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prwxv3
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(05-02-2012, 12:01 AM)
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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...-Nintendo-Fans

So after the Kid Icarus: Uprising review I probably set a new record for how many comments I could read before I had to stop. Hey, fanboys, let me put something in perspective for you. When you're trying to get me to give Kid Icarus a second chance, you are basically asking me to undergo genuine physical pain just so you can feel justified in your opinions. Just think on that for a second. You want me to suffer back pain and increase the risk of spinal injury in old age, a scenario ending with my tearful relatives being forced to put a bullet into the moaning pile of twisted bones on the hospital bed, because you want to hear nice things about the little angel twat. By then you'll all have forgotten about Kid Icarus: Uprising anyway. You'll be rolling around the nursing home arguing that the new Zelda is totally different to the others because Link gets to ride a motor scooter now.

It's all down to that wretched little stand, which means I have to sit at my desk hunched over that little screen. Yeah, maybe this is the sign that KI:U is aimed at younger, more flexibly-spined people than I, although it's worth noting that I'm considerably younger than I'd have to be to have been a fan of the original NES Kid Icarus that Uprising can't stop banging on about.

Not sure why there is so much hate directed toward him for almost every single one of his reviews. There have reviews were he destroys a game that I happen to love and it really does not bother me.
AdmiralSnackbar
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(05-02-2012, 12:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by prwxv3


Not sure why there is so much hate directed toward him for almsot every single one of his reviews. There have reviews were he destroys a game that I happen to love and it really does not bother me.

But are those games you happen to love Nintendo games ?
jooey
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(05-02-2012, 12:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by prwxv3

Not sure why there is so much hate directed toward him for almsot every single one of his reviews. There have reviews were he destroys a game that I happen to love and it really does not bother me.

Well, every day, a child uses the internet for the first time.

The bigger question is why him or any other vilified reviewer would actually write dozen-paragraph-long responses to people who will never stop giving them shit anyway. It's not that it's a losing battle, it's that there's no real battle in the first place.
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TrueBlue
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(05-02-2012, 12:03 AM)
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I'm surprised he actually takes those comments seriously since we're apparently aren't meant to take his reviews that seriously.

EDIT: Or should I say, I'm surprised he's reacting to them at all.
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zroid
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(05-02-2012, 12:03 AM)
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lol, oh Ben
BorkBork
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(05-02-2012, 12:03 AM)
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Why share an opinion that you hate and do not care for?
nckillthegrimace
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(05-02-2012, 12:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by TrueBlue

I'm surprised he actually takes those comments seriously since we're apparently aren't meant to take his reviews that seriously.

But he's above reproach because he's a critic.
kewlmyc
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(05-02-2012, 12:04 AM)
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Yahtzee is known for not liking most Nintendo games. I'm not sure why they're surprised at this point. Especially after the clusterfuck that happened after the SSBB review and following Mailbag Showdown episode.
Aaron Strife
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(05-02-2012, 12:06 AM)
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Yahtzee only annoys me when he gets on his pedestal to bitch about Nintendo and their fans. Whether you like the games or not, whatever. (And yeah, fanboys are just the worst lot of people, so I'll give him that. But it's universal)

There's also his devoted following who at one time heralds him for telling it like it is, but as soon as someone calls him on his bullshit he's not meant to be taken seriously.
MoogPaul
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(05-02-2012, 12:07 AM)
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Yahtzee? I thought that joke was over?
Metalmurphy
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(05-02-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by BorkBork

Why share an opinion that you hate and do not care for?

Because he's paid to do it.



Originally Posted by kewlmyc

Yahtzee is known for not liking most Nintendo games. I'm not sure why they're surprised at this point. Especially after the clusterfuck that happened after the SSBB review and following Mailbag Showdown episode.

Yahtzee is known for not liking anything with a few rare exceptions.
Hot Coldman
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(05-02-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by nckillthegrimace

But he's above reproach because he's a critic.

He's not and I highly doubt he'd call himself one either.
Somnid
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(05-02-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Whether he genuinely believes what he says or it's part of his character persona, he's not something you take seriously. It's for entertainment, they aren't real reviews, at least I hope people don't confuse them with that.
LeleSocho
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(05-02-2012, 12:08 AM)
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He have a point, when i played KI with the stand i always had back pain that's the reason of why i haven't even touched one single time the multiplayer

It's a fucking shame because it's a marvelous game and or you play it with back pain issues or you play at 50% of your capabilities without the stand....


Btw i'm 19 and my back is perfect.
MYE
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(05-02-2012, 12:09 AM)
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He is a joke character folks. Laugh at his stuff and move on.
Herbspiceguy
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(05-02-2012, 12:10 AM)
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People still like to listen to Yahtzee reviews? I thought his shtick got old really fast.
nckillthegrimace
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(05-02-2012, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

He's not and I highly doubt he'd call himself one either.

I've have seen him called the only good video game reviewer here and in other places.
Exterminieren
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(05-02-2012, 12:11 AM)
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Why is this a thread?

Fanboys sounding off over Yahtzee not liking a game isn't anything new.
Truth101
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(05-02-2012, 12:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by LeleSocho

He have a point, when i played KI with the stand i always had back pain that's the reason of why i haven't even touched one single time the multiplayer

It's a fucking shame because it's a marvelous game and or you play it with back pain issues or you play at 50% of your capabilities without the stand....


Btw i'm 19 and my back is perfect.

It's obviously not perfect if you are getting back pains from playing with the stand.
epmode
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(05-02-2012, 12:11 AM)
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I never get tired of reading the YAHZEE, WHO'S THAT posts whenever he goes after a sacred cow.
Reversed
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(05-02-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Wow, he's trying so hard it's funny to see.
nincompoop
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(05-02-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Yahtzee's act got old in 2007. I'm shocked that he's even still around.
Hot Coldman
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(05-02-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by nckillthegrimace

I've have seen him called the only good video game reviewer here and in other places.

Everyone who said that is an idiot.
daCuk
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(05-02-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Who is he and why is he supposedly so important?
Alex
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(05-02-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Haha, I like the game, but I agree so much on any and all control complaints, it's painful for me, too. I can't believe Nintendo of all companies shipped a game that controls like this. It's actually painful, and I am usually fine with eccentric control methods, I mean hell I'm a Monster Hunter fan.

arguing that the new Zelda is totally different to the others because Link gets to ride a motor scooter now.

:lol

Well, I still think he's funny, people are just REALLY insecure about their tastes and cant handle any ribbing, dude blasts on shit I like fairly often but theres always some truth to the comments, which makes it funny.

He does drift in and out at times, though, I think his best review was the original Fable one from way back. He wasn't pressing the genuine hate angle so hard on it and I think it came across better.
Relaxed Muscle
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(05-02-2012, 12:12 AM)
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I'll say the same I always say on a Yahtzee thread: He should go back to make more old school adventure games.
Gospel
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(05-02-2012, 12:12 AM)
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Yes, most fans of something usually get in a tizzy when what they're a fan of comes under scrutiny.
It's not a new phenomenon.

See: Uncharted 3 Review thread, Skyward Sword, etc.
weird
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(05-02-2012, 12:12 AM)
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- Set up provocative show
- Look at comments
- Wonder
lobdale
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(05-02-2012, 12:13 AM)
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Oh no, someone on the Internet has an opinion nobody cares about.
Don'tBeWeird
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(05-02-2012, 12:14 AM)
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Nintendo fanboys are a crazy bunch.

See the Sony All Stars thread for more evidence.

The thing about Yahtzee is, that even though his reviews are comedic, he does raise some very valid criticisms.
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EuroMIX
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(05-02-2012, 12:15 AM)
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I haven't watched Zero Punctuation in years, largely because it got old after a while. I recall his Bioshock review and how funny it was back then.
zroid
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(05-02-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Don'tBeWeird

Fanboys are a crazy bunch.
See any thread with fanboys for more evidence.

Fixed!
nckillthegrimace
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(05-02-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

Everyone who said that is an idiot.

You should say that in the Zero Punctuation thread. I'm sure you'll make some new friends.
rpmurphy
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(05-02-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

Yahtzee is known for not liking anything with a few rare exceptions.

Does he actually not like a lot of video games, or is it just an act?

Anyway, his videos got super stale for me a long time ago, when it just seemed like it was basically the same videos with different video games. Good and varied cinematography makes the difference I think.
Fjordson
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(05-02-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Damn, am I the only one who still finds his reviews to be pretty entertaining?
Tuck
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(05-02-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Meh. I liked Kid Icarus. I thought it was great. Not my problem he doesn't like - nor want to like - it.
Sir_Crocodile
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(05-02-2012, 12:16 AM)
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8.8
Beth Cyra
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(05-02-2012, 12:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Don'tBeWeird

Nintendo fanboys are a crazy bunch.

See the Sony All Stars thread for more evidence.

Sony fanboys are a crazy bunch.

See the Eurogamer Uncharted 3 review for more evidence.

This shit happens across all the platforms pretty equally, no need to act like one is worse then the other.
Boney
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(05-02-2012, 12:16 AM)
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using the stand was awful

just hold it with your hand ta-da!
Mauricio_Magus
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(05-02-2012, 12:17 AM)
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can't believe some people still watch it
Metalmurphy
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(05-02-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by rpmurphy

Does he actually not like a lot of video games, or is it just an act?

Anyway, his videos got super stale for me a long time ago, when it just seemed like it was basically the same videos with different video games. Good and varied cinematography makes the difference I think.

He dislikes pretty much any modern trend in video games. Linear game design, regenerating health, over simplification of stuff etc. So that's like 99% of games this generation.

Although to my surprised, he disliked Demon Souls too. His favourite games seem to be the original Silent Hill and Portal 1.
Instro
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(05-02-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Don'tBeWeird

Nintendo fanboys are a crazy bunch.

See the Sony All Stars thread for more evidence.

Well there are a lot of crazy fanboys in that thread, not just Nintendo ones.
Aaron Strife
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(05-02-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by weird

- Set up provocative show
- Look at comments
- Wonder

I have to wonder why he continues playing and reviewing Nintendo games when he clearly has no interest in them. My favorite was in his Mario Galaxy review when he took the game as evidence it was time to retire the Mario franchise (and also that it's too time-consuming to collect all the stars, while singing praises of countless RPGs).

He has good insight and I love when he talks about like, PC games and shit, because it's more up his alley. If it's something he doesn't like he's just a contrarian dick.

But basically he lost me by ripping on Sonic Unleashed for being hard.
Relaxed Muscle
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(05-02-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Boney

using the stand was awful

just hold it with your hand ta-da!

ta-da! hand pain!
Beth Cyra
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(05-02-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fjordson

Damn, am I the only one who still finds his reviews to be pretty entertaining?

I watch them. I think I enjoy about 1/3 currently.

His Nintendo reviews tend to be boring, not bad but he really doesn't try and just reuses the same jokes that has for while now so they tend to not be as good.
weird
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(05-02-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Don'tBeWeird

Nintendo fanboys are a crazy bunch.

See the Sony All Stars thread for more evidence.

Hey yo, what the fuck is up with your username! I don't like it!
why don't you like me....leave britney alone!!

I mean... We should ALWAYS put our comments next to each other!
EuroMIX
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(05-02-2012, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Herbspicesoy

People still like to listen to Yahtzee reviews? I thought his shtick got old really fast.

Lol, I find your post funny because that's pretty much exactly what went through my head until I decided upon what I actually posted.

His review style was pretty fresh back when he started.
Pistolero
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(05-02-2012, 12:19 AM)
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Fanboys of all types are invariably obtuse -obvious-, but those who swear allegiance to Nintendo are posssibly the worst of the bunch...To the inherent flaws is added a ridiculous feeling of superiority...
SmithnCo
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(05-02-2012, 12:19 AM)
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Why do people still bother to get mad over or watch Yahtzee.
toddhunter
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(05-02-2012, 12:19 AM)
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It is a comedy. Hating games is his *thing*

Having said that he is also spot on in this case. KI is a massively flawed experience. Some people may be able to look past them to enjoy it, but a lot more like me don't want to put up with those controls any longer

People do not need to take that personally.
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