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Edited by ZeForgotten
@Pudge said:

As a fan of Metal, Patrick totally seems like the kind of person who would hear it and call it "butt rock". Also, I'm SURE this quick look will go a long way towards bucking the trend of Patrick hate. Keep on keepin on Scoops!

EDIT: Holy shit, looked up the guys behind this music, their other stuff is pretty great too. Machirae Supremacy on YouTube for those with the proper tastes.

If you go on to their actual website they have a gazillion(not really, but a lot) of songs of theirs that are free. 
Including game Medleys! 
 
  
Posted by TheHumanDove

M Nite twist: THEY ARE SAME GURL

Posted by wumbo3000

The metal soundtrack is by far the best part of this game. Seriously, that music is awesome.

And what is butt rock? Is it some genre of music that I'm not familiar with?

Posted by WiqidBritt

@wumbo3000 said:

The metal soundtrack is by far the best part of this game. Seriously, that music is awesome.

And what is butt rock? Is it some genre of music that I'm not familiar with?

it's what assholes call anything they think sounds remotely like 80's hair metal.

I am in agreement with you that the metal sister is the best sister.

Posted by wumbo3000

@WiqidBritt said:

@wumbo3000 said:

The metal soundtrack is by far the best part of this game. Seriously, that music is awesome.

And what is butt rock? Is it some genre of music that I'm not familiar with?

it's what assholes call anything they think sounds remotely like 80's hair metal.

I am in agreement with you that the metal sister is the best sister.

Oh. Well, I initially thought it was like an actual genre of music I didn't know about... If Patrick doesn't like the metal, that's cool. It's just, like, his opinion man.

Posted by fisk0

@YARN said:

This comment thread is now a poll of location, console you had as a kid and if you have played The Great Giana Sisters before.

Sweden, Amiga 500, Yes

Sweden, IBM Compatible PC/Game Boy (neither are considered consoles, but that's what I had access to back then), Yes.

Posted by buft

What really gets me about this game is that this draws on those childhood memories of both sonic and mario, I personally think that the blond sister is very mario with the float jump and more devily world ala mario castles and the red head is very sonic with the dash move, quick movement and green hill zone type environment.

not saying thats the way it was designed but thats what comes to my mind when i see the way it plays

Posted by MormonWarrior

@fisk0 said:

@YARN said:

This comment thread is now a poll of location, console you had as a kid and if you have played The Great Giana Sisters before.

Sweden, Amiga 500, Yes

Sweden, IBM Compatible PC/Game Boy (neither are considered consoles, but that's what I had access to back then), Yes.

Utah, USA, NES, nope. Never even heard of it till the Giana Sisters DS Quick Look.

Edited by Laiv162560asse

I'm a fan of metal and the punky sister's music is 100% what I'd call 'cock rock' any day of the week. I don't know what usually passes for butt rock but I'm fine with associating this rock with any crude part of the body, especially a part of the body that gets hurt easily after exposure to mild negativity. The added flavour of the other sister's synth interludes makes it prog rock, which is not much better.

Having said that, it's really fitting for the character and atmosphere of the game. Not quite enough to make me buy it, but nearly.

Posted by TechnoSyndrome

Wow, this looks surprisingly interesting. It's ironic that current Giana Sisters games are now more inventive than current Super Mario Bros games are.

Posted by MEATBALL

I don't think "butt" rock is a term that anyone uses. Was Patrick trying to be "PC" and avoid using the term "Cock Rock"?

Posted by Capum15

Oh man, that metal was pretty great.

Posted by ShaggE

Oh man, that music. Not interested in the game, but I want the soundtrack. Both versions of the tracks are awesome.

Also, didn't you guys get your fill of Patrick hate during the livestream? He misused a term, not killed a puppy.

Edited by Spaceyoghurt

Didn't need more than a few seconds to recognize the awesome work of Machinae Supremacy. Sidmetal folks.

http://youtu.be/5TLW816ZzDs

Posted by Hamst3r

@MEATBALL said:

I don't think "butt" rock is a term that anyone uses. Was Patrick trying to be "PC" and avoid using the term "Cock Rock"?

Cock Rock is basically 80's hair metal and Butt Rock is essentially 90's grunge metal. Either way, it's the wrong term for the music in the game. The music is closer to an 80's style though, being Power Metal and all.

Posted by ReverendHunt

Looks infinitely better than the DS version, which I just got. It's a solid platformer but it doesn't *do* anything. This looks like it could.

Posted by MelficeVKM

Really like the idea of having 2 characters you can swap between (with different abilities) on the fly like that. Are there many others? The only ones I know of are the trine games

Posted by Blaskowi

Glad I watched, I was on the fence about this but it seems like a pretty solid platformer.

Posted by Draxyle

"Butt Rock" is a term I had not known existed. I'm not sure if I'm better off now.

Posted by ZoddGuts

Game looks great imo.

Posted by krabboss

I've been playing the game for a little bit. I don't think it's all that good, but it's okay. The gem collecting mechanic is pretty lame and the music's kinda bad and the graphics are overdone, but it's not terrible.

Posted by BoomSnapClap113

@MormonWarrior said:

@fisk0 said:

@YARN said:

This comment thread is now a poll of location, console you had as a kid and if you have played The Great Giana Sisters before.

Sweden, Amiga 500, Yes

Sweden, IBM Compatible PC/Game Boy (neither are considered consoles, but that's what I had access to back then), Yes.

Utah, USA, NES, nope. Never even heard of it till the Giana Sisters DS Quick Look.

Red Deer, Canada / Sega Genesis / Nope

Posted by beard_of_zeus

@Hamst3r said:

@MEATBALL said:

I don't think "butt" rock is a term that anyone uses. Was Patrick trying to be "PC" and avoid using the term "Cock Rock"?

Cock Rock is basically 80's hair metal and Butt Rock is essentially 90's grunge metal. Either way, it's the wrong term for the music in the game. The music is closer to an 80's style though, being Power Metal and all.

Thanks for clearing that up. I had the same thought as , having never heard the "butt rock" term. But yes, knowing that now, it's definitely not the right description.

Posted by onarum

this looks actually quite good.

Edited by MEATBALL

@Hamst3r said:

@MEATBALL said:

I don't think "butt" rock is a term that anyone uses. Was Patrick trying to be "PC" and avoid using the term "Cock Rock"?

Cock Rock is basically 80's hair metal and Butt Rock is essentially 90's grunge metal. Either way, it's the wrong term for the music in the game. The music is closer to an 80's style though, being Power Metal and all.

Okay, I feel better about his (mis)use of the term now, it was really bothering me. I had no idea it was a thing people said. In my experience people using the term Cock Rock just use it to describe anything with squealing guitars (since they're being derogitory and don't care about using proper genre terms anyway).

As for people complaining about the amount of times Patrick dies in this Quick Look, that speaks to me more about the game's controls and physics than Patrick's skill level. I'd also imagine it's easy to forget you can switch between sisters for a moment, and elements like faded platforms that filled in upon switching weren't really clear to me until after they'd actually materialised.

Posted by CommodoreJenkins

It's kinda sad when the game that essentially ripped off Super Mario Bros. is now more inspired than the game it was emulating.

Posted by Gordo789

@MEATBALL said:

I don't think "butt" rock is a term that anyone uses. Was Patrick trying to be "PC" and avoid using the term "Cock Rock"?

I understood exactly what he was saying. Never heard of "cock rock." Maybe there is a regional difference or something in the usage of those words.

On an unrelated note, this game looks kind of like junk. "You could certainly do worse" is about the best endorsement Patrick could give it.

Posted by ArsenalFan

Whoever did the music for this game should be working on better games than this

Posted by Bunny_Fire

@HeliumSpoon said:

Who is this game meant for?

If you have to ask this question then Its probably not for you my friend

Posted by HerbieBug

This looks pretty fun. Might pick it up sometime.

Posted by vinsanityv22

Man, frustrating watch. The way Ryan keeps trying to get Patrick to bounce off of everything implies that he just doesn't understand what he's seeing and how the mechanics work. It's pretty straightforward guy.

@MooseyMcMan said:

I don't mean to contradict Ryan, but the Ikaruga of platformers already exists.

Nice try kiddo. But you gotta go older school. Treasure did it themselves.

Posted by dream431ca

Power Metal!

Posted by KaiUnderneath

Wow...not sure where all the hate is coming from in the comments...Did you guys watch the video? This game looks pretty damn good! Interesting mechanics, good graphics, sweet Power Metal.

Yeah I dunno what video some of you were watching, but I saw a totally different game.

Posted by Roy42

It seems odd to me that Patrick pointed out every few minutes that things changed in the levels when you switched sisters. He explained it once, early on, and showed what he was talking about. It's like he was either forgetting he'd mentioned it, thought everyone else might forget if he didn't keep bringing it up, or was concerned that people wouldn't believe him if he didn't call attention to it repeatedly.

He also took awhile to describe the fact that the game had optional areas; and spoke of it like it was something interesting and new.

And why is it weird that the game exists? Because it was a Kickstarter game? That's all that they mention with relation to its existence being weird, and it really comes across as them grasping at straws. As does knocking the music.

Edited by Mcfart

In world 1 of the game...here's my thoughts:

1. Basic platforming control is smooth. AKA it's not Little Big Planet's airy platforming.

2. I'm playing with a 360 controller, and I'm not sure what to think about the form switch....I get why they did it, but by default, X is to do Sonic's homing jump, Y is to do Rayman's float, and RT is to switch form without triggering a jump. Now, there's a reason for the controls to be like this (sometimes you want to switch forms while floating or something), but I just don't like it. Maybe I'll get used to it, but I would have preferred RT to switch forms and double tap A for the special move....it's more complex for no real benefit.

3. Rayman games had it, but as you saw in the QL, you need to collect gems to move on. I don't like it, since the gems serve no other purpose other then CG art. At least in Rayman Origins, the Lums gave you new characters to use. I hate gem hunting.

Game's okay, but it'll be forgotten in 2 weeks, like that furry arcade game.

Posted by ptys

I played Gianna Sisters before Mario, so I thought Nintendo had copied it. Was a good game!

Posted by KemoSabe

What's the word for one being tired of reminiscing?

Posted by Acheron7

The metal music is done by the band Machinae Supremacy. The style is known as SID metal which mixes heavy metal with chiptunes.

Posted by Jolt92

This is not buttrock.

Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

This game looks really cool. I might need to get this one....

Posted by Terramagi

I'm actually surprised none of them went and said "oh wow, another indie platformer" because if one were to follow that with "funded by Kickstarter" you could instantly write off this game and end the video there.

Edited by Marokai

Patrick's grating desire to use obscure internet and subculture-created terms for actual things unironically in casual conversation aside, the comments suggesting Patrick is becoming the new Brad totally works on multiple levels. 
 
Edit: Also, Giant Bomb should totally just create a yearly GOTY deliberation category called "The Obligatory Indie Platformer of the Year Award" and just finally accept the yearly deluge of random downloadable platformers.

Posted by chose

meh.

Posted by ll_Exile_ll

@Marokai said:

Patrick's grating desire to use obscure internet and subculture-created terms for actual things unironically in casual conversation aside, the comments suggesting Patrick is becoming the new Brad totally works on multiple levels. Edit: Also, Giant Bomb should totally just create a yearly GOTY deliberation category called "The Obligatory Indie Platformer of the Year Award" and just finally accept the yearly deluge of random downloadable platformers.

I will take Brad dying all the time over Patrick's needless philosophizing instead of just having a casual conversation while playing the game.

Posted by MachoFantastico

To be fair, as more unique mechanics than most of the recent 2D mario games which have simply been copy and paste.

Posted by eccentrix

I don't like music, but I like that music Patrick doesn't.

Posted by speakdraw

I've played through the two previous games, and can't wait to play this. Looks fun.

Posted by KingX

Can't stop thinking of Rayman: Origins when I see this but seems to not play as good.. but this def. looks interesting,.

Posted by geirr

@ptys said:

I played Gianna Sisters before Mario, so I thought Nintendo had copied it. Was a good game!

Same here! Created some early almost fanboy-like wars between friends because we had no clue who ripped off who.

Posted by smokyexe

@ll_Exile_ll: How would you know how smart Patrick is if he just hanged out and talk about the game with friends like hes not on camera?

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