Zero Punctuation: Alone in the Dark

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I really hate that F***ing Black S*** as well. Its the only thing that is keeping me from ever compleating that game.

I think its safe to say burning my game was as easy as killing those scum ingame.

Just kidding, I returned it for a copy of Fall of Liberty.

How is it that ZP is legaly allowed to make Video Game Reviews Using Pictures and Songs that are under copyright. He used the "fair use" argument, but he gets paied for these videos, which is illegal, isn't it? i wounder about that evertime i watch a video.

Lystic7:
How is it that ZP is legaly allowed to make Video Game Reviews Using Pictures and Songs that are under copyright. He used the "fair use" argument, but he gets paied for these videos, which is illegal, isn't it? i wounder about that evertime i watch a video.

Looks like Yahtzee just divided by zero or something, I guess everything he does will eventually infringe something.

Great as always. I liked the Terry and Gonad bit. =P

Ungodly funny. Flawless! That and i think many many MANY new game titles have some gonad syndrome.

Lystic7:
How is it that ZP is legaly allowed to make Video Game Reviews Using Pictures and Songs that are under copyright. He used the "fair use" argument, but he gets paied for these videos, which is illegal, isn't it? i wounder about that evertime i watch a video.

Just because you're making money off of it does NOT necessarily negate fair use (though it sometimes does). For example, Ebert and Roeper make money off of their reviews, but it's still fair use for them to show clips from the movie they're reviewing.

Fair use is a fairly hazy subject though, and there's a bit of an absence of definite rules dictating what does/doesn't count as it.

And here i was thinking you had lost it with your last review.

Lord_Seth:

CyberAkuma:
Great review.

I really enjoyed the solid criticism.

I really don't understand how people could seriously have any disapointments with this game
ALL the Alone in the Dark games have been mediocre; at beast.

Based on GameRankings:
Alone in the Dark 90%
Alone in the Dark 2 70%
Alone in the Dark 3 70%
Alone in the Dark: TNN69%
Alone in the Dark 200854%

The Alone in the Dark series have always been mediocre.
Awful controls, truly God-awful controls ruin the game, bad design choices and adding the fact that they're just not adding anything new or exciting to the horror-game franchaise just sums up the whole point of Alone in the Dark.

Oh and also the new music rocks. :)

How is 90% "mediocre"? I think considering 70% to be mediocre is already stressing the definition, let alone 90%.

I agree. I could see how 54% is mediocre, no question, but 70% should not be a mediocre rating. Unfortunately that's how its viewed nowadays thanks to many publications.

In any event, hilarious review especially now that it's warned me away from this game that I sadly thought was going to be good but of course fell victim to horrible execution.

Mmm, semen. Sorry! Um.

Terry and Gonad should become regulars, methinks. However, I do believe that's about the third or fourth time you've claimed that you never bow down to public pressure to review a game...

You're the public's bitch. Admit it. You love it. Mm, semen.

First, could you change the intro so that the music is chosen week by week again? I always loved that.
I guess you did well with the material you had but what I heard here was the same thing that I heard from every normal reviewing outlet: brilliant concepts, terrible execution. I know that this is primarily comedy but I prefer it when Yahtzee rips on a universally beloved game and points out the faults that nobody else is willing to mention. I know that those games don't come on trees, but why not the new Battlefield game? I know that you've been reviewed quite a few FPS' but at least you would (probably) have a different perspective on it.

AceDiamond:
...but 70% should not be a mediocre rating. Unfortunately that's how its viewed nowadays thanks to many publications.

I see this a lot these days, and what I would like to know is where people are getting this idea. It may be just me, but all the magazines I've read say, in bold print no less, that 5 out of 10/50% out of 100% and what have you are, in fact, average, and 7 out of ten is "good".

an excellent review.

im going to continue to work in the world to turn your quotes into common sayings.

"Sniff."

lmao cock up peninsula XDDD
oh yahtzee ive missed your video's while i was on "holiday"
im glad you kept your new opening, it rocks :P
stay charismatic yahtzee ^-^ your reviews always make me laugh

My favourite part was when he admitted the majority was right.

At the ending, when he summed up the game, it disturbed me.

I don't know why, but the word "spunk" really...errr...disturbs me O.o; *shudders*

Still great, my favorite one to date.

My fiancee is playing this game right now. She deliberately went against Yahtzee on this one, but so far she's had the exact same complaints. Right now she's doing a driving sequence for about the 20th time while flying hellbats eat pieces of the car and her useless companion shouts out directions about four seconds after they would have been useful. Part of the problem is an obnoxious hintbox that tells her every time she restarts that she needs to drive fast or hit obstacles violently to shake the bats off, that prevents her from seeing several of the turns early on in the sequence so her car is already messed up before she gets halfway.
She ran through and restarted the sequence three times while I wrote this. no wonder finishing a chapter without skipping earns an achievement on the 360. The fact that there are a lot of gamekilling flaws like this has honestly killed any desire I have to play it, and I was willing to overlook the killer floor goo and ham-slice wound decals because what the game does have is a lot of great gameplay elements and is generally quite interesting enough to make up for those flaws. Other parts feel just plain broken.

Awesome vid Yahtzee ! Funny as always. I wonder, will you be reviewing rockband anytime soon? I would love to here your opinion on the whole plastic instrument band concept.

This review is one of your better ones in awhile! No. No I do not. i reject your stupid arbitrary game play... that part with the visual of you kicking the TV had me dying.

and like many others mentioned the Terry/Gonad was great. Darn that Gonad he has to ruin everything....

This Saved Yahtzee for me. His last few videos have been really bland and i was about to label this the same (bit above the recent blandness), but then my new favorite quote appeared
Yahtzee - No... No i do not. reject your stupid arbitrary game play
LOL

Another funny, insightful review from everyone's favorite curmudgeonly Aussie gamer.

As for the intro music, it'll never grow on me, but I've resigned myself to it.

Lord_Seth:

windfish:
It's not to make more money - it's to avoid breaking two copyrights every Wednesday. And plus, the new music is perfectly fine. There is probably a way to still use the old songs and not break copyrights, but it probably involves a lot of paperwork, which is in a way MORE professional and boring. So this way we stay legal, we get some kickin' metal intro every week, and Zero Punctuation doesn't get shut down by Michael Jackson or whoever the hell owns all of the Classic Rock recordings these days.

I don't know...even if it's copyrighted, does just using like 5-10 seconds of it really count as infringement? I would think it falls under Fair Use...

Meh, international copyright law is complicated. Fair Use usually doesn't mean what [most people] think it means, as well. Anyway, Yahtzee said at the end of one of the vids that he prefers to avoid using copyrighted songs, so I'll believe him.

I like the guitar music personally. Although afroman in haze was awesome.

Huzzah! I thought he'd been a little off lately, but that was fantastic. And i do sincerely hope that 'gonad syndrome' becomes common vernacular.

exquisite review.

well in my opinion the only genocide that should be alowed in this world is for the people like gonan which some incredible idiot must've created on spore.

No, the music hasn't grown on me. Please, please change it.

Probably already been said, but he pulled off the same joke as CAD xD Sort of Ironic i guess. Anyway, great review :D

ok, the advertisements are getting bloody ridiculous. almost as long as the review. still, extremely funny

oh and by the way i, like most others, miss the old credit music to no end. it gave each review a sense of individuality and personality, and something fun to look forward too-as the songs we're almost always relevant to the review somehow. not to mention that he had great taste in music. now it feels generic and sell-out-ish

windfish:

Lord_Seth:

windfish:
It's not to make more money - it's to avoid breaking two copyrights every Wednesday. And plus, the new music is perfectly fine. There is probably a way to still use the old songs and not break copyrights, but it probably involves a lot of paperwork, which is in a way MORE professional and boring. So this way we stay legal, we get some kickin' metal intro every week, and Zero Punctuation doesn't get shut down by Michael Jackson or whoever the hell owns all of the Classic Rock recordings these days.

I don't know...even if it's copyrighted, does just using like 5-10 seconds of it really count as infringement? I would think it falls under Fair Use...

Meh, international copyright law is complicated. Fair Use usually doesn't mean what [most people] think it means, as well. Anyway, Yahtzee said at the end of one of the vids that he prefers to avoid using copyrighted songs, so I'll believe him.

i think i can speak for most of the viewers when i say that it is still disappointing that the 2 weekly songs are absent. as i said elsewhere, they gave each review a bit of personality and were a fun addition to the review-especially seeing how the song he chose relates to the game review. idk. if its too much trouble for yahtzee then i guess the reviews dont suffer too much without them. its just nice is all. although i'd rather have the reviews keep coming and have this music then for production to be halted due to copyright lawsuits

murderd familleys Awsome review I am jacking off in antisipation for next weeks moviee

Is it me or is Yahtzee's voice getting a little scruffy?

I hope he freaking reviews stalker already

I hear nothing but great things about that game, but i want to know just what the fuck its about before i buy it

some parts look scary ;~;

Also as for the songs, they do represent a pretty substantial legal infringement when he uses them.

Also i wish he would cut out that gay 'reel rolling' sound at the beginning of the videos, but these are not deal killers. I just hope some of those songs he has put in his videos aren't stuff he actually listens too on a regular basis *coughcoughGREENDAY*

Yahtzee is a genius, plain and simple :)

Another hiliarious review, keep up the good work!!!!

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