The unmitigated disaster that was the original Shaq Fu doesn’t seem to have been mitigated just yet. Although that isn’t stopping new content flowing in with former President of the Untied States, Barack Obama, being added as a playable character in Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.
In what Big Deez Productions is dubbing a parody of “one of the greatest heroes of our time”, Barack Fu: The Adventures of Dirty Barry adds another hero and single player campaign for Shaq Fu. This campaign not only adds the former president but also such moves as the “Peace Prize” drone strikes to flatten enemies, power moves like the “Barack ‘n’ Rolla” and “South Side Smash” and the ability to mow down waves of enemies with machine guns, shotguns and hand grenades.
The DLC for Shaq Fu will be a free timed exclusive for people who have purchased the physical version of the game, with no ETA on when digital owners will receive the update. While the DLC doesn’t seem to go too far off the beaten track, the fact that they are still supporting the game should be praised considering the lukewarm reception from critics and gamers alike for the title.
If you are unfamiliar with the original and the remake, the original Shaq Fu was a 1v1 fighting game released during the 16bit era on the Mega Drive and the Super Nintendo and is widely considered one of the worst games ever created. The sequel was a crowdfunding success story, raking in just over $450k US, and after spending 4 years developing it, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn was released to a collective “eh”. So rather than “righting the wrong of Shaq Fu and restoring the legacy of Shaquille O’Neal”, they just reinforced it.