gamers (82%) found this review helpful
The rail-shooter genre was pretty much put to rest a number of years back - thankfully, TOUCH THE DEAD does an excellent job at bringing it back with a bloody knockout of a game. A lot of people will probably not like that they do not have direct control of where they are going, and that is too bad for them. The camera does an excellent job at bringing you head on with zombies you did not expect to see, and this game will scare your pants off. The action is above par, the guns and how you use them (tapping the screen) is a ton of fun, and the gore is beyond belief. This is by far one of the more brutal zombie games - from plot, to action, to everything. This is a very very adult game. I am happy nintendo allowed it on their platform. For intense gore, an excellent storyline, good graphics, and a ton of fun, touch of the dead is a zombieriffic NINE.
Ok, so the first day I picked up the game not expecting too much. After playing the first two levels I couldn't figure out why people gave this game such a low rating!?! Until I reached the third level. Sure this game is addicting for a while but after you make it through an entire level to a boss just to die and go all the way back to the beginning of the level to do it again, it gets to be a nag. I expected to maybe respawn at the boss and try again but I guess they thought heck, why not go all the way back to the beginning and do it let's say 5 to 6 more times! After beating the level, the game just gets too repetitive. It's fun blowing off zombies heads but after a few thousand it starts to be a bore. Let's not even mention the reloading scheme where you must move the ammo from the one side of the screen to the other in the midst of battle. Bottom line is that the game can be fun depending if you have the patience to do levels a few times and if you can live with screwing up a few times trying to reload. I'd say it's definitely a rent if you want something new but that's about all it is.
Great game. The controls work really well. The graphics aren't the best but that isn't why I bought a DS. The one flaw with the game is the fact that it is hard. It isn't just mindlessly killing zombies. This is also a plus to the game. It takes all the things that I hate about other zombie games and changes them. To be short, it is a good game and it is definitely worth the rent.