Zero Punctuation: DeathSpank & Limbo

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I played parts of both demos and they did seem quite intriguing. Limbo definitely had potential, but I don't want to make the same mistake I made with Braid (Pay too much for a game I never ended up beating.) And lord knows when the game will come down in price, seeing as it just came out. Deathspank was interesting, but I never got to combat because I just didn't have enough time to play the game.

The last "eat a dick" line was classic.

Chaosninja89:
Hmm, maybe I will get Limbo, seems like it isn't worth it though, but it's a fun game...kinda expensive though, but then it is new and interesting but-but-bu*head explodes*

If you have enough cash that it's short length wouldn't seem a waste, I definitely recommend it.

Good Lord, I hope he gets off the Starcraft II thing fairly quickly. Just leave it alone.

And I desperately want Limbo, but I don't have an Xbox. WAAAAH.

He's right about how Deathspank's constant need for scoffing large amounts of scran to keep his health up gets annoying after a while. Since I've spent a good portion of my time playing Deathspank doing this exact activity you'd think they would have used a less irritating sound effect. As for Limbo, I can't really comment about the ending as it would seem that glowing brain slugs are determined to stop me from getting there.

great review I read the other reviews of limbo on the escapist and knew you'd enjoy it

jewmaniac:

angelblack:
Awww, no starcraft 2 :(

Oh well, entertaining nevertheless.

He said he will never review starcraft 2 so dont get your hopes up. Otherwise great review i felt the same way about limbo when i played it. i felt like they could add like half an hour more and it would be perfect.

He wrote why he wouldn't do it mainly because his opinion on a type of genre he doesnt like wouldn't be very useful.

Eat a dick, you say? Well, don't wait up, chaps, I have some unpleasant business to deal with.

I thought Deathspank was okay, the humor really did help the game through. Still haven't bought Limbo yet, though.

nom nom nom....the hurt feelings of RTS fans sustain me!

RadiusXd:
If he isn't gonna review it then it isn't in his circle of expertese, so why does he keep dredging the subject up in a childish manner?

It's not about expertise; SC2 is easy enough that anyone without RTS experience can play and enjoy the (awesome) campaign. It's not until you hit multiplayer that you start hitting brick walls if you're inexperienced.

I played the demo for Limbo last night.

That child has a death wish.

JacobyPAX:
I feel that the starcraft quip at the end was unnecessary, and if Yahtzee wants to rip into a game he should at least have the decency to do a full review on it.

agreed.
If it isn't in his juristiction then that's perfectly fine, just don't be so snide about it yahtzee!

yourbeliefs:
...but I don't want to make the same mistake I made with Braid (Pay too much for a game I never ended up beating.)

AUGH. Sit down today and just beat it. It won't take you too long. The mindscrewing last level is totally worth it.

LOL at "metal gear solid 4" being all emo

LOL at the dog eating watermelons and sniffing its butthole

Tdc2182:
That child has a death wish.

Nice avatar, btw. It fits.

angelblack:
Awww, no starcraft 2 :(

You don't read Extra Punctuation, do you?

Shjade:

angelblack:
Awww, no starcraft 2 :(

You don't read Extra Punctuation, do you?

Anything except ZP is irrelevant to my interests, sorry. I only come here 20 minutes a week.

Good review(s), just sad that we won't see any Starcraft action.

I couldn't even finish the Deathspank demo... That thing's voice is awful.

As for Limbo, I fully intend to pick it up once MS decides to make it deal of the week.

I doubt I was the only one who thought that he was actually going to review a single game called Deathspank and Limbo.

Anywasy, I don't think a game with sub-standard gameplay can be carried by humour alone. In fact, I played one somewhat like that a while ago and it was distinctly un-fun.

"Why not try eating a dick?"

I haven't laughed that hard at a video in awhile. Nice one.

They're both well worth playing I'd say. But yeah, Deathspank is really carried by it's humor and Limbo is really carried by it's depressive arty feel. And personally I think both games get along quite well without anything else that really sets them appart. Ok I guess Limbo has some decent puzzles, but Braid and Portal: Still Alive are both available on XLA for the same price and they're a lot longer and the puzzles are generally more interesting and challenging.

It should be noted that while Deathspank doesn't have especially brilliant gameplay it is easily the longest and most expansive single player experience you can find in the independent games market, at least by my reckoning.

I like the recommendations at the end. Stuffy tuxedo, or pizza....

If Yahtzee enjoys Limbo, then everyone will. Except PS3 fanboys who instead of hoping it will come to PSN (I hope it does so more people can play it) just ridicule it for being on the Xbox. Then they play the well designed but not as good as the game it takes from LBP level.

I haven't finished Limbo yet, but I only play it alone in the dark with the stereo way up.

angelblack:

RadiusXd:
If he isn't gonna review it then it isn't in his circle of expertese, so why does he keep dredging the subject up in a childish manner?

It's not about expertise; SC2 is easy enough that anyone without RTS experience can play and enjoy the (awesome) campaign. It's not until you hit multiplayer that you start hitting brick walls if you're inexperienced.

thats not my point, he said he wasn't going to review it because he felt his opinion carries little weight on the subject (thats new I know), i understand that, i just don't think the cheek is nessesary on something he said himself he is inexperienced with, and with which he has no intentions of becoming aquainted with for that matter.

This week clearly demonstrates yahtzee needs to play something other than FPS games.
Obviously it seems to him all games are the same if he barely ever touches other genres.

Sinclose:
For some reason, I think this episode felt more like some of the older ZP vids. And for me that's a good thing.

Yup yup, ZP took on a simpsons like syndrome, where the earlier reviews were so much better. They are picking up again though :D

JacobyPAX:
I feel that the starcraft quip at the end was unnecessary, and if Yahtzee wants to rip into a game he should at least have the decency to do a full review on it.

But War for Cybertron is so average that there isn't enough content for a full review.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned that it is the love of money that is the route of all evil.

I'll try Limbo then wearin my tux while drinkin a bottle of wine...

Personally I thought that Deathspank was pretty good. It is a bit of a grindfest after a while, but I feel that the humour and atmosphere cushioned the blow somewhat.

As for Limbo, I thought that it was a great game all around, although it is a little short. I fact on my second play-through I beat it in just over an hour. I also thought the ending was pretty good even if it doesn't really explain anything.
:SPOILER ALERT: I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel wherein you play as the girl.

I guess I'll go with Deathspank, since I come watch these videos every week, because they're funny, even though the gameplay is really weak.

RadiusXd:

thats not my point, he said he wasn't going to review it because he felt his opinion carries little weight on the subject (thats new I know), i understand that, i just don't think the cheek is nessesary on something he said himself he is inexperienced with, and with which he has no intentions of becoming aquainted with for that matter.

That hasn't stopped him from reviewing JRPGs and SC2 is so accessible even non-gamers get into it. That whole excuse that he would be too inexperienced regarding RTS doesn't hold weight. Besides the the single player campaign plays more like a hybrid between point and click adventure and RPG with a RTS as a base.

A far away land of fantasy = Northampton? I live there. Well there are surposedly aliens.

OT:
Another great video. It made me laugh a lot. Nice work.

That spider made me curious, and Yahtzee, do you not have a huge flat-screen tv? I like you even more if that's the case.

Yahtzee doing a review that's both hilarious and accurate?! My mind has just been blown.

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