Ambassador, with these RPGs you are really spoiling us.

Comedy in video games is an extremely difficult prospect. As everyone well knows, the truest comedy in the medium comes from the stupid jokes and antics of you playing with your friends; scripted yuks are generally hamstrung by the inherent repetition and player-controlled pacing of any given game. Naturally, there are exceptions that use the form itself to make their jokes, which resonate with a community that's very used to the foibles of their hobby. Undertale springs to mind as an example of a genuinely hilarious game, while the likes of The Bard's Tale: Remastered and Resnarkled is the kind of thing that's content to go "look at how stupid and crap RPGs are! Anyway, here's a stupid, crap RPG."

We're grateful that Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space manages to avoid being cringeworthy, instead presenting an entertaining duology that prioritises player engagement over comedy. Essentially, you've got a couple of fairly similar RPGs here – in Earth you're the Vice President, and in Space you're Ambassador of Earth, but your goals are generally the same in both titles – recruit people to your squad and order them around without throwing a single punch yourself. Manipulate the public like a real politician!

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March 06, 2021 at 08:00AM
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