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and passed this meager rose garden with only a rose sticking out over the floor, maybe building it It was not even on my to-do list, I waddled impulsively over it, tugged at it, shoved it to a mound in the back corner and dropped it there, the man panicked, he ran to him and stuffed him back in the dirt.
The whole playing field of Untitled Goose Game is that you are an asshole goose terrorizing this nice middle-class town somewhere in England . On your checklist are activities like "Rake in the Lake" – pulling the nice man's rake into the lake – and catching the shopkeeper in her garage. The last one was the first task given to me when my friend gave me the controller. We all sat on sofas in my living room, playing alternately on the computer, eating and watching. After a few minutes with the game, it dawned on me that it just felt so completely mean. I had no context for the shopkeeper. What has she ever done to me? Getting her into the damp garage and closing the door before she could walk – for any specific reason – resulted in a special degree of sociopathy. Everyone watched, my friends laughed.
The whining about how mean the goose in Untitled Goose Game is like moaning about how you do not want to jack up cars in Grand Theft Auto . There is no other way to play or enjoy the game. In fact, it's the goose's unabashed, hard-boiled asshole that Untitled Goose Game earned her virality. There are many games in which the player is the agent of justice, and any chaos caused in the line of duty is justified by the ends. There are not that many who are an ethical chaos agent. An entire button is dedicated to HONK . This is the gimmick, and it is embarrassing to admit that at first it was just too mean .
In the quiet of the spring weekends of this gardener, I can not help but feel guilty as I grab a snappy man's newspaper and threw it into a well. I can not help but flinch as I get someone to break a fancy vase – probably a family heirloom. For each meal I took away from a gardener, I compulsively created background stories – how the apple was picked by hand, the sandwich made with cheese from his neighbor's farm. For some reason, where the context was left blank, I filled it with details that made the goose's actions even more unbearable. Time and again my friends reminded me that this was not a normal or healthy approach to the game.
After handing over the controller, one of them told me something I'll never forget. Something that wiped clean the remorse I felt after yanking that woman's bra off the hanger or chasing the laymen in the city with menacing honking. "Just pretend they're all Brexites," he said.
This gameplay strategy was discussed in detail on on Twitter and immediately freed me from my past sins . I will not "Whatever your policy is …" Because it's my goose game and my game diary After the reporter had asked in an interview with Vulture if the players could imagine that the Goose punished the citizens for choosing Brexit, a developer even gave permission for this Untitled Game Meta-Narrative, saying, "You can, if you want! We're happy to predict what you want, we have our joke canon. "This" joke canon, "said the developer, read:
" He plays in a world where a goose chased Margaret Thatcher out of office and Tony Benn made Britain take over Social Democracy in the UK All people are good Marxists, and they are all good people, and the goose is just a goose. "All the people on Twitter responded and said," Oh, I'm feeling sick that the goose molests these Marxists. "
That's part of the brilliance of this game. Meaningless evil can only be entertaining for so long, and for low-morale babies like me, this causes many people to have bad days, and we usually feel shitty when we're not on an equity-driven mission. So without context or motive, that Untitled Goose Game gives us everything we are looking for, so that I can simultaneously make a story about the gardener's last rose and feel comfortable plucking out under it.