Zero Punctuation: Two Worlds II

C.S.Strowbridge

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Aeshi said:
Was kinda hoping it'd be Bulletstorm but oh well.

The Doodle-God style magic thing sounds interesting but doesn't Magicka (Magika?) do the exact same thing?

Calibanbutcher said:
WTF, Yatzhee reads Cracked.com articles?
My world is shaking.
Where does he mention/reference Cracked?
It the end credits.
 

Popido

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Bulletstorm is horrible!

Shooting zombies as space marine Jack Black in post-apocalyptic wasteland while flock of scores and achievements cover your screen is not that original nor oldschool!
 

Something Amyss

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I was hoping they'd call it Two Worlds: The 40th Day.

It worked for Army of Two Two.

Did they seriously not cover the "Two Worlds" bit? I've never played the full games. The first because the demo was bad and it was poorly reviewed. The second because I was pretty sure if it had any quality to it they probably wouldn't have attached the "Two Worlds" franchise to it.

Not that it's inherrently bad, but there's a purpose to sequels, and since it's only vaguely related to the first at best, the other option is they wanted to create association by franchise. And while you can get some good franchises that way (GTA, for example), when the first game is bad it makes the title a deterrent. you probably wouldn't name your innovative new retelling of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" "Springtime for Hitler 2."

Also, one of the things that amuses me most about the "sidetracked by sidequests" deal is how readily your character will go along with them in most games. It's one thing if they're tangentially related, but once you're doing a favour for the local peasant whose friend asked you to help so she would offer you the key you need to use to get into the dungeon where the mayor's son is locked up, so you can rescue the son and get the mayor to give you the golden flute of okanon, which will free the fairy spirit who will tell you how to find her long lost lover, the only person who has ever successfully cast the grand spell "Deus Ex Machina" so you can bypass the defenses of the enchanted castle, rescue the princess, so her father will offer to help you in battle against the great king of Slightlyevilopolis, it starts to get a little silly.
 

Yahtzee Croshaw

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voorhees123 said:
Why do people take his reviews seriously? I would never buy/not buy a game based on his reviews being that his job is to ***** about minor issues in games. I will buy Two Worlds 2 as i liked the first one, it had its issues but did some fun stuff and had great magic in it. Unlike Oblivion which i was dissapointed with when i played it.
Why do you hate the fact that people might agree with him? Move along mate.
For me, I am filled with GLEE for watching a funny review of a game I've never heard of and will never play, regardless of this vid. Thank you ZP.
When did i say i hate people that agree with him? I find the reviews funny and mostly agree with what he says, especially when he points out negative parts of a game. But i dont think people should base the choice whether to buy a game based on what he says mainly because he only concentrates on the negative - which is his job.
 

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o_O I was reading Cracked just before I watched this...I am significantly more freaked out now.
 

Yahtzee Croshaw

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Yahtzee Croshaw said:
Two Worlds II

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews the sequel to One Worlds One... err Two Worlds One... eh whatever.

Watch Video
I've broke my rule again good old Yaht and I'd like to say Thank YOU SIR!

I've had a fair amount of gamers attempt to jam this game down my throat, and I must admit the previews looked nice, the main person who was pimping the dog crap out of this game refused to play it himself.

So I watched your review with out playing the game ^^. Thank you for saving me rental money. It might have been good, seeing as how you played it on a lap top, but truthfully I really, really, really needed a good reason, or at least any reason to skip this game. God bless and keep you ^^.
 

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well Fable isn't cynical and gritty.... gotta give it that at least

anyways, i was looking forward to the bulletstorm review, not some game that was shit before and is just as shit now.
 

Kebabas McSauce

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I'm surprised he didn't mention the awful crafting system (especially where you break down equipment). One of the reason I quit playing the game after roughly 10 hours in is because my fingers hurt like FUCK from doing "right click for drop down menu , left click to select break down equipment , left click again to confirm selection" EVERY FUCKING TIME for every item. And you'd usually get about 100 useless pieces of weapons and armor after a few fights which you kinda need to break down to upgrade your armor/weapons. Boy is that fun without any shortcut to do it in one click.
He could've made a lot of fun of the so called "sneaking" mechanic in the game which was so pathetic it made me laugh. It only works on enemies which are facing away from you , so you'll occasionally see enemies staring into a wall with a sign "please stab me in the back" over them.

Also you get one shotted most of the time if you don't hold down block during the whole fight.

Still , the game is pretty fun If you can get over the awful inventory system...
 

Yahtzee Croshaw

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Madara XIII said:
Aeshi said:
Was kinda hoping it'd be Bulletstorm but oh well.

The Doodle-God style magic thing sounds interesting but doesn't Magicka (Magika?) do the exact same thing?

Calibanbutcher said:
WTF, Yatzhee reads Cracked.com articles?
My world is shaking.
Where does he mention/reference Cracked?
Bulletstorm?...Bulletstorm...hmmm OH!

You mean that FPS rip off of Wild 9 for the Playstation 1 with even more cheesier dialoug than the 90s?

Yeah....I played it and was PISSED!! At least Duke Nukem is original

Seriously this is where Bullet Storm got it's idea!!! Torture your enemies. Yeah um it's already been done 12 YEARS AGO!!!





I'm sorry but the rage I am feeling from BulletStorm is beyond belief.
Maybe not everyone played wild 9. It's the same odd ball reason all the net dorks had to whine about the Lion king being ripped off some obscure anime no ones ever heard of or cared about.
 

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Why all the surprise that he reads Cracked? I'm pretty sure it's not the first reference he's made, and certainly no less likely than, say, TVTropes. Humourists need reference material...
 

Yahtzee Croshaw

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I was hoping that he would review Bulletstorm,I really want to see what he thinks about the shout-out (the tits on fire gun).
 

Bors Mistral

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Nice, as always, but...

Yahtzee, if your laptop is made from a rotting horse head, maybe you should get one (laptop, not rotting horse head) that's actually capable of playing games... or just go desktop.
 

Canadamus Prime

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All that talk about dark fantasy made me think of Quest for Glory which I've recently dug up out of the ancient annals of gaming. Now there was a lighthearted fantasy adventure/RPG type game. Oh Sierra where art thou?
 

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Srdjan Tanaskovic said:
............................a laptop?

seriously?


you play a demanding game on a laptop?


...........*shock*


Also go play Trine. The wizard seems to be a happy dude in that game
My laptop can handle a lot of games on high settings.

Then again it is sporting an i7 and other powerful features (including a 100% vestigial dedicated sound card with 1gig dedicated to sound) but still, don't underestimate laptops.

I'm in college, so it's great to have something I can bring to class yet plug in at my dorm and use like a desktop with an external mouse and keyboard.

I love my 18 inch monster laptop.
 

RJ Dalton

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I wrote a story with a happy wizard in it. In fact, very few of the wizards in my stories are angsty. Usually, they're just dicks.