Est. April 2016. III Version 2.0. III
CONKER’S BAD FUR DAY 2
He could be Xbox’s ‘Deadpool’!
By JAY TEE
At first glance, a chubby cheeked ginger squirrel exploring a technicolor cartoon world isn’t an obvious comparison to Marvel’s ‘Merc with a Mouth’. But look beneath the surface and the similarities between Conker and Deadpool are far reaching, and appear to have gone hilariously unnoticed.
Both characters skew toward adult audiences, with fourth wall breaking looks to camera and lines delivered directly to the audience. Both Bad Fur Day and the recent Ryan Reynolds flick chronicle largely selfish journeys filled with booze, foul language, and gore aplenty. But it’s their shared humour, as dark as it is hilarious, that pushes the boundaries of good taste in every good way that matters.
Microsoft are sitting on an incredible IP here, and since Bad Fur Day originally dropped way back in 2001, it’s long past time for Conker to make his grand return. And no. I’m not counting Project Spark. The less said about that cancelled car crash of a sequel the better.
THE BASICS -
PIPE DREAMS KEY:
Crystal Ball -
Toxic Waste -
Hail Mary -
This concept artwork from Conker’s Big Reunion is wonderful, but his return as part of Project
Spark was a buggy, poorly paced, piping hot mess.
DOUBLE DOWN ON PARODY -
ENSEMBLE ACTION -
SPEND YA MULLAH -
BLAM BLAM SHOOTY TIME -
BUCK THE TREND -
FACK OFF! -
BATTLE ROYALE -
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