Zero Punctuation: For Honor

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For Honor

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews For Honor.

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So I take it this means Yahtzee doesn't care for ScrewAttack's Death Battle then.

I know I'm going off topic here but honestly, did anyone actually have hopes or interest in this game or were excited about it in the first place? I didn't even know it existed until now. Not really much I can say.

Pure multiplayer game, I knew he wouldn't like it.

So it's pretty much like I expected from the premise and the 5 minutes of gameplay videos I watched Jim Sterling play.

Cool. Still not interested. Also, It's ubisoft, so yeah, that means I need more then "Sounds like a lark" to justify spending time with UPLAY.

Ninjas might be trained assassins but they aren't trained well enough to dodge bullets.

Happy to see he shares my hatred of Nobushi players.

???

Knights v. Samurai v. Vikings might have made a fun video arcade game in the 80s or 90s. Time Killers comes to mind, no story, just characters in 1v1 fights with various special moves.

But can't see it in any type of story mode, it just winds up being like Soulcalibur or Mortal Kombat having a story mode.

The Norwegian for "stop kicking your ball over my fence" is "slutt aa sparke ballen din over mitt gjerdet". It's not that hard.

I'm still having trouble seeing why I should get this when I have Chivalry Medieval Warfare.

Goliath100:
The Norwegian for "stop kicking your ball over my fence" is "slutt ? sparke ballen din over mitt gjerdet". It's not that hard.

Which was the joke. It's not hard to learn that. But the 3 factions would rather kill everyone else than bother to learn that

I'm sorry, but an important part of this interview is objectively wrong.

Ninjas are not real people, the whole concept was based largely on shinobi (and also in part Kabuki theater stagehands, long story), who were mostly spies and saboteurs. I'm not saying they were not capable of assassinations or that they hadn't carried them out, but they were not some shadowy order of elite warrior assassins, just a bunch of mostly down-on-their-luck folks, who found a way to get by in the shadows of their society. Society, which, I dare add, has in that particular time period closed itself to most of the outside world and its military technology with it and which has at the time suffered from a major shortage of quality iron further contributing to high prices and low availability of usable combat equipment, especially outside of the highly privileged warrior caste.
Pirates on the other hand have in that particular time period had access to reasonably well armed ships (guns, cannons, you name it) and given the fact they were sailors, they've spent long stretches of time in large groups, something shinobi would have a hard time with while on assignments given the fact they had to keep a low profile. If you portray the "ninja" as a specialized assassin, the pirate might as well be a skeleton made undead by swiping cursed Aztec gold.
Not only do pirates win hands down in this particular case, it should also be considered that while ninjutsu is (to our knowledge, limited as it may be, I grudgingly admit) only trained as something martial art-ish without focus on direct real world applications, real world pirates are still out and about and as ever, they have access to dangerous ship-based weapons (though luckily not anything as significant as a frigate in XVIIIth century) such as cannons and torpedoes, you can also expect them to be armed with modern firearms, which means if we're discussing absolute apex examples of pirate vs ninja/shinobi, the pirate is a XXIst century Somalian with an AK47 and a bad temper.

This is srs bsns! :D

Pirates: upcoming DLC or the flimsy reason for a sequel? Only time will tell!

TheScorpion:
I'm still having trouble seeing why I should get this when I have Chivalry Medieval Warfare.

Well, Chivalry only has knights - this has more than just knights.

I was predicting a Dishonored joke, now I'm disappointed.

Well, we have Smash for video game characters, Marvel vs Capcom and Injustice for comic book characters and now historical assassins. I wonder who's gonna make a fighting game about sitcoms, I can already see it: Seinfeld himself vs. that bloke from Different Strokes.

yes_more_ads_please:
Pirates: upcoming DLC or the flimsy reason for a sequel? Only time will tell!

Pirates?! Try zombies, ninjas, cowboys, penguins or 80s street toughs.

"nobody plays duels"
it's moderately active to high activity for me

This game looks really fucking dull, definitely going to skip this one, surprised Yahtzee didn't complain about the bullshit pay to win microtransactions.

LordTerminal:
So I take it this means Yahtzee doesn't care for ScrewAttack's Death Battle then.

I know I'm going off topic here but honestly, did anyone actually have hopes or interest in this game or were excited about it in the first place? I didn't even know it existed until now. Not really much I can say.

I remember it being massively hyped at E3 last year, but that's about it, I always thought it looked pretty lame as the setting and gameplay did not look appealing to me at all.

Zydrate:
Pure multiplayer game, I knew he wouldn't like it.

Technically not pure since it does have a campaign, and Yahtzee did like Overwatch.

Caramel Frappe:
The fact he mentioned Dark Souls as a good game to play regardless of solo / multiplayer made me incredibly happy. I don't think the game will ever lose it's touch, nor die off ... it's a treasure to behold. Oh, sorry, being a fanboy here, I should stop it.

*ahem*

Figured Yahtzee wouldn't like this game. Have all the shiny graphics you want or impressive PvP mechanics, if the game lacks a good story and anything else, he won't be impressed. I've heard it's quite an addicting game if you have friends to play with, but otherwise it's easy to lose interest in. Then there's the horrific lagging i've heard about because Ubisoft decided it would be Peer to Peer connection instead of offering real servers for online play. That's off putting.

Right, i'm surprised Yahtzee didn't complain about the P2P aspect.

Bindal:

TheScorpion:
I'm still having trouble seeing why I should get this when I have Chivalry Medieval Warfare.

Well, Chivalry only has knights - this has more than just knights.

On the other hand, Chivalry has mods which let you use lightsabers in Star Wars settings.

Goliath100:
The Norwegian for "stop kicking your ball over my fence" is "slutt ? sparke ballen din over mitt gjerdet". It's not that hard.

You went to Google Translate, didn't you? The correct translation is, "Slutt ? sparke ballen din over gjerdet mitt."

On topic: Loving all the Norwegian mentions in ZP now. :3 And DEFINITELY perked up at the mention of that pseudoscience garbage "Deadliest Warrior".

Bindal:

TheScorpion:
I'm still having trouble seeing why I should get this when I have Chivalry Medieval Warfare.

Well, Chivalry only has knights - this has more than just knights.

The DLC (which is often on deep discounts) adds ninjas, vikings, samurai, spartans and pirates

Cid Silverwing:
You went to Google Translate, didn't you? The correct translation is, "Slutt ? sparke ballen din over gjerdet mitt."

To answer your question: I'm gonna correct it with a double a.

See, everyone seems to have missed the important point of the video.

Who would Yahtzee marry and kill?

What a coincidence! Here I am at GDC, and watching this video while sitting across from Ubisoft's booth. I can see a couple of stations to play For Honor at, and yeah, it looks less than impressive.

Goliath100:

Cid Silverwing:
You went to Google Translate, didn't you? The correct translation is, "Slutt ? sparke ballen din over gjerdet mitt."

To answer your question: I'm gonna correct it with a double a.

Yeah... I like how this forum was set up, and it's impressive that they built it from scratch instead of loading in a pre-made engine like PHPBB or whatever, but my God do they need to add Unicode support already. Or indeed support for literally any character set beyond ASCII-128.

nightowlc:
???

Knights v. Samurai v. Vikings might have made a fun video arcade game in the 80s or 90s. Time Killers comes to mind, no story, just characters in 1v1 fights with various special moves.

But can't see it in any type of story mode, it just winds up being like Soulcalibur or Mortal Kombat having a story mode.

Essentially in alternate Earth or whatever, the planet got hit by a comet or had some other major earthquake event and wrecked all civilizations (a couple spots mention "The Empire" as a previous thing, implied to be Rome). I guess Japan fell into the ocean or something, cause the Samurai guys are Japanese (in a cutscene it comes up), and travelled to end up living where they are in the game.

Its pretty shallow, but at least there's some vague premise there.

TheScorpion:
I'm still having trouble seeing why I should get this when I have Chivalry Medieval Warfare.

Took the words out of my mouth. To be a bit fair though, the expansion for it apparently blows.

Goliath100:

Cid Silverwing:
You went to Google Translate, didn't you? The correct translation is, "Slutt ? sparke ballen din over gjerdet mitt."

To answer your question: I'm gonna correct it with a double a.

... I didn't put that question mark in there. Does this forum not support foreign letters?

The Vikings in For Honor are not speaking Norwegian, they are speaking Icelandic. I KNOW, I AM ONE.

Silentpony:

yes_more_ads_please:
Pirates: upcoming DLC or the flimsy reason for a sequel? Only time will tell!

Pirates?! Try zombies, ninjas, cowboys, penguins or 80s street toughs.

I was hoping for greasers as a DLC faction.

3LANCER:

Bindal:

TheScorpion:
I'm still having trouble seeing why I should get this when I have Chivalry Medieval Warfare.

Well, Chivalry only has knights - this has more than just knights.

The DLC (which is often on deep discounts) adds ninjas, vikings, samurai, spartans and pirates

That's not a DLC, that's a seperate game.

My roommate and I get such a kick out of his pronunciation of Japanese names and nouns. Tell me more about Ayaeassu Tokugawa and his Samyourai. I think he's doing it as a running gag.

Didn't make me laugh as much as usual but bugger me dead if that wasn't a genuine, thought provoking critique of the game and the conceptual problems it based it's entire foundation on. Solid review.

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