History YMMV / ZeroPunctuation

10th Jan '18 9:04:10 AM HailMuffins
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** His Video on ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOrigins'', he criticized stuff like quantifying gameplay elements, enemy levels, and requirements to do side quests etc. It seems his main problem here is that the game is an Assassin's Creed RPG made by Ubisoft. Recall that many of those "complaints" he has listed are core features of games like Borderlands, Witcher and Horizon Zero Dawn which he hasn't mentioned or complained for those games. He's complaining that the RPG elements exist. Yahtzee also misrepresents the game's combat. Recall in prior titles such as 3-Rogue players could chain counter kills together with little effort. Here, players actually have to worry about positioning, number, and types of enemies and what kind of equipment they have etc. In other words, more skill required here (and there are higher difficulties) which Yahtzee failed to mention.
8th Jan '18 5:33:48 PM ClintEastwood
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** Swindon, George Lucas, [[FollowTheLeader generic]] [[CashCowFranchise modern-military first person shooters]] (Nicknamed "Spunkgargleweewee" after ''Medal of Honor Warfighter'') and others.

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** Swindon, George Lucas, Creator/GeorgeLucas, [[FollowTheLeader generic]] [[CashCowFranchise modern-military first person shooters]] (Nicknamed "Spunkgargleweewee" after ''Medal of Honor Warfighter'') and others.
27th Dec '17 6:37:00 PM BobSaget9
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--> '''[=Ellimation360=]:''' Ah hahaha, oh, none of the stereotypical endings happen...
** In fact, there have been cries for Yathzee to do a re-review for the game if only for the ''conclusion''.
*** His review of ''The Walking Dead Survival Instinct'' mentions him being emotionally hit hard by it.

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--> ---> '''[=Ellimation360=]:''' Ah hahaha, oh, none of the stereotypical endings happen...
** *** In fact, there have been cries for Yathzee to do a re-review for the game if only for the ''conclusion''.
*** **** His review of ''The Walking Dead Survival Instinct'' mentions him being emotionally hit hard by it.
26th Dec '17 5:27:54 PM coolwali
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** His Video on ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOrigins'', he criticized stuff like quantifying gameplay elements, enemy levels, and requirements to do side quests etc. It seems his main problem here is that the game is an Assassin's Creed RPG made by Ubisoft. Recall that many of those "complaints" he has listed are core features of games like Borderlands, Witcher and Horizon Zero Dawn which he hasn't mentioned or complained for those games. He's complaining that the RPG elements exist.

Yahtzee also misrepresents the game is the combat. Recall in prior titles such as 3-Rogue players could chain counter kills together with little effort. Here, players actually have to worry about positioning, number, and types of enemies and what kind of equipment they have etc. In other words, more skill required here (and there are higher difficulties) which Yahtzee failed t.o mention

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** His Video on ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOrigins'', he criticized stuff like quantifying gameplay elements, enemy levels, and requirements to do side quests etc. It seems his main problem here is that the game is an Assassin's Creed RPG made by Ubisoft. Recall that many of those "complaints" he has listed are core features of games like Borderlands, Witcher and Horizon Zero Dawn which he hasn't mentioned or complained for those games. He's complaining that the RPG elements exist. \n\n Yahtzee also misrepresents the game is the game's combat. Recall in prior titles such as 3-Rogue players could chain counter kills together with little effort. Here, players actually have to worry about positioning, number, and types of enemies and what kind of equipment they have etc. In other words, more skill required here (and there are higher difficulties) which Yahtzee failed t.o mentionto mention.
26th Dec '17 5:26:39 PM coolwali
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**His Video on ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOrigins'', he criticized stuff like quantifying gameplay elements, enemy levels, and requirements to do side quests etc. It seems his main problem here is that the game is an Assassin's Creed RPG made by Ubisoft. Recall that many of those "complaints" he has listed are core features of games like Borderlands, Witcher and Horizon Zero Dawn which he hasn't mentioned or complained for those games. He's complaining that the RPG elements exist.

Yahtzee also misrepresents the game is the combat. Recall in prior titles such as 3-Rogue players could chain counter kills together with little effort. Here, players actually have to worry about positioning, number, and types of enemies and what kind of equipment they have etc. In other words, more skill required here (and there are higher difficulties) which Yahtzee failed t.o mention
25th Dec '17 10:37:19 AM HighCrate
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** By extension of George Lucas, Star Wars never receives any kind words from Yahtzee (He even claimed ''Empire'', ''A New Hope'' [[SelfservingMemory (at first)]] and the original ''KOTOR'' are the only good things from it in his ''Force Unleashed 2'' review, labeling the acclaimed ''Super Star Wars'' games as crap while proclaiming his hate for the series and its fans) to the point of going into BiasSteamroller. His Extra Punctuation article "Why Exactly Do We Care About Star Wars" is rather blatant in this regard.

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** By extension of George Lucas, Star Wars never receives any kind words from Yahtzee (He even claimed ''Empire'', ''A New Hope'' [[SelfservingMemory (at first)]] and the original ''KOTOR'' are the only good things from it in his ''Force Unleashed 2'' review, labeling the acclaimed ''Super Star Wars'' games as crap while proclaiming his hate for the series and its fans) to the point of going into BiasSteamroller.fans). His Extra Punctuation article "Why Exactly Do We Care About Star Wars" is rather blatant in this regard.



* BiasSteamroller: A frequent criticism of him when it comes to Nintendo (and by extent, practically anything he reviews), though he denies it. It's mostly because the fact that he has a very specific idea of what games should and should not be, and it's his job to say what he thinks about games. He also has gone on record saying that it's totally OK to enjoy games he dislikes either because of gameplay or genre (he's still going to call you a pussy about it, cause he's [[JerkAss that kind of guy]] )
** To be fair to him about his opinion with Nintendo, the steamroller crushes equally. He's not very fond of the [=PlayStation=] 4 or Xbox One and if the actual game he is reviewing is one he likes, he usually can't resist taking a few jabs at either system, he clarified that even if some games on the new systems are good, they still are not yet worth buying due to the price tags and lack of backwards compatibility.
** All-but confirmed in the case of Japanese media. He's very vocal about his hatred for [[EasternRPG JRPGs]], and the few games he actually enjoys that fit that title are usually defended as being cases of YouAreACreditToYourRace, such as in his ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' review. [[SchmuckBait And try to find any positive reference to anime or its fans in any of his videos.]]
** Despite this, outside of Zero Punctuation he's a bit more lukewarm towards Japanese media, and in episodes of [[LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut The Ego Review]] he's cited certain anime as inspiration.
** Actually acknowledged in his [[VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn Horizon: Zero Dawn]] review. He knew that he'd be harder on it/sound more bored about it than he should; but that's because after going through [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of The Wild]], he's kinda burned out on the genre for the moment.
12th Dec '17 7:05:36 PM rjd1922
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** Overlaping with ManipulativeEditing is most of his criticism of Videogame/DeusExHumanRevolution. He states that the social divide caused by cybernetic augmentation rings hollow, (he calls critics of augmentations "the sore losers club"), implying that the only reason people won't accept augmentation is that it is "unnatural" and "unfair", putting himself in real life as an example of human augmentation because he wears glasses. The problem is that he's deliberately ignoring a massive detail that render his entire argument moot: in-game users of cybernetic augs, are required to take a specific extremely expensive drug ''for the rest of their life'', which is monopolized by a single MegaCorp, who are basically, holding every enhanced human hostage lest they suffer a lifetime of terrible pain and horrible symptoms, including an early grave. What drives it into ManipulativeEditing territory is that it is not just a [[HandWave throaway line]] in the background. There are several sidequest helping to smuggle such drugs to poor people in need, and rescuing prostitutes that are forced to get augmented in order to keep them prisioner through said drugs (mirroring real life forced addiction in sex workers). Even that aside, a massive portion of the plot revolves around this, and [[spoiler: the fact that, for some reason Jensen doesn't need such drugs to make his augs work]]. With him being the key to true free augmentations for everyone, it drives a central conflict with the antagonist MegaCorp who want to mantain such monopoly. The fact that this detail goes completely unmentioned in the whole review (and it's sequel) despite being so prominent in the story, means he must have deliberately ignored it to make his arguments work.

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** Overlaping with ManipulativeEditing is most of his criticism of Videogame/DeusExHumanRevolution.''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution''. He states that the social divide caused by cybernetic augmentation rings hollow, (he calls critics of augmentations "the sore losers club"), implying that the only reason people won't accept augmentation is that it is "unnatural" and "unfair", putting himself in real life as an example of human augmentation because he wears glasses. The problem is that he's deliberately ignoring a massive detail that render his entire argument moot: in-game users of cybernetic augs, are required to take a specific extremely expensive drug ''for the rest of their life'', which is monopolized by a single MegaCorp, who are basically, holding every enhanced human hostage lest they suffer a lifetime of terrible pain and horrible symptoms, including an early grave. What drives it into ManipulativeEditing territory is that it is not just a [[HandWave throaway line]] in the background. There are several sidequest helping to smuggle such drugs to poor people in need, and rescuing prostitutes that are forced to get augmented in order to keep them prisioner through said drugs (mirroring real life forced addiction in sex workers). Even that aside, a massive portion of the plot revolves around this, and [[spoiler: the fact that, for some reason Jensen doesn't need such drugs to make his augs work]]. With him being the key to true free augmentations for everyone, it drives a central conflict with the antagonist MegaCorp who want to mantain such monopoly. The fact that this detail goes completely unmentioned in the whole review (and it's sequel) despite being so prominent in the story, means he must have deliberately ignored it to make his arguments work.



** In his VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker review, he makes a claim that all of the level styles are just aesthetic changes. Failing to realize that all four of the engines are different. For example, you can't wall jump or ground pound in any engine besides the NSMB one.

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** In his VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' review, he makes a claim that all of the level styles are just aesthetic changes. Failing to realize that all four of the engines are different. For example, you can't wall jump or ground pound in any engine besides the NSMB one.
7th Dec '17 2:43:09 PM Akriloth2160
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** In his ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefrontII'' review, he makes a joke about X-Wings and Y-Wings. Except instead of a Y-Wing, he has an image of an Imperial Shuttle

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** In his ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefrontII'' review, he makes a joke about X-Wings and Y-Wings. Except instead of a Y-Wing, he has an image of an Imperial ShuttleShuttle.
** His ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' review has him chew out Kiryu for helping out someone being shaken down for cash by street thugs rather than doing the shaking down himself. This ignores the fact that Kiryu was confronting the thugs for muscling in on his family's territory, and didn't really care about the person being mugged.
6th Dec '17 9:14:19 AM erttheking
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** In his ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefrontII'' review, he makes a joke about X-Wings and Y-Wings. Except instead of a Y-Wing, he has an image of an Imperial Shuttle
5th Dec '17 10:53:29 AM Deathhacker
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** Used in one review where he, upon realizing he'd been exclusively insulting Trump and the Right (mid-rant no less) he switches gears to start insulting the Left.
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