This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee goes treasure hunting with Uncharted.
This one was crap. Whats the deal with "master race"? Does this guy have some complex or what? If i remember there are a few white bad guys in the game(not that it really matters). Bunch of load of BS.
Dude, he has to be taken with a pinch of salt, hell a bag of it. If your pro PS3 and angry, here watch his halo 3 review... http://www.escapistmagazine...
I think all the pirates with grenade launchers and panama hats were white. I did note that they broke the trend of making the "mentor" character some other flavor. Like maybe Morgan Freeman as "Sully." That's all there could've been with a white main character. You can't make his romantic lead black...then you've got that whole plantation owner thing going on. I like the Josh Whedon dialog. It's got a blue-collar charm to it. Also, I was gonna point out that Indiana Jones didn't sport mutants, but then realized he did reference "Congo"...which really is pretty similar.
... this guys reviews were at first entertaining maybe cause it was a new take on delivering reviews (with this pseudo EMO type rant delivery mode) but I must say this dude seems to show how much of a douche bag he is in real life the more he reviews games.
At this point in time his reviews seem to come off a bit like big baby tantrums mixed with deep teenaged "EMO" qualities, sure that's his niche it seems but still.
The guy seems to have gotten a following now - since it seems a vast majority of the gaming community look to editorial reviewers like gods - but I can't help but feel this guy's just a total toss pot...who happens to review games...with EMO like negativity.
Hmmmm........ Now that you mention it in all of Uncharted I can't remember killing a single caucasian person. But I got his gripe with the textures being indistinguishable from the grab points that pissed me off on the wall climbing sections. Quality stuff Yahtzee but next time remember Video Game reviewer are to be Heard and not seen, I don't what he was at there kinda ruined the usual fast pace of his reviews.
That was the point of that section. Quick time events break up the flow of the gameplay just like he did with his review.
All those SPOILER!!!! zombie things from the end /SPOILER!!!! were pretty light-skinned :)
Hahahaah. I love Uncharted.
Ha. But dont show yourself again - that killed it.
but he was taking a risk. it wasn't that bad when i realized he was lampooning quicktime events, but that's my opinion.
Great review thats how I felt about the game all except for the racist undertone never felt it was racist in any way. It was in one word boring. Especially when they put those dumb monsters in the game.
Dude, if it was that boring theres no way you'd have kept playing all those hours 'till you got to the possessed soliders.
I beat the game in roughly 6 hours .
Wow the monster part was the best. That scene where you are in the Nazi bunker or something was actually scary. Plus the fact that El Dorado could be sold as a Bioweapon was crazy. But I guess Halo is more on your level.
Im not even that big of a halo fan my favorite Xbox franchise is gears. Reason Ive had this avatar for this is long is im lazy I might change it back to bob ross. Im not saying that Uncharted was a bad game it just was I dont know kinda bland.
This might be the furs time that I see the real Yatzee. Anyway there shouldnt be any white man running around in some isolate pacific island anyway.
What videogames on the top AAA/Sales list cant be described as cheesy formulaic, predictable, not innovative, more of the same, as well as cliche? It really is as if the PS3 cant release a title that performs amazing, and have a decent story. It has to break all technology boundaries(which it does) THEN it has to have an oscar winning story as well. It cant just release fun OK titles, everything must be epic. I dont mind that the PS3 has to be on 100% with every facet reviewed. When you cant complain about the titles performance or second to none visuals you have to find something, right? I like not noticing that the Rock thats SUPER BRIGHT is the one I'm supposed to use to climb up. Jumping around in Uncharted is retardedly simple mind you... Its a pretty clear case that most games copy movie formats. You have your epic film titles.. Like MGS/FF, then you have your simple action flicks. Uncharted is clearly in the realm of a decent action film IF it were to be a movie. It has good pacing, and its done in about 11 hours if you look for treasures. As time goes on, and as the PS3 keeps improving expect more of these double standard reviews, in which reviewers HAVE to stretch to find something wrong with the title, since the same standard they apply to other games is easily triumphed over time and time again.
I'm surprised this one hasn't gotten hotter yet. Yahtzee slamming Uncharted, while somewhat unsurprising seeing as how he slams everything, I thought would have been causing fanboys on both sides to riot. Maybe because all he really does is bash games, in a funny way mind you, it's starting to get a little old?
His points are valid. I've played the game and I agree with the random quicktime events, the ledge and the background, and the enemies hitting you from 900 yards with a machinegun.
Pirate, with training, yes someone could hit you with a "machinegun" at 900 yards. I know I could. In the game how ever those particular enemies are using sniper rifles so there is the expectation that they will be able hit targets at long distances. The only cheap targeting was the last battle on the ship where the main boss's laser sight is always glued to your head.
The exact same about the AI and almost everything else could be said for CoD4, it has almost the exact same issues except for the falsified racism (WTF?), but people still praise it like its the second coming of Jesus.
This guys is hilarious. BTW I havent watched this one yet, but I just like his other reviews.
Not as funny as some of his other ones (the MoH Airborn was HILARIOUS) I hate when people say that a game does not try something new and is being safe. Uncharted may have used elements in other games, but it expanded on them. He does not even touch the feel of Horror in the game. That was the defining part for me. The game was actually a bit scary in the dark corridors. This game had all that a Third Person action game should and more. This guy is funny, but he forces some of the negatives just to make a full review of a game.
My review was funnier than that was
Funny review. Top notch like all his other ones. I loved the game and that thing with the ledge and the background not being a ledge actually happened to me so I thought that was funny.
man yahtzee is great he has really high standards though- the only games i have ever seen him give praise to were COD4 and Psychonauts everything else has been ripped apart and brutally bashed i agree about the QTE's though- i only counted 3 FOR THE ENTIRE GAME and even those were just a few button presses God of War is the king of QTE's- even though Shenmue started them
He wanted to praise bioshock but everyone had got annoyed at him for praising psychonaughts. He declared his supreme undying love for portal too.
The only games I've seen him praise are The Orange Box, Psychonauts, Call of Duty 4, and Crysis.
when he bashed halo everyone was all "yay, he's spot on telling it as it is" yet when he bashes drake it's "he's lost his touch". When he sh!ts on 360 games everyone agrees, when he sh!ts on a ps3 title it's bs. stop with the double standards.
Yeah its true, when its a PC game he's reviewing there normally 3 comments or so. I love Drakes (& Halo) but i dont mind bashing if it has a point, it doesnt effect how i feel about the game, im the dude playing it.
it's how he gets views, otherwise he'd just be fast talking game-trailers that doesn't actually show any gameplay. what i dislike is the people that agree with him one second and disagree the next because the game is on their console of choice. if you say "yatzee is the man, finally saying the truth about X game" then you better agree when he says the same thing about a game you like.
Did you even read the comments? People agree with him. There is no double standard, just one in your head.
Xi I think you've read the comments on another forum, and presumed the opinions are the same here. Cause really I can't see anyone bashing him for his Uncharted review at all. Uncharted fans are pretty laid back >_< Edit: Xi "if you say "yatzee is the man, finally saying the truth about X game" then you better agree when he says the same thing about a game you like." Why you should agree with every one of a person's opinions just because you agreed with one of them, is the most absurd thing I've heard in a long time. Eg. I might agree with a politician's home policy, but I needn't agree with his foreign policies. I might agree with Richard Dawkin's belief that God doesn't exist, but I needn't agree with him that religion is a disease.
yeah... people are agreeing. and deep, why not inflate your bubbles more. I remember your old account hitting 2 bubbles before you made a new one.
Funny review. I think the more liked a game is the harsher he tends to be. I really, thoroughly enjoy Uncharted and have no qualms recommending it to all PS3 owners.
I think the review should be taken with a grain of salt; Ben is obviously a pc gamer and seems to hate EVERYTHING he plays. He is a biased pc fanboy but he is also funny as hell and extremely creative.
He doesn't hate everything he plays, but he certainly doesn't care for generic console games. Plus, it's much easier to be funny while bashing something than praising it.
i thought that was s**t!
Lol I love Yahtzee. This review wasn't quite as funny as most, and I never had any problems with ledges, and I'm also fairly certain that there were Caucasian mercenaries, but I'll let that go because the game almost comes close to making you sympathise with Nazis. Most of it was bang on the money and typical Yahtzee. Just a little more humour and a little less over the top bashing next time? He said himself he's being harsh.
LMFAO. No wonder none of you droids bought this game! LOLOLOlOlollolo
Your so right, a million imaginary PS3 owners never bought this game, not only for intense action, but the best graphics any console game has to offer, none of us want that crap. /sarcasm.
Glad someone reveals uncharted for the generic turd it is.
First a game can't be "generic" and a turd at the same time, implying generic is standard which could mean 5.0/10, and turd being below, anyway, the game is a technical monster, showcasing awesome graphics, genuine holly wood story line. People can disagree all they want, no game is without faults but seriously, Yahtzee breakin' through the racist wall was a bit overwhelming, there were no racist undertones through the game, and if you really thought so then thats just telling a bit about yourself. While I only appreciate Yahtzee's ever pessimistic take on video games and the industry, time to time, this one struck a nerve with me, he really over exaggerated the racism he thought up and ran with it, almost 1/3 of the damn spot, I didn't find any of this review funny, and don't call me names just because I don't agree with something, we're all entitled to a intelligent response.
I love Yahtzee reviews, but this is one I have to disagree with. Uncharted and Gears of War are my favorite "next gen" games. But maybe I am just partial to 3rd person shooters.
Anyway, I wish Naughty Dog would make Jak 4 instead of Uncharted 2, but either way I will be buying their next game.
ok i'm a big uncharted fan i bought it and pretty much played through it that weekend. what i'm getting at is that i wholeheartedly enjoyed this game but i watch all of this guys reviews because i think he is extremely funny and i was always wondering what my reaction would be if he tore apart one of my favorite games and my reaction was really positive and even though i disagree with the points made i still found myself laughing so anyways my point is that i really like this guy even if he does just stress the negatives.
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