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What's it about?
In essence, OH...SIR! THE INSULT SIMULATOR is a fighting game. But instead of punching and kicking your opponents, you have to insult them by assembling a biting barb from a random selection of words and phrases. If you run out of good words or phrases, you can get more by sipping your tea. You also have to use proper grammar and do all this before time runs out. While playing against the computer, friends, or strangers, you string together words and phrases that involve the smell/fashion sense/questionable actions of the other character's mother, sister, math teacher, country, and more. To earn the maximum points, determine your opponent's weakness, such as death, sense of style, and so on.
Is it any good?
By replacing fists and feet with phrases and words, this fighting game is a silly romp that may get stale fast. In Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator, most of the insults are tame, sometimes even weird: "Your mother acts like you're a frightened schoolboy!" This actually makes the game more comedic than anything else. But while this can be amusing for a while, eventually it gets a a little old. It's also not something most parents would want little kids to play since it involves meanness, even though it's meant in fun. It definitely takes a certain sense of humor to want to play it on a regular basis, and it will take frequent updates of both characters and insults to keep players coming back. Still, it's a unique, fresh, nonviolent game that encourages a twisted sort of creativity and strategy -- so long as players don't take the insults offline.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the insults in Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator and in real life. Why is it not appropriate to talk to other people in real life the way you do in this game? Would these insults really hurt a person's feelings? Would some more than others? Why?
Talk about grammar. Why is it important to know the rules, even if you don't always follow them when talking to friends and family?
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