Friday Flash Fun : Words Fail Me.
January 15, 2010 1:19 PM   Subscribe

Friday Fun, this time it's.. err... REPLAYING: The Game. Including such classics as Sarah Palin: The Game, Cultural Imperialism: The Game, AIG Bailouts: The Game and Many Many More.

Originally from Newsgrounds. Some games are in poor taste.
posted by Lord_Pall (21 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I don't feel like sitting through the commercial, could you give some idea of what it's about?
posted by XMLicious at 1:22 PM on January 15, 2010


Microgame vignettes that juxtapose slapstick violence with philosophy, internet memes, current events, Shakespeare and more.

One game might have you playing Sigmund Freud, where another will have you playing Ben Bernanke as a helicopter, flying over a small village dropping money, while Ron Paul descends in his google mothership to attack you.

It's less about the game-design aspects and more about the individual vignettes. Although 1-2 are in fairly poor taste, as a whole I thought it was hugely entertaining.
posted by Lord_Pall at 1:25 PM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wasn't there a post here about the original version of this "game"? Anyway, it got really tiresome around the Open Source bit so I exited.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:29 PM on January 15, 2010


Thanks, y'all. I just lost the game.
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:35 PM on January 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Thanks, y'all. I just lost the game.
posted by fiercecupcake at 4:35 PM on January 15 [+] [!]


Flagged for making everyone lose the game.
(That is a flag option, right?)
posted by cimbrog at 1:39 PM on January 15, 2010


Such a strange game, the only way to win seems not to play.
posted by The Whelk at 1:52 PM on January 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm not clever enough to play this.
posted by nola at 1:53 PM on January 15, 2010


Michael Moore has been hitting me with bowling balls for five minutes, but he doesn't seem to be doing any damage.

It's no Wario-Ware, that's for sure.
posted by box at 1:56 PM on January 15, 2010


Is my browser busted or when it says "Press SPACE to start" is it not being serious?
posted by GuyZero at 1:57 PM on January 15, 2010


You might have to first click on something inside the flash, GuyZero.

Alsp, protip: Jump off the platform.
posted by box at 2:00 PM on January 15, 2010


I tried to make a mefi version, but it was dumb.
posted by idiopath at 2:13 PM on January 15, 2010


WOO'T.
posted by scrowdid at 2:24 PM on January 15, 2010


Well. That was certainly uh...

Um.

The Best of The Web

No, not that.

Adequate

Well....

Fun

Not really....

Entertaining

Hrm....

*looks at FPP title....*

Yeah, let's go with that.
posted by zarq at 2:26 PM on January 15, 2010


Well I liked it. It was glitchy (got stuck on that stupid Michael Moore one three times in a row) but thankfully I realized you can skip to one level beyond your last place. The viral video loop was fun.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 3:24 PM on January 15, 2010


man, this is really internet...
posted by beefetish at 3:41 PM on January 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Imagine a game that's takes the best parts of a story rich adventure game like Fall Out 3, knits that together seamlessly with resource allocation games like Civilization, adds the real time strategy of games like Starcraft, the puzzle solving aspects of Myst and the action of Halo.

OK, now imagine you take what's left, grind it up and shove it into a side scroller with lots of bad puns, cheesy sight gags and sarcastic social commentary. Sort of like how pet food is made. This is that game.

I was amused.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 3:49 PM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed the part where you played as Cho Seung-Hui and shot up Virginia Tech.

Hmm... actually, no, that's when I stopped playing.
posted by shii at 5:09 PM on January 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The string of Hamlet puns was pretty funny.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:50 PM on January 15, 2010


This is like the video game equivalent of a bad editorial cartoon, with every metaphor helpfully labelled and no real point made beyond "the creator sure doesn't like some aspects of government/society/whatever!"

I'm sure he giggled like a fiend while making it, though, so he should be happy.
posted by Spatch at 12:24 AM on January 16, 2010


Thanks for making me hate the internet. Bastard.
posted by Limiter at 1:30 PM on January 16, 2010


This game is epic .. re-epic!
posted by Ly at 3:25 PM on January 16, 2010


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