So I was playing through Splosion Man, and I got to thinking about humor in videogames, and why it seems as though funny games are good, and games that try to be funny fail and aren't. Most often suck.
Lets use a recent game and an old game for examples.
Recent funny game: Splosion man.
Get it?! Pimps and humping pink poodles are funny!
Lord this game is horrible, but I was suckered in with the promise of boobies... The boobies were not worth the price of my soul. The writing was stupid, crass, unfunny, not creative in the slightest. How can you try so hard for humor and not even amuse an at the time teenage boy that just wants boobs?
Granted these games are in different leagues, but I just wanted to use them as examples. I can't think of a bad game that uses humor in a good way, and I can't really think of good games that try to be funny that fail.
And I've been trying to figure out why that is.
Could it be that companies that make good games have more creative people, and those people are naturally funnier?
So I wanted to bring this subject to you all, and maybe see if there is are funny crappy games out there (intentionally funny, I know Two Worlds is funny for all the wrong reasons), or a great game that fails at humor. Why do you think Tim Schafer's games are always fun to play as well as funny as balls. Why not funny and kinda meh to play, is it his oversite? Or other talented people just get sucked in towards him?
Also, I wanted an excuse to post this Video, if you haven't beat Splosion Man yet, just pass it by, but if you have and haven't seen this... Enjoy...