Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: Ready for Battle

Ready for Battle

Put on your poetry hats and join two of the greatest wordsmiths of our generation as they fill your ears with verse.

No Jim this week, he's sick with the flu.

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Yes, the typical Bethesda experience.

How unprofessional of Jim, letting a little thing like nauseating illness stop him from his important duty of making dirty rhymes on the internet about how he'd like to have sex with Princess Peach.

Also, does anyone else find it weird that a lot of games with facial customization never actually have you look at your own face? I'd prefer an in-depth back-of-the-head customizer, because that's what is going to fill about 20% of the screen for the entire game.

I've had what Yahtzee describes happen to me, I once spent two hours in the character creator of Neverwinter Nights 2 (I'll be fucked if that isn't the most unnecessarily bloated interface in gaming) and then found the early levels boring as fuck as the gameplay was shite, and the story hadn't even kicked of at that point, so I quit. That was also the point I gave up on trying to get into D&D-based CRPG's entirely, they've all aged about as well as sour milk.

You forgot to describe the bit where you finally start the game only to realise that your character that looked fine on the creation screen looks terrible when animated from multiple angles and you have to begin all over again.

Bonus points if there's some lengthly bullshit between starting the game and seeing your character. Extra-mega-bonus points if there's unskippable cutscenes in there.

Jasper van Heycop:
That was also the point I gave up on trying to get into D&D-based CRPG's entirely, they've all aged about as well as sour milk.

*chant* Planescape: Torment! Planescape: Torment!

This has happened more times than I can remember. I find myself loading up an RPG I've been meaning to play on a whim and by the time I've gotten to any actual gameplay I'm not in the mood anymore.

Sorry to hear Jim came down with the flu. Hope he gets better soon.

Wilco86:

Jasper van Heycop:
That was also the point I gave up on trying to get into D&D-based CRPG's entirely, they've all aged about as well as sour milk.

*chant* Planescape: Torment! Planescape: Torment!

That was already bad gameplay-wise when it was released, and age has certainly not sweetened it, so I couldn't be arsed to complete it. Got further into it than I usually do though, and I read the synopsis, does that count?

Never thought i would like... poetry (thats right isnt it?)

Jim you lazy bastard.

Get well soon.

Jasper van Heycop:
That was already bad gameplay-wise when it was released, and age has certainly not sweetened it, so I couldn't be arsed to complete it. Got further into it than I usually do though, and I read the synopsis, does that count?

Eh, just the combat and inventory are poor, and luckily PST has much less combat than most RPGs. Liked the story nevertheless, and probably that's the most that matters.

But I'd recommend to check the Planescape Campaing tabletop-RPG rulebooks (easy to find as PDF). Some stuff in there is much more compelling than in PST, and Tony DiTerlizzi's artwork is superb when compared to many more generic fantasy pictures.

Jim is down with the flu, can we recruit Bob for a one-off next time?

I wonder how many people will have that experience with that Black Desert game when it comes out.

Get well soon, Jim.

Gosh that poem certainly reminded me of my first four attempts at getting into Skyrim.

Jim, how dare you consider illness a barrier to shouting poetry, you could have always shown us your Alien toys from bed.

Oh no! Jim!
Well I like to think he's playing some new beta release indie first person horror game. Maybe sipping a good old stout or something...

Poor Jim, I hope he feels better soon. I get the feeling he doesn't think his poetry is very good but it's really speaks to me. Sometimes his metaphors and whatnot may seem simple but as much as I like Yahtzee (and I REAAAALLLLLYY like my Yahtzee) sometimes his poems can miss me (not this one tho), even after a second or third try. But with Jim I can always understand his point and with these I think that's what's most important, since explaining a metaphor or whatever can really break the meaning with poems. And Jim also has a kind of gonzo-esk way with some of his poems that gets me too, big Hunter Thompson fan.

Thunderous Cacophony:
Also, does anyone else find it weird that a lot of games with facial customization never actually have you look at your own face? I'd prefer an in-depth back-of-the-head customizer, because that's what is going to fill about 20% of the screen for the entire game.

Even the games that let you look at your face end up just covering it up with a helmet. Being able to customize my back and shoulders would certainly be more interesting than most.

How much back hair would you like? "All of it."

I hope Jim's flu is at least customized.

Get well, soon, Jim.

Get well soon Jim. Juxtaposition is one of the best parts of this show

I think this is the 2nd time Jim has got the PAX Pox despite not going.

Get well soon, Jim! Flus and colds suck.
I liked how relatable Yahtzee's poem was today. When I started Old Republic, I picked Sith Warrior as my class, and Cyborg as my species (which is still Human, but with metal and circuits on my face & a robot eye. What, other races can't have parts of their bodies replaced with machinery?), and in the customization stage, I got to pick which of my guy's eyes was the cybernetic one, and the arrangement of metal on the face.

Ok this is crap. The ads will play just fine, but the video will not? Anyone else experiencing this? or is it just my machine?
Also do get better soon Jim. HAIL STERLING!

Edit: Ok watched ZP, everything was fine, came back to this one and it played with no problems. Weird.

Best one that Jim has done so far.

... I might have written this exact same poem the first time I tried to play Oblivion, had I been inspired to write a poem at the time instead of merely putting the game into the drawer and forgetting about if for 6+ years.

No Jim? Awww. Get well soon!

Oh no, Jim's out? That's a shame. Really hope he feels better soon. As for Yahtzee, one of your better ones I thought, did carry it all yourself nicely this week.

Wow.

Jim really IS in Early Access!

This is one of my favourite Yahtzee Rhymedowns, loved the commentary on skin color.

 

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