Friday, June 27, 2008

The Political Machine 2008

Developer: Stardock
Publisher: Stardock
Release Date: June 16, 2008
System: PC
ESRB Rating: E10+
Official Web site

In a nutshell: Becoming leader of the free world has never been so much fun.
0:00 I've been a political junkie since before I could vote, so this game should be right up my alley if it's at all good and/or accurate.

0:10 Since I count the annoying installation times on PS3 games, it's only fair that I count this game's somewhat ridiculous 10-minute installation sequence against it. There's not even any hints or fun animations or anything to make the time pass more quickly.

0:11 A remix of "Hail to the Chief" plays as bobblehead versions of political candidates hop down a street. Obama, McCain, Hillary and many more plaster trees with their signs as they hop their way to the White House. Cut to an interior shot, where Dubya is packing up. He hears rumbling outside, and all the candidates appear at the window, grinning like vultures. Is that Abe Lincoln?

0:12 There sure are a lot of tutorials, which I guess makes sense, because the average American knows about as much about the political system as they do about ancient Sumerian. It's all just pages and pages of text, so I'll skim through it. Back in a jiff.

Read the full review at Crispy Gamer


Patrick Skahill said...

Why does Hillary Clinton look like Conan O'Brien?

Kyle said...

"Why does Hillary Clinton look like Conan O'Brien?"