Zero Punctuation: Red Dead Redemption

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So as Yahtzee said they've been through cars, motorcycles, helicopters and horses. I think the only things left are ships.

Wait a minute maybe that means their next game would be a Gta-like pirate game. I would so get that game in a heartbeat.

i haven't come across any major glitches (i wanna skin a cougar man) but i have to agree with the whole mountain lion thing, bears are the worst as they never make a sound and always come from behind.

Hahah fuck this one gave me to many laughs, also i were trying to eat. It don't fit well together

Aww man. I was hoping he would like it as much as Bound in Blood so he could have another cross dressing art competition like he did for Infamous and Prototype. Ahh well, can't win them all.

Oh man. I haven't laughed that hard at one of these in a long time. Kudos, Yahtzee! Also: game is generally he described it (I saw no glitches) but the minigames are somewhat fun, honestly (some of them). I kinda wish he'd mentioned the outfits which actually do have gameplay value.

I now what to make and or play something called 'Green Spleen Submarine'. I might still check this game out, if only to see these mountain lion attacks.

RMcD94:
What the hell? Every time I click play it plays as if there is two of them?! Only one image, but two overriding sounds?

Edit: Okay, I got it fixed.

I haven't experienced many glitches at all, and I'm excited that I'll get to sail later on (if I ever get there, I'm stuck on an unbeatable shoot out on what appears to be the last mission in Mexico against the general). Not an overly funny one, made me chuckle/smile a couple o' times though.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA you dont get to sail, EVER. that was a plug about a game called The Legend Of Zelda: Windwaker, in which you sail in real time to different dungeons/islands to procede thru out the story.

I hate it when games (especially console games) are released full of bugs!

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So, he didn't like the Saints Row 2 setup, where you had to do the side activities to build up respect to do quests, and he doesn't like RDR where you do the side activities purely by choice or to make a little extra cash. I wonder how he thinks non-story related activities in an open world game should function.

Father Time:
So as Yahtzee said they've been through cars, motorcycles, helicopters and horses. I think the only things left are ships.

Wait a minute maybe that means their next game would be a Gta-like pirate game. I would so get that game in a heartbeat.

Go to a major gamesite like Gamespot and look up the upcoming Pirates of the Carribean game. Open world pirate game, not directly tied to any of the films. Looks promising. http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/rpg/piratesofthecaribbeanarmadaofthedamned/index.html

Meh, not as great as your other ones.

Maybe I was just looking forward to RDR review, ohhh well.

Never cared much for westerns, hell only 'western' movie I've ever liked is BttFpart3 so when someone makes a sand box game set in the same time and place, even if it was a flawless non-glitchy recreation I can only yawn.

Wish Rockstar would make a sci-fi sandbox game. :(

pughua:
So, he didn't like the Saints Row 2 setup, where you had to do the side activities to build up respect to do quests, and he doesn't like RDR where you do the side activities purely by choice or to make a little extra cash. I wonder how he thinks non-story related activities in an open world game should function.

He didn't like it in RDR because all you got was money, which he said was useless. He didn't like it in SR2 because he though they should have been optional.
Basically he thinks they should be optional and give you something useful that you wouldn't get by playing story missions.

Most of the glitches I thought we're funny, even the rocket shoes one.

Anyway, finally, someone else who likes the sailing. Though, I like it because it's relaxing.

This reminds me that I have to get my LoZ disk resurfaced.

I find it weird that people are constantly complaining about glitches when I did everything I could in the game and ran into very few and none that would annoy me. Maybe it's just the Xbox version everyone complains about.

KoreyGM:
I find it weird that people are constantly complaining about glitches when I did everything I could in the game and ran into very few and none that would annoy me. Maybe it's just the Xbox version everyone complains about.

was wondering that myself.
i ran into one whilst clearing a hideout online.
all the bandits were inside the cliff.
i couldn't see or shoot them, but they could shoot me.
other than that i found no glitches barring a couple of fences i could walk through.
not anything to bitch about as far as im concered.

It did bother me that money is useless, and Yahtzee made a lot of good points.

But I have to say, I didn't encounter a single one of the weird glitches he mentioned, scratched disk, perhaps?

I haven't seen any glitches, but apart from that the review was dead on.
The whole game is pointless but entertaining and pretty.

I have the PS3 version, and I honestly haven't had much problems with glitches. It froze once on me, and one time I tried jumping out of behind cover, and I just flew straight up. Probably about a 9 story jump, then I fell to my death. I still shot the guy on the way down, so I more got a laugh out of it then anything. Good review, but I still say people should buy this game.

Erm, Yahtzee! You could have changed the targeting to be on expert mode then you wouldn't have your guns auto-aim, ya big galoot!

Spot on though. I'm really glad you brought up how the other people try to run you off the road because I felt they really were! Too many times had I needed to circle around to get back on the road because a tag along NPC decided to throw me in the opposite direction. Excuse me, NPC. It's called manners!

Surprised there was no joke on the title being called RED dead REDemption.

I dunno where everyone is having all these bug issues. I've yet to have anything interesting happen with Red Dead and I'm only two achievements away from completing it.

And on a side note, GOD DAMN COUGARS. Meanest animals I've ever seen in a video game.

I always love how Yahtzee seems to experience bugs that I never get. It's like the companies know which copy he'll get so they rig it to annoy the piss out of him.

Anyhow I noticed the one hour travel remark and I suspect he didn't master the fast-travel system, as I'm sure several others pointed out. Granted it is a bit confusing...

Please, please for fucks sake take out the giant fucking ad that surrounds the video. I like to watch zp on my phone but nooooooooo, the ad says. Getting in the way and making the video unfucking playable.

I mean is it that your soo strapped for cash that you have to make an ad that takes up all space around the video area? Or are you deliberately trying to piss off any of us who choose to not be anchored to their computer like a ball and chain?

I would totally play a game called "Green Spleen Submarine". Nice video :)

I just noticed that one of the funny titles for the game was Purple Monkey Dishwasher. Which was on a simpsons episode where bart was trying to keep the teachers on strike.

Anyway, good review. I agree with the movement problems. One time my character kept bouncing into a wall while I trying to get him to walk down the street. It's still a fun game though.

When I get some money in, I'm so getting Blue Poo Atonement.

Why do people still post "reviews" of Yahtzee's review? Are they still under the impression that they're going to change his mind?

More importantly, why do people always try to downplay the flaws? Is it a justification for buying a mediocre game? I've mostly enjoyed playing RDR, but the flaws cited in the video are all very, very real. The travel time wouldn't be an issue, save for the fact that it frequently takes just as long to "fast travel" and *load* a new area as it would to simply *ride* to that area.

I played this game on a PS3 and I barely have any glithces (like 3 in 40 hours of play)
Even so I agree with everything he said, but I just don't know what he wants in a sandbox anymore.

I love the simpsons reference he snuck in there.
Bart during teacher strike-"I hear Skinner says the teacher will crack any minute, Pass it on"
goes from person to person like the game telephone
guy on strike-"Skinner says the teachers will crack any minute purple monkey dishwasher"

SonicKoala:
Hm, he spent the overwhelming majority of the review hating on the game, and then at the end we hear the words "beautifully written and beautifully atmospheric" - have to say, didn't see that coming. Regardless, it really seems like this game is worth checking out.

You haven't been watching Zero Punctuation for very long have you? With the exception of Portal, even if he really likes a game, he'll still spend the majority of the review tearing it apart.

And it's weird, I've heard so many stories about people getting glitches, but I never got a single one. I must be extremely lucky.

And for the record, if you're traveling with someone on horseback, you can hold A to make your horse both match their speed and turn with them, so you shouldn't ever really get run off the road or anything like that.

Also, for most combat sequences you DO run automatically, (though you do have to tap A to sprint).

If you tire of the auto-aim, go to options and set the aiming mode to expert (I did this). It gets rid of the auto-aim altogether and turns the game from simply shooting fish in a barrel into something actually challenging.

Turning around is a bitch. For some reason he can't simply turn, he has to make a circle. Might as well have put a sign on his ass that said "Warning: Makes wide turns" and replaced wide with moronic.

My1stLuvJak:

SonicKoala:
Hm, he spent the overwhelming majority of the review hating on the game, and then at the end we hear the words "beautifully written and beautifully atmospheric" - have to say, didn't see that coming. Regardless, it really seems like this game is worth checking out.

Really? You didn't think he'd say that one of Rockstar's games was pretty?

I love how you're taking that as a *OMG, I should take a look at this game*. There are many things in this world that are pretty to look at, but for videogames, that is the absolute last quality I need to have. You should read some other articles on this site, like the one "Experienced Points" that talks about graphics and how we don't need to progress any further in that department. I don't like to feel like a game is purposefully wasting my time - for me, riding through pretty landscape with little to nothing in the way of distraction is beyond boring. Not to say that I always need purpose in a game, but the only time where inbetween travel is fun is in Shadows of the Colossus; where I'm expected to find my way around without someone holding my hand, without a map, and, further, I will find a gargantuan boss to crawl all over and slay at the end of my journey.

"Beautifully written and atmospheric" does not translate to "looks pretty" - writing has absoloutely NOTHING to do with graphics, nor does atmosphere; a game can have relatively mediocre graphics and still have great atmosphere. Your misinterpretation of my original comment is absoloutely baffling.

Secondly, he said other things about the game other than "it looks good" - I'm not thinking about checking out the game because it looks pretty, I really don't care that strongly about graphics, but I'm glad you felt the need to be loquacious and post your little blurb on the relative unimportance of graphics when it comes to delivering a positive gaming experience.

And I read every little thing this site has to offer, thank you very much. Please, before you respond to somebody in the future, could you please read what the person actually said, and then post something which is actually relavent to that original comment.

Hexenwolf:

SonicKoala:
Hm, he spent the overwhelming majority of the review hating on the game, and then at the end we hear the words "beautifully written and beautifully atmospheric" - have to say, didn't see that coming. Regardless, it really seems like this game is worth checking out.

You haven't been watching Zero Punctuation for very long have you? With the exception of Portal, even if he really likes a game, he'll still spend the majority of the review tearing it apart.

Yeah, only been watching it for about 2 years or so. So yeah, relatively unexperienced on the subject. Thank you for your profoundly pointless reply, though, I really appreciated that.

I'm fully aware of his review style, he just hadn't made the slightest mention of the story, apart from a small jab at the beginning - to later call the writing "beautiful" was a tad surprising.

damn, there is just no pleasing this guy. And what does he mean the horse is "stuck in a wall"? The horses were implemented very well, better than any other game has in the past. Was he riding a mule during the whole game? I'm guessing he pissed on this game because it's about the American old west, and he always pisses on us Americans.

And what is with his complaint of always having to look at the horse's ass? It's a third person game, so what else would he expect to see?

I used to be entertained by his weekly "reviews". But in the past year he has just lost his ability to be a reviewer, an entertainer, a comedian, or whatever else he is pretending to be.

Every week I laugh myself stupid at the people who trundle out the tired excuse "he's a comedian not a critic so therefore the game must be good and you shouldn't take his advice".

Not getting Red Dead Redemption, personally. Although my suspicions were more set off by every other reviewer giving this game a 9.5 the day of launch and lauding it for such incredible depth - just like they did with GTA IV.

Totally dead-on about the controls. It's the same reason I had a hard time getting into GTAIV, everything just feels sluggish and sloppy.

Although, I'm something of a fan of the Western genre, so I was just happy to have a setting like New Austin to run around in.

SonicKoala:

Hexenwolf:

SonicKoala:
Hm, he spent the overwhelming majority of the review hating on the game, and then at the end we hear the words "beautifully written and beautifully atmospheric" - have to say, didn't see that coming. Regardless, it really seems like this game is worth checking out.

You haven't been watching Zero Punctuation for very long have you? With the exception of Portal, even if he really likes a game, he'll still spend the majority of the review tearing it apart.

Yeah, only been watching it for about 2 years or so. So yeah, relatively unexperienced on the subject. Thank you for your profoundly pointless reply, though, I really appreciated that.

I'm fully aware of his review style, he just hadn't made the slightest mention of the story, apart from a small jab at the beginning - to later call the writing "beautiful" was a tad surprising.

And thank you for that sarcastic and mildly insulting reply to a perfectly innocent post. I really appreciated that.

I was not trying to insult you, you know. There are new viewers constantly, and at a glance it's perfectly impossible to tell who's been watching for 2 weeks and who's been watching for 2 years.

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