When it comes to our Nindie Spotlights, most of the time we focus on deep, meaningful, and amazing indie games. Well, Goat Simulator: The GOATY is none of those things, so why are we focusing on this title today? One simple reason: It is fantastically fun, and some times that is all you need in a video game experience.
My name is Jason, and this is your Nindie Spotlight for today: Goat Simulator: The GOATY!
Goat Simulator: The GOATY
Goat Simulator: The GOATY is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU on the go, thanks to the hybrid capabilities of the Nintendo Switch. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat; your dreams have finally come true!
Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style and you’ll earn even more points!
This is Goat Simulator: The GOATY! A chaotic and insanely fun romp around a goofy town, a space station, a medieval setting, or a beachfront resort area, and it never gets old blowing stuff up and turning into a demon goat as you continue your destructive path. Pure chaos, pure fun. What more do you need?
The greatest charm of Goat Simular is not having anything substantial to do, and yet you are given a platform to do so much. You want to headbutt or back kick civilians? Go right ahead! You want to try and ride a bicycle or a skateboard as a goat? I mean, if you want too. You want to shoot across an area thanks to a bottle rocket? Sure thing!
There are just so many things to do that it is hard to even recall all of them, and since The GOATY includes the main game and all DLC, all of this insanity can be enjoyed in other areas and even in other ways. Goat Simulator, Goat MMO Simulator, Goat Simulator: GoatZ, Goat Simulator: Payday and Goat Simulator: Waste of Space are all different locations and modes that allow you to do obnoxious things with your goat, and it is all entertaining to the core. Good ol’ fun.
Although Goat Simulator for the most part has no objectives, there are things you can do to unlock new skins and abilities, and many of these are so over-the-top that you cannot help but laugh and want to use them.
Most of the simple unlocks are skins that are just plain silly, like a dolphin in a wheelchair, a camel, or a giraffe, and these are mostly unlocked by clearing bizarre side missions or finding a certain amount of goat trophies that are spread around the world. You can change your skin on the fly, which is fun, but the best are the special skins that provide abilities for your goat.
One of the best ones is found in the first area, and it is the Devil Goat. You need to kill and sacrifice 5 humans on a pentagram located in the mountainous area, and boom! You become a devil goat with the power to manipulate matter into a ball, and then you can launch it. There are so many other crazy skins with modifiers that will continue to entertain you for hours upon hours, and they all provide unique abilities for your goat, making the silly chaos even sillier.
Goat Simulator: The GOATY may not be the greatest indie game, may not be the deepest indie game, and may not be the most memorable indie game, but it excels in making you laugh and keeping you entertained in the wildest ways imaginable.
Thankfully this title is on sale frequently, so if you are unwilling to pay full price for it, add it to your Wishlist and grab this when it goes down! You will not be disappointed, and the fact that it has local co-op adds even more to the plate. This is actually a massive title that will offer you limitless hours of fun, so why not get that goat ready, “baaa” to your heart’s content, and destroy worlds inhabited by stupid humans? This is your world, so prepare it for the GOAT!
There is your Nindie Spotlight on Goat Simulator: The GOATY. Join us next time for another brief look into the Nintendo Switch’s best Nindie titles. What are some of your favorite indie games? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you for visiting Nintendo Link.
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My name is Jason Capp. I am a husband, father, son, and brother, and I am a gamer, a writer, and a wannabe pro wrestler. It is hard to erase the smile on this simple man.