Zero Punctuation: Haze

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I remeber the original trailer, the one were it looked really good. the one where the guy in glasses was say 'join us and fight the good fight'. yay, how i longed for Haze back then.
but alas... i was forsaken. :( tears of sadness.

HAHA I did it on The Boss Extream!!!11!

That was a reply to someone, but my reply button is fucked and I can't be arse to find their comment again.

But, y'know, Yahtzee, if you want to oil your thighs up anyway, that's fine too. :)

Yahtzee needs to get over his hatred of Halo. It was made SEVEN years ago! It was a good game back then. You can drivel on about unoriginal features all you like, it was the delivery that made it.

Regenerating health was used in an old X-Men game, yes ROTT had dual weilding, yes Duke Nukem had melee combat. Suprisingly, it wasn't the first game to be set in space. None of these things negate the actual quality of the game; interactive entertainment that is fun.

Get over yourself, there's no 'Casablanca' or 'The Godfather' yet in games. It's not hard to point out the flaws in a medium that relies on the unrealistic.

A friend brought this around to my place after renting it for the night.. and really thats about all i can stand from it. The only real feature we enjoy was the Co-op.

The idea (the IN roy) is a ok one and something new. But it really doesnt work like a brick boat it'll disapper into the darkness and no one's gonna miss it.

Thanks for another great Review ^^.
Also what flavour cornetto would you recommand ???

I haven't read a good review of this game yet so its not surprise. As for Halo, not everyone has to love your baby. Just I sympathize with Yhatzee's view on jingoistic, macho, nationalistic pricks in FPS. The fact is Yhatzee will hate most FPS games because he is a single player guy. He admits in his reviews that he doesn't do multi-player. Reviewing any FPS without the primary focus being on the single player is like going to a disco and not dancing.

On a side note, I rented Devil May Cry 4 and after several minutes I decided that Yhatzee was way too kind in his review that overwrought, steamer.

Well Haze looks good, no let me rephrase that...
Well Haze's Box looks good.

now quick question when is the MSG4 review we can all see coming lol

Review Spyro 2 - the single greatest game ever created!!! ... except portal, of course... (the cake is a lie... or is it?)

Bloody brilliant ending to that game, but the bastard song won't stay out of my brain!
Even though i liked this game a lot of got to say that yahtzee makes a lot of valid points... wtf happened to the 'amazing' graphics that all the game mags were commenting on before it came out?

Excellent review yet again, it was a bit short but if it was any longer he would of probably repeated himself from the Turok review. And I agree, the only thing that's even half way decent is the games cover.

Considering they could have done something like an up to date Jacob's Ladder... yeah this is a pretty forgettable game... shame.

I think we're all missing the real point here. Exactly how does one "eat their cake" without "having it" in the first place?

I think you can easily get past that whole "trying to have one's cake and eat it too" addage by simply having 2 cakes. That way, you can have one and eat the other.

I never really cared for this game to begin with. Maybe that's why I liked this review more than some others.

Wow. I would never pay $105 American for a video game, no matter how good. I did not find this week as good as most, but still great none the less. This is one of the last things I use the internet for. My weekly dose of Zero Punctuation.

Hilarious as always. I hope you can get to Ninja Gaiden 2 or Metal Gear Solid 4 in a future review. Not sure when those are coming out in Australia.

Um, guys? The Drawn by Pain ad is at the end, after the review is over. You can just turn it off if you feel like it.

If it were at the beginning I'd complain, but now I can just turn it off after ZP is done (although I like DbP, I'm sick of the same monologue in all the ads), so why bother complaining when there's no obstacle to not watching it?

Oh, right, we're supposed to be commenting on the review. I forgot. Anyway, on that topic, the review was solid enough and it definitely had its funny moments, the line "and I was relieved to find that I was supposed to think that" had me cackling and I loved the technicolor explosions at the end. However, like some others here, I am a little tired of him reviewing so many FPS's. On Yahtzee's website he says that the editors and he usually work out games beforehand, is that true? Maybe whoever picks his games could stop making him review so many FPS's, or maybe it doesn't work that way. Maybe you have a good reason. Or maybe Yahtzee doesn't like reviewing Japanese games so he sticks to American games, and all that America is producing right now are FPS's. Whatever, I still think someone could stand to break the tide a little. Frankly, play one FPS and you've played about 90% of them all, and it's starting to seem like the same rule applies to reviews of FPS's as well.

I hope to see him do a Ninja Gaiden 2 video soon, and maybe after that an MGS4. I haven't heard him talk much about the MGS series, so it'll be cool to see his outlook on it.

An nice review, could have been a little longer though. The only thing that kept me remotely interested in the progress of this game (Even though I don't have a PS3 and don't plan on getting one, which also means I want to see Ryu before Snake) was the druggie factor. It would have made it at least stand out if only for a moment in the FPS market. Shame it didn't last past the halfway mark, which was kind of stupid if you think about it.

Oh well. Just another FPS lost in the wind.
Kyouger.

1trakm1nd:

now quick question when is the MSG4 review we can all see coming lol

At a guess next Wednesday

I've always made that point about having cake and eating it too. The phrase sort of implies that you could eat the cake without having it.

beddo:

Get over yourself, there's no 'Casablanca' or 'The Godfather' yet in games. It's not hard to point out the flaws in a medium that relies on the unrealistic.

Unfortunately, this is no longer true in a literal sense.

UpInSmoke:

beddo:

Get over yourself, there's no 'Casablanca' or 'The Godfather' yet in games. It's not hard to point out the flaws in a medium that relies on the unrealistic.

Unfortunately, this is no longer true in a literal sense.

Or in either sense...http://www.casablancathegame.com/

Another good review. I haven't play (Or will I, no PS3) Haze, but as a big internet nerd the games been crammed down everybody's face for the last few years. Its funny in many ways to see it fall on its over confident face. If only those devs spent a little more time on the game and a little less on throwing out teasers to the game-staved PS3 owners.

Love to see an Age of Conan review, its got so many flaws and not nearly enough reviews, just a bunch of "Its so pretty!" garbage.

Great review, also i picked up on the Evangelion reference.
Anyway, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Ninja Gaiden 2 have both come out here.
Though they came out the week he was in NYC. I don't think he could've played AND made a review about either on such short notice.

I am horrified! Why are the movies blocked from temporary the internet files!? WTF? This is disgusting! I used to download all the movies and store them on my laptop at home (you know, because they're awsome) but now I find they no longer appear in the temp. internet files! I have dial-up at home so I can only watch them at college ... not happy, am saddened by this turn of events. So much for collecting the movies. Is there ANYWAY to download them?

To me this just seems a revolting move by the escaptistmagazine to draw more people to the site ... I 'HAD' respect, all I can say is that, well ... disapointed.

I was going to buy Haze, now it doesnt look so good lol

I Can't find anywhere better to say this;

STOP adding previews to other things at the end of clips, If I wanted to watch it I WOULD FUCKING WATCH IT!

It was a very funny review, I don't know why yahtzee hates halo so much but other than that it was great

Yea, Halo is a great game, maybe because of Campaign, it was shorter and the marine's were dumb, they hardly did anything except get in your way.

Meagdoomer:
I Can't find anywhere better to say this;

STOP adding previews to other things at the end of clips, If I wanted to watch it I WOULD FUCKING WATCH IT!

Um, you did notice it comes AFTER the review, right? You can just rewind it or close the window if you don't care for it.

About that cake comment... It dosen't make sense, does it? I have always assumed that it originaly went "you can't HALVE (not have) your cake and eat it to" reffering to the notion that if Mom tells you to share with your brother, you cut the cake in half, and he picks which slice he wants. The benifit that you can't have is halving the cake and picking which slice you wanted (the bigger, right?) Thats the only way I can make that cliche work for me.

huntedannoyed:
About that cake comment... It dosen't make sense, does it? I have always assumed that it originaly went "you can't HALVE (not have) your cake and eat it to" reffering to the notion that if Mom tells you to share with your brother, you cut the cake in half, and he picks which slice he wants. The benifit that you can't have is halving the cake and picking which slice you wanted (the bigger, right?) Thats the only way I can make that cliche work for me.

I think it means that you can't eat a cake that you have and still expect to have a cake afterwards.

youre a moron

The phrase "To have ones cake and eat it" isn't a literal term. Its a metaphor.
There are a few uses for it but basically its telling you not to be a greedy bastered.
Although in a literal sense this phrase makes no sense what so ever. It is very resonable to eat a cake you already have. (or hide in it if your a stripper, thanks Yahtzee).

Another Enjoyable time presented by Yahtzee, Yee Haw!
However, Much to my dismay...Some people decided to be lemmings and just go with the flow.

Why should what one person says prevent you from getting the game? Like seriously, are you that inept that you can't make a decision on you own? That you can't trust your own judgment?
No, you don't have to go out and buy the game instantly, however, you could show some form of self thinking and RENT THE GAME!

If you rent the game, play it for the weekend, and enjoy it, why not go buy it?
I'm sure you have had the experience that 'Hey! Why is Yahtzee saying this game sucks when I love it so much!' The point here being; Everyone has their own opinions on games. Reviews are just someones opinion. Yahtzee cannot speak for everyone, he is his own person pointing out things he sees as flaws.

This game was OK when I played it, but it seemed like a clone of... Well, what other games have a man in a robo-suit running around killing cloth-wearing, low-tech, crappy weapon bearing enemies? Think for a second.

/End

Oh, and I wish Yahtzee would take a look at Company of Heroes, it's by far the greatest RTS game I've ever played. Destructible environments for the win.

Edit:
It's also really annoying how they use the same sounds over and over again... "Hugh! Hugh! Hugh! Hugh! Hugh! Hugh!" etc etc when jumping :/ And only one burning sound, only one exploding sound, only one dying sound... Breghda.

"Personally I think it's a bit naive to think it would take anything as drastic as a mood-altering drug to make army recruits act like juvenile fuckwits"

Of course not, playing Halo is all it takes!

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