Suicide Guy

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a game by Fabio ferrara
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 10.0/10 - 1 vote
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Suicide Guy
Suicide Guy
Suicide Guy
Suicide Guy

While I enjoyed my time with Suicide Guy, I do feel like that they could have given the game a different name. Mental health is more important than ever so I feel like the name may be a tad on the insensitive side if I am being honest with you. Anyway, with that being said, this is a physics based puzzle game where dying is actually how you progress through the game. While it is not a perfect game, it is still a game that I feel has more positives than negatives and that is what we are looking at today.

Hold My Beer!

The premise of Suicide Guy is really weird and I give them a pass for it. This is not making fun of depression or mental health issues. Instead, we have a weird guy that is falling asleep, but he is about to drop his beer! He is conscious of this so he needs to shock himself awake to save his beer and the best way he can do this is by killing himself in his dream. Yeah, it is weird, but it kind of works as the game has a very zany vibe about it all.

Dreaming To Death

There are around 20 levels that you need to complete in Suicide Guy and each one is a unique puzzle that you have to solve. I got a kick out of how some levels were parodies of video games like Super Mario Bros and Portal. Each level has you needing to figure out how to kill yourself. I do not want to spoil any of the puzzles for you, but a great example is in one level where you need to fill the bathtub and then electrocute yourself. You need to do some outside of the box thinking here as some of the puzzles can be a bit hard to figure out. I think that there is a clever use of imagination here and I never feel that the levels outstay their welcome.

A Little Rough Around The Edges

For the most part, Suicide Guy is a game that I liked and I did end up playing through the whole game (I played the Nintendo Switch version of the game) and it is played in a first-person perspective. Now, moving around and picking stuff up feels great and I had no issues. However, the first-person gameplay is hampered by the right stick which controls the camera as it is way too sensitive! Also, picking stuff up is easy to do, but dropping or throwing it can be a real chore sometimes as it feels very finicky. It feels like the game is just lacking a bit of polish or an extra week or two in development to tighten things up.

8

The rather insensitive title aside, Suicide Guy is a fun puzzle game that I had a good time with. I think that the whole premise is super weird, but as the game does not take itself too seriously, I feel that it pulls it off. The gameplay loop does not overstay its welcome thanks to each level being a unique experience. However, the sometimes clunky gameplay can make things more of a chore than they need to be in some situations.

Pros:

  • The premise of the game is freaking weird!
  • Each level is its own contained thing
  • I liked how there were levels that parody classic video games
  • It is the kind of game that is fun while it lasts

Cons:

  • I do feel the whole suicide thing is not something we should be poking fun at
  • The controls can feel clunky and this can borderline ruin the experience in some cases

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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