Zero Punctuation: Super Mario Galaxy

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Super Mario Galaxy

This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee takes on the plumber.

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Well, that certainly gives an interesting perspective on the game.
But then again, if it didn't I'd be pretty damn surprised.
Great job once again!

what... no comments about UR MR GAY?
a great...well enjoyable game...really!

Still my game of the year, sadly if you put any game in a certain way they would suck a bit. One thing he got wrong though was twisting the Wiimote a lot, you just have to do a slight twick of the wrist to do so. Good review overall

lol, nintendo.

Great stuff as always.

I've been waiting for the latest one :D

Awesome XD

BTW, Yahtzee's chair is squeeking, yes! most useless comment evar!!!

brilliant!!

i wonder if yahtzee has watched the office.

and if he has, isnt little britian a pile of shit.

I want to play this Mario Galaxy with the horrible camera angle. Mine seems perfect, and you may wanna take the lead weights of your Wiimote as waggle isn't exactly a taxing exercise.

Another interesting comment, is how you explain all the different spin-offs in to Mario franchise, that involve the characters off Go-Karting, playing tennis, ramming pills in peoples mouths, but then later on explain that Mario does nothing different.

Epic no less, and true.

In before butthurt Nintendrones.

Also, loved the review.

Good stuff. You described my frustrations with the Bowser/Mario/Peach issue to a tee.

good stuff m8 welldone once more :)

8Track:
I want to play this Mario Galaxy with the horrible camera angle. Mine seems perfect, and you may wanna take the lead weights of your Wiimote as waggle isn't exactly a taxing exercise.

Another interesting comment, is how you explain all the different spin-offs in to Mario franchise, that involve the characters off Go-Karting, playing tennis, ramming pills in peoples mouths, but then later on explain that Mario does nothing different.

notice how all the spinoffs are not originals, we're up to about mario party 8 and i think the 5th mario kart game.
all the spinoffs take elements from other games and/or are the same old bullshit with a new number at the end of the name.

i knew i wasnt the only 4chan lurker here!

I've only done the first two worlds so far but I'm enjoying it quite a bit more then the last two 3D Mario games.

Well for the first time I find myself disagreeing about a Yahtzee review, weird that...

I thought that the whole gravity thing was the best part of the game, it gave a greater sense of freedom than a normal 3D platformer does and its fun to see if you can long jump right around a planet, and the camera was pretty much the best one any game has had in a long time, it never got stuck and was almost always in the best place to see the action.

I wouldn't disagree that a few bits of it felt a bit gimmicky but then again that describes a hell of a lot of games anyway (and I don't just mean Wii games). And yes, the boss fights were almost all terrible, especially the Bowser last ones.

Anyway, that's my irrelevant opinion cast out into the murky waters of the internet.

MrKeroChan:
what... no comments about UR MR GAY?
a great...well enjoyable game...really!

Lol yeah I was wondering where a comment about that was. :( Oh well. It's still a great review. Haven't had a chance to play the game though.

At least it's not a game trying to sell itself purely on it's gimmicks (I'm looking at you timeshift...) core gameplay THEN Gimmicks is the order and that's the way Super Mario Galaxy seems to have taken it... a few updates on the old Mario sixtyfour system but with same formula that saw sixtyfour through two incarnations on the sixtyfour and the DS.

NO NUMBERS... WOO

lol yahtzee sounds hungover :P

anyways good review, this game has had a lot of rave reviews... tempts me now.

For me the best bit was bowser getting some off peach/daisy at the end of the review, poor mario never really wins. See we have to all realise that a princess isn't gonna go for a plumber on mushrooms...

He was pretty positive on this game, which is good because I'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who could HATE this game. I mean, from what little I've played, it's basically just pure, condensed FUN.

Be that as it may, I'm fully in Yahtzee's boat when it comes to new franchises being made. Sure, I love Zelda and Metroid and Mario, but of those three only Metroid has truly innovated itself in the past five years, and that was two games ago--the sequels have only improved upon the initial innovation, not changed it further, and none of the actual bad stuff has been removed, so it would be duly nice to have a new Nintendo franchise prop up, akin to how Warioware worked, but go even further, give us a BRAND NEW universe/characters to explore and leave Mario alone for awhile.

I mean, Miyamoto's already getting bored of the series,seeing as how his most exciting project (in his eyes) is a board that you can step on and off of.

Wee.

LOL best review for some time! I loved it!

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Nintendo creating a new franchise and having it be as successful as Zelda, Metroid and Mario have been is like me having sex with Rafael Nadal.

I'd love it to happen, but we all know its extremely unlikely.

And I'd rather be a butthurt Nintendrone than a Halo player.

I thought the review was disgusting, terrible, and unfair, and Yahtzee should be ashamed of himself for creating such a repulsive video. It completely undermined all the positive aspects of the game and featured the always vain Yahtzee blabbering away (practically whining) about some tiny flaw that wouldn't be at all noticable to the attention of any normal person. In his attempt to make every review negative, he has completely destroyed any integrity he has, and this review is only more evidence that NO ONE should even attempt to take his "reviews" seriously.

So basically, it was another great episode of Zero Punctuation. Keep it up, man.

AK3515:

notice how all the spinoffs are not originals, we're up to about mario party 8 and i think the 5th mario kart game.
all the spinoffs take elements from other games and/or are the same old bullshit with a new number at the end of the name.

Execpt that even as spin-offs, they're all great stand alone titles.

The guy is paid to give a negative review of a game.
Even in this review, he points out he enjoyed the game and played it to the end, and then forces himself to find negative points, which consisted of taking apart the franchise, instead of providing a review of the game with some shred of journalism and intelligent thought.

And as for "Wow I thought I was the only 4chan lurker". 1&2.

this seemed to be the slowest he has ever talked in one of these. he sounded hung-over. he didn't seem as into it as the earlier ones. made this one not as fun.

Thank god hes back and not another craptastic wow video

I have no qualms with the review, but I am growing weary of the Yahtzee review style.

His voice is certainly distinct, but that distinction relies on too many repeating gags. It starts to feel as if he can't create a review without forcing the inclusion of the same humorous elements week after week. It is as if there is a compulsive need to be humorous, and when that happens the content becomes not unlike a late night talk show host's monologue - formulaic.

It is an odd statement to make about a review, but I would venture to say that to have seen one Zero Punctuation episode is to have seen them all.

I really don't enjoy this game. It's just so boring from the 30 minutes I've played of it, and not even Yahtzee finds anything wrong with it so I suppose I'll give it another go.

In his video he sounds really sad and tired, I'm surprised no one else has commented on this.

Curse you, Luigi's Purple Coins!

tendo82:
I have no qualms with the review, but I am growing weary of the Yahtzee review style.

His voice is certainly distinct, but that distinction relies on too many repeating gags. It starts to feel as if he can't create a review without forcing the inclusion of the same humorous elements week after week. It is as if there is a compulsive need to be humorous, and when that happens the content becomes not unlike a late night talk show host's monologue - formulaic.

It is an odd statement to make about concerning a review, but I would venture to say that to have seen one Zero Punctuation episode is to have seen them all.

I don't think he recycles his gags that much, the only thing i can complaint about, is how it sounds like he made it 6 AM, 1. january, after a new year party with Jack Daniels and friends.

still waiting for Crysis....but PC gamers only exist in fairy tales so I guess that's to be expected. Honestly this is the first video to bore me. I just don't like the Nintendo reviews at all (I bought a Wii before finally getting a 360, back off fanbois) because you can trod on the stuff that _everyone_ knows Nintendo is guilty of. There's none of the stuff that is truely funny because making a joke about how many Mario games he saves Peach in isn't very funny, it's the sad truth that we're all used to and mostly, accept. If Mario DIDN'T save Peach then I think the earth would tremble and japan would sink into the ocean.

btw I love Yahtzee's reviews still, I just think it's stupid he has to review Nintendo games just cause everyone owns a Wii, this is like MST3K, you don't HAVE to bash the latest Cohen Bros film because it just came out and make a joke about John Goodman being in it...

Which BTW is John Goodman in the latest Cohen film?

Wow, this is getting seriously tiresome.

Is there anything this guy actually likes?

He's not paid for objective reviews, he's paid to rip games to pieces. He revels in the fun of dismantling years of development as he takes one of the games of the year and throws it to the lions, The fevered crowd wait for the carnage.

All hail Caeser.

Not often will I agree totally with Yahtzee's reviews (though I always enjoy them an he often makes good points), but, well, I can't really complain here. I played SMG and, fun though it was, the life counter quickly reached twenty-plus, the camera was wonky as hell, especially since hitting the camera button kept making the camera view having Mario upside down, exactly what I didn't want, and on occasion it made me motion sick.

Also, why do I need a little guy to help me twirl?

And why does Peach keep getting called "My special one?" I thought Nintendo was past the Engrish...

To be fair, though, I think the only platformers whose camera I've actually liked is the PoP series. It's just hard to put together a moving camera for a game that has a constantly changing perspective.

Lucien21:
Wow, this is getting seriously tiresome.

Is there anything this guy actually likes?

He's not paid for objective reviews, he's paid to rip games to pieces. He revels in the fun of dismantling years of development as he takes one of the games of the year and throws it to the lions, The fevered crowd wait for the carnage.

All hail Caeser.

Uh, he liked SMG. He just found some faults with aspects of the game, especially how it follows the Mario carbon-copy storyline verbatim.

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