The internet can’t get enough of the latest promo video for Forspoken, the upcoming action RPG from Square Enix and Luminous Productions. However, it’s not the most positive reception, as people are poking fun at the new trailer by making parodies of it.
It all started when the official Forspoken Twitter account posted a new ad for the game. The promo shows snippets of gameplay, featuring a voiceover from the protagonist, Frey. Many people on the internet are finding the dialogue incredibly campy, with the most-liked reply to Forspoken’s original post saying, “This game looks beautiful and the gameplay looks crazy but boy do I bet that the story/dialogue will get on my nerves.”
Here’s what the ad has the main character saying:
“So let me get this straight. I’m somewhere that’s not what I would call Earth… I’m seeing freaking dragons… And… Oh yeah, I’m talking to a cuff. Yeah okay, that is something I do now. I do magic, kill jacked-up beasts, I’ll probably fly next.”
A beautiful and cruel new land? Twisted monsters? An array of magical abilities? Sentient jewellery!?
Welcome to the world of #Forspoken. pic.twitter.com/46diiLnQ7M
— Forspoken (@Forspoken) August 8, 2022
The internet will do what the internet does, and it wasn’t long before parodies of the Forspoken ad started rolling out on Twitter. The most elaborate of these parodies applies the same writing style to FromSoftware’s Bloodborne, with lines like, “I’m seeing freaking werewolves, and, oh yeah, I’m talking to a doll!”
— wes (@funnywes) August 10, 2022
But the parodies don’t stop with Bloodborne. One video from YouTuber SungWon Cho parodies Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Danganronpa in the same video, with lines such as Danganronpa’s Monokuma saying, “I guess that’s something I do now! I kill high schoolers…”
so let me get this straight pic.twitter.com/la80aJ6gDf
— SungWon Cho (@ProZD) August 9, 2022
Those two posts are the main video parodies going viral today, but many others are getting in on the fun with written parodies of the Forspoken ad. Take a look below to find jokes based on Metal Gear Rising, Metroid, Kingdom Hearts, Ace Attorney, and more.
“So let me get this straight. I’m somewhere that’s not what I would call Liberia, I’m seeing FREAKING CYBORGS, and, OH YEAH I’M TALKING TO A BLADE WOLF. YEAH OKAY THAT IS SOMETHING I DO NOW! I do zandatsu, kill jacked up senators, I’ll probably ninja run next…” https://t.co/9dxp2GhdUY pic.twitter.com/UHgXGIPpq4
— Kiron (sunbreak addict) (@Subakeye) August 10, 2022
well.. where do I start? Im in FREAKING space!! Isnt that looney? I gotta find a “metroid” whatever that means… Do you know what REALLY grinds my gears with this adventure? those DARN, STINKY, SMELLY pirate- oh whoops.. heh.. they’re right behind me, are they? https://t.co/kkQsJpB6TP pic.twitter.com/KwPo8kOmnc
— ＥＲＲＯＲ (PLAY OUTER WILDS!!) 🐇 COMMISIONS CLOSED (@PlushError) August 10, 2022
So let me get this straight, I’m somewhere that’s NOT what I would call Tokyo…I have a giant FREAKING key, and oh yeah, I’m talking to a dead mobile game character pic.twitter.com/a1Mk9TUlL9
— 💛🌑❄️ (@StellaNoxEclair) August 10, 2022
“So let me get this straight, I’m a freaking knight, got it ? Apparently I’m some kind of “Ashen one” or smth like that. I have to go to craazy places to kill some weird dudes just to light a fire, weird right ? Well that’s my life, kinda dark for a fantasy, isn’t it ?” https://t.co/sQUIG5Tipe pic.twitter.com/QLblmzs2WB
— Romain Ultimate Survivor (@Rom1pocalypse) August 10, 2022
SO let me get this straight, I just recieved a letter from my FREAKING DEAD WIFE 🙄 https://t.co/P3OJ5GiCxs pic.twitter.com/FHNelybtJU
— Jokin (@Jokinspore) August 10, 2022
So let me get this straight. I’m in a courtroom, I’m seeing freaking prosecutors with whips, and, oh yeah! I’m talking to my dead mentor.
Yeah, okay. That’s something I do know.
I cross examine people, present evidence, I’ll probably say objection next
Uh, that just happened. pic.twitter.com/LQD8t8l3eI
— Spreading Drizzile Propoganda (Jay) (@Jayzzile) August 10, 2022
So let me get this straight
I’m somewhere that isn’t Australia
With big scary natives
And oh yeah, i’m talking to a magic mask
Yeah, woah, that’s something I do now
I jump and spin
I fight big mutants
I’ll probably get a bazooka next pic.twitter.com/og2yBPzq5e
— The Crystal Rodent (+18) 💗💛💙 (@SafCar009) August 10, 2022
So let me get this straight… I’m not exactly where I’d call “The Surface”… I’m seeing FREAKIN’ monsters… and, yeah. I’m talkin’ to a FLOWER. Yep, guess that’s a thing I do now. Next I’ll run into a talking skeleton or something … and.. He’s right behind me, isn’t he? pic.twitter.com/uR213LVjzL
— Aegean (@AgeanTwit) August 10, 2022
After multiple delays, Forspoken is set to launch on January 24, 2023. The game takes place in the fantastical realm of Athia, and follows Frey after she is pulled from modern-day New York into this mysterious world.
In our hands-off preview last year, we enjoyed the “off-kilter take on the JRPG formula” even if the game is “maybe just a slight cringe.”
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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