Zero Punctuation: No More Heroes

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No More Heroes

This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews No More Heroes. Vote for The Escapist at The Webbys People's Voice Awards!

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There's a 100% negative correlation between liking sarcastic marmite and liking sarcastic westerns. Also making your own chutney is so much more awesome than branston pickle.

I never said anything..

David Cat:
SECOND

Ah... we haven't had one of these in a while. I missed seeing in action the adjectives "swift" and "fierce" as relates to banning. Anyway, it's good to know that someone else out there actually liked Killer 7. It sounds like No More Heroes doesn't pull off the whole mind-f*** thing as well as K7 but I think I'm going to pick it up anyway...as soon as I can find a freakin' Wii

abso-fucking-lutely AMAZING. bravo, yahtzee, bravo.

Death to baby seals and all that love them!!! I may look into this one....

the video was hilarious as usual, but the game... meh.

I think it wasn't the best one but it's still funny...
I love the begining when the music cuts out and yahtzee says "no, not, It's too obvious"

Ive been debating whether or not to get this game, but now that i have the reccomendation of the god-like Yahtzee, it is now a must buy!

Haha, I just got no more heroes last week and he's definately right about the random superpowers thing. You'll slice through a huge number of enemies, lose most your health only for the last enemy to give you slo mo or random instant violent death mode. Frustrating. Still a very good game though, and one of the few Wii games I can recommend as a 1 player experience.

And I reckon mr David Cat will be banned quite soon. :P

Good lord. Pretty good.
My theory of a Smash review this week is hopelessly dashed to pieces.

Anyone find the escapist plugging for votes here a tad irritating? I mean, I did it anyway, but still.

Red Shadow:

And I reckon mr David Cat will be banned quite soon. :P

do i care?

I was hoping to see a no More Heroes review (what with Rock Band still a glimmer on the horizon and likely to cost an amount I'd be better off using as a downpayment on someplace to live in the every skyrocketing Sydney real estate market) especially since I've seen/read/heard so many mixed responses. Bajo and Junglist of Good Game didn't think much of it, but I put as much faith in their reviews as I put in any Michael Pachter prediction more complicated than "Halo 3 will sell a million in its first week".
Everyone I know personally who's played it spent a week raving about it possibly due to the sheer thrill of having something to do with their Wii before going back to Call of Duty 4 over XBox Live.
So this review was overall reasonably informative, at least for me. From day one this game was only meant to appeal to massive nerds such as myself who like bright colours and think owning a lightsaber would be seven shades of fucking sweet. As long as it succeeds in that regard then why not?

funny as always Yahtzee................ well, nearly ;-)

I bought this for my brother's birthday present last week. And he loved it to pieces as I knew he would, despite the inevitable complaint about the differences between the Euro and Yankee versions (ie, the lack of red particle effects, for which I shouted at him for).

I also told my friend last week while waiting for the ZP! review that it HAD to be No More Heroes, since the only game I could think of being released since the Zack and Wiki review was Gran Turismo Prologue. He promptly pointed out to me that despite Yahtzee being at the bottom of the barrel (as people here put it in the ZP!:Z&W thread) he wouldn't do two Wii reviews in a row no matter how awesome the psychotic hackyslashy game would be

Damn him being right and damn me for being a week early with my predictions. Next week, I'm guessing Viking (and I'm guessing I'll be wrong despite that, since who can review two hackyslashy games in a row?). It will not however be Rock Band, as we still have no PAL version unlike you damn Americans. <3

Glad to see he finally got it. Yes the game isnt perfect, but you will never find a game like it. Love the Suda 51 origin story

The only line that got me was the last line: "...and it would be awesome".

I have to say, I'm proud of you. All my sentiments exactly. Perhaps we're due for a retrospective of Killer7, which was certainly flawed and did get me a bad rap with my conservative christian family when I happened to play Cloudman around them but overall was a very worthwhile experience. Perhaps they both have precisely Zero replay value (unless you count Hopper7), but No More Heroes is indeed one of my favorite games in the past, oh, decade.

I love you Yahtzee! You're the shit! I'm so glad you enjoyed the game as much as I did. This is one of those reviews that I really enjoy because I agree with everything you say. I agree the game isn't perfect, but it's still a great buy!

Uszi:
My theory of a Smash review this week is hopelessly dashed to pieces.

And will probably remain that way until June at the earliest. Gawd bless Nintendo and their EU/Aus/NZ release dates.

Branston pickle is awesome!

my guess for next week, condemed 2

Have to say that's the first Zero Punctuation in a while to actually make me laugh for a while after the video was finished for some time.

Gotta love branston pickle.

There should be a Zero Punctuation podcast

Uszi:
Good lord. Pretty good.
My theory of a Smash review this week is hopelessly dashed to pieces.

Is Smash Bros even out in Australia yet?

ZakCanard:

Uszi:
My theory of a Smash review this week is hopelessly dashed to pieces.

And will probably remain that way until June at the earliest. Gawd bless Nintendo and their EU/Aus/NZ release dates.

EXHIBIT A:
http://www.australiangamer.com/feature/385/party_games.html
Dated March 30, 2008

... Though, that should pretty much sum it up for you, and make said ZP review unnecessary.

EXHIBIT B:(UNTIL IT IS MADE ILLEGAL)
http://www.gpstore.com.au/Games/1556150.html
http://us.codejunkies.com/Products/Wii-FreeLoader--US-Version__EF000593.aspx

w00t?

I actually thought that was amazing!, right up there with some of the best done, good reviewing yahtzee!

So, the Jurassic Park theme song for the Turok review wasn't obvious? XD

Nice review, but that's about it. And why does Yahtzee's voice keep changing with every new review?

Thisusernameisjustanotherwasteofspace:
So, the Jurassic Park theme song for the Turok review wasn't obvious? XD

Nice review, but that's about it. And why does Yahtzee's voice keep changing with every new review?

I think its just to make us scratch our heads.

Nicely done, if it wasn't for the fact that I feel Wii's are a gimmicky pile of rubbish which wears thin after a week or two I'd buy it in an instant.

Also bonus points for having Muse as the closing track.

I thought you said you hated JRPGs.

So why do you like EarthBound?

Make up your mind.

I know it's a bit much to ask you to play through the game a second time, but I found that kicking it up to hard (I'm sorry, "Bitter") mode actually made the combat reasonably challenging, especially in the timed missions. Speaking of combat difficulty, if you managed to button-mash your way through the Bus segment without getting your torso cut into five pieces several times, please put some of your essence in a bottle and mail it to me so I may drink it and become, like you, a god of video gaming.

Ok Yahtzee is give up, im trying to vote for the webby awards but cant navigate my way through the darn website, i dont know if its me being Retard McSpacky Pants or the site, where oh where do i go to vote for you?!?

ive tried the film section, the use of animation section, public service and activism, someone tell me please!

Film // ??? // ???

fill in the blanks someone

HalfShadow:
I thought you said you hated JRPGs.

So why do you like EarthBound?

Make up your mind.

There's an exception to every rule. Besides we can all agree that mixing the Cthulhu Mythos with Charlie Brown cartoons makes for a fairly non typical JRPG game.

HalfShadow:
I thought you said you hated JRPGs.

So why do you like EarthBound?

Make up your mind.

In the same sentence he mentioned hating JRPGs, he listed Earthbound as one of the few exceptions.

Context, people!

"amusing cartoon whale in an ocean of second hand bong water" had me floored.

If you liked NMH for the sheer "what" factor, you should try God Hand.
It doesn't even try to make sense, you just punch the fuck out of gorillas and midget power rangers.

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