"This week Zero Punctuation reviews Gears of War 2, but only for all you big manly men."
He makes great points, and even fans of the games he reviews should agree. I'm a massive fan of the metal gear franchise yet he does say some pretty harsh things about it - but i agree with them, just the things he complains about are the things i like about the game. Mostly the same with gears though, apart from the buddy AI part where i agree that it can be a bit silly at times.
his reviews are one thing. entertainment. If he didn't bash it, would he honestly get page hits? He gives the people what they want. Not saying I don't agree with his assessments of Gear II. He makes some valid points, but he was rambling most of this review.
Yeah i suppose, i doubt anyone listens to his reviews to make a decision on buying the actual game.
If a game is truly great, he gives nothing but props and has almost nothing to complain about. I typically stick with Gametrailers and Zero Punctuation reviews. =]
I don't consider his reviews as ''reviews''. More like funny videos. I'm pretty sure he's not serious when he does his reviews. He only focuses on finding negative aspects in the games, and even transforms some good aspects into negative aspects just for the laughs. There are 2 kinds of people I hate when it comes to ZeroPonctuation : - Those who listen to him (think he makes good points and trust his reviews) because they've been seduced by his humour and they'll bash anyone who disagrees. - Those who bash him because they can't realize he's not being serious at all.
He's one of the few actual critics in the industry. A review that does nothing but praise the game is not a good review. Other reviewers tend to ignore bad things if there's a lot of good things, but it's the bad things that will affect your enjoyment most. He's also brutally honest and very rarely affected by hype. edit: in an effort to not waste a bubble, I lol'd at the "chest high walls" bit. That is something epic could definitely improve on. Just imagine how much more realistic the environment would feel if the walls were just jagged on top with a little more adaptive of a cover system.
They sort of transcend reviews since they're more of a critical look at "GAME A". He doesn't rate them, just gives his honest opinion on how he feels and what aspects of a game work and don't work. This is how reviews should be, but instead end up as bias crap. I like thinking, Yazhee likes thinking. Try Thinking (copywrite).
Yeah but a review that does nothing but bash the game is even worse. We want to play good games, right? If someone only talks about the bad stuff, how are we supposed to know what games are good? --------------- EDIT : By the way, Avast detects a virus every time I load a new page on N4G. Anyone else has that?
No games are perfect and can escape criticism. If you dont like what hes saying about your game, you need to lighten up :)
no it's not. A review that does nothing but bash the game will have at least a handful of valid complaints. A review that does nothing but praise a game, will give no insight into why you might be displeased with the game. For example, if every death in killzone 2 triggered a wilhelm scream (it doesn't), I doubt many reviews would mention it. If I hated wilhelm screams with a passion, that might be something that drove me to dislike the game regardless of everything good about it. If I don't hear any complaints that would make me unhappy about the game, I have no reason not to try it and will find out all the good things on my own.
Yahtzee, for me, is more credible than most reviewers. He actually tells you about the game's pros and cons without sugar coating it. But the only thing that's missing in most of his reviews is the multiplayer part. He doesnt like playing multiplayer.
"Chest high walls" made me lol. It's true. nowhere on earth can you find so many perfectly chest high walls all the time =D But like he said good game apart from story and cliche mainstream everything. I may give it another go... Wasn't a fan first time I played. Who knows maybe I had a hate MS week or something...
I mean he bashes every game to show everyone that games are not perfect. Except for Saints Row 2 he practically loved it :)
@ deep And COD4.
a good laugh.
BEcause I cant make a good game. I wish I was as good as Mr Kojima :(
I slept on this game. I owned the first one, and picked up the collector's edition of Gears 2 at the midnight launch......but because of other titles, never sat down to play it. I played about 5 minutes into it...and then left it alone until recently. About a week ago, I started playing Horde......and I must say, it is really addictive. After playing Horde so much, I felt that my skills had quickly increased....and began to get the desire to play through the campaign.......and I must say, the campaign is great. I have not played Gears 1 in a while, but I must say...I am thoroughly impressed with 2, and feel that it surpasses Gears 1 in every way. For those who dislike Gears 2....I really do not understand why. The story is enjoyable..makes me feel like I did when I was playing God of War.......and overall, Gears 2 made me think about Contra. Definitely one of my favorite titles at the moment.
I made a pretty average game at best.
a long time ago. The only people I can see that actually are eager to watch these type of reviewing are mainly the teenaged "WHAT?! GTA4 IS TEH god!" type gamer. His reviews really do give little to no substantial information about the games he reviews. Isn't that the whole point of a review in the first place? Yeah yeah thumb me down all you want.
The only problem I have with this is that some people are influenced by his reviews and start hating certain games.
go back and watch his 2008 in review/2008 awards, or a couple of his things. Listen to what his complaints actually are instead of what he does to make them sound funny. He's pretty observational. Or watch his indiana jones movie review (kekekekeke)
I have been waiting ages for Yatzee to dare to review a Gears game, I love the way he pointed out everything I hate about the Gears series and how particulary mindless and how totally overrated they are, Gears sitting next to the genius of the Halo series just doesn't add up to me. Excellent Yatzee, but next time don't just agree that its 'good' because you are freaking scared of the reaction of the public if you say otherwise.
did you watch his halo3 and mgs4 review?
lol chest high walls everywhere, i never really noticed that.
shoot this guys! why? The look weird! fair enough LOL That's exactly what I thought about the first one. You got out of prison and suddenly this ugly guys are attacking me. It was like wtf, why?
I enjoy his reviews mostly because of the comic value they have, I eagerly await each wednesday for a new review from him :D But if I'm deciding what game to buy, I go elsewhere for that.
Sure his reviews are "entertainment", but it doesn't make them wrong. He usually hits the nail on the head with these things. He doesn't like much, but the stuff he does like he'll give due respect to. As for Gears... I played it over New Years... well, not the whole thing. I got about 3/4 of the way through the campaign (somewhere into the 4th act), in a single sitting while sitting around having a few beers with some friends. I'll admit it was fun. The gun play was good, the story took you to lots of new places, and it had variety.... but none of it made any sense. I had no idea what I was striving towards. When I finally saved the game and put it down for the night, I fully intended to come back and finish it over the following couple days. The next day, I couldn't be bothered.... there was nothing "great enough" about the game that drew me back to finish it. I just didn't care, and am perfectly happy knowing I walked away without any regrets.
haha a classic
cliff when he was a kid http://www.gulfup.com/do.ph...
on my next runthrough of this game im gonna be lolling at all the chest high walls
As much as I like Gears of War 2, he does say alot of things right about the game. Gotta remember those chest high walls next time I play lol.
They are not meant to be taken seriously but he is being serious about the jokes he makes. 0.o uh... What I mean is, he looks at the problems with the game, noticing all the negatives, then makes a highly entertaining and funny short about bashing those negatives. So don't take his reviews too seriously. Just enjoy them!
Yes, it's all about the entertainment and laughs, but what makes even more funnier is that most the stuff he says is spot on! I dont agree with everything he says, but most of his criticisms are all the things I (and many more people) dont like about those games. Dont know any one who uses ZP for purchasing decisions, since most of the time he reviews the game after it's already released, but still, he speaketh the truth. I must say tho, I've never really thought and the "chest high wall" thing in Gears, probably because most game environments always tend to feel unnatural.
people went crazy for gears 2. i thought it was a solid good game but thats it nothing amazing about it. the SP is great but the MP is mediocre at best and while horde is fun it gets old after awhile
That was just so full of win.. "Chest high walls everywhere" LOL!
He went light on Gears 2. Didn't mention how the gameplays unchanged from the first game and even said its not tedious (which imo it is very). I liked Gears 1, i just dont like paying for whats essentialy a bunch of new singe player maps for the first game.
I usually end up owning the games he reviews. Good or Bad they're mostly AAA. Barring the Wii games, Too Human, etc. I find that his gripes, are my gripes. Eventhough with Gears I don't mind the chest high walls there really aren't that many... are there? I bought Saints Row 2 on his recommendation alone, and it was everything he said it would be. GTA IV, Halo 3, MGS 4, Call of Duty 4. This man just tells it like it is, no fanboy, no hype. I guess that comes from being a PC gamer. I like it.
but the most spot on review ive ever heard at the same time
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