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Mario Golf: Super Rush & Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights – Zero Punctuation


This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Mario Golf: Super Rush and Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights.

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Mario Town is split into three districts. First, Mainline Mario, where the core platformers live on increasingly tall tentpoles. Secondly, Nostalgia Mario, where dwelleth games banking on emulating older mainline titles; this is where we find New Super Mario, 3D World and Mario Maker. And lastly, skirting around all of those, we have Whore Mario, the shady downmarket region where they just make any fucking tat and stick Mario’s face on it like a fishnet stocking on a blobfish. And yes, there are a few quaint gentrified areas in this region where the RPGs live, but then there’s the alleyway where Super Mario Run plies her trade. Dear god. You can catch something nasty just being within earshot of the public toilets. The point is, you know it’s a slim pickings kind of release week when I seriously give a Mario Golf game a chance. But I figured, hey, I just came off somewhat enjoying the sniping gameplay in that Sniper Roast Waterfowl With Carrots 2 game, and what’s golf gameplay if not sniping gameplay without the body count? And so I set out to escape from worrying about rising income inequality by pretending to be an internationally famous public figure enjoying a sport exclusively played by rich cunts.

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.