chris-littlechild - September 27, 2016
Â Remember when that reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare landed? How it received more YouTube dislikes than freaking Bieberâ€™s Baby video? Iâ€™ll keep referring to that fact forever, because I think itâ€™s damn hilarious, but it highlights a real problem in the industry too: Everyoneâ€™s playing it way too safe.
How many futuristic FPSs have we got doing the rounds now? Way too damn many, thatâ€™s how many. How many pretty-well-identical Super Mario titles have Nintendo released? Way too damn many. How many sports games are just about the exact same as last yearâ€™s? You guessed it, Ego-friendsâ€¦ not enough. Wait, no, the other thing.
What Iâ€™m getting at here is that a little innovation never goes amiss. A dash of outside-the-box thinking, with a side of the complete balls-out batshit crazy. That kind of thing, natch, is best left to smaller dev teams, Kickstarter projects with less to lose. On that note, meet Blubber Busters.
I was pretty well sold on this one from the get go. â€˜A combat platformer about venturing inside space whales to cure their illnesses,â€™ you say? â€˜You lead a crew of intergalactic infection fighters, and you can swap between and upgrade themâ€™? Donâ€™t mind if I do. After all, anyone who tells you theyâ€™ve never wanted to be an intergalactic infection fighter who cruises inside space whalesâ€™ colons is a filthy-ass liar.
Check out the trailer below, for a minute and a half of your life youâ€™ll never want back.