Posts Tagged ‘Tale of Game’s’

Shut Up: Barkley 2 Looks… Good?

By Nathan Grayson on August 20th, 2013.

I wish this person was writing all games.

With a name like The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, you’d expect something to be a joke first and a game second. But, like Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden before it, TMROTNN:EFN7-ROC:TOGOTM-C2OTHBS is actually looking like a rather enjoyable game to, you know, play. The genre’s entirely different – abandoning the mean, merciless, hardwood courts of JRPG parody for a metallic future motif and gun-heavy mechanics to match – but consider me very interested.

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Yep, It’s Real: Barkley 2 Chaos Dunks Kickstarter

By Nathan Grayson on November 29th, 2012.

I, for one, am happy (?) to live in a world where a PC version of the latest in one of gaming’s most wildly successful franchises can be in question while something called The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa can be absolutely, 100 percent real. Put simply, it means that nothing actually makes sense, and I’m a fan of a little wild, horrifying unpredictability in my life. So, right then: Barkley 2. Tale of Game’s – they of the world’s most infuriatingly purposeful title typo – are looking to crowdfund their parody RPG sequel, and the final product actually sounds sort of, dare I say it… fascinating.

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Barkley, Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden Getting A Sequel

By Nathan Grayson on November 14th, 2012.

Beautiful.

There are some strong RPG parodies out there, certainly. Cthulhu Saves The World and Zeboyd’s other stuff springs to mind – among others. But there are others still that use the RPG parody as a mere canvas for a long, unwavering stare into the heart of madness. “Others,” you see, is plural because post-apocalyptic basketball insane-o-splosion Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden is getting a sequel. For the uninitiated, the original saw former basketball star Charles Barkley (allegedly) perform the forbidden Chaos Dunk, killing millions and ending the world. And that was only the beginning. The new one, meanwhile, is titled The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa. Seriously.

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