Zero Punctuation: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Hey, I still have a land line phone, but that because it like it is much cheaper then anything on the mobile network, at least in Canada, but would indeed switch to a feature phone, if there was any cheap plan for my usage, as I don't need a smartphone, as I go around with both a tablet (which a smartphone cannot take over some of the duties, like reading technical documentation, due to screen been too small) and a laptop.

Though they still make a great deal of profits, I expect Nintendo will go the way of Atari within the next decade.

lassiie:
It took me the majority of that video to realize that he had stopped reviewing the game....I feel manipulated

Didn't occur to me before we reached the Smelda joke at the very end.. I am not a smart person.

Another thing that the wii U can do that ps4 and xbox one can't, play older games. Not just Wii titles, but games from over 20 year old consoles.

I don't know why, but I have the strange suspicion that Yahtzee hasn't done his taxes yet.

A good episode but I felt a big sense of de ja veux by the fact that he (Yahtzee) and Gabe talked about this in one of their recent episodes of "Let's Drown Out". Funny enough, there was also a Minecraft episode of LDO...I think I'm going to switch over to youtube for a bit...

Anyway Link Between World...I liked that game but haven't tried Hero Mode.

So I take it he never actually played A Link Between Worlds... I'm a bit disappointed, honestly, I was hoping to hear what he thought of the new system that allowed you to pick which order you got the items, and thus which order you do the dungeons.

lassiie:
It took me the majority of that video to realize that he had stopped reviewing the game....I feel manipulated

He hasn't reviewed a Nintendo game for some time. The only difference between this and previous videos pertaining to Nintendo games is he's dropped all pretenses that he is reviewing the game and went straight to the "Nintendo is garbage".

Shoggoth2588:
a big sense of de ja veux

Oh god... why would you murder that phrase so thoroughly?? Quick French lesson in two words:

-Déja means "already"
-vu means "seen", the past participle of voir or "to see"

Hence, a sense of Déja vu is the impression that something is happening that you've "already seen".

Part of me just hopes that Retro Studios will finally be allowed to make a new one now after Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is pretty much complete. Don't get me wrong, I love Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Country Returns was a fantastic game. Still, I would love to see them make another Metroid game.

NO! I absolutely can't stand it when people suggest this because it reminds me too much of what Microsoft did with Rare: Stick them to developing only one sole thing. Retro already made enough Metroid games. I want them to move on to either another Nintendo IP like F-Zero or make a brand new IP altogether than just retread old ground.

What we should be doing is asking Nintendo to give someone else a shot at Metroid. Yeah I know that didn't work out for them w/ Team Ninja but maybe they could hire WayForward to make the next Metroid. WayForward's already proven they can do good with established franchises if DuckTales Remastered and Contra 4 are any indicators and if their Shantae games have proven anything to me it's that they have a perfect grasp on the Metroidvania formula.

He hasn't reviewed a Nintendo game for some time. The only difference between this and previous videos pertaining to Nintendo games is he's dropped all pretenses that he is reviewing the game and went straight to the "Nintendo is garbage".

Meaning all that time spent trying to prove he wasn't biased against Nintendo just basically got flushed down the toilet within a span of one video. Because now I'm under the suspicion he IS biased again.

Mr.Tea:

Shoggoth2588:
a big sense of de ja veux

Oh god... why would you murder that phrase so thoroughly?? Quick French lesson in two words:

-Déja means "already"
-vu means "seen", the past participle of voir or "to see"

Hence, a sense of Déja vu is the impression that something is happening that you've "already seen".

Yes...THAT...I've never known how to spell that out...I'm likely going to forget again in little to no time.

Boy you weren't kidding about the whole wasting 5 minutes of your life.
Sure it wasn't a waste but I was expecting him riffing the game as I didn't enjoyed it much to my suprised (I was hyoed up for it). He does mention one of the things why I didn't like as much as having full access to the dungeons just doesn't compell me to actually finish the game (and also the fact that the dark world is pretty much 90% copy and paste from the other world from A Link to the Past).

I do want to buy a Wii U eventually, but I am currently waiting for a time when I don't have to choose between paying all my bills and staving off malnutrition. I think I need a new job...

Failing everything else, Nintendo could always charge people a dollar a pop to slap Reggie's big chunky face

That's a weird way to spell "Kiss". Australia sure is different.

I DEMAND SCREENSHOTS OF THIS UNDERWATER MINECRAFT CREATION, YATZEE!

It sounds awesome!

...And Sonic is falling back into the old trap of "last game as decent, but didn't use its full potential, so instead of making a new game that just refines the previous engine, we'll make a whole NEW engine and game! :D"

Sonic Lost world on the 3DS had solid mechanics, but an overreliance on gimmicks. Give me another Sonic game with the same engine, but with less gimmicks and more proper platforming and parkour and running fast and I'll be the first one in line for it.

C.TYR:
So, as I can tell from the most recent "Let's Drown Out..." and this video, when's that Dark Souls review going to be happening?

I'm really glade he actually gave Dark Souls a chance and actually enjoyed it, while at the same time understand that it's not a game for everyone.

Xman490:
Both of us dismiss A Link Between Worlds because neither of us have grown up with SNES Zelda.

In that case, my purchase of the game, in addition to how I loved the (mostly) non-linearity of Ocarina of Time's dungeons ("oh, what's that? Kakariko Village is under attack by the Shadow Spirit? Well, have fun with that, I'm going to go get me some Ice Arrows and a Mirror Shield, kay thanks bye!") will not be a waste of money after all!

Failing everything else Nintendo could always charge people a dollar a pop to slap Reggie's big chunky face

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Nintendo just lost all support from big 3rd party developers, the only guys remotly sticking to nintendo is capcom and only cause they seem to hate foreigners just as much as nintendo does.

i wish people would stop assotiating sonic with sega, its not the only thing they do, neither is colossal fail-rines, total war, football manage, bayonetta, vanquish, even company of heroes now

personally i never liked sonic that much to begin with, im more of a mario person

Karadalis:
Nintendo just lost all support from big 3rd party developers, the only guys remotly sticking to nintendo is capcom and only cause they seem to hate foreigners just as much as nintendo does.

they also have ubisoft

VG_Addict:

Is it just me, or have the last few reviews just been Yahtzee getting on his soapbox and criticizing the next generation of consoles? This review, Knack, Killzone, and Ryse.

It really began once he got a gaming PC (I think the first game he reviewed on it was Arkham Origins, if not it was AssCreed IV), as Next Gen Buyer's Guide (and the extra punctuation after it) was just taking guesses.

Evonisia:

VG_Addict:

Is it just me, or have the last few reviews just been Yahtzee getting on his soapbox and criticizing the next generation of consoles? This review, Knack, Killzone, and Ryse.

It really began once he got a gaming PC (I think the first game he reviewed on it was Arkham Origins, if not it was AssCreed IV), as Next Gen Buyer's Guide (and the extra punctuation after it) was just taking guesses.

the unfortunate result of joining the national socialist PC gaming party, you start to realize how awful current consoles are

its like, after consoles reached their peak with the PS2, it all went downhill pretty damn fast

no offense to anybody that likes current consoles

Tch. I'm still bitter enough over that farce of an Uprising review that my mind immediately raced to the words "come crawling back."

Still, he raises valid criticisms, although as I have so many times recently, I'd again like to point out that it's the third-parties doing the screwing-over in this relationship nowadays, with Nintendo having done very little recently to live up to that reputation, which it rightfully gained in the Yamauchi era but haven't really exercised since. Someone on Facepunch put it best with comparing their situation to that of Julius Caesar: "Et tu, Ubisoft?" But the whole bit about "Does a dedicated games machine still have a place in gaming?" is spot on. The industry is in a strange place right now, because we have to pick up all the pieces and deal with the "what next?" after the Gen7 cataclysm. I'd also still debate him about the validity of the screen in the GamePad (and how much I've been waiting to see that jawn again since Dreamcast), but my point is that at least he's trying to meet halfway here. At least he's finally starting to realize that as far as being an actual game company goes, Nintendo are the only ones who still "get it."

Personally, I would've bought a Wii U already if not for lack of cash (I actually tried to buy one this past Black Friday but couldn't get the money in time), although ideally I'd really like to see a 32GB in white first. It's got enough games that interest me that I'm really to take it on, though I'm the kind of person who'll never tire of Mario games. Zelda? I already never gave a damn about Zelda (though by God did I try to give a damn about Skyward Sword), but as far as Mario goes: just put it my veins.

That washing machine comment was just great. Just great. I'm still laughing ^^

VinLAURiA:
Tch. I'm still bitter enough over that farce of an Uprising review that my mind immediately raced to the words "come crawling back."

Still, he raises valid criticisms, although as I have so many times recently, I'd again like to point out that it's the third-parties doing the screwing-over in this relationship nowadays, with Nintendo having done very little recently to live up to that reputation, which it gained in the Yamauchi era but haven't really exercised since. Someone on Facepunch put it best with comparing their situation to that of Julius Caesar: "Et tu, Ubisoft?" But the whole bit about "Does a dedicated games machine still have a place in gaming?" is spot on. The industry is in a strange place right now, because we have to pick up all the pieces and deal with the "what next?" after the Gen7 cataclysm. I'd also still debate him about the validity of the screen in the GamePad (and how much I've been waiting to see that jawn again since Dreamcast), but my point is that at least he's trying to meet halfway here.

Personally, I would've bought a Wii U already if not for lack of cash (I actually tried to buy one this past Black Friday but couldn't get the money in time), although ideally I'd really like to see a 32GB in white first. It's got enough games that interest me that I'm really to take it on, though I'm the kind of person who'll never tire of Mario games.

wait... wait...

32GB? as in a 32GB hard drive? you can fit games in there?

i think arkham city alone takes like 20 GB of my PC's hard drive, isnt 32GB painfully little? altough considering the fact nintendo doesnt really cares much about digital distribution it might not be that big of an issue

Grach:
Ironically, me and my brother are considering buying a Wii or even a WiiU when the prices drop. Mostly for the ability to have games such a Super Metroid and Megaman X officially and some party games like Mario Kart and Mario Party.

In what way is that ironic?

Grach:
Ironic how the less abusive console this generation is the one moving less units.

What do you mean by "less abusive"?

In the part where Nintendo was shooting EA as a way to demonstrate it's low third party relations you probably should've chosen a better third party company. All that scene make me did was smile and shout "shoot em again!"

Shoggoth2588:

Yes...THAT...I've never known how to spell that out...I'm likely going to forget again in little to no time.

Here's a little hint:

If you don't know how to spell something, then it is probably a good idea not to write it. The same goes for words that you do know how to spell, but don't know the meaning of.

Another blow to non PC gamer? You know not all of us have fun modding the machine or are use to the keyboard/mouse setup.

Anyway you were right to bring up this talk with Nintendo. They do need help at this point. The problem with nostalgia she soon this generation will die and what will they do then?

Eh, I'm fine with Yahtzee just ranting on Nintendo, but I was hoping he'd show a LITTLE love toward ALBW. It's way better than the boring slog that was Skyward Sword or the awkward touchscreen controls of Phantom Hourglass. Hell, I'd even say it's the best Zelda game since Wind Waker (the one Yahtzee actually likes). It does play it a bit "safe", but considering it's been several years since we last got one of these games that didn't piss me off every five minutes, then I'm totally fine with it.

MB202:
So I take it he never actually played A Link Between Worlds... I'm a bit disappointed, honestly, I was hoping to hear what he thought of the new system that allowed you to pick which order you got the items, and thus which order you do the dungeons.

So I take it you didn't actually finish watching the video...

He mentions that the rental system erodes the sense of progression that unlocking a new item used to elicit.

NuclearKangaroo:
wait... wait...

32GB? as in a 32GB hard drive? you can fit games in there?

i think arkham city alone takes like 20 GB of my PC's hard drive, isnt 32GB painfully little? altough considering the fact nintendo doesnt really cares much about digital distribution it might not be that big of an issue

That's just the internal solid state storage; Wii U has two SKUs, Basic and Deluxe. Basic is white and has 8GB of internal flash storage, but is slowly being phased out. Deluxe has 32GB of internal storage, comes with a game, and has stuff like a GamePad dock and stand for the console. It's now become the main version as they phase out Basic, but it's still only available in black outside of Japan.

Either SKU takes external USB drives if you need more space. And you can indeed fit games on the internal stuff. Not much, but it's there if you don't have an external, plus Nintendo's stuff has never been too big in file size. And they've actually been making a bigger push to digital lately, even though they said physical games will always play a big part.

quantumsaint:

MB202:
So I take it he never actually played A Link Between Worlds... I'm a bit disappointed, honestly, I was hoping to hear what he thought of the new system that allowed you to pick which order you got the items, and thus which order you do the dungeons.

So I take it you didn't actually finish watching the video...

He mentions that the rental system erodes the sense of progression that unlocking a new item used to elicit.

Except it doesn't because you have to grind for the money to permanently own them and farming the oldschool way takes too long given that each item is several hundred rupees each at minimum.

Aardvaarkman:
In what way is that ironic?

Goddamnit, I'm using ironically wrong again.

Aardvaarkman:
What do you mean by "less abusive"?

Considering Microsoft was pushing that horrible DRM scheme when the Xbone was announced and the general always on bullshit, I'd just prefer a console that lets me play fun games.

had to click that button did i?...

VinLAURiA:

NuclearKangaroo:
wait... wait...

32GB? as in a 32GB hard drive? you can fit games in there?

i think arkham city alone takes like 20 GB of my PC's hard drive, isnt 32GB painfully little? altough considering the fact nintendo doesnt really cares much about digital distribution it might not be that big of an issue

That's just the internal solid state storage; comes in 8GB and 32GB options. Wii U takes external USB drives if you need more space. And you can indeed fit games on the internal stuff. Not much, but it's there if you don't have an external. And they've actually been making a bigger push to digital lately, even though they said physical games will always play a big part.

while i love digital distribution, and hell i probably wouldnt own legal copies of games if it wasnt for it, i also think there will always be room for physical copies, collectors and such, as well as people who simply prefer to have bulky disc collections

but yeah nintendo should definitively provide bigger storage models, asking customers to provide their own hard drives is not the way to go in my opinion, if thats the case, wheres the "hassle free" experience consoles are supposed to have?

Kyle Davis:
Another blow to non PC gamer? You know not all of us have fun modding the machine or are use to the keyboard/mouse setup.

Anyway you were right to bring up this talk with Nintendo. They do need help at this point. The problem with nostalgia she soon this generation will die and what will they do then?

just plug in a USB controller and you are ready to go, it made rogue legacy so much more enjoyable for me

Great job Mister Croshaw, as always. Say, did you really catch up and finally played Dark Souls, or was that part of a joke?

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