And now for something completely different. To coincide with their Penny Arcade Expo appearance in a couple of weeks, the inspirational Tale of Game's have uploaded a gameplay-full video of their well-Kickstarted Barkley 2 - sequel, of course, to the world's first b-ball RPG Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. While the first featured JRPG-style turn-based combat, the second boasts real-time ass-kicking, only with plenty of delicious numbers jumping out of enemy heads. Give it a watch! Then lament the lack of b-ball featured therein.
Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden
Tale of Game's'* Barkley 2** has hit the second phase of a Kickstarter's life-cycle:*** stretch goals! Fittingly for the follow up to Chef Boyardee’s Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, those goals are pretty mad.
Tales of Game's (the apostrophe is intentional) are Kickstarting their follow-up to the free RPG Chef Boyardee's Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. Billed as the second chapter of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 - Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie casts you as the son of basketball legend Charles Barkley (the eponymous Hoopz) in a "post-cyberpocalypse" where "ballers" are hunted down and persecuted. I am not making any of this up.
Completely unhinged indie RPG Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden is getting a sequel. We think. Given Tale of Game's Studio's (they put the apostrophe there to make games journalists cry) sense of humour, it's entirely possible the whole announcement could be a massive joke. Assuming they're actually telling the truth through, the preposterously named 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 will be coming to Kickstarter soon.
Poor Charles Barkley. Voted the NBA’s most valuable player in 1991, the man dubbed the “Round Mound of Rebound” (I’m not lying) is now trapped in a horrible dystopian future: the post-cyberpocalypse of 2053, where basketball is strictly forbidden and evil agent Michael Jordan is on hand to shoot anyone who even attempts a bounce-pass.