Video Game Where You Play As An Annoying Goose Is Getting Rave Reviews
When you think of a sick video game you imagine one with near lifelike graphics, an incredible, intellectually woven storyline with interesting characters and a chance to do your own thing.
While that is usually welcomed, it doesn't always have to be the case to get critics and audiences talking.
Aussie developers House House have produced a hilariously good video game and it's getting rave reviews.
What essentially started off as a bit of a joke project rapidly took off, much to the surprise of House House, when the first trailer dropped in 2017 and quickly went viral.
The simple premise of Untitled Goose Game is you're a goose that lives to run around annoying humans by stealing their junk and making them trip over while trying to chase you down. Pretty simple really.
While the premise might not immediately grab your eye, critics and users think it's amazing.
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The game has been described by some as like Hitman and Metal Gear Solid where you have to be cautious about your movements, remember your opponent's tracks and strike when the time is just right.
GAMINGbible's Ewan Moore said: "UGG is packed with genuinely hilarious moments...not least because working out the correct chain of events or items needed to break a woman's prize vase or get yourself dressed up in a ribbon are so much funnier, and far more satisfying, when you've joined the dots without any help."
The Guardian's Patrick Lum said: "Aesthetically speaking, every element of Goose Game has seemingly been crafted to put a smile on your face. The way the Goose waddles as you strut around never fails to delight; the clear, deliberate notes of an allegro in perfect comedic sync with the action on screen brings to mind classic Looney Tunes cartoons and other farces."
While Digitally Downloaded's Matt S added: "Untitled Goose Game is the most charmingly misanthropic game that has ever been created - and that's something I didn't even think was possible."
Metacritic, the site that collates user and critic's reviews, has ranked the game at 81 out of 100, which isn't to shabby at all for a game like this.
House House, which calls Melbourne home, said it used Super Mario 64 as inspiration for the game in the sense they wanted a 3D world that you can interact with, but they still wanted some elements of their previous game Push Me Pull You present.
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