Zero Punctuation: Black Knight Sword & Hotline Miami

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Black Knight Sword & Hotline Miami

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Black Knight Sword and Hotline Miami

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Magenta nutcase kitchenfloor?

Oh Yahtzee.

Too bad about the suda 51 game... I like his works...

I was giggling through the entire Hotline Miami segment. Well done, Yahtzee.

Has he played FTL? That game was great.

Good Reviews, as usual. Laughed.

To Yahtzee or anyone else interested, Errant Signal covered HL:M (with SPOILERS) in a rather interesting, if somewhat hyper-academic video:

It's an interesting look at the game and more importantly, it's relationship to the warring spouses of narrative and gameplay. You'll either find it deeply interesting, so deep it's navel gazing out it's own bum, or just a good, academic, compliment to Yahtzee's humorous review.

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To anyone who is watching these videos or reading this post without having played Hotline: Miami... GO PLAY IT, it's great fun, and incredibly cheap on budget and system requirements.

Another week, another episode of Sweary British Trilby Imp Massacre.

thanatos388:
Has he played FTL? That game was great.

Yeah, I can't wait for a review of FTL, mostly because I'm sure he will hate it and it will be hilarious (even though I love it).

I haven't laughed 3this hard at a Zero Punctuation since the MOH: Warfighter Doom 3 review. I wasn't laughing all that much at Zero Punctuation during 2012, so I hope Yahtzee will keep this pace of laughing to the point of falling of your chair.

God the door joke at the end is on the nose.

Now I'm very curious if yathzee likes FTL.

I've actually played a lot of Hotline Miami recently, and it pleases me that Yahtzee decided to do a review of it. It sits firmly in the same seat as Super Meat Bot and I Wanna Be The Guy as "difficult games that are still oddly forgiving", which I find I am quite fond of.

I have to agree though, that the hospital level was bad. Especially after I had spent the first 50 or so attempts sneaking into the managers office from the other way, before I finally succeeded... only to discover that the door was locked, and I was supposed to go find the keycard, then go through the office and adjacent rooms the opposite way I had went, before darting into the elevator.

I just felt exasperated after that level...

Does this mean we'll be getting an FTL review? :D

Also, Magenta Nutcase kitchen floor sounds pretty fun. I'll put it on my wishlist and if it goes on sale under 5 bucks again I might give it a shot.

My curiosity has been peaked. What is it about self-checkout stations that makes Yahtzee want to become homicidal?

I like the music in hotline miami and I know Matt from Machinima(who no longer works there) said this game was awesome and the music was trippy

That sense of smugness when you watched Yahtzee's "Dream Web" Let's Play and understand what he's taking about when he makes the comparison.

Fingers crossed for FTL down the line.

JackofH3arts:
That sense of smugness when you watched Yahtzee's "Dream Web" Let's Play and understand what he's taking about when he makes the comparison.

Exactly. The funny, thing is, the two game look vastly similar.

Anyways, was I the only one who didn't have a problem with the stealth section in the game? It's just like the rest of the game in which you take your time and plan out your routes carefully. I only got caught once before I figured out that there were windows you could be seen through and planned accordingly. And then... that was it. I didn't get caught a single time after that.

Hilarious review, but Purple Monkey Dishwasher looked much more entertaining when it was called Red Dead Redemption.

I really wanted to like Black Knight Sword. The team that brought us the wonderful Sine Mora, with a platformer reminiscent of Castlevania? Checkpoints aside, I felt that the movement and jumping was pretty clunky and the "wackyness" was rather tacked-on and not a core of the experience. I guess the day has passed where "Suda 51" means "automatic purchase".

I would happily stop fellating FTL long enough to listen to Yahtzee tear it a new one. I say that, as that's more likely to happen than me having to shoogle over to the side while he fellates it too.

Ninjas. Damn.

Just gonna add my curiosity for some FTL into the mix so he'll actually do it.

I have a savegame where I got decent shields + cloak upgrade on the normal ship very early on and I'm afraid to continue and fuck the good fortune up ;_; Damn it, randomness!

Simca:

thanatos388:
Has he played FTL? That game was great.

Yeah, I can't wait for a review of FTL, mostly because I'm sure he will hate it and it will be hilarious (even though I love it).

I've been referring to that game as FML, because I can't seem to get past Sector 5 and yet I keep playing it instead of ragequitting in disgust.

Simca:

thanatos388:
Has he played FTL? That game was great.

Yeah, I can't wait for a review of FTL, mostly because I'm sure he will hate it and it will be hilarious (even though I love it).

Not much to say about FTL really, unless he does a Demon's Souls style video. It's a roguelike, it's ok, the luck factor is too high like playing a slot machine that either produces crewmembers or punches you in the gut... that's pretty much it.

So I'm guessing he will talk about FTL in the next Extra Punctuation then.

Regarding Hotline Miami, it's story and ending + the stealth level...

I actually agree with this guy. I'd suggest you watch this video if you have a bit time: while you may not agree with him, I think he has good points.

Errant Signal: Hotline Miami

Edit: Lol, ninja'd

Okysho:

Too bad about the suda 51 game... I like his works...

I really loved the aesthetics of this game and wish that the game itself hadn't been so insufferable. This is the problem with the whole art-v-gaming thing. Often times we get some great artistic qualities with utter crap mechanics.

Keep hearing about Hotline Miami so I guess now it'll be worth checking out for real now.

On a side note, I wonder if Yahtzee will ever change his Escapist profile.

II2:
Good Reviews, as usual. Laughed.

To Yahtzee or anyone else interested, Errant Signal covered HL:M (with SPOILERS) in a rather interesting, if somewhat hyper-academic video:

It's an interesting look at the game and more importantly, it's relationship to the warring spouses of narrative and gameplay. You'll either find it deeply interesting, so deep it's navel gazing out it's own bum, or just a good, academic, compliment to Yahtzee's humorous review.

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To anyone who is watching these videos or reading this post without having played Hotline: Miami... GO PLAY IT, it's great fun, and incredibly cheap on budget and system requirements.

Nice to see Campster getting some love, the dude has some great vids. I especially like his 'Halflife' one, watching peeps rush to Halflifes defence though is cringe worthy. I get it, its good, now let him finish talking about how Freeman isn't so bloody perfect.

No FTL review?

Awwww... :(

Was looking forward to more indie vids from you Yahtzee. Glad you chose one from consoles and one from PC to balance things out.

Really enjoyed the hell out of Hotline Miami, everyone should play it!

I agree self-checkout machines should be banned. Those machines are taking jobs from honest, hard-working former employees.
Now playing:
Future Armor Slide n Shoot
Killing Dragons with Friends and Cooking (doesn't quite slide off the tongue that one)
"Realistic" WW2 Shooter ohcrapiforgottoreloadSTAB

FTL doesn't seem to have much in terms of humor-potential like the usual ZP fare.
The most prominent thing about it is that it's "Difficulty: Nutpunting" (Normal Mode anyway).

I love the game to death, but at the same time, I don't see much point for Yahtzee to review that when there's a whole slew of games coming out that have far more hilarity-potential.

Yahtzee calls the post-holiday season "Coast-is-clear", but I think "dumping-ground" is much more accurate.
This is the time of the year where all the very worst games get shat out onto the market; games far too shitty for any other time of the year, save maybe Summer.

This is the season we get brown crusty jewels like Amy and Mindjack.

'Unspecified criminal organisation' as in 'specifically the Russian mafia' but yeah. I didn't even know you could read shit in the game the first time through.

Brilliant episode, Yahtzee has been on a comedic roll lately. I had mixed feelings about Hotline Miami, but I think it just recieved a recommendation?

That was an amazing episode, glad to see Hotline Miami getting even more praise, although I did kind of have a question at the end of the video.

I'm wondering which ending Yahtzee was referring to when he talked about the ending to Hotline Miami. Since there are three (Jacket's ending, Biker's ending, and Biker's secret ending) that all fit his description, I'm kind of wondering if he was speaking of one specifically, or all of them, as Yahtzee usually reflects on all the endings in games with multiple endings.

In all honesty, all three of the endings are kind of rubbish, and you only get clarification if you get the secret ending (which you get by collecting Scrabble pieces hidden through the entire game) so I guess his criticism would hold true no matter which one he was talking about.

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