Earlier today, at 0207…yes, that’s AM…I decided to buy this on PSN and then proceeded to play it for 7 hours. Yup. Seven. Hours. As a connoisseur of insults, I was intrigued by the game and I’m not going to lie, the potential of an easy platinum.
But, before you go rushing for that easy platinum, it could take a while, ’cause you’ll have to grind, thanks to the sheer randomness of the phrases, both in its frequency and actual randomness. Also, certain phrases only appear in certain places. For example, anything pertaining to animals only appears in the Pet Shop.
Let’s talk about the multiplayer, this can be quite the interesting challenge, since human beings can be quite tricky. You’d be surprised how easy it is to make a mistake or lose your train of thought when your opponent picks a word that you needed. Or when you try to be sneaky and it backfires. I did find it difficult to get players sometimes and ended up playing against the same players, but that could simply be because the player base is low and I was playing in the wee hours of the morning. The title also supports cross play multiplayer and local multiplayer.
The one major flaw – it’s very repetitive. Every location has the same location-specific intro and outro. So even though I cheered when the Monty Python skit was recreated, I got tired of it by the third time I heard it.
But, it really is fun crafting the insults, hence why I was able to put in those 7 hours. I know I had a good shout at around 0300 when I made a mistake and then had to clamp my mouth shut. It’s fun factor really makes me forgive the QA bugs that popped up during my gameplay. Plus, it’s a cheap.
For me, the fun, absurdity and sheer randomness of the crafted insults work for me and the fact that I can get HP Lovecraft to say “Cthulhu”, “Overwatch” and “Star Wars” in the same sentence just makes me really happy.
Price: £1.99 (PS+), £2.49. The PS+ price ends on 07/06/2017 at 2359.
3 out of 5
Warning: It Gets Boring After An Hour and The Number of the Beast trophies might be glitched.