Francis, a.k.a. boogie2988, has decided to merge something you probably love (Titanfall) with something you probably hate (Miley Cyrus). The result will haunt you for days.
He recorded a full-length parody music video for Cyrus' hit song "Wrecking Ball" with Titanfall-inspired lyrics. For example, here's the chorus:
Then it came in like a titanfall
I never fucking gamed so hard
all I wanted was to kill you all
respawn entertainment, they meched me
yeah, respawn, mech me
They're not great lyrics but honestly, Miley's weren't much better:
I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me
Francis gets some additional bonus points for his commitment to the performance. He sings the song with his shirt off and, like Miley, decides to lick random objects. In Francis' case, he orally abuses a Titanfall Xbox One controller and a Mountain Dew can. I think licking the Mountain Dew is probably less disgusting than actually drinking it, though.
The "Wrecking Ball" video from Francis is just the latest in a string of musical parodies inspired by Respawn's shooter. Other gamers realized that "Skyfall" and "Wonderfall" also rhymed with Titanfall and decided to record music videos of their own:
The "Skyfall" parody was particularly impressive. The singer's no Adele but has some mighty fine pipes nonetheless. The amount of time put into this video (into all of them, really) demonstrates an impressive level of commitment to the game.
Though Titanfall is a brand-new IP, the shooter has managed to attract quite a following. The beta held last month on Xbox One and PC attracted over 2 million players. The tremendous pre-launch buzz for the game has led analysts to believe it could sell millions in its first month.
The quality of the full version of Titanfall will determine whether it remains a powerful muse for YouTubers in the months ahead. We'll find out much more about the game's lasting appeal tomorrow when the first reviews are published.