246 Comments
Posted by mm665

This looks like best game of this year!

Posted by kmg90

This looks a lot crazier than I initially expected 

Edited by gbrading

This looks a lot better than I had expected. Plus, I love Monty Python so anything that emulates it is instantly off to a good start.

Posted by 234r2we232

Right off the bat... a blatent MST3K reference. This is a game for me :D

Posted by HatKing

Yeah, the game is ten bucks.  Also, two things, you can totally cheat at the end of the skee ball mini game by jumping repeatedly until you land in one of the x6 multipliers and jumping right at the end of a run, just before hitting the gate, increases the momentum and does more damage (Patrick figured this bit out though).

Posted by Tordah

I love that weird games like this exist. Great gameplay concept. Great artstyle and visuals. Great sense of humor.

Posted by Shadow

Gotta deal with the time delay while we BUILD THESE COWS

Posted by Deusoma
@Red12b said:
@erinfizz said:

I love: Super goddamn weird games.

I hate: POINTLESS QUOTE TREES.

Plant a seed watch it grow 
And some day it will bloom.
Posted by coakroach

This looks pretty fucking neat-o

Posted by RoyCampbell

I wonder if the developers ever considered adding a touch of Kinect functionality to the game. I'd love to have my ugly face applied to a rolling rock of death.

Posted by infestedandy

Dude, I'm laughing so hard right now. I love the reactions of Ryan and Patrick when they get hit by the trebuchets. LMAO.

Posted by Max_Hydrogen

Wow! This game looks awesome! I never, ever, ever thought I'd want to play a Tower Defense game. This game should win an award at least for the art style. Looks really cool.

I wonder if Terry Gilliam has played this game?

Posted by vinsanityv22
@louiedog said:

Ryan falls off the world and is defeated quite a bit in this quick look. I guess it's time to start a forum thread about how he shouldn't be allowed to play on video anymore, or do assholes just do that for Brad?

I'm all for that. It also isn't much of an asshole thing to do imo. These guys are professionals, supposedly. If anyone should be able to talk and game at the same time, game journalists should. Ryan totally sucked here...mostly because he wasn't playing and talking at the same time. And when he was talking, he was not describing things succinctly. Lame.
Posted by PenguinDust

Looks frustrating but in a good way.  That "fuck, fuck, fuck, get over there" way as opposed to that "damn it, dead again" way if that makes any sense. 

Posted by ItBeStefYo
@vinsanityv22: They arent professional like MLG. They are journalists. gawwd
Posted by ThePickle

This game looks incredible.

Posted by TheHT

Holy crap. Edge of my seat watching Patrick at the end there. This looks great!

Posted by Pibo47
@Cyrisaurus said:
Now I want to watch MST3K
Thats exactly what i thought when i saw the theater. lol.
Posted by G0rd0nFr33m4n
@vinsanityv22 said:
@louiedog said:

Ryan falls off the world and is defeated quite a bit in this quick look. I guess it's time to start a forum thread about how he shouldn't be allowed to play on video anymore, or do assholes just do that for Brad?

I'm all for that. It also isn't much of an asshole thing to do imo. These guys are professionals, supposedly. If anyone should be able to talk and game at the same time, game journalists should. Ryan totally sucked here...mostly because he wasn't playing and talking at the same time. And when he was talking, he was not describing things succinctly. Lame.  
I'm surprised when I see people come to giant bomb to watch flawless game play videos while also having good commentary during quick looks. You need to get a life dude, it's just a game. 
Posted by Xpgamer7

This is what I needed, something innovative for a break from all the shooters and fighters.

Posted by lwppopz

This game looks awesome, tower defence mixed with super monkey ball. Next time I get points, i'm totally getting this. 

Posted by Bunny_Fire

@digitalsea87: now thats a nice bit of awesome :D

Edited by fisk0

@ItBeStefYo said:

@vinsanityv22: They arent professional like MLG. They are journalists. gawwd

Yeah, professional game critic doesn't necessarily mean (or even require) being an professional gamer.

Still, it was kind of crazy that Ryan didn't seem to realize that the direction of the catapults probably didn't only mean the direction they could fire at, but also which direction they would push the enemy's rock. He contantly put them where they would only slow the rock down, rather than push it off the ledges.

Posted by Quantical

I want to play this on the PC.

Posted by artofwar420

Put. It. In. My. Belly.

Posted by jt1080

This game wasn't even in my mind as a purchase...because I had no idea it was a tower defense game with super monkey ball in it! Pre-ordering on Steam!

Posted by Cybexx

This seems pretty cool. I saw a teensy bit of video on this a while back and wrote this off a Katamari Damacy but with destruction instead of collecting and growing. I am glad I was dead wrong, this looks pretty great.

Posted by rmanthorp

@Deusoma said:

@Red12b said:
@erinfizz said:

I love: Super goddamn weird games.

I hate: POINTLESS QUOTE TREES.

Plant a seed watch it grow
And some day it will bloom.

Another phase.

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Posted by JP_Russell

Some hard swings in that main match between Ryan and Patrick.  That was a lot of fun to watch.
Posted by Kyle

I'm shocked by how much fun this seems to be. All the marketing materials I've seen for this game have made it out to be some dumb game that's only about rolling over shit. I had no idea there was all this strategy involved.

Posted by Tarsier

is this going to get a review? what happened to giant bomb reviewing things. come on boys. lets have a video review.

Posted by Tarsier

anyone thinking of buying this game, please keep in mind there is no matchmaking system, only create/join lobbies, and if you join a lobby you get one second or more interface lag, this means everything you do with the controller takes about 1 second to actually happen in the game. the host also gets about 2 seconds head start every time.
i didnt know this was a problem as i was making my own lobbies. but now that ive been joining other peoples games i see why i was winning so much, there is no glory in winning this game. the host always has a major lag advantage.
 
if i knew this problem existed i wouldnt have got the game, i would have waited for it to be fixed (which i dont know if it will.. )
anyways keep this in mind if youre thinking of getting this game.

Posted by TadThuggish

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@Khann: They pretty much all fail to see things that they would normally see during normal play. I think it's hilarious that people bitch at brad for being terrible at games because he actually seems to be one of the most skilled players in the office. And I really love people who bitch about the grip metter thing, because it wasn't even explained to him. Doesn't matter if he reviewed the game, it was ages ago. And yeah, he was complaining he had no idea what to do,because the game HONESTLY didn't communicate it to him. And yet, I've seen ryan do things like not even TRY to use a fucking ladder for about 10 minutes after passing it time after time after time (or maybe it was jeff?), they have all done incredibly "stupid" things because they are busy trying to explain a game that they often haven't had much (sometimes any) time with at all. Even dave has issues in quick looks, and he straight up says that he usually does way better. So tell you what, when you can do what they do without complaining about what is an honestly bad bit of design, or without saying "oh yeah, that is pretty hard to do" then you can bitch about that shit. Otherwise, you should really keep it to yourself, because at least Brad was correct that the game didn't explain what to do or how the "basic concept" of the grip meter (which without staring at it and looking for how it connected to climbing, or by being told what it does, no one in their right mind would have a fuckin' clue what it was doing. Brad had to make a wild guess about what it was, and was wrong. It's not that he didn't try, because he did and made a guess that seemed reasonable to me, even though I had made the connection because I wasn't engaged with a video game at that point.)

They do just fine, so stop complaining about it. No need for them to play a perfect game just to show it off.

CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES

THIS IS MY LAST RESORT

Posted by killerbobmandead

rock looks creepy

Posted by MeatSim

Oh man the end of that got really intense.

Posted by rethla

"It was certainly easier in the beginning" he says and shows off his completed tutorial missions... :)

Edited by LevelRouter

Man that's cheap, thought at first that this would be a full priced game. Looking forward to some intense split screen action with my friends :)

Posted by MikkaQ

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@crusader8463 said:

I really want this game, but I just got this gut feeling the PC version is going to control like complete shit. Anyway, here's hoping for a TNT of this game.

Zeno Clash was a PC exclusive for 6 months, so I doubt it.

I hope so. Just jaded on that kind of stuff on smaller games like this as the last dozen or so I bought were unplayable mess with a KBM. Really don't feel like throwing away another $10.
PCs use 360 controlers.... this "controls on pc will ruin the game" argument is about 6 years overused
I play games on PC because I despise playing games with a controller and prefer a MKB. This "Herpa derp! Just plug in a controller you idiot! It's fine for me so why can't it be fine for you?" argument is about 6 years overused.

FACT: Some games control better with a gamepad. If you can't deal with it then don't play those games, rather then blaming a bad port instead of your inflexibility.

FACT: If they take the time to do the controls properly any game can be played well with any input device. Just because you like to make excuses for lazy game design doesn't make it acceptable.

I have yet to see in my life a racing game that played well on a keyboard and mouse. You can't feather the throttle, so you might as well be playing mario kart. Why not use the right tools for the job instead of being stubborn. Games are games, not spreadsheets, sometimes you need a stick.

Posted by circle_of_iron
@SaturdayNightSpecials: I totally agree.  Wouldn't mind an Odama sequel... 
Posted by Aarny91

This actually looks pretty cool.

Posted by Sword5

Scrub League this game. 

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

That versus match at the end was intense!

Posted by Gamer_152

This game is perhaps even weirder than I expected. Looks like fun though.

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Posted by JAH_Donuts

@ZeForgotten: You forgot this.

http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-flower/17-226/

Posted by BSw

How have I missed this, this looks amazingly fun.

Edited by AthleticShark

I miss you Ryan :(

Am really tempted to pick this up!