Zero Punctuation: Dragon's Dogma

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Am I the only one who made a large black woman for a pawn and called them Yahtzee because of this?

Tony2077:

CD-R:

Tony2077:
the music sounds good but i still don't understand what they say. such jokers thanks for the link

Yeah they have those thick Canadian accents but the video gets really hilarious when they make their own character.

it is but i have to ask I'm Canadian do we even have an accent of our own?

Nah, I won't go oot of my way to tell you aboot your accent...

Buretsu:

Tony2077:

CD-R:

Yeah they have those thick Canadian accents but the video gets really hilarious when they make their own character.

it is but i have to ask I'm Canadian do we even have an accent of our own?

Nah, I won't go oot of my way to tell you aboot your accent...

its about a boot is something you wear on your feet

arc1991:

Zydrate:
Holy shit, a Neopets reference? I was all over that shit when I was young.

http://www.neopets.com/ It's still going funnily enough...but it looks...urm, well...

Just look o.O

Sadly, I'm well aware that they kind of sold out. Hard.

Make sure you consult your state's laws before you Drag Dog.

garacius:
So, considering the result of his Conan character, how long until deviant art rule 34s (or was it 32, keep mixing those two up) this one?

Rule 34.

:/ I was already sold on this game with earlier reviews, and Yahtzee's criticisms overall didn't bring up anything new. If anything, it sounded like he didn't mind the game all that much, which further makes me want to pick this title up.

After hearing the opening music the whole way, though, I honestly don't get why people don't like the song all that much. Sure, it's not that well translated and the vocals are... suspect, but the guitar and overall composition is pretty decent, and it's not painful to listen to. Personally, I like it.

I hope that this game is as hilarious as Yahtzee makes it out to be. I think you tried to shoe us away from this one but I think you piqued too many curiosities. "This game has many plot and story structure, not to mention dialogue problems but it has the equivalent of follower neopets in a medieval setting." Do you hear that? It's a horde approaching the local Gamestop. I hope you're happy.

Adventurer2626:
I hope that this game is as hilarious as Yahtzee makes it out to be. I think you tried to shoe us away from this one but I think you piqued too many curiosities. "This game has many plot and story structure, not to mention dialogue problems but it has the equivalent of follower neopets in a medieval setting." Do you hear that? It's a horde approaching the local Gamestop. I hope you're happy.

It is. You can amuse yourself for hours throwing crates at children and tossing villagers off cliffs.

http://videogamesawesome.com/category/dragons-dogma/

CD-R:

Adventurer2626:
I hope that this game is as hilarious as Yahtzee makes it out to be. I think you tried to shoe us away from this one but I think you piqued too many curiosities. "This game has many plot and story structure, not to mention dialogue problems but it has the equivalent of follower neopets in a medieval setting." Do you hear that? It's a horde approaching the local Gamestop. I hope you're happy.

It is. You can amuse yourself for hours throwing crates at children and tossing villagers off cliffs.

http://videogamesawesome.com/category/dragons-dogma/

Thanks! I now know what to get a friend for Christmas. She plays Bethesda games just to do stuff like that.

oldmeme:
For a while I was convinced the Escapist is making all of Yahtzee's choices for games these days. Then a he blew out of that streak and now it feels like it's happening again. Why doesn't he get games the rest of us are actually playing? Ghost Recon, Rayman Origins, Gravity Rush, Day Z even. *Nobody's* been talking about, or was excited about Dragon's Dogma. If anything, Yahtzeen probably made the game more noticeable by reviewing it, almost like the Escapist was given a copy for him by Cap-ARGHABBLESAGGLESHAWAMS

DD is actually a massive hit in Japan and very popular in Western RPG gaming circles. There's been a ton of interest on sites like IGN and Gamespot (say what you like), and it has sold really well at EB Games stores where I live. So I would say you're dead wrong - just not on your radar, that's all. I have thoroughly enjoyed the game. In fact, too much, to the extent that I have taken a few days break from it. Playing Dirt 3 for something completely different.

bahaha! My favorite since fable 3! Great job Yatzhee!

Sperium 3000:
I'm surprised. I thought Yahtzee would rip this one a new one for not being pitch perfect, but he was surprisingly nice to it, all things considered.

I think he might've learned to tone it down a little when a game may be compared to Monster Hunter in any way.. considering how that review was received...

Which is why I'm here. Congratulations Yahtzee, you gave a fair, decent, and humorous review.

Scars Unseen:
It's particularly funny when you fight a golem and one of its weak points is right on his ass.

By the way, since we're on the topic of pimping, anyone(with the PS3 version) who wants to can send me a friend request so they can use my pawn for free. His name is Taslar and he's around level 50 at the moment. I've got him leveling his warrior vocation right now. My PS3 ID is Scars_Unseen.

Cool mine is Alke_m-z2 and mine's- I think- level 60. She is called Ladrel and she's pretty good in combat now.

This is the funniest thing I have watched this entire year. Yahtzee, you have outdone yourself.

remmus:

Danzavare:

remmus:

personally I find it to be a satisfying and fun challenge mastering the bigger monsters, especially when you learn some moves can be turned against them. Like the monster yathzee mentions that jumps on itīs back, with a well timed jump command you can make the monster land flat on itīs back, turning a high damage move into several second of free monster whacking.

I can definitely see the fun in that but I just can't find it in me to say no to a class that can shoot fire at things (It's my weakness). Maybe I'll try a spellsword if they have anything of the like in the game.

Oh, and fancy avatar~!

there is basicly, itīs called a Mystic Knight, tho it playes more like a self/group buffing warrior (think typical cleric classes), if you want more agile mage warrior the closes is the arcane archer, who as it says on the tin, uses a bow shaped item to shoot magic like it was arrows.

*tips hat* thanks, it was a commission of my 'fursona' tho a bit outdated, have to remember to change to my current

It sounds like I have to play ranged if I want to use aggressive magic. Oh well, I'll make an alt if I really want to know what it feels like to get up close and personal.

Captcha: Zombie attack

Danzavare:

It sounds like I have to play ranged if I want to use aggressive magic. Oh well, I'll make an alt if I really want to know what it feels like to get up close and personal.

Captcha: Zombie attack

Not necessarily. If your mage/sorcerer wants to crawl up the back of an ogre and cast light attack spells from atop its head, he or she can. It's not the best use of the skill set in most cases, but it's very effective in a pinch.

You can't really have multiple characters at the same time, but you can change vocation at will by speaking to the innkeeper in the capital city, so you're covered if you want to try melee and switch back.

It's actually a really good game, in my opinion. Yeah, the premise is kind of generic, but the game itself is pretty solid. My only major complaint is that the auto-save doesn't save nearly often enough. I know what you're thinking, and yes, I am rather lazy and want the game to do my work for me. But how hard would it have been to make the game save after you beat a monster that has multiple health bars. In any other game that would have been a boss battle, but in Dragon's Dogma they just pop out of nowhere as soon as you run out of healing items.

I greatly enjoy the game, oddly for the reason that there's not really much story being driven down my throat unless I specifically want to go looking for it.

In Fable, Skyrim, and other major RPGs of late, the developers wrote this story, and damn it all, you're going to sit and listen to it. Live in the moment? NO! They wrote this, you have to hear it. Characters are going to go into a deep history whether you like it or not, even if it has no real bearing on what you're trying to do. (Hey, go kill that dragon. Here's why you'd probably want to kill that dragon, even though you have enough motivation just due to it trying to kill you)

In DragDog, if you want it all, you can go find it. It's may not make much sense, but dragons rarely do. Otherwise, just go fight the plethora of bandits, wolves, lizardmen, cyclops, ogres, chimeras, dragons, griffons, beholders, hydras, and god knows what else.

Also, based on what I usually see of Yahtzee, the fact that he didn't go out of his way to rip a new one into a Japanese RPG really speaks highly of the game overall. Yahtzee hates pretty much all of them.

kyogen:

Danzavare:

It sounds like I have to play ranged if I want to use aggressive magic. Oh well, I'll make an alt if I really want to know what it feels like to get up close and personal.

Captcha: Zombie attack

Not necessarily. If your mage/sorcerer wants to crawl up the back of an ogre and cast light attack spells from atop its head, he or she can. It's not the best use of the skill set in most cases, but it's very effective in a pinch.

You can't really have multiple characters at the same time, but you can change vocation at will by speaking to the innkeeper in the capital city, so you're covered if you want to try melee and switch back.

That sounds reckless and needlessly destructive - I like it~! I'm happy to know it's at least a possibility.

That sounds more convenient than making an alt. I think I'll start eying Ebay for the game.

I bought this game before I saw this review and its amazing just how right Yahtzee is. Come to think of it though I can't think of one GOOD game capcom have done

i made the exact same character and pawn as yahtzee in the demo.

I think this game is pretty good. It feels like a combination of Monster Hunter and Dragon Age with a hint of Shadow of the Colossus. The Japanese do a pretty good job of making western rpg's. I feel ive grown out of the JRPG genre as a whole but this game has enough of the nice things of it to make it appealing to me. Most of Yahtzee's points are on the point though. I too felt lost when I reached a certain point in the game where you're overwhelmed by a truckload of quests without any indication of what difficulty they are. I even quit playing for that day because I couldnt make up my mind. I fixed it by going exploring on my own and got a lay of the land, then doing quests in order by distance from the main hub.

one thing i'd like to mention that bothers me about this game: The game doesnt have savefiles. You only get one and it autosaves. I was a few hours into the game and finally decided I wasnt happy with the look of my character (doesnt have speech but gets facetime in cutscenes) and my pawn. Forcing me to restart. And even now, as a result of detailed character customization, I often get new character ideas wich I can't realize because doing so would overwrite my current game.

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