gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Allow me to state first off that, I am a huge fan of Suda51; Killer7 is one of my favorite games of all time. (Even if it is utterly bonkers.)
This game.. is a zombie slaughterfest with a storyline that spans one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a game (seriously, up there with Brutal Legend's soundtrack). Yet, the game's still sort of.. weak.
What I mean by weak is that the game is short; the storyline is mostly nonexistant, save for the boss fights, and the controls are sluggish.
The story follows a single day--the birthday of the main character, as the underworld breaks loose and zombies infest the world, and five evil spirits (each one covering a genre of music; viking-metal, punk-rock, groove, funk, and oldschool hard rock.)
Of course, the main character just happens to be from a family of zombie hunters.
Yeah, that's pretty much the majority of the story.
So, here's pros/cons:
+Goofy sense of humor that only Suda51 can pull off (by which I mean rainbows exploding from zombies' necks, and gratuitous panty-shots.)
+Awesome premise (a zombie-slaying cheerleader with a chainsaw. COOL!)
+Freaking SWEET soundtrack! (The music selection for different segments of each stage is superb, and fits perfectly.)
-Weak story. (Again, what I said above is about 50% of the story.)
-Short game (Yes, it's meant to be replayed multiple times, but the game probably won't last you more than 4-6 hours if you're like me.)
-Sluggish controls (I know, I know; you're wielding a chainsaw, which isn't exactly a fast weapon, but still. You can at least make it feel satisfying to wield!)
This game is a lot weaker than Suda51's previous titles. It's definitely worth a rent if you're a huge fan of Suda, and love dorky humor. But if you're looking for a game with great combat with a great deal of depth, you may want to consider Devil May Cry or Bayonetta instead.
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
- A character wearing a semi revealing cheerleaders outfit. Equipped with a magical chainsaw that never needs fueling. How can you not love it!
- Lots of gore and some interesting dialogue.
-Controls are basic and easy to master.
- Storyline is so-so. Not much meat to it.
-Instead of survivors paying you off. Why not let them pick up a weapon and help out?
-You don't re spawn where you died at. Instead you have to restart the entire level. Or from the last save spot.
- This is a game where you need to be able to save manually. The auto save feature is simply not good enough.
-if you fail to rescue a survivor they turn into a "berserker" Zombie. Why? Doesn't make sense, just makes them harder to kill.
I had to rate this game a 7. It's light, fun at times, dismembering Zombies with a chainsaw is always my definition of a great night out.
- The game developers went with a bright, campy up beat theme.
-This game's hardcore following will be in the pre teen-12-15 gamers. It teasing those age groups.
-Game is worth a rental, but I can't see the replay value.
OK, I'm male, and I have a low brow sense of humor. I thought this would be full of stupid fratboy giggles, and I was fine with that - if I'll be honest I was kinda looking forward to it. However this is pure misogyny, and got very uncomfortable, very quickly. It's certainly worthy of it's M rating... the dialogue in this game is not suitable for impressionable ears. However...
...the main problem I have with this game is that it's just not very good. While the graphics are bright and colorful, they are hardly pushing the envelope of what the PS3 can do. The controls however are hideous, combos make little or no sense, and it resorted almost instantly to button mashing. Gameplay essentially is walk a bit, fight a group of enemies to clear the area, wash-rinse-feel_dirty_inside-repeat. It's a one trick pony of a game, and that one trick gets boring very quickly.
So, if you are looking for some cheap titillation, there are better avenues for that than here. If you are looking for a good game, you've definitely come to the wrong place.