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Weird West – Zero Punctuation


This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Weird West.

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

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Well, it’s week two of Catching Up on New Trending Indie Titles While Triple-A’s Not Kicking Off season, or CUNTITWANK for short. Tried a few things this week; had a go on that Rune Factory 5 ‘cos some people said I might like it if I like Stardew Valley style games, and from that concluded that unless I find myself in urgent need of a T-shirt that would provoke awkward conversations at family events I should probably stop paying attention to weebs. Then I tried that new Lego Star Wars ‘cos I heard it was an all new open world take on the Lego Star Wars thing, got about ten minutes into the plot of A New Hope and then became overcome with depression. I mean, how many fucking times have I gone through these events in one film, game or Robot Chicken parody after another? I don’t even like Star Wars much. Feels like going to a nativity play at this point; nobody actually wants to go to nativity plays unless their own kid’s in it or there’s decent odds of someone pissing themselves and crying in an amusing manner. And last I checked I wasn’t Alec Guinness’ dad and Lego Star Wars isn’t Metal Gear Solid. So in the end it was Weird West that caught my eye, an indie Fallout-esque isometric action RPG that came out around the time Ghostwire and Tiny Tina were hogging the limelight.

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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.