Teen Priest 2
(I hope I'm not banned, if I am, c'mon guys. Gimme a break.) Anyway, the Teen Priest series. My freaking inspiration and when Draco left I felt the zzt community needed more games like that though my games were crapper. Anyway, TP2 boasts cool graphics, cartoony they may be but cool. The title music has been remixed (well kinda) and now it sounds slightly 'darker' and deep and gameplay is as good as the first but yeah, like its been discussed above, the material are more along the lines of offensive rather than funny. and thats coming from me, an idiotic bastard who makes a fool out of himself. Get this game (you prolly have it anyway) just for the gameplay, the game is funny, just not AS funny as the first one.
Greatest game ever? There I take issue.
Teen Priest 1 invariably always comes up in a discussion of best ZZT games of all time, so it's natural that comparisons will be made to the sequel.
And in many respects, yes, Teen Priest 2 was superior to the original. Johnny's more bad-ass, the art and music roxors and the humor is racheted up a thousand notches.
On the other hand, it's one hundred times more offenisve, the plot makes fifty times less sense (basic, Madtom? what game were you playing?), and the engines are still buggy as heck (particularly the basketball engine... NOTHING HAPPENS IF YOU LOSE!!!), and coherency is thrown to the wind.
Teen Priest 2 is not Teen Priest perfected, so much as it is Teen Priest amplified... for good or for bad.
Teen Priest two scores a lot on pure personality alone, but personality doth not perfection make.
DrAc0 a legend? Of course! Teen Priest 2 his most legendary game? No.
No it's true, Teen Priest 2 is not Teen Priest 1, but dispite this supposed flaw, Teen Priest 2 is one of the most bad ass games ever to grace ZZT.
Those graphics are pretty nifty too
I'm afraid that I must disagree MadTom.
Teen Priest 2, was quite possibly one of the most anticipated zzt games in history... so of course its coming about suffered from the classic "Nukem Forever" syndrome as it went through numerous rewrites and delays. Was it worth the wait?
In my opinion no. While it is true that some aspects of the game are better than its predecessor (graphics and sound being far superior), more often than not, all of the glaring flaws that were in teen priest 1, are magnified in teen priest 2.
The impossible dancing engine in Teen Priest I, has become two impossible shooting and sumo wrestling engines.
The shockingly funny confession scenes, have become just shocking (and the source of the skull-fuck shit eating scene mentioned above.
When Teen Priest ripped off movies, it ripped off good ones, like Seven and Friday the 13th. When Teen Priest II blatantly ripped off movies it ripped off... Friday the 13th part 8.
Teen Priest I had a logical, if not altogether coherent plot. Teen Priest II throws logic and coherency to the wind... and not it a good way.
Teen Priest perhaps brought about a new era of zzt-ing, where designers were now no longer afraid of offensive humor in their games... a zzt awakening.
Teen Priest II brought a whole bunch of jokes involving blatant racism, under-age necrophilia, and mentally handicapped skull fuckings, for no other reason that it was there...
And it was there, and (for me at least) just more offensive than funny. A cardinal sin in a humor game.
Which is not to say that Teen Priest II isn't funny! No, no, a million times no! Some parts were funny as hell! But for me, the parts where "ha ha he said nigger" outweighed "ha ha he said something genuinely witty."
And I'm trying not to make it sound like I hated the game. I didn't hate it! But if Teen Priest I is a 5, and this is no Teen Priest.
Teen Priest II took what Teen Priest did, and more or less perfected it. The art is brilliant; improved from TP1. The plot is basic but effective. It has some good music. The characters are extremely funny, and the whole game, shallow as it is, just makes you laugh yourself stupid as you play.
What can one say? It's excellent.
One niggle: it takes the whole 'shock tactic' thing just a bit too far. The 'skull-fucking' scene is an excellent example of this aspect of the game, done well in TP1, going over the top.
Teen Priest II's slightly overdone shock tactics have become a pathetic excuse, in my opinion, for reviewers to fault the game in order to give it a low grade.
I have no reservations about giving this five. drac0 is a ZZTing legend and I feel his work is too often forgotten.
Reviewed: Apr 1, 2023
Rating: out of 5.0 This user has opted out of providing a numeric rating