Friday, April 17, 2009

Gayest Game: Enchanted Arms

Friday, April 17, 2009

Enchanted Arms CoverAs I mentioned in the Great Cheap Game: Culdcept post, I often look for cheap, old games I never tried. Like movies, so many games exist, I often miss some good ones.

I wish I had missed this bad one. I had seen Enchanted Arms for Xbox 360 and the PS3 quite cheap at my local Gamestop. It appeared a "classic" RPG (role-playing game) style. Hastings had it for rent. It looked good....until I played it.

Why So Bad?

First, it has horrible, weird dialogue. The acting sounds like one guy changing his voice. Second, the script babbles on with lame conversation.

Thirdly, it is SO gay. Not to offend my gay and lesbian friends. Not to revert to 13 yr. old dialogue. But, OMG gay....totally gay....Liberace gay. One character is actually gay, and has this weird flaming presence. It's rather offending and stereotypical. His spells look he plays his little saxophone and sings "Aaaagghh." Watch the movie below to give you some impression of this character.

Of all genres, I expect RPGs to have a story with well-developed characters. I may skip past some dialogue, but in general I watch, read, and get involved. I rented the worst game ever. I hope the writers and developers now work for Chuck E. Cheese.

Anything Good?

Well, I just couldn't play it for more than a few battles. But, I did get a damn good laugh out of it. Seriously, I had tears running down my face. Was it supposed to be this funny? Sort-of the same laugh I have with a really bad "B movie." Those movies we watched on Mystery Science Theatre 3000 look like Oscar material next to this game.

Your Worst Game?

We all have different tastes. That's what makes life very fun. I've disliked games for lag, gameplay, and difficulty. What is the worst game you ever played? Why was it SO bad?


Nathan said...

This is a funny post...the title is provocative and risky, but of course the actual post explains the title. I have never considered the idea of the gay lifestyle being incorporated into video games, so this was interesting to learn.

VSanchez said...

Is this game suppose to be taken seriously? I can not stop laughing over the preview of the game. It looks like this game took the playbook from Will and Grace. I may just rent the game to get a good laugh.

Alex said...

Wow, I can't even make it through that video without getting the chills. It is so bad, I'm embarrassed for the developers. Why would they even think to do this? Was it an attempt to reach out to stereotypical gay people, or was it a joke, or was some developer team getting even with a publisher for past grievances? I'm sorry, I made it to the sax solo, and had to stop the video because of overwhelming "douche-chills."

Anonymous said...

WOW. That was pretty horrendous! You're definetly right that it was offensive, what were they thinking!! I got a pretty good laugh out of that. And I'm glad you watch Mystery Science Theater 3000... I LOVE that show and was pretty devestated when it got cancelled. I think Joel and Crow could have had a field day with that trailer

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