Would love to play this game, but Gamefly's disc did not work in my system. I read online that it might be an error in the game's update -- it seems some people had issues with playing the game on the 1st play after the update had been installed, but some people were able to remove update, turn off their internet connection, and play the game for a bit, then update and everything worked fine. This solution didn't work for me because the system would not let me play it without the update. The system loads the splash screen, then goes to black, and won't let me go back to the Wii U menu without ejecting the disc and holding down the power button to do a hard reset of the system. I don't want to do that to my system any more, so after 3 failed attempts, I am giving up. This review was in no way affected by the gameplay, story, graphics, etc, because I didn't experience any of that stuff due to Gamefly's broken disc (or due to a bug in Nintendo's update system that won't allow me to boot from the updated version on my first play...not sure).
Not often I write review for games, but seriously Screw this game and screw platinum for making this games. Everything about it sucks, and does not know when to end. I will never consume another platinum game because I dont want to support this developer ever again after playing this pile of junk. Not often a game has the power to get me angry and mad.
While I was trying to play this game I must've found an entire walls worth of complaints I had for it. From the controls being unreliable to glitches like when you try to draw a straight line to summon the sword and instead of doing just that, the game cancels it and you end up getting walloped in the face.
It's exactly how it sounds though, the controls are extremely unreliable, there are random glitches that will screw you over through the entirety of the game, the camera is terrible in that you can't see what's going on most of the time while you're actually doing stuff and you can't find which way to go when you're just wandering around. The AI for some of the enemies is just too strong in the beginning of the game when you don't have any means of fighting them, I.E. trying to fight shielded turrets without dodging, blocking, or the whip. And you don't collect nearly enough money to buy any of the higher level upgrades for which you either have to spam a few levels, wait till they're not much use anymore at the very end of the game, or rely on space veggies and the card. Not to mention the terribly done scoring system, in which extra challenge levels you will find and more than likely need more than one attempt to complete count toward your overall level score for some reason.
I have more but I don't think they're needed. Overall I think this is a fun game and it's ridiculousness was entertaining. I enjoyed it a lot actually.... But only after doing one thing.... Which I recommend to anybody else who wants to play it:
Don't take this game seriously please, you'll frustrate the p00p out of yourself. Just put it on easy or even very easy and enjoy it. I played through 3/4 of the game on Normal and I hated the heck out of it. It's not worth the frustration.