Tally-ho old boy! Do you enjoy all things quintessentially British? The Queen? A well buttered crumpet? What about a rather thirst quenching cup of delicious Earl or Lady Grey? How about traversing the stars in the name of Queen and country?
If any of these tickle your fancy then maybe Billy Goat Entertainments “Her Majesty’s SPIFFING” is a game that you, yes you, should be casting those eyes of yours upon. This fine specimen of a game is the very embodiment of Britishness it truly is what would occur if you put Big Ben, The London Eye and The Queen into a blender and hard pressed the mush that came out into a playable disc.
In a post-Brexit world our sovereign leader; Her Majesty Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Queen, Defender of the Faith decided the best way for Britain to survive outside of the European Union is to rebuild the Great British Empire!
In 2016 however we can no longer send Her Majesty’s Naval Service to plunder and pillage island colonies to reclaim what we lost in the fall of the First British Empire, no instead our leader and defender of the faith forms the Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies or S.P.I.F.F.I.N.G for short with one mission: To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before so that we can reforge a new and improved Great British Empire… in space!
Enter the ever so witty Captain Frank Lee English and his trusty mild-mannered South Walean sidekick Aled, our hero’s and champions of the British way of life. This fine Captain and first officer of HMSS Imperialise are the kind of gentlemen who know that valour is spelt with an O and a U, they know a good cup of tea should always be the colour of He-Mans skin and who will drop anything and everything to proudly sing each line of “God Save The Queen” with the passion and patriotism it deserves whenever and wherever it may be played. What an exceptional pair of young chaps.
Throughout the duration of our adventure we will follow and guide our good Captain and Aled through a series of scene’s and puzzles interacting with the world by selecting what we want Captain England to interact with and choosing an option from the wheel of choices. We can use this interface to learn more about objects before selecting them for interaction, to talk to the item or person or just choose to initiate an interaction. Not all options will be available for all situations, this doesn’t mean you can’t try to use them although trying to initiate a conversation with a piece of furniture may only yield a witty comment mocking your attempt.
The games first few minutes contain a small mission we simply had to comment on because it could be the most British mission ever created; making a cup of tea. Spoiler alert… you don’t even have to make the tea because if you were a British space ship designer whats the first thing you’d design? If you didn’t immediately answer with “A Tea making robot” please hand in your British passport and hang up your monocle in shame. You probably belong on one of the other ships we’ll encounter out there but most certainly not this little ship from old blighty.
Her Majesty’s Spiffing will be available for £14.99 from the Xbox Market place from Wednesday 7th December 2016 but is available to preload now.
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