Zero Punctuation: Red Steel 2

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Overall it was an okay episode. Then that last joke came out of nowhere and had me laughing my head off.
Now excuse me while I find some ducktape to re-attach it.

Sovvolf:
Wow, I've just reported a hell of a lot of people for posting before watching the movie. Anyway... decent review, haven't really played the first game and I haven't the pennies in my pocked to play the second game just yet. I'd have thought a game like Oblivion would be good for the wii, with the sword play and all... though they'd have to downgrade the graphics... a lot. Then they'd have to decrease the size of the world.

Also people, when the movie is posted at 5:00 , don't start offering praise at 5:01... it's impossible to have watched a 5 minute review then processed that it was good, then write a review. What's all this first business about anyway?. That's a permaban offence on the wrong do so why bother.

COMPLAINER!!!!! also, zero punctuation is like....the most popular video series on the escapist. its probably heavily moderated even if people dont report anyone.

the rss said god of war 3. i said wtf? then clicked on the video. then: ooh, a leftover from last week.

Brad Shepard:
and its always the word "FIRST!!!1!!!" isent it?

Sometimes they're oh so clever and post something like

"CANT WAEIT TO WATCHH !! :D!!1one!1"

Silly little drones.

Let's retroactively name this one Red Steel and the first one "Ubisoft made a whoopsie in it's pants".

He's on fire today! Easily my favorite review in months.

joshthor:

Sovvolf:
Wow, I've just reported a hell of a lot of people for posting before watching the movie. Anyway... decent review, haven't really played the first game and I haven't the pennies in my pocked to play the second game just yet. I'd have thought a game like Oblivion would be good for the wii, with the sword play and all... though they'd have to downgrade the graphics... a lot. Then they'd have to decrease the size of the world.

Also people, when the movie is posted at 5:00 , don't start offering praise at 5:01... it's impossible to have watched a 5 minute review then processed that it was good, then write a review. What's all this first business about anyway?. That's a permaban offence on the wrong do so why bother.

COMPLAINER!!!!! also, zero punctuation is like....the most popular video series on the escapist. its probably heavily moderated even if people dont report anyone.

Yep I'm an evil complainer, but I'm just getting tired of seeing people post "First" about a minute after the video as been posted... makes no sense to me what so ever.

joshthor:

The Cheezy One:

joshthor:

The Cheezy One:
interesting choice
will 2033 be coming around one day?

sure, in about 23 years.

i really should have seen that coming

probably :D its still hilarious though :D ya know, cause i said it....

of course josh. if you read out the phone book it would hilarious :)

When will the Wii just give up and start pumping out mindless mini game compilations like it's supposed to. Those are the best sellers on the system along with Mario. This gives you and idea of what kind of people own Wiis.
On a better note, Wiis make great projectiles since they're so inexpensive.

nice review.
im still not sold on the Wii. all it's games are either nintendo games which just debase down to mario and mini-games or third party games that recieve no support what so ever from nintendo.
plus the controller still needs some fixing (motion plus does work somewhat) and not putting decent hardware in it to reduce the cost (we all know it was for that reason) is like the final nail in the coffin for me.
and im not just going to beat on Wii either. natal and PS3 motion is probably going to go the same way.
wow, ive rabbled on a while to say "good review".

A ReBoot, Calvin and Hobbes, and A Clockwork Orange reference?
My word, it seems I am going to nerd-gasm.

I quite liked this one, granted it may be the call-backs to my childhood that are making me squee with delight.
Regardless, thumbs up.

If only the Wii were as hardcore as that Snake Plissken-looking fellow.

And not one but two masturbation jokes (with the first one getting a special "oh-no-he-di'nt" nod.)

I only recently even heard of this game, having looked it up after seeing the box at the local gamestore. It didn't look appealing on the cover, I thought maybe it was going for that same simplistic-art style that Madworld had.

The swordplay looks cool enough, though I've seen/read that it doesn't exactly correspond to the way you're holding the Wiimote (despite it requiring the "advanced" Wii MotionPlus.) Maybe Red Faction 3 will have the 1:1 Wiimote-to-swordplay movement recognition that we've all assumed would come with Big N's wiggle-stick controllers.

AceInTheHole16:
WTF's Reboot?

One of greatest animated series ever made and the first fully 3d series produced by anyone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRQgybOH1tw

I rofl'd at the spying on your sister part :')
One of his funniest i must admit.

AceInTheHole16:
WTF's Reboot?

Oh my gosh. -_-'

Chocolate Caek:
I would buy this if I had a wii, looks fun.

The motion controls looks very cool

When you get a Wii (might I recommend doing so by the release of Metroid: Other M?), also check out Metroid Prime Trilogy. Best motion control EVER.

Ghostwise:
Wave it around like a tard! Wii in a nutshell for me. Thanks Yahtzee! :D

Then you are playing the wrong games, sir.

Thunderhorse31:
Awesome as usual, even when the Wii does something right it's still gimmicky and condescending.

Best part was the wincest analogy, though I wonder why anyone would think of such a thing...

Wincest is losecest. Why would anyone do... THAT when looking at one's sister? And... how old is the sister in question? ;X

The Rockerfly:
Huh I thought it was going to be awesome, oh well I don't have a Wii but it was still amusing to watch

Actually, it is quite good. Yahtzee tends to exaggerate, and this is no exception.
Unless you spend all your time traipsing about breaking stuff for cash, you're not going to be able to buy all the special moves, weapon upgrades, armor upgrades, ect. faster than your enemies scale.

And while you CAN use the Tiger to kill every enemy with ease, chances are, you won't. The actual combat is too much fun.

gonna pick it up when I get money. looks good

you know, hes got a point. What other kind of game would be good for precise motion than a sword? They should just make a good sword attachment and keep milking the idea if it leads to realistic style sword fights where you stand sideways towards a friend and actually fight them with the wiimote for points in game.

TraumaHound:
If only the Wii were as hardcore as that Snake Plissken-looking fellow.

And not one but two masturbation jokes (with the first one getting a special "oh-no-he-di'nt" nod.)

I only recently even heard of this game, having looked it up after seeing the box at the local gamestore. It didn't look appealing on the cover, I thought maybe it was going for that same simplistic-art style that Madworld had.

The swordplay looks cool enough, though I've seen/read that it doesn't exactly correspond to the way you're holding the Wiimote (despite it requiring the "advanced" Wii MotionPlus.) Maybe Red Faction 3 will have the 1:1 Wiimote-to-swordplay movement recognition that we've all assumed would come with Big N's wiggle-stick controllers.

It doesn't because the gameplay would become a mess. Blocking is 1:1...

At least, that's the excuse the devs came up with.

I think what they said is that if it were 1:1 control, everyone would suck too much. :D

Seriously though, I've spent some time doing martial arts that have sword forms, and it's harder than it looks.

Love the Hellsing, Calvin and Hobbs as well as the Princess Bride references. It's nice to see that Yahtzee recovered from his sore throat and delievered a pretty damn good, if rather unexpected, review (I never thought he'd do Red Steel 2 of all things). This really leaves the door open as to what he'll review next week and I can't wait to see it.

cool but i'm hoping you have a chance to review just cause 2

while i know you'll criticize the shitte story and somewhat frustrating gun controls, i have you will like the feeling of defying gravity and basic physics by hookshotting a 747 while on a fighter jet only to parachute out on to a missile to install a bomb and jump off again to watch it explode

DrEmo:
When will the Wii just give up and start pumping out mindless mini game compilations like it's supposed to. Those are the best sellers on the system along with Mario. This gives you and idea of what kind of people own Wiis.
On a better note, Wiis make great projectiles since they're so inexpensive.

I like that you respect the fact that Nintendo can move product and make money, but it's not good business to totally neglect players of good games. The reason the Wii is successful is that, yes, it can crank out stuff for the masses, but also, it cranks out enough (JUST enough) for the hardcore players, too. It's probably about a 50/50 balance. Nobody ought to complain about good business models. The business model is so good that Sony and Micro$oft have--very unsuccessfully--tried to mimic it.

Now, may I direct you to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom?

Yahtzee, while the Hellsing riff was lovely, it's a Western! Shoulda gone for Vash the Stampede.

Though the hat... probably made it a tough call, yes.

Yeah, that was pretty damn good this week.

I haven't bothered to dust off my Wii for a fair while considering how bad most games are in regards to actual gameplay control, but with what can reasonably be considered a positive ZP review of the controls then it can't really be too bad, this kind of action is after all, the reason I purchased the system in the first place. Lack of physical interaction will still make this a bit shitty.

I haven't seen this release in stores here in QLD, despite Yahtzee already having his hands on a copy. It may merely be sold out.

I fear putting anything in here, for Yhatzee will likely ridicule it, or I will appear a fanboy, or both

I will instead nod approvingly

(Assume I just nodded)

oooh that started off a bit laggy for me
funny review as always

CrystalShadow:

TraumaHound:
If only the Wii were as hardcore as that Snake Plissken-looking fellow.

And not one but two masturbation jokes (with the first one getting a special "oh-no-he-di'nt" nod.)

I only recently even heard of this game, having looked it up after seeing the box at the local gamestore. It didn't look appealing on the cover, I thought maybe it was going for that same simplistic-art style that Madworld had.

The swordplay looks cool enough, though I've seen/read that it doesn't exactly correspond to the way you're holding the Wiimote (despite it requiring the "advanced" Wii MotionPlus.) Maybe Red Faction 3 will have the 1:1 Wiimote-to-swordplay movement recognition that we've all assumed would come with Big N's wiggle-stick controllers.

It doesn't because the gameplay would become a mess. Blocking is 1:1...

At least, that's the excuse the devs came up with.

I think what they said is that if it were 1:1 control, everyone would suck too much. :D

Seriously though, I've spent some time doing martial arts that have sword forms, and it's harder than it looks.

Yeah, Japanese swords are a pain.

Baron_BJ:
I haven't bothered to dust off my Wii for a fair while considering how bad most games are in regards to actual gameplay control, but with what can reasonably be considered a positive ZP review of the controls then it can't really be too bad, this kind of action is after all, the reason I purchased the system in the first place. Lack of physical interaction will still make this a bit shitty.

I haven't seen this release in stores here in QLD, despite Yahtzee already having his hands on a copy. It may merely be sold out.

TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM. And in a couple months, Metroid: Other M.

Hobbes! Awesome.

Love the Princess Bride reference in the end credits. :D

The Wii was fun for the first few hours and handy at a couple of parties but I regret buying it.
The only game I've ever truly enjoyed on it was Resident Evil 4, and that was a GameCube remake.

Popeye said "I am what I am", Nintendo should keep this in mind for the Wii, it'll never be anything other than a casual gaming platform so it shouldn't try to be anything else.

Trying to market it has hardcore is like hiring a Sumo wrestler as a weight-watcher spokesman.

hawk533:
I'm sorry but the princess bride comment at the end almost makes me want to buy the game just to feel like Inigo Montoya.
And then I would play the whole game left handed because I don't want it to be over too quickly.

This I like. This I like alot.

HA! That was good. Splinter Cell Conviction next or at least soon please.

The hindenberg joke got me really hard, and I don't know why.

Cool review.
I was thinking of maybe getting this, but now I've decided against it. I guess Muramasa will continue to be the only Wii game I actually own, unless I ever get around to modding it to play Super Robot Wars Neo.

Thunderhorse31:
snip

Your avatar is amazing!

OT: You know, I don't pay much attention to the Wii and don't even acknowledge any games for it other than the fun little sports games you can play with the relatives at Christmas, the Xbox is for real games, but this game sounds okay.

Hobbes! YAY!

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