If you are a funny Brit with a knack for video games and want to start a review site, you better find a new gimmick because Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw of The Escapist Magazine has that particular market cornered. His series, Zero Punctuation, is one of the funniest things on he Internet. Period.
Yahtzee’s critiques aren’t so much a giant run-on sentence as the Zero Punctuation name suggests, instead it comes across as verbal comedic assault with nary a pause for breath. Accompanying the speedy tones of Yahtzee is a Flash-style animation acting out the review. The site takes on most of the major releases including the recently popular Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty 3, and Portal 2. Yahtzee employs that English sarcasm that cuts to the heart of each game’s problems. In fact, for a guy who likes video games, it certainly seems like he doesn’t like video games.
That said, the focus of Zero Punctuation is bringing the funny. If you are looking for a balanced review of your new purchase, look somewhere else. If you are easily offended by a bit of blue humor, look somewhere else. If you want to laugh at games and at ourselves, whether or not you actually plan on playing any of these titles, you won’t go wrong with Zero Punctuation.