Nov 29, 2012

The Return Of Barkley 2 : The Most Epic RPG You've Never Heard Of

Four years after the release of one of the release of one of the most bizarre, amazing freeware RPG's ever created, the mad men behind Charles Barkley: Shut Up And Jam Gaiden return with the sequel, lovingly titled: The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 - Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie - Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa.

The original title, which was created off of a foundation of inside jokes about Space Jam and the SNES/Genesis game Charles Barkley: Shut Up And Jam was one of the most surreal titles I've ever had the pleasure of playing. The first installment took place in Neo-York in 2053, in a world in which basketball is banned due to Charles Barkley performing a powerful dunk known as the 'chaos dunk,' a few years earlier, killing millions in the process. Barkley is an outlaw and hunted by the B-Ball removal department, run by Michael Jordan and also stars the ghost of LeBron James, a cyborg Vince Carter and an ominous figure known as Shadow Barkley. No, I'm not making this sh** up, play the game already.

The sequel seems to improve on the original in every way imaginable, from the ludicrous length of the title to the in game graphics, which already look vastly improved from the original, while still maintaining that same quirky charm from it's predecessor. The new game takes place in 666X, and stars a young fellow awoken from a long slumber in a quest to find his true basketball related purpose.  The folks from Tales Of Games are requesting some help with funding for this title via Kickstarter, and judging by the current reception they'll have no problem reaching their goal at this rate. Time to throw some money their way..And chaos dunks.

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