Monday, October 1, 2012
I was having a conversation with my Dad once when I called something "very unique." He interrupted me and said; "Something cant be very unique. It is either unique or it isnt." Its hard not to think back to that error in usage when I see a game like Tokyo Jungle. Its like one of those game ideas you have in your head, that you probably only talk to your friends about when you are really high, that everyone says "yeah that would make for an awesome game!!!" - but you know it has 99.999999999% chance of never getting made.
The "story" is beyond preposterous. The graphics have been referred to as "disgraceful." The gameplay is grindingly addictive and the concept is simply genius: Grand Theft Hippo... Metal Deer Solid... Fallout: Pomeranian. Whether the game is tremendous fun for you or a little too weird depends on what you want out of a videogame.