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 BigDumbGuido (LAKEWOOD, CA) Sep 27, 2013
Member since Sep 2013
This is the non-wii No more Heros everyone wanted.
The gameplay is put together perfectly, It's fast-paced and fair. Can be a bit hard at times and the gigolo missions are kinda dull. I'm surprised to see gamefly only gave it a 5.9... It's way better than that. The story is short and sweet, and very creative. The art style is gorgeous. If you love Character Action games then please, give this a shot, It's ALMOST as good as Metal Gear Rising Revengence.