History Heartwarming / ZeroPunctuation

21st Jun '17 4:06:49 PM kingvideogames
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* Yahtzee's review of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was surprisingly positive (for [[CausticCritic Yahtzee]] anyway), given that he'd never played a ''Persona'' game before, and his usual attitude about [=JRPGs=].

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* Yahtzee's review of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was surprisingly positive (for [[CausticCritic Yahtzee]] anyway), given that he'd never played a ''Persona'' game before, and his usual attitude about [=JRPGs=].[=JRPGs=].
* His ''"E3 2017"'' video has him at his nicest towards [[PetTheDog Nintendo,]] expressing genuine surprise at Nintendo for their new angle for Super Mario Odyssey (even if it did draw the Sonic 06 parallel, but then again this is something the fans caught onto as well) and even joy at a new Metroid game (once again, even if he does say to exercise extreme optimism as we only got a logo for the game and nothing else, you can hear how excited he is for this game).
12th May '17 2:24:28 PM rjd1922
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* Yahtzee has a long history of making jabs at Japan when reviewing games that were developed there, so when he begins his review of {{Yakuza}} 4 with a screen that simply reads, "The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan was an unqualified tragedy, and Yahtzee offers his deepest sympathies to a country and people that has long held his admiration and respect", the words of condolence are especially touching to hear from him. The next screen reads, "This statement is given to karmatically balance out the following one" since the video was made before the disaster. Yahtzee pokes fun and makes jabs, but he's not the sort of person who would ''knowingly'' mock the country right after a disaster.

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* Yahtzee has a long history of making jabs at Japan when reviewing games that were developed there, so when he begins his review of {{Yakuza}} 4 ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}} 4'' with a screen that simply reads, "The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan was an unqualified tragedy, and Yahtzee offers his deepest sympathies to a country and people that has long held his admiration and respect", the words of condolence are especially touching to hear from him. The next screen reads, "This statement is given to karmatically balance out the following one" since the video was made before the disaster. Yahtzee pokes fun and makes jabs, but he's not the sort of person who would ''knowingly'' mock the country right after a disaster.



* His surprisingly gentle pan of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', where he states that despite its inability to live up to the original ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', it's still a great game in its own right.

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* His surprisingly gentle pan of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', where he states that despite its [[ToughActToFollow inability to live up to the original original]] ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', it's still a great game in its own right.



** For similar reasons as for the VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine example below: After watching the video once, it feels as if when he says he hoped Duke was going to be played seriously, he's just grasping at straws, trying desperately to believe it will end well, in stark contrast to his {{Foreshadowing}} that '"If Duke Nukem Forever doesn't turn out to be a shining, genre-defying masterpiece that cures at least two types of cancer, I and every other game critic are going to saw its bollocks off!"

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** For similar reasons as for the VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' example below: After watching the video once, it feels as if when he says he hoped Duke was going to be played seriously, he's just grasping at straws, trying desperately to believe it will end well, in stark contrast to his {{Foreshadowing}} that '"If Duke Nukem Forever doesn't turn out to be a shining, genre-defying masterpiece that cures at least two types of cancer, I and every other game critic are going to saw its bollocks off!"



* His admission that the [[spoiler:White Phosphorous]] incident in VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine made him feel "like shit afterwards." It so totally flies in the face of his MisanthropeSupreme persona that it actually humanized him a bit.
** He then named [[VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine Spec Ops]] as his Game of the Year for 2012, even calling it one for the history books.
*** Even better, he remarks that Spec Ops singlehandedly stopped him from abandoning the military shooter genre, which he had a long and storied history panning in the years prior (this was, after all, the same year he began referring to the genre as "Spunkgargleweewee"). Considering that this came after giving Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 "Worst Game(s) of the Year" in 2011 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter "2nd Worst Game of the Year", this is incredibly high praise.
* The week after that, he admits he doesn't hate ''all'' cover-based shooting, he only hates when the interesting bits of a game serve it, not the other way around. it's a bit paltry compared to a lot of other SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments, but if you're a ''Gears of War'' fan then it's hard not to be happy.

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* His admission that the [[spoiler:White Phosphorous]] incident in VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' made him feel "like shit afterwards." It so totally flies in the face of his MisanthropeSupreme persona that it actually humanized him a bit.
** He then named [[VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine Spec Ops]] ''Spec Ops'' as his Game of the Year for 2012, even calling it one for the history books.
*** Even better, he remarks that Spec Ops ''Spec Ops'' singlehandedly stopped him from abandoning the military shooter genre, which he had a long and storied history panning in the years prior (this was, after all, the same year he began referring to the genre as "Spunkgargleweewee"). Considering that this came after giving Modern Warfare 3 ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' and Battlefield 3 ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'' "Worst Game(s) of the Year" in 2011 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Warfighter'' "2nd Worst Game of the Year", this is incredibly high praise.
* The week after that, he admits he doesn't hate ''all'' cover-based shooting, he only hates when the interesting bits of a game serve it, not the other way around. it's a bit paltry compared to a lot of other SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments, but if you're a ''Gears of War'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' fan then it's hard not to be happy.
20th Apr '17 10:03:07 AM nmn3r3
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* Yahtzee's review of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was surprisingly positive (for Yahtzee anyway), given that he'd never played a ''Persona'' game before and his usual attitude about [=JRPGs=].

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* Yahtzee's review of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was surprisingly positive (for Yahtzee [[CausticCritic Yahtzee]] anyway), given that he'd never played a ''Persona'' game before before, and his usual attitude about [=JRPGs=].
20th Apr '17 10:01:36 AM nmn3r3
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* In the Capcom 5 video, he noted Resident Evil 4 had been ported to 11 different gaming stations and apparently a toaster; but because it was in his words "fucking sweet!"; going as far as to cite the game as one of the most influential games of the sixth generation and going on well to this day. He rates it as one of the most important games in the medium; a honor he usually reserves for games like SilentHill2; and that's no mean feat to appease someone like him.

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* In the Capcom 5 video, he noted Resident Evil 4 had been ported to 11 different gaming stations and apparently a toaster; but because it was in his words "fucking sweet!"; going as far as to cite the game as one of the most influential games of the sixth generation and going on well to this day. He rates it as one of the most important games in the medium; a honor he usually reserves for games like SilentHill2; and that's no mean feat to appease someone like him.him.
* Yahtzee's review of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was surprisingly positive (for Yahtzee anyway), given that he'd never played a ''Persona'' game before and his usual attitude about [=JRPGs=].
15th Jan '17 9:32:42 AM nombretomado
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* His review of ''LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', aside from giving the game a rare positive review, he also states that he prefers Luigi over Mario because he finds him easier to relate to given how he seems closer to a normal person.

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* His review of ''LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', aside from giving the game a rare positive review, he also states that he prefers Luigi over Mario because he finds him easier to relate to given how he seems closer to a normal person.
4th Jan '17 10:47:49 AM VicGal96
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**He liked it so much, in fact, that he actually named it one of his Best Games Of the Year!
25th Dec '16 4:48:38 PM M3
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* Considering how he lambasted the original ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall}}'' for its HypeBacklash and made fun of its rapidly dwindling userbase after the first six months, it's heartening to see him regard ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' as 'basically all right,' noting that while the writing is a ClicheStorm of the highest caliber, the game itself is put together competently enough to hold his interest and he even appreciated how its characters developed, which is more than he can say about ''VideoGames/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare''. Considering how he previously noted that "anything I don't complain about is probably okay" and his noted tendency to despise sequels, this actually comes across as high praise.

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* Considering how he lambasted the original ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall}}'' for its HypeBacklash and made fun of its rapidly dwindling userbase after the first six months, it's heartening to see him regard ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' as 'basically all right,' noting that while the writing is a ClicheStorm of the highest caliber, the game itself is put together competently enough to hold his interest and he even appreciated how its characters developed, which is more than he can say about ''VideoGames/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare''. Considering how he previously noted that "anything I don't complain about is probably okay" and his noted tendency to despise sequels, this actually comes across as high praise.praise.
* In the Capcom 5 video, he noted Resident Evil 4 had been ported to 11 different gaming stations and apparently a toaster; but because it was in his words "fucking sweet!"; going as far as to cite the game as one of the most influential games of the sixth generation and going on well to this day. He rates it as one of the most important games in the medium; a honor he usually reserves for games like SilentHill2; and that's no mean feat to appease someone like him.
25th Nov '16 4:00:11 PM Stealth
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* Considering how he lambasted the original ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall}}'' for its HypeBacklash and made fun of its rapidly dwindling userbase after the first six months, it's heartening to see him regard ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' as 'basically all right,' noting that while the writing is a ClicheStorm of the highest caliber, the game itself is put together competently enough to hold his interest and he even appreciated how its characters developed, which is more than he can say about ''VideoGames/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare''. Considering how he previously noted that "anything I don't complain about is probably okay," this actually comes across as high praise.

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* Considering how he lambasted the original ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall}}'' for its HypeBacklash and made fun of its rapidly dwindling userbase after the first six months, it's heartening to see him regard ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' as 'basically all right,' noting that while the writing is a ClicheStorm of the highest caliber, the game itself is put together competently enough to hold his interest and he even appreciated how its characters developed, which is more than he can say about ''VideoGames/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare''. Considering how he previously noted that "anything I don't complain about is probably okay," okay" and his noted tendency to despise sequels, this actually comes across as high praise.
25th Nov '16 3:57:20 PM Stealth
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* His ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' is this for many a Nintendo fan: for all of his bashing on Nintendo, Yathzee throws away the review he was gonna do and instead has a long chat with Creator/{{Nintendo}} about their recent failures and praises them for making a gaming console made for ''gaming'' and not online stuff.

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* His ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' is this for many a Nintendo fan: for all of his bashing on Nintendo, Yathzee throws away the review he was gonna do and instead has a long chat with Creator/{{Nintendo}} about their recent failures and praises them for making a gaming console made for ''gaming'' and not online stuff.stuff.
* Considering how he lambasted the original ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall}}'' for its HypeBacklash and made fun of its rapidly dwindling userbase after the first six months, it's heartening to see him regard ''VideoGame/{{Titanfall 2}}'' as 'basically all right,' noting that while the writing is a ClicheStorm of the highest caliber, the game itself is put together competently enough to hold his interest and he even appreciated how its characters developed, which is more than he can say about ''VideoGames/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare''. Considering how he previously noted that "anything I don't complain about is probably okay," this actually comes across as high praise.
16th Nov '16 11:04:46 PM ikorios
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** There is also the last line of the Extra Punctuation column, when he talks about the bad ending of Undertale, and how the game "would resent ME for doing it." Key word here ? "Would". Yahtzee didn't do a Genocide Run. He couldn't.
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