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Hail to the Chimp

Dec 14, 2007

Ear muffs, children. The Lion King has to step down.We know -we're all reeling from the news, but the abolishment of a monarchy doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. It seems the animal kingdom has banded together and "accomplished" a certain "mission" our government can't seem to do, and whipped a little democracy on a populace desperately in need of leadership.

Figuratively, the poo is about to hit the fan. Not unlike the California recall, which saw a Terminator steal the governor's seat out from under a porn star and Gary Coleman (it did happen!), the political ring is piled high with hastily thrown hats. But you don't have to worry about a boring and heavy-handed politicalexpose about our life and times. This is the developer whose last game featured a most lovable, flesh-eating zombie as the protagonist, so you know you're about to get bludgeoned with the humor hammer.

Example? They've told traditional cut-scenes to go screw -so both plot and progress will unfold via interviews and breaking scoops on GRR, the bestial news channel. And since it's primarily hosted by a woodchuck in asuit jacketyou're in for something decidedly more Anchorman than NPR. They've even thrown in some of the most deliciously absurd commercial parodies, includingan advertised after school treatconsisting of microwavable gazelle bites. Yum?