Zero Punctuation: Sonic Unleashed

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Yeah, this might be the funniest ZP I have experienced narrowly edging out the Orange Box.

Strange thing is, after watching this review, I really want to play this game. Wierd, huh?

This review was funnier than some of the recent ones.
but it gets predictible when we all know its a bad game. its more interesting to hear his opinions of popular games, like when he did halo 3.

I posted last week he should make videos on his own site, coincidence or did he actually take MY advice.

That was roxxor. I needed the catharsis of having a game be beat to death before my eyes.

Just a tip, since he's been using german words quite often lately: I don't know if that's the joke, but you cannot just translate word by word. "other than that" does not translate to "anders als das" and "Welcome to" does not translate to "Willkommen nach". Oh and my asolute favourit: "Essen die Scheiße" could not be further from "Eat that shit"!

Review itself was still good, once again truly mean.

I thought it was very funny to watch and I agree that sonic should have died off a long time ago when the dreamcast did

The teary eyed Old Yeller scene is what got me totally laughing. Great job. Horrible game. When I saw the "Man-Hog" get debuted in trailers, it really left me going wtf.

Way to teach it to those little uppity bastards. Not nearly as many posts before they could of possibly seen it this week (only one and even he was scared to out right call it good before he saw it).

This weeks review was above average with humour related to the actual game instead of drawling on about something unrelated. Very good on picking out it's problems albeit you failed to find anything good about the game which I blame solely on the fact you got it for the Wii.

FINALLY!!! Someone who speaks out against the fuck-capades of terrible Sonic games after he crashed and burned on the Dreamcast! (Except Sonic Advance obviously)

But I kinda hoped you'd tear this game to hell and back way more than this, though I suppose this will suffice... Until the moneymilking bastards decide to make yet another sequel for you to hunt down.

Say what you will about me, or about the game, but to be honest, it's not so bad. I'm guessing Yahtzee reviewed the Wii version - which as I understand it, is missing a considerable amount of content. It fills these "gaps" in content with more "Werehog", to the point where I've heard the Werehog-to-Sonic ratio stands at about 4:1.

I got the Xbox 360 version for myself, to review it for our site, and I honestly enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm not going to be daft and call the game perfect or anywhere close to it, but really, if you really give it a chance (as opposed to writing it off as "shit" before you even put the disc in), it's pretty enjoyable.

Unfortunately, not many people have patience for an imperfect 3D Sonic game these days, it seems. Even if that "imperfect 3D Sonic game" is probably the best one we've gotten since Sega was still in the business of producing game hardware.

Very amusing. He really ripped that game apart.

I signed up just to comment on this video.

That was one of the most loathing, malice-laced, insult-slinging tirades I've seen on Zero Punctuation in quite a while. It was like Sonic came out of his TV, shouted some expletives about Yahtzee's mum, and kicked him in the balls. And then Yahtzee responded in kind with boldfaced, seething anger. And it was great.

Sure, that kind of thing is not going to work every week, but no one can tear into a flawed game, rip it apart piece by piece, and chew up and spit out its insides quite like Yahtzee.

Raxous:
Bah, the games for the wii just keep getting dumber and dumber, then again as yahtzee reviews dumb games his reviews get dumber too. good roast as always....I guess

It's okay to say his review sucks, man. You don't have to adhere to fanboy code. A lot of his reviews have sucked recently. I enjoyed almost all of his older ones, but out of the last ~10, he hasn't had many gems.

Why does this cat pick the stupidest games to review? This game isn't even relevant. I was hoping to hear jokes on the homoeroticism between Marcus and Dom. =)

Gonna listen now, I hope it's good.

Proof that Yahtzee is a demi-god of the Internets: he launches a new TV series with his mates and makes it something brilliant and still has time to produce an equally brilliant new Zero Punctuation feature, making short work of a once-beloved mammalian mascot and making a veiled comment about the pretentious and lackluster return of what is laughingly trying to pass itself off as 'Guns N Roses'.

If you missed it, watch this week's ZP again, only when Sonic is on-stage playing for people's parents, picture him with long stringy blond hair wearing a bandanna louder than the bassist and a face full of Botox.

Muphin_Mann:
That was roxxor. I needed the catharsis of having a game be beat to death before my eyes.

Your grammar is shit and I don't care that you did it on purpose because that makes you a retard.

Seriously, will you go buy a game just to despise it? Yahtzee doesn't buy his own games; the escapist buys them for him.

The best ZP in some time.

Wow, this review was mean, and if it were any other game I would say that Yahtzee was too harsh on it, but having played the demo a few days ago I actually think Yahtzee was lenient on the game.

Sonic Unleashed was one of the few games where I stopped playing the demo before I finished it. How long does it take to play a demo? Ten minutes at the most, right? I couldn't even give the game that much time. The gameplay was awful. Also, did my eyes deceive me or did I see the game engine referred to as the "Sonic Engine" somewhere? Do they seriously need to name this game engine? Are they expecting that one day a slew of games will come out with "powered by the Sonic Engine" stamped on them?

Amplify:
The video's been up over 20 minutes and there are so few comments? Have I just walked into the twilight zone?

@ the video:
At least it's godda be better than Sonic 2006, right?

There scared because of all the banhammer action on last weeks video.

try turning the volume up dumbass

Why did Yahtzee say he like playing bad games? Shouldn't he relax by reviewing Prince of Persia?

I really like when something really shitty pulls it self from the depths. Take a look at James bond and batman, they came back from the brink. I would like to see the next sonic game do something like mirrors edge mixed in with tomb raider. Free running is in, they could easily play off that a bit, hell he is even looking to get gold rings. Sega also needs to remember that dynamic lighting is a bit of a must.

Pseudonym2:
Why did Yahtzee say he like playing bad games? Shouldn't he relax by reviewing Prince of Persia?

can't hate on prince of Persia.

Even though he keeps displaying the Wii box art of the game, it sounds like he's actually playing the 360/PS3 version of it.

By what I understand, the Wii version has a text based level selection, not the overworld system which Yahtzee is describing. Also the controller in the video is a traditional one, rather than the remote and Nunchuck shown whenever he reviews a Wii game.

It'd be nice to have a definite answer for this though, since all that can currently be done is speculate.

I laughed when I saw what it was, and it was the first in a while to actually make me laugh out loud. I can't believe they keep trying with sonic. It almost breaks my heart.

Triffid:

PedroSteckecilo:
I think this is the angriest ZP we've had in a while, I'm watching this at work and I was stunned, STUNNED by the humorous amount of hate that spewed fourth from the screen in the last half of the review. I am SOOOOO glad nobody walked in on me during that, it would have taken some seriously awkward explaining.

I know how to fix this though.

Instead, when you're at work, do some FUCKING WORK instead of watching videos on the internet, wage slave

Your words only hurt because you're correct, I definately don't work hard enough. Though nobody would get on my case here if I watched the occasional web video. I just watch to many web videos.

Sonic should no longer be in games. Leave him to us Furries for we know just what to do with him. :) we did the same thing to bowser.

for the first time i disagree with yahtzee, unleashed is the best sonic game ive played in....well, since i was chatting at primary school about this newfangled thing called pokemon.

-my spell check does not care for the word unleashed but has no problem with newfangled? -APPLE?!?!

Yatrix:

Why does this cat pick the stupidest games to review? This game isn't even relevant. I was hoping to hear jokes on the homoeroticism between Marcus and Dom. =)

Agreed, I want a Gears of War review because I actually like the game and also because Yahtzee will rip the shit out of it. It's somehow funnier when he reviews popular games.

I have got to show this to my friend. The poor guy's a diehard Sonic fan, and was utterly convinced that Unleashed was going to be his "big comeback".

Sonic and 3-D is bad. Well, Sonic had about 30 games in the last 20 years. I can think of 4 or 5 that are any good.

Mario is the only character that is a bigger whore than Sonic. The problem is that most of Mario's outing's are pretty good.

I think that future Sonic games should be limited to 2-D side scrollers on Handheld systems. While he had 2 or 3 good 3-D games, sonic and 3d do not mix well.

Guys, even if Team Sonic buries the hatchet in the Sonic franchise, the fanbase is still going to complain. If they reinvent him to perfectly fit his "Ye Olden" days, the fanbase will still complain. If they try something new, the fanbase will STILL complain. The problem does not lie with Sonic, but his intolerant, incompetent, ignorant 8 year-old fanbase.

Here's a tip: Find a new fanbase. On the warped side of the spectrum, I applaud Team Sonic's ruthless manipulation of its simple-minded followers.

Damned if they do, damned if they don't...the only thing Team Sonic can do anymore is hold onto what's left of their franchise.

Also, JESUS CHRIST YAHTZEE! I have never seen you go off like. Not even when reviewing Brawl.

Pity, I had some hopes that Sonic Unleashed would breathe new life into the franchise. I haven't been a regular console gamer for good while, but I fondly remember the original 2D genesis games.

However, there is a ray of hope for those that are looking for it. Gamespot has rated the Wii version to be pretty good (7.0 versus 3.5 for the 360), having tighter execution and control that its HD contemporaries.

http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/sonicunleashed/index.html?tag=result;title;1

Well, maybe next time.

Heh, Cub fans are eternally optimistic... :P

It is all true, put Sonic to rest. Sega will never make a good 2D old school style Sonic game again. Because of this fact Sonic needs to die.

TheLostSkeleton:
Say what you will about me, or about the game, but to be honest, it's not so bad. I'm guessing Yahtzee reviewed the Wii version - which as I understand it, is missing a considerable amount of content. It fills these "gaps" in content with more "Werehog", to the point where I've heard the Werehog-to-Sonic ratio stands at about 4:1.

I got the Xbox 360 version for myself, to review it for our site, and I honestly enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm not going to be daft and call the game perfect or anywhere close to it, but really, if you really give it a chance (as opposed to writing it off as "shit" before you even put the disc in), it's pretty enjoyable.

Unfortunately, not many people have patience for an imperfect 3D Sonic game these days, it seems. Even if that "imperfect 3D Sonic game" is probably the best one we've gotten since Sega was still in the business of producing game hardware.

I pretty much agree with this. I'm going to get this game for the PS2 later when the price drops just for the lulz, but from the 360 demo, absolutely superb. I love the speed and platforming and the graphics are almost better than any other game on the 360. This comes just from playing the demo. the draw distance, the illumination, the textures, and how good all this looks at such speeds is just short of a miracle. Although at first the speed was a little much, and I got owned by the spikes near the end, I still was able to pull an A (but I watched a speed run of the level, so I kinda knew the level already...). I've played the demo for more than an hour total and it still hasn't lost it's fun. I was able to eventually pull a 02:04:81 and an S rank (although I did this way before) from experimenting and finding shortcuts. The controls are nice and they definitely eliminated the wall catching problem in previous games.

Now for a few peoples complaints. "It's too fast". If it's to fast, STOP BOOSTING. You don't have to boost and run as fast as you can ya know. "It's too hard". If you have actually tried to learn, oh well, guess you just don't have the reflexes required and/or don't know the controller well enough. If it's your first time and you happen to suck, keep playing and get used to the speed before you give up and jump for the "Too hard" claim. It's called a learning curve, not a learning line (although this is what most casual games have).

The hubs are not too bad from the looks of it, as they only have to last for the time it takes you to move through them unless you make them do otherwise. And you won't really get lost much. Only once or twice are the people mandatory to talk to. The rest you can just ignore. The Werehog you'll either like or hate from the looks of it. This is something I won't be able to discuss til I actually play the full game.

That's all I can say til I play the game come Christmas.

(oh, and what is the site for your review? I'll take a look.)

NOW THAT WAS A REVIEW!

Nice to have the old hateful Yahtzee back. Please sir... more?

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