Zero Punctuation: Quantum Conundrum

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Quantum Conundrum

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Quantum Conundrum and also Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor.

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Team Hollywood? Again?

IF I say that Spec ops The line is like a third person shootter Silent hill , will that intrigue you ?
Also I hated this piece of shit too . First person platformers that force you to jumo , shouldn`t exist . Portal is good cos its based around portals , not jumping .
And not only the game is ugly as shit , but its less optimised than spec ops (which is much prettier ) .

I take it that ending, well... someone is going to be famous on the steam forums lol

Actually I kind of agree that tweaking .ini files is almost a requirement for PC gamer,make your experience just the way you like it: By restarting the game 500 times to figure out which settings suit your tastes.
Anyway,too bad you had to resort to the Steam forums to help out with your situation,because if that person was a cunt,I don't know what the 90% other "bad" people on those forums can be called.

Hm, heard about this game a while ago! Found it quite interesting at the time. But seems that is not the "holy grail" it wants to be!

Maybe next time ;)

Wait, John DeLanci is in it? SOLD!!

EDIT: just kidding.

Good to see Yahtzee getting a bit angrier again. Okay, the ending was childish, but that Steam forum user does sound quite obnoxious.

Oh man, thank you so much for the ending. Highlight of your career - I hate those kinds of cunts.

Noble_Lance:
I take it that ending, well... someone is going to be famous on the steam forums lol

And then the forums will be flooded with other people spotuing bullshit in the hope that Yahtzee will mention it.

Looks like I won't be Chelling out for either one.

thaluikhain:

Noble_Lance:
I take it that ending, well... someone is going to be famous on the steam forums lol

And then the forums will be flooded with other people spotuing bullshit in the hope that Yahtzee will mention it.

Any publicity...

Apparently Maddox has to put up with these people all the time, sending him fake idiot emails for him to rail on.

I wholeheartedly agree on one point: If you think you don't need quality settings in a PC game you're a c**t.

Even if you do a a nuclear powered PC, sometimes you need to turn features off for a number of reasons, say, something like motion blur that makes it looks like arse.

Noble_Lance:
I take it that ending, well... someone is going to be famous on the steam forums lol

Yahtzee never gave out a name. I wonder how many people are going to try to hunt him down anyways.

It always bugged me that this was in a guy's house.

I mean, this guy LIVES in a house that can't be navigated without using an alternate dimension to place a safe on a button. Which brings me nicely to point 2....how many god damn safes does one man need?

At least portal was a deliberate rat in a maze scenario.

And then there are the gameplay goofs like the pin precision jumps. I'd also say its a lot less intuitive than portal was. I never had to think WHAT to do in portal, just how. QC had me very confused as to what the aim was in several places.

I bet that person who made a post like that in the Steam forums will probably feel humiliated for acting all high and mighty with his/her post. Not everyone has a high powered computer that can play high quality games, let alone afford one.

Finally! Somebody else on this planet who absolutely hates motion blur in video games. It's always the first thing I turn off in graphics.

I haven't laughed this hard at one of your reviews in a while, Yahtzee XD Great job.

Phishfood:
It always bugged me that this was in a guy's house.

I mean, this guy LIVES in a house that can't be navigated without using an alternate dimension to place a safe on a button. Which brings me nicely to point 2....how many god damn safes does one man need?

At least portal was a deliberate rat in a maze scenario.

And then there are the gameplay goofs like the pin precision jumps. I'd also say its a lot less intuitive than portal was. I never had to think WHAT to do in portal, just how. QC had me very confused as to what the aim was in several places.

I shout 'people are supposed to work here?' or 'This is someone's house?!' a lot at games in general. Resident Evil series comes to mind.

Motion blur and depth of field, both. *shudder*
(EDIT: No idea whether QC does the latter - just a general comment.)

John de Lancie in a video game? Let the chaos begin.

Unhappy Crow:
I bet that person who made a post like that in the Steam forums will probably feel humiliated for acting all high and mighty with his/her post. Not everyone has a high powered computer that can play high quality games, let alone afford one.

You know what's even worse? When they tell you "then you're obviously too poor to DESERVE video games" when you bring up the fact that you can not afford to run the game.

A comparison COULD be drawn between the majority of PC gamers and the 1% of the population that looks at the rest of us as unwashed masses who just pay their taxes for them, but I'm afraid to state it directly -_-

1nfinite_Cros5:

Noble_Lance:
I take it that ending, well... someone is going to be famous on the steam forums lol

Yahtzee never gave out a name. I wonder how many people are going to try to hunt him down anyways.

I already found him. I won't name and shame him here, but seriously it's really easy to find.

I think we'll all agree that unless you are able to construct your own large hadron collider whilst creating your own games engine and creating nanomachines which hunt and clean cancerous cells, you have no right to even use a PC, let alone play PC games.

beetrain:

1nfinite_Cros5:

Noble_Lance:
I take it that ending, well... someone is going to be famous on the steam forums lol

Yahtzee never gave out a name. I wonder how many people are going to try to hunt him down anyways.

I already found him. I won't name and shame him here, but seriously it's really easy to find.

NAME HIM AND SHAME HIM! NOOOOWWWWWWW

Yeah, I'm glad I skipped this one. Rumor has it that the dimensions were Kim Swift's proposal for a new mechanic in Portal 2 (instead we got the liquids) and that caused the schism with Valve but dimensions would be a terrible idea for Portal since unlike the liquids they don't interact with the portals in a meaningful way.

Also low gravity, high gravity, antigravity and slow are probably the most boring modifiers I can imagine for the whole idea of "different dimensions".

The only thing I disagree:

Platforming in First Person is not hard. At all. It is as easy as everything else. But maybe this is just my expirience of 12y PC gaming talking.

On the game: I like it quite a lot and several things were already patched (settings and such).

Azaraxzealot:

Unhappy Crow:
I bet that person who made a post like that in the Steam forums will probably feel humiliated for acting all high and mighty with his/her post. Not everyone has a high powered computer that can play high quality games, let alone afford one.

You know what's even worse? When they tell you "then you're obviously too poor to DESERVE video games" when you bring up the fact that you can not afford to run the game.

Most PC gamers are like the elitist 1% -_-

Oh and there's the generalization we all love so much making you the biggest hypocrite who has posted so far. Congratulations to you. I'll see if we can get you a diploma as proof.

OT: OK, so this game seems interesting, but it seems like they made a lot of stupid choices here. Don't make a game demand you beat it without dying in order to get a 100% completion, this could make up for an extra challenge, but not as an important part. In games like this it's good to have a complete view of your surroundings so a third person view would probably be better. Always include options to adjust graphics so those with good computers can play it with the best graphics and those with bad computers can still get a decent framerate. I might check this game out if there's a sale, but right now I'm not convinced.

Balkan:
IF I say that Spec ops The line is like a third person shootter Silent hill , will that intrigue you ?

I doubt it. A tird person shooter Silen Hill sound like kind of a terrible idea.

Finally! Someone not afraid to call out elitists. Seriously. I like hanging around P.C. forums and tech forums to nerd out over the latest hardware, but the things like wot Mr Croshaw describes in this video really pisses me off.

...Wait? This game is out already?

And Yahtzee doesn't like it?

Demo time!

Haha, the end was brilliant and it rhymed (I think). It's a shame, the game looked as though it had its heart in the right place but it just doesn't quite break the 'wow' barrier.

Here is the c-- he is poster number --
Prepare the flamethrowers

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Ha! Found the bugger! It's here, and his name's "-----"! Angry mob, assemble!

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