Although the gameplay feels a bit unpolished and unrefined at times, Lollipop Chainsaw is a fun title that feels like a Dreamcast era arcade beat 'em up. It's every bit as wacky and over the top as arcade games used to be years ago. It also features one of the best soundtracks you'll ever hear and artistic style that is both retro and also very Suda51.
The game has some occasionally bad jokes and a bit too much vulgarity, but the majority of the game's script is funny and well written, featuring a cast of memorable characters.
There are some great boss fights, and stage 4 is a love letter to retro gaming fans. Don't believe some of the negative reviews out there. The game has its flaws but is an enjoyable title overall
I have to start by saying how thoroughly entertained I was the first time I played Lollipop Chainsaw. Who knew butt-kickery could be so cute and perky? It only took me 2-3 days of casual play to complete, which made me a little sad. Normally I am not a fan of constant button prompts but, in LC's case it allows for more of a visual adventure. It almost felt like I was playing an interactive Night of the Living Dead, but these zombies can say a lot more than, "Braaaiiiiins!"
Whatever your style - precision combos or just mash the buttons - there are plenty of ways to kill a zombie. The boss fights get a little epic in comparison, but it adds a healthy level of challenge. Personally, I was not terribly interested in replaying the game, I was rather amused by the story line and just wish it had been longer.