Zero Punctuation: Left 4 Dead

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Only 3 F-words? Possibly the cleanest review ever, and also good on its own merit.

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Can you say new favorite?

hahaha nice

prince of persia blows.

anyone a fan of that show on Discovery Channel "Deadliest Catch"? http://tinyurl.com/6atr34

I am guessing that the game was played on a PC, just because of the comments about controller based FSP games feel clunky (and the animation always put Yahtzee in front of a PC and not at TV, oh ho powers of observation). I wonder if this almost enhances the experience due to the fact that there are semi intelligent people playing along side you, and not the masses of Halo addicted .... things that populate X box live.

Spinwhiz:

flaming_squirrel:
That's some speedy banage up there.

Thank You :)

"If you don't ban 'um, they won't learn nothin'"

Maybe it's just me but after reading their comments, I don't see why there were banned. There is nothing inappropriate about them. Can some one explain to me as to why they got banned for posting?

Godofgame67:

Spinwhiz:

flaming_squirrel:
That's some speedy banage up there.

Thank You :)

"If you don't ban 'um, they won't learn nothin'"

Maybe it's just me but after reading their comments, I don't see why there were banned. There is nothing inappropriate about them. Can some one explain to me as to why they got banned for posting?

Sure, they watched a 4 minute video in 1 minute. Anyone that does that will receive the same fate.

Godofgame67:

Spinwhiz:

flaming_squirrel:
That's some speedy banage up there.

Thank You :)

"If you don't ban 'um, they won't learn nothin'"

Maybe it's just me but after reading their comments, I don't see why there were banned. There is nothing inappropriate about them. Can some one explain to me as to why they got banned for posting?

All those guys were banned for at least one of these reasons:

1) Posting a comment right after the video itself was posted, meaning that they couldn't have possibly watched the video before posting.
2) Posting a message with little or no substance.
3) Saying something outright offensive.

Very enjoyable. I agree with Yahtzee's notions in this case.

Spinwhiz:
Sure, they watched a 4 minute video in 1 minute. Anyone that does that will receive the same fate.

(The following is to be read in the voice of Dylan Moran)

See, this is my favorite interpretation of why early posters are banned. It's not that they are arrogant twits whose well deserved separation from the rest of the intellectual gene pool is hastened by their singling themselves out. No, they are actually people who can watch a four minute video in a scant 60 second. Truly frightening time traveling monstrosities that would unravel our poor pedestrian minds if their trans-dimensional verbiage was allowed to take root.

It is for the grace of God that our moderators, their heroic deeds never to be known, prevent us from mingling with these mind bending creatures from another planet.

(end Dylan Moran)

what about gow 2

DA GOD A CRUNK:
what about gow 2

What about it good sir?

Spinwhiz:

Thank You :)

"If you don't ban 'um, they won't learn nothin'"

good point

Spinwhiz:
"If you don't ban 'um, they won't learn nothin'"

good point

ObamaRama7:
hahaha nice

prince of persia blows.

anyone a fan of that show on Discovery Channel "Deadliest Catch"? http://tinyurl.com/6atr34

The new Prince of Persia game is actually a pretty good game. I hope that Yahtzee knows that.

Aah, nice video once again! I couldn't stop laughing at the last sentence, hilarious! Anyway, it was a good review and I can't wait for the next one. I'm kinda hoping a review on the LBP cos it'd be fun to see what kind of stuff Yahtzee would come up with that one.

excellent review, as always, mr Croshaw!
Had a feeling that this would be the review-choice this week ( and the week before that, and before that, and before that )
L4D is a co-op game and therefore somewhat odd to play alone. Not too much variaty and content. What safes this game is probably the feeling of the zombies and of course the Director

InsanityBaronOfAtrocity:
Very funny I loved the little reee-taahrd voice at the end. Oh and the black guy office worker was my favourite character too.

I second this and add that I love playing Louis because it makes me feel a great sense of accomplishment saving the black character, who almost always seems to be the first to be knocked off in other horror films. Plus, it feels like a nice little homage to the original Night of the Living Dead which makes me happy inside.

Generic kissing arse comment to you, sir.

Its pity this year has been a let down for what seemed to be the height of gaming. (according to paid operatives of the lazy reviews guild)

May your shipping company not deny you of custerdy goodness and brandy soaked puddings during this time of terrible squeals and eggnog laced binges.

I think the boys and girls should be spending more time working on HL3.

Why does Yahtzee seem to always have Valve so close to his heart? His love affair with this company blinds him from reality. I'm able to predict how every review is going to go now:

*If it was made for the XBOX it blows, but the review is funny because Yahtzee did he job and poked pun at the flaws.

*If it was designed for the PC, all of it's shortcomings are made up for by some miraculous feature that makes the game original or worthy of some pedantic, esoteric pedestal or laurel.

*If Valve made it, it was a masterpiece in every way, and oh, throw in some token criticism just cause I'm Yahtzee.

I can think of about a hundred logical flaws in your line of thinking--like touting the Orange Box for Team Fortress and not even playing the multiplayer in Halo 3, or praising Halflife for it's "high standard of visual design and pacing" even though it looks like busy, last-gen crap (ironically filtered in the coffee filter lens you so adamantly crusade against in all of your other reviews). You should stick to critiquing and stop PC/Valve pandering that makes some of your reviews so droll and boring.

corroded:

Hamster at Dawn:
The only way this review could have been better is if it was for Gears of War 2. OK, I'll shut up about Gears 2 for a minute so that I can say I didn't like the Left 4 Dead demo much and I agree that anyone who replaces the word 'for' with '4' should be shot. (Yes I know it's because it's a 4-player game but that doesn't make it clever.)

You'd have a point, and i'd agree if you hadn't have mentioned Gears of Bore 2.

Yes, its unlikely that Yahtzee will be kind to Gears as it's a game for XBOX and a lot of people bought it. Then again, it's also a complete ripoff of the first two Halo games at the end so chances are he'll unwittingly shower it with praise like he does every time a game features something Bungie either invented or refined to perfection thus proving his hypocrisy time and time again.

That is the second recorded time that someone was praying to the A.I. Director...maybe Valve should have A.I. director merchandise?

i think he might do cod waw next because he really liked cod 4, oh and awesome review as always

man i feel sorry for the 360 users

pc is getting the sdk soon so we will get more than 4 levels :D

lets see not to much plot, any minute you can get screwed, you actually need the teammates, there are always a fuck load of zombie, doesn't have chain saws... well maybe i don't know, co-op play, same difficulty through out, diffrent types of the fuck load of zombie, odd carracters, all in all it sounds like the game that one can enjoy even though it might not have chain saws and thats the SHIT! when it comes to classic zombie bashing but it seems like a bad ass zombie game.

Well at least he liked the game. I have it, but haven't played it in weeks...

Judging from the general lack of profanity and truly violent rage... I think Yahtzee might have actually liked this one a wee bit. *laughs*

Sooo why were the first three people banned for what they said?
and thanks yahtz
Looking forward to next week's review
it's nice to see you actually like a game once in a while

DrMisanthrope:
yahtzee is a fucking retard

One day these people will learn, that freedom of speech isn't a two way street where Yahtzee is concerned. Now get in line DrMisanthrope!

The rest of us still love you Yahtzee... The rest of us still love you...

fantastic.. always love seeing what you have to say!
looks like it could be fun for a miniature romp...

I can think of about a hundred logical flaws in your line of thinking--like touting the Orange Box for Team Fortress and not even playing the multiplayer in Halo 3, or praising Halflife for it's "high standard of visual design and pacing" even though it looks like busy, last-gen crap (ironically filtered in the coffee filter lens you so adamantly crusade against in all of your other reviews). You should stick to critiquing and stop PC/Valve pandering that makes some of your reviews so droll and boring.

Having played both, he is not missing much with Halo 3 MP. It has its moments, but the biggest hiderance may be in its console interface (lack of a server list, etc). Unfortunately, that is also a weakness of L4D. I still fail to see why you cannot go to a server and join it, and not have to deal with the game "searcing for server" to host your game on. Lack of control!

Anyway, i agree with much of what he said. A lot of the things that I find lacking, and enjoyable about the game are just what he said. It FEELS like the new era of sprinting-bloodthirsty zombie fliks that have come out in the past few years.

Also, Co-op is where it is at. If you do not play tight with your teammates, it just is not fun! This game needs people that are at least WILLING to play with each other, and Steam really helps with that!

From all the people that played TF2 that were looking for something a bit different, this is it. The only real weakness being the lack of levels to play, which, as has been shown with the patches for TF2 - PC, may be amended in the near future with some new levels, critters, weapons, or modes.

I also find it hard to justify $50 for, but that is what you get with a credit card, a free demo and a few whiskeys!!! ;)

What's with this guy he gives good games bad reviews and gives mediocre games good reviews. Good thing he's not a real critic.

Decimator 3000:
What's with this guy he gives good games bad reviews and gives mediocre games good reviews. Good thing he's not a real critic.

No, you just have terrible taste. :P

As always he who will forever be named has done a kick ass job of stripping a game down to its bones and saying what all the people at the game mags wont, i love it so much coz and quote form the old lady for predator " I don't think he gives a shit." and that makes him the best.

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