There’s something a little disconcerting about getting five minutes into a new game and realising you’ve essentially seen everything it’s going to offer.
But that’s exactly what happened during our hands-on with Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, a sequel to what publishers Wired Productions happily refer to as “one of the worst games ever made”.
This new edition is shameless in its humour and 90’s brawler influences, but ultimately, it feels like a relic of a different era which didn’t need digging up.
Which isn’t to say it’s a truly awful game like the original. To be fair to Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, the actual gameplay is fairly sound.
You have a main attack button which can be chained into a finishing move, and a special attack which fills up as you deal and take damage. You can also dash into enemies to stun them and roll out of the way of any incoming attacks.