Zero Punctuation: Amy

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Amy

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Amy.

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A game so brainless, the zombies in the game wouldn't play it.

Yahtzee, you were a little vague on the beginning there. Is it any good or not?

Gosh darn double posts.

Good review like always :D.

Aw ma, this episode was the first in a while to have me properly laughing out loud.

Too funny

snagli:
Yahtzee, you were a little vague on the beginning there. Is it any good or not?

Ya...I'm not sure either. I think he absolutely loved it. ;)

Sounds a "tad" annoying yes, running back and forth to get "cured" and get sick to get around some enemies.

Never been a huge fan of that.

Hmm. Spend all game tied to a pre-teen girl so she can "heal" you.

Sounds like a winner to me!

I find that having pre-teen escorts usually leads to trouble.
Any time you spend on this game will be like a college sophomore on Spring Break in Tehuana.

*puts on sunglasses*

... Totally wasted

Alex rolling around like Sonic XD

This game is a perfect example of an interesting idea executed shitly.

Amy... Making Siren and Obscure look like brilliant survival horror games.

I saw that Yahtzee had reviewed Amy and I started to get excited. Happily I was not disappointed.

I haven't played the game, but I had failed to grasp up till this point exactly what was so bad about it. Hearing about some of the design decisions proves to me that this game was badly designed as well as being poorly executed. The developer has no excuses for why this game was so bad.

No Yahtzee, you're wrong. It's not a bad game. You just need to lower the difficulty. That's what the game developers said.

I've said this before and I'll say it every time anyone reviews this game or says anything about it and expresses anything approaching surprise that it's a complete load. This is "Escort Quest: The Game" how could you ever imagine there could be anything redeeming about it?

yellowhead:
No Yahtzee, you're wrong. It's not a bad game. You just need to lower the difficulty. That's what the game developers said.

I knew Yahtzee was going to review it from the moment that "This game isn't bad, you just suck at it" bit hit.

Hitchmeister:
I've said this before and I'll say it every time anyone reviews this game or says anything about it and expresses anything approaching surprise that it's a complete load. This is "Escort Quest: The Game" how could you ever imagine there could be anything redeeming about it?

Seriously, it's one of the most hated parts of video games. And they MADE A GAME AROUND IT!

Who thought this was a good idea?

I think this is all a plot by Capcom to make us buy the next Resi game.

That's right, campers, buy Resident Evil 6 so no one has to make Amy 2...now that is some fucking fear mongering.

Salad Is Murder:

That's right, campers, buy Resident Evil 6 so no one has to make Amy 2...now that is some fucking fear mongering.

Someone give this person a job.

As soon as I started hearing about how bad Amy was I knew it was only a matter of time before Yahtzee got his chance to rip it to shreds. Glad to see he didn't disappoint.

Kudos to the developers for trolling the entire gaming community. Building a game around one of the most hated gameplay mechanics of all time? Brilliant. I'm calling it now, people - their next game will be titled "Sewerama", and it'll consist of the player character trudging through dark tunnels and knee-deep shit for six hours.

Ah, it's always fun to watch him just rip a truly terrible game to shreds. It's a different brand of vitriol than when he rips on popular AAA titles because there's usually true and honest anger behind it.

Hitchmeister:
I've said this before and I'll say it every time anyone reviews this game or says anything about it and expresses anything approaching surprise that it's a complete load. This is "Escort Quest: The Game" how could you ever imagine there could be anything redeeming about it?

You should see their next project, it's called "Sewers and Keycards: The Fetchquestening" and is set entirely within one long, continuous sewer level where you need to fetch keycards for a man called Dickbag McBallockfuck, who tells you to cunt off and dryhump a cat whenever you give him one.

Sonicron:
Kudos to the developers for trolling the entire gaming community. Building a game around one of the most hated gameplay mechanics of all time? Brilliant. I'm calling it now, people - their next game will be titled "Sewerama", and it'll consist of the player character trudging through dark tunnels and knee-deep shit for six hours.

Oh you son of a bitch. Posted in the same minute. Where did you graduate ninja school? Are you psychic? Dear sweet Jesus, are you a psychic ninja?

Zachary Amaranth:

Hitchmeister:
I've said this before and I'll say it every time anyone reviews this game or says anything about it and expresses anything approaching surprise that it's a complete load. This is "Escort Quest: The Game" how could you ever imagine there could be anything redeeming about it?

Seriously, it's one of the most hated parts of video games. And they MADE A GAME AROUND IT!

Who thought this was a good idea?

Well no one complained when Ico did it.

OT: Meh, so it's just not an escort game, it's a BAD escort game. And when it's worse than usual escort missions in games you just know there's no way to enjoy it. Plus i've still not regained my interest in zombies after that tidal wave that his us recently.

Im curious as to how anyone could enjoy this game...

Didn't one guy compare this game to Ico? So far, that's one of the few games I've played that has the whole escort mechanic thing done well. (Note that I've never played RE4)

Sonicron:
Kudos to the developers for trolling the entire gaming community. Building a game around one of the most hated gameplay mechanics of all time? Brilliant. I'm calling it now, people - their next game will be titled "Sewerama", and it'll consist of the player character trudging through dark tunnels and knee-deep shit for six hours.

Fallout 3 Metro Tunnels: The Game.

Nice review, but watching it brought back all the memories of escort missions I've had to do...*twitch*

Ulquiorra4sama:
Well no one complained when Ico did it.

ICO is a cult hit, which means most people didn't really play it in the first place. It was a critical darling and has devoted fans, but that means little in regards to the notion that it was a good idea.

Sooo disappointed. I was looking forward to a real survival horror game. And I guarantee the industry will look at Amy and say "see, nobody likes survival horror anymore, we need to make more Resident Evil and Dead Space." Because they are never at fault for a shitty game.

Amy, what you wanna do? I think I should stay awake for a while, maybe longer if I do.

Pfft, you obviously just suck at the game Yahtzee.

You're not playing it properly, that's why you didn't have fun.

Marcus and Yatzee review the same game on the same day, my universe just imploded :D
my universe is very small, yes

I think Escapist needs to beef up the infrastructure. Every Wednesday at 10am (MST) the whole website just chokes. Occasionally it will allow a little traffic to pass, only to go unconscious again moments later. Ugh.

Also, wow, that game looks like shit.

scorptatious:
Didn't one guy compare this game to Ico? So far, that's one of the few games I've played that has the whole escort mechanic thing done well. (Note that I've never played RE4)

Funny thing about Amy. Watch the trailer for it and you'll see several of the giants in the world of video game reviews. When you have watched the trailer check the reviews from the same sites who got the comments. IGN had some great comments on it (I think they were the ones comparing it to Ico) and they gave it 20/100. A score far below mediocre for normal games and a long drop from the usual score for crap which is rarely below 40.

OT: I'm so glad he reviewed this game. Once you see every reviewer taking a stab at a game you know for certain it's bad and Yahtzee is at his best when he reviews games he loves and games he hates like the plague.

I didn't think it had that many flaws, to think I was courious to buy it. He certainly had a lot of material to talk about.

I took me a lot of time for the video to finally show.

Sonicron:
Kudos to the developers for trolling the entire gaming community. Building a game around one of the most hated gameplay mechanics of all time? Brilliant.

ICO.
That is all that needs to be said.
This game isn't ICO though.

I enjoyed watching Yahtzee rip the ever-loving shit oout of that mess of a game.
Most wonderful :D

On a side note, it'll be interesting to watch Yahtzee when (and if) he does a review of the Darkness 2, since the original Darkness was the first video in his career.

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