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Speaking Simulator

Affable Games
Jan 30, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

17%

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Speaking Simulator Available on Switch and PC Jan 30

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Speaking Simulator on Nintendo Switch - Vote for me on Jan 30, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Speaking Simulator

Speaking Simulator is a fun idea that remained best on paper.

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Like its protagonist, Speaking Simulator starts off okay but later reveals itself to be a janky mess upon further inspection.

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Speaking Simulator is a great idea delivered in mostly the right way. It throws its android protagonist into some brilliantly awkward situations and, once you've unlocked his entire repertoire of facial movements, things get pleasingly hectic. However, a lack of polish with regards to the controls, zero replayability, a janky combo system and the fact you don't actually seem to be able to fail a level all conspire to hold it back from being really easy to recommend.

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Much like the games it takes inspiration from, Speaking Simulator definitely isn’t for everyone. It’s a short physics-based romp filled with slapstick quality and well-written humour that’s bound to make anyone laugh regardless of whether you’re playing or watching. Despite its short runtime and minimal replay value, if Speaking Simulator piques your interest I implore you to give it a go, it’s as entertaining as it looks, but don’t expect anything much deeper than that.

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Speaking Simulator does a great job at providing comedic dialogue and a diverse selection of situations that need conversing, but overall the game falls short. The upgrade system was a welcomed addition but didn't change my perception after finishing the game. If you are willing to accept the fact that you will likely only get a few hours of enjoyment out of this title, then this is something to consider for those looking for comedic fun.

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Unfortunately the novelty wears off far too quickly and you're left with a shame pile title likely to keep collecting dust, unless you're really in to Katy from HR.

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When that's allowed to be the focus, laughter courses through its circuitry. Sometimes the wiring of this robot obscures the best parts, though, as the dizzying amounts of QWOP-esque systems draw the focus off the heart and onto the brain, where the controls and mechanics reside

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Speaking Simulator is not only hilarious; it also offers clever gameplay that'll compel you to retry scenarios over and over again.

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