Zero Punctuation: Steam Roundup

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nice ending lol

I do agree that the SoA this year was lacking compared to the last. also I preordered JAM so yay :]

bificommander:
Still haven't tried Orcs Must Die 2, but I did buy the first during the steam sale, and what can I say, I liked it. Even if 2 rows of tar pits on the ground and clockwork maces above tends to kill 99% of the standard enemies, making it a bit too effective.

For some reason I really burst out laughing at the "Oh, Sleeping Dogs it out? Well, fuck this noise." gag. Dunno why.

I hope Yathzee will have time to give Guild Wars 2 a review. Playing an Asura seems well fitted. A race of small and humorously arrogant critters who feels everyone but them is a moron? It's like Yathzee and his imps got drunk one night and spawned a whole race with his attitude and their physique.

Hehe, yeah maces were really effective, they nerved them greatly in the sequel.
It is really much fun, it is of course better in coop and we all know that yathzee wont do that.

I laughed WAY harder than I should have at the ending! Looking forward to next week

(Everything that I want to say other than that has already been said!)

I always like when he does stuff like this. I think Yahtzee is at his absolute funniest in tiny little bursts (even tinier than 5 minutes, that is).

Daaaaaw, little Yahtzee is adorable /)^3^(\

Is it just me or does "it's too hard" seem to be a recurring complaint in Zero Punctuation when nothing better springs to mind?

Xman490:
Yatzee is unusually excited about Sleeping Dogs and Darksiders 2. It disturbs me, even though I am interested in them relatively much more than usual. I'm considering buying them on the basis of elaborately beating up goons in exotic environments.

TheKasp:
*looks at Binding of Isaac reference*

He did call it great? Now I can feel smug and hipster: I LIEKED BOI BEFORE IT WAS COOL!

He already reviewed BoI months ago in an Extra Punctuation. I think it was the Diablo III one to go along with random dungeons, or one about some uninteresting FPS.

Both answers are correct.

TheKasp:
*looks at Binding of Isaac reference*

He did call it great? Now I can feel smug and hipster: I LIEKED BOI BEFORE IT WAS COOL!

So no-one reads his written column I guess. He did in fact praise it a lot in writing. I guess that doesn't count, though.

Oh you're gonna LOVE Darksiders 2 then yahtzee.

"Fetch three things for that guy" then fetch three things for each of the guys you are already fecthing. Then while you are at it you should probably fetch three things for those other things so the things will work right. -_-

0_o A steam indie roundup and no lone survivor?!

Wow. How'd you miss that one Yatzee? I thought you wanted a good survival horror game. Or at least a game that honestly TRIES to be a survival horror game instead of an actin game with creepy enemies.

Hrm... Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy hearing Steam being referred to as the infected disgusting whore that it is.

DVS BSTrD:
A steam hooker is something I'd expect from Irrational Games more than Valve.

I believe you mean a steamPUNK hooker? I have no idea how a steam hooker would work, and am terrified to find out how.

As for the video, I totally lost it at the bit with Optimus Prime and Soundwave, since I just got Transformers: Fall of Cybertron yesterday. Shall I assume yahtzee's gonna rip that game up, since his War for Cybertron review was less than favorable? Odd that he'd express interest in Sleeping Dogs, just 4 minutes after sticking it in Soundwave's chest.

i still like steam and i got many games form them by now. just recently i had some connection problems and the damn offline mode dint work. WTF??? what is the offline mode for if it doesnt work. it always kept telling me it cant connect to steam network.
i know that, my connection is down. now let me in to my library so i can play some orcs must die 2 and symphony. ah yes, i cant.

i still remember that this mode actually worked fine. dont know why they have changed it.

"Vagina lasers"
Thats the scariest thing I've ever heard in my life....

Also Yahtzee not saying "Brooootal legends" made me a tad sad in the pants

Mm, you would think the orcy antagonists would at least try to engage you directly...

And that garotte option in adventure games actually sounds weirdly compelling.

I guess Thirty Flights of Love came out too late for this episode :(

When Tony Hawk came to Gamescom this year I used the crowd he gathered.
Because all those wankers were standing at the foot of his giant ramp, viewing the spectacle through their camera phones and essentiall blocking my view anyway, I snuck out of there and got into some booths whose waiting lines had been cut in half.
After all, it is called GAMEScom and not FindYourIdolAndVideoHimFromAll360DegreesAtTheSameTime.

My favorite part of this entire thing was "oh well fuck that noise" right at the end. I say that all the time. Fucking love that phrase because I don't hear many people using it.

I got a pretty good chuckle out of it.

Aircross:
Sleeping Dogs just came out...

...and it's on Steam too!!!

Now I can wait a year to get it 50% off!

The Christmas sale is in about 4 months, it will probably be 50% then, seeing Batman Arkham City was released in November and received a 50% discount on the last Christmas sale it seems like a possibility.

canadamus_prime:
Wait, isn't Sleeping Dogs on Steam?

It was released a week ago in Australia so my guess is that he didn't have the time to get a review done on such a short time.

chimeracreator:
I get that Yahtzee hates multiplayer, but why talk about Orcs Must Die over Dungeon Defenders? I tried both at the same time, but the difference is I still played Dungeon Defenders and their constant expansions keep making the game even deeper and more fun. Then again I guess the traps aren't as visceral as the ones in Orcs Must Die, also there hasn't been a formal sequel as they keep just keep releasing new DLC every few weeks for around $3.

Well, probably because Orcs Must Die 2 just came out, and Dungeon Defenders was released nearly a year ago. I had exactly the opposite experience compared to yours. Out of the 450 games I have on Steam, DD is the single purchase I regret the most. It's the only game I can think of where playing it actually makes me angry, not because of the game itself but because the UI and camera and things like that are absolute garbage and pretty blatantly just poorly ported over from the console version with no thought put into how they'd work on the PC.

It runs great, and there's reasonably interesting/fun gameplay underneath all that, but it's just so frustrating to try to play the stupid thing that I found it impossible to enjoy myself, whether alone or with my friends. There are just so many very basic, simple things that they made much more awkward to do than necessary that would've been trivial to fix that it drove me nuts. Orcs Must Die was still mildly console port-y too, but nothing in comparison to DD, so even with the reduced depth and lack of multiplayer I had a lot more fun with it just because I could stand to play it for more than a few hours.

For the hundred time: Yahtzee, play "Sacrifice". Its the RTS + 3rd Person View + RPG story driven by player interaction and choice fantasy that STARTED and inspired games like Brutal Legend and Orc Must Die 2 since 2000.

What are you waiting for?

daxterx2005:
"Vagina lasers"
Thats the scariest thing I've ever heard in my life....

And now you understand why HE is an Asexual.

And knowing is half the battle :D

Hmm Tim Tam's. They came out in my corner of Canada last year, I heard good things about this Aussie delicacy so I had high expectations... but was kind of disappointed really. Thought they would have been better as a soft chocolate cookie rather than a crunchy one.

B-

NOW i want a ZP BUS-Simulator-Review >_>

It finally happened, after years of watching Zero Punctuation.....I'm finally tired of listening to Yahtzee. His fast-paced comedic review style just doesn't entertain me or make me laugh the way it used to; I still think his views on video games are very well thought out with justified opinions and valid criticisms but the same old format of videos has really started to bore me. His jokes are obviously not predictable but his style of delivery certainly is, and that which becomes predictable becomes boring after a while. I think I've only been continuing to watch his videos out of sheer habit this last year or so when in reality I was as probably uninterested in them then as I am now. So long Yahztee, it's been fun but you've just become stale for me, I'm sure me departing will leave a huge dint in your viewership.

I still say FUCK STEAM. Fuck them for their annoying auto update of games if I don't want it. Fuck them for claiming I don't own my games. Fuck them for feeling like they have the right to ban or disable accounts who they want... and just fuck DRM in general.

Nalgas D. Lemur:

chimeracreator:
I get that Yahtzee hates multiplayer, but why talk about Orcs Must Die over Dungeon Defenders? I tried both at the same time, but the difference is I still played Dungeon Defenders and their constant expansions keep making the game even deeper and more fun. Then again I guess the traps aren't as visceral as the ones in Orcs Must Die, also there hasn't been a formal sequel as they keep just keep releasing new DLC every few weeks for around $3.

Well, probably because Orcs Must Die 2 just came out, and Dungeon Defenders was released nearly a year ago. I had exactly the opposite experience compared to yours. Out of the 450 games I have on Steam, DD is the single purchase I regret the most. It's the only game I can think of where playing it actually makes me angry, not because of the game itself but because the UI and camera and things like that are absolute garbage and pretty blatantly just poorly ported over from the console version with no thought put into how they'd work on the PC.

It runs great, and there's reasonably interesting/fun gameplay underneath all that, but it's just so frustrating to try to play the stupid thing that I found it impossible to enjoy myself, whether alone or with my friends. There are just so many very basic, simple things that they made much more awkward to do than necessary that would've been trivial to fix that it drove me nuts. Orcs Must Die was still mildly console port-y too, but nothing in comparison to DD, so even with the reduced depth and lack of multiplayer I had a lot more fun with it just because I could stand to play it for more than a few hours.

I say you're very wrong. I've never had a problem with Dungeon Defenders' UI or Camera. I figured it out relatively fast and the camera has never been wonky for me or anything. Maybe the problem's with you and not the game? I dunno.

Good review, I was hoping he'd review Sleeping Dogs.

Can't wait for that.

MetallicaRulez0:
I've gotta say, I've never understood the undying passion some people around these parts have for Indie gaming. I have yet to play an Indie game which I thought was good.

No, wait, scratch that, does Torchlight count? Ok, Torchlight is the only Indie game I have ever enjoyed. The rest are generally low quality and very very boring.

You obviously haven't played Amnesia the Dark Descent (excellent at horror, playing with the imagination of players), Limbo, Legend of Grimrock, Fez, Bastion (for tight characterisation and storytelling), Unepic, Terraria and Minecraft... and I'm just naming the few that have come out recently.

Is it irony that this is a "Steam" roundup, yet in the information section below the video neither game is linked via Steam as they are Amazon, etc...

S'up with that?

PSN almost allways has new games out for download. why dosnt Yahtzee try a PSN roundup?

Speaking of comedy games, I'd like to see your thoughts on The Stanley Parable.

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