Simon the Sorcerer 4: Chaos Happens
|a game by||Silver Style Entertainment e.K.|
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If Simon The Sorcerer's mum saw what Simon does in his bedroom while he's alone she'd be shocked beyond all reason. He potters around excitedly describing everything he sees like a horrible, insane 3D Billy Connolly. "My beloved table. A lot of space for useful things, and my feet too!'', he'll enthuse to absolutely nobody at all. Every adventure game does it of course, but Simon's outward musings make him seem like a proper mental.
Chaos Happens is an arena in which the desire to solve puzzles struggles with your unwillingness to click on anything present in case Simon's inane twitterings drive you to slit your throat. The fourth game in this series sees the boy wizard return to the Magic Kingdom to find that he's been replaced with a doppelganger. This double's been carrying out tasks for the locals, but is, according to them, a boring, inoffensive guy. So, with his edgy personality at stake, Simon sets out to discover who his lucklustre counterpart is.
Though it bluntly mocks fantasy convention, is regularly self-referential, and tries to make you smile, any sense of endearment is trampled by dire voice acting and embarrassing humour that smacks of trying that bit too hard. If over-enthusiastic exclamation marks had their own game, this would be it.