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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hip to another reviewer's style.

As I've said before, I work with a collection of gamers. Some are Madden nuts, some are WOW nuts. Some are just discovering God of War for the first time. But for the most part, we're generally pretty easy to please. Nothing gets our panties in a bunch, unless it's something really god awful. Even when that happens, it's a pretty simple explanation for us: it just sucks. However, sometimes, if something really needs to be elaborated on as to how bad it is, I can generally be wordy enough to express my feeling on the matter, if not really all that witty. I've been trying to increase in the "wit" category to various degrees of success.

Then I was shown how to do it right.

I present to you Yahtzee, video game reviewer for Escapist Magazine. His review program, Zero Punctuation, pulls no punches. When Yahtzee hates something, he'll let you know in as many expletives as possible. And he's brutal. Oh so brutal. Linked below is his E3 recap. It's an ingenious mix of wit, sarcasm, and curse words that just make me feel small and insignificant. Truly beautiful work. Yes, I know I'm giving him a tongue bath, but he made me laugh and he also likes Silent Hill 2 a lot, so at least we would have something to talk about if we ever bumped into each other.

After watching his butchering of E3,  you should skim his entire library. I suggest his reviews of the aforementioned SH2, as well as his throttling of Too Human.

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