The absolute best Orange box review ever.

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by ryodoan, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. ryodoan

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    Ok, so this has been out there for a bit and has made the rounds of the internet a few times but I was going through some old bookmarks today and realized that some people on here might not have seen it.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/art...ctuation/2541-Zero-Punctuation-The-Orange-Box

    Its the Zero Punctuation Yahtzee review. If you have not seen any of Zero Punctuations video reviews he is a cynical Brit living in Australia who talks really fast and uses cheap animations to make his points. These things combine to make a pretty hilarious video review (watch his Halo 3 review, its even better)
     
  2. Intraman

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    "Ask about our dystopian future intern program" Someone needs to make that a decal heh.
     
  3. drp

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    lol that sawesome.
     
  4. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    i really like his HALO 3 *which i thought the game was garbage* and Bioshock *which i thought the game was garbage* So both reviews right on. =)
     
  5. ryodoan

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    I just really like how he does not bow to the mainstream hype in either direction.

    While he doesnt say he hates Halo 3, he does say he does not see what all the hype is about because its just your standard FPS, an average game. He also mentions both the positives and negatives about bioshock and settings with an average rating for it as well.

    The part I really liked was how Assassins creed was getting slammed left and right by all the other reviewers but he still gave it a fair review.
     
  6. DJive

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    the Assassins Creed review had me rolling. I love the part about the knuckle Sandwiches
     
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    bioshock is a beauty :(
     
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    I can see why it's gotten so popular, it's retarded. The simple notion that he can't find any flaws with Portal... :lol:
     
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    Kev, I think you are the only person I have met who did not like Portal...
     
  10. Kev_Boy

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    No... it's not like I don't like Portal, it was a fun game but I don't understand why it's being so evangelized.
     
  11. drp

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    its pretty revolutionary imo.
     
  12. Gonzales

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    Portal was brilliant. The puzzle mechanic was flawless, and the GLadDOS was absolutely hilarious.

    And yeah, Yahtzee's Zero Punction reviews are great, I'm pretty sure I've watched (and laughed at) every single one of them. Good stuff.
     
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    All who attack the world of the the Companion Cube (may thy name be ring eternal) Shall face the Wrath of the Companion Cube (may thy name be ring eternal).
     
  14. ryodoan

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    There are several reasons I think that Portal deserves its 10/10 rating:
    1. Great writing.
      • The game has hilarious monologue from the computer while also maintaining an unsettlingly atmosphere that kept me looking nervously around corners. The humor is both light and menacing at the same time.
    2. Hard but solvable obstacles that left me with a feeling of accomplishment.
    3. A new gameplay dynamic with the portals.
      • I really liked the idea of the portals. It was something that no other mainstream game has used and Valve implemented it perfectly.
    The only strike against it in my opinion was the fact that I beat it in just over 3 hours, but then after beating it it opens up the extra bonus levels and I really enjoyed the speed challenges.

    P.S. Dox, you killed your companion cube... :(
     
  15. TheBladeRoden

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    *gets out his stabby knife"
     
  16. Intraman

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    4. Mike Patton does the "voice" of the angry eye.
     
  17. MacNetron

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    You make it sound like that I should know who Mike Patton is...
     
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    If you have any sort of appreciation for music, particularly for rock, you should.
     
  19. TheBladeRoden

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    I know who Patton Oswald is
     
  20. [SKC]S3r3nad3

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    It's funny how close on he is.

    And the mass effect bit is hilarious!
     
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