Zero Punctuation: Deadpool

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Deadpool

This week, the Critic with a Mouth takes on the Merc with a Mouth.

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It's about damn time. I don't know what clocks your running on down there in "auzzie land," but I expect *my* Zero Punctuation at 7:00 am Pacific Standard goddamn it.

Gorbachof:
It's about damn time. I don't know what clocks your running on down there in "auzzie land," but I expect *my* Zero Punctuation at 7:00 am Pacific Standard goddamn it.

Wot? This game exactly when it always does, for me at least.

OT: Gonna give this one a pass, I've watched a LP, and the jokes are fun, but the gameplay doesn't seem to do it for me. Which is odd, cause I usually enjoy hack & slash.

Gorbachof:
It's about damn time. I don't know what clocks your running on down there in "auzzie land," but I expect *my* Zero Punctuation at 7:00 am Pacific Standard goddamn it.

They've changed up the schedule to prevent everyone trying to watch every new video at the same time. For instance, Rhymedown came out at 9:00 (my time), this at 12:00, and Feed Dump is expected at 3:00.

Even if it is warmer by the fire, gaming may have to get a bit more kinky.
I hear comic books respond very well to being Whed-on.

One of the funnier episodes in recent times, really enjoyable.

I'm probably going to get it just for the humor (I read some Deadpool comics and enjoyed it very much). Even if the action looks repetitive.

The Superman 64 reference at the end made me laugh. I recommend watching the Angry Video Game Nerd's review of it, for people who don't get the joke.

Well I don't like Deadpool as a character so I'm giving this one a pass.

You know, I enjoyed the Deadpool game. But I really couldn't tell you why. I do like the character so that certainly had something to do with it. But the gameplay was meh and the comedy was merely ok.

I think mostly it was Nolan North's performance. It's weird getting to see him just go off the rails silly and I loved the cameo piece at the beginning.

DVS BSTrD:
Even if it is warmer by the fire, gaming may have to get a bit more kinky.
I hear comic books respond very well to being Whed-on.

Ba-dum, tss

Okay, now I'm trying to imagine Deadpool in place of Raiden at the end of Revengeance. I'm laughing already and I don't know why.

Dammit, Yahtzee! Why must you bring up the old wound that is Superman 64!

Judging from game play footage, Deadpool looks rather fun. I kinda think of him as Duke Nukem if he was suffering from ADHD, multiple personalities, and dementia.

I think I like the idea of Deadpool more than what Deadpool really is. Side note: What the hell is his name suppose to mean?

Anyway, you killed me with that last bit Yahtzee! :) Very funny.

I dont care about the character that much, though there was some fun stuff in the game. Just that it was a boring hack and slash with the same enemies again and again (and i like Dynasty Warriors so that speaks volumes. lol). Without Deadpool jokes and bitch slapping wolverine, this game would get a one out of ten. Seems like all the money went on making deadpool, deadpool. The gameplay is repetitive and poor. I thik if you love the Deadpool character, i still would say rent it.

Since the game was written by a Deadpool writer, I think the story is fairly on par with the comics.

Overall though, the gameplay was just alright. I particularly wasn't a fan of the shooting sections, and there are certain enemies you have to shoot, but you run out of ammo...then you're kinda screwed.

Also for a game full of chest high walls, you'd think we'd be able to crouch (and if we can, I'm pretty much through the game with no idea how to do that...)

But yeah, it's Deadpool at his Deadpooliest with decent melee combat, slightly below average shooter combat, and really what I think determines if you'll enjoy it or not really is just based on how much you enjoy Deadpool as a character.

Yeah, while I don't read the comics, they got his character perfect. After renting this one, I have to say that the comedy and fourth wall breaking humor really sells it but the controls are dodgy and generic at best.

Oh, cool an actual review. A couple people didn't take really kindly to his Last of Us review, so I was worried he was gonna throw another temper tantrum like the Smash incedent.

On topic of the review, pretty funny stuff once again. I especially liked the "Dead Pool" pun, mostly because I'm the type of halfwit that un-ironically enjoys a good pun. I also like teh random humor and beat-'em-ups haven't really gotten old for me yet, so if Deadpool actually does makes a clean transition like Yahtzee says, maybe I'll actually buy this thing.

Think i'll watch a couple gameplay videos to decide.

Never played this one. Worth getting on Steam? I worry it'll be too much like the Homestar Runner game in that its trying WAY too hard.

P.S. Conker's Bad Fur Day is straight up my favorite game of all time!

I watched an LP of it, and it's definitely the kind of game you play for the humor more than the gameplay. Also, not to mention the game's way of ramping up the difficulty is to just spawning a million dudes a million times and calling it a day. A somewhat functional hack and slash without anything that special or new, but it's humor is just so fast paced, loud, and downright bonkers it's still entertaining.

This video helped me notice we really do need more AAA games these days that aren't afraid to be light and funny. I love my well-designed grit and depressing tales as much as anyone, but I can only replay Conker's Bad Fur Day so many times. Closest I can think of is Ratchet and Clank where humor and goofiness are somewhat of a focus (both in dialogue and the gameplay), but All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault were meh at best so who knows what will happen in the franchise next (and Mr. Price, if you're true to your word about your future games all being multiplayer focused, so help me!)

This video reminded me of how much I absolutely loathe people who describe themselves as "random."

That Superman 64 joke cracked me up XD

You act like it's such a chore... But we can tell deep down you loved every second of it.

The review, not the game, I could see where you'd go with this one from a mile off... Or several thousand as the case may be. Good show. Doom and Wesker say hi. ^^ =b

Imp Emissary:
I think I like the idea of Deadpool more than what Deadpool really is. Side note: What the hell is his name suppose to mean?

It came from the scientific experiment (Weapon X) he got his powers from. Most of the test subjects would die, so they placed bets in a "deadpool" as to how long each subject would live.

One of the funnier game's that I've played so thanks for "reviewing" it Yahtzee.

Also, the Superman 64 joke at the end cracked me up.

I enjoyed this game. It was a fun budget title. Thankfully I only borrowed it from a friend, however I do plan on buying it when I find it for under 20$.

To be fair, Deadpool was actually pretty great in Wolverine, up and until the point he stopped looking like Ryan Renolds...
And all those movies you listed (besides Wolverine) were DC! Of course a DC-based movie is going to suck if it doesn't have anything to do with Batman (and sometimes Superman).

Marvel does pretty darn good with their movies though, and hopefully Fox loses access to any and all rights regarding Deadpool soon enough, so Marvel can get their hands on him and set him up right. Preferably with Ryan Renolds... Because I can't really think of any other actor who'd work as him...

It would of been nice though, had High Moon actually nailed the gameplay portion of Deadpool. He should be playing like Dante, not Batman! They could leave in the "alleged irony" some people like to bring up in its defense, but having some strong gameplay elements would be much more beneficial. It would be as if Deadpool, in his own 4th wall way, was saying "screw you generic action titles, I'm slicing you all up quick like instead, then getting some tacos!".

captcha: Ladies, first

what...? You mean ladies first as they go in, or ladies, hold he's first? This is horrible grammar! I'm just going to assume its the first one, and say sure thing! As long as its Psyloche and Domino...

I love the Family Guy metaphor.

The problem with making "ironic" jokes about gaming tropes it doesn't change the fact that you're still doing them. Yeah if you had just one level that was bland hack and slash combat with the same dull enemies then it might be okay, but when that's the whole game then you aren't making a statement and are simply just doing that shit too.

This is gonna be a love it or hate it kinda game, the difference being whether or not you already love Deadpool.

I think it would have made a better co-op game. Deadpool's always worked best with a foil like Cable, the various super teams he's joined for 15 seconds at a time, or the scientist from Merc with a Mouth. But I'm also a weakness for Nolan's Deadpool.

"Hey Logan. It's me, Deadpool.
I shot you!"

canadamus_prime:
Well I don't like Deadpool as a character so I'm giving this one a pass.

Yeah. The game does translate him well from his 2-D plane, but it's mostly a fan service game to say the least.
Only reason why I loved reading Deadpool comics was because I couldn't stomach half the crap any Marvel Hero Comic put out aside from Taskmaster and Spiderman.

Lieju:

Imp Emissary:
I think I like the idea of Deadpool more than what Deadpool really is. Side note: What the hell is his name suppose to mean?

It came from the scientific experiment (Weapon X) he got his powers from. Most of the test subjects would die, so they placed bets in a "deadpool" as to how long each subject would live.

And on a meta level, it's a bad pun: The character was originally a ripoff of the DC Universe's Deathstroke the Terminator (aka Slade), and where do you do a death stroke? In a dead pool.

Steve the Pocket:

Lieju:

Imp Emissary:
I think I like the idea of Deadpool more than what Deadpool really is. Side note: What the hell is his name suppose to mean?

It came from the scientific experiment (Weapon X) he got his powers from. Most of the test subjects would die, so they placed bets in a "deadpool" as to how long each subject would live.

And on a meta level, it's a bad pun: The character was originally a ripoff of the DC Universe's Deathstroke the Terminator (aka Slade), and where do you do a death stroke? In a dead pool.

Yeah, and his 'real' name is Wade Wilson. Deathstroke is Slade Wilson.

Deadpool's history and identity is a mess, though. Whether he was actually Wade was retconned few times.

Imp Emissary:
I think I like the idea of Deadpool more than what Deadpool really is. Side note: What the hell is his name suppose to mean?

Anyway, you killed me with that last bit Yahtzee! :) Very funny.

dead pool is a form of celebrity gambling, create a cash pool, put down the names of celebrities or other well known people who could potentially die, if they do, then you get the pool of cash.

He's originally a merc/hitman, so the idea of him getting paid to make people dead is kind of what made up his name.

Besides, Wade Wilson doesn't exactly strike fear into the hearts of both hero's and villains, not that Deadpool does either, but still its a better name.

So, since we're approaching the Summer Release Draught period, I wonder if Yahtzee's going to review Brave New World (yeah I know it takes him two weeks to make these things. You don't have to remind me.)

Deadpool is about as funny as a wet dog in my opinion. Call me snobby but his humour really doesn't do it for me. He's almost as bad as Duke Nukem.

Red X:
That Superman 64 joke cracked me up XD

Indeed, the little skit at the end was tragically funny.

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