Dubstep And Gifs Abound In FPS Montage Parody Game

Murders.

After six hours of playing games made in this year’s Seven Day First-Person Shooter Challenge, I realised my plan to compress everything I liked into one single article or video was slightly silly. Folks made 145 games last week, for goodness’ sake! I’ll look at a few, one game at a time, then. Some made shooting a gun and killing someone feel awful. Some played around with fun new ideas for first-person shooting. Some did away with guns all together. And then there’s GAME OF THE YEAR: 420BLAZEIT vs. xxXilluminatiXxx [wow/10 #rekt edition]. Let’s start with Andy Sum’s parody of frag montage videos, the most brash and shooty-shooty of 7DFPS games.

Killing enemies sparks captions, coloured lights, raining dollar bills, and animated gifs filling your view while it blasts obnoxious sound clips and dubstep. It is so very loud and obnoxious, and that’s entirely the point. I haven’t shown the whole game in this video, so imagine what other wonders await you. (And yes, I do realise my rambling is drowned out by the noise at times.)

It’s not quite a parody of montages, inspired more by a community which started with parodies of ‘pro gaming culture’ but has since tumbled down a rabbit hole of its own memes and inside jokes. That makes the offensive bits a mite unpleasant to me, as it seems to be repeating them because it finds them funny more than it’s meaningfully parodying them. Ironic awfulness is tricky to nail. But hey! While the jokes can fall flat in isolation, taken as one single experience, GAME OF THE YEAR: 420BLAZEIT vs. xxXilluminatiXxx [wow/10 #rekt edition] is a remarkable sensory overload.

30 Comments

  1. MeatMan says:

    What is this … I don’t even.

  2. Melody says:

    Yeah… no.
    I find it cringeworthy, not funny.

  3. Rizlar says:

    This is absolutely fantastic.

    • emperor_nero says:

      I agree. Parody isn’t always about social critique or deeper meaning, that is reserved for well thought out and witty satire. People get their fragile sensibilities scratched so easily by things that are so nonserious they become the parody themselves, just over the top hyperbolic talking heads on the Internet. Damn, that got deep. I shall end my rambling.

      • Flopper says:

        This game came out right after I’ve been on a youtube montage parody watching spree. =D

  4. Freud says:

    It goes to 11.

  5. Slabs says:

    Yeah but is there an FOV slider?

  6. Monggerel says:

    “Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

  7. Batolemaeus says:

    Ah yes, r/montageparodies got turned into a game.

    To celebrate, here’s MLG Mario: link to youtube.com

    • twig_reads says:

      I see your Mario montage parody and raise you TF2 montage parody:

      • Cake Dispenser says:

        In the last part of the video, if that ever happened to me
        I would of raged.

    • liquidsoap89 says:

      Has Doritos gone too far?

  8. Simon_Scott says:

    This weirdly reminds me of the old 8-bit shooting galley games – that whole Operation Wolf genre. I guess because of the flat sprites everywhere, and the corridor shootiness.

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    serioussgtstu says:

    I wish that there was some way I could accurately convey the look of pure concern on my dog’s face as I watched that amazing video. Apparently dogs don’t like dubstep.

    • DogPawHat says:

      You could always look up dog photos and come back with the one that most resembles your dog?

  10. Spider Jerusalem says:

    Would watch again/10.

    Top notch narration. Hopefully there are more from the FPS Jam.

  11. Pretzl says:

    The guy that pops up at 1:10 in the bottom right corner is a Belgian performer called Eddy Wally. His entire persona revolves around a kitschy, fairly dimwitted folklore figure who thinks he is world famous.

    And apparently he’s also a YT meme nowadays. Imagine my surprise when he popped up in that video. :-)

    • Lord Byte says:

      ROFL, my thought exactly :) Well I guess he’s kinda famous now. I guess he fits that niche between lolcats and crazy foreign stuff!

    • AXAXAXAS MLO II: MLO HARDER says:

      So… he’s real life Millhouse?

  12. GameCat says:

    It should have quick changes of scenes like in 30 Flights of Loving.

  13. Jehar says:

    It looks like The Sky May Be has a spiritual sequel after all.

  14. AXAXAXAS MLO II: MLO HARDER says:

    Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff: The Gritty Reboot

  15. JigxorAndy says:

    Thanks for the post Alice :) Interesting to hear your commentary in contrast to the loud sounds of the video!

  16. Cake Dispenser says:

    All I have to say is #YOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  17. Earl-Grey says:

    That was hilarious for about ten seconds.
    Then the joke disappeared up its own arsehole and became tediously unnfunny.

    Good for a quick laugh though.

  18. Heliocentric says:

    F to open a door? WTF is this.

    • Zeta Decay says:

      Back in the day, when AAA FPS on the PC weren’t just lackluster console ports, E and Q were reserved for lean function.

  19. RiptoR says:

    Isn’t that Eddy Wally in the pic (and trailer)?

  20. Sarkhan Lol says:

    Shoulda gone to shrek’s swamp.

  21. Skeletor68 says:

    Ok I enjoyed that. I would probably play a longer version of this for a quid or two. I never really go to reddit so this was pretty hilarious.