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Category:Video Games, Cartoons & Animation
Tags:Nintendo, Wii, zero punctuation, Yahtzee, Smash Bros
Submitted:RockBolt
Date:04/23/08
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Comment count is 46
yourmother - 2008-04-23
I think that last song pretty well sums up where Yahtzee's schtick is descending to...elitist crap. It's too bad because I used to really like them, but the last few have just kind of pissed me off.
Hodge - 2008-04-23
Yahtzee was always an opinionated elitist. The problem is that the last few aren't as funny and spot-on as the older ones.

Billy the Poet - 2008-04-23
Elitist? Define how not liking a video game in which Pikachu shoots lightning bolts at Yoshi is elitist. Is it elitist to prefer reading the newspaper to watching Barney and Friends?

sosage - 2008-04-23
Don't be "that guy".

yourmother - 2008-04-23
It's not even this one that bothers me the most, so whatever on the "lol kiddy games" comment, the worst one was the no more heroes one where he was like "you remember the gimped rail shooter known as killer7 well they took that, removed the shitty gameplay, toned down the pretention, and added fun stuff like open world gameplay and now it's shitty because it's more accessible.

Hooker - 2008-04-23
I didn't think this one was particularly good, but Yahtzee shitting on a game people here like always results in five star comments.

1394 - 2008-04-24
Wait you actually take his reviews seriously?

baleen - 2008-04-24

The comments on this clip are so much more entertaining than this guy's videos.

SharoKham - 2008-04-23
Oh yeah, "that guy." At least the SS games have enough ways to fuck around and still have fun if you find yourself on the verge of being "that guy." Guilty Gear doesn't exactly let you wander away and look for items.
Mad Struggle - 2008-04-24
Unless you're playing Faust or Millia, but then you still have to worry about your opponent's rushdown.

Guilty Gear gets so little love here in the states, I guess it's too complex for most gamers.

Caminante Nocturno - 2008-04-23
I have never played a Smash Bros. game.
Severian - 2008-04-23
I have watched it being played enough to know it is not my kind of game.

dancingshadow - 2008-04-23
Smash is one of the least button mashy of fighting games IMO. Maybe it's because he didn't want to review the game in the first place, but -1 for lack of effort.
Jeff Fries - 2008-04-24
It uses the same button combos for the same moves for all characters, and you can hardly see what is going on; I MAHS it on my FAES

glasseye - 2008-04-23
Another home run.
C. Eloi Marx - 2008-04-23
Yahtzee you beautiful bastard, you've done it again.
Goofy Gorilla - 2008-04-23
I really like Brawl and still found this review completely accurate.
SharoKham - 2008-04-23
I agree with you and corpro.

coprolalia - 2008-04-23
Recently recovering the old 'Cube, I can safely say all his gripes could just as easily be applied to Melee and that they're pretty much all valid (The button-mashing thing is just debatable).

Given that Yahtzee doesn't care much for multiplayer, doesn't enjoy fighting games and is fed up with Nintendo flogging its venerated old franchises to death, who could be surprised he's not into Smash Bros.?

And my new roommate is into Japanese games enough to have translated Seiken Densetsu 3 for the ROM patch and still didn't know where the fuck Marth came from.
Monchiles Monchiles - 2008-04-23
I agree on all points. I loathed the single player campaign, wished that sonic and snake were unlocked right out of the box, and know all about "that guy".
The McK - 2008-04-23
Seriously, Y, Green Day?
NineEleven - 2008-04-23
Yeah, who the fuck IS Marth? Speak English for fucks sake, you're in a port.
Udderdude - 2008-04-23
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marth_(Fire_Emblem)

I agree about the button mashing, clusterfuck of randomness thing. People who try to play SSB as a serious competitive game make me giggle like a school girl.

Poor Excuse - 2008-04-23
Brawl is a bit of a niche game, but the niche is rather large and nerdy, so it's really easy to find reasons not to like it. I think it's super sweet.

-1 for having an opinion different than mine! We can still be friends though.
Camonk - 2008-04-23
Jesus did he even mention the game? I seem to recall a lot about how gamers don't have friends, and something about "that guy", but I don't think he actually talked about the game for more than twenty seconds. I don't give a shit about Smash Whatever Mariofest, but Jesus it's a game review.
Stog - 2008-04-23
I WANNA BE THE GUY TOO!

takewithfood - 2008-04-23
You would have a point, Camonk, if it really was a game review. Tragically, Yahtzee is really more of a professional ranter. (Is "ranter" a word? I'm lazy and I'm not seeing a little red squiggly line under it so I'm going to assume it is.)

I agree that he didn't say much about the actual game, but the few points that he did mention sound pretty valid (button mashing, locked content that was heavily advertised, etc). Really, it is pretty pointless to review a game like SSBB since it hyped so much that anyone who will ever be inclined to buy it probably already has.

My guess is that the approximately infinity people who wrote into Yahtzee telling him to review SSBB only wanted to hear a reviewer tell them that the game is as awesome as they think it is and that they made a wise purchase, thus justifying their unhealthy, hype-induced obsession.

Aubrey McFate - 2008-04-23
Yes, Yahtzee is fucking elitist. That's a good thing.

For one, a critic should always be somewhat elitist, as their job is separating the crap from the good stuff. I don't want to read a critic that doesn't discriminate, for shit's sake.

Which brings me to the second point: most game reviewers today are this undiscriminating type of idiot. They gloss over gigantic design fuck-ups and derivative content and throw 9.15s or some other meaningless rating at nearly everything, saving the bad reviews for obvious trash. (You mean Summer Movie Adaptation isn't all that hot? Damn, dodged a bullet there! Thanks EGM!)

Game reviewers either fit into the dumbass fratboy aesthetic or the nerdy fanboy equivalent of the same. Once in a while you get someone like Jeremy Parrish, who actually writes readable stuff, but he's delegated to reviewing Mega Man Triathlon.

On a closing note, I'd like to say that it's hilarious how Yahtzee gets called elitist and then criticized for using pop music for an obvious joke. If you're going to be a nerdy bitchy fuck, be like me and make your excessive whining consistent.
Aubrey McFate - 2008-04-23
I also realize that posting paragraphs defending a game review is going to get me torn apart, but fuck you I need this.

The McK - 2008-04-23
I was really just decrying it for being not up to his usual musical standards. There's got to be a better "Up yours, you're all wrong" song out there.

Pangalin - 2008-04-24
hahahaha parish ahahahaha readable hee hee ho ho pay me 00 and I'll write something entertaining for a change oh damn you all you really did it

GuyCorngood - 2008-04-23
Agreed 100 percent about the unlocking. I just wanted to rent it a few days and play multiplayer you asses.
Pie Boy - 2008-04-23
This was pretty much exactly what I expected. And that's fine.

booze booze booze
nibbles nibbles nibbles
gimp gimp gimp
A Jumping Spider! - 2008-04-23
He only got one thing wrong, really: More people really would play Mario Kart 4240952045824 before playing Mother 3.

:(


CornOnTheCabre - 2008-04-24
True, but apparently game developers listen to Yahtzee (at least Valve does), and so his blatant wrongness might actually delude someone into THINKING Mother 3 would sell over here.

RomancingTrain - 2008-04-23
Who care about videogame reviews? People are going to buy the games they want and just feel happy about the reviews they agree with. Fuck, people were genuinely angry with Gamespot for giving Twilight Princess a bad(less than 9.0) review BEFORE IT CAME OUT!
Terminal Button - 2008-04-24
I agree with him on the game's flaws, and I relate (sort of) to the concept of "that guy," but I guess I just didn't find this one that funny.

Still, Zero Punctuation is pretty much the most compelling thing on poetv, despite having not played almost every game he's reviewed (or just about every game out there period), I actually get a little giddy when I see there's a new one up.

Oh, and I will probably never use the word "elitist" again for the rest of my life, as it cannot be uttered without making me think of you know what.
garcet71283 - 2008-04-24
Brawl is a good game. But not the messiah of gaming many people make it out to be. It relys on nostalgia as a selling point, which is fine. All in all, very, very, very little has changed in this iteration from the gamecube and even, dare I say, N64 version.
Mike Tyson?! - 2008-04-24
Yahtzee is no screaming frog, that's for sure.
Westward - 2008-04-24
+ some stars for good points, - some stars because his act is getting old.
Xenocide - 2008-04-24
There's so much crazy content in this game you could mine jokes from, but instead we got the same predictable bitching about Nintendo that populated his last few Wii reviews. -2 for lack of effort.
CornOnTheCabre - 2008-04-24
MARTH
j lzrd / swift idiot - 2008-04-25
GAMETRADERS ROBINA

JESUS LOVES GAMETRADERS AND SO SHOULD YOU

DOOK DOOK DOOK

Also, I have hated SSB since the N64, and the game has changed less in the time from then to now than Megaman 2 did to Megaman 3. Fuck Smash Bros. with a broomhandle wrapped in rusty barbwire, and fuck Yahtzee with beautiful barely legal pornstarlets of whichever gender he chooses.
Vicious - 2008-05-04
How can you be a male porn starLET?

zatojones - 2008-04-27
If you write more than one line in response to a video game review you're "that guy"
Pillager - 2008-04-29
All hail Yahtzee!!!

\mmm/


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