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Desc:Yahtzee takes a long, bloody look at Clive Barker's Jericho (by Clive Barker)
Category:Video Games, Cartoons & Animation
Tags:zero punctuation, Yahtzee, jericho, clive barker, Hellraiser
Submitted:RockBolt
Date:11/17/07
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Aubrey McFate
CHAERG

Love the ending song choice.
Hellweek15
Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho by Clive Barker.
a flaming monkey
Has this guy ever read Clive Barker?
Annoying, unlikeable characters and leather are EXPECTED and essential to the main themes/action of the story.
I cannot forgive such ignorance.
IrishWhiskey
Yes, instead he should have realized that generic characters who spout repeditive mindless catchphrases was actually what the creators were going for. That's much better (?!?)

coprolalia
Are you seriously criticizing someone for NOT knowing something they could only know by reading Clive Barker?

Hellweek15
Unless there's a plotline involving killing cows, I fail to see how leather could ever be essential to any story.

Stog
I hate every fucking character in Jericho and I wished I could kill them horribly while I was playing the demo, but I couldn't.

Yahtzee has nailed this on the head. I was kind of surprised to hear My Chemical Romance, but then again, Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho!

StanleyPain
Like Barker really had ANYTHING to do with the game, anyway. He probably created the premise at it's most basic, and then the developers just ran with the underlying idea and did all the other stupid shit.

Best parts of Jericho, though, are where you literally can't proceed. You have no clue what to do. Minutes later, suddenly one of your teammates will chime in with "Oh, HEY....BY THE WAY I HAVE THIS SPECIAL ABILITY THAT MIGHT GET US PAST THIS." So you initially wait...

"OH, BUT YOU HAVE TO GET INSIDE -MY- BODY FIRST AND USE THE POWER BEFORE WE CAN PROCEED CUZ I HAVE TROUBLE PUNCHING THROUGH WALLS AND SHIT UNLESS I AM AIDED BY YOUR LOVING, GUIDING HAND."

Adramelech
I got the impression that Barker was responsible for pretty much the entire storyline, with development molding a plot progression leading the characters through it. I believe this is what he did with Undying too.

And don't lie, the best part of Jericho was clearly the fact that the last boss is a giant, floating infant.

a flaming monkey
Um...the only comeback I can think of right now is, 'eat me'.

I stand by my statement: Yahtzee should read/watch some Clive Barker stuff and then play the game again. It won't make it a better game, but it will increase a general cosmic understanding.

athodyd
"it won't make it a better game"

Do you understand what is being evaluated here?

a flaming monkey
I said 'cosmic understanding'. My OPINION is that it is not a good evaluation then, since he compares it to a whole bunch of other games, without reference to Clive Barker's works of which it mirrors soundly. I value the game as a novelty piece of art. It has more imagination than many games out there.

IrishWhiskey
Ah, I see the problem now. You are confusing Jericho with some completely different game. Maybe Okami or Biohsock or something.

Because Jericho is one of the most derivate, knockoff, dime-a-dozen clones out there, and is a game judged on its merits as a game (or lack thereof), not anything with even the slightest hint of imagination or 'art'.

Glad we sorted that confusion out.

a flaming monkey
Nothing is sorted!!!! Except for the fact that you cannot possibly accept that some people may value the game on different grounds than you.

I challenge you all to a duel (boxing at dawn) just like my other misunderstood hero Uwe Boll!!!!!!!! Prepare to be tree-trunked.

Get in line. It's much better than waiting in the mile-long-suck-Yahtzee's-sarcastic-dick-line anyway.

Caminante Nocturno
Your opinions make you a bad person and you should feel bad.

Adramelech
4:00 is an excellent synopsis, but yeah, the game pretty much captures Clive Barker's over the top characterizations and labyrinthine "unknowable evil" plotlines dead on. Whether you enjoy it or not, it seems silly to slight something for accurately reflecting the source material.

Jericho is, however, boring, poorly designed and easy.
IrishWhiskey
Its silly if you are complaining about accuracy. Its perfectly reasonable if you are complaining about characters you want to strangle over and over.

Again, who cares if it was 'accurate' to make the characters idiotic cliched fuckwits who kept spouting the same few lines over and over. It doesn't make them any less annoying.

jmags
For once I'm glad that I'm not Yahtzee, because I only had to play about 20 minutes of Jericho instead of slogging through the whole useless thing.
Reality_Unknown
Screw all you haters, Jericho was fun and i will defend it against all comers!

Plus it was only 40$ :) thats gotta count for something right?
Stog
YAY YOU PAID LESS THAN USUAL FOR SHIT

Camonk
AND I WILL
Aelric
hellraiser: hellseeker was alright. other than than, clive barker's wannabe lovecraft-without-the-sea shit never impressed me.
kingarthur
And Clive had nothing to do with that particular Hellraiser film.

Clive wrote The Hellbound Heart, Clive wrote and directed the first Hellraiser film.

Beyond this, his talents and claim to fame are pretty much just ways to fuel that rumored coke habit of his.

kingarthur
Also, spunk flavored lollipops.

Grace Mugabe
Five stars for fags trying to defend Clive Barker.
Cap'n Profan!ty
CHAERG indeed
GlennFinito
Yahtzee at his best.
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