History YMMV / ZeroPunctuation

19th Mar '17 11:24:43 AM M3
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** Actually acknowledged in his Horizon:ZeroDawn 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 BreathOfTheWild, he's kinda burned out on the genre for the moment.
15th Feb '17 9:31:39 AM Jacob175
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* AcceptableTargets:

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* AcceptableTargets:AcceptableTargets: Almost everything in his eyes. These are just the most frequent ones.



** ''Anything'' Japanese, especially anime and [[EasternRPG JRPGs]]. People who enjoy them to any degree are also unfailingly stereotyped as fat, virginal nerds who [[ADateWithRosiePalms pleasure themselves]] to the female characters. His new Hatfall game even contains an easter egg that, while host to some original jokes unrelated to Japan, is still set up as a massive TakeThat against [[VisualNovel visual novels]] and those who play them.
** 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, labelling 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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** ''Anything'' Japanese, especially anime and [[EasternRPG JRPGs]]. People who enjoy them to any degree are also unfailingly stereotyped as fat, virginal nerds who [[ADateWithRosiePalms pleasure themselves]] to the female characters. His new Hatfall game even contains an easter Easter egg that, while host to some original jokes unrelated to Japan, is still set up as a massive TakeThat against [[VisualNovel visual novels]] and those who play them.
** 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, labelling 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.



* {{Anvilicious}}: Yahtzee refers to the [[DarkWorld nightmare world]] of {{INSIDE}} as [[MargaretThatcher Thatcher's Britain]]

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Yahtzee refers to the [[DarkWorld nightmare world]] of {{INSIDE}} as [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcher's Britain]]



* HypeBacklash: Subverting this trope is basically Yahtzee's self-professed goal with his yearly E3 reviews. This is subjective because he's a) a thorough misanthrope, and b) has a specific and deceptively simple set of standards for what he considers a good game (variation by genre; [=JRPGs=] don't count because he despises them on principle), and which few games have ever legitimately achieved. He repeatedly warns against E3 game trailers that rely on pre-rendered cinematics with no significant length of actual game-play footage, sighting this as a red flag that there's something wrong with the game-play that the developers "don't want us to see". He pointed this out for the recent ''Metal Gear Solid'' release when the developer rep actually ''fast-forwarded'' through game-play footage of the fast travel system because it was boring. He also despised the hype over the next-gen consoles because they were, in his opinion, overhyped, overpriced social networking platforms that alienate the player and undermine gaming history with console exclusives and the omission of backwards-compatibility (at least until Microsoft started offering it in 2015).

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* HypeBacklash: HypeBacklash:
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Subverting this trope is basically Yahtzee's self-professed goal with his yearly E3 reviews. This is subjective because he's a) a thorough misanthrope, and b) has a specific and deceptively simple set of standards for what he considers a good game (variation by genre; [=JRPGs=] don't count because he despises them on principle), and which few games have ever legitimately achieved. He repeatedly warns against E3 game trailers that rely on pre-rendered cinematics with no significant length of actual game-play footage, sighting this as a red flag that there's something wrong with the game-play that the developers "don't want us to see". He pointed this out for the recent ''Metal Gear Solid'' release when the developer rep actually ''fast-forwarded'' through game-play footage of the fast travel system because it was boring. He also despised the hype over the next-gen consoles because they were, in his opinion, overhyped, overpriced social networking platforms that alienate the player and undermine gaming history with console exclusives and the omission of backwards-compatibility (at least until Microsoft started offering it in 2015).2015).
** Not that Yahtzee himself isn't subject to this trope, thanks in part to how well known he is and the reactions of his MisaimedFandom.



** Yahtzee apparently has a long-standing fear of theme park mascots, which he's previously let known in [[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/features/travel his old blog]], that he conquered playing ''EpicMickey''. This was not helped during a trip to Disneyland, especially with the parade.

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** Yahtzee apparently has a long-standing fear of theme park mascots, which he's previously let known in [[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/features/travel his old blog]], that he conquered playing ''EpicMickey''.''VideoGame/EpicMickey''. This was not helped during a trip to Disneyland, especially with the parade.



--> ''SpecOpsTheLine'' is one of those pleasant surprises that comes along every now and again, a video game story that really got to me, giving me genuine feelings of weariness, guilt, and actual physical sickness. [[SarcasmMode Fun, fun, fun!]]

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--> ''SpecOpsTheLine'' ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' is one of those pleasant surprises that comes along every now and again, a video game story that really got to me, giving me genuine feelings of weariness, guilt, and actual physical sickness. [[SarcasmMode Fun, fun, fun!]]



** . He also gave high praise to {{VideoGame/Undertale}} for averting this, being dramatic and genuinely funny in equal measure without either coming across as feeling forced, and using ThePowerOfFriendship in a way that actually worked.

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** . ** He also gave high praise to {{VideoGame/Undertale}} for averting this, being dramatic and genuinely funny in equal measure without either coming across as feeling forced, and using ThePowerOfFriendship in a way that actually worked.
10th Feb '17 2:40:22 AM Akriloth2160
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** His attempt at picking apart the Scarecrow's plot in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' feels like it left out some details. He questions why the Scarecrow gave Gotham advance notice of the gas attack, prompting almost everyone to leave the town, supposedly rendering the gas attack useless. What Yahtzee leaves out is the fact that the evacuation of the town was so that Scarecrow could have less resistance when taking over Ace Chemicals to manufacture and release the gas, which he was planning to use across the entire coastline, not just Gotham.
8th Feb '17 1:59:07 PM REV6Pilot
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--> ''SpecOpsTheLine'' is one of those pleasant surprises that comes along every now and again, a video game story that really got to me, giving me genuine feelings of weariness, guilt, and actual physical sickness.

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--> ''SpecOpsTheLine'' is one of those pleasant surprises that comes along every now and again, a video game story that really got to me, giving me genuine feelings of weariness, guilt, and actual physical sickness. [[SarcasmMode Fun, fun, fun!]]
1st Feb '17 11:54:22 AM number9robotic
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** In the same review Yahtzee refers to mindless drones controlled by the player as "Brexit Voters"

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** In the same review Yahtzee refers to mindless drones controlled by the player as "Brexit Voters"Voters."
** He's also had a history of making pretty blatant jabs towards America and their politics, including the 2016 election and their candidates.
26th Jan '17 7:03:18 PM erttheking
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** In his review of ''VideoGame/Killzone3'' he remarks that the British are depicted are Nazi and criticizes America for it, saying that they were depicting themselves as the heroes. The developers of Killzone 3 are based out of the Netherlands.
24th Jan '17 8:15:42 AM janosrock
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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.
25th Nov '16 10:50:12 PM dvorak
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** A gag (a neon sign on a border guard shack reading "no trannies") from the ''Papers, Please'' review got him in trouble. The USSR really *was* transphobic, a byproduct of trying to have a secular morality by copying Russian Orthodox dogma.
9th Nov '16 9:20:23 PM Twister1432
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** At the end of his ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' review, he goes off about how ceasing expectations culminates in "President [[Creator/DonaldTrump Trump]] ". Come November 8th, he is the official 45th President of the United States.

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** At the end of his ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' review, he goes off about how ceasing expectations culminates in "President [[Creator/DonaldTrump Trump]] ".Trump]]". Come November 8th, he is the official 45th President of the United States.
9th Nov '16 9:19:27 PM Twister1432
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** At the end of his ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' review, he goes off about how ceasing expectations culminates in "President [[Creator/DonaldTrump Trump]] ". Come November 8th, he is the official 45th President of the United States.
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