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Posted by cooljammer00

Was that James Gunn or a James Gunn lookalike?

Edited by Milkman

@joshwent: Jeff literally says during the Quick Look: "I think the joke would be like here's a man speaking Spanish that you don't understand but he sure sounds like he's freaking out." It was pretty clear to me. If the joke was the bike misunderstands him, why would they want to turn off subtitles?

But the real issue is that no matter what the intent of the joke is, it's not funny.

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

I can't believe @jeff missed the Fast and Furious reference ~32 minutes in!

Posted by ajroo

That was an embarrassment to gaming. If i was launching a new console i wouldnt want this mess anywhere near it.

Dude...if you are going to have Lisa Foiles star in your game....you dont just make her a voice....thats just a waste.

Posted by CustomOtto

@alibson said:

@mrgtd: I guess some people still think casual racism is funny.

Hispanics are only good enough to be car mechanics. Hilarious.

As a Hispanic person I feel comfortable saying don't be crazy. There's nothing offensive about this. How bout the fact that one of the main characters is a Hispanic actor playing a Hispanic person who speaks spanish and isn't dressed like a cholo as opposed to it being 'stock white guy'?

It's nice to see Giant Bomb is almost completely free of the "OH GOD RACIST" crap that's over at Polygon. People are far to ready to get offended.

you're right, nothing is ever racist

Posted by ultrapeanut

How does this exist?

Posted by TheSouthernDandy

@thesoutherndandy said:

@alibson said:

@mrgtd: I guess some people still think casual racism is funny.

Hispanics are only good enough to be car mechanics. Hilarious.

As a Hispanic person I feel comfortable saying don't be crazy. There's nothing offensive about this. How bout the fact that one of the main characters is a Hispanic actor playing a Hispanic person who speaks spanish and isn't dressed like a cholo as opposed to it being 'stock white guy'?

It's nice to see Giant Bomb is almost completely free of the "OH GOD RACIST" crap that's over at Polygon. People are far to ready to get offended.

you're right, nothing is ever racist

Not at all what I'm saying but hey if that's all you wanna take from it, go for it.

Posted by sravankb

I think we've reached the point where dumb for the sake of being dumb is not entertaining anymore. Hell, look at movies like Machete.

Dumb stuff should be small elements of a bigger product. Basing the entire product around stupidity isn't ironically dumb, it's just plain dumb.

Edited by Triumvir

This game is seems incredibly likable.

Posted by crusader8463

@alibson said:

@mrgtd: I guess some people still think casual racism is funny.

Hispanics are only good enough to be car mechanics. Hilarious.

Why is it demeaning to be a skilled worker like a mechanic?

That's what I would like to know. Mechanics get paid really well around here. It's certainly something to aspire to.

Posted by RetroVirus

I love me some Robert Patrick. He is perfect casting for an evil bike.

Posted by sethshandor

Wow, this looks horrible.

Edited by Efesell

Worst game of 2013, no contest.

Not even the worst motorcycle game.

Posted by thebipsnbeeps

Great quick look and all, but I feel like the word "modestly" was misused. For "letting it all out's" sake, This is what I think:

Oh, my humor? I dunno; it's there, but I don't like to make a big deal about it. You could call it pretty modest.

versus

Oh, my humor? Yeah, it can be pretty funny, but it isn't the funniest you've probably seen. You could call it pretty moderate.

Edited by neato

beard "jokes" are about as funny as bacon and monkey "jokes".

Posted by Evilsbane

You guys in the comments saying "it looks terrible, even for a 360 game" are being harsh. I would say "it looks like a 360 game". Twisted Pixel has always made cartoonish games with simple textures and everything, so the fact that the countryside doesn't look like Far Cry 3 doesn't exactly shock me.

Normally I would agree with you but dude, splosion man looked ok it had a unique flair, this at both a technical level and Artistic looks like garbage.

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Edited by ThunderSlash

What a strange game. I can appreciate the effort put into it...

Posted by Kevin_Cogneto

My exasperation over Patrick's constant mangling of the English language was exacerbated by this Quick Look.

Edited by MiniPato

@evilsbane said:

@bisonhero said:

You guys in the comments saying "it looks terrible, even for a 360 game" are being harsh. I would say "it looks like a 360 game". Twisted Pixel has always made cartoonish games with simple textures and everything, so the fact that the countryside doesn't look like Far Cry 3 doesn't exactly shock me.

Normally I would agree with you but dude, splosion man looked ok it had a unique flair, this at both a technical level and Artistic looks like garbage.

Yeah, LocoCycle looks bad even by Twisted Pixel standards. Even Comic Jumper looked better than this. The ground textures, the canyon walls, the low poly cars, muddy looking characters, menu UI, hell even the logo... none of it looks good.

Technically, it might be 360 quality if you were to go into the game's code and count the polygons and all that crap. But none of it is apparent on the surface. But even still, you don't need to be technically impressive to pull off a good looking art style. Cartoony =/= crap graphics. Jet Set Radio Future had great looking cartoon graphics that still stand up to this day. Okami does too. Cartoonish is not an excuse when your game looks uglier than a PS2/Xbox game.

I'm actually glad Patrick sat in on this quick look. Everything from the game premise to the long FMV intro seems aggressively pandering to the GB guy's sense of humor. Not that I don't share their sense of humor, but LocoCycle just seems like it's trying too hard to the point of being unfunny. I feel like if Patrick wasn't on the QL, it'd just be a love fest and making excuses for seldom funny FMV.

Edited by InternetDetective

This shit sucks.

Edited by Kevin_Cogneto

@turboman said:

This game only reminds me of Heat Vision and Jack

It wishes.

Edited by RonnieBarzel

Regarding the green screen vs. blue screen: I think part of the reason for the switch was that cameras need less light or are just more sensitive to green.

Posted by Paul_Tillich

Is this an original Xbox game? Good Lord, it looks terrible.

Posted by Bill_Rizer

It finally happened guys!

LocoCycle.....is the Citizen Kane of video games.

Posted by Teizen

Not surprised this game is trash

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

This is 10 gallons of dumb in a 5 gallon jug, I love it.

Posted by beatnik11

I can definitely see the Sega CD vibe they are going for and I think they tried to make the game look like something that would be on that with the way the UI looks and the fonts. Instead of nostalgia inducing though it just looks bad and the ground textures look like there is grease smeared all over it. The actual gameplay looks like something made for an iOS or Android though with no real compelling mechanics and levels that last 10x longer than they should just to pad it out and justify it as a console release. The prologue FMV was mildly entertaining but was waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long, however the cut scenes after that seemed to be amusing and as long as they should be. 20 bucks is way too much for this game and its gimmick FMV just isnt good enough to hold up the rest of the terrible game

Posted by Khann

Maybe they should have spent a little less of their budget on terrible FMV, and a little more on making the game good.

Posted by buzz_clik
@yummylee said:

How the Hell did Patrick not recognise James Gunn?!

A thought that also flitted across my mind. Fuck yeah, Slither.

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Posted by ez123

Ms Splosion Man has great gameplay. Don't really see what's so bad about Comic Jumper, either. I have no intention of ever playing an FMV game so I hope TP keep doing what they're doing.

I guess with the bad reviews, I should just hope that they continue to exist 2 years from now.

Posted by cthomer5000

Short Circuit is really really bad if you try watching it today. Though I agree with Drew that 2 is a lot better.

And they missed a great opportunity to connect "Los Locos" to "Lococycle"

Posted by cthomer5000

Jeff can't be bothered with Brothers, but wants to play Lococycle. Sometimes I think he really just makes up his mind to be contrarian and runs with it.

Posted by HonkeyKong

My Father-In-Law is in Robert Patrick's Biker Club... in real life... Yup... Robert Patrick is a biker!

Posted by L33T_HAXOR

Goddammit, splosion man was so great. The maw was pretty good too. This is just fucking trash.

Edited by dvorak

This really does look like the worst game end of sentence

There's parody and then there's becoming the thing you're making fun of

Posted by HerbieBug

This sucks. All three of the new console launches have sucked. :(

Edited by CannibalFerox

Awful, just awful.

Edited by Kruddman

Robert Patrick was a good good guy in The Dig.

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Edited by noizy

This sucks. All three of the new console launches have sucked. :(

Look at the WiiU a year later; releasing hot titles. This is what PS4/XBONE can aspire to. :P

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Posted by Peanut

How did Twisted Pixel come to this? I loved their 360 stuff, but this...this is something else entirely.

Posted by Lysergica33

This looks so awful that it makes me want to play it. I think I need to go back to the human factory for repairs as I'm clearly broken.

Posted by dOm_CaTz

This seems like Comic Jumper all over again.

Posted by Neonie

This game seems like it would be a much more interesting concept without the Pablo stuff at all. They made a motorcycle fighting game, they did not need to have a dude on back of said motorcycle for that to work. I really just find it disturbing that he's back there because I remember what happened to that Saints Row dude.

Posted by TMBaker

WOOF! This game....

Edited by unholyone123

Powered by beard...still not funny. The fact that Twisted Pixel still exists is just baffling.

Posted by billyok

I was endlessly puzzled by how much love Twisted Pixel got last gen. Glad to see people are finally wising up.

Posted by Cold_Wolven

Gameplay looks pretty plain and graphically looks a mess.

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Posted by blacktail

Wow. After The Maw and 'Splosion Man I would have defended Twisted Pixel with my dying breath, but since then they've become obsessed with making their games quirky and they've all been completely terrible. Even Ms 'Splosion Man.

I'm done with Twisted Pixel games.