Zero Punctuation: Pikmin 3

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Pikmin 3

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Pikmin 3.

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Seriously guys, this should be your tagline from now on!

I'm sorry but the references to the Battle of Somme were highly distressing to me. The Battle of Somme is one of the bloodiest battles in human history, where over a million men were wounded or killed. It makes me sick that such a thing was made light of, and I request that it be changed.

I can't in good conscience continue watching Zero Punctuation after that. It made me feel uneasy, and I'm ashamed Mr Croshaw brought it up.

I'm probably going to get crap for this, but the dodo didn't go extinct from people eating them. If you read the journal entries of people who arrived on the islands, they tried eating them at first, but something about their biology caused their meat to be really greasy and have a really bad taste, so nobody could stomach it. The dodo's went extinct because humans introduced a series of new predators to the islands. Dogs and pigs, mostly. The pigs ate the eggs constantly.

Yahtzee, being german i'm offended by your reference to german scatporn.

Not only does ignore all the other varieties of hardcore fetish porn my great country produces, it also completely disregards the high quality scatporn made by other countries which i'm sure is going to offend shit fetishists from all over the world. I demand that you change it to something less inflammatory until next week otherwise i'm afraid i'm going to have to complain on the internet and pretend that anyone cares for my hurt feelings!

Genocidicles:
I'm sorry but the references to the Battle of Somme were highly distressing to me. The Battle of Somme is one of the bloodiest battles in human history, where over a million men were wounded or killed. It makes me sick that such a thing was made light of, and I request that it be changed.

I can't in good conscience continue watching Zero Punctuation after that. It made me feel uneasy, and I'm ashamed Mr Croshaw brought it up.

Heh.

Pretty damn funny episode, I don't have any interest in picking Pikman up though, so I still eagerly wait the review for Sain'ts Row 4: The fourth (I really have no interest in that damn not-XCom game either).

RJ Dalton:
I'm probably going to get crap for this, but the dodo didn't go extinct from people eating them. If you read the journal entries of people who arrived on the islands, they tried eating them at first, but something about their biology caused their meat to be really greasy and have a really bad taste, so nobody could stomach it. The dodo's went extinct because humans introduced a series of new predators to the islands. Dogs and pigs, mostly. The pigs ate the eggs constantly.

Didn't the pigs also eat everything the dodos ate, thus dooming them to starvation?

I wonder how long it'll take for someone to translate that german phrase.

That joke at the end about throwing vegetables I am just gonna wait for the uproar from the coma patient community.

Uhh... Why didn't Yahtzee bother to check out the other control schemes? Wii remote + Nunchuck is much more intuitive than the GamePad.

Never could get into the first game .this looks the same so screw it . And btw her i was thinking Yahtzee was a man´s man but sitting down taking a pee hmm thats so girly ;)

Has anyone called Yahtzee TEH BIAS yet? If so, I want to be the first. Oh Yahtzee, yhou obviously hate every Nintendo game ever, you charismatic stallion.

ZZoMBiE13:
Escapist Magazine: The Darkness where the nerds belong

Seriously guys, this should be your tagline from now on!

I'm sold.

RJ Dalton:
I'm probably going to get crap for this, but the dodo didn't go extinct from people eating them. If you read the journal entries of people who arrived on the islands, they tried eating them at first, but something about their biology caused their meat to be really greasy and have a really bad taste, so nobody could stomach it. The dodo's went extinct because humans introduced a series of new predators to the islands. Dogs and pigs, mostly. The pigs ate the eggs constantly.

I don't think that would come off as very funny, though. Except in an Angry Birds review.

You know, I could already sense the amount posters waiting behind the bleachers with baseball bats for this Zero Punctuation, aching to get a crack at Yahtzee.

Controlling the aiming cursor is done with the Wiimote, not the gamepad (which is used for giving long distance marching orders to your commanders) but I guess Yahtzee's Wiimotephobia is still in effect. I suppose his hate of RTS will also prevent any Dragon Commander reviews.

Curious. For anyone that's played the earlier games, was this version all that much harder to control?

It sounded like they changed the control mechanics drastically from the first two, and while it was never exactly pinpoint accuracy, it was fairly straightforward.

manicfoot:
Uhh... Why didn't Yahtzee bother to check out the other control schemes? Wii remote + Nunchuck is much more intuitive than the GamePad.

Because Yahtzee has had a terrible fear of Wii Remotes ever since he was mugged by a gang of Wii Remotes weilding nunchucks. The irrational ignorance of the way the game is actually meant to be played is probably due to that.

PsychedelicDiamond:
Yahtzee, being german i'm offended by your reference to german scatporn.

Not only does ignore all the other varieties of hardcore fetish porn my great country produces, it also completely disregards the high quality scatporn made by other countries which i'm sure is going to offend shit fetishists from all over the world. I demand that you change it to something less inflammatory until next week otherwise i'm afraid i'm going to have to complain on the internet and pretend that anyone cares for my hurt feelings!

Genocidicles:
I'm sorry but the references to the Battle of Somme were highly distressing to me. The Battle of Somme is one of the bloodiest battles in human history, where over a million men were wounded or killed. It makes me sick that such a thing was made light of, and I request that it be changed.

I can't in good conscience continue watching Zero Punctuation after that. It made me feel uneasy, and I'm ashamed Mr Croshaw brought it up.

Damn, you've already taken 2 points to complain about, so I need something new...

Well, I am not a nazi, otherwise I could complain about him always hurting my feelings by making fun of ze glorious Führer...

OK, as a hungry foreign sailor, I demand you change your depiction of my culture, seeing as we never stuffed our Dodos with chestnut stuffing.
I find your suggestion that we did so very offensive and shall now complain to the internet, demanding that my feelings be considered in every form of entertainment.

And as a survivor of the great guinea-pig massacre of 2009, I demand you change your depiction of guinea pigs as "innocent" creatures in that one throwaway joke, for they massacred many of us and left me heavily traumatized and having to see a guinea pig not only triggered these memories again, but having to endure being told that they are "innocent" creatures is just adding insult to injury.

Laughing Man:
That joke at the end about throwing vegetables I am just gonna wait for the uproar from the coma patient community.

Well you're damn right about that.
As someone who is currently in a deep coma, I expect an official apology from Mr Croshaw. Him making fun of my lifestyle choices is unacceptable and I shall piss through his mailslot if he does not issue a formal apopology and make a considerable donation to our cause.

Xeorm:
Curious. For anyone that's played the earlier games, was this version all that much harder to control?

It sounded like they changed the control mechanics drastically from the first two, and while it was never exactly pinpoint accuracy, it was fairly straightforward.

Well if you use the Wii Remote Plus and nunchuck it has the best and most precise controls of the series.

Xeorm:
Curious. For anyone that's played the earlier games, was this version all that much harder to control?

It sounded like they changed the control mechanics drastically from the first two, and while it was never exactly pinpoint accuracy, it was fairly straightforward.

If you use the Wii Remote + Nunchuk controls, it's actually significantly better than the first two (and pretty much the same as the New Play Control versions of 1 and 2).

P.S. Thanks

Casual Shinji:
You know, I could already sense the amount posters waiting behind the bleachers with baseball bats for this Zero Punctuation, aching to get a crack at Yahtzee.

Heh, yeah. Ah well, at least nobody is getting banned for just posting "First!" like they used to.

Nineteenth!

edit: wrong quote

KDR_11k:
Controlling the aiming cursor is done with the Wiimote, not the gamepad (which is used for giving long distance marching orders to your commanders) but I guess Yahtzee's Wiimotephobia is still in effect. I suppose his hate of RTS will also prevent any Dragon Commander reviews.

Or maybe the fact that Nintendo expects you to use the Gamepad, or at least heavily implied that they did by devoting roughly half the system's hardware budget to making it and not bundling a Wiimote with the system.

It's actually rather ironic that a game on this system controls better with its predecessor's controller. It's almost as if the thing were actually useful and innovative and the other thing were a pointless gimmick trying desperately to make lighting strike twice.

Genocidicles:
I'm sorry but the references to the Battle of Somme were highly distressing to me. The Battle of Somme is one of the bloodiest battles in human history, where over a million men were wounded or killed. It makes me sick that such a thing was made light of, and I request that it be changed.

I can't in good conscience continue watching Zero Punctuation after that. It made me feel uneasy, and I'm ashamed Mr Croshaw brought it up.

Ahahaha, I love this. We should crusade to get some little detail changed in every video from now on.

slacker2:
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I take it you didn't see the comments section of last weeks episode?

manicfoot:
Uhh... Why didn't Yahtzee bother to check out the other control schemes? Wii remote + Nunchuck is much more intuitive than the GamePad.

Two things to consider, one's his own personal taste, the other an actual criticism.

For himself, it's probably because he hates the WiiMote with a passion. Most everyone, including myself, cannot stand motion controls, and I suspect that with Yahtzee it would mean he probably wouldn't be able to go through as much of the game as he did.

The other, however, can be considered a criticism of the game. If we assume the gamepad is the default option, we would then have to assume that the default option is the one that the developers assumed most people would want to play with. If that default option, even if there are better options available, is not incredibly useful for what you want to do, that in itself would be a criticism of the state of mind the developers were in, because the assumption would be that they didn't really think about what the best option for play would be, and instead went with what they assumed would be the best. Another thing to consider is this: what does it say about a game, a game for the WiiU, if it plays better using a non-WiiU controller? It's sort of the same thing with Twilight Princess, in which both came out for the Wii and Gamecube, but the Gamecube version, or even the Wii version with a Gamecube controller, played better than with the WiiMote. It was one of those things that said a lot about the controller that even Nintendo's games played better with older controllers. If we assume that the WiiMote/Nunchuck combination is a better control scheme than the controller that is supposed to be the selling point of the WiiU, that says a lot about the use of the gamepad.

EDIT: Also, where does Yahtzee come off thinking that having a flower on your head means your being controlled by a mindless parasite? I have lived my whole life with flowers in my hair and on my head, and for him to basically say I'm being controlled by parasites is an attack on my basic human rights! Offended? There isn't a word strong enough to express my offense! How dare you let this stuff through, huh? You should be ashamed of yourself, and I expect an apology post-haste!

thaluikhain:

Casual Shinji:
You know, I could already sense the amount posters waiting behind the bleachers with baseball bats for this Zero Punctuation, aching to get a crack at Yahtzee.

Heh, yeah. Ah well, at least nobody is getting banned for just posting "First!" like they used to.

Nineteenth!

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"Hey Croshaw, we gonna gitcha for apologizin' for that joke, ya hear!"

AuronFtw:

Genocidicles:
I'm sorry but the references to the Battle of Somme were highly distressing to me. The Battle of Somme is one of the bloodiest battles in human history, where over a million men were wounded or killed. It makes me sick that such a thing was made light of, and I request that it be changed.

I can't in good conscience continue watching Zero Punctuation after that. It made me feel uneasy, and I'm ashamed Mr Croshaw brought it up.

Ahahaha, I love this. We should crusade to get some little detail changed in every video from now on.

This isn't a crusade, this is common decency. Yahtzee should have realized that making a jokes around such a big issue would result in offense and backlash. I personally think that Yahtzee should consider making his "own" "choice" and changing the joke to something less offensive like a holocaust joke.

Yeah, Pikmin is one of my favorite Nintendo series', but I always felt a little offput by just how incessantly violent it is. I remember the first time I played it and some of my Pikmin died. I felt awful. This is even more off-putting when you think about how Japan's advertisers accentuate the cuteness of the Pikmin much harder than we do.

It's the most adorable game about the harsh and cruel realities of nature you'll ever play.

Genocidicles:

slacker2:
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I take it you didn't see the comments section of last weeks episode?

Prepare your inbox, you're gonna get a lot of quotes like that.

There's still plenty of people out of the loop, apparently.

I'm really happy with what I'm seeing here. It's good that we live in a world where if a man says a thing, realises it offends people, apologises for that thing and gets rid of it, we as the gaming community, realising that we have no issues relating to inclusivity whatsoever, can ridicule that man as the monster he is. Because God knows that the only thing worse than bigotry is a person feeling bad because he made people feel bad.

Political correctness has gone mad. It's not good enough that writers and artists in general are afraid to speak their mind in case of overzealous censors going at their work with a red pen to appease the blacks and the queers but now a comedian isn't even safe from his own conscience? Even his own thoughts are being controlled by mad old political correctness.

ToastiestZombie:

AuronFtw:

Genocidicles:
I'm sorry but the references to the Battle of Somme were highly distressing to me. The Battle of Somme is one of the bloodiest battles in human history, where over a million men were wounded or killed. It makes me sick that such a thing was made light of, and I request that it be changed.

I can't in good conscience continue watching Zero Punctuation after that. It made me feel uneasy, and I'm ashamed Mr Croshaw brought it up.

Ahahaha, I love this. We should crusade to get some little detail changed in every video from now on.

This isn't a crusade, this is common decency. Yahtzee should have realized that making a jokes around such a big issue would result in offense and backlash. I personally think that Yahtzee should consider making his "own" "choice" and changing the joke to something less offensive like a holocaust joke.

I must admit I can't tell if you're serious about this or not. Pretty good job there.

In the off-chance that you are, using something bad as a point of comparison isn't as offensive as you make it out to be. Hiroshima is frequently used like that and nobody bats an eyelash.

SecretNegative:
Pretty damn funny episode, I don't have any interest in picking Pikman up though, so I still eagerly wait the review for Sain'ts Row 4: The fourth (I really have no interest in that damn not-XCom game either).

I was looking forward to a review of Splinter Cell Blacklist, but it looks like he's not doing that one for a couple of weeks at least. :(

Loved the review

I enjoyed the first two Pikmin games, so this one being pretty much the same isn't exactly a point against it. That said, the complete misfire on input design (not using the WiiPad to direct the Pikmin) does put a sour taste in my mouth; might be a nitpick, sure, but controls are an integral part of design

ToastiestZombie:

AuronFtw:

Genocidicles:
I'm sorry but the references to the Battle of Somme were highly distressing to me. The Battle of Somme is one of the bloodiest battles in human history, where over a million men were wounded or killed. It makes me sick that such a thing was made light of, and I request that it be changed.

I can't in good conscience continue watching Zero Punctuation after that. It made me feel uneasy, and I'm ashamed Mr Croshaw brought it up.

Ahahaha, I love this. We should crusade to get some little detail changed in every video from now on.

This isn't a crusade, this is common decency. Yahtzee should have realized that making a jokes around such a big issue would result in offense and backlash. I personally think that Yahtzee should consider making his "own" "choice" and changing the joke to something less offensive like a holocaust joke.

Wait, we're being serious now? It's fo-realz time?

We've noticed that the "offended party" goes by the handle "Genocidicles", right?

Is he serious? You can't use the touch screen ? Isn't that like making a PS3 shooter where you aim with the d-pad?

I wonder if there's any Germans who will find the "German scat porn" tidbit offensive and kick up a ruckus over it.

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