Zero Punctuation: Gears of War 2

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yahtzee likes something that yahtzee doesnt like *shock*

the gore in the worm was pretty cool

Deleted by myself becuase it was said about six times or so already and also right after this post.

keyper159:
cool new video but why are so many people banned for those posts??

It takes about 5 minutes to watch the video. Anyone trying for a first post gets the banhammer, and you can see why.

Spinwhiz:

*nods and shines hammer*

Hey Spin, I just just received my prize for the 'Easiest WoW' contest ever this morning. Says it cost 45$ in shipping? That's a bit steep for me doing nothing to earn it (plus the cost of the prize itself!).

The_root_of_all_evil:

keyper159:
cool new video but why are so many people banned for those posts??

It takes about 5 minutes to watch the video. Anyone trying for a first post gets the banhammer, and you can see why.

I think you got ninja'd on this one root. =P

I totally agree about the whole "mainstream" aspect.

Good review.

This one has been the funniest one in quite a while. I havent laughed alot at a few of the more recent installments but this one was spot on.

I really enjoyed the return of the triple cunted hooker (that was the weirdest sentence I ever wrote my entire life) but i agree that the accent last week was pretty odd.

Awesome bannage.

I never really jumped onto the GOW train. I tried playing a couple odd levels at a friend's house and didn't find the game that appealing. Great review Yahtzee.

A return to the flippity glombo spletch. Seriously, this feels a lot more like a legitimate review than four minutes of hilarious cynical ragging. I had a feeling he was going to dislike it based solely on the big tough "space marines" in ridiculous suits of powered armor fighting waves of monsters who are monstrously thick, but what I didn't expect were the more subtle gay jokes (in comparison to, say, Army of Two), Freud (FNARR FNARR made me laugh) and Will Smith.

And even if Cliffy B got a big "Fuck You," I'm sure Yahtzee still considers him an extremely sexy man.

Very good, quite funny, will watch again.

D_987:
Wow, Yahtzee actually liked it...very true with the whole "Chest high walls" part, I never thought about it like that.

Of course he liked it, it's an amazing game!

Hilarious as always, keep it up.

EDIT: And Will Smith makes EVERYTHING better!

Clairaudient:

Spinwhiz:

*nods and shines hammer*

Hey Spin, I just just received my prize for the 'Easiest WoW' contest ever this morning. Says it cost 45$ in shipping? That's a bit steep for me doing nothing to earn it (plus the cost of the prize itself!).

The_root_of_all_evil:

keyper159:
cool new video but why are so many people banned for those posts??

It takes about 5 minutes to watch the video. Anyone trying for a first post gets the banhammer, and you can see why.

I think you got ninja'd on this one root. =P

Yeah well, we like our community, so we hook you guys up. :)

TheHecatomb:

Lucane:
I wondered why he did the voice in the last one thought he might of lost a bet or something clearing not the case.

You are thick.

Oh heh heh I ment clearly instead of clearing. I never would of gotten the bad South African thing his Austrailian rang out more to me than that did.

Or did I miss something else too?

2 eggs, toast, and a heaping helping of Zero Punctuation to start my day.

The review was really funny. I can't wait to see what you have in store for next week

Exactly what i thought about it.
Been waiting for this for ages, and loved will smith reference.

Will Smith takes your mainstream and makes it better.

Very amusing. He is definitely liking more games these days. I also found it amusing that he explained what he was trying to do with last weeks accent.

absolutely brilliant!

the last line about the accent made me laugh soooo hard ^-^

I liked Gears 2 on the gameplay side; sure it's weird there are chest high walls all over the place but at the same time if it's the game's selling point why not. The combat, shooting, reloading and the focus on working as a team in multiplayer and Horde modes are pulled off really well.

The plot on the other hand simply falls apart the moment you escape the giant worm. Your thrusted back into the Locust's base and then you decide to do what they are planning to do and rather try to simply let you do it, the Locust try to stop you and sacrifice there troops in the process. Also the ending is more or less the ending of the first one. That is the story to Gears of War 2 it has some good moments though and on the whole is a stronger story then say Halo 3 which was simply schizo about the tone of said story and how it wanted to pull off the plot.

As for the video? It felt like a series of jokes I've heard a million times before since say Gears 1 came out in 06. Not to say he didn't hit the nail on the head but I've also heard other people say the same and convey the same feelings across. I am suprised he didn't have a dig at Cole who seems to stand out as a very cartooney character and what happens when Dom finds his Wife.

...Also I am still unable to figure out why people are confused over the bad south african accent in the Farcry 2 review.

I liked the "exchange the penis for a minigun" part and it was actually pretty funny.

amazing as usual

Loved the review and distinct lack of bad accents, one of your best in a while.

I get this strange vibe about your Marcus and Dom that just screams "recurring characters". I can only pray that this is true.

anti_strunt:
Will Smith takes your mainstream and makes it better.

And he also makes white people feel better about themselves: http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/21/14-having-black-friends/

I loved it :D

I wonder...who would win in a fight of homoerticism, The guys from GoW 2 or army of 2?

Lanowar:

...Also I am still unable to figure out why people are confused over the bad south african accent in the Farcry 2 review.

People are stupid. (yes that's the answer I'm going with since I knew what he was going for last week without having to ponder "oh is he doing a South African accent, then?")

Anyway I have to agree that a lot of what he said about Gears 2 is what people have been saying in general (myself included, minus all the positive bits) but at the same time collusion on what isn't good about something isn't a bad thing. But on another note I find it odd that Yahtzee praises a title for being mainstream while at the same time his larger mainstream example (Halo) was frequently used as the target scapegoat for everything wrong with FPS games these days.

Then again contradictory statements aren't new from him (and opinions do change over time) so I sorta just forgot about that after he inserted the "I wish there was an award for Most Pretentious Trailer" zinger in the credits.

I never found the games to be all that fun.

"So often it's quicker to just trudge right up to the enemies, soaking up all the damage, and carve them up with your absurdly over-compensatory chainsaw gun."

Someone was playing on the easiest difficulty in the game. Both Hardcore and Insane mode would like a word with you.

LesIsMore:

anti_strunt:
Will Smith takes your mainstream and makes it better.

And he also makes white people feel better about themselves: http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/21/14-having-black-friends/

He's like the Mutual Black Friend of all white people everywhere.
He's just an all-round great guy like that.

verd:
"So often it's quicker to just trudge right up to the enemies, soaking up all the damage, and carve them up with your absurdly over-compensatory chainsaw gun."

Someone was playing on the easiest difficulty in the game. Both Hardcore and Insane mode would like a word with you.

Yeah, he does tend to do that... (...and can still manage to complain about the game being difficult...)

Chest high walls and Will smith=epic.

Wow, a truly objective review of something main stream :O This is why I have ZP bookmarked. Yahtzee clearly presented its flaws, and then presented its good sides in a completely professional manner....YOU ARE GOD! MAY I HAVE YOUR BABIES??

Yahtzee pretty much nails the game for what it is with this review, i don't think the AI was as bad as he claimed, but it is true that they often did not help you when they should have.

heheh funny ill admit its been a while yahtzee has liked a game ,cant wait what else awaits this year ^^

"Dom's cunt wife" lol love it.
best review for ages Yahtzee

Good timing for this video! As of yesterday, the Gold Plated Lancer is now available free for download on the XBL Marketplace! I doubt Yahtzee would approve of it, but here's the link if you want to queue it, or just search for it from your 360!

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024d53082d/?p=1&of=6&sb=1&did=0ccf0001-0000-4000-8000-00004d53082d

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