Friday, June 28, 2013

Because It Ain't Fun Unless Deadpool Gets Some

Game Mechanics - 2/2
Story-line - 2/2
Graphics - 1.5/2
Soundtrack - 1.5/2
Replay Value - 1/2
 Total Score - 8/10

Chimichangas!!! Tacos!!! Boobies!! All the things that make Deadpool enjoy life. Welcome to another Friday video game review here on In The Mind Of My Mind with your friendly neighborhood gamer Zalgo_Cometh. I have been long awaiting the release of this game every since it was announced at Comic-con and I must say it did not disappoint in the least. I enjoyed this game so much I did a complete game-play commentary on our YouTube Channel. Well enough of my yapping lets get to the reviewing...

Deadpool is a third-person action video game based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. The game was released on June 25, 2013, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Former Deadpool comic writer Daniel Way wrote the story for the game, and Nolan North reprises his role as the voice of Deadpool. Deadpool frequently breaks the fourth wall and verbally interacts with the player based on their skill and progress. For instance, in the options menu, he begins to tap the glass of the television set, before asking, “Hey, got any girls in there?” Deadpool has the opportunity to directly address the player, where he tells them to press a certain button to do certain commands. When presented with the right combination of platforms, he wearily suggests new moves, such as the novel idea of ‘wall jumping’. Deadpool also demonstrates some exaggerated acts of violence, for example yelling “No guts no glory” when hanging from his entrails, or shouting “Oh that's gonna leave a mark” when dismembering an enemy.

What’s Good:
Game Mechanics - Controls are well laid out as per ones expectations of a platforming hack and slash action game. Weapon choices and level up system is well integrated and connects well with the combat system. Use of breaking the "fourth wall" in conjunction with the main character Deadpool is excellently accomplished. The game perfectly captures and matches Deadpool exuberance and subtle nuances.

Story-line - Well thought out plot that ties in with the trademark Deadpool fourth wall interaction with the player. The meta-story is centered around Deadpool kidnapping the employees of High Moon Studios and forcing them to make "the most awesome game ever starring himself".

What’s Bad:
Replay Value - Not much to be honest. Aside from the usual replaying on a harder difficulty and the challenge missions. 

What Should Have Been Added:
Without a doubt there should have been a game+ option so you can play through the game again with all your weapon bonuses and upgrades. This would enable the player to farm for more DP (Deadpool Points) so that they can upgrade and experience everything the game has to offer. Another possibility could have been a multi-player mode where you get to choose any of the main characters of the game in a variety of multi-player modes. ie. Death Match, King of The Hill, Capture the Flag, etc. All done with a special crazy Deadpool twist to them to make it unique.

Final Thoughts:
Definitely need to play this game if you are a fan of Deadpool, or the X-Men, or comedy or just plain awesomeness. Without a doubt a solid hack and slash game that will have you getting a six pack from all the tongue and cheek humor Deadpool has to offer.


June 29, 2013 at 12:02 AM

lmao wow deadpool is the boss

June 29, 2013 at 12:50 AM

yup. he even says so in the game.

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