Zero Punctuation: Ninja Gaiden 2

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So does he hate the Wii or like it? In some other reviews he gives it lots of praise but in others suck as this he digs on it.

slash1987:
So does he hate the Wii or like it? In some other reviews he gives it lots of praise but in others suck as this he digs on it.

I think he likes the concept, but hates what (all, even Nintendo) developers are doing with the concept of the Wii. It cóuld be great, but according to him the games spoil it for the Wii. I thínk.

Kymeira:
Sorry Yahtzee, ninjas are way better then pirates.

A pirate i was meant to be, trim the sails and roam the seas.

When Ninjas get an equally awesome song then the discussion can start.

Assassinator:

slash1987:
So does he hate the Wii or like it? In some other reviews he gives it lots of praise but in others suck as this he digs on it.

I think he likes the concept, but hates what (all, even Nintendo) developers are doing with the concept of the Wii. It cóuld be great, but according to him the games spoil it for the Wii. I thínk.

Well if thats the case i agree with him. Even though i think Nintendo does a great job, the Zelda "Apple sauce" gets better after a couple od hours.

AfterAscon:

Kymeira:
Sorry Yahtzee, ninjas are way better then pirates.

A pirate i was meant to be, trim the sails and roam the seas.

When Ninjas get an equally awesome song then the discussion can start.

Hate to go off topic, but ninjas don't have songs. You want to know why? Because singing would rather defeat the point of being a ninja. That's why there's no 'Talk like a ninja day'. Everyone would have to be completely silent.

lol the japanese at the end was in romaji and inacurate

I loved the video, but the ending seemed a bit.. unnecessary?

I was really enjoying this review until a totally unexpected betrayal bit me in the ass...

PIRATES!?!?!

PIRATES YAHTZEE?!?!?
I'm sorry we may no longer continue this relationship when you ally yourselves with Drunk Seamen who are a little too keen on complete isolation for my interest.

ie, anata wa kirei desu.

his voice hurts my ears.... why arent there subtitles...

The jokes and the criticised elements of gameplay were a tad on the unoriginal side, Yahtz. Slow week?

However, anti-George Lucasism is never to be dismissed!

Good review as always. I do miss the music though.

NOW LOSTWINDS

one wonders if the fuax-leather clad Mr Hayabusa splashes lots of soya milk on his morning cornflakes before taking the commuter train to his hacking job in the city of soon-to-be-corpses - maybe every soya cloud has a milky lining.

This is why I never liked the Ninja Gaiden series after its 8 and 16-bit counter parts.

The games got very hard all of a sudden with the recent incarnation and Team Ninjas penchant to port the same game to every other console with a different name, but with the same gameplay and story.

The first level on Ninja Gaiden Black acted like a training mode for the first half, then all of a sudden, I'm getting gang raped by 10 different very strong bad ninjas that stream in out of nowhere. Oh, and I like the fact that I already have a list of 20, 6-button combo moves in the pause menu when I barely have learned to use block.

For God's sake, I thought I was playing something similar to God Of War, with the gradual, but challenging difficulty curve. Not one of those "Hardcore" games where you immediately get killed if you haven't already mastered all the moves before the end of the 3rd level.

Every one knows that pirates are best anyway. Now I'm off to play a good game, Sid Meier's Pirates. :D

Meh,
same rubbish intro
same 'first time posters saying it's the best he's ever done'
same family guy type references
same pops at the gamers
same...just...meh
Oh and a pirate joke...how...average

This is the third in a trend of bad videos by Yahtzee. Im starting to become disappointed S(. Comon Yahtzee, get back in the game.

Kenkaku:
Let me just get it out of the way before more uninspired 'good one' posts appear that I want Yahtzee to go back and watch some of his very first ZP/FR videos. I was wondering what was so different, in a bad way, about his latest films and I discovered that it's because he went from a very proper and professional sounding critic to an angry videogame nerd... and we already have one of those.

Essentially, he should stop yelling and sounding so excited as much as he should just sound like a carefree reviewer.

If you don't believe me, watch this video again, then watch the Heavenly Sword video.

I'm a long time viewer of Zero Punctuation and I agree with this. Yahtzee's style has changed over time and, to be honest, I prefer his old style.

Sure, he didn't speak as fast, but he sounded more professional while still pointing out flaws that no other game reviewer dared to talk about.

I still think he's one of the best, if not the best, reviewer out there...just...don't turn into another angry video gaming nerd.

I thought it got off quite lightly. Spot-on review: a deeply, DEEPLY flawed but enjoyable game.

Malangyar:
I'm a long time viewer of Zero Punctuation and I agree with this. Yahtzee's style has changed over time and, to be honest, I prefer his old style.

Sure, he didn't speak as fast, but he sounded more professional while still pointing out flaws that no other game reviewer dared to talk about.

I still think he's one of the best, if not the best, reviewer out there...just...don't turn into another angry video gaming nerd.

He may be the best reviewer out there but I don't watch his videos for the review. I want a good laugh every Wednesday and lately he just hasn't been delivering.

Excellent Review. Almost every criticism was right, however, I seem to be one of the few gamers who did not have trouble with NG2's camera. Eh, guess I didn't mind.
To all the people who say "Yahtzee is nothing but a troll now, look at [insert old review]" did you ever think that you might be the angry yelling nerd here, and instead, Yahtzee's review style is just naturally changing? Everyone gets more comfortable doing something after they have had success with it, thus it slowly develops and changes over time.

The review was...passable, not your best, but not the worst. The gay CIA and boob jokes were pretty funny. However, pirates? Come on now, do you really think pirates are better than ninjas. Lets think about it. Ninjas are silent, stealthy killing machines. Pirates are guys who dress up in flamboyant cloths, and sail around with a bunch of other colourfully dressed men singing show tunes and shouting Yarrr while stroking large phallic symbols...errr I mean cannons. If your into that kind of thing you can sign up for that at http://www.gaycruisevacations.com/. This is the 21st century and if thats the way you swing thats cool, but I personally like girls, so I think ninjas rock.

Is that really how Britzelandstralians pronounce "Ritalin"?

Heytred:
The review was...passable, not your best, but not the worst. The gay CIA and boob jokes were pretty funny. However, pirates? Come on now, do you really think pirates are better than ninjas. Lets think about it. Ninjas are silent, stealthy killing machines. Pirates are guys who dress up in flamboyant cloths, and sail around with a bunch of other colourfully dressed men singing show tunes and shouting Yarrr while stroking large phallic symbols...errr I mean cannons. If your into that kind of thing you can sign up for that at http://www.gaycruisevacations.com/. This is the 21st century and if thats the way you swing thats cool, but I personally like girls, so I think ninjas rock.

A picture says more then a thousand words:
http://www.demotivateus.com/pirates-when-was-the-last-time-you-saw-a-ninja-with-wenches-demotivational-poster/
Yea, answer thát question, when was the last time you saw a ninja with wenches ;)
Also, see exibit A: Ryu's suit, and ofcourse exibit B: his "relationship" with that CIA girl.

Yahtzee has officially ended the ninja vs pirate debate. Go pirates!

Sorry if this has been answered, I'm new here, but is the "new themesong" for the reviews something Yazee approved, or was it something the escapist had made for him? I liked it better when it was a song chosen specifically for the review...

... ah yes, I'm a critic too ;)

The claws are the only useful weapon in the game? Obviously, Yahtzee didn't get very far in the game or he'd know that the scythe makes all the other weapons obsolete once you have leveled it up to the max. It's also very satisfying against the exploding shruiken ninjas, too.

As for the rest of the review, it was good, but I just didn't get the simlie at the end.

Oh, and cyborgs pwn everyone else by definition alone, since cyborg -anything is better than the original (cyborg ninja, cyborg pirate, cyborg Viking, etc.).

The phrase "kill they ass" made me laugh so hard that I had to pause the video because I couldn't hear anything else that was going on after that.

terminator44:
The claws are the only useful weapon in the game? Obviously, Yahtzee didn't get very far in the game or he'd know that the scythe makes all the other weapons obsolete once you have leveled it up to the max. It's also very satisfying against the exploding shruiken ninjas, too.

As for the rest of the review, it was good, but I just didn't get the simlie at the end.

Oh, and cyborgs pwn everyone else by definition alone, since cyborg -anything is better than the original (cyborg ninja, cyborg pirate, cyborg Viking, etc.).

I found the scythe way to slow, for a long-reach weapon I rather get the mini-scythe on the chain, thát one is kick-ass against hordes of ninja's, especially when you do a charge-up attack <3

Oh, and as far as the weapons go, I love the vigorian flail or whatever it is called, you get it right before the double dragon bosses.

I don't agree. Ninjas are much better than pirates.
This review is a great return to form for Yahtzee. I felt that in some of the previous reviews (Conan) he was kind of slipping. Nice to see more funny shit.

haven't we had enough of scantily clad FAKE women?

i mean they are only really 0's and 1's

im probably on my own here

Yes Yahtzee, you are cute!

Glad Yahtzee shares my views on Ninjas vs. Pirates. Ninjas are very overrated. I don't even see how Ryu could be considered a ninja since his idea of stealth is kill everything with eyes...

the one review of his i am looking forward to is where he alienates the RTS gamers, partly because some RTS are truly bad, but partly because he will probably take the opportunity to rag on table top war gamers and pen and paper role playing game enthusiasts.

I agree largely with what you said, particularly about the difficulty (I can't even do it on easy) which is why I laughed my backside off when I read the back of the box and it talked about having varied difficulties for 'casual players and hardcore gamers'.

Points where I disagree are:
1.Dismemberment is not that easy to pull off, I mean at any point beond the first level.
2. I personally didn't have any problems with the camera (tell me a game with good camera controls, we whine about bad camera enough that we should have a good example to compare it with).
3. (not so much of a disagreement as a thing you missed out) They made the same mistake that DMC3 made by making you fight most of the game's bosses at least twice.

Although blood and tits do appeal to me as a proud member of the target audience I wouldn't say that I'd like to be typified by that love.

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