Just Die Already
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Indulge a guilty pleasure as your ageing character flails around collecting knives, bombs and basketballs while avoiding electrocution and hungry sharks
Just Die Already takes the outrageous nature of Goat Simulator and brings it to a completely new concepts and premise. But, while the experience is fun and a laugh, it is fairly shallow and physics don't hold up to other games in the genre. A funny time, but definitely nothing to go running to tell your grandparents about.
I threw a grenade filled with bees at a bunch of martial artists. The bees killed two of them. You have to be wary of bees, as they are clearly quite deadly.
Just Die Already is an enjoyably mean-spirited game that would cross the line into hateful if it wasn’t so gleeful in its disrespect for elders. Less Octodad, more octogenarian, a surplus of the usual physics sandbox glitches don’t detract from fun that's as densely packed as the very coffins you're dodging.
Just Die Already is a game that offers you the odd few hours of reprieve from other, more serious experiences, handing you the reins and coaxing you into experimenting with every ridiculous idea that pops into your head. It's fantastic fun in short bursts, silly, but structured well enough to offer you a challenge if that's what you're looking for. I'd recommend grabbing a couple of buddies and seeing what chaotic exploits you can get up to. It's certainly worth the time — especially at the game's price point — even if it's not the kind of thing that you can sit down to play for hours at a time.
While Just Die Already features a great concept, funny gameplay, and an excellent art style. Its lack of objectives and narrative really hold it back from being anything but a few minute novelty.
Replacing goats with pensioners and expanding the possibilities with better controls, more weapons and a literal bucket list of things to do makes this a sandbox worth exploring. Great price too!
Playing this with my three year old son (don’t judge me) had us rolling around struggling to breathe due to how incredibly amusing it really was. I tip my flat cap and salute with my walking stick to Double Moose Games and Curve Digital for a very silly time indeed.
Just Die Already is a game principally about killing people, but which fails to make the killing fun or satisfying in any way, and as a result presents about as much utility as a power drill made out of wet cardboard.