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RadarPlays - Space Funeral

Does strangeness need a reason? Space Funeral is an RPG experience that’s beyond bizarre, where nothing can prepare you for what you’re about to see. Things like having a casual chat with a beheaded man, spontaneously barfing up blood, or buying a boat ticket from Lucy van Pelt of Peanuts infamy. Lucas, Tom, and Sophia turn and face the strange in this week’s RadarPlays Freaky; let’s hope their sanity stays intact as they lead their miserable protagonist to victory. Watch the video below, then download Space Funeral and experience the madness for yourself!

Want to hang out with GamesRadar's editors while taking a look at retro games, new releases, and totally random experiences? RadarPlays is for you. Mondays we'll be checking out blasts from the past on RadarPlays Retro, Wednesdays we change things up to whatever we feel like playing with RadarPlays Shuffle, and Friday is packed with the strangest titles you’ve never (hopefully) heard of in RadarPlays Freaky. We'll also release RadarPlays for all the new releases, so be sure to check back!

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13 comments

  • awesomesauce - March 11, 2013 10:15 p.m.

    There are a lot of indescribable objects in this game. Also thanks for the shout-out, i'm glad to help with the name and am enjoying the shows.
  • winner2 - March 10, 2013 9:22 p.m.

    Has anyone ever beaten this game?
  • GR_LucasSullivan - March 11, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    Yessir, it's well worth playing it to the end (which doesn't take all that long)
  • arianabiscuit - March 10, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    Okay... blood cavern. *cancels download*
  • wadesmit - March 9, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    " "The thing about" Sophia Tong is..." Oh, Tom.
  • BladedFalcon - March 9, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    That... was really disgusting to me. And not in a good way. I didn't even really get past the first minute. I have a strong stomach for pretty much anything, but I really don't lake things or games that are ugly and unpleasant looking, for the sake of being just ugly and unpleasant. Same reason why I never even gave "The binding of Isaac" a second glance.
  • bass88 - March 9, 2013 6:02 p.m.

    So, does that mean you would not watch the films of David Cronenberg or similar films?
  • BladedFalcon - March 9, 2013 9:59 p.m.

    Well, depends, I guess? I'm actually not really familiar with Cronenberg's work aside from Eastern Promises, which I did really like, but I don't remember that movie being ugly or repulsive in any significant way. (At least, not more than what a mob-style story can get, of course.) But say, for example, I probably wouldn't want to watch that new Evil Dead movie, at least based on the trailer, not because I find it scary (I actually don't mind most movies scary at all.) but because scenes like the possessed girl cutting her tongue in half felt unnecessarily repulsive to me, and it felt like it was done for the sake of just being shocking. I don't appreciate that kind of exploitation.
  • BladedFalcon - March 9, 2013 10:02 p.m.

    Oh, and looking at Cronenberg's filmography, I realize I also watched "A history of violence" which I also liked well enough. And again, didn't feel it was a particularly ugly or repellent film.
  • bass88 - March 10, 2013 6:15 a.m.

    I was referring to his earlier filmography (Videodrome, The Fly). I only ask because his films were deliberately repulsive but he used the revolting imagery to highlight the horrors of the situation the characters got themselves into (i.e. Geena Davis giving birth to a giant maggot). I don't know. Mayne it's because I grew up on Clive Barker, Paul Verhoeven and Takashi Miike, deplorable imagery doesn't affect me. Don't get me wrong, I do cringe while watching but I always find that isn't such a bad thing. Like when critics go on a rant about "torture porn" as being exploitive. Well, yeah. That's how horror works - it finds a fear and exploits it. Nobody wants to be poked with needles and have their feet sawn off with cheese wire so a horror movie showing that is going to work wonders. By the way, I'm not having a go at you. You don't like it and I respect that and you don't come across as a "ban this filth" type. I only ask because I used to study media and I haven't been able to figure out what it is that bother people so much that they feel they need to repress this type of media. However, asking the overzealous results in angry shouting at your direction so I thought I'd ask a more reasonable person. Thanks.
  • BladedFalcon - March 10, 2013 11:59 p.m.

    Oh, don't worry, I never felt like you were attacking me or anything like that, and the question was very welcome. I feel like I should clarify though, I CAN watch all of that stuff without any real consequence, it's not like I can't stomach it. It's just that overtly ugly imagery for the sake of it is a kind of unpleasantness I'd rather not go trough without a real need. And well, see, I'm honestly not very familiar with the works of the people you mentioned, save for OldBoy... Which i will say it WAS a very... thought to swallow film, more because of the themes it explores rather than anything visual of course, but I do respect what the film conveyed... even if I wouldn't really want to recommend it to most people i know XD But more importantly, stuff like that that DOES have a purpose I can accept. it's just that say, from what i saw in this game, everything about the style was just ugly, extremely ugly and "gross". And it felt like it was doing it without a deeper reason other than to just be that way, or be a "parody". And it's just something I didn't appreciate. But yeah, even then I'd never ask it to be banned, not this or most things. Just because I dislike or don't understand something doesn't mean it should be banned or destroyed. It's that kind of thinking that leads to video-games often becoming scapegoats unfairly. And it's stupid.
  • Sinosaur - March 9, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    Well, now I've learned that I never want to go to a blood cavern.
  • SirCheesedip - March 8, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    This game seems like Earthbound if Earthbound didn't want to be E rated. Or it just seems like an acid trip that ends in a triple homicide or suicide. Probably the latter.

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