Zero Punctuation: God of War: Chains of Olympus

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Another EPIC review for a great game and btw my girlfriend likes your reviews too but I don't think that I should be worried ;) Thanks again and keep up the AMAZING job you're doing

MiniMaharu:
I have to say that I love this review, not that I don't love every review.
Though it seems that our friend, Yahtzee, is getting more and more sexual with each and every review he makes.
Yahtzee! Get yourself a girl, mate!
Or a guy..
I can't really conclude that you're straight, considering almost every review has some sort of homosexual reference.

Oh! And just to add to all of this, I'm a girl who's favourite game is God of War AND I've watched every one of your reviews. So there! You and your assumption that girls don't get the pleasure from ripping eyes out, breaking necks, etc.

And I half expected you to bring up the sex scene near the very beginning of the game. Pft! You're starting to lose your touch! Commenting less and less on the game.

The one part is definately true though...
... The girls who watch it want in your pants!

There was that one review where he vehemently exclaimed that he's not gay at the end, though that may be denial. :B

I think he was making it more of a joke, or just trying to hide it.
I still want in his pants.

thats weird, all other the other reviewers say this is the first 'REAL' game to come out on PSP.
personally Ive never played any god of war games, but I hate all this unoriginal crap that is developed now.
but hey, I like Clive Barkers Jericho by Clive Barker XD!

MiniMaharu:
I think he was making it more of a joke, or just trying to hide it.
I still want in his pants.

Oh, me too. Me too...

I had a friend get me hooked on these with Call of Duty 4 and I've been hooked since. He has a unique way of expressing his opinion and making me laugh at the same time. This was just another in a long line of laughs that have lasted for weeks. Sometimes I agree with him and sometimes I don't, but that never stops the fun of watching the videos. :)

annoyingnitpicker:
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Yahtzee but this is about the third review where he has pronounced a word, if not incorrectly, then in a way I've never heard before.

I can't remember the other two times but in this case it was "respite" which I have always heard pronounced RE - SPITE (same way as "spiteful") rather than RE_SPIT (same way as "spit at someone")

And I don't think its a cultural thing, as I'm English. Unless it's an Ozzie thing and he has been there too long?

I'm genuinely curious, not a troll. Yahtzee is the man, as proved by the "clumsily finger a robot prostitute" line.

According to Webster's, it is pronounced res-pit.

very nice review love god of war

Hamster at Dawn:
Should I be worried now if my girlfriend likes these reviews?

Only if she starts booking trips to Australia. If you're in Australia, I'd start worrying now.

MiniMaharu:
The one part is definitely true though... The girls who watch it want in your pants!

She's right, you know! I play my own games, though. Loved the review, and the tagline about Spartans totally broke me up.

- wench

one hundred and fourteenth..!!

wasn't feeling this one...

i laughed out loud during the ssbb and condemned 2 ones though.

So far, I have absolutely loved the God of War series.

I liked the review, but I thought that a character as over-the-top and "I-am-so-serious" as Kratos could have had more jokes written about him.

The Legacy:
Hah! I loved the review. Also loved the part mentioning girlfriends wanting to f*** you. :P

I can tell from that joke alone that Yahtzee has not had a girlfriend since the Sydney Olympics. Still, a man can dream.

I laughed out loud at this.

Primarily the end bit.

annoyingnitpicker:
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Yahtzee but this is about the third review where he has pronounced a word, if not incorrectly, then in a way I've never heard before.

I can't remember the other two times but in this case it was "respite" which I have always heard pronounced RE - SPITE (same way as "spiteful") rather than RE_SPIT (same way as "spit at someone")

And I don't think its a cultural thing, as I'm English. Unless it's an Ozzie thing and he has been there too long?

I'm genuinely curious, not a troll. Yahtzee is the man, as proved by the "clumsily finger a robot prostitute" line.

I have always heard it pronounced as the dictionary says, "rěs'pĭt" (that is, res-pit).

I got through GoW 1 though the combat was actually starting to bore me near the end and Hades irked a A LOT. I got a bit through GoW 2 but when I hit the temple and and got deja vu, I packed it in.

Nice review except...

"I'm always the first to cry foul when developers wipe their dicks all over a perfectly good series just for innovation sake"

Yahtzee, if you're a proponent of "don't fix what isn't broken" then I'm Princess Peach of the Mushroom Kindom! ><

These have to be the most sexual comments I've read on a post.

Yahtzee...
Everyone wants you!

mcderek3000:
So far, I have absolutely loved the God of War series.

I liked the review, but I thought that a character as over-the-top and "I-am-so-serious" as Kratos could have had more jokes written about him.

Kratos has become less of a character, and more of a force. Rather like Sweeney Todd. There is nothing there but the will to kill. You really can't mock that.

Edit: scratch that, It appears they have made it so it is in the period of deep regret, before he is destroyed emotionally by Ares and the battle in space. I so want this game right now. It will probably either be amongst the final Ps2 games, or a specialpart of God Of War III. I'd prefer the former.

Thank you Yahtzee, you've given me what I was pondering for some time - What God Of War III needs - more than one way to kill a guy in Quick-time. One you can lop off their heads, another you can rip out their spine and impale them with it, etc. It'd add spice to the otherwise delicous soup this series has become.

Damn you unresponsive Post Button.

annoyingnitpicker:
"who cares? apart from you?"

This is the internet, it's so full of trolls, grammar nazis and other people with nothing better to do, that surely someone else cares?

That's why I posted to see if I had been saying "respite" wrong all these years.

Another question might be "If you don't care, then why did you take the time to reply to me?"

There are two correct ways to pronounce respite, I personally use both depending on the way it's being used.

I've just realised I haven't even mentioned what kind of game it is yet, because I assume most viewers already know, but if you're one of those girlfriends of viewers, who don't actually play games, but likes watching these videos anyway, because they secretly want to fuck me,

A little of column A, a little of column B.

And just in case your ego needed a little more masturbation - an rollicking good time was had by all in the watching this review. You, sir, are swell. Very weird use of the word anomalous though. I was expecting monotonous. However, I trust your judgement.

GoW is awesome, the Ps2 editions of the series at least. great way to vent some angst with some bloody spartan violence. much like the 300 film.

and by the way yahtzee, Spartan warriors didnt fight in their underpants. they fought nude.

Maybe next week he should do this to get people to shut up about requests.

*on wednesday we see "GTAIV" as the new video*

*everyone wets their pants in excitement and clicks*

*Once you press play...

*

GTA4 next! And where's the t-shirts at?

as a few other people have mentioned, yahtzee seems to have forgotten about the dreaded QTEs that GoW is famous for
funny review, ssbb thread is well past 1000 posts now, maybe this thread could get that high?
(create a random account and spam this thread, we must show those Brawl fanboys what true spamming looks like)
yeah i know the qtes arent so bad in this game but it still could have been funny... :[=]

More games need a 'Fuck You' button. Seriously.

Also, use of the word 'bonce' = LOL from me.

ah, the fuck you button, only marginally better than the win button (the finesse button that made every shot hit the back of the net, it was in one of the fifa games, i forget which one cos they're all shit)

i go to bed and this mournin this entire page has the odd good comment and then is shared by girls who wanna fuck yahtzee therefor worship the ground he walks on or fan boys of yahtzee who wanna be bummed by yahtzee and then the annoyin nit picker has roped you all in NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! get a life people at least play games in stead if not go outside if you can manage it

yes i know i'm hypercritical but who isn't

Lzdarkangel:
yes i know i'm hypercritical but who isn't

Yep, we're all a fanboy of something... or fangirl. If it weren't for stubbornness we could all get along, but then what would the trolls eat?

So in the end. This game is good, but nothing new.

^
Yahtzee in 2 seconds.

I only played god of war 1, untill the disk broke. And i've been playing my PSP alot more so I think i'll get this game.

Brawl still is shit, true that :P.

GoW is just the hack n slash game you want to play, chopping of heads ftw :P.

The analog button on the PSP FTW! HAHA

Hamster at Dawn:
Should I be worried now if my girlfriend likes these reviews?

hahaha, mine too. that part made me laugh out loud pretty hard.

The thing I like about Yahtzee's reviews is the fact that he doesn't feel obligated to give a game a great rating just because it's a major title from a major series from a major company. This is the pit that most video game reviewers have fallen into and it's completely absurd. It has come to the point where I, at least, feel like I'm not reading reviews but just more hype and glorification of already over-hyped productions.

If a game is average Yahtzee is going to bloody call it average no matter the hype or popularity of the series. (E.g. Halo 3)

That said, fanboyism is fanboyism and I guess the general lesson is to value a title based on its actual merits, not how much you like the series or the developers. The same goes for Yahtzee fanboyism.

So, at the risk of being called a Yahtzee fanboy I'm going to say that overall Yahtzee's reviews are a much needed shake up of the developing standards and that I have no problems with his slightly negative reviews in this sea of gaming worship.

1 loved it
2 too bad the brawl review was such a weak point, not for the obvious reason but it showed he didn't want to do it and I think if he didn't want to do it he shouldn't have had to have done it. this one was his old mean, vicious and awesome self again, thank the maker for that.
3 anybody notice www.fullyramblomatic.com is down? or is it just me?

Funny. I've only just this week finally found time to crack open start playing the copy of God of War 2 I've had collecting dust on a shelf for over a year. I'm all hopped up and foamy on Kratos Killing Sprees. Every night this week I've come home from work, stolen the TV, and fired up the slaughter for a few hours cursing loudly when the Medusas kill me for the tenth time in a row because they turned me to stone while I was 1 centimeter in the fucking air. All the while my finance shakes her head at me, my swearing, and my bloody rampage, and says I don't know how you can play that crap; then she returns to reading Japanese fan fiction on her laptop while I shake my head at her and say I don't know how you can read that crap.

The first thing I really noticed while playing GoW2 was how much more of a "Fuck You" the "Fuck You" button had become. I don't remember God of War 1 being like that. I remember having to do a lot more combo's to kill the hoards of Aries that wanted to get intimate with my entrails. Now I just run around ripping arms off ghouls and shoving them up their posterior. Great fun... but it gets rather odd quick. The masses of undead and monstrous baddies just stand around sipping tea until I've finished ripping the limbs of their coworker, sodomizing his skull, and urinating on what's left. Then it's like they say "oh, you're finished" then they all run at me... until I grab another one 2 seconds later. I can almost hear them sigh in disgust as they grab their tea and sit back down.

Anyway, great review, made me laugh out loud yet again... and my fan fiction loving finance that won't play anything but Bejeweled but likes your reviews as well. Dammit.

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