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Discussion in 'Games' started by DarkPrince, Feb 6, 2008.

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  1. DarkPrince

    DarkPrince Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've seen this spark some interesting discussion on other forums I frequent, so I thought it would be interesting to see what happens here.

    [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com]THe Escapist Magazine[/link] hosts a feature called Zero Punctuation in which weekly video reviews are posted. These are made by one man only, known as Yahtzee. He msotly reviews PC games but also jumps into the console market every now and then.

    This week, after getting about a million emails about it, he has given us his review of Call of Duty 4. These are pretty good reviews and most of them are accurate. Although, that's my opinion. These reviews come out every wednesday.

    Warning though, these reviews are explicit. ;)


    [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2901-Zero-Punctuation-Call-of-Duty-4]Call of Duty 4[/link]

    Enjoy....

    Some past reviews of his...

    - [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2716-Zero-Punctuation-Guitar-Hero-III]Guitar Hero III[/link]

    - [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2694-Zero-Punctuation-Assassin-s-Creed]Asassins Creed[/link]

    - [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/1394-Zero-Punctuation-BioShock]Bioshock[/link]

    - [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2304-Zero-Punctuation-Halo-3]Halo 3[/link]
     
  2. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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    I just recently found out about this show. I stayed up till 1 AM watching them.... they might be the funniest things I've ever seen in my life. Asassin's Creed, Umbrella Chronicles, and Crysis were equally hysterical. And then there was [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2738-Sero-Punctuation-Mass-Effect]Mass Effect[/link], which was the best out of all of them.

    Call of Duty 4's was no exception. That was hysterical.
     
  3. Sith_Lords

    Sith_Lords Jedi Master star 4

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    Been watching these from links on a seperate forum, and must agree these are freaking sweet! My favourite was probably the Tomb Raider one - "Stonking Great Tits!"
     
  4. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Blowjobs and pudding.
     
  5. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    I love his review of Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho by Clive Barker.
     
  6. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    He does acerbic wit in ways only an Englishman can and I love him for it. I disagree with his reviews on some games (namely The Orange Box, specifially Portal) but most of the times he's right on the money.
     
  7. Espaldapalabras

    Espaldapalabras Jedi Master star 5

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    Somebody linked to this a while ago on these boards somewhere, and I've been hooked since. Not only are they super funny, but he cuts through the normal crap in reviews and just gets down to the main point of "do I want to spend time on this game?"

    Oh and Portal is the most freakin awesome game ever.
     
  8. JediKnight20043

    JediKnight20043 Jedi Master star 5

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    HA, I was wondering how long it would take this forum to catch onto these.

    Yeah they are the funniest things ever.

     
  9. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    QFT

    That and the MOH: Airborne reviews are my favorite. I love it when rips a game to shreds.

    I've been watching since his BioShock review, and I watch it almost religiously. It certainly helped fill the void left open by the end of Red vs Blue.


    That isn't to say that I always agree with him, but even when we disagree I can usually see where he's coming from, and it's all cool because he is hilarious. Honestly, there isn't anything about Zero Punctuation that I don't like. Even the songs at the beginning and end are always somehow appropriate for the title, and usually good songs.
     
  10. Lane_Winree

    Lane_Winree Jedi Master star 4

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    Ah Yahtzee's Zero Punctuation. I have to also say that his review of "Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho by Clive Barker" is his best.

    Oh, and he's right. Portal is the greatest game ever.
     
  11. Valyn

    Valyn Jedi Master star 8

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    LMAO @ the Assassin's Creed review

    "Shoryuken!"

    ...watery ejaculate =/
     
  12. DarkPrince

    DarkPrince Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Destructoid just had an interview with the crazed critic....

    http://www.destructoid.com/destructoid-interview-ben-yahtzee-croshaw-69631.phtml

    Some interesting questions asked
     
  13. DarkPrince

    DarkPrince Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2928-Zero-Punctuation-Sim-City-Societies]Yahtzee Reviews Sim City Societies[/link]
     
  14. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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    "It's not like the Sims where you can zoom in so far that you can see the tears on their faces when you delete all the toilets"

    [face_laugh]:_|[face_laugh]
     
  15. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Fantastic.
     
  16. darth_grievous1

    darth_grievous1 Jedi Master star 5

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    While I still disagree with some aspects of his Tomb Raider: Anniversary review (she was a LOT easier to handle as opposed to the classics) I also still find his reviews informative and entertaining. In fact, I used one of his quotes ("Futile money spinning for the terminally unimaginitive") in my last article for my school newspaper.
     
  17. Lane_Winree

    Lane_Winree Jedi Master star 4

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    There are so many great ZP quotes...

    "Yahtzee, you charismatic stallion!"

    "It isn't like System Shock 2, it IS System Shock 2!"

    "Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho by Clive Barker."

    "...Not bad enough to justify what we in the ghetto called 'getting our knickers in a twist.'"

    "We can all agree that Quake wasn't exactly easy on the eyes. Which level did you like more? The brown castle, the greenish-brown castle, or the other brown castle?"

    "Twing-twang."
     
  18. Espaldapalabras

    Espaldapalabras Jedi Master star 5

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    I just watched the Assasin's Creed one, which was even more funny after playing the game. I actually didn't like it as much as he did, but he identified the reasons I didn't like it.
     
  19. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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    Yahtzee liked something more than you??
     
  20. DarkPrince

    DarkPrince Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I like how when he describes a game as being "not bad, not great but good" showing pictures of the specific games(that he reviewed) not really impying those specific games yet he is. lol

    He's latest review was pretty funny...

    From Assasins Creed:

    "You constantly fight off waves of baddies that make space invaders look conservative" [face_laugh]

    "Give it a chance, but I can't blame you if you try to fire it off into the sun"
     
  21. Yodas-evil-twin

    Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Knight star 5

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    "Boingo, boingo, whoopsy, knickers"
     
  22. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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    Fixed and [face_laugh]
     
  23. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2948-Zero-Punctuation-Alert-Yahtzee-Goes-to-GDC]So, Ben is going to be making some videos for the GDC tonight.[/link]
     
  24. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm betting that he'll rate The Orange Box as his game of the year, solely for Portal which he spaffs over like some cheap porn.
     
  25. DarkPrince

    DarkPrince Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2949-Zero-Punctuation-Yahtzee-Goes-to-GDC]Looks like he named Bioshock as Game of the Year instead[/link]
     
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