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Humor games

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:52 pm
by RAGE
What about a piece on humorous games? Like LSL, Conkers BFD, and other through out the years where "ze funny" was a main part of the game.

Re: Humor games

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:19 pm
by StickHead
I've just downloaded Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep 1 for the iPad, really looking forward to playing it. People often talk about Monkey Island as being really funny, but I find that kind of American humour entertaining rather than laugh out loud funny. I would definitely like to see more British humour in modern games.

What's LSL?

The most I've laughed in games is during slapstick moments rather than actual comedic content - two player IK+ is a good example, and chopping off a mate's head in Barbarian is chortle-worthy too. Four player Warlords can descend a whole room in into full on belly laughs and tears.

What games make you guys laugh?

Re: Humor games

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:34 am
by merman
LSL means Leisure Suit Larry...

There's one game that really made me laugh - Cliff Hanger. Imagine being in control of the Acme gadgets Wile Coyote tries to stop the Road Runner with... only you are trying to stop a Mexican bandit, and if you get the timing wrong, it's you that gets hurt by the giant boulder, the cannon, the boomerang...

Re: Humor games

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:17 pm
by paranoid marvin
Gobliins could be quite humorous at times.

Re: Humor games

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:03 am
by delbert_trout
'Boogerman - a Pick and Flick Adventure' still gets a laugh from me even now, I'm ashamed to say! :oops:

Re: Humor games

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:13 am
by thebear
there were quite a few text adventuires that were quite amusing

Re: Humor games

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:25 am
by RetroENZO
There have been some great games that have made me absolutely laugh out loud over the years. I still think the intro to Superfrog is a great cartoon to this day and would watch it again now. I don't know if they made any more cartoons for the game though as I was actually pretty crap at the game.

I remember giggling like crazy finding fun stuff to do in How to be a Complete Bastard and all the funny stuff in No One Lives Forever too. I laughed so hard at 'unacceptable simian casualties' when I shot the monkey.

I've laughed at games like Beowulf though. If you've ever listened to the drinking song in the game, you'll know what I mean.