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Quad9Damage - 2010-06-09

Well, damn. Yahtzee complained about a game that I like, and I disagree with him. Five stars for still being funny, but I'd like to address some of these points

"The controls are bad! I run into walls!"

I don't know what he's talking about. The foot controls are basically the same as GTA. I've never stumbled around and hit walls. The only problem I've had with the controls are the occasional clusterfuck when I'm trying to switch weapons in the middle of a fight.

"Traveling is boring!"

He didn't even mention the campfire/stage coach teleport option, or the ability to skip over long rides during missions. You usually only have to travel the slow way to an area once and even then, you can still buy a map and discover all the locations without having to visit them.

"The game is glitchy!"

I've read a lot of complaints about this, but I'm almost done with Mexico and I've only had one problem with the game glitching up. I was walking to the sheriff's office in Armadillo to do night watching and got transported to some kind of limbo void where I couldn't do anything but aim my gun.

Keefu - 2010-06-09

punch black faces

Adham Nu'man - 2010-06-09

Actually, I think Yathzee is right, to an extent, on most of his points.

I still think this is one of the best games I've ever played.

Hooker - 2010-06-10

I like RDR well enough. That said:

The controls do suck. As a human being, I don't have to turn wide whenever I want to go sideways, but John Marston does. Whenever a door has steps leading up to it that you can't climb up from the side and the crappy controls put you beside the stairs, you can't actually go up the stairs unless you walk away from them a distance and have another go at it from ten yards out.

Travelling IS boring, and I take stagecoaches as much as possible. You nevertheless have to ride beside someone/ride a stagecoach with someone else in it/ride in a stagecoach someone else is driving while those almost always obnoxious and irritating characters blather on about shit I don't care about. And this happens on like 75% of the mission so far. And this is after an already protracted cut-scene setting it up.

The game is glitchy, but that's why I like it. While playing poker recently, I saw a mexican girl boredly walking around with her right arm stuck in a watermellon.

Keefu - 2010-06-10

punch black faces

chumbucket - 2010-06-09

I think he just sold me a game

Gayperson - 2010-06-09

really, after alan wake and now this, i think i'm just gonna buy anything he reviews negatively.

augias - 2010-06-09

You finna start spending a lot more on games then. 5 for this

Gayperson - 2010-06-09

dude doesn't even play the games, anymore.

James Woods - 2010-06-11

I'm convinced he hates video games. Explain the part where the Euphoria engine blows again? Oh right, you didn't explain yourself in the first place. He's as tired of gaming as I am of his schtick.

Caminante Nocturno - 2010-06-09

Blue Poo Atonement.

Sphinx - 2010-06-09

Purple Monkey Dishwasher.

Which I hope is the name of the Saints Row knock-off of this game.

Camonk - 2010-06-09

You idiots are still 5'ing this shit, huh?

phalsebob - 2010-06-09

POETV should be burnt to the ground!

Oh, and 5.

Anaxagoras - 2010-06-09

Cool kid located. I repeat: the cool kid has been located.

Adramelech - 2010-06-09

I haven't seen one of these in awhile.

Two stars because I'm actually amused they are still keeping up the pretext of these things being actual game reviews instead of pretentious, meme-filled nonsense written by a guy who has never played the game in question.

I'm sure they generate loads of cash for the viral advertising though.

StanleyPain - 2010-06-09

Someone didn't like a game I like = he obviously didn't play it.

His gripes about traveling do have some weight, though. Not only the traveling pretty mind-numbing once the nice scenery has worn off, but the "fast travel" requires you to move away from a town or settlement, figure out exactly where it's ok to "camp", then go into the menu, sub-menu, camp, wait for camp to load up, select destination, more load times. That is just retarded in an age where even massive RPGs like Oblivion have a simple click-on-a-location-to-go-there scheme. Using cabs was annoying in GTA4 but somewhat livable....the camp thing in RDR is just a dumb idea.

a flaming monkey - 2010-06-10

You can just catch a stagecoach to travel anywhere from all but the smallest settlements. It doesn't even cost anything once your honour or fame is high enough.
Even when I do travel by horse I don't find it particularly mind-numbing since I'm constantly running into bandits, being attacked by wolves, cougars and bears, and killing my horse by accidentally riding off a cliff. Annoying perhaps, but not boring.

Syd Midnight - 2010-06-09

You don't go to Yahtzee for a game review you go to watch him rag on a game amusingly, which he didn't do this time.

zerobackup - 2010-06-10

I thought his points here were dead wrong, but then again I spent my first 2 hours of free time in the game after the initial missions gleefully hunting birds and skinning deer so what do I know eh?

a flaming monkey - 2010-06-10

He is right about the game being a time sink. There's no point in accumulating money unless you want the trophy for having 000. Still fun though.

oddeye - 2010-06-10

I need the money to buy ammo to fuel my crime sprees. Robbing the bank in Armadillo only goes so far.

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