Would you buy a Boondock Saints “co-op shooter”?
Boondock Saints was introduced to me through a “borrowed” Blockbuster VHS tape shared amongst my college buddies. That last statement already dates this entire topic. Who still uses VHS? What’s a Blockbuster? It’s been how long since Sean was in college? Which kind of brings me to the point; who they are making this game for?
While the developer Critical Mass is sure they “don’t want to do a crap-ass franchise game,” and are “looking to expand the story, not just retell the franchise”, it might be too late. This game, which was originally teased at SXSW, hopes to capitalize on the cult following behind a movie from 1999 and it less popular sequel from a few years ago.
Maybe there is still some spark realized after that sequel came out, but the game had better be good, because the license will only carry it so far. It is confirmed to be coming on PC and Xbox 360, maybe even the PS3. Critical Mass will be holding previews for press at PAX East and E3, so we should have mormore information later. Hopefully they will at least let me reenact that scene with Rocco and the cat.