This game was a huge letdown. It uses every boring cliche known to video games. You play through the game unlocking combos, which are unusable against the bosses. Every boss falls into the boring pattern of waiting for them to perform a few attacks, then only being able to counter attack them while they recharge. This type of gameplay was old when the NES was still the dominant console. It also relies VERY heavily on QTE (Quick Time Event) mini games, those stupid watch a cut scene while pressing a button when prompted things. It takes only 6 hours or so of play to complete the story, and unless you really like pressing a button while watching cut scenes, there is no replay value. Unless you count unlocking skimpier costumes for the main character. If that's your thing, you might really enjoy this game.
So I enjoy the alternative animation style this game used "reminds me of borderlands but less vivid." This game is corky, cheesy, and overly ridiculous but what do you expect from a game with the plot of a zombie killing cheerleader for the main character, right.
After losing interest and the fun before even finishing the first play through I can not recommend this game. Save your time and pick something else.
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.