German streamer HandOfBlood has damaged new floor within the arms race of players who use more and more absurd controllers. The influencer just lately performed the notoriously difficult Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy utilizing a movement controller embedded in a floppy foam hammer, whereas additionally contorting himself in a black cauldron like the sport’s protagonist.
This isn’t, I need to stress, “Getting Over It in actual life.” That may require a degree of higher physique energy and endurance on par with an Olympic kayaker or Paralympic rower, in addition to an indestructible hammer and an inadvisable disregard for insurance coverage legal responsibility. No, that is merely the newest entry within the honorable lineage of players going at it with bizarre controllers, like Anna Ellsworth enjoying Elden Ring with a harp, or SuperLouis64 tackling varied Souls video games with a Ring Match movement controller.
The video consists of HandOfBlood occupying his (apparently too small) cauldron together with his Getting Over It gameplay projected onto a inexperienced display behind him. He provides it the outdated faculty attempt, however the unideal circumstances of his setup actually take their toll.
“It is actually work, it isn’t simply sitting on the laptop in sweatpants and enjoying with a brilliant gentle excessive professional mouse, no!” He exclaims early within the video.
As somebody whose job largely consists of sitting on the laptop in sweatpants, I would like to simply say it is actually arduous generally, okay?
It takes HandOfBlood about 36 minutes to beat the sport’s first impediment, a useless tree gamers need to climb over utilizing the sport’s legendarily unorthodox controls to propel their little cauldron hammer man alongside. Afterward, together with his discomfort mounting, HandOfBlood delivers some recommendation to his viewers: “Individuals, at all times sit up in entrance of the pc,” he says. “Get your self an ergonomic chair… or kettle.”
Despite the fact that he does not make all of it that far into Getting Over It, HandOfBlood actually put in a champion’s effort, and the entire video’s an actual deal with to observe.