If you like a sense of humor in your games, this is a great little puzzle platforming adventure. It feels like an old Tim Schafer point and click game. The puzzles are never very tough and the platforming is never tricky, but the humor and the top notch voice acting carry this game. Easily some of the best characters I've seen in a game recently. Just be aware that there are only 10 chapters which take about half an hour each to complete. I picked it up on sale for around $5 which is a great deal, but I wouldn't have a problem if I paid $15 for it - I know I'll replay it at some point, it's too funny not to.
Got it on ps4 for free a LOOOOOOOOOONG time ago but never played it, now i've bought it on here and it was a fun adventure. Funny with crazy jokes throughout. Devs really put effort into making you laugh. 10/10
Pleasantly surprised by this game. Very lighthearted and funny in terms of story and mood. The gameplay involves figuring out what item is needed to progress the story via reading the brains of the NPCs and finding a way to obtain these items. Within a stage, the puzzle aspect of the game involves determining the sequence of interaction with the NPCs to reach the stage's conclusion, with minor platforming and stealth sections throughout. High production values and beautiful 2.5D carboard cut-out style art. The game is not very taxing and is a good chillout game for when you don't feel like something heavy. Decent length
Perfect game if you are looking for something to relax and laught to. Witty dialogues, interesting artstyle, fast pace. Some might say that it's too short but in my opinion that's part of its charm. Made my day off work truly refreshing.
Stick It To The Man is an adventure game much like Double Fine’s adventure games, only in 2D. And what a wonderfully creative, original, funny and, above all, underappreciated adventure it is. In this adventure you get to play as Ray who soon after the game starts gets hit by a canister filled with a secret substance. When he awakes he now has the ability to interact with the environment using a newly obtained (alien) pink spaghetti arm - sticking out of his head! - oh, and he also the ability to read people’s minds. Naturally the government to which the canister originally belonged to now want to capture Ray. Well, that can’t be good. And so begins his adventure. Ray will come across people and situations that will require him to read the thoughts of the person(s) in question in order to get an idea of what’s being asked of him. So, for example, in order to save a person contemplating suicide, because of love issues, you’ll have to read his mind first (with the arm) and then you’ll find out you have to talk to the one he’s in love with. And from then on you’ll have to figure out further how to solve the problem. As I already mentioned it’s also possible to interact with the environment. You can place stickers in it and also tear away or fold parts of the world itself, again, by using the spaghetti arm. It speaks for itself that these gameplay elements are also used for puzzle solving. In fact, stickers play a huge role in the game. You can grab specific ‘stickers‘ (words is a better word for this review) from mind reading, like say, for example, sleeping and then use it on a guard to put him to sleep. Anyway, Ray can be controlled just like you would control a character in a regular platformer game. You’ll be able to go left and right and also jump and down. This also means you can actually die, unlike old school adventure games, but there’s a plethora of checkpoints where you will respawn in case this happens. Besides walking Ray will also be able to obtain items that help solve puzzles. So basically a platformer with point-and-click elements. And the game is full of these great, little puzzles and they’re all fun to solve, but this is also due to the fact that it’s a short game of roughly four to five hours of gameplay with no replay value after you finish it. Unfortunately. Then again, this isn’t any different than many other adventure games, as you may well know. But in this case it is a shame, because the humor is done so well and the situations can be quite absurd. It’s an adventure that just feels fun and is fun. Stick It To The Man hasn’t been a huge success on PC, so with the release on Switch just a few months ago hopefully they can sell enough to have another go at the IP eventually. Because this asks for more, even if you’re normally not a fan of the genre. If you’ve ever played Paper Mario then you have an idea of what Stick It To The Man looks like. Except that it has way more detail in its characters, animations and world. It’s a very specific, comical, colorful style that they use. It looks simply amazing in motion. The voice acting is strong, even with its limited budget, and the music is catchy and memorable. There were no issues or glitches during my time with it. It felt very polished and ran extremely well, as expected from a 2D game. Most of the times, at least. I think the adventure genre in general is being overlooked quite often. The gameplay is obviously a little more passive compared to other games. Yet that’s no excuse to let this game go by unnoticed. If you like humor, crazy situations and gorgeous visuals, or if you’ve ever played a Double Fine game that you appreciated, go to the store page and click that Buy button. I can guarantee* that you won’t be disappointed. *Okay, I can’t actually guarantee that. If you enjoyed this review please consider following me: curator page [https://store.steampowered.com/curator/41144728-markdj/]
Stick It To The Man is a colourful platform/puzzle game where you use stickers on objects to progress in the game. The art style is cartoony with cardboard figures and looks special in a positive way. Story U play as Ray, an average guy that one day gets a mysterious tentacle on his head that grants him the ability to read minds, and so a crazy journey begins to find out why this happened to him. My thoughts about the game I had a great time with this game reading peoples minds, and often there was funny dialogue among the different characters u meet in game. I liked the art and colours in this game, and that the objects u pick up is different stickers for different purposes. The game is sometimes challenging with platform sections, that could be frustrating to some people (including me), but its not a hard portion of the game to master. I recommend this game to all that like puzzle/platformers with a different art style and funny dialogues.
One of the better indie games out there. An interesting title that does things differently. What not to expect: - combat - platforming - a challenge What to expect: - cool sound track (Jazz like I think) - Surreal art style - Funny story and dialogue - An interesting game mechanic (you basically can mind read people, steal their thoughts, "stick" them somewhere else and use it to grab high ledges) - logical "puzzles" Synopsis: You are Ray, Ray has a spaghetti arm growing out of his head with which he can do the aforementioned things. Reading people's minds will unlock the "puzzles", which are mainly get A to B to progress. Sounds boring, but the challenge is not what makes the game appealing. It's the art style, the humour, the semi-professional voice acting and the chilled sound track. It's definitely worth picking up for about 10 dollars or so and can be beaten in about 5-6 hours I'd say. There is NO replay value, however, so maybe you want to pick this up during a sale. I found it entertaining enough and got it via summer sale. Definitely recommended, just for NOT being an indie platformer, FPS or roguelike game, which is apparently all the indie scene has to offer, which doesn't suck. Oh and some sim games I guess...
It's not THE Psychonauts sequel we've all been waiting for, but it's got nice art style (2D in 3D graphics) and good writing that both look and feel like they were lifted from DoubleFine's concept room. Gameplay is a platformer-stealth-puzzle mix that is quite relaxed most of the time, platforming is a bit sloppy, puzzles are not always logical (but are solvable anyway because of a limited number of possible interactions), stealth is jaringly uneven, but i like setting, art, story and voice acting. If you loved Psychonauts (and who didn't?), you are likely to like 'Stick it to The Man!' Now, if only developers bothered with a demo...
An imaginative platformer with an inspired art style. I would hesitate to describe it as a puzzle platformer there is some puzzling but it's more reminiscent of an old - school adventure like Simon’s Quest . In those, dialogue and text exchange happens sort of like an inventory where words or phrases get added and can be used to unlock new options. Stick takes it a step further. using a telekinetic hand jutting out of his brain, Ray can take thoughts from one person's mind and place them in another. t’s quaint and silly. In addition there is some light stealth parts and chasing going on as Ray avoids the “The Man,” and tries to get his girlfriend back. It’s never too challenging and it’s a fun adventure overall.
The Good: + Wonderful Psychonauts'esk art style. + Simplistic yet charming animation. + Has some genuinely funny moments, which is rare in games. + Decent sized cast of likable, if one dimensional (heh), characters. The bad: - Some bugs when using a controller (use mouse/keyboard instead) - Some bugs with audio (crackles sometimes) - Only one real song (trailer/title one), rest is ambient audio. Final thoughts: It's not a very long game, and the technical issues did put a bit of a damper on the experience, but overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. (Indie Bullet Point Reviews [https://store.steampowered.com/curator/39309883-Indie-Bullet-Point-Reviews/])
I highly recommend Stick it to the Man! to those who enjoy point and click adventure games and platformers. Got a mixture of puzzle solving and chase sequences to help keep it fresh The levels are large enough to be challenging but not too big that you're get lost. The game will lives and dies on his written and humor and while not every joke lands, you can still find chuckles from many of them. Not to mention all the wacky characters to interact with. If you do by it, I recommend taking it slow so you can listen to the dialog and the characters All in all, a good game to play for a day.
Feels like a Tim Burton movie. I really love the music and art style. It's fun to read minds. It took me about 4 hours to complete but to me that's perfect because if the game was longer it would get tiresome. The puzzles are simple trial and error on where to put what and the platforming is never hard. I found the game way too easy but I really enjoyed the story and the sense of humor throughout.
Pretty good game It's a game that reminds me of psychonauts which is a good thing, I guess lol. Well I did find one problem while playing through the game there was a glitch where the hand would break and fly out to the direction I was looking and become unusable. But I did enjoy the game and I would give it on a rating 9/10
It’s not bad. Just disappointing. STORY: You’re a dude who has an alien stuck in his brain and now he has telekinesis and mind reading and a bad guy is after the alien. The story is pretty simple and overall, it progresses at a good pace. Each level has a mini story and an overall mission. Each character you interact with is a piece of this overall mission and you do the standard adventure game logic of “get item, place item, reward”. However, the characters are kind of boring. Each one only has one trait and they usually disappear after one area so they don’t feel interesting. Each one spurts 1 or 2 lines and except for one joke referencing the godfather, I didn’t laugh at all. I didn’t know much about these characters and I didn’t want to. GAMEPLAY: It’s an adventure game. Talk to people, collect items, repeat. In this case, you collect stickers which you can apply to other characters and objects. However, the gameplay isn’t super deep. With one exception, each sticker is used exactly once and it’s not challenging at all. Just make an entire trip through the level talking to everyone on the way and they will literally tell you what sticker they need most of the time. There are also platforming sections but the only challenge is the fact that dudes chase you through the section if they see you. In the later levels, it gets pretty tedious because you basically have to stand in a particular location, place a sticker on a dude, and run for it. It’s trial and error rather than anything fun. GRAPHICS/PERFORMANCE: (WITH A 970, 4790K, 16GB OF RAM, SSD) The art style of paper in a 3D environment is just fantastic and it really is super creative visually. Not a fan of the characters personally but I can see that a lot of love went into the visuals. The voice acting is varied and there are a lot of characters but see above for boring characters. Ran great and never crashed. FINAL THOUGHTS: It’s really not bad and normally I wouldn’t mind something like this but the story was just super uninteresting. When I’m skipping the dialog in an adventure game, it’s kinda failed me.
Fun and creative game! Love it!
Short and sweet. Bizarre humor but wonderful art, unique aesthetics. Get it on a sale!
It’s a rare gift to deliver an absurd and sparkling but logical (in its own way) story. IT’S ABOUT: * how is it to be Mel Gibson from What Women Want but in video game; * reading NPC’s minds and helping them to solve their problems; * checking that your “condition was in”; * laughing a lot. WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY THIS: * the atmosphere of total insanity in sauce of jokes about Smoking Man from X-files, pirates, Peter Pen, Moby-D.ck, nurses and doctors (incl. your favourite - psychiatrists), Big-Foot, Santa Claus, Walking Dead (game or TV show – have no idea, but it was certainly about it), they even refer on old comedy “Stop! Or my Mom will Shoot” with Stallone... * stylish “flat” graphic; * vivid main character; * the game brings forgotten feeling of enjoying playing – not working, not suffering, not nervous trying to beat a hard level, not "push X to win" – just pure entertainment. WHY YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT: * it’s short – will take 5…6 hours, not more and maybe 1…2 additional hours to get all achievements, but through the fact that it is a game where humor plays main part it’s quite long; * unfortunately, there’s no such thing as replay ability – it’s great only for one time as any good joke. Great parody – unique thing in computer games. And do not look screenshots: you will be just poisoned with spoilers.
Don't stick it to the man or your graphics card, and be sure to externally limit/sync your frame rate for it will avoid your card's brain to end up frie;d! 9/10 — 🥓Nothing more to report ;-)
One of my favorite games of all time, way too underground. I've tried looking for the soundtrack on YouTube or Lets plays on YouTube and I barely found anything. This game needs far more recognition I love it so much. The story is great, the puzzles are amazing, the humor is ten outta ten. I love it.
One of the craziest games I have EVER played. Epic!!!