I'm not the type of person who hates on games.
But this is simply horrible. This is the type of game why i got gamefly i would had seriously broken my tv and xbox because its that bad.
Generic Fighting Mechanics
Wanna be complex story line
and a waste of general time
If i could give this game something lower then a one trust me i would.
Killer is Dead is decent as an action game. It's similar in play to games such as Devil May Cry or Ninja Gaiden...you're a dude that's put in various levels killing a whole lot of baddies. It's Suda-51 so you know what you're getting here.
The game itself isn't bad, I would describe it as serviceable. A few issues with screen tearing, wonky camera, and collision detection persist throughout the game, but overall...serviceable. It looks great though, the art style works very well here.
The best thing about Killer is Dead is that it doesn't overstay its welcome. I completed the game in around 3.5 hours, but I skipped about 95% of the cutscenes. For good reason as the story in the game is seedy and not flattering towards women. Example: Outside of the main story missions, there are "Gigolo" Missions in which you essentially gawk at a half naked female. Blech, no thanks.
If you're willing to skip the story and play the game, I'd recommend giving this one a shot. It's a few hours of fun, but limit your expectation.
posted by Jinto_Hyacinth (NEWMAN, CA) Sep 29, 2013
Member since Oct 2012
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Killer is Dead is the latest game coming from Suda 51 and team.
For those that have played No more Heroes for the Wii then you should be familiar with the combat immediately. The game plays exactly like No More Heroes which is both good and bad.
The Good: The combat is fast paced and keeps you alert at all times, same game play mechanics from NMH can be found here. Slashing, sideswiping to dodge and find an enemy opening, and quick melee attack that drops the defenses of weaker enemies. Also the dark cel shading graphics are amazing.
The Bad: Expect to spam the sideswiping technique a lot, as in practically every encounter, most of the time I set it off without even meaning to. The melee attack is done with the "Y" button but in my opinion should have been "B" like NMH which makes controls annoying at first and no you cannot change the button layout.
The game seems like it should have came with a turbo controller because this game appears to have a button mashing fetish. The second boss fight with "David" was amazing up to the part with the button mashing portion which then ruins the experience immediately. Also if you die there is a chance your assistant can revive you and continue the fight. How do you get her to revive you? Button Mashing....and if you mess up once as in your finger slips or don't keep a quick pace your screwed.
Is Killer is Dead a great game? No
Is it horrible....well No, there are things about it that are enjoyable.
Simply put Killer is Dead is to Suda 51's reputation just like how Cars 2 is to Pixar's reputation. It doesn't deserve to be burned at the stake but it won't be something your going to be going back to once your done.