Zero Punctuation: Too Human

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....*slow applause*

That Baulder's gait pun is arguably the greatest thing I've heard all week. I am a huge fan of puns.

Wow, they've finally taking the plunge and made the trailers at the end of ZP longer than ZP itself.

Good review though.

So the PS3 has Haze.

The 360 has this.

And the Wii as would be said has a cavalcade of mediocrity.

one of my favourites, a road thats a million miles long and a hammer made of wank.

zerotrace:
Wow, they've finally taking the plunge and made the trailers at the end of ZP longer than ZP itself.

Good review though.

So the PS3 has Haze.

The 360 has this.

And the Wii as would be said has a cavalcade of mediocrity.

This is an exclusive?

What did Microsoft ever do to deserve that? (Note: Don't answer that.)

ok i've watch all your videos like most the other people, i really like them as well but. why was the video say it was ten minutes long when it was only between four and five minutes long its quite anoying

CharlieMorae:
Was I the only one that noticed that the Warhammer commercials were longer than the video itself? :S

I was worried about that too, thinking that they were going through another phase of adding annoying adverts. Then I realised it was a CGI advert for a warhammer game, and since CGI cutscenes is something that is Warhammer games always pull off perfectly, it really didn't bother me. In fact, I'm not too proud to say it seemed more worthwhile than the Zero Punctuation itself.

Interestingly, the more I've heard about Too Human from... well, any source since I first started hearing about it, the worse it sounded. Not that terribly surprised. As for Yathzee's views on Spore:

http://www.australiangamer.com/podcast/

BWAHAHAHA; Yahtzee you truly are the king!

Also, I say you should ban IE completely from this site rather than say you have problems with it. Banning it = Problem solved!

Funny thing is the creator was sick of all the bad talk the game was getting due to the long development. So he went out and said Too Human is the greatest RPG EVER made...and we all will see when its out. Errrmmm, yeah ok.

Horrah!I love it when Yahtzee hates a game I hate.

Very funny review. I enjoyed this one a lot - and since everyone's talking about intro's and outro's, it does raise the question of why internet cartoonists feel the need for introductory animation. As Strong Bad said, 'theme songs are just an excuse for show makers to make less show' which makes sense for TV because there's a strict time requirement you have to adhere to and sometimes you have to pad it out (like on the Simpsons when episodes run short and they use the entire opening theme animation rather than just the end sequence of Bart landing on the car. It's not like there's such requirements for the internet, so why do that?

As soon as i saw the name Baldur was in there, i was waiting for a baldurs gate reference.... wait... wait.... yay! Who saw that one coming?

Drbog:
Horrah!I love it when Yahtzee hates a game I hate.

You know whats worse? Him loving a game you hate.. I absolutely hated GTA4 and he liked it.. "Wow am I really more of a skeptical person then Yahtzee Croshaw?"

sporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporespore...

[snaps out of Spore induced trance] Huh? oh right.

Great review Yahtzee. Loved the Baldur's Gate reference. Nice into for AOR. Now if you'll excuse me...

sporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporesporespore...

Why does The Escapist jam big ugly wads of advert into our screaming faces?
'We know you're here to see yahtzee, BUT IF WE CAN JUST HAVE A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME'
Even though I suppose 6 minutes is more than a moment

Dectilon:
Interestingly, the more I've heard about Too Human from... well, any source since I first started hearing about it, the worse it sounded. Not that terribly surprised. As for Yathzee's views on Spore:

http://www.australiangamer.com/podcast/

I have to say I laughed my ass off when he described Spore because that's EXACTLY how I described it to my boss almost word for word (without the word shit) (1 part fl0w, 1 part world of warcraft, 1 part command and conquer and 1 part civilization)
Spore's a fun game but that's really what it is.

Pertaining to the ads... Warcraft used to be a Warhammer game until they bailed.. How hard are those guys kicking themselves seeing as how their trying their hardest to sell people on Warhammer Online and warcraft has.. oh.. Nine million people?

Khazoth:

Drbog:
Horrah!I love it when Yahtzee hates a game I hate.

You know whats worse? Him loving a game you hate.. I absolutely hated GTA4 and he liked it.. "Wow am I really more of a skeptical person then Yahtzee Croshaw?"

Skepticism has nothing to do with liking something, has it? It's only got to do with how much you expect you'll like something. You've just got different taste.

more proof that google chrome is taking over the world!!! ahahahaha fools.

Lol Baldur's Gait.

Anyway, I enjoyed the review even though I've never heard of the game at all. I've always thought that Norse mythology , as Yathzee said, has been abused for video game ideas far too much.

It's like an already written storyline for anyone who wants to pick it up and add it to the standard whatever game.

...

i played the too human demo, the way the levels look was actually pretty neat thou i had no idea where i was going.
and want baldur the god of beuty or something? not my first choice for a killing machine.
as yhatzee pointed out

Hah! Absolutely love the terrible pun.

Khazoth:
Pertaining to the ads... Warcraft used to be a Warhammer game until they bailed.. How hard are those guys kicking themselves seeing as how their trying their hardest to sell people on Warhammer Online and warcraft has.. oh.. Nine million people?

Also, a lot of the Blizzard franchises (Warcraft and Starcraft in particular) share numerous bases on the Warhammer universes. Some speculation was made that Blizzard had originally intended to make Warhammer games, but the holding company felt it would deter from the Tabletop games.

Archedgar:
Lol Baldur's Gait.

Anyway, I enjoyed the review even though I've never heard of the game at all. I've always thought that Norse mythology , as Yathzee said, has been abused for video game ideas far too much.

It's like an already written storyline for anyone who wants to pick it up and add it to the standard whatever game.

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it also ends in a tragedy even the whorshippers knew that one

ragnarok: everyone worth keeping dies and idiots stay on to push humans around again

God, I love his reviews. He reminds me of Lewis Black, but with video games instead of politics/pop culture.

It's awesome when he can really tear into a bad game. Mentioning a game's good qualities seems to disrupt his momentum. Although, I must say that I find his reviews of (what he considers) good games to be amusing as well. It's the "OK" games that seem to discourage Yahtzee from being in top form, again because of the momentum thing. Sort of like a straight, smooth road with two or three large holes that you can't seem to avoid.

EDIT: That thing with the valkyrie(sp?) stirred something in my memory and now I remembered what it was. When I was maybe 4 or 5 years old, my dad would sometimes set up a VERY old console and he would play a game with me, or I would watch as he played a game. I don't remember exactly what the system was called (Telegames, perhaps?), but it was either a contemporary or a predecessor of the NES. One of the games my dad had for it was based on Norse mythology. I never got past the first level, which consisted of running through a stampede of caribu, and you couldn't kill the caribu or some goddess of the wilderness would shoot you with an arrow.

I suppose that just confirms what Yahtzee said about Norse mythology being a "free idea bucket."

To be fair, the valkyrie scene hid the usual continue/loading screen. When you think about it the scene isnt even that long compared to some loading screens. Hell, sometimes I died and didnt even get a valkyrie scene i just woke up a couple seconds later. The annoying part comes when you die a million cheap deaths and get thrown right back into the shitload of selfdestructing aids patients the game calls enemies.

Not that this is inconsistent with Mr. Croshaw's general tone, but Too Human is starting to feel like the kid in the playground that kids attack, so they can fit in with the popular kids.

Yet another spot on review, take that you stupid developer teams!

Awesome. Loaded up fast, no issues with watching it today! Hooray!

The bit about the angel coming down was classic. "Who's in no F-N hurry" had me laughing pretty good.

God Too Human was a dissapointment. I bought it, played it, beat it (without dying up-teen-billion times through it), and then immediately sold it. All in three days time. It was that bad.

I though the concept was great yet that right thumb stick was irritating from the very start of the demo, and don't even get me started on the death sequence... bad execution there and this was in development for 10 years or something!?

BTW that Warhammer trailer after was epic even though I doubt the game itself is...

Excellent, the most intelligent and witty ZP for a while.

This is what they should be like every time.

i loved the review & have to agree that the camera is a bastard, makeing the death animation unskip-able was a stupid idea, theres only 4 level & there toooo long, there not enough variaty of badguys over the course of the game, getting caught on fire is anoying but dispite this i realy enjoyed the game, it may have helped that i didnt die alot (about 2 times a level, if that).

ZERO PUNCTUATION REVIEW = 10 OUT OF 10

TOO HUMAN THE GAME = 6 OUT OF 10

Love it. Can't wait for spore next week. ~WINK~

Awesome. And yea, that valkyrie is so fucking annoying.

Omg that was the funniest video hes done in a very long time. I laughed my ass off.
The game is such a pile of shit in so many ways I knew he wouldn't be able to resist reviewing it.
Funny thing is we actually need games like too human and turok so whenever a good developer needs to know exactly what NOT to do we can just point and say 'pretty much that'. :)

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