Zero Punctuation: Red Steel 2

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Yahtzee is Inigo Montoya! :D

erm the wii could also be used for a star wars game...
oh right i remember your review of the force unleashed.

Liked the hindenburg disaster joke.

Xanthious:
Let's see. The Wii is a Gamecube with a gimmicky controller.

You are right. It is a pretty good console with pretty ingenious games that is totally underrated.

Seriously, there are so many great Wii games, and Red Steel 2 sounds like fun. Why does one own a console? To play games and the Wii delivers. Instead of generic brown FPS #42, you get a palette of colourful games for quite a range of gamers. Games like Modern Warfare 2 or Halo aren't hardcore, those are the casual games. Remember when you needed skill in shooters to survive and kill your opponent?
If you missed out on the Gamecube and like playing games that offer some nice variety, then a Wii is the way to go. But I admit, that it is rather hard to notice the good games. Things like TvC, SSX Blur, Little Kings Story, Punch-Out!!, deBlob and others aren't as well advertised as the main Nintendo titles. Also get some of the great Gamecube titles. Eternal Darkness for example is pretty much the most exciting game in it's genre and kicks every Silent Hill game in the balls.
And if you like your shooters, then use your PC.

krgskks:
If you missed out on the Gamecube and like playing games that offer some nice variety, then a Wii is the way to go. But I admit, that it is rather hard to notice the good games. Things like TvC, SSX Blur, Little Kings Story, Punch-Out!!, deBlob and others aren't as well advertised as the main Nintendo titles. Also get some of the great Gamecube titles. Eternal Darkness for example is pretty much the most exciting game in it's genre and kicks every Silent Hill game in the balls.

you forgot Boom Blox.

ArmorArmadillo:

SkullCap:

hcig:

SkullCap:

hcig:

SkullCap:
I have to admit this game looks rather good. Definitely worth a rental to check it out.

I must say this is Yahtzee's first Wii review in several months which made me curious as to why he has not reviewed No More Heroes 2. Regardless of that, this Red Steel 2 review was a nice surprise.

he joked about "too good to rip on" before but im almost certain he cant complain enough to justify it :D

or maybe its because it doesnt release until the end of next month :P

*laughs quietly to myself*

The Australian release dates do point to the possibility of No More Heroes 2 not being reviewed yet just like Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

*Looks up silent hill release date...*

jesus christ, why do they do that crap to those poor australians? i feel sorry for non north american gamers, they get the shaft big time

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories=April 22, 2010

I haven't the slightest idea. You'd think Australia would get games faster because Australia is much closer to Japan. Oh well...

A Silent Hill game on the Wii...Yahtzee loves one, hates the other, and is exceptionally mean to both in reviews.

I've been dying to see him talk about this game, since I'm not willing to buy it until I hear his opinion.

During his Second Annual E3 Hype Massacre he was interested in the Shattered Memories game so I'm sure we'll see that one soon.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/779-The-Second-Annual-E3-Hype-Massacre

krgskks:

Xanthious:
Let's see. The Wii is a Gamecube with a gimmicky controller.

You are right. It is a pretty good console with pretty ingenious games that is totally underrated.

Seriously, there are so many great Wii games, and Red Steel 2 sounds like fun. Why does one own a console? To play games and the Wii delivers. Instead of generic brown FPS #42, you get a palette of colourful games for quite a range of gamers. Games like Modern Warfare 2 or Halo aren't hardcore, those are the casual games. Remember when you needed skill in shooters to survive and kill your opponent?
If you missed out on the Gamecube and like playing games that offer some nice variety, then a Wii is the way to go. But I admit, that it is rather hard to notice the good games. Things like TvC, SSX Blur, Little Kings Story, Punch-Out!!, deBlob and others aren't as well advertised as the main Nintendo titles. Also get some of the great Gamecube titles. Eternal Darkness for example is pretty much the most exciting game in it's genre and kicks every Silent Hill game in the balls.
And if you like your shooters, then use your PC.

Ooooh, list time! I don't come around these parts often enough to see the aftermath of most of my posts, so I might as well post my official list of good games for the wii:
- A Boy and His Blob
- Another Code R
- Battalion Wars 2
- Blastworks: Build, Trade, Destroy
- Boom Blox
- Boom Blox: Bash Party
- Cursed Mountain
- Deadly Creatures
- De Blob
- Disaster: Day of Crisis
- Elebits/Eledees
- Final Fantasy: Chocobo's Dungeon
- Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- Fragile: Farewell Ruins of The Moon
- House of The Dead: Overkill
- Little Kings Story
- Madworld
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
- Muramasa: The Demon Blade
- New Super Mario Bros Wii
- NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
- No More Heroes
- Punch Out
- Red Steel 2
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Super Paper Mario
- Super Smash Bros Brawl
- Tales of Symphonia II: Knights of Ratatosk/Dawn of The New World
- Tatsunoko vs Capcom
- Trauma Center: New Blood
- Wario Land: The Shake Dimension
- Warioware: Smooth Moves
- Wii Play
- Zack and Wiki

*ding*

Achievement unlocked: "YAHTZEE! - Work on a game that Yahtzee reviews in Zero Punctuation, and live to tell the tale."

My life is now complete. And, it was a damn funny one, too!!! It may be weird to thank someone for bashing your game, but damn, he bashes it *so darn well*. Thanks, man!

/happy

-Jason

chenry:
you forgot Boom Blox.

Like I said, there are many good games.

If you have really good friends playing New Super Mario Bros is pretty awesome. Not for beating the game, no, but beating the game while 3 other people grief you constantly. It's fun and what Yahtzee said about it was true, but I don't regret the purchase one moment. When reading some of the posts here, it seems people take these videos as a serious review. And that puzzles me, because you have to be really thick to think that Yahtzee reviews the games for people to decide wether they are good or not.

Funny review, but what do you expect from Ben. also this members club thing is hilarious. does people actually subscribe to that shit? just lol.

Wow he did not 100% bash a wii game, nice o.O

To answer the question at the end, I think shooters can work great on the wii, Resident Evil 4 and the Metroid Prime series have well implemented control schemes that make the games unlike any other

J-Dude:
snip

Copyright Moviebob 2008, much? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9joAb4XMaUs

Don't get me wrong; it doesn't make what you said any less correct, but please, quote your sources.

To reply to Yahtzee's last statement, "What else is motion controls good for other than sword-fighting?" I think that the RTS genre would benefit from the Wii because you can actually drag and drop, like say... a bunch of tanks on the enemy's front door, which is something you have complained about consoles not having in the halo wars review.

Never really cared about Red Steel, best final punchline so far. "The only other thing I can think of is being an air traffic controller at the Hindenburg Disaster" XD

Not to contadict my last quote, but why manually aim at a target when you can use an analog stick, or do a zelda style lock-on system. Ya'know where is that lock-on system, wasn't that supposed to revolutionize shooting alltogether? I know metroid does it but every shot seems to be manually aimed now. Isn't that kinda like a step backwards, or do that many people forget what nintendo used to be?

Hey, is Poke'mon heart-gold and soul-silver out in austrailia yet or did michael akinson damn it to his imaginary circle of hell, because I'm undecided on the matter of puchasing this, and I am certain Yahtzee can rip on it since it's a JRPG, a blatant nintendo remake, it has a bunch of fans, it's as against change and innovation as John McCain was minus the crazy bitch, this will sound new to veiwers since Yahtzee has never reveiwed a Poke'mon game (that I know of), and said legions of fans will probably nag him to do it anyway, or they will since I just instigated them right now as of your reading.

Am I the only one who saw the graphics for the game and instantly thought Borderlands graphics?

A member of the ground crew of the Hindenburg died so that might of been that guy.

Mechanix:
Am I the only one who saw the graphics for the game and instantly thought Borderlands graphics?

He did say it was cell-shaded didn't he?

You want to know how long it took me after pressing 'play' to get to the 'game' aspect of this game review?

45 cocking seconds.

Seriously, Yahtzee, why even bother reviewing Nintendo games? I was hoping you'd focus on the game and just the game like you did with Bowser's Inside Story, but that seems to be too much to ask.

Kenkaku:
You want to know how long it took me after pressing 'play' to get to the 'game' aspect of this game review?

45 cocking seconds.

Seriously, Yahtzee, why even bother reviewing Nintendo games? I was hoping you'd focus on the game and just the game like you did with Bowser's Inside Story, but that seems to be too much to ask.

I don't blame him. The Wii is pretty terrible. How much longer until Nintendo realizes they're game developer and not Fischer Price(sp?)?

Hahaha, halfway through it quits being a review and becomes a descent into madness. I love it.

So how come you can pronounce Brütal Legend with no problem but not 'samurai'?

In terms of what the Wiimote would be useful for emulating besides swords and air traffic indicators, I really think that there's a lot of potential there for a good Harry Potter game. It'll never happen, due to being a game based on a movie (based on a book) and a Wii game, but I can dream.

A1:

Gammaj4:

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.

I hope you're referring to the game itself and not Yahtzee's review. It would seem that according to Yahtzee the combat is decent but nothing else is.

Having played it, I can definitely say that the combat isn't decent. It ROCKS.
The exploration is not that great, the story is all but non-existent, but the combat really makes the game. It's not going to light the world on fire, but it's the most pure fun I've had since Mario Galaxy.

Gammaj4:

A1:

Gammaj4:

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.

I hope you're referring to the game itself and not Yahtzee's review. It would seem that according to Yahtzee the combat is decent but nothing else is.

Having played it, I can definitely say that the combat isn't decent. It ROCKS.
The exploration is not that great, the story is all but non-existent, but the combat really makes the game. It's not going to light the world on fire, but it's the most pure fun I've had since Mario Galaxy.

That's nice. But it's according to you and apparently not Yahtzee.

A1:

Gammaj4:

Having played it, I can definitely say that the combat isn't decent. It ROCKS.
The exploration is not that great, the story is all but non-existent, but the combat really makes the game. It's not going to light the world on fire, but it's the most pure fun I've had since Mario Galaxy.

That's nice. But it's according to you and apparently not Yahtzee.

True. But like I said, he tends to exaggerate. That's not to say that I necessarily don't, to be fair. But if you take a look at some reviews that are aimed toward honest reporting less than being funny, you'll probably see mostly what I said.

I just now, on the fourth viewing, noticed a little detail at about 3:54. The guitar that appears in the hazy fog is playing Twing Twang.

its rare that i physically laugh out loud while watching ZP, but typically chuckle throughout its entirety. However, the Reboot joke made slightly lukewarm coffee eject from my nose all over my monitor at work. Well played Yahtzee, well played indeed

The "air-traffic controller at the Hindenburg disaster" bit had me laughing for a good while. Not a Wii owner, so not particularly interested in the game, beside encyclopedic reasons, though.

Gammaj4:

A1:

Gammaj4:

Having played it, I can definitely say that the combat isn't decent. It ROCKS.
The exploration is not that great, the story is all but non-existent, but the combat really makes the game. It's not going to light the world on fire, but it's the most pure fun I've had since Mario Galaxy.

That's nice. But it's according to you and apparently not Yahtzee.

True. But like I said, he tends to exaggerate. That's not to say that I necessarily don't, to be fair. But if you take a look at some reviews that are aimed toward honest reporting less than being funny, you'll probably see mostly what I said.

I'm not sure if "honest" is the best word to use here. I think a more appropriate one would be "serious".

I liked this review, and his god of war 3 one too. You can actually understand what he says, and it was FUNNY!

the_darklorde:
*ding*

Achievement unlocked: "YAHTZEE! - Work on a game that Yahtzee reviews in Zero Punctuation, and live to tell the tale."

My life is now complete. And, it was a damn funny one, too!!! It may be weird to thank someone for bashing your game, but damn, he bashes it *so darn well*. Thanks, man!

/happy

-Jason

shit just got real

shit just got WAY REAL

Yahtzee just had the director of the game come into the comments thread and thank him. i can only hope he sees this.

pretty great review. i'm guessing either a retrospective review next week, or splinter cell: conviction, based off Australian release dates.

I like the Princess Bride reference at the end, this occurred to me too :D

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