Zero Punctuation: Prince of Persia

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Great review, you've saved me from feeling guilty about not renting this game now. Maybe if it really did have a magical Labrador in a low cut top...

Awesome, great review as always

LOL!, thank god someone had to take the Prince of iraq down a notche .... and all his fans >:D

Nice! Yahtzee liked the new Prince of Persia...sort of. Amazing review yet again!

"Finger Y until she comes seed"

I fell out of my chair laughing at that

PURE GOLD!!!!!!!

Angels230292:
LOL!, thank god someone had to take the Prince of iraq down a notche .... and all his fans >:D

I'm not a fan of the "prince" formally known from Persia, i am however a fan of Geese, hence i'm outraged that the Geese populace (which i respect greatly) has been compared to guerilla warfare loving middle easterns*.

*totally joking, you greasy people sit on such lovely oil that my car needs, I love you really**.

**so does my Toyota

geldonyetich:

It'll probably sell unabashedly well in Japan. As for me, it's a big fat, "meh" and I think I'll wait a few years for it to hit GameTap. Meanwhile, me and the rest of the glorious PC master race will have to suffice for the irrational grindfest MMORPGs which are one of the few PC exclusive things left next to the benefit of mouse-driven real time strategy and first person shooter games.

Or you can get it for the pc right now...

Also, mmorpgs have been on the consoles now for quite a while, with more coming

Enosh_:
a quite bad review with some things very wrong
maybe it's just because I own the PC version but I have never seen the game tell me when to block (except the QTE when you are nearly dead that gives you the chance to not start over the boss with 3/4 of it's health back)

I to own the PC version and may I say that the game will display a nice sword and claw at the bottom constantly during combat that flickers brightly and says īpress right mouse button to blockī.

And there is nothing wrong with QTE, unlike Yahtzee I donīt mind em that much but combat is ALL QTE, the rest just goes on attack, deflect, attack, deflect, till infinity. You canīt lend a blow without using something that will trigger an animated sequence in which you contribute nothing but slam buttons in the right order and when you get hit or knocked into a wall you are bloody drowned in them.

Once I was fighting the concubine and i wanted to see how i would fare without using the claw or Elika so I only used the sword and deflect. Wanna know what happened?

The game suddenly lasted longer why because my enemy deflected every single sword attack I threw at her and I did the same. It was a 15 minute blockfest that had me so bored and frustrated I could no longer continue and decided to go outside for a minute to cool my head in -5.

Inriri:
Or you can get it for the pc right now...

Also, mmorpgs have been on the consoles now for quite a while, with more coming

I was not saying that it was yet to be released on the PC, just that a game developed with consoles in mind is generally not that satisfying to play on the PC so I'll wait for it to hit gametap.

Yes, I'm aware MMORPGs have been out on consoles for awhile now. Although they're generally pretty inferior to the typical PC/Mac MMORPG because they have to be stripped down to make use of a keyboardless interface. (Yes, there are keyboards you can buy for consoles, but not many players do.)

orannis62:
Dude, rule of thumb, don't take Yahtzee so seriously that you let him dissuade you from getting a game. If you look at his reviews as anything other than humor you're missing the point.

Yahtzee's reviews are first, and foremost, a review.
All these morons saying "uh huh, I wish he ripped into the game more, it's more funny that way, har har" and etcetera are missing the point. Yahtzee's reviews are simply reviews that are meant to entertain, typically through humour but also just with the accompanying visuals.

Notice that the title of the piece is "Yahtzee reviews X" not "Yahtzee now performs a 5 piece comic monologue on the subject of X".

That being said, if a person is serious about reading into reviews before buying a game, they shouldn't do just what Yahtzee tells them (he did, btw, recommend this game). But a person should look at multiple sources to get different viewpoints. One man's trash is another man's treasure as they say.

I hope your nipples heal soon Mr. Yahtzee

He jumped the shark!
His review sounded exactly like all the reviews given everywhere else, "It looks soooooo pretty that you can forgive everything else." Weak man.

ColdStorage:

Angels230292:
LOL!, thank god someone had to take the Prince of iraq down a notche .... and all his fans >:D

I'm not a fan of the "prince" formally known from Persia, i am however a fan of Geese, hence i'm outraged that the Geese populace (which i respect greatly) has been compared to guerilla warfare loving middle easterns*.

*totally joking, you greasy people sit on such lovely oil that my car needs, I love you really**.

**so does my Toyota

LOL! And i'm sure your Toyota loves them too. =P

I was expecting a fair amount of bile. PoP made me smile. This review made me laugh.

Akalabeth:

orannis62:
Dude, rule of thumb, don't take Yahtzee so seriously that you let him dissuade you from getting a game. If you look at his reviews as anything other than humor you're missing the point.

Yahtzee's reviews are first, and foremost, a review.
All these morons saying "uh huh, I wish he ripped into the game more, it's more funny that way, har har" and etcetera are missing the point. Yahtzee's reviews are simply reviews that are meant to entertain, typically through humour but also just with the accompanying visuals.

Notice that the title of the piece is "Yahtzee reviews X" not "Yahtzee now performs a 5 piece comic monologue on the subject of X".

That being said, if a person is serious about reading into reviews before buying a game, they shouldn't do just what Yahtzee tells them (he did, btw, recommend this game). But a person should look at multiple sources to get different viewpoints. One man's trash is another man's treasure as they say.

Beautifully written Akalabeth. I wish I had your grammar.

I would take Yahtzee's reviews seriously myself, apart from the prince, he clearly wants to rub his back with baby oil.

strange that he could complain about repetition and a shoddy combat and then say he liked the sands trilogy so much.

BrightDeathFriend:

LOL! And i'm sure your Toyota loves them too. =P

:D
so do you wanna tell Angels230292 Persia is actually Iran not Iraq, or should I?

oops I just did.

they may both be Mesopotamia but thats even BEFORE Persia, and i'm guessing that Persia is before Toyota, but still nevermind.

I thought that Yahtzee was going to hate it much more than this, but nevertheless, a good review.

xitel:

Brokkr:
I think that this is the first ZP thread in a while that hasn't had the first 5 people banned for posting stupid stuff.

Yeah, and I was looking forward to that, too. Anyways, I actually liked the banter between Elika and the Prince. One of my main problems with PoP: The Sands of Time was that for the majority of the game the Prince was either completely silent or talking to himself.

"If I keep this up, I'm going to start talking to myself... No, you won't... Yeah. I might."

I don't think that the amount of times you die is proportional to the difficulty of a game. I died tons of times as well, but that was mostly because I either ran into the impossible-to-avoid-unless-you-try-over-and-over-again "corruption" or forgot which way to tilt the analog stick to specify whether I wanted to jump onto a ledge or jump away from it.

One thing about the block.

If you block, you can counter-attack. This disrupts enemy's attacks and let you continue fight.

Also, with Elika you can get 14 hit combo. And you don't need her close to enemy, just make sure you do the first hit. Then her distance doesn't matter.

Oh, and Elika speaks Persian.

Lvl 64 Klutz:

xitel:

Brokkr:
I think that this is the first ZP thread in a while that hasn't had the first 5 people banned for posting stupid stuff.

Yeah, and I was looking forward to that, too. Anyways, I actually liked the banter between Elika and the Prince. One of my main problems with PoP: The Sands of Time was that for the majority of the game the Prince was either completely silent or talking to himself.

"If I keep this up, I'm going to start talking to myself... No, you won't... Yeah. I might."

Yeah, that's one of my favorites. It's much better to have bad jokes than silence.

Why the hell do I have to undo everything I spent the last 15 hours doing? What was the point? Stupid ending.

Brokkr:
I think that this is the first ZP thread in a while that hasn't had the first 5 people banned for posting stupid stuff.

I was think the exact same thing

oh and the review I think went in your lower excitement scale (sonic unleashed one shows it, and it works when you think about it) so wasnt as angry as always which is what I live for

I was looking for him to post this one. I havent played the game yet, but I still have my PoP original trilogy. Its a shame he didnt enjoy it, though you'd think they'd have the whole Prince of Persia thing down by now...

Happy new year to you Yahtzee (no idea what time it is in Australia right now).

I wish you and everyone else on this forum a very happy 2009 and lots more hilarious ZPs to brighten up our days!!!

Happy new year to you Yahtzee and to all the other people in the forum.

Great as always. Prince of Persia is pretty much gone since the end of the two thrones. Happy New Year

10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 better that last week

You know...I haven't been finding Yahtzee funny recently....but this one had me laughing until I started coughing....thank you New Year! I needed some funny in my day

i wonder if in the next prince of persa game they will have a dead goose with googley eyes...

LOL

lat weeks should have been this weeks...

tommo8993:
10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 better that last week

last weeks should have been this weeks, i mean it was a review of the year and all...

I think Yahtzee was trying to say: " OK, Its a good game, but its not sands of time and I don't wanna like it. "
This was actually pretty positive review from Yahtzee.

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