Graphics look old, and dated. Soundtrack is catchy, fun and poppy, and after you collect a few tracks you like, you can make your own soundtrack to murder zombies to. Combat is simplistic, but at the same time really fun for its simplicity. There are minigames to break up the combat, and some of them are really fun. Some, less so, because they don't tell you what the new rules are. I would not even let my children be in the same room as this game, because it is VULGAR. I'm not kidding when I say this. The zombies yell obscenities the whole time. While it was very tongue-in-cheek for the first playthrough, the jokes and humor just felt contrived, like they were trying to shock me, not make me laugh. All said, this game was a nice way to spend six hours, but I wouldn't buy it.
I rank this game pretty high on my list of games that brought something new to the video game community it’s an interesting idea. Its buffy, meets Bruce Campbell, meets High School of the Dead (a great Japanese comic series and TV adaptation). Although the game doesn't offer a whole lot in story line and is a very short game. It makes up for it in crazy boss fights, well drawn comic style graphics, and ridiculously hilarious very Japanese humor.
This game has a great replay value since it is very hard to accomplish everything the first time through. So over all I say that if you like games that are a little outside the normal this one is exactly that. It kept me entertained and I may rent it again to try to get everything I missed this time around.
The negative reviews all state repetitive gameplay, which makes no sense. While the first two levels (one of which is an intro) are similar, the rest (only 6 in all) have you doing crazy things like driving combines over zombies on a farm, skating over rooftops, playing through levels made like Atari games, and so on.
If that's "repetitive," than any game made today is repetitive. That means COD is just shooting people over and over, and Dragon's Dogma is just killing monsters and walking around. I mean get real, play a game for hour before to give it a low score!
As for my review = this game is fun if you don't take it seriously. It's meant to be silly, and meant to NOT be a high production game. Like the movie Evil Dead, it's fun because it's not perfect.
It's a game wanting a cult following, and it has one. It's a game girls can cosplay too and everyone will recognize the character. It's a game focused on creative art, rather than flashy art. The author is famous for his previous games (movies have even been made based on them) and this one ties right into what I was expecting from him.
Like a B-movie, you have a prissy Valley Girl, who has no problem hacking zombies to bits, and later you find out it's a family tradition. Her boyfriend acts as the outsider who needs everything explained to him (which in turns explains it to us -Han Solo style). The plot is very Japanese (completing circular rituals to bring about the end of the world -Full Metal Alchemist), but takes place in California. Sounds a little bit like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but it's different enough to be it's own thing. Finally the art is done in a comic book style.
This all meshes together to make one of the more unique games I've played in a long time. While the graphics are not Skyrim, the game is silly, fun, and comical.
It's not like there's anything else to play right now, so enjoy the game, and enjoy the Cosplay from it at all the gamer events coming up!