As the Video Game Awards came to a close, most people are waiting for their announced favorites. Be it DOOM, No Man’s Sky, or the perennially elusive The Last Guardian, everybody has a favorite. One of the least hyped titles, but most anticipated by its cult following is the irreverent, most likely offensive, and cult-favorite Shaq Fu. Read more to find out about the highly anticipated sequel – Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.
- Shaquille means “Little Warrior” in Arabic
- Some of O’Neill’s past nicknames include: Shaq Fu, The Big Daddy, The Diesel, The Big Shaqtus, Dr. Shaq, The Big Shamrock and Superman
- The new game was crowd funded via IndieGoGo, and Shaq himself is going to act as a DJ for the person who donated $50,000
- Big Deez Productions, the company behind the game, contains talents that worked on games like HALO, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Alan Wake, Max Payne, and even Duke Nukem (hopefully not Duke Nukem Forever)
- The producers are aware that the last game was bad, and promise that “this time we won’t f**k it up”
The trailer starts with a presentation right out of an old Chinese martial arts movie. It tells us the story of a hero abandoned as a baby, left to float down a river, Moses-style, only in a purse, for some reason, instead of a basket. The narrator then proceeds to tell us about the great warrior’s destiny, only to be surprised that the baby in the pleather purse is not actually Chinese.
What we can expect from the game, based on the trailer, is a fun, offensive, entertaining, and hilarious game, starring the man himself, Shaquille O’Neill.
Shaq is no stranger to pop culture, with him starring in notoriously bad Kazaam and Steel movies, and even claiming that he wouldn’t mind giving the first one another shot.
Whether the game will be good or not is hard to tell based on the first impressions left by the trailer, however the people from Big Deez Productions seem to know what they’re doing, and they’re promising a fun, if not groundbreaking experience. Regardless, it can’t be as bad as its 16-bit predecessor, so infamously known for its poor gameplay and lack of… pretty much anything except Shaq and other poorly designed characters.
If I’ve managed to capture your interest, you can watch the game’s trailer here.
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