|a game by||D-Dub Software|
|Editor Rating:||2.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||7.5/10 - 8 votes|
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|See also:||Eroge Games|
As we live in the world of 2020, where the world is more progressive than it ever has been. Where respect and equality of each race, gender or sexuality is paramount and constantly being fought for. BoneTown, a 2008 title that focuses on racial stereotypes, cultural minorities, objectifying women and mindless sexual exploits really doesn't hold up to well in the light of present day.
In terms of style, the game looks like a very well rendered LEGO City Undercover title with more rounded textures and obviously less Lego. Then in terms of how it plays. Well, I can truthfully that this plays like nothing within the mainstream field of gaming today. Though the closest games are perhaps Leisure Suit Larry or 7 Sins. Though that is hardly the best company to be keeping.
Obscene and Offensive
The games central premise revolves around a town called BoneTown. A place where a number of minorities such as Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans to name a few. These individuals are depicted in a stereotypical and derogatory way that deserves no praise and no acclaim, especially in the melting pot climate that we live in today.
Drugs, rape, violence and sex are the main goals and plot points of the title. Though, it seems these are simply wedged in without context simply to offend and agitate for the sake of it. The Native Americans drink and gamble, the women are essentially all sex workers and the Pygmies are rapists. It's a disgusting view of reality that comes from a place of hatred and insensitively. It's clearly marketed for a certain brand of the person in mind. If this is you, then ask yourself why that is.
The game tries so desperately hard to be GTA. It wants so much to be an open-world sandbox with raunchy and taboo humour. Though what is achieved is something similar to Postal, though much worse in practice. At least Postal really hammed up the silly factor. This game doubles down on violence and smut and forgets the key factors that make Rockstar games successful. It's the nuance, the charm, the self awareness and the ability to know where the line is and. Just edge across it slightly.
This game finds the line, races over it and offends every single faction of modern culture in the process. If there is one saving grace of this indie title, the voice acting is actually pretty good. Don't get me wrong, nothing there are saying is good but at least it's good in terms of sound quality.
Scraping The Barrel
The regrettable decision to make this game offensive to just about anyone that isn't a racist and misogynistic white male. Plus the poorly written story, barely accessible gameplay and the core concept of the game being centred around sexual deviance culminates to give a game that is simply unpalatable in 2020
It's hard to gauge if this was a sign of the times, an honest attempt at replication tongue in cheek games like GTA or simply an attack of every minority going. Though what we do know is that almost any game available on the market should be put before this on your next one to play. This is a gutter game and it's one that should be forgotten.
- Voice acting doesn't sound horrible
- It ends relatively quickly.
- Racist, sexist, misogynistic, promotes drug use, romanticises rape. Need I go on
- Art style is laughable by 2008's standards
- Gameplay is uninspired and dull
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP