Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator Review: Your Mom Goes To College

June 2nd, 2017 -

When it comes to simulators, it seems games are either very serious, or completely ridiculous. After Goat Simulator came out, there was a fair amount of titles trying to cash in on the craze of the sim genre. It’s not often that a simulator goes for something as equally proper and silly as this though.

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Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator has intrigued me since I first saw it on the PC. I never gave it too much thought though, until it made its way to consoles. If you don’t like the art and silly voices, this may not be for you. The introduction of characters like Mr. J Shufflebottom alone makes me chuckle. The game itself is very simple in execution, which lends to the ease of picking it up.

The game offers a quick match option against the CPU, as well as local co-op and online feuds. If you want to test your might and unlock a good majority of the game’s content, you’ll have to partake in the tournament. The tournament is like the one offs offered, but you’ll go up against old and new characters for five stages. Beat the fifth, which involves an extra life bar (meaning you’ll have to really up your insult game), and you learn the meaning of life.

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So to talk about the game proper, you’ll choose your patron of the fine arts and go at it with someone else over a precarious situation. When in battle, you’ll take turns choosing strings of words to insult your opponent. It’s sort of like being the team captain of a sport and choosing the people you want, although a bit more complicated. For example, if you are to choose “Your mother” and “is very naughty,” that’s an insult – you can end it there. However, you’re trying to win here, so you’ll need to add more than that.

This is where you want an “and” to lengthen your insult, or something else similar. Sometimes these won’t show, and you’ll be stuck with a short attack. Luckily, you have two words you’re holding onto in your pocket, and can swap them out for another two per round by drinking a spot of tea. In the event you don’t have a way to extend the insult, there will often be a closer with an exclamation point, either in the choices both players can choose from, or from your pocket. Each level and character also has their own special dialogue options to choose from.

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Of course, there is a strategy to use when insulting someone else as well. Each character has their own weaknesses, which will do more damage than others, such as their appearance or mortality. Additionally, bringing up the same subject multiple times in a row will build combos that do more damage. Anyone can take one mom joke, but four in a row? That’s rough. In the event you have chosen “and,” followed by a string of words that has “and” included, you’ll be docked health for not knowing grammar. I say, that is proper cheeky.

The game’s art is charming to say the least, although it should be as the animation in the game is sparse. As previously mentioned, the voices in the game are also worth a few laughs, be it the beginning characters or the special unlockable ones. There will likely be characters you recognize, be they from another game, history, or the land of film. At times during the game, it may sound like a computer reading, but for what it is, it gets the job done.

That’s really the extent of the game. I see it being great to put on at a party, or just to settle a dispute with someone without actually saying something hurtful. My wife and I really enjoyed our time with it, and for $3 it’s hard to think someone wouldn’t. If you’d like to see our first venture through the land of insults, above is our first experience with the game. Skip around and get a feel for it, as this is the extent of the game without any unlocks (minus Serious Sam).

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Pros

  • Absolutely Ridiculous Insults
  • Game Character Cameos
  • Visuals and Exaggerated Voices

Cons

  • Limited Word Choices

Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator was developed by Vile Monarch and published by Gambitious Digit. The game launched on PC for $1.99 on October 25th, 2016, and on PS4 for $2.99 on May 29th, 2017. It will be coming to X1 soon. The game was provided to us for review on PS4. If you’d like to see more of Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator, check out the official site.

 

Here at FFoP we use a rating method that you may be unfamiliar with, so allow us to clarify. When we review a game, we see what sort of BRA fits. Buy, Rent, or Acquire is the rating we give out – we’ve boiled it down for simplicity. A Buy is worth the full retail value; a Rent is something you may want to try before you buy, or grab at a discount; an Acquire is something you can play, but we’d suggest borrowing it from someone, grabbing it in a game bundle, or some other means. If you want further clarification, please feel free to get in touch.

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