Zero Punctuation: Paper Mario Color Splash

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Paper Mario Color Splash

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Paper Mario Color Splash.

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Feels weird having no intro and going right into the review.

Yeah that's it, I don't really have anything else to say.

I wanna play a Mario game now where you get to the end of the game and find Bowser crying in a corner because he's stuck in such a rut that the only thing he knows how to do is kidnap Princess Peach, even though he's long since lost all interest in her.

Thank Christ you got rid of that intro music. I hated it and sometimes missed the first few words of the review as I turned the mute button off.

Good move.

Colditz Castle... that brings back the good old Commandos 2 memories...

Aeshi:
Feels weird having no intro and going right into the review.

Yeah that's it, I don't really have anything else to say.

Ok, I'm not the only one ;)

Aside from that a nice review. But seems the usual Mario blablabla! Nice going Nintendo...

All the reviews for this game are hilarious, because they all say "This game is so great! It looks great and it's funny! Ohbutitsjustlikestickerstarandthosepartsarereallyreallyreallybadbutmaybetrytoignorethosepartsyeahweknowyoucantignorethemsojusttrytotolerateit.....did we mention the game looks good....?"

First: Where's the Intro?!

Second: Where's the old Shroom geezer?

Third: wheres my watch? Ohthereitis!

Bubbles did it better

Like Federation Force, this another game that everyone hated before it was released so I will not trust any negative reviews until I play it for myself (if my damn UPS service ever gets to me) and Yahtzee is no different.

In fact, anyone who agrees with him this time, you are wrong to do so because this isn't a review. This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures. Bitch about trivial matters like the Toads and how the game's not funny because it's self aware when you yourself haven't been funny in years.

No this more anti-Nintendo propaganda and I cannot trust Yahtzee's word anymore. All he wants to do is pander to pretentious hipsters and millennials.

Yeah another Nintendo game that looks like shit, big surprise.

LordTerminal:
Like Federation Force, this another game that everyone hated before it was released so I will not trust any negative reviews until I play it for myself (if my damn UPS service ever gets to me) and Yahtzee is no different.

In fact, anyone who agrees with him this time, you are wrong to do so because this isn't a review. This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures. Bitch about trivial matters like the Toads and how the game's not funny because it's self aware when you yourself haven't been funny in years.

No this more anti-Nintendo propaganda and I cannot trust Yahtzee's word anymore. All he wants to do is pander to pretentious hipsters and millennials.

Can't help but wonder why you watched him in the first place if this is the impression you get. Case in point: He never claimed these are a review to begin with, so I'd say you're wrong for telling everyone else who they should agree with or not

I liked the Federation Force review because Yahtzee went to points nobody had gone to yet and the constant speed showed his actual emotion with it, but in this one he basically says what everybody knows already, but I guess it is interesting Yahtzee remember Toadsworth, even though he was a Sunshine/Mario & Luigi character who only appeared in Thousand Year Door for some reason.

Also FINALLY the drought is over, Ilike Yahtzee, but think I wouldn't stand Yahtzee reviewing another pair of games whose names I remember hearing briefly 6 months ago, or if at all. With some PSVR games out and the shooter season starting, the reviews are going to spice up.

Johnny Novgorod:
Colditz Castle... that brings back the good old Commandos 2 memories...

When my family (myself included) made a caravan trip to Central Europe round '04 I made my father to drive there and visit the place, even though it wasn't in our schedule (we were driving from Berlin to Chemnitz) just because Commandos 2. The place impressed the whole family, however, and was truly worth the visit.

I think the only reason Sticker Star did as well as it did was brand recognition; the first three Paper Mario games were good, so Sticker Star should be as well. Because it was not as well-received, that is why there is so much bias towards Color Splash as opposed to those saying it is anti-Nintendo bias.

LordTerminal:
This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures.

That's what I always tell the people that pan Die Hard 5. Um, excuse me? Did it not make like 300 million? Sheesh!

I'm not quite sure where Yahtzee would get it from that Nintendo fans would argue with him about these points. Color Splash and Sticker Star have been highly controversial titles for a long while now. Its probably more rare to see a Nintendo fan argue in their favor.

Igor-Rowan:
Also FINALLY the drought is over, Ilike Yahtzee, but think I wouldn't stand Yahtzee reviewing another pair of games whose names I remember hearing briefly 6 months ago, or if at all. With some PSVR games out and the shooter season starting, the reviews are going to spice up.

Did he say anything about having plans to cover the PSVR? Actually, that would be an interesting thing to see, him trying to evaluate and compare the three VR platforms available right now. If Jim Sterling can afford to buy them all with Patreon money, surely Yahtzee with his lucrative new full-time contract ought to be able to justify it.

Kyle Winston:
I think the only reason Sticker Star did as well as it did was brand recognition; the first three Paper Mario games were good, so Sticker Star should be as well. Because it was not as well-received, that is why there is so much bias towards Color Splash as opposed to those saying it is anti-Nintendo bias.

He fails to mention that fighting battles increases your paint amount meaning they actually have a point now. That sounds like anti-Nintendo bias to me, withholding important information like that.

I have nothing to say other than I was really charmed at Yahtzee ingenuity to use the wiifit trainer picture upside down as a throne. Really efficient!

Steve the Pocket:
Did he say anything about having plans to cover the PSVR? Actually, that would be an interesting thing to see, him trying to evaluate and compare the three VR platforms available right now. If Jim Sterling can afford to buy them all with Patreon money, surely Yahtzee with his lucrative new full-time contract ought to be able to justify it.

He did a let's play of Keep Talking and Nobody explodes VR version some time ago, which means either him or Gabriel own an Oculus. And Yahtzee did say early on he was going to support it, yet said there shouldn't be VR exclusive games and condemned them for using motion controls, we all know where this is going.

BUT I heard the PSVR is compatible with Non-VR games and the XB1 and Wii U, with Arkman VR and that Rhythm game (whose name I can't remember) out Yahtzee has enough material to talk about it (or the PS VR alone) and give it a few thoughts like he did with the Kinect and the 3DS.

Johnny Novgorod:

LordTerminal:
This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures.

That's what I always tell the people that pan Die Hard 5. Um, excuse me? Did it not make like 300 million? Sheesh!

Yeah, and would you mind telling what you liked so much about Avatar, or what your favorite scene from Life of Pi was?

Reviews and sales figures don't mean a damn thing if you didn't enjoy the product, let alone remember it. Heck, people are going to the moon and back about how good of a series Stranger Things is, meanwhile I couldn't get past the third episode. Then, in contrast, other series like Taxi Brooklyn, Alphas, and Arrow and given constant crap, but I thoroughly enjoy them.

LordTerminal:

Kyle Winston:
I think the only reason Sticker Star did as well as it did was brand recognition; the first three Paper Mario games were good, so Sticker Star should be as well. Because it was not as well-received, that is why there is so much bias towards Color Splash as opposed to those saying it is anti-Nintendo bias.

He fails to mention that fighting battles increases your paint amount meaning they actually have a point now. That sounds like anti-Nintendo bias to me, withholding important information like that.

He did mention that battles increase your paint though. He used the word blood instead of paint, but it is there.

PointlessKnowledge:

LordTerminal:

Kyle Winston:
I think the only reason Sticker Star did as well as it did was brand recognition; the first three Paper Mario games were good, so Sticker Star should be as well. Because it was not as well-received, that is why there is so much bias towards Color Splash as opposed to those saying it is anti-Nintendo bias.

He fails to mention that fighting battles increases your paint amount meaning they actually have a point now. That sounds like anti-Nintendo bias to me, withholding important information like that.

He did mention that battles increase your paint though. He used the word blood instead of paint, but it is there.

No he said you get coins and paint after every battle but it's meaningless since you can get it from constantly hitting trees. He didn't say anything about the size of your paint supply increasing after a certain number of battles.

Funny thing is, much like Federation Force or Star Fox Zero, I don't think anyone was really defending this game before or after it came out. I had no interest in Sticker Star, so I have no interest in this one.

That said, 3 videos regarding Nintendo in the past 5 weeks? I think that Nintendo's spent a bit too much time recently on your spanking saddle, Yahtzee.

LordTerminal:
In fact, anyone who agrees with him this time, you are wrong to do so

lol. Yeah, we're WRONG to agree with him because you said so.

LordTerminal:

No he said you get coins and paint after every battle but it's meaningless since you can get it from constantly hitting trees. He didn't say anything about the size of your paint supply increasing after a certain number of battles.

No he literally said "The only benefit you can get is money and expanded blood capacity".

It's at 4:14

Transdude1996:

Johnny Novgorod:

LordTerminal:
This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures.

That's what I always tell the people that pan Die Hard 5. Um, excuse me? Did it not make like 300 million? Sheesh!

Yeah, and would you mind telling what you liked so much about Avatar, or what your favorite scene from Life of Pi was?

I was being sarcastic. Who the hell defends Die Hard 5?

LordTerminal:
*snip*

You amuse me. :D Please continue posting.

-

Anyway, I'm kinda scratching my head at this game. I mean, as someone who loves RPGs, I have to wonder WHY they made that mistake with the combat system TWICE.

If all your attacks are based on consumable "cards/stickers", then all that does is encourage hoarding, and doesn't give you that satisfying feeling of growing stronger or mastering a pre-defined kit of skills as every battle boils down to "what did I pick up that I can use here, that I don't want to save for the boss fight?"

Like, if the cards were a collection that you slowly expanded and could use once per battle, THEN we have a deckbuilding game and can slowly build up a strategy that we like. If we ditch the cards and use the standard paper mario system, then we have the feeling of growing our list of skills and attacks (which was always bolstered by the neat badge system, allowing us to customize).

Maybe I'm just picky, but I don't see how I can find an RPG with consumable attacks like that satisfying.

...Great, now I'm being tempted to try to make a game like that that DOES feel satisfying. XD

LordTerminal:
Like Federation Force, this another game that everyone hated before it was released so I will not trust any negative reviews until I play it for myself (if my damn UPS service ever gets to me) and Yahtzee is no different.

In fact, anyone who agrees with him this time, you are wrong to do so because this isn't a review. This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures. Bitch about trivial matters like the Toads and how the game's not funny because it's self aware when you yourself haven't been funny in years.

No this more anti-Nintendo propaganda and I cannot trust Yahtzee's word anymore. All he wants to do is pander to pretentious hipsters and millennials.

No it's not "childish bitching" quit making excuses for Nintendo, they are terrible at giving fans what they want. It has nothing to do with "hipsters" it has to do with Nintendo trying to shoehorn in unnecessary crap like touch screen controls to games where nobody was asking for them(having played Star Fox Zero, I can say the touch screen did not benefit that game in any way)

You need to stop blindly defending Nintendo, it's getting embarrassing.

All your stupid incessant whining about "millenials" just makes you sound like a Trump supporter.

LordTerminal:
Like Federation Force, this another game that everyone hated before it was released so I will not trust any negative reviews until I play it for myself (if my damn UPS service ever gets to me) and Yahtzee is no different.

In fact, anyone who agrees with him this time, you are wrong to do so because this isn't a review. This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures. Bitch about trivial matters like the Toads and how the game's not funny because it's self aware when you yourself haven't been funny in years.

No this more anti-Nintendo propaganda and I cannot trust Yahtzee's word anymore. All he wants to do is pander to pretentious hipsters and millennials.

No it's not "childish bitching" quit making excuses for Nintendo, they are terrible at giving fans what they want. It has nothing to do with "hipsters" it has to do with Nintendo trying to shoehorn in unnecessary crap like touch screen controls to games where nobody was asking for them(having played Star Fox Zero, I can say the touch screen did not benefit that game in any way)

You need to stop blindly defending Nintendo, it's getting embarrassing.

All your stupid incessant whining about "millenials" just makes you sound like a Trump supporter.

Johnny Novgorod:

Transdude1996:

Johnny Novgorod:

That's what I always tell the people that pan Die Hard 5. Um, excuse me? Did it not make like 300 million? Sheesh!

Yeah, and would you mind telling what you liked so much about Avatar, or what your favorite scene from Life of Pi was?

I was being sarcastic. Who the hell defends Die Hard 5?

I do, I don't really get all the hatred for it.

LordTerminal:
He fails to mention that fighting battles increases your paint amount meaning they actually have a point now. That sounds like anti-Nintendo bias to me, withholding important information like that.

Others were happy to point out he very well did, just not in the exact wording of paint (Calling it blood as a joke). Watch the video again, come back when you paid attention, and then we'll talk.

It's fun to play "Spot the Nintendo die hard" when criticisms about a game made by them are met with "teh bias"

Steve the Pocket:

Igor-Rowan:
Also FINALLY the drought is over, Ilike Yahtzee, but think I wouldn't stand Yahtzee reviewing another pair of games whose names I remember hearing briefly 6 months ago, or if at all. With some PSVR games out and the shooter season starting, the reviews are going to spice up.

Did he say anything about having plans to cover the PSVR? Actually, that would be an interesting thing to see, him trying to evaluate and compare the three VR platforms available right now. If Jim Sterling can afford to buy them all with Patreon money, surely Yahtzee with his lucrative new full-time contract ought to be able to justify it.

Jim didn't but the VR systems, Oculus, Valve and Sony all sent him their VR systems.

darkrage6:

LordTerminal:
Like Federation Force, this another game that everyone hated before it was released so I will not trust any negative reviews until I play it for myself (if my damn UPS service ever gets to me) and Yahtzee is no different.

In fact, anyone who agrees with him this time, you are wrong to do so because this isn't a review. This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures. Bitch about trivial matters like the Toads and how the game's not funny because it's self aware when you yourself haven't been funny in years.

No this more anti-Nintendo propaganda and I cannot trust Yahtzee's word anymore. All he wants to do is pander to pretentious hipsters and millennials.

No it's not "childish bitching" quit making excuses for Nintendo, they are terrible at giving fans what they want. It has nothing to do with "hipsters" it has to do with Nintendo trying to shoehorn in unnecessary crap like touch screen controls to games where nobody was asking for them(having played Star Fox Zero, I can say the touch screen did not benefit that game in any way)

You need to stop blindly defending Nintendo, it's getting embarrassing.

All your stupid incessant whining about "millenials" just makes you sound like a Trump supporter.

I find that statement a little ironic since there is a large amount of millennials who do support Trump over Hillary "I'm going to take you violent games away" Clinton.

Johnny Novgorod:

Transdude1996:

Yeah, and would you mind telling what you liked so much about Avatar, or what your favorite scene from Life of Pi was?

I was being sarcastic. Who the hell defends Die Hard 5?

I do, I don't really get all the hatred for it.

For me, the movie just felt bland with it not a bad film, but it's also not a good one. The action was enjoyable enough, but nothing to make me want to watch it over the previous 4 films. If you want an example of a better movie, I'd say look up Red 2, another action film starring Bruce Willis, also about finding a nuke in Russia, and, also, released in the same year.

Transdude1996:

darkrage6:

LordTerminal:
Like Federation Force, this another game that everyone hated before it was released so I will not trust any negative reviews until I play it for myself (if my damn UPS service ever gets to me) and Yahtzee is no different.

In fact, anyone who agrees with him this time, you are wrong to do so because this isn't a review. This is childish bitching. Yes Yahtzee, target the "mixed reviews" but completely ignore Sticker Star's sales figures. Bitch about trivial matters like the Toads and how the game's not funny because it's self aware when you yourself haven't been funny in years.

No this more anti-Nintendo propaganda and I cannot trust Yahtzee's word anymore. All he wants to do is pander to pretentious hipsters and millennials.

No it's not "childish bitching" quit making excuses for Nintendo, they are terrible at giving fans what they want. It has nothing to do with "hipsters" it has to do with Nintendo trying to shoehorn in unnecessary crap like touch screen controls to games where nobody was asking for them(having played Star Fox Zero, I can say the touch screen did not benefit that game in any way)

You need to stop blindly defending Nintendo, it's getting embarrassing.

All your stupid incessant whining about "millenials" just makes you sound like a Trump supporter.

I find that statement a little ironic since there is a large amount of millennials who do support Trump over Hillary "I'm going to take you violent games away" Clinton.

Johnny Novgorod:

I was being sarcastic. Who the hell defends Die Hard 5?

I do, I don't really get all the hatred for it.

For me, the movie just felt bland with it not a bad film, but it's also not a good one. The action was enjoyable enough, but nothing to make me want to watch it over the previous 4 films. If you want an example of a better movie, I'd say look up Red 2, another action film starring Bruce Willis, also about finding a nuke in Russia, and, also, released in the same year.

That was over a decade ago, there's way more important things for her to worry about now, so I highly she's going to waste anymore time on that, plus if you think Trump would not try something like that you're insane.

I've seen Red 2 and it was pretty good.

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