Regardless of latest reports of the game’s catastrophic demise, a “janky” demo of post-cyberpocalyptic goof-em-up Barkley 2 has been launched to Kickstarter backers after six and a half years of ready. Whether or not anything comes of the mission now that the majority of Tales Of Recreation’s has absconded is as much as the fates to resolve, however the actuality is that individuals are taking part in Barkley 2 proper now. Beneath, a pair hours of this weird, ceaselessly very humorous motion RPG streamed early right now by “mdct” on Twitch. Test it out, or the Joke’s on you.
The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Recreation of the Film – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa is ready 4 thousand years after the unique (and free) Tales of Recreation’s Studios Presents Chef Boyardee’s Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, and requires little information of the unique, as a result of its protagonist has compulsory amnesia. He doesn’t know his identify, however is aware of that b-ball flows by his veins. Or motor oil. Or corn syrup, relying on what you decide in character creation.
The present model is unsurprisingly buggy, unbalanced and fairly tough as a recreation. As a joke supply system, it really works nice although. From the overblown Ultima-inspired character creation system (My racial enemies are YouTube Let’s Gamers and Garfield) to the in-game pretend web (together with Chat Roulette), there’s loads to see and luxuriate in. There’s even a bit extra attributable to be launched. Whereas not built-in into the sport (nevertheless it’s straightforward to see the place it’s meant to go), the Bball Ways mini-game is because of be launched quickly to backers, after which hopefully most people.
Whereas I don’t anticipate way more to come back out of the Barkley 2 Kickstarter than this half-functional and unfinished construct of the sport, I’m glad that one thing playable was launched. It’s as dense with bizarre humour as I hoped, with jokes starting from smirk-worthy to laugh-out-loud humorous. Regardless of the sport being no less than 85% useless in accordance with the one remaining member of Tales Of Recreation’s, that’s nonetheless loads higher than 100% useless. Given the sheer density of gags, it’s no shock that the sport slipped into growth hell. Right here’s hoping it could actually no less than rise to purgatory.
You’ll be able to learn a bit extra in regards to the present state of Barkley 2, and a number of the concepts scrapped from the sport on its Kickstarter updates page here. The Janky Demo is presently accessible to backers solely, though I don’t anticipate it’ll be lengthy earlier than it’s distributed far and large. You probably have no thought what’s happening, strive the unique, free Barkley: Shut Up And Jam Gaiden that began all of it. You gained’t be any the wiser afterwards, nevertheless it’s good for a chuckle.