Recent content by VMerken

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    Zero Punctuation: Dead Rising 2

    Spot on review. I am a HUGE fan of the original game, and Dead Rising 2, even though it is somewhat scaled down in difficulty and I'd rather prefer playing tough games, still is a great title and an enormous amount of fun. Heck, even the game itself realizes this and goes over the top with the...
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    Zero Punctuation: Metroid Other M

    For me, this game was an instant no after learning that it was outsourced to the makers of Boing. And definitely now that Yahtzee revealed that there's a gosh-darnit family theme in the game. Also, it appears that outsourced IPs in the industry rarely incorporate the spirit of the original and...
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    Zero Punctuation: Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Mario games aren't exactly mental floss for the thinkbox, which is why currently I tend to steer away from the franchise after having taken in the concept on the NES (and then went on to play the vastly superior Giana Sisters on the c64 tee hee) and focus on games that lay a little more virtual...
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    Zero Punctuation: E3 2010

    @solidstatemind: >> [blink] Uh, you don't get it, do you? This isn't Ms. Mayes 'leeching' off of Yahtzee; >> this was a promotion most likely devised by the Escapist staff to generate attention >> (and hopefully pageviews) for another feature on their website by leveraging a connection >>...
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    Zero Punctuation: E3 2010

    Thanks, Yahtzee, for your opinion on regular controllers (I count mice and keyboards as regular controllers as well) being more than enough and actually perfect for serious gaming. However, since regular controllers are available for all current consoles and the motion sensing controls are also...
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    Zero Punctuation: Alpha Protocol

    I bought and completed Alpha Protocol on day one because there's something about Chris Avellone that's hard to resist, such as being one of the guys behind Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Icewind Dale. Yeah, I'm a bit of a fan there. Compared to those...
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    Zero Punctuation: Red Dead Redemption

    @floppylobster: > Some videogames have a storyline making you feel like your accomplishments are getting you > somewhere. Such as Shadow of the Colossus. These are Games (tm) And I'm pretty sure you sunk quite some time into Shadow of the Colossus in order to get that feeling of...
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    Zero Punctuation: Red Dead Redemption

    I liked the review, especially the Green Spleen bit, but er... All Games(tm) are Time Sinks(R). Discuss.
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    Zero Punctuation: Alan Wake

    I liked the review, but was expecting hint of Silent Hill 1 which was released 10 years ago and stars a writer running around in a spooky town, searching for a loved one after he seemingly lost her in a car crash. But I guess the game literally begs to explore the Stephen King parallells, which...
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    Zero Punctuation: Monster Hunter Tri

    Well, I'm in the camp of those who played the first Monster Hunter on PS2 and never looked back. As far as relaxing hunter/gathering games go, there's nothing like it. Still, I totally understand that most people lack the patience to play a game such as this. After all, it forces you to earn...
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    Zero Punctuation: Red Steel 2

    The best was saved for last. It has been a long time since I was last caught off-guard and LOLed spontaneously, a great "out of thin air" moment which is definitely appreciated. And that's why I tune in every week.
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    Zero Punctuation: Final Fantasy XIII

    I approve this review. Thank you for saying this out loud. I bought FFXIII on launch day, played it for about 8 hours, then put it aside because quite frankly, all of my JRPG senses exploded and need a couple of weeks/months of repairs before they can function again. What is the point of...
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    Review: Final Fantasy XIII

    Well, played it last weekend for about 8 hours trying to like the game, then stopped out of sheer boredom (what a godawful lame storyline, what papier-mache characters, what a simple battle system). Now, I don't mind linearity. All games are linear - they start and they end. However, I...
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    Zero Punctuation: Mass Effect 2

    About the "Romancing Tali" issue aka "should or shouldn't you romance her?" ... Of course you should! And don't forget to romance everything else there is to romance! In case you paid good money for this game, why wouldn't you want to try and discover everything it has to offer? Explore all...
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    Zero Punctuation: Mass Effect 2

    My personal opinion coincides quite well with Yahtzee's on this one. Generic reviewers have gone ape bonkers over this game, yet it is quite clear - as Yahtzee pointed out - that boring Mako sections got replaced with even more boring "peel the orange" resource mining. And number two in...