A game that allows you to willingly fling insults around and reward you for it? I’m in!
Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast is a follow-up to last year’s Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator, but as the name may suggest, has a star-studded Hollywood twist to it. It’s basically a beat’em up, complete with health bars and all, but instead of going at each other with fisticuffs, here, words are your weapons. Build insults by selecting phrases from a shared list, and whoever can offer the most offence to their opponent will do the most damage. Insults range from the downright bizarre to personal slights that drag up film-themed sensitivities that your celebrities may harbour, and while most concoctions you come up with are utterly ridiculous, many are genuinely funny.
There’s a single-player story mode as well as local and online co-op. It’s entertaining enough in single player, but it’s playing with a friend where The Hollywood Roast really shines. Make ’em personal, or keep it strictly about your character – either way, you’re both going to end up guffawing at some of the crazy insults that get thrown about.
How about “Your mom is uglier than Jonah Hill’s humid undercarriage”, or “You can’t afford your therapist and you aren’t even on IMDB”? The same prompts will come up time and time again, but the options available for you to combine them and create something unique are almost endless.
Watch us have a head-to-head battle as ‘The Greasy Wizard’ and ‘Dirty Potter’ in the video below!
Every character has their own insecurities that’ll net you extra points if you bring up, but it’s down to you to discover what they are as you play. For instance, battle against ‘Marilyn Nomore’ and net extra points for daring to insult her age or appearance.
Don’t go into Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast expecting to play a serious game. It’s all about being silly, offensive and, at times, downright rude. That might not be for everyone, but if you’ve got even a smidgen of a sense of humour, you’re sure to get a kick out of seeing a cartoonised Gandalf in his pants, telling a cross between Dirty Harry and Harry Potter that his dad is as stylish as a hairy Hobbit toe. We loved it.