Zero Punctuation: House of the Dead: Overkill

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One of the first reviews of late I've found myself laughing quite hard at. Your hate for Nintendo and it's raving fan-boys really knows no bounds.

Good to see yahtzee sneak a PS3 exclusive bash into the Nintendo hate speech.

Oh and typing of the dead was how I learned to type back in grade school :)

darrinwright:

nathan-dts:
Nintendo haven't made a good console since the Nintendo 64.

The Wii would like to have a word with you. http://www.metacritic.com/games/wii/scores/

I like off of that list the following exclusive games: No More Heroes, Metroid 3 and world of goo.

darrinwright:

nathan-dts:
Nintendo haven't made a good console since the Nintendo 64.

The Wii would like to have a word with you. http://www.metacritic.com/games/wii/scores/

What does that link show?

nathan-dts:

quickpaw:
Well that was blatantly yet another anti Nintendo rant. God Yahtzee is such a fanboy.

Nintendo haven't made a good console since the Nintendo 64.

Nice. Instead of attempting to counter my statement or actually argue with me you come out with your pathetic snide little comment. You're clearly a fine member of the escapist.

I hate when yahtzee suggests Killzone is ripping of Gears of War (Gears of World War Two?). Killzone 1 came out about 2 years before gears of war 1. if anything, gears is ripping off Killzone

I don't think Yahtzee hates the Wii as much as he hates its fan base and the missed opportunity it represents. Here is a platform that broke away from the two hands on a brick controler format, and all they are doing with it is making casual games about shaking the controller as vigorously as the player can.

So the main complaint is that it's too easy?

Anyway, Rule 37: There is no "overkill", there is only "open fire" and "I have to reload".
I guess reloading wasn't part of the game once automatic weapons become available...

Master 2k3:
KillZone 2 Suck, wanna be Halo!!

And Halo was over-hyped and sucked, so what's your point?

quickpaw:

nathan-dts:

quickpaw:
Well that was blatantly yet another anti Nintendo rant. God Yahtzee is such a fanboy.

Nintendo haven't made a good console since the Nintendo 64.

Nice. Instead of attempting to counter my statement or actually argue with me you come out with your pathetic snide little comment. You're clearly a fine member of the escapist.

What do you expect? In the Brawl and Mailbag comments threads, Yahtzee's fanbase outnumbered Nintendo's fanbase by about 3 to 1, and they were still complaining of persecution from some "massive army" of Nintendo fanboys.

I am thoroughly convinced, by now, that the people who hate the Wii spend much more time talking about it than the people who love it.

Yeah wasnt that big of a fan to halo 2 & 3, halo 1 wasnt that bad

cutekittenkyti:
Yahtzee needs games starting with I,K,Q and V....yes I went through the entire list...
also he has like 15 games starting with the letter S
and do games starting with "the" count as T's or as the letter the second word starts with???
either way he still needs I K Q and V

good job counting all the letters he's missed i was going to do that but you did my work for me.

very funny stuff man, i watched the review 3 times to fully appreciate it and for a minute i thought he was going to have 2 reviews in one sitting, but anyway i hope he does attack Killzone 2 just so i can see all the fanboys come running to the defense of their beloved game.

Sylocat:

quickpaw:

nathan-dts:

quickpaw:
Well that was blatantly yet another anti Nintendo rant. God Yahtzee is such a fanboy.

Nintendo haven't made a good console since the Nintendo 64.

Nice. Instead of attempting to counter my statement or actually argue with me you come out with your pathetic snide little comment. You're clearly a fine member of the escapist.

What do you expect? In the Brawl and Mailbag comments threads, Yahtzee's fanbase outnumbered Nintendo's fanbase by about 3 to 1, and they were still complaining of persecution from some "massive army" of Nintendo fanboys.

I am thoroughly convinced, by now, that the people who hate the Wii spend much more time talking about it than the people who love it.

That goes for anything. Business operates on the principle that if someone likes something, they will tell one other person about it, but if they don't like something they will tell 3 people. Don't know how they got that statistic, but they tend to operate with that in mind.

As a Glaswegian, I approve of the heroin comment

As a long standing Nintendo fan since the little NES, (well not quite, I first was introduced through the super nintendo, and by the time I got to the nintendo 64, thought it'd be cool to see the ultra early games) I loved the first part of the review. Oh good grief it's true!
I long for the days of the N64... When nintendo had good polygons such as duke Nukem zero hour and Turok 2. And those games, though glorifying violence and objectivising women, were never seen in the world wide media, or the twisted, clammy hands of Mothers-against-raising-children, all screaming for the blood of the developers for putting a big sharp object in it.

DarkSaber:

Sylocat:

quickpaw:
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What do you expect? In the Brawl and Mailbag comments threads, Yahtzee's fanbase outnumbered Nintendo's fanbase by about 3 to 1, and they were still complaining of persecution from some "massive army" of Nintendo fanboys.

I am thoroughly convinced, by now, that the people who hate the Wii spend much more time talking about it than the people who love it.

That goes for anything. Business operates on the principle that if someone likes something, they will tell one other person about it, but if they don't like something they will tell 3 people. Don't know how they got that statistic, but they tend to operate with that in mind.

Well, this is the internet. Hating everything makes you cool and edgy, liking anything makes you a fanboy.

I am thoroughly convinced, by now, that the people who hate the Wii spend much more time talking about it than the people who love it.

It's true. But half of that is because the Nintendo fans don't actually have anything to talk about until the second quater of this year when some actual decent looking games will appear astonishingly on the platform...

darrinwright:

nathan-dts:
Nintendo haven't made a good console since the Nintendo 64.

The Wii would like to have a word with you. http://www.metacritic.com/games/wii/scores/

Clearly shows the lack of quality from the Wii. Just a quick glance shows that the Wii only has 43 titles at 80+ score, whereas XBOX360 has a whopping 134. Also the Playstation 3 which is at times criticized for not having many good titles still manages 94 games at or above a score of 80.

Thanks for these stats, now go back to ruling your retardland King Wii :)

(As a side note I own a Wii and quite enjoy it, that doesn't make it any less the king of retardland who's raking in the cash from switching from 'standard' games to casual mass market endeavors)

Maybe its just me, but the reviews have gotten less and less funny and when I have to read the blurbs at the end of his reviews to get a chuckle then you know your time is almost up but maybe that's just me

Sylocat:

DarkSaber:

Sylocat:

quickpaw:
snip

What do you expect? In the Brawl and Mailbag comments threads, Yahtzee's fanbase outnumbered Nintendo's fanbase by about 3 to 1, and they were still complaining of persecution from some "massive army" of Nintendo fanboys.

I am thoroughly convinced, by now, that the people who hate the Wii spend much more time talking about it than the people who love it.

That goes for anything. Business operates on the principle that if someone likes something, they will tell one other person about it, but if they don't like something they will tell 3 people. Don't know how they got that statistic, but they tend to operate with that in mind.

Well, this is the internet. Hating everything makes you cool and edgy, liking anything makes you a fanboy.

And posting flames and personal attacks to provoke a reaction makes you a troll. Funny you forgot that.

Yahtzee I always look forward to next week.
Review was awesome :) Made me lol.

Typing of the Dead is a fantastic game. I remember wanting it so badly when it came out for Dreamcast, but not being willing to buy a special (and rare) Dreamcast keyboard for it.

Thankfully there was a PC port, which wound up on Gametap. I fire it up every once in a while to enjoy the entire premise. As if the concept of typing to kill zombies wasn't stupid enough, it features some of the worst voice acting ever (to the point where you have to question whether they were trying to be bad) and some of the zombies attack you with maracas and those squishy plastic hammers. Sheer brilliance.

Wii = etch-a-sketch
*lol*

cutekittenkyti:
Yahtzee needs games starting with I,K,Q and V....yes I went through the entire list...
also he has like 15 games starting with the letter S
and do games starting with "the" count as T's or as the letter the second word starts with???
either way he still needs I K Q and V

HEY YAHTZEE!! Maybe you should see if there's any Kirby games out there for you to review! I'm sure a few of them start with his name, which starts with a K!!

And maybe your next retro game review should be of Quake! :D

Edit: Oh yes, and good review. Love reading all the little dialog thrown in. :)

Sylocat:

quickpaw:

nathan-dts:

quickpaw:
Well that was blatantly yet another anti Nintendo rant. God Yahtzee is such a fanboy.

Nintendo haven't made a good console since the Nintendo 64.

Nice. Instead of attempting to counter my statement or actually argue with me you come out with your pathetic snide little comment. You're clearly a fine member of the escapist.

What do you expect? In the Brawl and Mailbag comments threads, Yahtzee's fanbase outnumbered Nintendo's fanbase by about 3 to 1, and they were still complaining of persecution from some "massive army" of Nintendo fanboys.

I am thoroughly convinced, by now, that the people who hate the Wii spend much more time talking about it than the people who love it.

Well I had hoped that this was the escapist I had heard about not Yahtzee's fanboy cave. Clearly I was mistaken.

I pretty much watch cutscenes or sometimes people playing the actual games just to save time and money. VG companies should probably sell 'videos' of nothing but cutscenes from each game they make, so people like me could enjoy without having to play through (yea I know it's not as fun and not all games have excellent storylines, but I'd love too see a lot of rpgs' cutscenes).

That was actually one of the funniest for a while (despite [or perhaps because of] the tongue-in-cheek Nintendo bashing).

DarkSaber:

Sylocat:

DarkSaber:

Sylocat:

quickpaw:
snip

What do you expect? In the Brawl and Mailbag comments threads, Yahtzee's fanbase outnumbered Nintendo's fanbase by about 3 to 1, and they were still complaining of persecution from some "massive army" of Nintendo fanboys.

I am thoroughly convinced, by now, that the people who hate the Wii spend much more time talking about it than the people who love it.

That goes for anything. Business operates on the principle that if someone likes something, they will tell one other person about it, but if they don't like something they will tell 3 people. Don't know how they got that statistic, but they tend to operate with that in mind.

Well, this is the internet. Hating everything makes you cool and edgy, liking anything makes you a fanboy.

And posting flames and personal attacks to provoke a reaction makes you a troll. Funny you forgot that.

Um, I wasn't talking about you specifically.

quickpaw:

Sylocat:

quickpaw:

nathan-dts:

quickpaw:
Well that was blatantly yet another anti Nintendo rant. God Yahtzee is such a fanboy.

Nintendo haven't made a good console since the Nintendo 64.

Nice. Instead of attempting to counter my statement or actually argue with me you come out with your pathetic snide little comment. You're clearly a fine member of the escapist.

What do you expect? In the Brawl and Mailbag comments threads, Yahtzee's fanbase outnumbered Nintendo's fanbase by about 3 to 1, and they were still complaining of persecution from some "massive army" of Nintendo fanboys.

I am thoroughly convinced, by now, that the people who hate the Wii spend much more time talking about it than the people who love it.

Well I had hoped that this was the escapist I had heard about not Yahtzee's fanboy cave. Clearly I was mistaken.

Everyone knows Yahtzee IS The Elitist, sorry, Escapist.

quickpaw:
Well that was blatantly yet another anti Nintendo rant. God Yahtzee is such a fanboy.

Kinda hypocritical for him when you think about what he said regarding console bashing/praising in the Mailbag Showdown regarding Brawl. Unless I'm thick and missed something. (And that's usually the case)

BTW, expect Yahtzee to mention that whole "you have play through easy to unlock hard mode" complaint again when MadWorld reaches Australia and he reviews that because it pretty much suffers the same problem. Although to be honest, that's my only problem with MadWorld so far. But then again, MadWorld is a beat'em up and Overkill is a railshooter. Both of which are genres that made their stay in the arcade market. Maybe them having a short lifespan is appropriate? I don't know, I'm no expert on these things.

Lordofthesuplex:

quickpaw:
Well that was blatantly yet another anti Nintendo rant. God Yahtzee is such a fanboy.

Kinda hypocritical for him when you think about what he said regarding console bashing/praising in the Mailbag Showdown regarding Brawl. Unless I'm thick and missed something. (And that's usually the case)

Well, he HAS said he is very much aware of the hypocrisy, thank you, on a couple of occasions.

yay new zero punctuation on my birthday

The first 50 seconds is solid gold. Anything that references the awesome that is Ving Rhames wins in my book.

Forget overkill, get typing of the dead!

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