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Everything You Need to Know About DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

Once in a lifetime a piece of entertainment can transcend its medium and reach out to the world in new and exciting ways; making people stop, think and expand their definition of art.

Inception was great, wasn’t it?

Ahem.

Now that the palate is cleansed, let’s consider DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, created by Ron Gilbert, the legendary mind behind Monkey Island. We like to think DeathSpank is jam-packed of what is missing in video games — story, solid gameplay, and (intentional) humor. But then again, we like to think a lot of things.

In press releases we say DeathSpank is Monkey Island meets Diablo, a hack and slash action RPG set on a massive, dangerous, world shaped like an Edison Gramaphone Cylinder. Internally we say it’s what would happen if you put those two games in a sack with a Mad Magazine joke collection and let them fight it out Thunderdome-style. We say this along with other, less printable things, of course, but the jist is there. What is this, an interrogation?

With all the hacking and the slashing, DeathSpank makes some time on the side to explore his puzzle solving hobby. It’s like, he’s a well rounded character not content with just smashing and stabbing things, he needs to think too, you know? He has feelings.

What the hell is wrong with you people? Don’t JUDGE HIM!

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is filled to bursting with hundreds of weapons, armor sets, witty dialog, improbable scenarios, unexpected villains, and challenging bosses. The action is easily accessible for short bursts of unsupervised fun, but the story is revealed over ten to fifteen hours of gameplay. And there’s more! DeathSpank does not fight alone but with the amazingly cool Ninja Steve Greedy (a Ninja named Steve, I know, I know! Don’t we ever stop?) letting your real-life flesh friends play alongside you in two-player local co-op as DeathSpank quests for the six Thongs of Virtue! DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is the high quality, low priced romp for XBLA/PSN that’s less filling than the other brands, and tastes great.Created by Ron Gilbert, the legendary mind behind Monkey Island, DeathSpank is the rarest of the rare: an honestly funny, fun video game.

Gratuitous Bullet Points:

* Massive seamless world that was harder to make than anticipated!
* SIX magical pieces of underwear!
* TENS of food-stuffs!
* Another HUNDRED pieces of armor (my GOD don’t we ever sleep?!)
* Stuff happens and things and stuff (no, we don’t sleep, what time is it?)
* A…(story)…
* Adventure game puzzles that will make you their b***!
* Long lists of bullet-pointed items!
* Stuff that may or may not fail to blow up!
* Stuff that sometimes does blow up, and when it does you won’t know why!

Some Key DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Characters

DeathSpank – DeathSpank has returned and the world quakes at his mighty…return. With mad sword skills and minimal beat-boxing, DeathSpank will quest like never before and perhaps learn the secret of the Thongs. Will you learn the secret? Only if you buy the game or ask a friend that did. You know what? Just buy the game, we need the money.
Steve - Steve Von Prong has joined the battle for justice. Steve was the illegitimate love child of the now deceased evil tyrant Lord Von Prong. Abandoned and raised by multi-level marketing ninjas, Steve has learned the dark arts of the shadow warrior coupled with the hard sell of white collar crime. Dare you control him?
Sandy - This mysterious red haired woman is back and ready to be slightly less mysterious and slightly more annoying. Minor secrets will be revealed. Great truths will be alluded too. A story that can only be described as, “Good for a video game” will unfold.
Commandorque – Hideous taskmaster and potato enthusiast, the Commandorque is all that stands between DeathSpank and the freedom to love again. Cause sometimes the only way to hold on, is to let go.
Captain Taint – Captain Taint commands the pirate ship The Scurvy Raider. An incredible leader who’s crew have been known to set sail without him. Despite his wooden leg and wooden kidneys, Taint is still the grog-drinkiest, sword-swallowingest ally DeathSpank has on the high seas.
Mr Frantrangle – Guards the local bridge and charges passage in the form of riddles. This world’s tallest leprechaun puts new meaning in the phrase “World’s tallest leprechaun”. You may think you know what that means, but you don’t. Can you solve his riddles? Because we can’t. No lie. If you manage it, please write us and tell us how.
Talking Well - An ancient creature with limitless hunger. Can you quench it? No you can’t. Because that’s what limitless means.
  • Everything You Need to Know About DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

    Once in a lifetime a piece of entertainment can transcend its medium and reach out to the world in new and exciting ways; making people stop, think and expand their definition of art.

    Inception was great, wasn’t it?

    Ahem.

    Now that the palate is cleansed, let’s consider DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, created by Ron Gilbert, the legendary mind behind Monkey Island. We like to think DeathSpank is jam-packed of what is missing in video games — story, solid gameplay, and (intentional) humor. But then again, we like to think a lot of things.

    In press releases we say DeathSpank is Monkey Island meets Diablo, a hack and slash action RPG set on a massive, dangerous, world shaped like an Edison Gramaphone Cylinder. Internally we say it’s what would happen if you put those two games in a sack with a Mad Magazine joke collection and let them fight it out Thunderdome-style. We say this along with other, less printable things, of course, but the jist is there. What is this, an interrogation?

    With all the hacking and the slashing, DeathSpank makes some time on the side to explore his puzzle solving hobby. It’s like, he’s a well rounded character not content with just smashing and stabbing things, he needs to think too, you know? He has feelings.

    What the hell is wrong with you people? Don’t JUDGE HIM!

    DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is filled to bursting with hundreds of weapons, armor sets, witty dialog, improbable scenarios, unexpected villains, and challenging bosses. The action is easily accessible for short bursts of unsupervised fun, but the story is revealed over ten to fifteen hours of gameplay. And there’s more! DeathSpank does not fight alone but with the amazingly cool Ninja Steve Greedy (a Ninja named Steve, I know, I know! Don’t we ever stop?) letting your real-life flesh friends play alongside you in two-player local co-op as DeathSpank quests for the six Thongs of Virtue! DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is the high quality, low priced romp for XBLA/PSN that’s less filling than the other brands, and tastes great.Created by Ron Gilbert, the legendary mind behind Monkey Island, DeathSpank is the rarest of the rare: an honestly funny, fun video game.

    Gratuitous Bullet Points:

    * Massive seamless world that was harder to make than anticipated!
    * SIX magical pieces of underwear!
    * TENS of food-stuffs!
    * Another HUNDRED pieces of armor (my GOD don’t we ever sleep?!)
    * Stuff happens and things and stuff (no, we don’t sleep, what time is it?)
    * A…(story)…
    * Adventure game puzzles that will make you their b***!
    * Long lists of bullet-pointed items!
    * Stuff that may or may not fail to blow up!
    * Stuff that sometimes does blow up, and when it does you won’t know why!

    Some Key DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Characters

    DeathSpank – DeathSpank has returned and the world quakes at his mighty…return. With mad sword skills and minimal beat-boxing, DeathSpank will quest like never before and perhaps learn the secret of the Thongs. Will you learn the secret? Only if you buy the game or ask a friend that did. You know what? Just buy the game, we need the money.
    Steve - Steve Von Prong has joined the battle for justice. Steve was the illegitimate love child of the now deceased evil tyrant Lord Von Prong. Abandoned and raised by multi-level marketing ninjas, Steve has learned the dark arts of the shadow warrior coupled with the hard sell of white collar crime. Dare you control him?
    Sandy - This mysterious red haired woman is back and ready to be slightly less mysterious and slightly more annoying. Minor secrets will be revealed. Great truths will be alluded too. A story that can only be described as, “Good for a video game” will unfold.
    Commandorque – Hideous taskmaster and potato enthusiast, the Commandorque is all that stands between DeathSpank and the freedom to love again. Cause sometimes the only way to hold on, is to let go.
    Captain Taint – Captain Taint commands the pirate ship The Scurvy Raider. An incredible leader who’s crew have been known to set sail without him. Despite his wooden leg and wooden kidneys, Taint is still the grog-drinkiest, sword-swallowingest ally DeathSpank has on the high seas.
    Mr Frantrangle – Guards the local bridge and charges passage in the form of riddles. This world’s tallest leprechaun puts new meaning in the phrase “World’s tallest leprechaun”. You may think you know what that means, but you don’t. Can you solve his riddles? Because we can’t. No lie. If you manage it, please write us and tell us how.
    Talking Well - An ancient creature with limitless hunger. Can you quench it? No you can’t. Because that’s what limitless means.
  • Erg leuk zo'n vervolg, maar ik ga met deze denk ik toch wachten op een afprijzing. Deeltje één had namelijk na het uitspelen ongeveer 0,0% herspeelwaarde. Aan de andere kant, als de game al 50% langer wordt en dezelfde prijs blijft is het die €12,- meer dan waard.
  • Die 1e was toch best wel cool. Misschien iets te lang, vond het op een gegeven moment een beetje saai worden.
    Zal deze zeker ook wel aanschaffen, maar misschien over een paar maandjes ofzo. De 1e ligt nog te vers in het geheugen.
  • Gamespot geeft hem een 7,5.


    The Good
    - Humorous story with a surprisingly poignant ending
    - Greater variety of long-range weapons
    - Eye-catching visuals
    - Tons of optional quests lead to a long adventure.

    The Bad
    - Combat can get repetitive
    - A number of small bugs.


    DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue proves that some formulas don't need a drastic overhaul to be fun. The small tweaks liven up the gameplay, but it's the goofy story and striking visuals that provide the most pertinent lure. Don't be scared off by the $15 price tag, either. This long adventure can stretch for more than 15 hours if you complete every quest, and there are so many characters to meet that things never get boring. It would be nice to see more in-depth combat, but that's not the point of this adventure. Thongs of Virtue is a simple journey that pushes humor to the forefront, and it's a refreshing change of pace for people looking for lighter fare. Being a hero may not be easy, but it's certainly funny.
  • vind dat deel 2 iets te snel komt..

    :| :| :|

    Ga je mond spoelen!!! :P Ikzelf kon niet genoeg krijgen van DeathSpank en heb het spel ook 100 % gehaald in 2 dagen ofzo ^^. So I'm all 4 it!
  • vind dat deel 2 iets te snel komt..
  • Was zojuist van plan het eerste deel aan te schaffen, maar dan wacht ik nog wel even op een mooi prijsje voor een mogelijk combi-pack <img alt=":P" src="/plugins/sceditor/emoticons/tongue.png" />
    Idem. Of ze moeten deel 1 in de afprijzing gooien.
  • Whut? Deathspank 2 na een maand??? :|
  • Was zojuist van plan het eerste deel aan te schaffen, maar dan wacht ik nog wel even op een mooi prijsje voor een mogelijk combi-pack :P
  • Exactly!

    - What’s new in DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue?

    Lots and lots and lots of things: expensive things, big things, dangerous things, wild things. Things you beat other things to death with, things with things in them which shoot out and stab things in the neck. Basically a lot of new stuff is in the game. Hm… I’m drawing a blank.
    SHIP! Oh yeah, there’s a ship and um… machine guns, bazookas…FLAMETHROWER.
    THERE IS A FLAMETHROWER IN THE GAME.
    Mmmmm…TNT? Did I say that yet? Lots of things that blow up in general, really. And there’s a SPACESUIT!
    Dude. Seriously.
    Um…
    What was the question again?
  • Hey hallo! Bedankt voor het posten van mijn verhaal, maar dat bericht was nog niet af ;) zie http://www.deathspank.com/about-tov voor alle plaatjes
  • Greetings Citizen!

    It is my hope that this DeathSpam finds you in good health, and that your rash has clear… wait, slow down! There are too many of you screaming out. Please, one at a time.

    What’s this? You say you want MORE adventure? You want to keep vanquishing the forces of evil, with a new and deadlier selection of weapons and armor? Well put down those orphans and clear your earholes, because have I got some news for YOU!

    If one game did not satisfy your mighty thirst for adventure and/or justice, then perhaps the only known cure is a SEQUEL! But not just any sequel, it’s DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue. It’s bigger, has twice the killing, and half the poop. You want more sidequests? How about more than 100? You want new weapons? How about an array of firearms and explosives? You want another sidekick? Say hi to the incredible “Steve” who is part ninja, and all awesome. You want more DeathSpank? You got it!

    So spread the word, brave friends! Only with your help can I peel apart the evil crust on this mysterious game, and get to the chewy downtrodden-filled center.

    Yours In Justice,

    DeathSpank
    Eerste deel was geweldig en kijk nu al uit naar deze! :D
  • Geweldig spel deeltje 1. Het ziet er echt super mooi uit. Er zit toch nog wel een beetje uitdaging in, zoals het mengen van spullen enzo. .

    Ik heb het spel nog niet uitgespeeld, maar ik hoop dat ik het vandaag of morgen uit kan spelen :). Ik zit nu op level 12.

    Ik kan al niet wachten op een vervolg :'D
  • US krijgt gratis DLC in de eerste week? Europa nog niet bekend.

    Greetings citizens! This is Chris Mitchell from Hothead Games brimming over with tales of DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue!


    DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue is our wonderful, full-figured sequel to DeathSpank but with more and better everything. Of course you and everyone you associate with will know that DeathSpank is our hilarious, exciting, highly rated action-RPG mixed with adventure gameplay. Some describe the series as “Diablo meets Monkey Island” but I’d rather describe it as “DeathSpank-Like”.

    DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

    No doubt by now you’ve played through your multiple copies of the original DeathSpank game (thanks for buying those by the way) and wonder how we can possibly top the tooth and nail action? We wondered too but luckily we had a brainstorm. We took DeathSpank’s patented sword fighting action and added….guns! Guns in a video game? It’s crazy I know, but in the course of his new adventure entirely too many grenades, guns and bombs will be used in the search for Justice. Statistically speaking at least some of them will even be used correctly.

    Oh and speaking of adventure, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue has even more adventure gameplay woven in with the slashing, bullet-shooting exciting combat. Many brains will be teased, fortune cookies opened and possibly internet FAQs consulted by our players in the name of a puzzling good time. DeathSpank: TOV was made at the same time as DeathSpank so we were able to take lessons learned on DeathSpank and craft an even better game with deeper adventure gameplay.

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    Naturally his enemies are pretty well armed themselves with heavy machine guns, airstrikes and the latest in monocle technology to keep things nice and perky. The enemies are far more varied themselves and the bosses (if I may be so bold) are just excellent. We now have many times the number of big bosses that must die at your hand.

    This sequel also gave us a nice chance to go all Michael Bay on things. Everything is bigger and more explody. You get a far larger world to adventure in and incredible environments and holiday-themed terrors that need to be filled with holes. There’s more quests that need to be done and more varied quests as well I should add. Oh and what’s this? A pirate ship? Yes DeathSpank gets to go a-plundering thanks to his ally Captain Taint, scourge of various seas.

    DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

    Naturally DeathSpank’s not the sort of guy to adventure alone, friends of yours (or mine, I won’t judge) can jump in and jump out of co-op action using classic Sparkles or the all new Steve! Steve Von Prong was raised by multi-level marketing ninjas in the deadly ways of the unicorn. If you figure out what that means, please let us know as we’re quite curious.

    Gamers who purchase DeathSpank: T.O.V. in its first week will also receive two pieces of free downloadable content: the Snowy Mountain Dungeon, a terrifying, ice-covered dungeon frozen in the North Pole where evil enemies of ice, flesh and terror dwell and a new playable co-op character, Sidekick Tankko. Half-man, half-spider and all awesome, Sidekick Tankko is a deadly warrior who spews mighty clouds of poison and entraps enemies with his inescapable web attacks.

    DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

    That’s all I’ve got for now but I await questions! Let me have it internet and you will have answers in return. They may not be good answers but you get what you pay for around here.

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