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Edengoth
12-02-2009, 02:50 PM
Best day ever. Got a boyfriend, aced a test, felt sagely by helping a friend defend himself in an argument with a religious fanatic.
To top it all off? The moment I had been waiting for ever since I first got HYPED about Assassin's Creed 2. The Zero Punctuation review!!!

http://www.escapistmagazine.co...48-Assassins-Creed-2 (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1148-Assassins-Creed-2)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I was almost masochistically hoping Yahtzee would find a way to tear it to shreds, but somehow he made a "this is a good game" review very entertaining.

Jedted
12-02-2009, 04:16 PM
Why do people find Ezio's story hard to follow? It's basically "dude kills his father, Ezio tries to get revenge and gets swept up in this conspiracy to take over Italy", you'd have to be dense not to understand what's going on.

Anyway, Yahtzee's review was funny as always. I remember that he actually liked AC1 and praised it for being different so not surprised that enjoyed this one. I do agree with him about the lack luster final boss battle. It's not even challenging, you just grab and punch him till he falls on the floor then pick him up and punch him again. It was like the Al Mualim battle after you learned about the hidden blade counter which prevents him from going invisible.

SWJS
12-02-2009, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by Edengoth:
Best day ever. Got a boyfriend, aced a test, felt sagely by helping a friend defend himself in an argument with a religious fanatic.
To top it all off? The moment I had been waiting for ever since I first got HYPED about Assassin's Creed 2. The Zero Punctuation review!!!

http://www.escapistmagazine.co...48-Assassins-Creed-2 (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1148-Assassins-Creed-2)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I was almost masochistically hoping Yahtzee would find a way to tear it to shreds, but somehow he made a "this is a good game" review very entertaining. FINALLY! I was beginning to think he wasn't even going to review AC2! lol

Edengoth
12-02-2009, 05:29 PM
Well, it took a while because of Australian release delays, and of course the wealth of other popular titles that just came out. I was actually betting on it being this week as of last week. MW2, then AC2. Nailed it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

edwardkidd33
12-02-2009, 05:47 PM
ahhahahahahhathe "oh **** this" move!!!

Edengoth
12-02-2009, 05:56 PM
I've never used that move. How do you do it? Just attack a downed guy with sword?

Redfeather1975
12-02-2009, 07:53 PM
Yahtzee's voice sounded like he got a bad cold in that review.

Edengoth
12-02-2009, 08:20 PM
I was thinking just that. When the review started I'm like "...is that really Yahtzee?"

Come to think of it, he must really be sick if he forgot to rant about the quicktime events from the cutscenes.

john63
12-02-2009, 09:22 PM
@edengoth, the "oh screw this" move is what happens when you grab while a weapon is equipped. Ezio gets behind the opponent, holds the weapon to their necks, then you have the option to slit his throat or throw him. (And maybe other things? I haven't tried the other buttons)

The animation is the same for any weapon... I'm still wondering how to slit someone's throat with a mace... oh, maybe he uses the hidden blade...IDK

An_Idea
12-02-2009, 10:17 PM
hahaha @ eden thanks, ive never heard of this guy before, its freaking hilarious XD

Redfeather1975
12-02-2009, 10:28 PM
Here is my favourite Zero Puncuation review.
http://www.escapistmagazine.co...ondemned-2-Bloodshot (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/34-Condemned-2-Bloodshot)
I really like that game, but I love his review of it.

SWJS
12-02-2009, 11:11 PM
I love his GTA IV and Saints Row 2 reviews.

Yahtzee's always been hilarious, but his older reviews are a lot better than his newer ones.

The classics win.

Edengoth
12-03-2009, 04:10 PM
The minstrels really DO hunt in packs. Seriously, I was prepping my stealth blade during the last San Gimignano tailing mission, at the first part in the public square. They swarmed! "So-omewhere on a roo-ooftop, there's a-*shink! gurgles on blood*". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Rodriquezz
12-03-2009, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Redfeather1975:
Yahtzee's voice sounded like he got a bad cold in that review.

Yep was the first thing i thought.


I just love his reviews, he doesn't mince his words and grabs the obvious flaws of the game and describes them in a funny way. I often think: "That's exactly how i thought!"

He's a perfectionist who hates bad games and has the mindset of a real gamer who grew up with games, that makes his reviews so good!

Go Ubisoft watch it and learn from it lol