Zero Punctuation: Call of Duty 4

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hello everyone, after watchign yahtze's videos and urinating a hell of a lot i have bruahgt myself to post on a forum, somthing i usualy do not do but hey ill go with it seeing as he claims to be british and lives in the country where we sent all our convicts (no offence).

anyways i just wanted to comment about COD4. I recently tried the game on ps3 and foudn is nto far short of sucking monkey nuts. the controlls were about as much use as a chocolate firegaurd, seeing as you have to button mash shoot your way thrugh every single phase of the game.

on a good note though, i realy enjoyed the online part of the game. A part of the game that yahtze will never experiance seeing as he only ever plays single player games and/or MMORPG's.

all in al the game was ok so i must agree with him in some sense that it was fun.

One of the funniest ones from him yet in my opinion, because it is really rare that I even get a smirk on my face from being on the internet and this one made me laugh a little bit. Even though much of the humor was childish (stick a tower in your bum), but I guess thats the thing that makes me laugh.

It was also one of the videos in which I had the hardest time understanding what he is saying (maybe because I'm from Norway where English teaching is not the biggest priority since every kid has to get a shotgun for his 9 years old birthday because of those annoying ice bears whose messing around in our trashcans at night,) but what the hell.

And I got the feeling that he was more pissed off and stressed than usual in the vid, wonder why xD.

<3 great review!

Ur the best dude all the reviews are brilliant and this one is no exception!keep it up.

I think that the review was quality, it just wasn't funny. I watch Zero Punctuation because Yahtzee is fucking hilarious, but the CoD4 review let me down.

olikar91:
I recently tried the game on ps3 and foudn is nto far short of sucking monkey nuts. the controlls were about as much use as a chocolate firegaurd, seeing as you have to button mash shoot your way thrugh every single phase of the game.

Most shooter's controls on console are a great kick in the balls of the acuracy and movement freedom. Also I've heard about some issues on CoD4 on the ps3...

I'm kind of surprised by how optimistic he was with this review. I guess it just rubbed him right, though the game's single player campaign felt a little stale to me.

I wonder if I'm the only one that noticed that he had a picture of the movie Downfall. >.>
I haven't played the game and I most likely won't, but that's only because I SUCK at FPS games. But, I DID see the scene where you're dying and that...was interesting. I think it was an interesting idea to not only KILL the main character, but make you PLAY him while he's dying.

tsukihanyou:
I wonder if I'm the only one that noticed that he had a picture of the movie Downfall. >.>
I haven't played the game and I most likely won't, but that's only because I SUCK at FPS games. But, I DID see the scene where you're dying and that...was interesting. I think it was an interesting idea to not only KILL the main character, but make you PLAY him while he's dying.

nah, I noticed downfall too.

Best. Review. Ever!

Darkpen:
[quote=tsukihanyou]I wonder if I'm the only one that noticed that he had a picture of the movie Downfall. >.>

yeah, me too but... why the hell is this so strange? I can't understand the reason of the question...

renard:

olikar91:
I recently tried the game on ps3 and foudn is nto far short of sucking monkey nuts. the controlls were about as much use as a chocolate firegaurd, seeing as you have to button mash shoot your way thrugh every single phase of the game.

Most shooter's controls on console are a great kick in the balls of the acuracy and movement freedom. Also I've heard about some issues on CoD4 on the ps3...

i only played the game on the PS3 for about 5 hours so im not a pro or anything but i felt that the moving while shooting and sucking ur own testicals aproach to the game was a bit complex, I play COD1 on pc because its the only COD game where u can kill online people without having to worry about ur stance, what way the winds blowing, where your allys are and if a grenade 50 yards away will blow you to mince meat.

but yea, problems with the PS3. umm... rite where to begin

first of all, they havnt replaced the thumbsticks, thay are placed in a shit place that does not agree with your hand eye co-ordination.

secondly (this is nto COD4's fault) i find that a leap from wires to wirless has confused me and freinds when we try to play, im constantly trying not to trip over things that arnt there (and occasionaly fail)

Hm, nothing about the psychic grenade throwing that drove me completely insane when playing? Such an obvious flaw should have been pointed out. The campaign was mostly great, but some parts like the last bit of Tsjernobyl were completely ridiculous with the amount of enemies thrown at you. No need to completely bash cod4, cause it stands above the majority of latest fps but I really had a love/hate feeling with it.

I must agree with u COD 4 is a great game for online play and i would searisoly consider buying a PS3 for myself just to anal ram it a bit more. And yes i have a love hate relationship with is also

i love it and it hates me

i might just be realy shit at games, or people have been fucking this game over since it was released and i get headshot every time i respawn

the end wasnt too bad, it was quite cinematic without throwing action in your face

yea, even though the game well outclasses other FPS games, it still feels the need to get mr tommy testoterone tits involved

Parakirby:
So what you're saying is Yahtzee forgot people don't like it when he likes games.

Uhm well I had the feeling the review was almost a rant. He has been bashed quite harshly lately (especially about the Witcher revie... which(er) I liked actually) and I guess many people were bugging him to review this CoD4...
I think it is understandable he needed to vent.

I was worried that Zero Punctuation would burn out quickly, but in fact Yahtzee just seems to be refining his style and continually getting better. There's real wit going on here, which is quite different from most reviewers or 'net mavens in general who choose the "rant" format to get their point across.

Nice job Yahtzee, keep it up.

In all honesty, the single player game is average, or mabye a tad bit above average but still very predictable and linear. Multiplayer is where it shines.

Mr. Yahtzee seemed overly-entertained by the singleplayer campaign and missed multiplayer completely.

Zvarri, another Wednesday full of lulz.

Thanks, Yahtzee.

To those that say that it is better than Halo 3...WRONG. Halo 3 has much more than this game. Halo forever.

However this is a great rental game indeed. Not really worth buying IMHO but a good rental game. It has good AI and funny remarks as well from time to time.

The fact that it is FINALLY based on todays technology is a real plus though.....the WW1 and WW2 themes that this series previously followed are not that fun anymore...they KILLED IT.

Anyways....good review bud. Keep up the excellent work.

DOOSH B:
I FUCKIN LOVED THE ENDING OF THAT GAME !!! IT WAS PERFECT !!! AFTER FIGHTING AGENST ALL ODDS WITH A TIME LIMIT THAT PUTS MOST JAPAN ARCADE GAMES TO SHAME, SAVEING AMERICA (LOL) AND MAKEING IT THOUGH THE OVER SIDE WITH ALL UR FRAVRUT CHARITORS STILL FIGHTING WITH U. ONLY TO HAV EVRYONE DEI RIGHT AT THE END IN SUCH A BUTIFULY DIPRESING WHY (30 SECONDS BEFORE RESQUE) AND PROBALY DIENG UR SELF BUT NOT BEFORE NAILING THE CUNT WHO STARTED IT ALL RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES. IF THAT ISENT SEVEN SHADES OF FANTASTIC I DONT KNOW WHAT IS ??? KICK HALOS ARSE!

What have you done to the English language?

How surprising that Yahtzee not only imbues this review with his cookie-cutter political diatribe, but also finds the most impressive part of the game to be - shock! - the worst part.

What is his favorite part? The part that has no gameplay! The part that is such a ridiculous, ham-handed, pointless waste of gamer time in the service of pushing a moronic 'message'. We're talking of course about the idiotic 30-second stumble around dying scene, which Zero claims 'made the game good'. How does not being able to do anything make a game good? That was easily the most ridiculous part of this game - talk about hitting someone over the head with a message. Calling this the best part of the game is about as reasonable as complaining about 'jingoism' in a military shooter.

The rest of his review is just his stereotypical insecure America-hating nonsense. The US Marines don't "cock everything up", they actually carry out most of the fight, which is a reflection of reality. And the British don't "fix everything from behind", they engage in sapper missions and clear some paths but otherwise are just doing soldier work like everybody else.

Makes you wonder what plane of reality this guy lives in. Doesn't matter what he plays, he has this preset 'jingoism bad America suck I'm so cynical and cool' mantra that he has to repeat, even when the game doesn't have anything to trigger that tired little rant.

It's not a bad game, the SP wasn't bad but far from being the best SP FPS this year and at some points unfair imo (insane lvl). The only reason that I keep coming back is because MP isn't that bad and me mates insist on playing it.

They certainly missed an opportunity by not including coop.

EDIT: The poster above me doesn't realise that he plays as SAS and not the British counterpart of the USMC (ergo: grunts)?
EDIT2: As in: this doesn't represent the UK armed forces but a specific force within that does other types of missions.

MP COD4 is awful - maps are too small for one

Great review laugheds out loud!!!

SomeBlackGuy:

beddo:
Not a bad review but he didn't talk about the multiplayer aspects. Also, I think all the reviews are a bit too short.

He never plays multiplayer, all the halo 3 fans whined about this when he did the gaylo review.

he he......gaylo

Good review, certainly. Not as funny as others (except for the 'anus-first ' and 'farts in your face' comments), but more informative, perhaps, and it makes my want to borrow my brother's copy of the game... because I'm poor... so is he, but he doesn't have bills to pay, so he actually buys new games with some regularity.

liberalfascism:

... stereotypical insecure America-hating nonsense.

Oh surprise surprise, some people in this world don't like a certain military superpower and it's politics. And a certain web-comedian just happens to be one of those people. OUTRAGEOUS!

You'd think he'd have the mind to keep his mouth shut about his own views and preferences...

liberalfascism:

The part that is such a ridiculous, ham-handed, pointless waste of gamer time in the service of pushing a moronic 'message'. We're talking of course about the idiotic 30-second stumble around dying scene, which Zero claims 'made the game good'

You might not be aware of the fact that Ben Croshaw is an adventure game developer and as such takes a particular liking to atmospheric game moments.

I believe he rather openly mocks people who don't share his preferences (see Bioshock and Psychonauts reviews). That's the kind of man he is, some of us appreciate his direct manner.

No man is without bias.

I did not nor do I have the time to read all 3 pages here, so it may have already been said, but let me say it again...
HOW IN THE HELL CAN YOU REVIEW THIS GAME AND NOT MAKE ONE SINGLE MENTION OF THE MULTIPLAYER???

I mean seriously, this is a true travesty. Not even a mention of MP?
Sure, ever since I discovered him last year Yahtzee is without a doubt my favorite gaming journalist, and even his not so stellar reviews (the whole one to two of them) are still incredibly well done and endlessly entertaining, but to not mention the MP means this review is practically null and void. Not only I, but many feel, and deservedly so, that the MP is actual strong point of the game itself and what makes it well worth the price tag. And FTR I loved the SP Campaign, absolutely loved it.

To overlook the MP was a grave mistake. I cannot be the only one who was disappointed since I already imagined your comments about the endless amount of twits and douche-bags one can encounter on XBox Live playing the game and the fact it virtually turns you into a crack-less crackhead wanting perks. There was just so much funny material thanks to the MP that you missed out on. Way to much.

Overall, another well done review, but I am extremely disappointed with the lack of no MP mention at all.

DirtyLarry:
HOW IN THE HELL CAN YOU REVIEW THIS GAME AND NOT MAKE ONE SINGLE MENTION OF THE MULTIPLAYER???

Yahtzee Croshaw:
I could give less than a flying shit about the multiplayer and so could allot of people!

Did you sign up just to get that out? You obviously hadn't watched him before and with 1 video per week, he simply doesn't have that kind of time.

I'm surprised Yahtzee actually liked this game! I'm glad CoD got away from cranking out the same game and I wanted to play it. I'm now filled with even more anticipation from Yahtzee not being able to be as pessimistic.

Allan Foe:

liberalfascism:

... stereotypical insecure America-hating nonsense.

Oh surprise surprise, some people in this world don't like a certain military superpower and it's politics. And a certain web-comedian just happens to be one of those people. OUTRAGEOUS!

You'd think he'd have the mind to keep his mouth shut about his own views and preferences...

He wasn't really hating on the US, to be honest, rather, he was criticizing the fact that so many shooters do the exact opposite of hating on the US, going overboard with flag-waving patriotism and the like. I agree.

As for this being a single-player review, that's what should be expected from Yahtzee. It's what he likes, and on top of that, he only has a week between each ZP review, on top of other things he does, and in that time, it's hard to get a good idea of how good a game is in multiplayer. Additionally, the experience may different on different platforms. If you play it on PC, which I imagine is the case for Yahtzee, then you can't really say much regarding dumbasses and assholes on XBL.

So we go from "Cry mich ein River" to "Essen die Scheisse". Love it love it love it =).
And don't worry Yahtzee, my this that this that this that days are over since the The Witcher review... and especially now that I know that I only need to unleash several thousand sheep into your apartment to get you to review whatever I want! Muahahahah!

@DirtyLarry:
You might want to check out ZeroPunctuation's Halo 3 review, aka the "Captain Bland's Monotonous Adventure" review, to find the answer to your question =).

Does the three-snatch hooker do birthday parties? I know a set of triplets...

Awesome for what it is, but disappointed that Yahtzee bowed to the honking Cod4 requests.

This entire game felt like a contest to run to the next trigger point to stop the idiotic spawning. And they always run to the same positions when they take cover.

MP, which I played briefly, felt like grenade spam in a 10x10 room.

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