Zero Punctuation: DeathSpank & Limbo

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I think he should try playing A Boy and His Blob as well that was a great title sort of along these same lines of creativity.

The eating part for DeathSpank isn't completely fair. He can move while eating.

His point comes across and sounds fair enough, both games'gameplay is pretty poor but it carries on humor/grimdark.

I cant remember the last time I laughed while playing a videogame before Deathspank so it deserves a commendation imo.

Starting with a misquote because it serves your purpose: -50 literary cred points Yahtzee.

Dude... you just said eating a dick is unchallenging. Just though I'd draw that to your attention :)

First thing firtst, im new to the website, my brother's girlfriends friend introduced me to this site just last week and I haven't taken my eyes of it. Zero Punctuation is by far (for me) THE most awesomely correct reviewer of games ever. (if my english is bad it's because im swedish and constantly provoced by flesheating polarbears) But anyhew, thumbs up on this awesome site.

second, Im a out of the gutter, hopefully soon to get employment animator. and I was wondering wich animation / graphic software this series is created in, I love the alignment of lines and the smoothness of curves and so forth. I would just like to know so I could try it out for some of my Logo ideas and animation projects.

cheers!

Good view on Limbo, actually I quite like the game, although it feels a bit overhyped, especially as it gets a little bit bland after a while. Still I'm glad I've spent the 1200 M$ points on it.

This is the best review for the past months!

I didn't even have to rewatch it 4 times to get the jokes, they were all right there and I still lol every time I hear the final phrase!

GFG!

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

Thank you for this. I searched the comments first to make sure I wasn't just the 34th person to say this. This is so rarely quoted correctly, and it affects the meaning quite a bit, that it's worth it to point out the correct version whenever possible.

With Yahtzee's intellectual content underlying the humor this really is the sort of thing that I suspect he likes to get right, despite the funny.

Bottom line; money is neutral, it can be used to great good, the evil done in pursuit of it, and valuing it more than people, is what's wrong.

And can someone tell a Yank, is Branston Pickle sweet, like American relish, or sour like a dill pickle?

Only visited the U.K. once for five days and never had it.

wonkify:

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

Thank you for this. I searched the comments first to make sure I wasn't just the 34th person to say this. This is so rarely quoted correctly, and it affects the meaning quite a bit, that it's worth it to point out the correct version whenever possible.

With Yahtzee's intellectual content underlying the humor this really is the sort of thing that I suspect he likes to get right, despite the funny.

Bottom line; money is neutral, it can be used to great good, the evil done in pursuit of it, and valuing it more than people, is what's wrong.

And can someone tell a Yank, is Branston Pickle sweet, like American relish, or sour like a dill pickle?

Only visited the U.K. once for five days and never had it.

He does say in the review that "They say that money is the root of all evil." And considering that most people (assumed to be "they") regurgitate the phrase in that form, then he would be correct in his use. He doesn't say "They originally said that..." after all. Sayings have a habit of mutation over time, until they become something else entirely on the surface, but still recognizable in their meaning.

Or he just got it wrong, take your pick.

And I have no idea what Branston pickle tastes like, other than a friend telling me that it is just like chopped dills in a sweet sauce, and it apparently goes well with cheeses.

Roninraver:

wonkify:

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

Thank you for this. I searched the comments first to make sure I wasn't just the 34th person to say this. This is so rarely quoted correctly, and it affects the meaning quite a bit, that it's worth it to point out the correct version whenever possible.

With Yahtzee's intellectual content underlying the humor this really is the sort of thing that I suspect he likes to get right, despite the funny.

Bottom line; money is neutral, it can be used to great good, the evil done in pursuit of it, and valuing it more than people, is what's wrong.

And can someone tell a Yank, is Branston Pickle sweet, like American relish, or sour like a dill pickle?

Only visited the U.K. once for five days and never had it.

He does say in the review that "They say that money is the root of all evil." And considering that most people (assumed to be "they") regurgitate the phrase in that form, then he would be correct in his use. He doesn't say "They originally said that..." after all. Sayings have a habit of mutation over time, until they become something else entirely on the surface, but still recognizable in their meaning.

Or he just got it wrong, take your pick.

And I have no idea what Branston pickle tastes like, other than a friend telling me that it is just like chopped dills in a sweet sauce, and it apparently goes well with cheeses.

Thanks!

I may have been Ninja'd on this, but if not, here's a quote from the review:

"Rich businessmen who wear tight suits who won't even put 20 cents in a gunball machine if the can't expect a return of investments are the root of all bland samey action adventure clones kneeling on the bed of a dried up watering hole licking the dirt for moisture."

Also, the spider is so far my #1 favorite antagonist of 2010. So far...

ah well, time to go play SC2

ehhh I'm not spending money on much of anything these days it seems
DeathSpank just doesn't seem to be something I wanna invest in, Limbo is definitely something I wanna try out eventually but I'm not willing to shell out the money atm
I did rent War for Cybertron tho hahaha...gameplay was great, but the Decepticon levels were bleh. felt good when I finished it tho, so I guess that's cool and serves the point of gaming

now for the September game releases...oh yes oh boy

Good reviews, Limbo seems interesting, but I'm not buying either.

Really came here to say the actual phrase is "The love of money is the root of all evil". Which is really what Yahtzee said when he switched it to people.

We like to objectify evil; TV, Games, Guns, Money, Sex, and Gummi bears are evil. Wrong, what humans choose to do with or without such items is evil. Saying that money is the root of all evil is just a cop-out which takes the blame off of the human element.

Oh yeah, and that one guy of the same name in these forums.

... though those gummi bears...

I loved the little "Angry Birds" shout-out/assault-and-battery
Also, THANK YOU for also seeing that the first Scary Movie was a parody of a parody. Which is the 2nd worst kind of parody, just behind 'parody of a bunch of movie trailers we found'

Technically, the saying is "the love of money is the root of all evil."

But yes, Scary Movie did make the collective IQ of the world drop several points. I actually felt it.

Charming as always

I have yet to play DeathSpank, but I can say that Limbo is incredibly overrated in my eyes. Yes, its a platformer that starts out really strong, but come the mid-way point, after being grabbed by the brain munching worm for the 3-4th time, I kinda realized that this game doesn't really go anywhere (Other then to the right, but that is beyond the point.) and the ending was a bigger disappointment then the ending to Lost or the Sopranos.

I loved his review of Transformers:War for Cybertron. Short and to the point.

Seriously though Yahtzee, you have to review Starcraft 2. Even other caustic critics like AngryJoe are bending over and spreading their bumholes for this game. We need some hate in here!!!

I'm always welcome to reviews of indie-games and this is NO exception.

More of this please!

I feel a strange and deeply uncomfortable connection to this video I live right next to Northampton. Woo, claim to fame right there.

I didn't think Limbo was short...

Then again i guess being stuck at lots of the puzzles kinda makes it feel along time.

Yea, i aint the smartest tool in the shed.
Im on the part with gravity and blocks or summin like that. 2nd chapter from last i think.
Cant be arsed to get on with it.

Tdc2182:
I played the demo for Limbo last night.

That child has a death wish.

No, I think the world just wishes him dead...

I've played Deathspank twice, first as Deathspank and then as Sparkles, the co-op partner. I love it, because funny games are my favorite. Seriously, if you liked Monkey Island, you will love this game. I recommend playing on co-op though. It's a different and more fun experience to have a buddy laughing along with you.

Played the PSN demo of Deathspank and I enjoyed it a lot. BUT Yahtzee is spot on with the criticism on the tiny text. I found myself squinting so damn much. This is apparently not I game I can play from bed, as I tried to do. So aside from the absurdly small text and some other details being kind of an eyestrain, the only other annoyance was the invisible walls. It's not always clear where you can or cannot walk. I found the parody/humor in it to be a bit too obvious, probably something I would get tired of pretty quick in the full thing.
Don't have xbox so no comment on the other game.

Liked the black and white sequence for Limbo.

I would probably play Limbo if I had time. Developing apps for the iPhone is still pretty expensive but not as much as making a stand alone game. Does anyone still do Flash games?

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.

haha, same. So good.

SC2 can suck it...hilarious. How many times has he been requested to review already? Is funny how the big marketing star games especially are yearned for a review by this amazing games jester, do we want our lording justified?

Celtic_Kerr:

Straz:
THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL YOU GIANT TWAT, YAHTZEE.

Really dude? What's with the attitude. Contribute something wityh discussion value in the forums or don't post. There is literally no point to this

I beg to differ. All I'm saying is that Yahtzee just hashed up this quote horribly.
See below.

pikmintaro:
"Money is the root of all evil" a lot of people get this quote wrong for some reason, the actual quote from the Bible is "1 Timothy 6:10 THE LOVE of Money is the root of all kinds of evil"

Anyways good review as always, if I had an Xbox 360 I would probably buy that Limbo game, it sort of reminds me of "Knytt" which is a different game on PC.

Massive truck tire-sized pizzas, 2-liter carbonated beverages, and DeathSpank... good times for all indeed. :D

Wasn't all that cracked up about Limbo personally. Sure, the dreary atmosphere was haunting, but the fact that the kid drowns the second his head gets fully submerged underwater was one of a few reasons why the game didn't make me wanna put on my dress pants and crack open a bottle of expensive vodka.

Neither funny or clever.... He bitches about games looking & being generic, then bitches about something looking quirky & diffrent, think he's eaten too many cocks.

Incisive and funny reviews as always Yahtzee, much as I would really like to see you rip holes in the giant hype-machine starcraft 2 has turned into, I think it says far more that you really couldn't give a damn.

I really like when Yahtzee reviews smaller games like these...Maybe next time try out Deadliest Warrior eh?! :-P

ok, first I will say that his comment about SC2 did tick me off.

does it matter to me, no, I still play the game and I accept his opinion and aversion to playing a genre he doesn't like, even though he's done so before

here's somethign odd, notice how almost everyone here is talking about a couple of one sentence comments at the end of the review(s) rather than the review(s) itself (themselves)

as to the reviews, feels more like an older ZP review and I like that, I might take a look at deathspank if I can ever find an XBOX points card (they sell fast in this city) but limbo just doesn't sound like a game for me, I'm not much for angstt stuff.

hopefully we'll be able to drop the unimportant stuff here soon, like non-stop discussion about a couple simple comments after hsi actual review had finished.

makes me wonder what he might review next week, maybe more indy stuff or one of those racing games?

in relation to this video ill take my answer to it from a mc donalds theme.*im loving it*personally i do tend to love it when ppl other than me tend to see just how crappily put together these games are getting.anywho,cant wait for next weeks vid and cya later.

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