Zero Punctuation: MadWorld

karmapolizei

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yourbeliefs said:
Knowing the old style, I doubt he would have used "Mad World" for the theme. The only time the opening theme was the same as the game title was "No More Heroes" and Yahtzee stopped it in mid-song and said, "No No, that's a little too obvious."
You're right, it would probably have been too obvious. Nevermind though, I think footage of the game with 'Mad World' would be even nicer. ;)
 

Sylocat

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My Dad now has a Wii. He's the kind of person who wouldn't touch a serious games console unless it held the key to immortality, so this goes to show what a pile of crap the Wii must be.
Five minutes with the motion control bollocks and I'm ready to throw it out the window.
Death to nintendo.
Oh, good "review" Yahtzee. Let's see more anti-nintendo rants! Just pick any random Wii game and use it as an excuse to piss all over the big N.
He doesn't even need a Wii game, last week he did it with a DS game.
 

RockTalk21

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I love Yahtzee's metaphors ... "The game repeats itself more than an amnesiac in an ear hospital" ha ha. Great stuff. That's why Yahtzee is so well received. Weather he actually knows anything about games is irrelevant. He's a great writer and there is always room in people's lives for great writing.
 

Evan Waters

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So... first off. The Wii really sucks really hard. After all the praise I got from my friend and from the industry about it's motion sensor technology: It just doesn't work. Precisely as Yahtzee said. Not only it captions your movement very poorly, it does so about a second after you prompt your command, so basically it's just like you're the one doing the movements, if you needed precognition to know what is about to happen because you're 1 sec out of sync with everything.
Maybe this is a regional thing, or a setup problem. I've not had this happen.

People say the Wii appeal to non-gamers to introduce them to gaming. I say this is bullocks, bullshit, and whatever more you want to call it. The vast majority of Wii owners only have one game: Wii Sports, the one that came with it.
Marketing data indicates that the Wii has an attach rate of 6.94 games per console sold. I think the XBox360 still leads this particular race, but when you consider the volume of hardware sales for the Wii it still translates to good numbers.

Bottom down, as much as the Wii is helping the gaming industry, it is harming much more the gaming COMMUNITY, giving argument to the mentality that games are only for children (and retarded children at that).
Right, that's why nobody over the age of 30... oh, right.

Face it, the most successful console right now is not aimed at the "hardcore" audience, and THANK GOD. When everyone is chasing after the same audience, you get stagnation. When there are multiple targets on the board, things are mixed up. Nintendo makes mad bank going after the casual market, providing quirky gameplay experiences in unusual contexts, while Sony and Microsoft can still release the latest sci-fi war epic and make a handsome profit from that.
 

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This game is on the Wii mainly because its made by the same team as Okami - they don't seem to like other platforms that much :p

I really enjoyed the game, but maybe thats because I have been starved of violent games on the Wii - which are now growing in number - New Silent Hill, The Conduit, HotD:Overkill, Resident Evil Wii-makes.

The lock-on system really is terrible, but once you get past that, I think the game is really good fun to play, if getting repetitive after time. The controls are used rather well in my opinion, but hey, thats my preference.

But anyhow you look at it, it's a great stress reliever.
 

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Okay, I know the Wii isn't perfect, and I know there is a ton of shovelware crap on it nowadays...I am a Wii owner and I hate going into a store and going bad...bad...bad...bad...bad...Could be good...Bad...Good...Bad...You get the picture

But I have a few questions...
1. Why is a game getting ripped on because of other games on the system? Each game is its own. It doesn't matter if the other games are bad. What matters is this game.
2. Do people want hardcore games on the Wii or not? When shovelware comes out, I see on the boards statements like this. "Har Har, the Wii has no good games. It abandoned the hardcore audience. It sucks! Har Har." Then a good game comes out and I see this. "Why are they releasing this on the Wii! This is clearly for a hardcore audence."

I know this is getting long, but Basically my point is to look at a game based on the game. And then finally decide if you will actually let the Wii have hardcore titles, or you just want to assume that all it gets is shovelware.

Thank you for your time...
 

Stabby Joe

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I own this and HOTD:OK with my previous Wii games sold. Those to are the most violent things on it (screw Manhunt 2, a game surpassed in violence by 10 games off the top of my head!). Another I own is Deadly Creatures which is good enough but the main draw being a different concept. The best Nintendo games for my personally at least are on the DS.

HOWEVER I think more violent games should come out on the Wii, its almost like SEGA who were once their rivals is trying to change the Wii's image... doing a good job thus far but will need more 10 fold.
 

Arcyde

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I too wish this was on another console. It would look and play so much better.

This episode was well worth the wait.
 

Zydrate

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I was requested to do a comic on this game but I don't know nearly enough to do so. And I don't steal jokes so I can't exactly base a comic off this review :/
 

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Evan Waters said:
Face it, the most successful console right now is not aimed at the "hardcore" audience, and THANK GOD. When everyone is chasing after the same audience, you get stagnation. When there are multiple targets on the board, things are mixed up. Nintendo makes mad bank going after the casual market, providing quirky gameplay experiences in unusual contexts, while Sony and Microsoft can still release the latest sci-fi war epic and make a handsome profit from that.
The question then will be, in which sense the gaming industry is getting a benefit from the sucess of the wii? What kind of new ideas, new concepts and so on are the wii games establishing right now? What does something like Wii sports brings to the medium? Seems that the short answer to this is: a wii sports sequel. Because you might to blame developers for not "trying hard" to make different games and what not for the wii, but you can't blame them when they're making money with so little effort put. In the same way something like the Madden games sell well even if they are more of the same.

Good for the wii users who are not soccer moms to have something like Madworld to finally have some diverse titles, a shame you'll have to wait weeks or months to have another game on that vein.
 

Aethin

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Noticing how all the bad posts got cut and the users banned, I'd guess I'd have to give a shiny two cents - not that I wouldn't anyways, you know... *cough

Anyways, I'd have to agree that using the Wii can get pretty straining, bad responses, and it's really a matter of opinion on how you swing it as well as having large electronics near it makes it go haywire.

I'd also have to agree that Madworld was special in the sense that there are rarely any violent games out for the Wii. The Wii has a fairly soft opinion from people, not being helped by the commercials with the two little Asian girls playing with it all the time. Trying something new, failed yet again. Yahtzee's dub "Spectacle Fighter" really sums the game up pretty well, where the whole point is to kill your enemies in as creative a way as possible, not really an image that Wii has been trying to push for the past few years.

-Alan
 

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Huh. I think this might be the first review I don't like.

Sure, the game review part was funny as always, but the Wii bashing seemed a bit excessive. I can understand not wanting this game to be on the Wii because the controls are less-than-ideal (read: handle like shit), which I can easily see by trying to imagine playing DMC on it. However, the whole (for lack of a better word) moralistic objection to this game being on the Wii made absolutely no sense. Because the console is marketed more towards casual gamers, I can see that as a consequence more casual games for the thing will be made, but insisting they be the only games made for the system seems pretty damned absurd.
 

Lukirre

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I enjoyed the comment at the end involving feeding children dogfood.
I also have to agree with the whole rant at the beginning about how releasing "Mature" games on the Wii is a big deal.

Not as funny as some of the ones previous, but still enjoyable.
 

ElTigreNegro

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NeutralDrow said:
Huh. I think this might be the first review I don't like.

Sure, the game review part was funny as always, but the Wii bashing seemed a bit excessive. I can understand not wanting this game to be on the Wii because the controls are less-than-ideal (read: handle like shit), which I can easily see by trying to imagine playing DMC on it. However, the whole (for lack of a better word) moralistic objection to this game being on the Wii made absolutely no sense. Because the console is marketed more towards casual gamers, I can see that as a consequence more casual games for the thing will be made, but insisting they be the only games made for the system seems pretty damned absurd.
They're pretty much the only type of games being made for the Wii. So, that comment is really not that far from reality.
 

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Oh come on, Yahtzee, this is getting stupid! I don't have an opinion on the game as I haven't played it, and a mostly negative opinion on the Wii (a few excellent games but not enough of them) but if you're going to review a Wii game you review the game, not the console it's on. Saying a game is stupid because the console is stupid makes no sense (AvP on the Jaguar says hello).

Less hating on the console, more hating on the game itself. Come on Yahtzee, I know you're better than this.

Also,

ElTigreNegro said:
They're pretty much the only type of games being made for the Wii. So, that comment is really not that far from reality.
That in itself is also moralistic snark.
 

duchaked

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that review was great x) I kinda want to give the game a try
but probably only for about 3 hours or so
 

ninjaman 420

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he said at the written word part during the credits this game isnt related to the song mad world of gears of war trailer fame but the band tears for fears didnt do the trailer, that was the gary jules cover he did for donnie darko. just saying, i really like that song. yay i pointed out a yahtzee mistake, that wont happen often im sure...
 

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"Calloo callay, oh frabjous day!" I'm going to say that until my friends do me bodily harm from now on.
Also, the balloon analogy was one of the greatest things I've ever heard.
I'll still probably check this out, though, because I own a Wii. If a game has enough ideas for 3 hours, that's a hell of a lot better than any 3rd party title has had on this platform for quite some time (other than HOTD, I guess... haven't played that one, either). Last good 3rd party title was the RE4 port... of a last generation game.