Posted on September 7, 2007,

A Very Different Bioshock Review

zeropunctuationI love sarcasm. It is such a guilty pleasure. Which is why I tend to enjoy most British humor (or is that humour?), even if my American friends don’t get it most of the time. The closest thing we’ve got to dry sarcastic British wit here in the states is comedian Lewis Black.
God bless his angry little heart.

With that said, it is seldom that we get treated to game reviews that border on mere lunacy. The Escapist’s Zero Punctuation provides a much needed breath of fresh air to that medium – a comedy roast of games, if you will, where the game (or gamers) get the sharp pointed end of the stick. This week, ZP’s Yahtzee throws a knuckle ball of a video/audio review for the highly acclaimed video game, Bioshock. You know, the game every popular internet site seems to be giving flawless 10/10 scores on? Even the crickets living under my house have heard of Bioshock. Those noisy bastages…

Anyway, if you aren’t afraid of a lunatic brit’ serving a wee bit o’ sarcasm, sprinkling a little naughty language, flaming the main course to a zesty char, clubbing baby seals along the way, and the best… torturing us with Ringo Starr’s singing – all crammed into our ear at 200 wpm – then you must check out Zero Punctuation’s Review of Bioshock. If at the end of watching this you aren’t laughing, GET yourself some punctuation.

Via The Escapist

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11 Comments on A Very Different Bioshock Review

Andrei

On September 7, 2007 at 5:44 pm

??? ??? ???? ??????? ??? ??????? ??????????????? ? ??? ????? ?? ?????… ??? ????????? ????????????????? ???????? ????? ????? ?????????????????? ? ????????? ????? .

Joelteon7

On September 7, 2007 at 5:54 pm

What I love about this and should be noted, is that he did like the game. Early on, he makes reference to the fact that people enjoy it more when he slates things, then agrees with it. He’s done a few in the past,

-Heavenly Sword(s) and Resident Evil 5 trailer
-Console Wars
-Psychonauts
-The Darkness (viewable on YouTube)
-Fable (viewable on YouTube)

All equally very hilarious. Also, yes, definitely humoUr.

xx-Thor-xx

On September 7, 2007 at 6:02 pm

that was great.

used cisco

On September 7, 2007 at 6:18 pm

That was great, I love this guys work. Very HumOrous.

Norbit

On September 7, 2007 at 6:45 pm

“presumably to dumb it down for the console tarts” lol :lol:

That was hilarious. He reminds me very much of Charlie Brookers BBC TV review
show Screenwipe that you can see on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSa3W06gQZk

somewhat

On September 7, 2007 at 8:06 pm

The disclaimers at the end are pure gold.

Mr. Sadistic

On September 7, 2007 at 9:25 pm

I’m just wondering why people actually think British “humor” is actually funny.

somewhat

On September 7, 2007 at 11:16 pm

Humour all depends on your point of view. It’s usually different from one culture to another, but there are also common threads. I for one think that calling yourself Mr. Sadistic is rather funny, but not everyone would share that opinion. It all depends on your perspective.

weclock

On September 8, 2007 at 3:32 am

wait, he said tarts? I thought he said ‘tards.

Chris

On September 8, 2007 at 6:32 am

Look at all these folks enjoying this video when I was just trying to sidetrack us writers while we worked. Hah!

Rollett

On September 8, 2007 at 2:59 pm

Some times i get it.. somes times i dont :(