It was legendary when starting out. I still watch it each week but I admit he's lost his punch. Many of his jokes are repetitive (falling back on some sex/male prostitution joke) and few of his reviews are really memorable any more.
I wish he'd do more reviews like Turok or ALBW where he just flips my expectations of what to see upside down.
If anything, I like teh drown out video becuase he several times CLEARLY gets pissed off towards gabe. Gabe can just crawl under hsi skin an for him to deal with some of his Bs opinions. I'ts gloriosu and funny.
Again, in his lastest Let's drown out videos, he said he wearing teh fedora for a good timenow, but since it's now tied to his public persona and zero punctuation character, he has to keep it for those.
>>255355923 He's actually a relatively good reviewer. His opinions towards games aside, I have almost never had a time where I walked out of his reviews without knowing exactly what kind of game he was reviewing.
I would never take Yahtzee as a source for recommendations, his job is to be an overly cynical fuckwit, which he does well and he can be funny at time, but I'm not gonna stop myself from playing a game just because he gave it low marks.
What's confusing is that he didn't like it for the story like most other people and called it pretentious shit. He mainly liked it for the gameplay yet he despises other generic shooters. What's the deal with that?
Now he's just as big of a shill as most game reviewers, though his shtick is just whining about everything as far as I can recall, and then coming up with 3 points at the end as to why you should buy it anyway.
>>255355778 In lets drown out wonder boy I think he says he hates the fact he thought the fedora was cool and its only still on the mascot is because it needs something to be different from the other figures
>>255352337 I think some of his stuff is funny, but I don't take his reviews seriously. His has too much of a bias against JRPGs to take those reviews with anything but a grain of salt. Because of how he has to review a game in a week, it's kinda obvious that he misses out on a lot of the games he plays, his dragon's dogma review is proof of this.
>>255353918 >plays Demon's Souls >barely gets past the first boss then gives up >reviews it anyway despite having seen less than 10% of its content >says the game is a waste of time >Dark Souls comes out and takes the series mainstream >reviews Dark Souls >suddenly loves the series
>>255356471 That's extremely confusing. Shit like that is why I don't take his opinions too seriously. He's an alright entertainer but everyones opinions and tastes are too different to listen to any fucking review
>>255355974 >too in love with specific genres to be trusted. Don't know why people complain about reviewer bias. If you come to a certain person for a review, you're coming to that certain person for their opinion, bias and all.
>>255352337 Zero Punctuation? I watch it, don't take it too seriously. Yahtzee can make good points once a while even if he does go full pleb here and there. The guy calls Halo insulting to his intellect while holding Bioshock Infinite as a masterpiece of videogaming.
People need to realize what he says is not really a review, just fucking with the game for fun. Maybe he'll point out actual flaws of the game, but most of the time he might like the game he is giving shit to.
>>255356985 His job was to review the fucking game. Maybe if he bothered to go past the first boss before slandering it it might have grown on him. Any reasonable person will know not to put out a video talking about how shit a game is if you've only played what amounts to the tutorial.
>>255355669 I don't mean to do stunts like that, but just to be a bit more creative with his jokes. Right now ZP's biggest problem is that it's repetitive - none of the image sequences feel well strung together, and I feel I can predict when he's going to make a male slut joke. On the other hand, when he cracked a joke about Berlusconi, I cracked up laughing.
He's in a comfort zone, and I wish he'd try and flex around a bit so his writing's not in a pattern.
My only gripe with Yahtzee is that he now panders to his fanbase to avoid direct backlash. While previously he didn't give a fuck and released videos that held an unpopular opinion but it was his own opinion and nothing else.
>anon where's your proof
Demon Souls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQSCKAPqxoo Dark Souls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STrYyhEwkbY Dark Souls 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9naXmOYAdE
Yahtzee reviewed Demon Souls and didn't like it. He called it unnecessarily hard and thought it was garbage like many casual game reviewers. This was back when the only Souls game was on the PS3 and it didn't garner such a huge fanbase.
Forward to Dark Souls. By now, Yahtzee has seen exactly how big the community for the Souls games are, and figures out that he can earn a lot of good views by convincing people he liked Dark Souls and other "challenging" games like Dark Souls (i.e: castlevania). The only problem is that his Demon Souls review obviously made it look like he didn't like it and thought it was too hard. So what does he do?
He pretends Demon Souls never existed. In his Dark Souls reviews he never even mentions Demon Souls and pretends Dark Souls is a completely different game set aside from Demon Souls. In this review he claims to have fallen in love with it and enjoys it immensely. Now in many of his newer videos, they all have mentions of Dark Souls simply to earn him e-cred for liking them.
If he did, wouldn't he mention Demon Souls more or if at all in his newer videos, the same way he mentions Dark Souls as much?
Yahtzee has never uttered a peep about Demon Souls and he doesn't do re-reviews. Deleting his old review of Demon Souls is bound to set more red flags than just letting it simmer to the bottom where it will be forgotten and that's exactly what he did.
It is obvious he boarded the Dark Souls bandwagon to garner e-cred since it took him so long to do a review of it, and now he won't fucking shut up about it in all his newer games. "Thief isn't as hard as dark souls" "Shovel knight is like Dark Souls" "Dark souls 2 is like Dark Souls".
I prefer his "let's drown out series". Really wish he could get some different people on it every once in a while. Listening to some bogan nobody cares about going on about his alcoholism and depression every 2 nanoseconds is starting to get old.
>>255358835 Gabe's pretty okay as long as he doesn't go full self-pity. It doesn't happen as often as you make it sound. Also, Gabe is pretty good personality to keep Yahtzee's head out of his own ass.
>>255358632 He did mention that after finally getting used to Dark Souls he's considered giving Demon's Souls another try. The difference between his impressions were that he actually had more time to play DaS during a dry spell of new releases.
>>255359850 Bioshock 2 did everything Bioshock 1 did + better. Bioshock 1 is nothing but wasted potential, and only because Ken Levine is a fucking thick jew who decided that it's okay to butcher gameplay so that you can tell a shitty, pretentious story.
He stated before in his Demon Souls review that he hated it. He didn't get it, thought it was too hard, and never finished it. Demon Souls wasn't that popular of a game.
How do you go from hating Demon Souls to absolutely loving Dark Souls, who's gameplay and themes are nearly identical to Dark Souls?
As for using "autism" as an argument, it took me 2 seconds to realize what Yahtzee was doing. All it required was for me to watch his Demon Souls review and his Dark Souls review. It's extremely easy to see how forced it is.
>>255360323 I would buy your argument a little bit more if my friend didn't go through the same exact fucking thing. He thought Demon's Souls was boring and still does, but really enjoyed Dark Souls after I bugged him enough to give it a shot. It's the simplest fucking explanation that doesn't revolve around ridiculous ammounts of speculation and assumptions to work.
Mind explaining why you/your friend don't like Demon Souls but like Dark Souls?
Yahtzee made it clear in his Demon Souls review why he didn't like it. All his gripes on Demon Souls can be applied 100% to Dark Souls, yet he praises it.
While you could argue his tastes have changed, you should know after watching more than 3 of his reviews that Yahtzee doesn't leave out much. If a game is similar to something that Yahtzee has played before, he will almost immediately note that. He derives opinions by comparing them to previous games he reviews IE: "spunk-gargle-wee-wee", a category he created for modern military shooters that he places on any game similar enough to fall in that category.
Yet he leaves no mention of Demon Souls, a 1:1 of Dark Souls with slightly different healing and spell mechanics?
While I was probably too quick to pass judgement that he's only doing this to please the fanbase of Souls games, he hated Demon Souls, an unpopular game for the same reasons he loved Dark Souls, a now vastly popular game.
He is ok, he said it himself that you shouldn't take his opinion seriously and that he is a CRITIC in a very loose way. His shtick is trying to be as cynical as possible, he emulates Charlie Brooker. He don't wear the fedora at all these days, you only see it on his ZP avatar cause its had become a trademark. Gabe can go overboard sometimes but they bounce of each other fine, I found his Facebook and he's seems like a real bro.
I'm surprised the majority of /v/ dislikes him. For the most part, his opinions are pretty aligned with what /v/s opinions of games usually are. His reviews are pretty reliably funny, for me at least. And I like how he doesn't affix scores to the reviews but instead gives his thoughts to a game and shit, and let the viewer make a judgement for themself.
>>255359778 >Dead Rising 3 >Ryse: Son of Rome >Exclusives Showdown >Call of Duty: Ghosts >Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag >Batman: Arkham Origins >The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker HD >Beyond: Two Souls >Saints Row 4 >The Bureau: XCOM Declassified >Pikmin 3 >Papers, Please and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons >Rise of the Triad >Mario & Luigi: Dream Team >Dark >Ride to Hell: Retribution >Animal Crossing: New Leaf >Deadpool >The Last of Us >E3 2013 >Remember Me >Fuse >Metro: Last Light >System Shock 2 >Lego City Undercover >BioShock: Infinite >The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct >SimCity >Tomb Raider >Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance >Crysis 3 >Aliens: Colonial Marines >Dead Space 3 >Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch >The Cave >DMC: Devil May Cry >Anarchy Reigns >Black Knight Sword & Hotline Miami >Paper Mario: Sticker Star well you got me. that's a pretty shit list to work with. i'd rate mg:revengeance above b:infinite but it's still not goty material.
>>255361893 Been watching it couple times. It's amusing in a same way one would find ramblings of a child or a crazy person amusing. His Far Cry 2 analysis must be one of my favs. Basically he starts bashing the game for putting too much emphasis on the gameplay over story he thinks it's trying to tell.
>>255352337 Literally the only reason why I'm subbed to The Escapist, and obviously the only videos I watch on that channel.
At first I sensed a weird MRA-libertarian vibe from him, as I would from anyone who dresses up like a Wet Sock Joe who runs a Speakeasy in the 1930s, but he also managed to poke fun at that in his reviews.
>>255354379 God I hate that other dude though. He sounds like every college sophomore who has taken Film Studies and Philosophy 101, thinks he's much much more intelligent than he really is and won't shut the fuck up about it.
Christ, you can't just accept the fact that he just simply couldn't get into DeS and DaS just had something that was up his alley? What if this week he re-reviews DeS claiming that he was wrong and sings praise for DeS? Would he be doing it simply because DeS suddenly became mega popular overnight?
>>255361763 He later notes in another video how he has to give Demon's Soul another try after liking Dark Souls. Which indicates that he didn't gave the game the chance he gave Dark Souls.
The likely reason is that he simply had to grab a random game for that week and played it for a few hours. Meanwhile with Dark Souls he had people poking him about how the game is great and how he had to give it some time. So most likely he played it a bit longer before he made the review, which was what changed his opinion.
It's the same as what people noticed with his Monster Hunter Tri review. In that he only played the early part of the game, most likely because of time restraints.
>>255361893 I started to dislike him when he released his Bioshock Infinite review, it was quite rambling and somehow much less concise than MatthewMattosis' review in-spite of being nearly half the length. Then he went full SJW and if you watch his Valiant Hearts review it just seems like he craves mainstream approval.
>>255352337 its funny because he hates everything he only likes My little souls because its famous, maybe if he takes MH4 he might change idea about it again he wears a fedora so i dont think it will happen
>>255364174 He introduces his Dark Souls video talking about how hard it was for him to get into but after watching a good Let's Play he retried it and loved it. It's not like you're pointing out something he doesn't explicitly say anyway.
>>255364490 Yeah, honestly a shitload of people went through that experience. I know I started two different saves before I finally got sucked in. Right around the point he did too, the belltower gargolyes.
People don't get that he has a week max to play a game and he certainly doesn't play then the whole seven days. He needs also time in the week to produce and episode.He plays it to enough to get his writing material and thats it. As for his Dark Souls opinion shift, /v/, I will now blow our mind with this next statement. PEOPLE CHANGE and with it there OPINIONS. I know scary shit, you should try it sometimes, o wait you do that all the time flip floping opinion on various games in the past.
>>255352337 I was disappointed in some of his reviews, but they're his taste in vidya. The one he did on FTL was pretty good though. He bashes the absolute fuck out of games that are plainly going to be shit though in a pretty entertaining way at least. Also some of the reactions to his videos, like the MLP fan and his trans "girlfriend".
>>255362860 There really is something wrong with him but I can't put my finger on it. Occasionally him and Superbunnyhop or someone will make a video on the same game and if you compare them you can see he's not all there, he'll focus on the wrong thing or completely miss things the other reviewer finds obvious.
Spineless faggot with absolutely no integrity that bends over backwards to please the crowds while keeping a mask of contrarianship to appear edgy and part of some counter culture. Seriously hopes he loses his job.
>>255365318 He says right in the review why he personally liked it
Do you really think he played through both DaS 1 and 2 with probably a hundred hours each and didn't enjoy it just to pander to a fanbase that has hated him for years and convince maybe a handful of people that weren't on the DaS hype train already?
>>255365654 Did you notice that on the Valiant Hearts review? I spoted it too, its the difference in sensibilities toward that type of game of Yatzee and George that made them have different opinions on it.
>>255365741 I don't claim to have a conclusion of any sorts. I'm merely pointing out what Yahtzee is doing with the Souls series and suggesting why he's doing it.
Instead you have people saying >Yahtzee actually likes Demon Souls! Had he done that same review again now he'd have a completely different opinion! >Yahtzee's tastes can completely change! How dare you find suspicion that all of the things that made Demon Souls good that Yahtzee hated he suddenly loved in Dark Souls when it became popular? >Doing a complete 180 in tastes is completely the same as me liking a sequel but hating a prequel!
Here's another observation. Since how long has Yahtzee made a video that held unpopular opinion? Take a while to look through his channel.
>>255366582 It's been there for a while, the thing that really made me see it was when; even though he's a massive SJW he completely missed how toothless and generally shit Bioshock Infinite's depiction or racism was whereas that oirish /v/irgin who isn't an SJW picked up on it right away.
>>255367162 What do you mean "shitting on"? Completely blasting a game for faults of opinion like he did with Demon Souls or Monster Hunter? Making jokes on current events like Nintendo's failure-to-launch first year of the WiiU?
There's a difference between making jokes at one's expense and completely shitting on a game for nothing but your own unpopular opinion. I'm still waiting on you to find the last time he did the latter.
>>255367318 >how dare you accuse a popular youtuber for selling out and pandering to a fanbase for more views! Yahtzee's fanbase, ladies and gentlemen.
>>255355614 >It's his job to be funny He said that only people who are fans of games he criticizes say that in order to make themselves feel better, he says he's a legit critic and his reviews are serious.
>>255367162 >to the ire of many Dude even modern journalists like fucking IGN shit on Nintendo, that's nothing uncommon. Have you missed these past 2 years of EVERYONE making articles about how garbage/shit/doomed the Wii U and Nintendo in general is?
>"reviews" MH3 >NINTENDO SUCKS NINTENDO SUCKS NINTENDO SUCKS >doesnt even get to the first actual monster >NINTENDO SUCKS NINTENDO SUCKS NINTENDO SUCKS >DID I MENTION NINTENDO AND THE WII SUCKS Why do people like this guy again?
>>255371928 >But do I think that those at Nintendo are homophobes because of it? No. Thoughtless, old-fashioned, lazy, perhaps, but to accuse them of irrational hatred would be a serious step, one I am unwilling to take without first looking for a more logical reason.
Bashing on E3 is fashionable these days, which I fully support, but throughout the most recent show I felt like the gaming press and social media were playing a game of politically-correcter-than-thou, competing to see who could get a controversy going first. FarCry 4 being racist didn't catch on. Neither did complaints about Lara Croft being in therapy. But then someone noticed that there weren't any female characters in the co-op mode of Assassin's Creed Unity, and someone at Ubisoft made some unguarded quotes for people to jump all over, and the storm broke.
For the record, I think this outrage was founded on misunderstanding. Unity seems to be doing the same thing Watch_Dogs does, that is, integrate the multiplayer seamlessly into the single-player story. So when you join the multiplayer, you're still playing as the story's protagonist, as are all the other human players. They take on slightly different appearances when appearing in someone else's game just so that you don't see four copies of the same dude running around. It's no more sexist than there being no option to play a female Aiden Pearce, or a male Lara Croft.
>>255371928 Nah he really played that homophobic thing up. It was mostly just jokes because what the fuck else do you say about goddamned Tomodachi life? If he really gve a fuck it would have leaked into Lets Drown Out and when they talked about it there they both knew the issue was more complex than it seemed.
9/10, breddy gud. Obviously you can't take his reviews completely seriously since he goes out of his way to find flaws in games to make fun of them, but some of his criticisms are legitimate. People only hate him because they either don't like his style of humor and find him unfunny, or they liked him until he shat on a game they liked and got 2butthurt over it.
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