This week, Yahtzee is offering a history lesson in Zero Punctuation Bob’s game.
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The greatest experiences in life are made by yourself. A quiet walk on a grassy hill. A cool drink at the end of a long day. And of course the vile thing you think about that decency prevents me from spelling it. But speaking of bristling jizz-shots, for our latest installment of Zero Punctuation’s occasional guide to whoops, we’re no longer saying that moments in gaming history, we’re turning to the world of solo-developed indie games. It’s a world of contrasts: behind every Undertale or Stardew Valley is a yandere simulator breathing loudly through its mouth. But at least you can be assured of a pure vision, suspicious and dimwitted and slightly humiliating, growing up in mixed company as it may be, and offering an unparalleled insight into the mind and perceptions of an auteur filmmaker. Of course, for that to work, there has to be a video game that delivers that message, and that was the crux of today’s topic: a game by someone named Bob called Bob’s Game. There’s that purity of artistic vision that I was talking about.