Her Majesty’s Spiffing, Xbox One Review
EVER WONDER WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE, IF THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND DECIDED TO DISBAND PARLIMENT? NO? ME NEITHER. JOIN ME FELLOW DRUNKARDS, AS I REVIEW HER MAJESTY’S SPIFFING.
Developed by BillyGoat Entertainment LTD, Her Majesty’s Spiffing is a click and point puzzle game that takes place in space. Our two main characters Frank (a military idiot), and Aled (typical science nerd stereotype), have been shot into space in a converted Big Ben spaceship. Their mission, “to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
YEP. THEY ACTUALLY SAY THAT WITHIN THE FIRST COUPLE MINUTES OF THE GAME.
So you play as Frank, with Aled doing absolutely nothing, but blame you for everything that goes wrong. Aled seriously just sits there drinking his tea in the seat next to you, as you break all the ships controls. Here starts your adventure.
The ship is small, but for some reason it seems larger every time you tediously run back and forth from each section of the ship solving the puzzles. Some puzzles are extremely easy, while some can be a little challenging. Half the challenge is remembering what you started doing in the first place.
I found myself saying, “ooooooooh, ok, I get it,” through most of the game. Trial and error is your best friend in this game. It’s a pretty short game, and most village idiots should be able to complete it within 2-4 hours.
The cartoony graphics are in par with most puzzle clicking games and fit the games humor quite well. The objects you can interact with become highlighted when you get closer. There are plenty of other objects, that I feel should have been interactive but maybe were scrubbed due to time constraints. It seems unfinished at times.
Voice acting is rather good for this game but music and other sounds are pretty forgettable. Out of the few sounds, the only one I can remember writing down is Frank’s boots tapping on the spaceship floor. Get used to it. You’ll hear it a lot.
I really wish I could say a bit more without ruining the plot of the game. If you enjoy some dry British humor, and only want to kill a morning or afternoon, than this may be the game for you. If you’re looking for anything else and short on cash, skip it for now.
OVERALL, THIS ONE IS GETTING 2 BEERS OUT OF A 6 PACK FROM ME. VERY SHORT, AND NO REPLAY VALUE AT ALL.
THIS HAS BEEN DRUNKEN SPIDEY. UNTIL NEXT TIME, THROW ME A BEER.