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Zero Punctuation: Monopoly by jazaaboo Zero Punctuation: Monopoly by jazaaboo
Yahtzee can be funny and does make some good points*, but dude's got some weird opinions on multiplayer. Some games are just meant to be played with other people, guy! That doesn't make them any less valid!

Also he acts like games devoid of story have no "staying power," which makes a lot of sense since everyone knows the plot found in Tetris is one of the greatest epics ever written.


(* I do find it kind of hilarious when he states the obvious as if it's some intelligent revelation, though. "Hey guys! I just realized why people like zombie stories! Zombies are a common enemy everyone can rally against and there's no guilt in killing them!" Uh... no crap?)
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tsugomu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
one thing you gotta understand about yahtzee is that he even takes games he loves and takes the littlest annoyances and bloats them to comedic effect. its very effective since when he does praise a game with no complaints, you go check outside to see if the sky hasn't fallen. like with portal. i paused the video. left my cave i haven't been out of in eons. looked outside. said "the light! it burns!". came back in and went "nope, sky hasn't fallen. back to yahtzee!" i think he even made it a point to point it out in one of his views.
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL'D at what was written
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hallo-123 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
looks a bit like "extra credits" :)
love it <3
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6Tiragon9 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Fun fact: Extra Credits was lightly modeled after Zero Punctuation according to the artist.
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Heinrich-Konig Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Yeah, his views on Multiplayer are pretty much the only thing I disagree with. I can kind of see where he's coming from since if a game focusses on multiplayer as the hook, there doesn't seem to be much point in making a half-arsed single-player campaign to go alongside it. But then again in some instances both the single and multiplayer can sit alongside eachother quite happily such as in Demons'/Dark Souls and Borderlands 2...

Another reason he gave at one point is the fact Multiplayer will always have elements that get in the way of a balanced verdict such as community, lag, exploits and server activity. On the other hand there seem to be plenty of things to discuss in multiplayer as well such as game modes, equipment balancing, gameplay info, how much the game encourages teamwork or not, etc.

Overall I think his point about a game being able to stand up on single player is more based around his view of tacking on single player to a multiplayer-focussed game (e.g. COD). If I can't have as much fun playing on my own as I can in multiplayer, why even have singleplayer?

As for the story point, I'm not sure if he explicitly said a game must have a good story all the time, but as with single & multiplayer, if a game does have a story, you'd better make sure it's good unless your gameplay is absolutley miraculous.
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Drakonadyhanie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think that the fact he hates multiplayer not only alludes to his status as a soulless misanthrope, but because if he was ever to play against someone, he would fail so epically, that his children would be born with a k/d of 0
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Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
He'd be right, though; Monopoly sucks.
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neongecko06 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Especially how a losing player falls out of the game and is forced to just watch the others finish it, taking out most of the fun. :(
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Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Yeah. At least in an FPS shooter, when you die, you respawn after a short wait.
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failbird105 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you mean shooters or spunkgargleweewee?
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Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Either/or really.
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BlackWidower Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Writer
He said full-price games must stand up on multi-player. He did enjoy Team Fortress 2.
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Graven-Imaging Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I can hear his voice!
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BlackMantha Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Well, Monopoly _is_ rather awful.
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Altermentality Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha, very clever. :D You got him down quite well, I'd say. I loved the "my mum and dad were both dogs" part.
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CousinTed Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I read this in his voice and everything...

...And imagined the little visualization that would go with it
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Novice-No-Voice Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
This is great! Did you write this? Because if you did, you nailed his language and pace perfectly.
Or maybe it's just the lack of punctuation that makes it seem that way...

And Yahtzee really is a jerk, he's just a funny jerk; The kind we all listen too and go "OH HO that's mean, but yeah, you're right, probably." I was busting up after he explained the bizzare setting of 'Burnout Paradise' XD
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Leondarkstar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yahtzee clearly hates video games. He'd be better off taking up gardening. At least when he's ranting at his flowers they'll get beneficial CO₂
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BlackWidower Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Writer
Actually from what I understand, he loves video games, that's why he hates on them so much, because he wants them to do better. Like a parent telling their kid they're a terrible artist so they'll draw a little straighter.
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tom13k Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I love Zero Punctauation :3
And most of his Single Player comments are aimed at FPS's and the such, which often forget the story etc. and focus on teabagging your last victim... I think he refrains from reviewing board games in real life because criticising a piece of carboard is about as productive as... well... criticising cardboard


Anyway, love the picture, made me giggle :P
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plaidfluff Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Hyakureiki Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
'Also he acts like games devoid of story have no "staying power," which makes a lot of sense since everyone knows the plot found in Tetris is one of the greatest epics ever written.'

Well, I see that SOMEONE didn't catch the subtle message of Tetris, that talks about the challenges of mankind, as it tries to fit into a society, built long before it arrived; from the same kind of men, yet different in shape and colour. Once all have found their place in the world, history erases them, only the one controlling the pieces being able to remember how that line of men became, at one moment, together.

tl;dr -- You didn't see the subtlety of TETRIS!
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Altermentality Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, and in case that came out sounding sarcastic, because it's hard to tell on the internet... I honestly enjoyed reading that vision of Tetris. I always enjoy looking for/making up deeper meanings in simple things. :D
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Hyakureiki Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Eh, don't worry. I can take sarcasm. I know I sometimes deserve it. :)
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Altermentality Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...You are brilliant.
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KKSlayer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'd like to see him criticize a deck of cards.
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plaidfluff Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suspect it'd be similar to his complaints about LittleBigPlanet and other UGC-heavy games.
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