Are you sick of the corporate grind? Sick of constantly saying yes as work colleagues and bosses keep shifting their workload onto you? Then Say No! More… The game you have been waiting for to release all that ‘NO’ energy! The word no is taken to the next level in this interesting, nostalgic and unique no led game developed by Studio Fizbin and published by Thunderful Publishing. Say No! More changes an intern’s first nervous day at work into an adventure as they chase after their unicorn lunchbox and discover the power of the world no.
Say No! More takes the word no to the next level as the player has the option of saying no in any language including Irish Gaelic. Follow the intern’s journey when they discover a Walkman (portable tape player, like an iPod but plays tapes) with a motivational tape that centres on dealing with social situations where the power of the word no becomes valuable. It’s not long into Say No! More that the player will find themselves using the word no like it’s their machine gun ploughing down their office colleagues and turning a bland dismal situation into an entertaining video game littered with self-proclaimed bosses and rude work colleagues.
As the player progresses their power of no will grow stronger, moving through the office like the Dragonborn lifting office furniture and colleagues. As the player reaches each employee’s request, they will combine no with mockery to overcome each response and providing comedic entertainment. From dropping into a game show in the workplace, to having lunch in a park that holds alligators, this game holds no bars on wackiness. Puns are also a plenty when it comes to each chapter title and working in the word ‘NO’.
The menu welcomes you with 90’s nostalgia with pumping synths accompanied by drum machines and bright colours. Character creation keeps in tradition of simplicity of games from the older era where the customisation isn’t too crazy with limited options, so the player won’t find themselves wasting a lot of time tweaking their right cheek dimple but still at the same time having enough character creating options to keep players entertained.
Gameplay is relatively simple as the game is straight forward with no room for getting lost as the player is guided to each situation, all the player has to concentrate on is the story and how to respond to these situations. The game is broken up into 8 chapters, as their character progresses in the art of utilising ‘no’ such as heated, cold, lazy and wacky, later unlocking the power of charging the word . Accompanied with the word no the player will also unlock four different methods of mockery such as:
- “Uh-huh yeah”, pretending to listen.
- “Hahahaha”, laughing at colleagues.
- Clapping, sarcastically.
- “Hmmm”, rudely humming over your colleagues as they talk.
Graphics are 90’s themed, being pixelated, bold and taking the player back to the simple gaming era. Soundtrack follows suit being 90’s themed also, usually running a poppy synth accompanied by a programmed drum pattern found on most drum machines or loop stations in the background of games from the 90’s.
Say No! More is strictly a single player game with no online or multiplayer option, which opens the option of pausing the game at any moment along the player’s journey. Although the game can be pause there is no option to save. If the player exits mid chapter and returns, they will have to play from the start of the last chapter they reached. The game is all ages friendly as there are no course language, gore or physical violence also supporting LGBTQIA promoting equality.
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7 – Good This game is an all-round solid game that delivers features well. It’s a game that most games will likely enjoy. If you’re not a fan of the game or genre then you may want to wait for a deal before picking it up.
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Say No! More was reviewed on PC through Steam and is also available on Nintendo Switch and iOS.
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