Joined 06/19/2012

Nostalgic RPG Gamin' Geek~

" like you should be at home playing Nintendo games in a time like this!"

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What can I say? It's a VERY Suda game. It has all that goodness that often feels like a Quentin Tarantino flick converted to a game, and that's hardly a bad thing. I'm enjoying what I've played so far- and I don't regret buying the game one bit. Pom poms, chainsaws, and zombies have never been so fun. I don't think that's even been done... but hey- Zombies Ate My Neighbors on the SNES had a cheerleader to save and chainsaw enemies! Back me up here... right? Right.

The controls would be my biggest gripe, as well as camera angles. This is nothing I haven't seen already in a Suda game, especially No More Heroes. The combat can get a bit button-mashy, but that's this type of game. NMH also had this sort of feel, rapidly shaking and tapping Wii Remote buttons to help a downed Travis Touchdown recuperate and continue to kick ass. However, Juliet(our lovely protagonist, voiced by Tara Strong) seems to get knocked down a fair amount if fighting in the midsts of zombie packs. If you get tackled, you're going to be mashing the B button until released. I ended up doing this a lot so far. The game does offer reprieve though- you can also use the B button prior to being surrounded and dodge to make your counter attacks. I found that extremely useful, but this isn't mentioned til a little ways into the first part of story mode.
And, from reading a review in Game Informer after buying the game, as much as I usually don't agree with GI- I do agree that the misogynistic slurs are downright "meh" and distracting in the game, and they're from random students you have to save, and/or the zombies themselves. Constantly hearing these just becomes super tiring... another thing I agree with from the GI review- it sounds like someone just learned "no-no" words and went to town like an idiot with it.

I digress, though- the game is absolutely charming and wonderful when it wants to be. It feels like an over-the-top(even more) Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I found myself laughing out loud at the TV when I used Juliet's special meter power, to hear the cheerleader anthem "Mickey" coming from my speakers.What draws me into this game is what matters- and that's the sheer quirkiness, and the satisfaction of zombies being murdered joyously with cheers, pom poms, and chainsaws to the head resulting in zombies spewing rainbows. Righteous.