Video Game Review: LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW (PS3)

I had played some of the games from game-designer Suda51, such as Killer7, No More Heroes and Shadows Of The Damned, but always failed to gain a real connection to them. However, perhaps because of this particular collaboration with filmmaker James “Tromeo & Juliet/Slither” Gunn, that Lollipop Chainsaw emerged as a game that looked must-get from day one of release.

Despite never going to be game of the year, Lollipop Chainsaw does not disappoint, and is certainly one of the best video games of 2012. So long as you know what you are in for!?

Over-the-top violence, excessive vulgarity, yet presented with so much artistic style, you could almost justify it as … art. The always wonderful Tara Strong is the voice of your zombie hunter heroine – Juliet, as she cuts away armies of zombies, towards resolving the mystery of the dark, demonic menace that surrounds her San Romero High School.

The combat is fluid and thrilling, with many opportunities to upgrade to new fighting attacks and more effective special moves. The environments are fresh and interesting, with some of the best level design experience in recent gaming.

Hey, Lollipop Chainsaw is not an intellectual giant nor the most sophisticated video game. But it executes just about everything flawlessly and is a truly fun time. With the ability to replay stages for better scores, as well as to unlock more items, such as new outfits, game art and music, the game has true re-playability, too.

score: 8 out of 10.


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