When you watch this episode you’ll hear me repeat the concept, if not the exact words, that humour in games is subjective and tricky to review for a broad audience. That’s because it is! I’m sorry if it gets annoying, it’s just kinda how it works.
I wasn’t actually going to do this game for RiR but the score spread was so interesting that I felt like it would be interesting, and I’m super glad I did. There are some amazing reviews in here, doing some really interesting things. Edwin Evans-Thirlwell’s review is a spectacular breakdown of why the Rick and Morty formula doesn’t work (for them) in video game form. Josh West’s attempts to avoid talking about the humour resulted in a completely unique vibe. Andrew Farrell’s decision to write in a style resembling the way Rick Sanchez speaks was a big swing, and it caught enough of an edge to reach a boundary, even if it didn’t make it out of the park.