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Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan – Zero Punctuation


This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan.

For more major games Yahtz has reviewed lately, check out No Man’s Sky (in 2022), a history lesson of Bob’s Game, Neon White, Sifu, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, and Elden Ring.

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Nature is like a nervous dog or a piece of gravel on a carpet in that it abhors a vacuum. The departure of anything significant will result in something else rushing in to fill the gap. Look at Prohibition, they tried to take away alcohol and the space all got filled up with crime instead. They ban abortion and the space gets filled up with preventable death and wire coathangers. And ever since Nintendo tacitly expressed they have about as much interest in maintaining the Paper Mario series in the manner in which it was at its peak as they do in industrial-level alpaca husbandry, the indie sphere has moved in to take its place. As was the case with Bug Fables from a while back and today’s subject, Rainbow Billy and the Curse of the Leviathan, from not quite so long a while back. It came out last year, and evidently someone felt it had been criminally slept on with enough passion to get them to gift me it on Steam last week. And frankly that’s as good an incentive as I need at this point. I don’t think there’s ever been a worse post-E3 Summer games drought than this one. I’ve already used up this year’s two ideas for space-filling ZPs. I’m this close to reviewing Microsoft Word and how efficiently it enabled me to type up my suicide note.

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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.