By – Thomas Faust

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Will Fight For Food: Super Actual Sellout: Game of the Hour. Well, that’s a mouthful. This game was recently re-released on Steam, after the 2012 version made it through Steam Greenlight. Pyrodactyl have reworked large parts of the original, redoing the graphics, rewriting most of the dialogue, and adding an annoyingly long subtitle, just for the fun of it. It’s still very much the same game, but its rough edges have been smoothed out a bit.

You play as Jared Dent, an ex-wrestler who infamously lost his last fight and then vanished from his hometown Whateville. Now, years later, he’s returned and trying to get his life back in order, whatever that may take. The game actually offers you the freedom to proceed as you see fit. You can talk your way out of most situations – or kick everyone in the shins. Since Whateville is basically inhabited by wrestlers, violence is always an option, and nobody is stopping you from rampaging through town.

Will Fight For Food

Should you prefer the diplomatic approach, Pyrodactyl have you covered with an interesting take on the average dialogue system. Not only can you pick what to say, you also choose how to say it: things like body language and tone influence people’s reactions. While this doesn’t always work the way you might imagine and lead to pretty weird conversations, it’s still fun. Fighting, on the other hand, consists of simple, brawler-style button mashing. While each single element of the game feels a little rough around the edges, it’s the sum of these parts that turn Will Fight For Food into something worth playing.

Depending on your taste, the game’s writing is either strong or comes across too strong. I thought it was funny, irreverent, and clever, playing with clichés and constantly shattering the fourth wall. But then, humor is an extremely subjective thing. The game’s trailers might be an adequate acid test for the kind of silliness you’re getting into. If you cackle at the phrase “diplomatic pugilism”, there’s hope you will enjoy this game. In any case, Will Fight For Food: Super Actual Sellout: Game of the Hour revels in its own ridiculousness, and I liked it a lot for that.

Conclusion – Is It Worth Your Money?

Lasting just a little over an hour, Will Fight For Food is a bite-sized gaming snack that’s probably unlike most other games out there. It’s different parts don’t always mesh too well, and it might be an acquired taste overall, but a game that eschews conventions and does its own weird little thing instead should be a game worth your time.

Will Fight For Food: SASGotH Technical Summary:

  • Time Played – 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
  • Widescreen Support – Yes
  • Resolution Played – 1920×1080
  • Windowed Mode – Yes
  • Bugs/Crashes Encountered – None
  • Control Scheme – Keyboard & Mouse
  • DRM – DRM free, Steamworks
  • System Specs – 3.5Ghz AMD FX-6300, AMD Radeon R9 270X, 8GB RAM
  • Game Acquisition Method – Purchased By Thomas Faust
  • Availability – Official Site, Steam
  • Demo – No
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