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  • Summary: Doug Hates his Job is a Beat-Em Up game with an office mockumentary style story about a sales agent who, as the title states, hates his job! With 8 styles of gameplay, you get to decide how Doug responds to annoying coworkers, crazy clients, and a ruthless boss.
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  1. Jun 15, 2020
    40
    I could almost recommend Doug Hates His Job as a cheap, quick palate cleanser between meatier experiences, but for just a few dollars more than what Doug costs, any number of better experiences could be had. It’s tough to make a case for purchase here.
  2. Apr 24, 2020
    40
    There’s a fairly entertaining story here, of a man who hates his job so much, yet continues to do the outlandish things his boss sets out for him. It’s just a shame that the actual gameplay is, quite simply, not very fun. From sloppy, unfair 2D brawling to overly repetitive arena combat, it’s likely that most will be put off before the adventure even truly begins.
  3. Apr 26, 2020
    40
    It may offer a variety of crazy situations but the core gameplay of Doug Hates His Job is nothing short of sloppy and irritating.
  4. Apr 24, 2020
    20
    Doug Hates His Job on Xbox One has an interesting setup for what could have been a gamer’s dream game. Instead, it ends up being an experience far more dreary and painful than a day job. With its dry and whimsical writing, it probably could have been a fun adventure game on its own, but sadly the advertised eight gameplay styles collectively amount to something that barely feels like a video game.
  5. May 5, 2020
    20
    Jumbled, infuriating, and unfinished are a few choice adjectives I can attribute to Doug Hates His Job. The panoply of gameplay styles it wants to flex should be treated as a canary in the coal mine for other young developers. The mockumentary approach makes its dull humor more of a mockery than of the white-collar job climate it’s lampooning. As a result, Super Villain Games succeeded in helping me relate to Doug's plight in one crucial way: hating my reviewing job — if only for a short time.
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  1. May 4, 2020
    8
    As a person who actually played the game fully and not basing a review off the first level, I found this game to be fun, challenging and veryAs a person who actually played the game fully and not basing a review off the first level, I found this game to be fun, challenging and very entertaining. The gameplay does have its issues but the stupid story and silliness of the game makes up for it. I can relate 100% to the story of Doug as I too, hate my job. If you hate your job, you just give this game a try. Also, it was pandas with AKs and they are hard to kill man. Thankfully the American flag was there to save the day. Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2020
    7
    Doug Hates His Job is a story driven Side Scrolling Beat 'em Up. You control Doug, who has become extremely unsatisfied in work, overbearingDoug Hates His Job is a story driven Side Scrolling Beat 'em Up. You control Doug, who has become extremely unsatisfied in work, overbearing bosses and annoying coworkers poor Doug wants out. Can Doug keep it together or will the stresses of it all get to him? With characters we can mostly if not all relate to and with Doug's situation bein so relatable it's easy to like this game and Doug Hates His Job allows us to travel that path of chaos we all want to go on after a particularly bad day at the office. As you progress you are presented with different interactions and response actions, these lead (or not) to the fighting, each stage offering unique environments and characters to battle through. Doug Hates His Job does provide some fun little pop culture references and some fun little minigames to overcome in order to progress, these was a nice addition and breaks up the action in an amusing fashion. With a simple control layout this is something to can pick up and put away for a few weeks and get right back into it as if you never left. Using various pickups to either heal your HP and deal damage to your foes, don't use too soon though as those pickups are far between on each stage. Visually characters are slightly blocky and fun, featuring plenty of detail in both character and surroundings to make the game give a nice feel while playing, can get some minor glitches that I noticed but in those situations it's didn't overly matter- (I was dead). Overall: Doug Hates His Job: A super simple and fun time killer and fustration venter. With a relatable main character and relatable situations this is a game thats fun to both and younger generations alike. Expand