This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch.
Eh at least it was pretty *shrugs*
i wonder if hes gonna fall in the same old sensationalism again only to piss off peoples, because you know, NNK is in fact a good game.....and i guess its "cool" to hate on good things.?
The point of Zero Punctuation's reviews is to make satire of games. How good or bad they are doesn't matter. Watch some more of his reviews and you might get it.
Take the review for what it is, a funny critique. He's not really hating on the game, he does this with everything he reviews - both good and bad games. It is an amazing game with some flaws to it, but you need a sense of humor.
I haven't watched this clip yet but I do have to admit, I find the forced cynicism of most of his videos quite dull. There's no doubt the guy has a fantastic gift for language and an incredible ability to pick things apart but I just wish he would put his talents to use by expressing his honest opinions rather than being mr crazy cynical guy. I've honestly never been offended by him trashing a game I love or anything, I just find the cynical character a little too contrived. Look at another similar commentator, Plinkett from Red letter media. He's playing a character (I hope) and mercilessly trashing things but you get the impression he's using the character to express things he really wants to say about he things he trashes, like he sat down to watch the Star Wars prequels wanting to like them but wound up wanting to spend hours complaining about where they went wrong. This guy is just as talented in terms of writing ability but I get the impression he sits down with a game and thinks, 'right, what can I complain about with this game?'. It's just a little forced. Good satire rings true. You should always either think, 'that's exactly how I felt about that thing' or 'I never realised it before but he's totally right' rather than 'that was a humorously phrased complaint but you'd have to be a dick to seriously make it'.
He is not hating. Its what they do. And if u havnt played this game, from the outside, it is easy to mame fun of for being childish etc. But those who have played it know how damn good it is. Its one of those rare games that i absolutely adore. I am getting sad because i am getting near the end. I have no idea how much post game content there is or how difficult it is. If Level 5 reads these, lol, please make more content. Just endgame content that is difficult, thats all. I want so badly to grind so i can conquer something. I want to be able to explore the different familiars and party strategy. FF13 got that part right. Dragons Dogma did OK and hooefully the expansion rectifies the endgame. I spent all this time acquiring all this loot with nothing to use it on. So, Ni No Kuni needs some GOOD dlc...i will buy it.
its "cool" to hate on things "you" dislike actually
It's not cool, but some talentless "entertainer" makes a living upon it anyway. Dull, like most of them. And the biggest problem is that a lot of people actually take his crap seriously.
It's just another good Yahtzee video. I liked his Dragon's Dogma and Uncharted series videos.
Love this game. Definitely one of the best RPGs made.
This was just the game I needed, an old school JRPG to drain the bile from my COD-afflicted brain.
lol i know what you mean. im at 74hrs of playtime so far. love this game.
I just spend much of this evening grinding for Scrolls of Truth, and then when I got the last one, I smiled. Haven't had this much fun in years.
AHHHHRRRRRGH!!!! I CAN'T HANDLE THESE ANYMORE!!! THEY'RE INSUFFERABLE!!!
*tries to jump out a window, only to knock himself senseless at the glass pane*
I think Yahtzee's spot on with pretty much all his reviews, but I also think he's pretty unfair to JRPGS. They're just not for him I guess.
I agree, I do not think JRPG's are his cup of tea but atleast he is honest about it. I think what turned most people off from JRPG's including my self is the charters which are little teen boys with nice spike hair who dress metro sexual - plus the voice acting is a joke. This was tolerable in the PS1 era because they characters did not talk and the pixels hid allot of the metro sexual look.
Yeah he really seems to hate JRPG's. Part of this review was to even critique JRPG's in general. He did give props where they were due, namely that the story wasn't bland, just sometimes contrived. His major issue seemed to be with the combat system being overly complex, with lackluster AI and controls, and way too many gameplay mechanics to keep track of. I don't fully agree myself, but much of what he was saying is kind of true if you look at the genre as a whole.
The AI is horrible at times though. Put a bunch of field / fan / line spells in your spell slots and watch your other 2 character spend all their mana in 1 or 2 fights. Always fun when you switch characters for a second to pop a provision or get off a spell and see Oliver start spamming ward. I've watched Esther run up to enemies (when out of mana) and hit them for 1 damage before, when she could use a familiar that had more than 3 times her melee attack power. Wish the tactics settings for your partners was a little more complex. Something similar to the gambit system in FF XII http://www.ign.com/wikis/fi...
I agree, although I did finish it. I couldn't stand how late in the game they were introducing new things(ie, DEFEND-ATTACK for AI Partners), holding your hand with everything and absolutely moronic and useless AI partners ruined it from being a classic for me.
I think Ni no Kuni is in the top 10 to 15 jrpgs of all time. End of Line.
Ni No Kuni is a GREAT JRPG that hopefully gets a sequal or a reboot with it's mechanics... 1. Fix broken Ass AI that doesn't work as intended (in combat) 2. defend / evade should be replaced with timed live actions. for example: pressing square quickly brings up shield where mitey can defend incoming attack, holding square triggers all defense. 3. add specials with a live action button pressing sequence. like flicking the analog button up down up down will represent slashes for CUTLOOSE. 4. remove so much hand holding 5. re-skin game with a mature plot call it Dragon Quest
hahahahha. this guy is awesome.
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