Zero Punctuation: XBLA Double Bill

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Twilight Princess was way too easy. But otherwise, you're right. Ocarina of time was worse.

And Sunshine lacked the subtleties that made platformers come together.

sunshine was like 64 mashed with crap, overall the game was alright as a game it just wasn't a "mario" game

Sometimes you truly are an idiot yahtzee

Vlane:
I thought that Yahtzee is going to review Star Wars: The Force Unleashed but retro stuff is good too

I thought the same thing. Oh well...

Sorry mate but i really do think you have jumped the shark..

Ive been watching for about 2/3 months and although i shall keep coming back im just not laughing anymore mate

ZP was humorous at first, but at the moment it's no better than Joystiq and Kotaku: Snarky for the sake of being snarky, with no real humor or insightful criticism on offer.

Like Tommy Tallarico said. All the gaming journalists these days are always complaining and snarky because it gets the most hits and its easy to do. Game journalists need to do real actual research and journalism unlike this sensationlized crap Yahtzee is doing. Besides actually reviewing yahtzee is ranting and complaining besides supporting something with criticism. The gaming industry and journalism is falling because of this and thats why Yahtzee isn't even helping with his pessimism.

To all those Yahtzee is god fanboys, question what Yahtzee says and yourselves once in your life.

niall27:
...im just not laughing anymore mate

Agreed - I've been following ZP pretty much from the start and the last few months haven't been up to standard - or maybe I'm just becoming decensitised?

I was amused by the Nintendo fanboy bait though ;)

Cybergangster:
Agreed - I've been following ZP pretty much from the start and the last few months haven't been up to standard - or maybe I'm just becoming decensitised?

same. he used to be very funny, it kinda sucks how he's gotten repetitive and a cliche of himself.

Hmph, it had to happen at some point. If you base your job around hating popular things, your followers will end up doing the same thing. Then once you yourself become popular, they will begin to hate you.

The ultimate irony is that this is probably exactly what Yahtzee wants.

A bit funnier than usual, but more importantly, I love it when people wail on reminiscence in gaming.

To all the people inevitably defending Ocarina of Time: Stop being dickbags.

EDIT: The constant, and usual stream of people saying ZMG YATZEY U NOT FUNAY NEMORE has, for this episode only, gone from frustrating to hilarious because YOU'RE PROOVING THE EXACT POINT HE'S MENTIONING IN THE FUCKING VIDEO.

He isn't getting less funny, you twats have all just ruined it by quoting him five thousand times a day and thus becoming too used to his style. I, however, haven't been going around quoting him at every waking moment as if he was Monty Python, Maddox, Chapelle or anyone else nearly-ruined by constant quotation, and thus I still find him hilarious.

None to blame but yourselves.

The Bionic Arm works well, but wtf, Hitler O.o

Also, I vote you go on a paid vacation for a while. You deserve it.

i don't hate him, i hate how it seems like recently he's being hating stuff and coming up with his standard insult without having any... i don't know passion. and no i don't quote him, quoting in general is lame ie. the simpsons

WTF have you guys done to these videos? The last three, I haven't been able to download & convert for my iPod making me a walking Escapist & Zero Punctuation advert.

And.. I really don't think an advert should more than double the video length.

And... Isn't it about time we had 640x480 videos?

..... Also... Yahtzee. You still rock though :-D

I know - let's make controversial comments for the sake of it...Come on Yahtzee you used to be better than this.

Everyone knows Mario Sunshine was TERRIBLE! And as for insulting Ocarina of Time, the greatest game ever in the Zelda series...nonsense.

Sonic 2, far better than ANY 3D sonic game ever made since.

Retro games are still awesome!

I agree with Yahtzee, I'm sick of nostalgia and have been forever. I can blame Nintendo (It's all they ever do!) and its fans for that.

I would have thought he'd have taken this opportunity to bitchslap Lucasarts back to the stone age with The Force unleashed.

Vlane:

cutekittenkyti:
in case you all haven't noticed
Yahtzee was being sarcastic when he said Twilight princess and sunshine were better then OoT and 64...

The hitler comment afterwards was supposed to prove that....

sheesh...

does yahtzee need a sarcasm sign???
apparently

It's funny that people don't notice that right away. First I thought that he is serious but the Hitler commment proved it as you said but in the credits he said that he doesn't think that Hitler was right so maybe he was serious (of course he wasn't) with Mario Sunshine and Zelda Twilight Princess. Well who cares?

So, you mean his whole review is false then, and was only being sarcastic when he said Bionic Commando Rearmed was unfun?

Indigo_Dingo:
I would have thought he'd have taken this opportunity to bitchslap Lucasarts back to the stone age with The Force unleashed.

He has next week to do that...

Well... not bad. I actually agree that the controls of the arm in Bionic Commando could have been more intuitive.
Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed BCR from start to finish, even though, or perhaps because, it's just way more difficult than any AAA title released in the last few years. Yes, it gets frustrating, but on the other hand you actually get a feeling of achievement when you've beaten one particularly hard part etc... unlike many other current games that let you save everywhere and anywhere, refill your health if you cry long enough and so on.
The difficulty of BCR shouldn't become the norm, but I doubt that's going to happen, and in the current world of gaming, BCR was really refreshing for me.
I know nothing about Castle Crashers, so I'll skip that one ;)

I've been watching Yahtzee since he was a little dot on youtube. Hell, I used to read his reviews when he was just "that guy who makes the horror adventure games." And while I don't laugh at ZP anymore, I stopped laughing after the fourth episode. It's still entertaining, and I find his opinions are similar to mine and that's what counts. If it's not funny to you then I'm sorry, but I don't think complaining about it will do any good. Go find a new thing to watch on wednesdays.

Meh. Yahtzee, you seriously need a vacation, man. I hate to say it, but ZP is going downhill for the last few episodes. I didn't even smile at this one.

It's not about quoting Yahtzee to death, or getting used to his jokes. Hell, I was watching the series from the very first episodes, and it was awesome until a few weeks earlier. ZP had it's ups and downs, but this one is different. It's getting shallow and repetitive, with Yahtzee doing nothing but playing Captain Obvious and hating at the wrong direction. That Hitler "joke" wasn't funny at all, for example. Forced, bumpy and semi-boring, ZP is running out of juice fast.

You need a refill, Yahtzee, go have a brake for a few weeks, seriously. Yeah, we will miss the show for the time being, but it will be all for the better, and we'll get some good 'ol ZP power when you get back.

Did anyone else catch the references to American History X? haha...
I think Yahtzee just saw that movie and liked it, what with all the hitler comments.
=]

Every thread brings the haters, and the fanboys. And the people inbetween are lost in the cracks.

By commenting on how retro games are (usually) of inferior quality to newer games hasn't Yahtzee given a reason for nintendo re-releasing mario and suck ilk over and over again?

Sure, I resent the fact that the Wii could have so many inventive titles on it and instead we get super home improvement mario or some other rubbish, but it also stands to reason that those who enjoyed mario will enjoy a better looking version with gameplay elements tweaked.

Of course, a direct port of a game that doesn't attempt to correct any of the inevitable flaws from the first should be persecuted and destroyed.

Playbahnosh:
Meh. Yahtzee, you seriously need a vacation, man. I hate to say it, but ZP is going downhill for the last few episodes. I didn't even smile at this one.

It's not about quoting Yahtzee to death, or getting used to his jokes. Hell, I was watching the series from the very first episodes, and it was awesome until a few weeks earlier. ZP had it's ups and downs, but this one is different. It's getting shallow and repetitive, with Yahtzee doing nothing but playing Captain Obvious and hating at the wrong direction. That Hitler "joke" wasn't funny at all, for example. Forced, bumpy and semi-boring, ZP is running out of juice fast.

You need a refill, Yahtzee, go have a brake for a few weeks, seriously. Yeah, we will miss the show for the time being, but it will be all for the better, and we'll get some good 'ol ZP power when you get back.

I think you are perhaps missing the point. Yahtzee is reviewing games - not producing a comedy series. While his general rantings are amusing he is first and foremost reviewing the game. I personally like to watch ZP to pick up on the stuff that IGN and the like miss out in their rantings about normal mapping, polygons and vertexes.

Wow. Zero Punctuation has been going down hill and this video isn't helping one bit.

Maybe Hitler was right but personaly I would commit genocide upon the retarded before the Jewish. Damn those retards!!

Or! He's running out of material. His earlier videos were funny but they aren't anymore plain and simple.

ZerodMikestar:
wow no, maybe I'll give you Sunshine over Mario 64 (and definitely galaxy over it)

but Twilight Princess over Ocarina of Time?...that's just ever so slightly categorically incorrect. there's an equation that proves it and everything

it goes along the lines of:

Ocarina = better than Twilight Princess. Simple. It had you as a bloody wolf for half the game and borrowed pretty much everything from Ocarina of time. eegads

rant over

funny chat today yahtzee, always hilarious calling children c*nts because they ARE

And if I bothered to, every single quote like this as well, so nothing personal, quoted guy:

I am prone to replay 1-player games. Take, for instance, Civilization, or Pokemon, or final fantasy n<14. If I felt like replaying any given Zelda game, they would be, in this order, TP, WW, OoT, LttP, PH (I haven't played/don't care about the others). Similarly, for Mario, they would be Galaxy, then Sunshine, then 64.
Why?
Good question. The answer lies in the point Yahtzee made and everyone who then whined about it missed: part of what made those games great was that they were the first to do what was in the later games. That's how time works. But if I wanted the Ocarina of Time experience, I'd play Twilight Princess, which does everything Oot does with better graphics and controls, more freedom in combat, and has the added wolf sections which, if I don't like them, do not actually take a long time. You HAD to be a wolf for about...5 extended periods of time or so. And all you had to do was collect little bugs, which I thought was fun, but for those who didn't, it shouldn't matter, because every single temple was still done in human form.
Similarly with Sunshine - the gameplay was cleaner than it was in 64, and all they did was tack on the water pistol, which, if you didn't like it, was often entirely unnecessary for more than half of the game. If that sounds familiar, you may have read the previous paragraph.
What I'm saying is that most games with sequels do not take anything out of the old game, but rather, just add more in. The experience is there, but so are some others being tried out to see how people like it.

In the case of sonic going 3d, it's understandable that people don't like the sequels because the actual intended gameplay is substantially different, not just the old stuff with better graphics and some new elements installed (which is what I hope Sonic Unleashed will be, though it may suck regardless).

So feel free to tell me why I'm wrong, but I probably won't care, because I do understand the hypnotic power Pokemon red and Mario 64 have over me, in that I think they're more amazing than I should think by today's standards.

So Yahtzee's main complaints about Bionic Commando: Rearmed are:
1. It's too hard.
2. The gameplay mechanics are too difficult to get used to.

Wow. AND he's never played the original... which was even more difficult than Rearmed by leagues. Also, I get the feeling that he never finished the game. I'm assuming this from the quote, "Strangely for a 2D platformer, you can't jump (at least from the start)." To me, that does not say, "I finished the game". That says, "I didn't even try".

I've been suspicious about his gaming credentials for some time now, but always just chalked it up to my imagination. Yahtzee, thank you for clearing up my doubts. You are indeed a pussy. Smug superiority only gets you somewhere when you're right. When you just can't hack it though, everyone notices.

I'm starting to question Yahtzee's actual gaming abilities. It would seem that he sucks at everything where he can't re-spawn.

skoomaeater:
By commenting on how retro games are (usually) of inferior quality to newer games hasn't Yahtzee given a reason for nintendo re-releasing mario and suck ilk over and over again?

And yes. yes it does. Which makes me a little happy. You are entirely right and I agree with you wholeheartedly, except for the second post after the one I quoted (sort of), as I do expect Yahtzee to be a funny video game reviewer, because the only game reviewer I've ever truly trusted is myself. Though I found this one funny, possibly because I wasn't so shocked by his statements with regard to my earlier post.

And now my fingers hurt from typing.

I am gonna go out on a limb and disagree with yahtzee. At least when it comes to bionic commando:rearmed. Say what you will about lives system but I actually like the fact that when you die you restart your mission. And the grappling hook is the best part of the game, and not complicated at all. Keep holding forward while swinging to swing forward, press down to get down. And considering thats it's been revamped it's a whole lot better. Usually I agree wholeheartedly with Yahtzee but this one game I cant.

skoomaeater:

Playbahnosh:
Meh. Yahtzee, you seriously need a vacation, man. I hate to say it, but ZP is going downhill for the last few episodes. I didn't even smile at this one.

It's not about quoting Yahtzee to death, or getting used to his jokes. Hell, I was watching the series from the very first episodes, and it was awesome until a few weeks earlier. ZP had it's ups and downs, but this one is different. It's getting shallow and repetitive, with Yahtzee doing nothing but playing Captain Obvious and hating at the wrong direction. That Hitler "joke" wasn't funny at all, for example. Forced, bumpy and semi-boring, ZP is running out of juice fast.

You need a refill, Yahtzee, go have a brake for a few weeks, seriously. Yeah, we will miss the show for the time being, but it will be all for the better, and we'll get some good 'ol ZP power when you get back.

I think you are perhaps missing the point. Yahtzee is reviewing games - not producing a comedy series. While his general rantings are amusing he is first and foremost reviewing the game. I personally like to watch ZP to pick up on the stuff that IGN and the like miss out in their rantings about normal mapping, polygons and vertexes.

Yahtzee doesn't "review" games he just rants about them to score cheap laughs and to recieve his paycheck. If he's intentionally tyring to creat drama with his reviews for "lulz" {I hate that "word"} than the man has stoop to a new low to becoming a troll and I never thought I would've say that considering how much of a fan I was for Yahtzee.

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