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Tunic – Zero Punctuation


This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Tunic.

For more major games Yahtz has reviewed lately, check out Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Babylon’s Fall, Horizon Forbidden West, and Elden Ring.

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Well, I’m prepared to tentatively say that triple-A releases are drying up for a bit. Is that right, triple-A industry? Are you done spewing? Would you like a glass of water and a lie down? Oh shit here comes another heave. Eurgh, you got Kirby and the Forgotten Land all over the rug. It’s gonna stink like pepto bismol in here now. Yeah, I played Kirby and the Forgotten Land. I have kids now, I needed to make sure it didn’t have any murders or blasphemy against Jesus. But some people asked me to review it and honestly the prospect of doing so for my knob gag infused video series fills me with depression. I mean, what do you want me to say, besides knob gags? It’s a fucking Kirby game. Yeah, I could complain about how it takes itself slightly too seriously for a game where you play a stylised haemhorroid that could have been designed in five minutes with a pink highlighter and a saucer to draw around but that’s like going to Johnny Pillows-for-hands’ Massage Parlour and complaining that I just got batted with pillows for an hour. But it’s the first ever fully 3D Kirby game, Yahtz. Oh fuck off. Look, I’m wearing a Sooty puppet. It’s the first ever real time Sooty performance in this room. Who cares? That doesn’t lend it meaning. Oh my goodness Sooty’s hitting you with a tree branch. It’s your first ever hand puppet foliage-based bodily assault. Mark the fucking calendar.

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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.