Zero Punctuation: Killer Is Dead

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Killer Is Dead

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Killer Is Dead.

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Watching it now. I've been looking forward to this ever since that Critical Miss strip.

I'm not sure if you're saying Tony Blair sex dolls make bad prime ministers or if you're disparaging giant Tony Blair sex dolls in general. I strongly hope it is the former.

Yahtzee bashed Suda51 and enjoyed "zany" Saints Row. Either he's being coerced, or Yahtzee has been replaced by some sort of shapeshifting creature for nefarious reasons.

....Seriously, just...My world is upside down!

"Bland Surrealism" is probably the most disappoint phrase you could use to describe art.

Now I want Suda51 to make a videogame about a woman who transforms into a Helicopter titled "The Bladed bitch"

Zachary Amaranth:
Yahtzee bashed Suda51 and enjoyed "zany" Saints Row. Either he's being coerced, or Yahtzee has been replaced by some sort of shapeshifting creature for nefarious reasons.

....Seriously, just...My world is upside down!

Too much high contrast shading and not enough dubstep.

I don't feel like he's ever going to top Killer 7. Killer 7 was like watching from another world, something truly deranged and different. All his other games are more like a scene kid being "random". Bland really is the best word for them.

One slot for flowers and another slot for cock. That recalls some of the finer crude jokes I used to tell in my early adult life.

Ahh, I was wondering when Yahtzee would mention Abbott.

Besides the Giggalo missions, I don't see any way of me playing this game- WAIT!

Did you say a demonic Thomas the Tank Engine? FUCKING SOLD!!

Heh, not a fan of Abbott. You probably have to live in Australia to really appreciate those bits.

So Suda 51 has lost it in the wrong way (as in has gone bad)? That's a shame. I guess it's time to buy all his old games and say how much better he was back in them days.

Also I take note that the description of the game has returned (Platform, Name, Websites) which for some reason were gone for a while.

Am I the only one who noticed that Killer 7's box art depicts the PS2 Version? Every previous entry had a Gamecube one. YES I AM THAT SAD.

Amgeo:
Watching it now. I've been looking forward to this ever since that Critical Miss strip.

No you are not "watching it now". You are clicking on comments in feverish rush to be the first, and only after you click "post" you're going to watch it. If at all.

Zachary Amaranth:
Yahtzee bashed Suda51 and enjoyed "zany" Saints Row. Either he's being coerced, or Yahtzee has been replaced by some sort of shapeshifting creature for nefarious reasons.

....Seriously, just...My world is upside down!

The issue here is that Saints Row knows it's being zany and stupid, while Suda is trying to be taken seriously in surrealism, and it just doesn't work.

CAPTCHA: Instantly Skip Commercials. You mean Adblock?

I honestly did a double take at 'demonic, roided-up Thomas-the-tank-engine'.

Y'know, I'm not sure Suda51 really deserves much of a pedigree, though I can't fault him for trying. As unique and fascinating as Killer7 was, I really didn't find the gameplay all that scintillating.

The sad thing is, there's probably a market for Tony Blair sex dolls. People are weird.

On topic, yeah, I'm giving this one a pass.

I take it Yahtzee isn't happy about the election in aussieland, well you could always come go back to Britain you might get stabbed but at least you can get games easier ;)

Zachary Amaranth:
Yahtzee bashed Suda51 and enjoyed "zany" Saints Row. Either he's being coerced, or Yahtzee has been replaced by some sort of shapeshifting creature for nefarious reasons.

....Seriously, just...My world is upside down!

That's nothing. Last year he named a realistic military shooter the best game of the year and an indie survival horror game the worst. I'm pretty sure that's a sign of the end times.

Yahtzee's pick-up tips remind me of The Boat That Rocked.

"So how about it then?"

But Suda51 is real Yahtzee! You just have to believe!

I've never played a Suda game but from what the people who have played them have been saying the problem is somewhere along the lines of Killer7 being an awesome idea that he had one day and made and when everyone wanted me he had to force it out instead of waiting for the lightning bolt of inspiration to hit him again. I can say from experience that forcing out creativity tends to lead to pretty underwhelming results, you can't pull it out whenever you want to. It's a picky little bugger that shows up when it feels like it.

I think we should start making other mythological game beings.
Like the EA goblin, who steals away naughty developers and chops them up.
Or the Cliffy B fairy, who paints your room brown and leaves a baggie of coke for you.

Agent357:

The issue here is that Saints Row knows it's being zany and stupid

By that logic, Deadpool should be Yahtzee's Game of the Generation.

DataSnake:
That's nothing. Last year he named a realistic military shooter the best game of the year and an indie survival horror game the worst. I'm pretty sure that's a sign of the end times.

No, him naming a JRPG best game of the year is a sign of the end times. This is just a sign of a minor plague or seven.

This game is actually a detailed account of Frank's missing Japanese son.

No mention of the out-of-place cheerful schoolgirl sidekick?

Must mean Yahtzee liked her.

Hmm, I wonder if Australia had elections recently. e_e

None too thrilled with the election results, Yahtzee? Sorry buddy

Anyway, I had a feeling Killer is Dead was gonna be the flop it seems to have been. Suda51's vague presence about it built up waaay more hype than Killer could have delivered

google technician "there is suddenly a spike in people googling tony blair sex dolls for some reason"

sad part is that a tony blair sex doll would be a better primeminister at this point. at least it wouldnt say stupid ass things and not do anything damaging for 3 years

Tony Blair Sex Dolls?
Good grief, I know what's gonna be giving me nightmares tonight. Curse you, Yahtzee!

One of THE funniest videos Yahtzee put out! Had me laughing from start to finish, especially through the head-butting luchador. Oh, how many life experiences could be improved with head-butting luchadores. As for that "gigolo mission" scene, the Killer has a visible mouth! When was the last time Yahtzee drew a mouth on someone?!

MCerberus:
I think we should start making other mythological game beings.
Like the EA goblin, who steals away naughty developers and chops them up.
Or the Cliffy B fairy, who paints your room brown and leaves a baggie of coke for you.

Sounds like Yahtzee gave up on his theory that Suda51 is a product of genetic engineering, like a super soldier project for video game developers. As for other beasts of video game folklore, I picture Naughty Dog as a Troll who always has a sarcastic quip on hand for every horrible thing it does to you.

Wow, the punchline is a fucking national joke. Is it too early to call ZP dead, or perhaps too late?

Awwww, and here I was hoping that this week's episode would be on Machine for Pigs, figured he'd get to that one sooner rather than later considering how much he enjoyed the first one. But I'd imagine anything he said would likely just equate to what was in the official Escapist's review of it...only with more imps and cocks. :P

I think this is the first episode where I've seen one of the figures with an expression! With a mouth! And I laughed my arse off!

You know, it took me the longest time to realize that Travis Touchdown shaking his laser sword to power it back up was meant to be symbolic of masturbating.

The Sword thing might not be that far fetched for Japanese assassins. Possessing a gun in Japan is illegal and the punishment is so severe that no Yakuza is willing to be caught with one and they're so hard to find that you can't really learn how to shoot one. You end up with a situation where it's just plain easier to hack your enemies up with knives then to try and get a gun then miss horribly when you learn that it's not as easy to shoot as on TV.

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