STICK IT TO THE MAN
By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on May 5, 2014
In Stick It To The Man we play as Ray, who is most undoubtedly having at a bad day. He gets into a bizarre accident and falls into a coma. And that's where our adventure starts. During his coma Ray discovers a big, pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his head which looks just like those toys of the early days. With this arm Ray can read the mind of others, people and animals. Also he can use as a grappling hook. And because you're in a paper environment, you can tear wallpapers away, grab stickers off walls or people or stick them to something or someone else.
A fun feature of Stick It To The Man is the way the game saves your progress. Your game will be automatically saved every time you walk by a Mr. Copy machine and there are lots of them out there. (Thank you Zoink Games!) Should you expire, the camera goes back to the last visited Mr. Copy machine and it prints a new you. I personally liked this wacky way of saving and starting again.
The music in this game is phenomenal. Normally I don't really pay attention to the background music in games, cause when I do it's usually because it's annoying me. In Stick It To The Man however, this is entirely not the case. It's the exact opposite, to be honest. The soundtrack is played very well and it truly contributes to the mood of the game.
As you travel through the world, you will come across lots of people and strange situations and it's up to you to finds solutions for the problems they present. Go and hunt for stickers. Each sticker represent a possible solutions to another person's problem. It's through collecting these stickers and using them at the appropriate location that you complete the levels. But in truth, this sounds much more easy than it actually is.
The humor in this game is fantastic and the spot-on voice acting is contributes to it. Voices and emotions are sometimes a little overdone, but its suits the character or situation in question. I think it was absolutely hilarious to meet two mafia brothers named Mario and Luigi. Luigi was very upset, because he has to do all the hard work. Only because he's the younger brother.
Stick it to the Man is set in a 2D paper world, all done in a bright cartoonish style. The surroundings are set in dark and neon tones, which sets a pleasant and mysterious mood.
A lot of time and attention to detail went in creating this game and it shows. It is a great game, especially because it's a little different from your run-of-the-mill game, surprising and innovative. Stick It To The Man is a cross-buy title for the PlayStation 3 and Vita. Later this year it will also be released for the PlayStation 4 and Wii U.
STICK IT TO THE MAN
Wii U - Q2, 2014
PS4 - April 30, 2014
PS Vita - December 2014
PS3 - November 19, 2013