Goat Simulator 3 is finally here and it parodies one of the most iconic video game openings in its own intro. The Goat Simulator franchise is arguably one of the most bizarre franchises out there, but that’s why we all love it. It started as nothing more than a goat that could run around and wreak havoc in a small town, but quickly grew into a charming indie series with all sorts of missions, objectives and now a bit of a story too. It’s quite charming and the longer it goes on the bigger the budget seems to get and the more bizarre things they can do.
Earlier this year, Goat Simulator 3 parodied the reveal trailer for Dead Island 2 and now the game itself is a parody of the introduction of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Your goat wakes up in the back of a wagon pulled by a man on a tractor and takes you to his farm. He greets you when he notices you’ve woken up and tells you in a very meta way how he’s going to give a bunch of exposés. To top it off, he even notes that the intro is way too long (much like the one in Skyrim) and downright name drops Bethesda RPG. It’s a pretty hilarious way to start the game and perfectly sets the tone for the experience ahead. Since they’re two-for-two to perfectly recreate iconic moments from gaming history, it wouldn’t be surprising if there are even more kinks like this hidden throughout the rest of the game.
Bethesda itself has a knack for creating truly iconic openings in its games. Fallout 3 keeps the player locked in a vault for the first hour or so before having this big moment where the vault door unlocks and the open world is revealed to you. Fallout 4 show you the world before the bombs drop. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has a prison break, which is not very different from Skyrim in terms of the basic concept.
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