Zero Punctuation: Awards for 2008

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I've never really understood how everyone can go along with this. Ok, Yahtzee is just as funny as ever, but both GTA4 and MGS4 are great games.

MGS4

IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.3

GTA4
IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.8

His videos are great but how can you take his opinion seriously. He disagrees with absolutely everyone. His nomination for worst game of the year got almost strait 10's down the line. Ridiculous.

I completely agree with you.

Surprising, yet not, all in the same tidy, little package.
Yes, survival horror deserves the worst genre of the year, thanks for abandoning true horror for startling shitasticness.
Saint's Row 2? Really?
Well, GTA was fun back in the day, and I suppose that, if nothing else, it is trying to live up to the fun that GTA used to be.
Personally? I'm waiting for Yahtzee to take a look at a particular brand of JRPG that he mentioned back in the SR2 review...
I wonder if Yahtzee really does like Pokemon...

And was that an official "Welcome to The Escapist" endorsement for Unskippable?
I like the series, and I hope it gets the attention it deserves. :D

GodOfTongs:
I've never really understood how everyone can go along with this. Ok, Yahtzee is just as funny as ever, but both GTA4 and MGS4 are great games.

MGS4

IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.3

GTA4
IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.8

His videos are great but how can you take his opinion seriously. He disagrees with absolutely everyone. His nomination for worst game of the year got almost strait 10's down the line. Ridiculous.

Meh, MGS 4 is a movie you occasionally get to join in with - a 50+ hour movie with way too much dialog.

As for GTA4, as much as I like it, its not that great a game. Reading the reviews in PC Gamer, you'd think it was the gaming version of a cure for cancer. Ok, I enjoyed it, but it wasn't perfect enough to be worthy of 10/10. The 7-9 range would have been more accurate, depending on gamer's tastes.

GodOfTongs:
I've never really understood how everyone can go along with this. Ok, Yahtzee is just as funny as ever, but both GTA4 and MGS4 are great games.

MGS4

IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.3

GTA4
IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.8

His videos are great but how can you take his opinion seriously. He disagrees with absolutely everyone. His nomination for worst game of the year got almost strait 10's down the line. Ridiculous.

OH MY GOD IGN AND GAMESPOT GAVE A GAME 10/10 THIS GAME MUST BE AMAZING!!! I'M GOING TO BUY IT RIGHT NOW!

seriously man... It's called an opinion. Every person has one. Just because others think a game is amazing doesn't mean you have to think the same.

Personally, I hate sandbox games like gta4.

Yahtzee:

The Indiana Jones in a Fridge Award for franchise murder

Yes yes yes! Made me laugh. The whole year was nothing but sequels that show western gaming is stagnating under corporate control and I hope that the current Russian developing revolution wakes the CEOs up from their thought process of "NO ORIGINAL OR ABSURD STUFF! MAKE ANOTHER SEQUEL AND DUMB IT DOWN SO IT'S ACCESSABLE.. THATS WHERE THE MONEY IS! IF IT SUCKS WE'LL BLAME PIRACY FOR BAD SALES."

It was pretty okay, although I noticed the theme song being pitched lower. It didn't make me laugh as much as normal ZP episodes do, but it still got a chuckle out of me. :)

my crazy best friend is thinking about starting a new religen about ZP what do you think?

...Listening to that same opening riff ten times over was... Ugh...

GodOfTongs:
I've never really understood how everyone can go along with this. Ok, Yahtzee is just as funny as ever, but both GTA4 and MGS4 are great games.

MGS4

IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.3

GTA4
IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.8

His videos are great but how can you take his opinion seriously. He disagrees with absolutely everyone. His nomination for worst game of the year got almost strait 10's down the line. Ridiculous.

It is his opinion and I don't think you can really fault him for not liking the games. I also agree with that giving a game a number to determine how good it is doesn't make it great. I played Halo 3 the night it came out and I didn't like it at all. I thought that the story line was boring and that the multiplayers was so-so at best. GTA4 is only a mediocre game at best in my mind because of the fact that they took out my favortie thing and that was the cops chasing me everywhere I went. In GTA4 you can just drive fast and they give up. MGS also use to be one of my favorite series up until 3 and then 4 further showed me that I didn't like it anymore. Games that get 10 ratings doesn't mean they are amazing, maybe the graphics are good and all and the fans love it, but not everyone will.
You also need to take into account who rated the game and what their opinions are.

Nice look back at the year.
The award names kick ass

i didnt agree with the gta 4 award i thought that it was pretty damn good and well the vgas apparently did to , but anyway saints row 2 is good but not better or worse than gta4

Also, Unskippable wasn't really that funny.

Fortunately it did not live up to its name.

Virgil:

Lt. Sera:
200, Stream not found, NetStream.Play.StreamNotFound, clip: '[Clip] '486''

It looks like the CDN that Castfire is using to host the videos is having DNS resolution problems in the UK, Ireland, and a few other northern European areas. We're letting them know about it now and hopefully it'll be fixed very soon.

In the meantime, you might want to see if OpenDNS (or something similar) will fix the problem for you.

It seems to be working quite nicely now, though thanks for the suggestion about opendns, I'll keep that one in mind should it happen again.

I was thinking to myself "Where's Portal?" Until I remembered that that was released in 2007. Liked it.

GodOfTongs:
I've never really understood how everyone can go along with this. Ok, Yahtzee is just as funny as ever, but both GTA4 and MGS4 are great games.

MGS4

IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.3

GTA4
IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.8

His videos are great but how can you take his opinion seriously. He disagrees with absolutely everyone. His nomination for worst game of the year got almost strait 10's down the line. Ridiculous.

Oh wow, ya lets obey the mighty game sights that will throw perfect scores at games owned by large companies who hype them up and pay them sums of money to give them good reviews. GTA IV was shit. I played it and I stopped after beating the game very disappointed. The weapons are limited, only upgrading the previous weapon you had.

I could actually agree with Yathzee. I had a barrel of fun with SR2 and I could play as much as I want having fun. The game was a true sandbox game. GTA IV tried incorperating too much drama and shit in a game where your suppose to have fun.

However the best game I thought was Fallout 3. Sanbox environment, good story, fun action, good characters. Gears 2 was fun but the story line was complete shit. The characters were shit. I wanted to punch Dom whenever he muttered the word "wife." I would actually consider SR2 up there in the top 5 games way ahead of GTA IV.

Haha, nice one Yahtzee.

However, in the ones you haven't reviewed you could add 'Call of Duty: World At War.'

I can think alot of that game that you could poke fun :D

Btw, I'm not trying to tell you how to do your job :P

The FlowPLayer seemed to change but my problem remains. The video will never load if I use Firefox 3, yet if I open the page in IE7 the video loads perfectly and without a hitch. I just don't understand what is going on, specially since somehow here has the same problem, only the complete opposite. IE7 doesn't work, Firefox does.

I take a pause at Tomb Raider Underworld. I know it's a sequel with a huge number on its side, but I actually found it much more engrossing and interesting than Legend and Anniversary. Sure, it's not doing anything truly original, but it finally did what CD sent out with the other games correctly. I know however that Yahtzee would tear it to pieces and hate it, but I really liked the game.

While I respect your opinion, and almost fully disagree with it, I can't understand how you gave saint's row 2 credit for anything. I also don't understand why you constantly bash games for attempting gritty realism. I hate colourful cheery games with rainbows and happy endings. It's bad enough that almost every movie is ruined with a happy ending, games shouldn't have to suffer such cheap fairytale endings either.

i miss when he was riping other peoples music in his reviews xD yet i liked the sarcastic award show ;)

Sisyphus0:
While I respect your opinion, and almost fully disagree with it, I can't understand how you gave saint's row 2 credit for anything. I also don't understand why you constantly bash games for attempting gritty realism. I hate colourful cheery games with rainbows and happy endings. It's bad enough that almost every movie is ruined with a happy ending, games shouldn't have to suffer such cheap fairytale endings either.

You sound emo.

In other news I am glad MGS4 won that award. It really deserved it.
congrats Hideo Kojima for destroying a wonderful series, and making me go out a buy a ps3 so i could see it.

GodOfTongs:
I've never really understood how everyone can go along with this. Ok, Yahtzee is just as funny as ever, but both GTA4 and MGS4 are great games.

MGS4

IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.3

GTA4
IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.8

His videos are great but how can you take his opinion seriously. He disagrees with absolutely everyone. His nomination for worst game of the year got almost strait 10's down the line. Ridiculous.

But it is an opinion nonetheless...I know some news outlets that absolutely hate Fallout 3, GTA IV, MGS4, LBP, and all the big darlings. I know I absolutely hate GTAIV and GOW1, regardless of the accolades they've been given.

Different strokes for different folks is the moral of the story. (For a good example look up Rotten Tomatoes and see the 5% of the people that didn't like The Dark Knight)

At last! A Game of the Year award that isn't GTAIV! And even better than that, the far more fun and deserving Saint's Row 2 is the game that won it! I'm actually on my second run through of SR2 at the moment and spraying people's houses with shit is still great fun. Great work Yahtzee!

GodOfTongs:
I've never really understood how everyone can go along with this. Ok, Yahtzee is just as funny as ever, but both GTA4 and MGS4 are great games.

MGS4

IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.3

GTA4
IGN 10
GameSpot 10
GameTrailers 9.8

His videos are great but how can you take his opinion seriously. He disagrees with absolutely everyone. His nomination for worst game of the year got almost strait 10's down the line. Ridiculous.

Because reviewers can be paid to give good reviews.

If anything fucked up "Stealth" - it was Assassin's Creed, not MGS4, but then again, I thought this was funny so who gives a shit?

First = Ban

Seeing the first few posts get a ban never get old for me, just like watching ZP reviews, thats right it was an award, still said review though.

They should pay this dude alot more than they do. And I don't even know how much they pay. He is just that damn funny.

HOORAY YATZHEE. I heard 'awards of 2008' and was not expecting it to be 'bashing' games instead of praising them...I should've known better

it's much more entertaining this way =D

CrafterMan:

mathias53:
Cut out these fucking award shows and clip shows. I came here to see Yahtzee review a video game and thats what i want to bloody see.

Because Yahtzee owes you anything? You pay copious amounts of money to see him every week?

Fanboys grr

wait how does my comment make me a fanboy?

Please excuse me for this noobish question (I'm a noob to these forums) but why did the first two posts get banned? I read the sticky but still could not find one thing wrong with both of the posts. Can someone please answer me so I do not make the same error. Thanks! (Please don't ban me for this!)

mitman93:
Please excuse me for this noobish question (I'm a noob to these forums) but why did the first two posts get banned? I read the sticky but still could not find one thing wrong with both of the posts. Can someone please answer me so I do not make the same error. Thanks! (Please don't ban me for this!)

We ban for "first posting" here, even if you don't say "first post". Watch the video or read the article before posting a comment and you've got nothing to worry about.

Virgil:

mitman93:
Please excuse me for this noobish question (I'm a noob to these forums) but why did the first two posts get banned? I read the sticky but still could not find one thing wrong with both of the posts. Can someone please answer me so I do not make the same error. Thanks! (Please don't ban me for this!)

We ban for "first posting" here, even if you don't say "first post". Watch the video or read the article before posting a comment and you've got nothing to worry about.

Ahhh I see. Thanks, that cleared things up for me. How exactly do you know if the person watched the video or read the article?

Nice Review but I didnt see CoD 5 on the list of games to possibly review in the future. Didnt he actuly LIKE CoD 4?

mitman93:

Virgil:

mitman93:
Please excuse me for this noobish question (I'm a noob to these forums) but why did the first two posts get banned? I read the sticky but still could not find one thing wrong with both of the posts. Can someone please answer me so I do not make the same error. Thanks! (Please don't ban me for this!)

We ban for "first posting" here, even if you don't say "first post". Watch the video or read the article before posting a comment and you've got nothing to worry about.

Ahhh I see. Thanks, that cleared things up for me. How exactly do you know if the person watched the video or read the article?

I suppose there's some super-high-tech way to tell from their end, but it's fairly straightforward even without it; they'd commented 1 and 2 minutes after the link was posted, and the video is ~6 minutes long. Can't park a Caddy in a kiddy pool, and can't watch a movie and comment on it in less time that it takes to play out the movie.

-- Steve

MasterCheifn:
Wouldn't Left 4 Dead be considered a horror game?

Unfortunately Left 4 Dead is lacking the main features to make it a horror game. Horror.

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