Radical Heights - Boss Key's post Lawbreakers joint

This is pretty funny, considering their original blog post:

We will continue to support the game in its current state, but we also need to focus on other projects with fresh creative leaders. We have been working on something new and we can’t wait to share more about it! It’s a passion project that we’re in complete control of.

I mean sure, if a money grab to follow in PubG and Fortnite is considered your passion then sure. Thank god for their fresh creative leaders.

I’m sure they are also trying to release ASAP to beat out Hi-Rez, which is working on a Battle Royal mode for Paladins. I"m sure that’s also a real passion project as well.

If there is a big table full of money, and other people are taking money from it, I’d consider myself passionate about not leaving money on it.

It seems janky

Personally, I’d climb up on the table and take a big 90’s nostalgia bowel moment right on top of the money pile.

Btw, this is from the Founder’s Pack DLC on Steam

Welcome to RADICAL HEIGHTS, a free X-TREME early access BATTLE ROYALE shooter. Partake in high-stakes battle royale gunplay in a sunny SoCal dome as contestants drive-by on BMX bikes or stalk other contestants from the shadows in search for weapons and prizes…but also CASH that you can bank - win or lose! Whether you spend that cash on righteous customization in your personal prize room or pull it from an ATM to purchase weapons early in the next game – building a wealth of cash is as important as taking down the competition in this irreverent 80s-themed action game show where everyone wants to be rich and famous!

I’m not very interested in Battle Royale games, so I’m not the target audience for this. However, that copy does absolutely nothing for me.

It’s… it’s got to be a parody, right? It reads like something right out of the I hate this guy thread.

Not enough “Booyah!” or “To the max!”

No one asked for this.

they could have at least dialed in first person view to have something somewhat unique.

Once bitten…

Oh good. More joints.

If they play up the gameshow angle this could be good. I fucking LOVED Super Monday Night Combat because the gameshow part was so expertly done. The commentators, what they would say and when they’d say it, was easily the best I’ve ever seen. Love, love, loved that game, though I got into it too late.

More Battle Royale games are good, as there is a LOT more you can do with a BR game. And of course the haters will hate it regardless since they don’t like the genre.

What I don’t like here, though, is that you can use earned cash to get an advantage in-game (and “founders” will earn 10% more cash than everyone else), as that’s a direct counter to what makes a good BR game (where everybody starts out the same).

The extreme jokes feel pretty low effort here. It’s not very clever, even if you like that kind of thing.


Yeah…there’s no way this won’t fail…

They already backed down on the cash thing being part of the preorder:

I’m curious how the cash works. Can you just stockpile it in one game then use it to buy a gun faster in the next game? If so, it’s kind of like eco and buy rounds in Counter Strike.

It does seem like it’s trying a bit too hard to be RAD and FRESH.

One thing I loved about Fortnite from day one (pre Battle Royale!) is they had a delightful, distinct visual style that fit the game like a glove. One of the best I’ve seen in any game ever TBH.

My little sister just turned 18, and like all of her friends, she’s nostalgic for the 2000s, maybe the late 1990s at the earliest to see what parents were into.

Even with Ready Player One performing well, this just seems to be a bit out of touch like David Jaffe’s 90’s attitude shooter Drawn to Death. I just don’t see this resonating with young people. It’s not tied to a specific style of shooter from the era either, like Amid Evil and Ion Maiden are, so it feels a little inauthentic. Blood Dragon was a 80’s nostalgia overload, but that was 5 years ago, and it seems a little quaint now.

That said, I hope this Hail Mary gamble pays off, otherwise it’s unlikely Boss Key will stick around.

I love how everything seemed to be made of Jello. Wacking a car with your pickaxe and watching it all wobble was definitely distinct.