Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator | Mini Review!

What is it?

Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator is a turn-based “insult-’em-up” developed by Vile Monarch and published by Good Shepherd Entertainment in 2016. An oddball of mostly-British stereotypes find themselves in peculiar scenarios, and must insult one another in order to come out on top. You must piece together witty or bizarre insults by piecing together word strings. If a character’s HP reaches zero, they lose the argument and the match.

Platform(s)

PC, PS4, Xbox One, Android, Switch

Pros
Cons
Scoring system is usually fair; can deal out additional damage with ‘combos’ and exploiting their weaknesses.
Some of the insults can be pretty funny.
Serious Sam, Lo Wang & the Postal Dude are unlockable playable characters.
Fun with friends, can be played with a single computer or online.
AI are usually not particularly challenging.
Feels a bit too samey within the first few hours.
Intro dialogue on each stage gets dull quickly.
Stock music.

Verdict:

Not to be confused with ironically bad simulator parodies (of which are funny for about two minutes), Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator is a silly little novelty of a game. Considering that there’s only a limited amount of words and lines you can choose from with each turn, there’s a bit of creativity required. Characters have a few lines that are exclusive to them, which can make for some stupidly funny insults, like: “your mother secretly admires the Nazis and a demon’s asshole, says the fortune cookie!”

Problem is, it’s not a particularly difficult game until you reach the sub-boss. There are five stages in the story mode, and the dialogue remains the same with each character. You can’t make the game harder, either. It doesn’t take long for the gameplay to feel a tad samey after a while.

Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator is a cheap, quirky, and amusing distraction for the disconcerning gentleman, providing it’s played in irregular, short bursts.

Leave a Reply