When Facade was released in 2005, people were wondering what in the world it even was. If anything, the Facade was played by people who only knew of it due to memes and online parodies of the game. The graphics were so bad that it somehow was good. There's no explanation for this phenomenon in gaming. YouTubers everywhere were playing the game just because it was the thing to do. It was the "Minecraft" of its time as far as playing the game just to record yourself playing it because everyone else was for the laughs.
What Is Facade About?
Facade puts you into a New York apartment full of low-resolution furniture and equally buggy-looking characters. You play a character that talks to your friends, Trip and Grace. You’re having your typical New York conversation when things start to break down between the couple. Of course, the fun part is using your keyboard to play around with the language processing software in the game to talk to the couple. This could either get you kicked out of the apartment, in a supportive role, or a dividing role. It’s a completely interactive experience.
You Don’t Know What You’re Going To Get
The fun part about Facade is: you don’t know what’s going to happen based on your responses. You could at least try to roleplay your way through the game but no one does that. Many people just troll their way through the game for YouTube views by coming up with insane things to type just to see how the couple would react. You could help mend the couple’s relationship, have them admit they’ve cheated on each other, or just any of the random endless possibilities. Of course, if you’re not well-versed in the English language, then not having the proper grammar or spelling could spell doom for the couple.
The AI Are Surprisingly Intuitive
The AI holds up well, surprisingly. Tripp and Grace react the way you would expect humans would. Even with the terrible graphics, they have hilarious facial animations that react the way you would expect anyone would react if they were cartoon characters. It's fun to see just how bad of a house guest you could possibly be. The game could be completely vulgar if you want it to be. Facade is something that will definitely go down in the history books as something you just need to play.
There’s a reason why Facade is on a list of “1001 Games To Play Before You Die,” that’s because it really is something you just need to experiod.
- Reactive gameplay was fun
- Endless replayability
- Graphics so bad it’s good
- Noticeable bugs
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP