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 (67%) 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.
Essentially, you take the core concepts and elements of several different games like Bayonetta and Zombie Hunters- Water it down immensely , hand it over to the terrible joke writer from Shadows of the Damned and then send it to Warner Bros for marketing and you get Lolipop Chainsaw.
Graphically, the game is fine. No graphical lag or pop-in. It all runs smooth except for the 1st level for some unknown reason.
Control wise, the input is laggy even when slowly tapping the buttons- Most of the combos are pointless in the long run.
Music wise, the original BGM for the game is pretty good. The Licensed Soundtrack on the other hand is terrible. Songs you've already heard in other games or songs you're tired of hearing already playing on an endlessly loop. Example: I got tired hearing of Sleigh Bells -Riot Rythmn in Saints Row 3. Having to hear it on a near endless loop in the Highschool level was not my cup of tea.
Completion time: 4 -5 hours the first time through with a total of 9 hours playtime.
Replay Value, very little unless you're trophy/achievement hunting. Even then, you can get most of them by simply playing through the game on Hard to begin with.
Unlockables: Very little. A good two dozen lousy costumes for the main character with only two decent ones ( Rosalind & Mom), that are just boring skins- Nothing more.
Annoyances: The game loves it's instant death QTES , Minigames ,Defense Missions and Events. The only thing missing is an underwater escort mission.
Another annoying problem with the game is that it periodically locks the camera in place or disables the lock on function. Turning a 40 second fight into a 4 minute struggle to get her to face the right direction.
If this game was sold as a budget title off the bat, I wouldn't complain. But for the 44 to 50 dollar price tag they're asking for? There is simply not enough content to even remotely begin justifying the price.
Glad I didn't waste my money on this.