Zero Punctuation: Kid Icarus: Uprising

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Father Time:
I only knew Persephone was Queen of the Underworld from the God of War games. They may not always be entirely faithful to Greek mythology but at least they got that right.

Honestly, I think that this game is just the series embracing the fact that it never was true Greek myth from the beginning, and just going with its own made-up pantheon.

I don't remember a goddess named Viridi in Greek myth, for example.

I give this review a LOL out of 10.

Funniest ZP in a long time.
I would have thought the protagonist would have been called Icarus, given the title of the game...

Lordofthesuplex:
I was afraid of this. Why did I let my curiosity get the better of me and break my "no Nintendo related reviews" policy w/ Yahtzee and watch this simply because it's one of the best games Nintendo released this year. Okay I'm gonna do this commetary style and go over every single problem I find with Yahtzee's shallow bullcrap. But just prove I'm not heartless, I'll list his good points as well.

Problems:

problem 1. Stop judging the 3DS on the 3D alone. Some of us know the thing is a gimmick but bought it for other reasons. That and Uprising's 3D is actually good.

problem 2. Wow. Way to over-exaggerate the controls there. I rarely get cramps from the game. I have more problems with it being to easy to dash and accidentally falling off narrow platforms, not something as simple as aiming. And I don't even use the stand. Also, you complaining about how you like to lay on a couch and play DS? OK 1, that's your petty problem, not Nintendo's and 2, even I can't do that.

problem 3. So, you're complaining about a game having too much stuff to do now? That's the kind of ungrateful behavior that makes me hate the fighting game community.

problem 4. Visuals too busy to look at? Dude, I don't have the best attention span and even I don't have this problem in all but 3 levels. Perhaps you need too stop drinking all the beer at that pretentious bar of yours.

good point 1. Yeah the dialog is pretty corny at points. But I've heard worse.

good point 2. See now the dashing over the edge thing? That's a legit complaint.

Really not as downright hateful as I thought it would be but still, I love how you claim you aren't biased against Nintendo, just willing to point out the company's flaws even though almost all the time you point out said flaws its nothing more than trivial bitch fitting and/or bullcrap, Yahtzee.

The video isn't working for me, I think I'm glad. It doesn't like it's worth it.

About the dialogue, I always took it lightly, almost satirical, so I didn't mind and found it funny.
Yahtzee is not anti Nintendo, he just hates Kid Icarus, Zelda, Metroid Prime M and Brawl. Just coincidence! Of course not, doesn't matter what he says he's biased whether he believes it or not.

So, uh, everyone seems to be going on and on about how shit the controls are, (and I'm sure many of them haven't had any first hand experience with the game or even the 3ds) but I played a game called Metroid Prime: Hunters about 6 years ago and thought the controls worked well enough.....better than any other control scheme I could imagine for that type of game on the system. It's a shame they didn't include dual analog support in Kid Icarus. Whether I would've used it or not, it would've made the game more enjoyable to some.....although I am a fan of standardized control schemes, especially when it comes to competitive gaming.

Yahtzee has always twisted facts and omitted others to make his criticisms seem more valid or amusing, and everybody around here claims to know that. Yet, so many seem to assume his criticisms are valid for games that they know next to nothing about and have never played before. Some even defend his points against those more knowledgeable in the matter.

Entertaining as usual Yahtzee. I could make my go-to "Nintendo doesn't rehash it's franchises and in fact is incredibly liberal with them when compared to most AAA devs making sequels" argument, but I'll just take the GC and DS compliments and go check out what that game was that you thought deserved a spot amongst Windwaker and Metroid Prime......seriously, it must be fucking brilliant.

Richfeet:

Swifteye:
I actually got to play this game a bit. And if anything. I agree that the humor is very obnoxious. They don't even try to be subtle. They just plain curb stomp the 4th wall with references. Who the heck does that except for a complete parody piece? That would be like if I was playing kingdom hearts and every Disney and square enix character mentioned a specific event from the movie/game and the sequels despite that contradicting the current plot line of the conjoined universe they were currently in.

Ya don't do that! Immersion, hello? Pit whines like a little girl too about his lack of flying I mean seriously he does not stop talking about it. The gameplay was kinda fun but I did have some problems with the controls. I played the first level and my arm was feeling the burn. I don't understand this control setup. Why is this game like this?

It's a parody of Groucho Marx silly. Come one, rapid fire jokes? Monsters that look like Groucho? Really man. subtlety? Ha!! That's what you play Uncharted games for (great game by the way). Also this game is a sequel to SSBB man. Pit is the protagonist in Subspace Emissary That's why he knows so much about other Nintendo worlds. The games not giving references, It's are harping to his adventure in Brawl. I hope you've learned something today man.

Um dude. How do they know the name of the game? They referenced the game not actual continuity. You do know what I mean by subtlety don't you? I was talking about the narrative not the motley crew of random monsters (which by the way never stopped dragon quest despite having some really silly looking creatures with terrible puns for names) which has nothing to do with how the story carries itself.
How can this game be a sequel to a crossover fighting game? Should we expect Zelda to gab about mario in the next legend of zelda game or hear solid snake murmur about that one time he was swallowed up by a pink balloon (nevermind that could actually happen)?

Let me just lay down what I expected. Do you remember that one scene in the tutorial where they describe the controls? Pit says "hey that looks familiar..." He could have just left it at that and that would have been enough to get the reference. But Nooo. They went on to missname the game they were referencing and then after that they flat out name the game completely.
Please. If i'm forgetting the part where they mentioned super smash brothers melee in super smash brothers melee let me know cause otherwise. It was a hamfisted reference.

Wait did he just compliment Ace Attorney in that vid? +1 rep

Well, that's rather unexpected... It is one of the best games on the DS but I thought he didn't like visual novel type games?

Don't look a gift compliment in the mouth I guess, especially when it comes from Yahtzee XD

Iampringles:

I would have thought the protagonist would have been called Icarus, given the title of the game...

Anyhows: If I do purchase a 3DS in the future, I doubt this will be one of the games I get

The Wykydtron:
Wait did he just compliment Ace Attorney in that vid? +1 rep

Well, that's rather unexpected... It is one of the best games on the DS but I thought he didn't like visual novel type games?

Don't look a gift compliment in the mouth I guess, especially when it comes from Yahtzee XD

Swifteye:

Richfeet:

Swifteye:
I actually got to play this game a bit. And if anything. I agree that the humor is very obnoxious. They don't even try to be subtle. They just plain curb stomp the 4th wall with references. Who the heck does that except for a complete parody piece? That would be like if I was playing kingdom hearts and every Disney and square enix character mentioned a specific event from the movie/game and the sequels despite that contradicting the current plot line of the conjoined universe they were currently in.

Ya don't do that! Immersion, hello? Pit whines like a little girl too about his lack of flying I mean seriously he does not stop talking about it. The gameplay was kinda fun but I did have some problems with the controls. I played the first level and my arm was feeling the burn. I don't understand this control setup. Why is this game like this?

It's a parody of Groucho Marx silly. Come one, rapid fire jokes? Monsters that look like Groucho? Really man. subtlety? Ha!! That's what you play Uncharted games for (great game by the way). Also this game is a sequel to SSBB man. Pit is the protagonist in Subspace Emissary That's why he knows so much about other Nintendo worlds. The games not giving references, It's are harping to his adventure in Brawl. I hope you've learned something today man.

Um dude. How do they know the name of the game? They referenced the game not actual continuity. You do know what I mean by subtlety don't you? I was talking about the narrative not the motley crew of random monsters (which by the way never stopped dragon quest despite having some really silly looking creatures with terrible puns for names) which has nothing to do with how the story carries itself.
How can this game be a sequel to a crossover fighting game? Should we expect Zelda to gab about mario in the next legend of zelda game or hear solid snake murmur about that one time he was swallowed up by a pink balloon (nevermind that could actually happen)?

Let me just lay down what I expected. Do you remember that one scene in the tutorial where they describe the controls? Pit says "hey that looks familiar..." He could have just left it at that and that would have been enough to get the reference. But Nooo. They went on to missname the game they were referencing and then after that they flat out name the game completely.
Please. If i'm forgetting the part where they mentioned super smash brothers melee in super smash brothers melee let me know cause otherwise. It was a hamfisted reference.

Ok, so they should have been easter eggs instead or Metal Gear Solid codec humor (in small doses)? That kind of subtlety? Ok. I guess it's been a while since they made Kid icarus. Probably thought it was lost in time or something. Although the game does play like Brawl in a way.

Anoni Mus:

Lordofthesuplex:
I was afraid of this. Why did I let my curiosity get the better of me and break my "no Nintendo related reviews" policy w/ Yahtzee and watch this simply because it's one of the best games Nintendo released this year. Okay I'm gonna do this commetary style and go over every single problem I find with Yahtzee's shallow bullcrap. But just prove I'm not heartless, I'll list his good points as well.

Problems:

problem 1. Stop judging the 3DS on the 3D alone. Some of us know the thing is a gimmick but bought it for other reasons. That and Uprising's 3D is actually good.

problem 2. Wow. Way to over-exaggerate the controls there. I rarely get cramps from the game. I have more problems with it being to easy to dash and accidentally falling off narrow platforms, not something as simple as aiming. And I don't even use the stand. Also, you complaining about how you like to lay on a couch and play DS? OK 1, that's your petty problem, not Nintendo's and 2, even I can't do that.

problem 3. So, you're complaining about a game having too much stuff to do now? That's the kind of ungrateful behavior that makes me hate the fighting game community.

problem 4. Visuals too busy to look at? Dude, I don't have the best attention span and even I don't have this problem in all but 3 levels. Perhaps you need too stop drinking all the beer at that pretentious bar of yours.

good point 1. Yeah the dialog is pretty corny at points. But I've heard worse.

good point 2. See now the dashing over the edge thing? That's a legit complaint.

Really not as downright hateful as I thought it would be but still, I love how you claim you aren't biased against Nintendo, just willing to point out the company's flaws even though almost all the time you point out said flaws its nothing more than trivial bitch fitting and/or bullcrap, Yahtzee.

The video isn't working for me, I think I'm glad. It doesn't like it's worth it.

About the dialogue, I always took it lightly, almost satirical, so I didn't mind and found it funny.
Yahtzee is not anti Nintendo, he just hates Kid Icarus, Zelda, Metroid Prime M and Brawl. Just coincidence! Of course not, doesn't matter what he says he's biased whether he believes it or not.

He hates almost everything regardless of publisher. I'll never understand why Nintendo fanboys get so worked up, he does the same thing to Nintendo games that he does to almost every game. Besides it's not like he's unwilling to admit when he is biased, like his hatred for JRPGs.

There's got to be a better way of handling a one stick character movement with a fire button for a 3D rail shooter. Hmm...

Left Stick: Move & Aim
Left Shoulder Button (Ground): Hold to Target Strafe/Tap to recenter camera
Right Shoulder Button: Shoot
A: Jump/Special

Not sure if this is designed as a twin-stick shooter but the game appears to functions similar to Star Fox and a 3rd person shooter. Possibly could of been an alternative to the stylus really and doesn't require the second stick attachment.

I know I'm probably the only person on the planet to say this and mean it, but I honestly had no problem with the controls. I had no cramps, no anything. I think I had slight discomfort after about a 4 hour play marathon, that's about it.

It's less people think that you're biased against nintendo and more that they think that you're biased against the Wii because you never pass down an opportunity to rag on it and now that I think about it you've taken a lot of pot shots at the 3DS too. I know that you're not biased but really you can only come back to the same thing with the same complaints and so many times before people start to think that you have a bone to pick.

Yahtzee's reviews have been getting consistently worse for a while now.

Do Fez, you shit.

Iampringles:
Funniest ZP in a long time.
I would have thought the protagonist would have been called Icarus, given the title of the game...

Nintendo loves confusing the shit out of its consumers. Check DIS fuggin' shyit out!

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Anyway, funny video as usual. About what I expected from a ZP vid featuring a Ninty game.
Hilarious comments. About what I expected from a ZP comment section featuring a Ninty game. Fans of the game accusing the other watchers of being spiteful and blind sheep respectively when they just dislike the game. Fans of Yahtzee accusing the people that liked the game of being nostalgia-idled blind sheep when they really just think the game is good and disagree with Yahtzee. Sunrise, sunset, just another day at The Escapist!

As for me personally, I've heard from peers and reviewers alike that the game is good, and the cheesy dialogue in the game makes me laugh, so I'm gonna pick it up. And hey, if the controllers suck as much as everyone says, I'll just change 'em. No big.

I don't understand why it's so important to people that Yahtzee love their consoles. Why do you care whether or not Yahtzee loves Nintendo? Is someone going to kick in your doors and take away your Wiis and 3DSes because Yahtzee didn't like the latest Mario clone?

totally heterosexual:
Medusa is really fappable now though.

Interesting. Last time I checked, gorgons were ugly as fuck. Apparently, Nintendo doesn't know as much about Greek mythology as they would like us to think.

CXZ_inc0g:
I still don't understand what people are going on about when they whine about the controls, though.
Just from my experience, I can stand up straight whilst walking and I can play the game easily. Left thumb on the circley-thingy, left index finger on the trigger, right hand holding the stylus.
How come this is so difficult for everyone?

Because people are lazy and hating Nintendo is cool.
Welcome to the interwebz.

And you know what the worst part is? The controls can be changed as much as you like to whatever you like. So there is NO excuse to cry about them. It's one thing to say controls are bad, but are adjustable, but it's another thing to cry about them, trow crap all around your self and say the world is doomed like Yahtzee likes to do.

They can go into the menu and change everything in every game, but when it's Nintendo game, they QQ like little brats because they have to do the same thing they did in any other game.

And Yahtzee, there is a lot going on around the screen, but this is the first time I hear you complain about this, while games have this problem for over 10 years. Look at any shooter game and you will see nothing. They use fucking fireworks instead of bullets. But you didn't complain about it then. No...

One more thing. If you need 1 minute to explain how you're not against Nintendo, there is something wrong. When I'm accused about something I'm not, I simply ignore those accusations. Especially if it's over the internet.

p.s. I'm not mad. I even laughed about some parts. I just find it annoying that Yahtzee can't be funny without thinking things up or completely ignoring parts that beat his arguments. There are many things wrong with Kid Icarus, but Yahtzee rants about some, which aren't even that important.
And complaining about the 3D is funny only so many times.

samaugsch:

totally heterosexual:
Medusa is really fappable now though.

Interesting. Last time I checked, gorgons were ugly as fuck. Apparently, Nintendo doesn't know as much about Greek mythology as they would like us to think.

It's a game about a fucking kid flying, shooting light arrows from 2 swords and having pistols. Where do you see them even trying to be close to Greek mythology. They only used it as a starting point, nothing more.

Y-dawg, PLEASE do Prototype 2 when you can. Worst sequel ever made and one of the worst games I've ever played. Someone needs to rip Radical a new one.

Yaaay, I'm a twat. Thing is, fellow, rather vocal twats make me feel ashamed for liking the same shit as they do. Seriously, am I the only one who fucking loved both the game and yahtzee's review? D8

I loved the game from its "so bad it's good" dialogues and banter, to the ridiculously animefied mythology (which has to be applauded for providing the most hilarious Hades I've ever seen) to its in my opinion quite intuitive control scheme (touchscreen takes the role of the second analog stick the 3DS doesn't have... FOR REASONS I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND). Then again, I do have rather big hands and my wrists are carpal tunnel syndrome proof after finished the last crappy Zelda on the Wii so I might be biased.

I loved the review for being accurate on some criticisms (fuck you, twitchy dodge move), pointing out the hilarious goddess strip show and giving me more great analogies to stea... I mean be inspired from.

PS: Multiplayer is awesome, though. 8DDD

samaugsch:

totally heterosexual:
Medusa is really fappable now though.

Interesting. Last time I checked, gorgons were ugly as fuck. Apparently, Nintendo doesn't know as much about Greek mythology as they would like us to think.

Spoilers: She does get pretty ugly during the boss fight but the boobage still makes it bearable if you have a bag at hand.

Yahtzee, I'm telling you, if you want a REALLY good game on a Nintendo console, you have to play Xenoblade Chronicles.

Anoni Mus:

Yahtzee is not anti Nintendo, he just hates Kid Icarus, Zelda, Metroid Prime M and Brawl. Just coincidence! Of course not, doesn't matter what he says he's biased whether he believes it or not.

Except for the fact that he doesn't hate Metroid prime he hates Other M and IMO anyone who has any level of taste hated Other M. He also doesn't hate Zelda he hated skyward sword, from passing mentions he seems rather fond of Wind Waker. On top of that he spent the first minute or so of the review talking about how he liked the GameCube and the original DS, but no because he had the nerve to not like a game you enjoyed it is so very obvious that he is biased.

OT: most funny ZP in recent memory, but I already knew I wasn't going to be buying this game and it was only half because of the controls, the other big reason was that based on the clips in the Game Trailers review the voice acting is terrible and the "humor", if you can even call it that made me want to punch my screen.
EDIT:

hurricanejbb:
Yahtzee, I'm telling you, if you want a REALLY good game on a Nintendo console, you have to play Xenoblade Chronicles.

I would love to see that, because it is way to JRPG for there to be any chance of him liking it, and the insane amount rage that would be generated by a negative review of Xenoblade would probably be enough to tear a hole in reality.

Spot1990:

Anoni Mus:

Lordofthesuplex:
I was afraid of this. Why did I let my curiosity get the better of me and break my "no Nintendo related reviews" policy w/ Yahtzee and watch this simply because it's one of the best games Nintendo released this year. Okay I'm gonna do this commetary style and go over every single problem I find with Yahtzee's shallow bullcrap. But just prove I'm not heartless, I'll list his good points as well.

Problems:

problem 1. Stop judging the 3DS on the 3D alone. Some of us know the thing is a gimmick but bought it for other reasons. That and Uprising's 3D is actually good.

problem 2. Wow. Way to over-exaggerate the controls there. I rarely get cramps from the game. I have more problems with it being to easy to dash and accidentally falling off narrow platforms, not something as simple as aiming. And I don't even use the stand. Also, you complaining about how you like to lay on a couch and play DS? OK 1, that's your petty problem, not Nintendo's and 2, even I can't do that.

problem 3. So, you're complaining about a game having too much stuff to do now? That's the kind of ungrateful behavior that makes me hate the fighting game community.

problem 4. Visuals too busy to look at? Dude, I don't have the best attention span and even I don't have this problem in all but 3 levels. Perhaps you need too stop drinking all the beer at that pretentious bar of yours.

good point 1. Yeah the dialog is pretty corny at points. But I've heard worse.

good point 2. See now the dashing over the edge thing? That's a legit complaint.

Really not as downright hateful as I thought it would be but still, I love how you claim you aren't biased against Nintendo, just willing to point out the company's flaws even though almost all the time you point out said flaws its nothing more than trivial bitch fitting and/or bullcrap, Yahtzee.

The video isn't working for me, I think I'm glad. It doesn't like it's worth it.

About the dialogue, I always took it lightly, almost satirical, so I didn't mind and found it funny.
Yahtzee is not anti Nintendo, he just hates Kid Icarus, Zelda, Metroid Prime M and Brawl. Just coincidence! Of course not, doesn't matter what he says he's biased whether he believes it or not.

He hates almost everything regardless of publisher. I'll never understand why Nintendo fanboys get so worked up, he does the same thing to Nintendo games that he does to almost every game. Besides it's not like he's unwilling to admit when he is biased, like his hatred for JRPGs.

The problem lies in delivery. With most games, he'll rip them to shreds, but compliment one or two points where things were good. But with pretty much any Nintendo game he's reviewed as of lately, all he does is shit. Maybe if he stayed consistent, he wouldn't come off as biased. I mean, games he's hated with a passion even got the mention of the one or two things that he did find "not shit", but if it's Nintendo, it's nothing but a steaming pile.

dessertmonkeyjk:
There's got to be a better way of handling a one stick character movement with a fire button for a 3D rail shooter. Hmm...

Left Stick: Move & Aim
Left Shoulder Button (Ground): Hold to Target Strafe/Tap to recenter camera
Right Shoulder Button: Shoot
A: Jump/Special

Hey, guess what? I just reset my controls to just that. (well, except that I put aiming on ABXY, because putting aim and move on the same thing just doesn't work, since half the game isn't a rail shooter. Also, there is no jump button in this game.)

I still prefer to aim with the touch screen, but whatever floats yer boat.

BiH-Kira:

CXZ_inc0g:
I still don't understand what people are going on about when they whine about the controls, though.
Just from my experience, I can stand up straight whilst walking and I can play the game easily. Left thumb on the circley-thingy, left index finger on the trigger, right hand holding the stylus.
How come this is so difficult for everyone?

Because people are lazy and hating Nintendo is cool.
Welcome to the interwebz.

Only thing more immature than hating things because it's cool is thinking anyone who hates things you like is hating it because it's cool.

And you know what the worst part is? The controls can be changed as much as you like to whatever you like. So there is NO excuse to cry about them. It's one thing to say controls are bad, but are adjustable, but it's another thing to cry about them, trow crap all around your self and say the world is doomed like Yahtzee likes to do.

Your exaggeration of what yahtzee said is much greater than the exaggerations he made that you're criticizing. Also, I like how hating anything is "crying" now. Fucking annoying. Your post is much more of a "welcome to the interwebz" than anything else I've seen in this thread

And, games should be expected to work and have decent control schemes before changing them. The defaults should be what people are actually, or normally going to use the majority of the time.

They can go into the menu and change everything in every game, but when it's Nintendo game, they QQ like little brats because they have to do the same thing they did in any other game.

I don't know what planet you live on where most people end up changing the controls for most of their games. I don't remember the last time I had to change controls for anything besides inverted camera, mouse sensitivity, and LoL smartcasting (and I wish riot would make that easier too)

One more thing. If you need 1 minute to explain how you're not against Nintendo, there is something wrong. When I'm accused about something I'm not, I simply ignore those accusations. Especially if it's over the internet.

I don't if those accusations stay around for long enough. Also, him raving at viewers is a pretty big part of his appeal if you ask me.

totally heterosexual:
Medusa is really fappable now though.

Medusa is literally the LAST person you would want to fap to.

Seriously, think about it.

Yahtzee made me laugh a lot this episode, right when he started defending his review I knew he was gonna cause a shit storm in the comments. The only thing I don't get is he hardly talked about anything else besides the controles. Anyways great game, that has awesome music, fun multiplayer, chevos for those that like that type of stuff and an actual story that besides all the cheesy dialoge can get really sad at times, especial one part with them angel wings.

Shamanic Rhythm:

totally heterosexual:
Medusa is really fappable now though.

Medusa is literally the LAST person you would want to fap to.

Seriously, think about it.

Come on, man. Just one longing look from those perfect eyes of hers could make anyone rock hard.

Damn, Zero Punctuation is my favourite weekly ritual. Of course, since I do not own a DS, this may make it quite difficult for me to play Kid Icarus at all.

And as for "Go look up if there were angels in Greek mythology"...yes, yes there were. There were servants of Athena called Furies from whom the Christian church nicked the image...winged bright beings, but in the case of the Furies, they were more vengeful and murderous than they were anything else.

Skulltaker101:
Damn, Zero Punctuation is my favourite weekly ritual. Of course, since I do not own a DS, this may make it quite difficult for me to play Kid Icarus at all.

And as for "Go look up if there were angels in Greek mythology"...yes, yes there were. There were servants of Athena called Furies from whom the Christian church nicked the image...winged bright beings, but in the case of the Furies, they were more vengeful and murderous than they were anything else.

...Really?

Holy-

Pit's patron deity, Palutena, is an Athena analogue!

CM156:

Iampringles:

I would have thought the protagonist would have been called Icarus, given the title of the game...

Anyhows: If I do purchase a 3DS in the future, I doubt this will be one of the games I get

I truly hope your conclusion wasn't based on Yahtzee's "review" at all, because a lot of his rant was just uselessly bitching about a piece of plastic that nobody uses.

Then again, why give a legitimate review when you can nitpick and stretch tiny ass facts so they can pad the length of your video? I'd sure love a job where I can basically rant and lie through my teeth, yet remain inexplicably popular despite it.

Atmos Duality:

CM156:

Iampringles:

I would have thought the protagonist would have been called Icarus, given the title of the game...

Anyhows: If I do purchase a 3DS in the future, I doubt this will be one of the games I get

I truly hope your conclusion wasn't based on Yahtzee's "review" at all, because a lot of his rant was just uselessly bitching about a piece of plastic that nobody uses.

Then again, why give a legitimate review when you can nitpick and stretch tiny ass facts so they can pad the length of your video? I'd sure love a job where I can basically rant and lie through my teeth, yet remain inexplicably popular despite it.

It wasn't. I actually played it on a friend's 3DS

Annnnnd I didn't enjoy it. At all. So that's why.

Ugh, this was his worst review in a long time. I know he's described himself as a "QA man" and that whatever he doesn't mention is alright, but he's also been quick to point out what a game does good if it is indeed good. This was nothing but mindless complaining and sheer misinformation the whole way through.

All I saw here was him bashing minor things, most of which were subjective complaints or could be fixed with a quick trip to the options menu, and not even touching the actual game itself. That's the second half of the review. His first half was the usual baseless bashing of Nintendo despite how much he's tries to claim that no, he totally doesn't hate them for no reason other than to pander to his poser-cynical fanbase.

If he indeed liked the game through all the stuff he didn't mention, he certainly didn't give off that impression considering he usually has even a little bit of praise for other games he likes. Plus that "s#$! game for t%&@s" remark isn't very reassuring either. If there's one Nintendo game I thought he'd like, it'd be this one, because it's a franchise they haven't touched in years, has plenty of humor and actually-decent voice acting and characterization (such that avoids the problems he said Other M had), merges story and gameplay together the way he likes, doesn't take itself overly seriously, has a genuinely great story with actual twists throughout, legitimately uses 3D as an essential part of the game instead of as a gimmick (you can't complain it looks cluttered when you deliberately refuse to turn 3D on despite any possible benefits), has customization out the yin-yang, and completely reinvents and advances its series...

But no, it's a Nintendo game so all of that is thrown right out the window and then all he does is parrot popular troll complaints the entire review once he finishes his anti-Nintendo bitching and then has the gall to call this game another rehash, but "a rehash with restraint" because it's been over TWO DECADES since the last one and that Nintendo only revived the franchise because they were scraping the bottom of the barrel and it wasn't because of - oh, I dunno - fan demand or the fact that it was a good fit for the system? I guarantee you that if this were released on any other platform he'd be making love to the goddamn case that it came in.

I accepted the Brawl, NSMBWii, Galaxy 2, Skyward Sword, Other M, 3D Land, Sonic Generations, and Conduit reviews because I can totally dig someone not liking the same things I do - I mean, for example, I completely understand his reasoning for saying Portal 2 was a shoddy game compared to the original even though I absolutely disagree. Hell, I sat through his pretentious Brawl reply-bashing video because he was funny and those replies were indeed pathetic. I even stomached that travesty of a Madworld review where he makes an absolute tool of himself spending the entire review bitching and moaning about nothing just because it was a Wii game and I don't even like Madworld! And let's not forget that I usually believe that Yahtzee is dead-on in what makes a game good and that I thought Poacher kicked ass.

But honestly, this review is what dropped my respect for Yahtzee a couple of notches because he wasn't clearly even trying to like the game and blatantly ignores all the things this game does that he said games should do just so that he can keep pushing some @#$!ing vendetta.

I'm calling you out, Benjamin. This was nothing but you pandering to your reputation and going against your own words in order to do it.

Anoni Mus:
Metroid Prime M

It's called Metroid: Other M. It's a separate game from the Metroid Prime series.

Proverbial Jon:
OT: I was going to base my purchase of this game on this review. Conclusion? Well I don't think I'll bother! ^_^

CM156:
Anyhows: If I do purchase a 3DS in the future, I doubt this will be one of the games I get

For the love of God, please don't base your purchase decisions on this review alone. This has got to be one of the most inaccurate reviews he's ever done.

CM156:

It wasn't. I actually played it on a friend's 3DS

Annnnnd I didn't enjoy it. At all. So that's why.

Good.
That's the best sort of reasoning to make purchasing decisions on.

I'm all for more educated consumers.

At the same time, it's saddening that quite a few people (a couple of my friends included) actually treat Yahtzee's "reviews" as credible sources of information for, well, anything.
Especially the purposes of making buying decisions.

He's a talented wordsmith; but he hasn't done a legitimate "review" since 2010.

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