I have quite a sweet tooth and Juliet did a pretty decent job satisfying it. Trust me when I say, after playing Lollipop Chainsaw, that is nowhere close to the perviest thing you will hear.
If you have never heard of this Lollipop Chainsaw thing, well check the trailer out and get familiar.
Okay, so you are back.
Good. Here is the story in a nutshell. You play as Juliet, a perky blond high school cheerleader, whose birthday has gone totally off. Seems that her schoolmates have turned into zombies. Now for the normal high school cheerleader, this would be a major problem, however for Juliet, it’s just perfect! She is a zombie hunter! Not only that, her entire family are zombie hunters. Who awesome is that ?! Juliet is quite the fighter and apparently her boyfriend Nick, who is a head, had no idea. Why is Nick just a head? Seems he had an accident with a zombie, but thanks to Juliet’s quick thinking, he was saved…as a head.
Okay, so as crazy and over the top as the game sounds, is this game any good? Well, okay, let me say first that this is quite a “Japanese” game. What I mean is that, “Japanese” games tend to be over the top, quite “sexually suggestive/awkward”, and just fun! Lollipop Chainsaw is all those! It is a very fun game to play, but this game is not a game you want to play around your young ones! It can get quite vulgar and obscene at times. On the other hand, Juliet’s quirky conversations with Nick will give you a laugh. But I will say, listening to Juliet is like watching listening to cheerleaders from Clueless and there are time you really feel for Nick as he at times is the voice of reason.
The game is very linear and some might say it’s boring because you pretty much do the same things over and over. The formula goes like this: intro video, fight zombies to clear and area, move to next area, fight zombies to clear the area, cut scene, fight a boss, wash, rinse, repeat.
Now is that boring? Not if it’s fun! Which is where I think the makers were going with this game.
For one, this is one of those games that don’t take itself seriously at all. If you are looking for a game with depth, Lollipop Chainsaw is not it!
Please don’t think that Lollipop Chainsaw is a walk in the park. After you have beaten it on hard, it offers a very hard setting. Honestly, it’s quite challenging. The zombies are relentless and the bosses and mini bosses are brutal. On top of all that, you only get to carry around 1 lollipop which helps to restore your some of your life. The way to get through this setting is to make sure you remember your combos and make your you are leveled up.
One thing this game has is major replay value, especially if you are the gamer that wants to complete all the achievements/trophies. It is impossible to play through this game once and 100% complete it. It is impossible! And again touch on the whole this game is fun, as you level Juliet up, making her stronger, and getting all of her combos, you want to replay stages so you can take your new skills and kill some zombies.
Oh, and remember the whole sexually suggestive/awkward thing, if you want to unlock all of Juliet’s costumes, then you are going to have to play a couple times through to gain the special tokens needed. Cause I mean, who wouldn’t want to fight and kill zombies in a skin tight, zipped down, pink biker suit or a shell bikini?
When I first saw the trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw, I said, I HAVE TO PLAY THAT GAME! Now I have finished it, and have played through it about 4 times just to 100% complete it. I am having fun playing it over and over and laughing at just the over the top madness of this game. I mean, come on, have you played a game where a boss says, “You think that hurts me? I just jizzed a little!”
Anyway, if you are looking for just a fun game to play, go pick up Lollipop Chainsaw.
Confident Gamers gives Lollipop Chainsaw a 7/10!