Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ain't Nothing Like A Girl Sucking A Lollipop

Gameplay - 9/10
Storyline - 10/10
Graphics - 10/10
Game Score : 29/30

Well it finally happened; I got my hands all over the sweet body of Juliet Starling and it was everything and more that I could have wanted. This week we finally get to review Lollipop Chainsaw; as you can tell from the game score above I freaking love this game. This game has been on my must play list since I first heard about the concept behind it and saw the release trailer for the game. If you like playing action hack and slash games, like an engaging story-line or just like looking at hot chicks, then this is a must have game to own. So without further ado; I bring to you, Lollipop Chainsaw...

Lollipop Chainsaw is an action hack and slash video game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles, released on June 12, 2012. It features Juliet Starling, a cheerleader zombie hunter fighting zombies in a fictional California high school. A collaboration between game designer Goichi Suda and filmmaker James Gunn, the game was published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  In this game, Juliet has light attacks, which are acrobatic kicks and punches, and heavy attacks which use a chainsaw. The light attacks are intended to herd enemy zombies together so that Juliet can finish them off all at once with heavy attacks. Killing enemies and saving classmates that are being attacked by zombies will fill up Juliet's star meter, used for super attacks.

On Juliet Starling's eighteenth birthday, she goes to San Romero High School park to meet her boyfriend, Nick Carlyle who is going to meet her family for the first time. Unfortunately, a zombie outbreak has occurred, which leads to Juliet fighting off hordes of Undead on her way to meet Nick. When she arrives, she discovers Nick fighting off a zombie which was trying to eat her, and so Nick is bitten in her place. Realizing he will become a zombie, Juliet decides she must decapitate him to save him. When he comes to, Nick discovers he is somehow still alive, despite being a severed head, and so Juliet reveals to him that she is a zombie hunter, the last of a long line of zombie hunters. Juliet attaches Nick's head to her belt, and she fights hordes of zombies on her way to discover the truth behind the what is happening at her school.

There is so much about this game that I enjoy but I figure I should start off with one of the more integral selling points for the game; the costumes. Without a doubt this game has a certain level of sex appeal within the main character that is used to sell the game. Their are multiple costumes available for Juliet to be unlocked and bought as well as special DLC (downloadable content) ones that you get from preordering the game from varying retailers. Most of the unlockable costumes pay homage to various anime (Rei Miyamoto and Saeko Busujima from Highschool of the Dead, Shiro from Deadman Wonderland, Manyū Chifusa from Manyū Hiken-chō and Haruna from Is This a Zombie?). While the pre-order DLC is more based on movie characters and real life people (Jimmy Urine from the rock band Mindless Self Indulgence, Foxy Mama from Austin Powers: Goldmember, Ash from Evil Dead). Something as seemingly aesthetic as this impacts the replay value and overall enjoyment level of the game as it provides the player with a bit of a different take on the game as it goes on.

Another noteworthy game mechanic I was very happy to see is the fact that the game allows you to revisit all the stages. Essentially this allows you to replay the game from start to finish while maintaining all your previous power-ups and progress from before. The game has a solid story-line with character progression and structure that helps you to connect with the roles the characters play and how they intertwine. This story-line coupled with the impressive soundtrack and the QTE (Quick Time Events) are really what sold me on this game and had me playing for hours upon hours of it arriving. Lastly I want to also make mention of the humor and witty dialogue I found enjoyable throughout the game and it fits very well in this game. Even if you don't get to play this game yourself please do watch this play-through of the game and enjoy it as best you can...

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