Memes, jokes, and other such humorous things that are created on the internet and various message boards usually go nowhere over time. Sometimes a particular joke may hang around for a while or it may be beaten to death like a dead horse to the point where no one enjoys it anymore. So it’s rare to see a joke germinate into a concept that became so entertaining that a group of folks on a message board decided to make an entire video game, but such a thing is the case for Dudebro II.
A riff on the glut of over-the-top modern warfare games which have sprouted this generation thanks to the everlasting popularity of CoD, Dudebro II started off as a mere joke on the NeoGAF message board that soon became too good to let it fade away. So instead of merely continuing things by doing more photoshops making fun of the initial debut image for EA’s Medal of Honor reboot, some GAF users took it upon themselves to make an entire video game, even going as far as to secure the services of none other than the original dudebro himself, Jon St. John - the man behind the voice of Duke Nukem.
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Dudebro II in action or heard a sizeable update from the development team of Grimoire Assembly Forge, but John Dudebro is back with a vengeance in this new gameplay trailer. Marking the first time which we’ve seen the game in action, I must say that this footage has been worth the wait since the game looks awesome. Maybe I’m a bit partial to the project since I like a good parody piece and remember the day in which the Dudebro concept came forth on NeoGAF, but the craftsman ship in the trailer is truly impressive.
Now going for a side-scrolling perspective similar to classic SNES games, Dudebro II looks like it could be a truly epic and enjoyable game since it’s self-referential tone is something that doesn’t seem to be forced, as has been the case in other games which have attempted to be parodies. Everything about Dudebro II is looking good so far as the humor seems spot on, the gameplay looks solid, and the visuals appear to be a nice throwback to the good old days in which gaming wasn’t plagued with cover systems and constant QTEs.
A release date for Dudebro II still hasn’t been announced (no, the game won’t be going the DNF route), so we’ll have to wait a little while longer to finally experience it on our PC. But when such a time finally comes I'm sure it'll bring forth such an amazing amount of brotitude that it'll be worth the wait.