Zero Punctuation: Ride to Hell: Retribution

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Ride to Hell: Retribution

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Ride to Hell: Retribution.

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I was wondering when he was going to address the whole The Last of Us fallout.

OT: Sounds like Sons of Anarchy: Potato Edition...

Edit: Also, I can't believe Deep Silver made this game. I mean, I know Dead Island was no masterpiece, but yesh.

So it's so bad it's good....

AWESOME!! THAT'S THE SOLE REASON I WATCH MOVIES!

I'm already looking forward to your bottom 5 of the year now. This is glorious!

Because every so often, Yahtzee throws away all pretense of being a respectable critic and takes a delightful shit on some truly worthy property (See: the first Duke Nukem Forever review).

Damn shame that he felt the need to deal with not thinking The Last of Us is the second coming of jesus, but I can understand that.

I've caught some major flack in places for not seeing whatever the fuck it is everyone else sees and I'm irrelevant.

I would love if he would do a retro review on Vagrant Story. I think it was a great game for its time. That or a retro review on Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. It is one of the Castlevania 3D games that I think actually did it right while still being Castlevania, unlike the current Lords of Shadows version. It never gets much mention though and it had a pretty interesting battle system for a Castlevania game.

I like the idea of mass-buying a game just to screw with the publishers apparent expectations, but my wallet is still reeling from the Steam Summer Sale, so its not likely that ill be buying anything for the rest of the summer.

Welp, looks like I need to cough up some dough from my life savings for this one!

Said no one ever.....

At least it warrants watching a playthrough.

Buy it, eh?

Hmm...well I see no reason why not. Clearly this has been thought through and can't possibly backfire.

Fun video this week, Yahtzee. And I'm sorry for all the people who got mad because you didn't give The Last of Us a trophy for Best Thing Ever and some snickerdoodles arranged to spell out the words Best Thing Ever.

From his description of this game (of how it was released), it reminds me of big rigs over the road racing.

I'm left thinking why people still do this...
edit:
(release a game that obviously wasn't ready for release)

lol I'm going to buy this game...when I get the funds to do so...and the console to be able to play it.

I was laughing so hard at this review.

Never heard of this game, and THANK GOD I NEVER DID OR CARE FOR IT!!!!

Also, I thought Superman 64 was the plan 9 of video games.

This game is so bad it leaves skid marks in more ways then one.

I watched Jesse Cox play through the first bit of it. The game is bloody broken. Like it is a non-functional product style broken.

Also, Full Throttle was an awesome game.

It's Plan 9 from outer space bad?

Jesus, who did they get to pretend they did the QA?

I want it lol will prob buy it when I get home xD

brooklynlord:
From his description of this game (of how it was released), it reminds me of big rigs over the road racing.

I'm left thinking why people still do this...
edit:
(release a game that obviously wasn't ready for release)

Because sometimes developers treat bug reports like their precious child is getting kicked around on the floor and would rather yell at QA for doing their freaking job than actually fix the bugs. That, or QA decided to report nothing just to mess with the developers due to some deep-seeded hatred of an executive.

Getting more OT, I'd get this game if I had the money and could regain access to a machine that could play it. Some levels of bad just have to be experienced for yourself.

Jman1236:
Never heard of this game, and THANK GOD I NEVER DID OR CARE FOR IT!!!!

Also, I thought Superman 64 was the plan 9 of video games.

No, Superman 64 is just so bad it's horrible. It's not even fun to watch someone else suffer through playing it.

FightingFurball:

Thunderous Cacophony:
Because every so often, Yahtzee throws away all pretense of being a respectable critic and takes a delightful shit on some truly worthy property (See: the first Duke Nukem Forever review).

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1968-Viewers-Choice-Duke-Nukem-Forever

I think he meant http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/3581-Duke-Nukem-Forever-for-real-this-time

I just watched Two Best Friends play this literally seconds after coming here and seeing you reviewing the same damn thing.

It's too much.

Aww, the addressing of TLOU fans filled me with fuzzy feelings.

Seen a few LPs of this game (and I'm the sort of person who never bothers with LPs) and it's just glorious. I don't know how Deep Silver sleeps at night.

Mr. Yahtzee is not alone in this one.

This games has gotten such stellar reviews such as 0,5/10, 1/10 and top that off with 20/100 in metacritic from 9 reviews. Eurogamer gave this nice little quote: "I am going outside now. I am going outside. Look, it's raining. This game is my Shawshank. I am leaving the house now. I am leaving the house."

This is the game that makes all critics to stop being polite. I wonder if Jim will have this in his worst of year 2013.

My only previous experience with this game is this video.

This really could be gaming's Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Vie:
It's Plan 9 from outer space bad?

I can't really say since it was released in the mid 1900's but I did find out it was likely the very first bad movie filmed by independents other than an actual film studio. You can look it up, there's even a Trope for it somewhere "So bad it's good", I guess people just like to laugh at the extreme horribleness of it.

OT: Full Throttle: Big Grit Rig edition is all i got from this.

I watched Jesse do a small Let's Play of this and.... good lord. Like Yahtzee, I can't think of anything the game does right. Characters are stylized in a cartoony way, but the game takes itself so seriously that it feels out of place. Gameplay looks repetative and bland through most of it. Most of the QTEs are the same for the cloned enemies that are constantly thrown at the player, especially during the motorcycle segments. Those "sex scenes" are unnecessary and just .... uncomfortably awkward. I recommend everyone just watch that rather than buy it. Find a LP of it and just watch the madness without going mad yourself.

Can you imagine it?

If we basically took this game, and went as far with it as people have done with MLP? Fan fiction, fan art, a con, websites, avatars, gifs, youtube clips all over the place etc.

Imagine how many how many market researchers and focus testers heads would (metaphorically) explode.

It'd be the funniest thing ever.

I'm reasonably sure market researchers are aware of the existence of "cult classics."

Casual Shinji:
I just watched Two Best Friends play this literally seconds after coming here and seeing you reviewing the same damn thing.

It's too much.

Ugh I tried watching that. Those guys are way too loud. Not Pewdiepie annoying but getting there.

So, I watched the Last of Us review, and maybe its because I knew better then to delve into the comments but just what did you people say? I mean, to make Yahtzee do a review because people bitched some game wasn't the greatest gift to mankind? Can I get a tl;dr on what kind of childish fallout that review created?

"The Mild One"

Nice. :-)

Thanks for a great laugh Yahtzee and yes I did wasted my money on this to see just how awful it was unfortunately.

Every 5 minutes I told myself why I am doing this, but to my apparent luck I only encountered a few of those god awful glitches. The game was monotone regardless of progressing stopping bugs.

Ah yes, that Last Of Us whinging was fun to read through. XD

And yes, from what I've seen of Ride To Hell, this could definitely be gaming's Plan 9.

Johnny Novgorod:

Casual Shinji:
I just watched Two Best Friends play this literally seconds after coming here and seeing you reviewing the same damn thing.

It's too much.

Ugh I tried watching that. Those guys are way too loud. Not Pewdiepie annoying but getting there.

Really? I absolutely love those guys.

They're the only let's player I really follow.

Everyday I'm looking forward to their next installment of Let's Play The Last of Us.

I watched some gameplay of it. Oh gawd it really is terrible. XD

LelouchLawliet85:
I would love if he would do a retro review on Vagrant Story. I think it was a great game for its time. That or a retro review on Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. It is one of the Castlevania 3D games that I think actually did it right while still being Castlevania, unlike the current Lords of Shadows version. It never gets much mention though and it had a pretty interesting battle system for a Castlevania game.

Curse of Darkness and Lament of Innocence were really good.
My copy of curse of darkness broke or something halfway through my play though.

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