played the multiplayer or even the game itself, so really I have no clue" mentality. If you played the multiplayer at all you'd see how vastly different the game is. If you want to criticize certain aspects of the game, be my guest, but at least be informed about it.

I too made an account after many months of coming to this site, just to reply to this video. I've been watching Zero Punctuation reviews for the past six months. It's nice when he gets things right, because I love it when reviewers actually call games out for their flaws. But it's gotten to the point where he seems to be exaggerating for dramatic effect, or blatantly making things up just to find some stuff to complain about.

I strongly feel that if he's going to review games that are successful because of multiplayer *cough*99.5% of the shooter and fighter genre*cough*, he should play them for just that: the multiplayer. If he's so opposed to it that he can't stomach playing the multiplayer than well, he shouldn't review the game at all, rather than posting an inaccurate review.

Etek:
This guy calls himself a reviewer and only plays the single player part of what is known to be a MULTIPLAYER ONLINE GAME. Epic fail Yahtzee.

It feels good not being alone in this sentiment.

Anti Nudist Cupcake:
If he is so hateful to multiplayer then he should stop buying multiplayer games, I know he said that every game SHOULD stand on its own with the single player but that doesn't necessarily mean they WOULD do that.

Bingo. RPG, Adventure, Action is for SP. Shooter, Fighter, Sports is for MP.

For some reason I feel he was much funnier before and has started to decline in quality, granted the Heavy rain review gave me hope, but I think he may just be spread a little thin with his work with the Mana Bar and this. Or it could just be me...

F8L Fool:

addeB:
"depth"? A very few multiplayer modes have a story, and with out a story, a game doesn't add depth to the game for me. For me multiplayer is just a little bonus that i can use if i get bored.

See for me I don't purchase a game unless it has stellar multiplayer. The reason being that a game without it just lacks the replayability that I am looking for. The gameplay is what matters most to me in a shooter, sports, and fighter. I play RPG's and Adventure games for story first, and gameplay mechanics second. I play MMO's for gameplay and social aspects, and not the story in any way. I could give a damn what the lore behind a dungeon I'm exploring has, or a boss I'm killing.

If a game doesn't have multiplayer it must have at least 80-100 hours of single player content for me to even think of purchasing it. Because frankly 80-100 hours is nothing compared to the 500+ hours I could easily invest in an amazing shooter.

The reason that shooters sell so well is because of the multiplayer experience, and not the story. It's not a coincidence that MW2 sold so damn well. It's not because it had some unbelievable single player campaign. It's because dozens of millions of people are addicts for the MP, just like they are for Halo, Gears of War, Counter Strike, Unreal, Quake, and all those other shooters that are MULTIPLAYER DRIVEN GAMES.

If the aforementioned games didn't have MP, guaranteed they wouldn't have sold even half as well. Maybe not even a quarter as well.

Good point, but i bought Halo and Gears of war for the story in first hand and the multiplayer for some boring day when i have nothing else to play. If I am going to buy a game it got to have a awesome single player experience. I only play games like Counter strike on LANs when i have got tired of all other games or when every one else is playing (Cause then it can be a hell lot of fun)

Battlefront (the first one) had that loading screen thing as well where it zooms in progressively more to the next location. I remember playing that game on the PS2 with friends. Even though it had glitches out the ass it was still decently fun to play. Anyway Modern Warfare 2 was not the source of that.

Pibe000:
well I liked it, but he didn't really say if he liked it he just went on about the lack of sighting ability. He's already established that he doesn't play online mode, and that might be a good thing. People online are USUALLY jerks (including me).

Guess you don't play on PC. It's the exact opposite, FEW people online are jerks and served with an instant kick the moment they start talking trash.

No mention of multiplayer? The main focus of the game?

I mean, they only added singeplayers to the Bad Company series for a shiney ribbon on it. Every other Battlefield game has no single player.

Plus, this has been in production since before MW2 so you really cannot call it is MW2 rip off. All shooters are basically rip offs of each other anyway.

To all those saying that Yahtzee should of reviewed the multiplayer, he has given the reason that he doesn't many, many, many, MANY, times (he even listed the reasons for you with his MW2 Extra Punctuation). Complaints such as this has not worked when he only reviewed the single-player in MW, MW2, or Halo 3, so why did you think your complaining will change anything now? If a game is suppose to be all about the multiplayer, then why even bother making a single player game?

For sake of argument that the multiplayer of BFBC2 is a grilled cheese and the single player is a pile of cow dung. Would you eat the grilled cheese if the cow present is on the same plate? The grilled cheese in theory would be just as good if it was not touching. But you wouldn't because the smell and sight is just going to make you gag. Serve the Grilled Cheese by it self if you must, or give us another kind of sandwich instead of the cow dung to please people of different tastes, but don't give us a pile of %$#& and let it get away with it.

seamusotorain:
Derp de derp herp multiplayer derp. I enjoyed the multiplayer demo, and I'd heard the story was pretty weak. If you want a FPS not made out of a grey and brown colour palette, Duke Nukem just hit the XBL Marketplace, and you can always go and play Serious Sam again.

I guess you didn't notice the jungle maps, or the pacific island maps, or the snowy mountain/forest maps when you played then? BC2 has its fair share of dusty hellholes, but to say the entire game is brown and grey is just plain untrue.

Not G. Ivingname:
For sake of argument that the multiplayer of BFBC2 is a grilled cheese and the single player is a pile of cow dung. Would you eat the grilled cheese if the cow present is on the same plate? The grilled cheese in theory would be just as good if it was not touching. But you wouldn't because the smell and sight is just going to make you gag. Serve the Grilled Cheese by it self if you must, or give us another kind of sandwich instead of the cow dung to please people of different tastes, but don't give us a pile of %$#& and let it get away with it.

Interesting analogy. I'd say that BC2 is probably more like a bacon cheeseburger, with the multiplayer being the cheeseburger and the singleplayer being the bacon. Now, I don't like bacon, but I acknowledge that for most people, bacon is a lovely addition to a perfectly good cheeseburger. I can happily order a bacon cheeseburger without the bacon and still have a satisfying meal, but if I ordered a bacon cheeseburger without the cheeseburger, I would probably feel a bit let down. A couple of slices of bacon on a plate, while nice, does not constitute a meal. It would be foolish to write a review of a restaurant that said 'I ordered a bacon cheeseburger without the cheeseburger and all I got was a slice of bacon, that restaurant was rubbish'.

Or something. You get the idea.

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