Monday, 18 September 2017

Asylum Reviews: Oh... Sir!! The Insult Simulator [Xbox One].

Oh... Sir!! The Insult Simulator was inspired by the Monty Python quote "the parrot is no more" and was originally released on iOS and Android, before later coming to consoles. The objective of the game is to come up with the best insult against your opponent. It's a very loose definition of a game on console, but fares better when played as a party game with a friend, especially after a few drinks.

Playing alone against the AI can be quite boring. Sentences often turn nonsensical after the second noun and I found that a few times I thought I'd come up with a great insult, only to have the AI take waaay more points off me for a super shitty one. 

Playing with a friend increases the humour, especially as I've said above, if you've had a drink or two! When you pre-plan your insult from the choices available, only for your friend to nab your pièce de résistance and completely ruin the fantastic takedown you had thought of.

It's not a great game by any definition, but it's a cheap one at only £2.39 on the Xbox Store, so that certainly softens the blow. If you don't have many friends who are into gaming, I'd say probably leave this one alone, but if you like a quick, humourous game whilst having a drink with friends, then the £2 is worth it to try at least.

Overall, we'd give Oh... Sir!! a score of 4/10. It bored us to play against AI, but against friends in a more social setting, we can see the appeal a bit more. To quote one of (the amazing) Jeremy Jahns' scoring tiers for movies... "It's a good time, if you're drunk".

Have you played Oh... Sir!!? What did you think about it?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

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