This coming Friday is a long awaited day. It is the Black Friday sale in which many items: TVs, Game Consoles and clothes etc. get sold for very cheap prices like £50 or even £20 pounds. This is the day in which many people push and battle to get the cheapest items they don’t necessarily need. It is a day of violence. Instead of being shoved why not just stay at home and play Christmas Shopper Simulator 2: Black Friday.
This game is a promotion for the British retail company GAME in the UK and it is a solo sequel to Christmas Shopper Simulator. It released last year on November 20th and it was made with a similar idea to Goat Simulator in which you have law-defying physics and unstoppable amounts of humour. The plot is simple: Buy the items in the list and … that’s about it? The entire game really is about messing around and doing crazy things.
Playing the game brings out laughter in you and it certainly made me laugh many times when I did hilariously stupid things like increasing the speed on the escalators which sent twenty people flying straight into a wall. The game is a great coping mechanism if you are ever feeling low during the season of Christmas. Although I would like to draw out a few criticisms for the game.
Firstly and the main thing is that the game needs to run smoothly and this can allow for the comedy of the game to be more realistic. The game runs very slowly and the best I can get out of the game is nine frames per second which makes the game lag and be a huge pain. If the game ran smoothly, it would definitely make the comedy of the game more hilarious and jovial. I mean if the developers deliberately made the game run very staticky to annoy gamers, then hats off to them -they managed to annoy a lot of people.
Secondly and finally, the game should be more plot driven. I do understand that the main aim of the game is to allow users to mess around and have a laugh but I feel like there should be a bit of a more story. The story is basic – You have to go buy a list of things for your family members as well as complete a range of challenges. However if it was plot driven, it would definitely intrigue a greater audience and make for an interesting game but all in all the game does attract a different audience.
There is a free demo of the game on the GAME website but to get the full game would require some money. Honestly I would recommend downloading the free demo of the game as it will cheer you up if you ever feel down. Christmas Shopper Simulator 2: Black Friday is definitely a game that one should play in the holiday season with a mug of hot chocolate and a close companion to watch you torture a computer avatar.