You do realize you are essentially preaching to the choir on this one, correct? Yahtzee and most of the Escapist community are already well aware of the relationship between ZP and more.. professional reviewing.remnant_phoenix said:-Snip-
Oh so what, Yahtzee can complain about games all he wants acting like the most trival flaws are massive issues and his opinion is viewed as valid and reasonable, but the second someone complains about him it's "Oh look, an idiot fanboy" Hypocritial much?SecretNegative said:
I would argue that most people with decent critical faculties and a working knowledge of satire (i.e. those of us who aren't 12-year old reactionary fucktards) can extract the cogent information from a Zero Punctuation review and appreciate it for what it is: an amusing mix of on-the-ball criticisms and funny hyperbole.remnant_phoenix said:Can helpful and informative things be gleaned from ZP? Of course. That is, if you look past the exaggerated comic effect, ZP does provide some helpful information on games. Is it possible to tell by Yahtzee's opinion whether or not you'll like a game? Sure. That is, if you have a good understanding of how Yahtzee's taste compares to your own.
translates to "don't listen to my opinion because all outside opinions are invalid" which is what the OP seems to imply. You're quoting out of context."I don't believe in scores because I don't believe a complex opinion can be represented numerically. You like numbers? How about four? As in four-k you! Do you really need someone in authority giving you a simple yay or nay before you buy anything? Why don't you roll over so they can stamp on the other side of your face?"
... Critic...remnant_phoenix said:He is a "critic," and he goes out of his way to call himself a "critic," not a "reviewer," and there is a subtle, yet distinct, difference there. He doesn't see his job as reviewing a game and giving an overall opinion, good and bad. He sees his job as criticizing a game, pointing out its flaws and ragging on them, even if they are petty and nit-picky criticisms.