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Killer is Flawed

posted by Emoney244 (SACRAMENTO, CA) Sep 8, 2013

Member since Sep 2012

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Quick review of Killer is Dead

The Good:
- Graphics and art style look great. Fantastic art direction and presentation. The lighting is superb. Heavy shadows and bright lights give it a unique look despite using the Unreal Engine 3.
- Some of the best music in a Suda game. Yes even better than No More Heroes. Some of Akira Yamaoka's best work.
- The combat is bloody and fast. Seems limited at first but opens up once you upgrade Mondo.
- Interesting locales. One of the stages takes place on the freaking moon!

The Bad:
- Nonsensical story. It never explains it self well and barely opens up and makes the player infer too much by the end.
- Bad localization. The dialogue and writing sounds awkward and makes little sense.
- Poor voice acting. A lot of the voice actors have little emotion and awkward delivery. This could be contributed to the bad writing. The only stand out performance is Liam O' Brien as David but is given bad lines.
- Weak characters. The characters are given very little back story or personalities.
- Gigolo Missions. For me personally I don't mind how the women are portrayed. It is done in a humorous fun way but these missions are not fun to play and add very little to the game.
- Poor side content. The side missions and challenges are quite frustrating with difficult requirements and lack of direction on what you should be doing and they last for far too long than they should be.
- Cut content. One whole level was cut out of the game to be sold as DLC later. The events of the DLC is he even mentioned in the main game.
- Camera Issues. The game occasionally has camera issues and the lack of a lock-on function does not help it.

Killer is Dead could have been Suda's best game but falls short in some aspects that makes it fall to just a mediocre hack and slash. If you are a fan of Suda's style of presentation go for it, you are okay with skipping it. Go rent No More Heroes or Shadows of the Damned instead.

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posted by Ilikethemwaffls (STERLING, VA) Oct 6, 2013

Member since Oct 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The reviews are SO over exaggerated. Yes this game is extremely weird, but that's what makes it SO amazing. The gameplay is extremely fun and addicting. It never gets old since you're constantly learning new abilities. The voice acting is not the BEST but it is VERY well done. Amazing game that I would recommend to ANYBODY that loves anime, because this is just like one, except 10x more fun and immersive. Absolutely love it.

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Mission: Killer is Dead

posted by whtupyu (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Oct 20, 2014

Member since Sep 2014

This game has amazing visuals. It just looks like a comic in motion. All of the art direction is great and the soundtrack is just amazing. The game play is pretty good. I enjoyed all of the cool stuff you get to do. The bosses you get to fight are great. I bought the game immediately after playing just a little bit into. Now I'm going for the platinum. :)

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