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Posted By Krystal_Sackful

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

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Posted By Jensonb

I don't really think that the origins of the game as 360 title which was pushed onto the One later justifies how horrendous this looks. For one thing, you'd be justified in saying it looked like trash on the 360. For another, why the hell should the consumer give a shit what they had to do in the development process? All that matters to them is it's $20, looks like ass, repetitive and it's not funny - despite wanting so, so hard to be. Seriously, this game man...Why would you?

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Posted By hassun

I know Giant Bomb generally gives crazy a shot, but damn did everyone sound surprisingly positive about this. This game looks TERRIBLE in every aspect.

When you have Robert Patrick, Tom Savini and Lloyd Kaufman and you still deliver just plain bad EVERYTHING it's very hard to give it a pass.

Don't get me wrong, Splosion man and Ms Splosion Man were great. The Gunstringer even had some qualities worth mentioning but holy shit this is awful.

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Edited By ICantBeStopped

This looks really dumb, and not in a Saint's Row 4 kind of way. I think the only time I smiled was the intro.

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Edited By fattony12000

Did Twisted Pixel just forget how to operate a camera, shoot video and edit footage? Jesus Christ.

THAT WAS ALL YOU HAD TO DO GUYS!

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Posted By RichyHahn4

Its terrible in a good way...but not in a way i can honestly enjoy that much, probably worth watching all the live-action footage though

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Edited By ICantBeStopped
@alibson said:

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

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

Nothing in this was funny, but race jokes make me laugh.

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Edited By ArtisanBreads
@icantbestopped said:
@alibson said:

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

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

Nothing in this was funny, but race jokes make me laugh.

YOU'RE AN AWFUL PERSON NO RACE JOKE HAS EVER BEEN FUNNY!!!!

As soon as it's in a game the long history of comedy goes out the window and everything is serious business.

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Posted By ministry4390

@deaddorf said:

The new great question of the generation: which game is worse, LocoCycle or Knack?

There hasn't been a game in a long time that has looked as insanely boring as Knack. I'd play through LocoCycle 10 times before I'd even think about playing Knack.

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Posted By kirkdouglas

Props to the Comet Caliente appearance. Twisted Pixel is ok by me if they're into Mercury's.

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Edited By Krystal_Sackful

The fact that those blue streaks coming off the back of IRIS are hollow drives me CRAZY.

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Posted By Foggen

THE RUSSIAN IS MOTHERFUCKING LLOYD KAUFMAN.

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Posted By ArtisanBreads

Alright the promise is fucking hilarious.

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Posted By KillerPidgeon

It bugs me that Twisted Pixel have no issue reusing sound assets from previous games, it's not even a throwback joke but a complete reusing. Urggh! Bad investment Microsoft.

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Edited By TheGorilla

I'm shocked this didn't get cancelled. I don't think I've ever seen a first party game that looks this bad. That FMV is all terrible. Some of the worst directing and editing I've ever seen. I'll be surprised if the studio isn't closed. I really don't want to wish ill on anyone, I'm just kind of in shock over how bad this game seems. Also Twisted Pixel's art design has always been terrible and this is no exception.

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Posted By Ramone

Holy mother of God this looks terrible. Like unbelievably awful. Graphically, this would be ugly for a 360 game and the menus and UI look like something out of Perfect Dark Zero. Whoever directed the FMV sequences did a shitty job as well; the camera work is so amateur. The fact that it is also painfully unfunny and the gameplay looks boring as hell do not help at all.

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Posted By lachrymoses

@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?

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Edited By Reisz

@mrgtd: You just blew my mind. How did that happen. . . . .

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Posted By AV_Gamer

At least its better than Knack.

Right Xbox fans boys?

Right?

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Posted By Lurkero

Is the honeymoon period for Twisted Pixel's style of humor finally over? I liked Splosion man, but it seems like they have went too far.

I think these guys might have had more fun making this game than players will have playing it.

That seems to be the Twisted Pixel M.O. for the past few games.

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Edited By Jedted

Robert Patrick was good good guy in the first episode of Stargate Atlantis.

I can't wait to play this on 360. Bring on the Twisted Pixel goodness!

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Posted By sammo21

wow...this game looks like total shit. Honestly, the TP library is pretty lame when you look at the whole thing. Unfortunately, even the FMV in this game looks terrible. Also, still not sure why Lisa Foiles is popular. Because she's another female gaming personality who dresses in sexy cosplay?

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Posted By JoeyRavn

I'm a Spaniard and that Spanish is fucked up. I honestly don't understand why they didn't pick an actual Spanish speaker to do the voiceover...

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Posted By turboman

This game only reminds me of Heat Vision and Jack

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Edited By ignore78

this is the worst game i ever seen. like philips cd-i games

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Edited By Draxyle

I don't think this looks that bad; the concept is the right kind of dumb that I could potentially get behind.

But yea, it sure could use much better editing and execution across the board. I feel like it's just a few steps away from being pretty okay.

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Posted By DrShilliams

Everything about this game looks terrible.

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Posted By Tomba_be

@joeyravn said:

I'm a Spaniard and that Spanish is fucked up. I honestly don't understand why they didn't pick an actual Spanish speaker to do the voiceover...

I'm going to out on a limb and say: they deliberately made everything in the movie as awful as possible.... Proper Spanish would break the tone...

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Posted By JetForceGemini

The Maw was a good time.

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Edited By Pudge

Vinny telling Patrick that he "makes him feel bad for laughing" was perhaps my favorite moment. Thanks for vocalizing that!

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Posted By dragonboss

This game was not worth your money Patrick...

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Edited By Nomin

Terrible production and excuse of humor wrapped around a mediocre execution of an arcade shlock.

This may be deemed a humorous or comical game, but it may actually come from a very sad place.

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Edited By Slay3r1583

I think that "Powered by Beard" video was possibly the best part of the game shown in this Quick Look.

@deaddorf said:

The new great question of the generation: which game is worse, LocoCycle or Knack?

I will preface this by saying I haven't played either game and have only seen videos. Knack looks kind of generic and inoffensive while this game looks downright terrible.

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Posted By Akujin

me and vinny laugh at the same times..

we are true gamers

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Edited By AlKusanagi

Still, after the Crimson Dragon quick look, this looks like a real gem for 20 bucks compared to that microtransaction filled travesty for the same price.

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Posted By MmmSkyscraper

Worst game of 2013, no contest.

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Posted By rolento

@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 Mexican dude I find your accusation really stupid.

As a Mexican dude you'd also be Latino, not Hispanic. Technically.

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Posted By erik_wolff

I live 20 miles from Scottsburg, IN. It's definitely a real place. Can't say I've ever heard of the Freedom Rally though.

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Posted By ArbitraryWater

I'm with the GB crew on this: If Twisted Pixel is going to continually focus on deliberately dumb FMV, they should really go the whole way and just make Night Trap instead of trying to couch it all in an abysmal looking "action" game.

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Edited By dancingpolkabear

@yummylee said:

How the Hell did Patrick not recognise James Gunn?!

This is what I came here to post. Pretty odd that such a self proclaimed fan wouldn't recognise the man himself hamming it up in HD right in front of him.

Was thinking the same thing too

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Posted By roulette1986

I feel like my senses have been violated.

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Posted By Manhattan_Project

@rolento said:

@manhattan_project 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 Mexican dude I find your accusation really stupid.

As a Mexican dude you'd also be Latino, not Hispanic. Technically.

Its debatable what Hispanic actually refers to, but if you really wanna get technical, either one would apply to me.

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Edited By Milkman

What a bummer. There seems to be some mildly funny stuff in here but the vast majority seems kind of lame and the "hey, the main character speaks Spanish because people who speak Spanish sound funny" joke gets real old, real fast. And I say as someone who liked all of Twisted Pixel's past games, even Comic Jumper.

Also, how the hell did no one recognize James Gunn? C'mon, @patrickklepek.

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Edited By bacongames

You know, I actually think both bikes' dialogue is consistently well done. In particular I was impressed with how Lisa Foiles' performance kept on point despite how easily it could have gone given that it's a "robotic" character. With that said I still like that it's Robert Patrick just being Robert Patrick and that's great.

Basically if everything else in this game is lacking, and it seems like it is unfortunately, then I gotta give props to how IRIS and SPIKE turned out.

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Posted By Ronald

That man is directing a movie starring a talking raccoon and his tree friend.

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Posted By doublezero

@brad Regarding the move from blue-screen to green-screen, if you're working with a single-chip camera, you want to use green because it has twice the resolution of blue (or red) due to the bayer filter they use.

Many films still use blue-screen because they're using 3 chip cameras (or film) so red, green, and blue all have the same resolution, and blue is further from red in the spectrum so skintones are less likely to be affected.

Whether you use blue-screen or green-screen also depends on what your subject is.

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Posted By cooljammer00

Start the quick look.

Face.

Hair.

Goddamnit, TP is still making shitty beard jokes? It was bad enough that they put it in the splash screen for the PC version of Ms Splosion Man. I mash the keyboard as hard as I can so I don't have to hear "BEARD!" one more time.

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Edited By TheSouthernDandy

@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.

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Posted By joshwent

@milkman said:

...and the "hey, the main character speaks Spanish because people who speak Spanish sound funny" joke gets real old, real fast.

Huh?!? How did you get that from this game? Freddy Rodriguez, who is 1st generation American, is speaking Spanish in his completely normal voice.

The gag is that the bike can't understand him, so she's constantly misinterpreting what he's saying. She'll ask a question like, "Which way should we turn?" and he'll say "Ahhhhh! Get me off of this!", and she'll respond with something like "You're right, let's go left."

Absolutely nothing in there about Spanish sounding funny.