The story is about this poor guy called Ray, who ends up in coma and wakes up with a 16-foot pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his head. The arm gives him the power to actually listen to anyone’s thoughts, which he hears as an inner monologue. But that’s not all — he can also put thoughts into people’s heads, change what they think about, and even pull objects out from peoples thoughts.
As you can imagine, this power is pretty useful. Soon enough, Ray finds himself being chased down by strange agents and a mysterious character called The Man.
Stick It to The Man! features a cast of over a 100 interesting characters (each character can be mind-read), such as a disco dancing mafia Don that isn’t shy of getting the competition “taken care of”, a balding Yeti with a love crush on her hairy guard, a psychiatric warden with a split personality disorder and even good old Santa makes a short visit. It’s like Christmas, but stranger!
The dialogue is written by Adventure Time writer Ryan North, over 10 hours of voice acting, and you’ll laugh playing the game… if not, well you might actually be dead. Ehhm..Sorry!
At any point in the game you can activate something we call mega-pulsating-brain-mode (we could also call it mind-reading mode, but that didn’t sound as cool). All characters on screen (even animals and the occasional ghost) will reveal their brains and you can then slap The Arm into their brain. This will enable you to listen to their most inner thoughts. You’ll get all the juicy details and whacky thoughts. What is the doctor really thinking when examining you? Is the old lady on the bus an alien? What or who did the crocodile eat for breakfast?
So if you own a PS4 and have always wanted to be able to read people’s minds and find out what they’re really thinking – you’ll soon be able to. The game has been enhanced to take advantage of next-gen features, Ray’s madcap adventures are now displayed in pin-sharp 1080p and the DualShock 4 controller speakers are used to tap into characters thoughts in the game, further separating the mindreading world from Ray’s world.
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