gamers (81%) found this review helpful
As a whole, I found this game to be quite enjoyable. I had read other reviews warning about the bad plot and vulgarity and I felt duly prepared to just enjoy the zombie shooter aspect of the game and ignore the story.
For the most part, that's what I did and a friend and I had a blast. It was a perfect shooter to put in for an evening with a buddy. The levels were different and fun, and the gameplay was everything I remembered from the arcade House of the Dead games. PLUS, you could buy/upgrade weapons, nice extra bonus there. The only complaint I have is that the calibration tool for your aim was horrible! Stay away from this! I screwed up the calibration on my controller and couldn't figure out a way to fix it. But anyway, lots of fun, interesting level design (for HotD), the music wasn't too bad either.
The story.. oh.. my. I thought I was prepared, and for the first half of the game I was! All the F-bombs and gore were acceptable pre-informed hazards. My friend and I were mocking the story and having a lot of fun not taking it seriously. Then.. then we got to the last level and subsequent boss fight. I'm just not how to put this into words. I could relate the level of vulgarity to episodes of South Park or Team America World Police, except take out any planned humor and just leave in the raunchy...
posted by Hurley2293 (CAROL STREAM, IL) Jul 26, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Overall, I have to say HOTD:Overkill was infact a good game. The game play was very simple and easy to just jump into right away. The game was a little bit short, and a few more levels would of been nice but there is a directors cut mode which is in all ways the same game just the levels are a bit longer, which can only keep you entertained for so long.
Now for the serious problem that a lot of players are having with this game. The volgarity. I'll admit it, there is a lot of f-bombs being dropped all over the place. But come on, lets's think about this in a real life situation. If you are just walking around with a shotgun strapped to your side and all of a sudden a horde of "mutants" showed up, are you seriously going to stop and sensor yourself? No.
So come on guys, lets give this game a little bit of a break and stop complaining about a few f-bombs every now and then. I am willing to bet anybody put in that situation would be cussing up a storm.
By starting off this is a great zombie shoot um up game with funny diologe and ok graphics. Its played out like an old cheesy horror movie,and with ALOT of F-bombs. The only thing i didnt like was that sometimes zombies would crowd eachother and would be almost impossible to shoot,and the game will lagg every once in a while.Also the game can sometimes get very dark, making it hard to see what you are shooting at. Over all this is a great re cap of the series and i hope it only gets better. A solid 9.5 out of 10 for me.