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November 23, 2007 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw (previously), he of "Chzo mythos" and "Zero Punctuation" fame, has released a new game: The Art of Theft, a heist adventure in grand retro style.
posted by Iridic (17 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yahtzee is the best thing that has happened to gaming journalism in ages. Before his, I can't actually recall any reviews that I thought were as insightful and they were funny.

I'm going to try this instantly. Thanks a bunch, Iridi.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:08 AM on November 23, 2007


See also the piss-take/homage review of the game, done in the style of Yahtzee's own 'Zero Punctuation'.

Some Punctuation: The Art of Theft
posted by slimepuppy at 8:16 AM on November 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Great little game, like a stealthy Elevator Action.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 8:32 AM on November 23, 2007


if you like Yahtzee's reviews, I highly recommend Eurogamer
posted by empath at 8:43 AM on November 23, 2007


Yes, yes, Indeed, but will it work on a mac, man?!
posted by Navelgazer at 8:48 AM on November 23, 2007


Space bar: Grolly up
Down + Space bar: Grolly down


Grolly?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:51 AM on November 23, 2007


Horace Rumpole: "Grolly?"

Grappling brolly, of course.
posted by infidelpants at 8:58 AM on November 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Yes, yes, Indeed, but will it work on a mac, man?!
Of course not.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:15 AM on November 23, 2007


I loved 5 Days a Stranger and 7 Days A Skeptic, and coincidentally just saw Zero Punctuation for the first time last night, not realizing it was the same fellow. Now I've DLed all of his projects. Thanks for the post!
posted by ludwig_van at 9:24 AM on November 23, 2007


ludwig_van: Me too. I think I'm developing a man-crush on this guy.
posted by Jofus at 9:36 AM on November 23, 2007


"Yahtzee is the best thing that has happened to gaming journalism in ages."

I can't understand a thing that dude is saying. It's like listening to a horse auction. He might be saying something insightful or funny, but it's impossible to tell.

"Some Punctuation: The Art of Theft"

I can't understand a thing that dude is saying. It's like listening to a horse auction.
posted by majick at 11:43 AM on November 23, 2007


I just discovered Zero Punctuation a couple of weeks ago and it instantly leapt to to the top of my favorite gaming... hell, not even just gaming, it leapt to the top of my favorite reviews period.

They are insanely good.

I look forward to playing the game.
posted by quin at 11:50 AM on November 23, 2007


Yes, yes, Indeed, but will it work on a mac, man?!

Sure, if you have Boot Camp or VMWare or Parallels and a Windows VM ;) (kinda like I do)

Entertaining stuff.
posted by lowlife at 12:55 PM on November 23, 2007


That Some Punctuation review was nicely done.
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:05 PM on November 23, 2007


I can understand Yahtzee fine, but the Some Punctuation review was almost completely unintelligible. And the stuff I could make out wasn't all that funny.
posted by freem at 3:13 PM on November 23, 2007


Arrrgh, Art of Theft = PC smack. Like I needed another complete and total time suck!

This is so fun. I've done three heists and now I'm stuck repeatedly hammering X and Ys and clearly missing something. Which gives me the perfect opportunity to check out the other games :)
posted by DarlingBri at 3:20 PM on November 23, 2007


I can understand Yahtzee fine, but the Some Punctuation review was almost completely unintelligible. And the stuff I could make out wasn't all that funny.

Lack of hyperbole, I guess.
posted by ersatz at 5:00 PM on November 23, 2007


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