gamers (96%) found this review helpful
The graphics are not bad, it's just a style you think is ugly. It's not too hard or too easy, it's merely got a mean learning curve at times. The story isn't poorly written, you just don't understand it.
I can't trust any ratings on Gameflay because Killer7 has a 3.8. You see, that makes no sense. If you'd just played the game instead of just blindly agreeing with trolls on forums that this game sucks, you'd all be acting different. I and many others found this game to be truly enjoyable and an awesome experience. If you're not part of what seems to be a cliquish minority of Killer7 lovers, it's easy to dismiss and hate this game, but give this game a chance before rating it a 1. I rated it a 10 not just to spite you kids, but because I felt this game owned and owned hard. The controls needed work but once you get the hang of it, enjoy the boss fights, puzzles, and story. Killer7 rewards you for patience and a willingness to adapt to its way of playing with slick visuals and cool characters. Just prepare to have some time before you sit down and play.
Don't trust the average rating, Killer7 is very good for the kind of game it is. It's a hybrid shooter and adventure game, almost in a survival horror vein in the nature of the puzzles and the freakiness of the enemies.
The graphics are highly stylized, making for a very comic book or anime look. The story is mind-bendingly mature, and you really have to pay attention and think about what it's trying to tell you, or you miss out on much of the point of the game.
I say the game is not for children, and not because of the violence, but simply because a child will not understand the intricacies of the storyline and interplay of characters, and the meaning of the stylistic choices the writers made.
It may feel restricting, running on rails, but the visuals wouldn't work with a traditional free roaming camera. You'd never get the creepy camera angles and surreal effects otherwise.
If you're expecting a Halo clone, pass it up. Play it for the story and the disturbing plot, more than anything else.