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Pixelitis Preview: Barkley 2 slams with the best, doesn’t jam with the rest

"Within the first couple of seconds of playing Barkley 2, one can already tell that the game is leaps and bounds over its predecessor in several departments.

The days of ripped sprites straight out of RPG Maker 2000 for PC and X-Kalibur 2097 for SNES are over. While some may bemoan the lack of that stupendous remix of the Space Jam theme or the over-the-top boss music “borrowed” from Blue Dragon, indie developer Tales of Game’s is determined to make Barkley 2 the game they had always wanted to make. And given that this was a project funded by Kickstarter, that means doing away with anything that could prove legally troublesome.

In case you’re reading this and scratching your head, Barkley 2, or 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 is the long-awaited sequel to 2008′s Barkley’s Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. The 2008 iteration is a free game that satirizes the RPG genre with an outrageous post-apocalyptic story where basketball is outlawed and Charles Barkley is the sole wielder of the Chaos Dunk that caused the world’s descent into darkness." - Patrick Kulikowski

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