[PS4 Review] Goat Simulator
Are you ready for Goat Simulator? One simply cannot be the Goat, you must be become the Goat. There is no Goat. There is only Goat or No Goat. The cult classic game has finally come to the PlayStation, what should you expect from this crazy game?
Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat your dreams have finally come true!
Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style and you’ll earn even more points! When it comes to goats, not even the sky’s the limit!
Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat.
â€¢ You can be a goat
â€¢ Get points for wrecking stuff – brag to your friends that you’re the alpha goat
â€¢ In-game physics that bug out all the time
â€¢ Seriously, look at that goat’s neck
Goat Simulator – Launch Trailer | PS4
So I don’t know how to describe Goat Simulator if you have not had the chance to experience it or learn about it just yet. It’s a game where you are a goat, and you live the life of a goat. It’s honestly kind of stupid, in the best possible way. Unlike a game like Surgeon Simulator, which took me a while to get its absurdity, Goat Simulator wears it loud and proud, creating a unique experience that I don’t believe can be replicated.
The game starts by selecting one of it’s two levels. That’s right, there are only two levels for the entire game. At least they are not small levels. It’s enough for the game. There are also goat modifiers to choose from so that you can successfully modify your goat into one with cool powers like double jump or a jetpack. Then you are dumped into a virtual playground where the focus is on getting a large score.
The game initially treats itself like one of the old Tony Hawk games. You can do flips, wall run, even do manual tricks (front and back) to bump your high score. Except the game doesn’t control particularity well. It’s tough to get a good score, and the game is full of bugs that prevent you from doing so. However, once you are in on the joke, this doesn’t matter. Sure there are goals that keep popping up, but those are not important. Once you start earning some trophies, you get a feel for the real game.
The game is a physics playground where you can do whatever you want with your goat. Want to ram a bunch of people? Go for it. Would you like to Baa loudly? Do it. Want to jump on a fan and be blown straight into the air? Sure, why not!
As you play the game getting the trophies and collectibles in the game you unlock different types of goats with different abilities. Some of them are Angel Goat (jumps slightly higher and floats slowly), Devil Goat (can suction things into a vortex in front of you), and Queen Goat (can summon other goats – not sure about the practical purpose on this one). You can also access different types of Goats that change their looks like Tall Goat (a giraffe), Classy Goat (a penguin), giant goat (a sperm whale), space goat (a weird alien thing) and more. They can all be combined with the other modifiers making the options endless. You can then use these forms to play around, and since causing chaos that is the only true thing I think a goat would want to do…
The important thing about the game is how it’s addictive and just pure fun. I sat down with the game expecting to play for little more than an hour or so. I ended up putting in over 4 hours of playtime in a single go, not knowing where time had gone. I used the game’s trophy list as a checklist for how I was doing in the game to see what I needed to do next. And let’s not even talk about the hour and a half I put into Flappy Goat (please, don’t judge me, and don’t ask me what Flappy Goat is).
The game looks old and weird, and it’s buggy and doesn’t control right. Well, guess what? That was exactly what the developers intended. If it didn’t do these things, the game wouldn’t just wouldn’t click. This game isn’t about how it looks or sounds, so I don’t think it can be graded on that.
By the way, this game has a freaking Platinum trophy that I earned in just over a day from starting the game. It’s super accessible to get, and if you follow a trophy guide, you will get it without any trouble. As I said before, be sure to use the trophies as a road map for your progression in the game, and you will do fine. There is even a plethora of gold and silver trophies to earn making this a very worthwhile game for trophy hunters.
Goat Simulator is a blast to play. Seriously! It makes itself fun to play by not being serious. It may not hold your attention for a long time, but while it does it is a great experience. I applaud the developers for creating such a different game and taking a chance on something unique and dumb. Play Goat Simulator. You may only get a few days of fun out of, but it’s completely worth it.
Now my only question is when are we getting the MMO addition to the game already available on PC? I can’t wait to dive back and play some more!
Buggy world” cons=”Initially the Score system is confusing” score=90]
PSN Game size: 1.3 GB
You can purchase Goat Simulator from the PSN store
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