[PlayStation ] Deeer Simulator Review
Deeer Simulator from PLAYISM and Gibier Games is a weird and bizarre low-poly experience on PlayStation 4. Learn more in our Deeer Simulator review!
Deeer Simulator from PLAYISM and Gibier Games is a weird and bizarre low-poly experience on PlayStation 4. Before you can dive into Deeer Simulator, you’ll have to create yourself! Select between a male or female avatar, then go deep into customizing its neck width, ear size, and angle, jaw width, offset and shift, cheek size, chin offset, eye width, shape, angle, corners, size, distance, height, offset, and shift, brow height, shape, thickness, and length, nose length, size, angle, offset bridge, and hum, mouth width, size, bulging and corners, face shape, chin width and shape, and select the values for smile, frown, surprised, thoughtful, and angry… and that’s only for customizing your character’s face!
After this, you’ll see your character trying to cross a road when it spots a poor deer that is going to be killed by an oncoming truck. Being the good-natured human that you are, you jump just in time to push the deer out of the way but end up being hit by the truck. Lying dead over the asphalt, the game then asks a simple question: Be Reborn? Answer yes, and you’ll be given a second shot at life… as a deer! But you won’t be playing as an ordinary deer.
You’ll move your der with the left analog stick, jumping with the X button. You can dash with the L2 button, which will make your deer stand up on two legs as it madly runs onward. The R2 button is for attacking so that you can kick around with your front legs if you don’t have a weapon. Once you do find a gun, it will take the spot of your antlers on top of your head, and you’ll be able to shoot from said gun by pressing the R2 button. Find more guns, and they’ll be attached to your face and to your side. You can even grab some grenades!
If you press and hold down the L1 button, you’ll be able to stretch your neck. Let go of the L1 button, and your deer will be sent flying toward its body. You can deerify people by getting close to them and then pressing up on the D-Pad so that they grow antlers and start acting like deer. Oh, and you can press the Triangle button when near a vehicle to go for a ride. But you can also use the Triangle button to ride a cow so that you can fly. Did I mention this is a weird game?
As you smash stuff, deerize people, and shoot at things, your Deeersaster level will start to increase. Once it reaches a specific point, the police will be called into action. For level 1, you’ll have to fight against the sheep police. If you reach level 2, then you must battle the huge polar bear police. For level 3, you’ll need to battle against the ear walker – a.k.a. a huge bunny carrying a huge gun. Once you raise your Deersaster level to the max, the deadly corgi boss will parachute into action.
What will you need to do to add a new Platinum trophy to your collection? The trophies – from the list that is split into 4 Bronze trophies, 3 Silver trophies, and 9 Gold trophies – will start when you’re hit by the truck at the start of the game, collect 30 guns, defeat 100 sheep cops, turn ten humans into deer, ride a cow, defeat each of the bosses in the game, defeat two optional characters during your second run, ride the Metal Deer – a nod to Metal Gear – that you can summon in the game. The Metal Deer is made from tigers, cows, and rhinos. You know, the usual.
Deeer Simulator is a bizarre low-poly bite-sized experience in which you’ll play as a human that is reborn as a deer after a deadly accident. Things only get crazier after this since the deer will have humanoid elements, can attack with its legs, grab hold of guns and swords to attack the sheep, bear, rabbit, dog, and even robot cops once you travel to the future. The game has a couple of stages, a final boss, and a truly for real final boss – or two – for you to fight to get the truest of endings. Deeer Simulator is out on PlayStation 4 with a $19.99 asking price. There’s also DLC available for $4.99 that will give you access to additional skins for your character, such as a tiger or a giraffe.
This Deeer Simulator review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by PLAYISM.