Embrace the madness, and join McPixel through loads of silly puzzles, peeing on things, and violence
I walked into my demo of McPixel 3 at PAX East this year completely unprepared. Never having seen it when it was on mobile, or been exposed to its very specific sort of madness, initially I really didn’t know what to make of it. That said, once I played a bit more and learned to embrace the absurdity of it, as well as marveling at the power of peeing on things or kicking people, I began to have real fun with it. A warning, if you’re not amused by often silly and/or juvenile humor you’ll want to steer quite clear of this one… it will likely grate on your nerves (and then kick you for good measure). On the flip side, if you’re the type who loves to try every dialogue option in funny games just to crack yourself up at the unexpected things that can be said, you’ll completely get the appeal here. Sure, there’s always the objective of figuring out what sequence of events need to happen to typically disarm a bomb, but the joy is in the journey, trying to find every odd option and seeing what happens. I can’t say I’ve ever played anything like McPixel, it’s just thoroughly strange, goofy, and it makes me randomly laugh out loud more than it should with its antics.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]