Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator Review
Have you ever wanted to call somebody a “cheeky bastard” over Xbox Live and not get penalised for it due to Microsoft’s Terms and Conditions? Ever wanted to hurt someone deep down using words but can never come up with something witty and clever? Well now you can with Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator – a hilarious fighting game where words will always hurt them but not sticks and stones. But does it get stale after a while?
Taking obvious inspiration from the likes of Monty Python, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator sees you throwing insults at your opponent in hopes of winning a stupidly irrelevant argument. Taking it in turns, you and opponent pick a word or short phrase in order to conjure the most outrageous but devastating insult. Once you’ve finished your insult, simply press ‘B’ and wait for your opponent to finish putting their words together. Then each opponent takes it in turns to let rip on one another with their verbal insult, dealing a certain amount of damage depending on how insulting your insult is.
At first glance, this title appears to be fairly straight-forward, but after ‘learning how to insult’, you’ll soon realise there is more depth to this title than meets the eye. Don’t get too excited though, as we’re not talking about RPG style customisation and upgrade trees-depth. It’s more of a combo system they’ve adequately added into the mix. At the start of each round, if both players are not insulted enough, a new set of words and phrases appear, allowing you to set up another insult. If you happen to include a particular part of the insult you used in the previous round, you’ll rack up a combo, allowing you to deal more damage.
However, if you’re feeling brave, you can choose to carry your insult through to the next round, at the expense of not dealing damage to your opponent this time. And providing it’s grammatically correct, you’ll deal more damage to your opponent next round. Combining these two methods is key to dealing devastating insults and pulling off a higher score, and the praise that comes with the game deeming the insult to be “rude”. To spice things up, each player at the start of each round gets given a set of two randomly-chosen words or phrases that only that player can see. The character you pick before playing has their own personality which determines how vulnerable they are to a particular type of insult. You’ll want to play as each character to learn their weaknesses.
There isn’t a great deal of modes available to you aside from the 1v1 multiplayer matches local or online, however there is a tournament mode versus the AI that will allow you to unlock new characters and locations to have your argument in. You can also choose to have a single insult match against the AI to spruce up on your insulting skills. The graphics aren’t anything ground-breaking either, far from it in fact, but when it’s a title about offending the other player the best you can, why would it need to be?
For the low price of this title, it’s a must-buy, even if it does get boring after a few hours. You’ll find that surprising yourself with clever insults proves hilarious, especially when playing against a friend, but if you’re in this for the achievements, you’re in for one hell of a grind.
Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator is available to download from the Xbox Store, at an inoffensive price of £2.39.
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