11 March 2019 | Olicosmic
Strange, stupid, and awesome
I'm sure I'm not the only one who's heard of and played this thanks to a big YouTuber, as that is how I was introduced to this weird ass game, and for what it is, I'm very thankful, as this is one of the better online games I've played on my computer, because it has more than enough to be remembered for years to come. That all stems from the fact that this has a massive community of people who created their own levels in which they share to the world, and almost all of them are dumb and goofy fun. Just imagine Super Mario Maker, but without Mario and a lot more blood. This is also a rag doll physics type of game, and it plays very well. With that mixed with the level assets, this could make for a funny and/or very gory time, as if you injure your player, they'll react in a funny and exaggerated manner with limbs coming off and blood spewing everywhere, which, understandably, may not be for everybody, but in the context of what game this is, it gives this game more of an identity, which is definitely not a bad thing. Also, there's always a restart button, so if you ever get to a point where you can't even move anymore thanks to the injuries, you can just restart as if nothing happened. And the amount of different levels made by people can make it to where there's never ever a dull moment for fun, goofy, and sometimes gory times. The level creator is very robust and filled to the brim with stuff you can create funny scenarios and/or obstacle courses with. This isn't without it's problems, however, as there isn't much in terms of quality control. What I mean is that there are either troll levels and incompletable ones, which can sour the sea of other actually playable levels. This is because there's no requirement that the maker has to finish it, and while I'm not entirely against that as a whole, this sort of opens the flood gates for garbage levels, which I feel like should be solved one way or another. There's also not much in terms of incentive either. I understand that the large community and basically endless amount of fun and goofy levels are both treats on their own, but I feel like this game would have a much bigger following if there were some sort of reason to keep going through a lot of levels, like a ranking for online leaderboards. Other than that, this is still a great time that I think anyone who wants to check out something silly, fun, and out of the ordinary would absolutely adore. Sure, it may not be for everyone, but that doesn't stop it from being a positively unique experience that anyone, with the right mindset, will find a lot of enjoyment out of, as this is one game that is strange, stupid, and awesome.