Yahtzee Croshaw


Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw is one of the most famous and infamous game reviewers around, known for his Zero Puncuation review series and schtick of primarily highlighting the negatives of any game he plays. His fast-talking review style is a perfect fusion of comedy and analysis, with a noteworthy visual style. Yahtzee has also made a number of freeware video games, published fiction novels, and made podcasts and Let’s Plays. Each episode of Zero Punctuation has a follow-up written post called Extra Punctuation, which tends to be even more insightful than the main series.

Prolific Poster: Because this analyst is a prolific poster, likely as a result of having a regular post schedule, I may not share all or even most of their worthwhile posts. If you find that you enjoy the posts I’ve shared, you should definitely go to their site, check out more of their content, and possibly subscribe to their network.

(Note: Videos are only on The Escapist, so they will not be embedded.)

The Escapist: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/articles/Yahtzee%20Croshaw

Website: http://fullyramblomatic-yahtzee.blogspot.com/

[+++ = Must-see. ++ = See if you’re into the medium. + = See if you’re into the subject/analyst.]
[Organized in reverse-chronological order. Only includes posts I’ve seen.]


Video Game Analysis


Zero Punctuation: Papers, Please and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons [+]

Zero Punctuation: Animal Crossing New Leaf [+]

Zero Punctuation: Spec Ops: The Line [+]

Zero Punctuation: Amnesia The Dark Descent [+]

Zero Punctuation: God of War III [+]

Zero Punctuation: The Orange Box [+]



Video Game Analysis


A Machine For Pigs: Daddy, Please Don’t Kill Me [+]

Sexy Characters [+++]

Of Metaphors and Mario RPGs [+]

Your Game Music is Bland and You Should Feel Bad [+]

Idle Chatter Builds Character [+]

Why Randomly Generated Content Sucks [+]

Elves and Dwarves Don’t Define Fantasy [+]

Context, Challenge, and Gratification [+++]

Manly Vs. Macho in Gears [+]

Why No Couples In Games? [++]

Male Protagonists [++]

Character Design [+]


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