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Posted By Atwa

Shaq is baq

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Posted By AwkwardLoser

Hope the Foo-Schnickers are in this

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Posted By TheShrubber

Ooof, that voice...

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Posted By AwkwardLoser

Holy Diver! I got the big time douche chills I can barely take this.

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Posted By omelettefists

https://www.amazon.com/Clothing-Shoes-Jewelry-Shaq/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3AShaq

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Edited By JohnyMyko

This actually doesn't seem that bad. It's kinda funny and has that old school B-Game vibe. I wouldn't pay for it, but I'm glad it exists in this age of AAA games as a service with big budgets and open worlds that all feel the same.

I also appreciated that Kazaam reference.

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Posted By Firepaw

Oh no, Shaq said Kazaam! I can't go back to that movie... Help!

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Posted By rht992

"Burnt rice"

Fuck this game.

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Posted By AwkwardLoser

If you want to buy Shaq’s they sell them at Payless or at least they did back when I was in middle school circa 2005

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Posted By deactivated-5b85a38d6c493

This is the most lazy, unfunny writing I’ve seen in a while. Alex’s Robot Chicken comparison was accurate, though this is somehow worse.

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Posted By ZemaVieira

I spent my childhood playing Streets of Rage 1 and 2 and I still love the atmosphere and soundtrack of those games but even I recognize beat'em'ups are bad and there is no reason for someone to release one in 2018.

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Posted By MocBucket62

Remember when Shaq's master said "Have you seen Avenger or Ghostbuster"

Yeah this game is bad and tasteless.

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Posted By Refugee

Arthur O'Deel is meant "Art Of The Deal", after that Trump book. Which is hilarious as we can all agree.

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Edited By ArjanN
@zemavieira said:

I spent my childhood playing Streets of Rage 1 and 2 and I still love the atmosphere and soundtrack of those games but even I recognize beat'em'ups are bad and there is no reason for someone to release one in 2018.

Nah.

This is a just a really mediocre beat em up with bad writing, there's a bunch of good modern beat 'em ups, like Fight 'N Rage for example.

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Posted By Cheesus

This distinctly looks like an early Xbox Live Arcade game. Something about the lighting I think.

The 2D animation looks nice though.

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Posted By JakeBalsagna

The Beast crew is calling this game racist, sexist, and homophobic? None of the joke were "grade A" material, sure. But come on... What comedy doesn't make these types of jokes? What stand up comedian doesn't? Are you holding Shaq Fu of all things, to a higher standard? Were we expecting a crowd funded beat-em-up to set the new bar in socially conscious comedy?

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Posted By drakecaiman

Vinny: “Do you ever run out of Big D energy?”

God damnit, Vinny…

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Posted By Drachmalius

Shut down the video game industry. We've reached the pinnacle of mankind's achievements.

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Posted By ArjanN

The Beast crew is calling this game racist, sexist, and homophobic? None of the joke were "grade A" material, sure. But come on... What comedy doesn't make these types of jokes? What stand up comedian doesn't? Are you holding Shaq Fu of all things, to a higher standard? Were we expecting a crowd funded beat-em-up to set the new bar in socially conscious comedy?

Jokes written after the 90s?

It's not the 90s anymore. Everything is held to held to a higher standard.

And even if you want to go for edgy comedy, the writing needs to be waaaay more on point than this.

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Posted By Hobbaswaggle

this kind of junk makes me wonder if beat em ups were ever good in the first place

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Edited By phanboy4

@jakebalsagna:

Because it is racist, sexist and homophobic? And those things aren't "funny", they're lazy and destructive? And these guys clearly don't understand that.

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Edited By PercyChuggs

@jakebalsagna: Didn't you know? Alex Navarro is the official Decider of What Is Funny.

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Posted By deactivated-5b85a38d6c493
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Posted By ShaggE

Woof. The gameplay seems passable enough for what's meant to be a joke delivery machine, but they forgot to, y'know, add jokes.

Tell me Shaq at least gets to green egg and ham it at some point in the game.

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Posted By DrDarkStryfe

This is 100% Shaq in 2018. Terrible jokes and stroking his own ego.

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Posted By BoOzak

@arjann said:
@zemavieira said:

I spent my childhood playing Streets of Rage 1 and 2 and I still love the atmosphere and soundtrack of those games but even I recognize beat'em'ups are bad and there is no reason for someone to release one in 2018.

Nah.

This is a just a really mediocre beat em up with bad writing, there's a bunch of good modern beat 'em ups, like Fight 'N Rage for example.

Yeah there are still some good beat'um ups coming out. I played Mother Russia Bleeds fairly recently and thats alright. I only paid £3 for it though, if i'd paid much more for it i'd feel worse about it. These types of games are short for a reason (aside from them originating in arcades) they're very repetitive and there isnt much depth but they can be a fun way to blow of steam, kind of the gaming equivalent of junk food.

About the racism thing I think what they were going for was a James Hong type character and not just going 'hey look hes speaking engrish, isnt that funny, ha ha'. People tend to jump the gun a bit these days though so avoiding these types of characters is probably the smart thing to do.

That being said this game isnt very funny, even Shadow Warrior (new and old) had better jokes than this.

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Edited By hidamari

just for the sake of posterity, i have to comment that the "Frizzle" boss was based on Chris Brown, based on his "Merry-Go-Brown" attack and his comment where he says he's "not used to fighting a dude." the jokes are in bad taste, folks!

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Posted By YapaPanda

I'm gonna say this is hardcore racist

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Posted By JacklynBurn

@hobbaswaggle: Nah, beat-em-ups are good, some of my favorite games are part of the genre. It's just easy to make a bad one, especially if you don't wanna put any effort in, as is evident with these devs.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

Homophobic, racist and fatphobic jokes all within the first 10 mins. Good stuff....

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Posted By ollieg_94

So, better or worse then that Bubsy game that came out last year?

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Posted By glots

What a shocker that this seems like garbage, both gameplay and writing -wise.

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Posted By Asmo917

@hidamari: I caught the "not used to fighting a dude" line but missed the Merry-Go-Brown, so all I could think of was "Is this an even lazier Chris Brown joke than I expect from this?" Glad to see it's exactly as lazy as I expect from this piece of shit.

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Posted By conmulligan

@drakecaiman said:

Vinny: “Do you ever run out of Big D energy?”

God damnit, Vinny…

Haha, I can't tell if this flew past Alex and Abby or if they just rolled their eyes and moved on.

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Posted By Dan_CiTi
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Posted By Sakr

Racist, sexist and homophobic, man this game sure ticks all the bigot boxes.

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Edited By Nemesis2K

I love the B grade cheese fest that is this game. Looks like a fun romp for a couple hours. Shame its not multiplayer. The low brow '90's cartoon' humour is funny to me. Breath of fresh air from all this "everything has to be high brow/witty meme or its not funny" we constantly get shovelled down our throats.

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Posted By deactivated-5b3ffefcbe91e

I feel bad for the designers/animators who did a good job here just to have the writing and gameplay come and shit on all of it

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Posted By BillyMaysRIP

This game seems like it fell out of the early 2000s, wow. Bubb Rubb jokes are 15 years old now.

And like most stuff from the early 2000s, this seems like complete shit.

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Posted By SharkCopter

Why are we not done with the shitty Chinese accents?

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Posted By steveurkel

Shadow warrior 2 could have been a really good game but the writing etc ruined it. I'm tired of devs trying to be funny in games it doesn't work unless it's Sam n max and I'm 13.

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Posted By SteveyP

This game is dumb. I think calling the insult to the sumo type enemy "body-shaming" is a little bit stupid though. Grow a thicker skin.

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Posted By ConVox
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Posted By kcin

this game is aggressively regressive in every conceivable way. every facet of its existence is of a time thankfully passed. it is an anachronistic curiosity of the things we used to find appealing, and now look back on and wonder how and why we ever enjoyed them.

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Posted By Hornet

I don't get why people have to be offended by everything, for everyone else.

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Edited By AcidLake

@hidamari: also that boss have a splash screen where hes knocking out two women is real real class. Fuck this game.

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Posted By Phished0ne

The Icy Hot powerup genuinely made me chuckle.

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Edited By Rodiard
No coverage of the DLC?
No coverage of the DLC?