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To start off, the game is very short. It took just under 4 hrs to finish the game. It may take longer or shorter just depending on how your aiming is when it comes to the boss battles.
I was always a big fan of THOD games at the arcade although when the game finally came to console I was expecting alot more. I never watched any videos online regarding gameplay but I still had it in the back of my mind that it was going to be more like resident evil. Well, its not. Its a complete rail shooter just like the arcade. There is no auto aim and it is nearly impossible to collect all the items that are available.
The entire game is done with a grindhouse movie adaptation, which is pretty cool. If your not of fan of foul language then this game is definitely not for you. There is more "f" bombs and "mf" bombs that would make R. Lee Ermey from Full Metal Jacket blush at.
Overall the story mode game play keeps you entertained with a few side games you can play as well.
It went for the whole retro, cheesy, grindhouse, B-Movie feel, which isn't necessarily a bad direction. Except that the lack of 'seriousness' translates into the game itself...
The House of the Dead series has never been "great" and it's disappointing that when it finally comes to a powerhouse of a console like the PS3, it's not only a port, but a poor game on top of that.
I'd like to have imagined House of Dead's arrival to the "big show" would have been a reinvention of the series, with good graphics, good controls and something to make the series really "Good" but, that's not the case with this game.
I think the Move controls work well for the most part. It may actually be one of the 'better' HODs but, it's not that good.