Lollipop Chainsaw Review
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!
Resident Evil 6 Demo - PLAY IT NOW!
Resident Evil 6 is set for release later this year on October 2nd for the Xbox 360 and PS3, but you can play the demo right now…well if you have the Xbox 360 version of Dragon’s Dogma that is. PC version of Resident Evil 6 will be available at a later date.
You can download the demo through the Xbox LIVE marketplace. It seems that the demo includes 3 sections to play. Now RE6 does have 2 person coop, however the demo does not.
Remember you will need your copy of Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma in order to play the Resident Evil 6 demo.
So, if you are one of the lucky ones to be able to get the demo, then go get it, play it and come back and let us know your thoughts.
Be sure to come back and check out our demo impressions.
The Walking Dead: The Game - Episode 2 Starved for Help Review
Telltale, you all did it again!
The Walking Dead Game: Ep. 2 Starved for Help is an intense roller coaster ride! I know that there has only been 2 episodes, but this episode is the best by far. This is what you want when it comes to a multi-episode game, to get better and better and leave you with a wanting for more.
When I finished Episode 1, I wanted to play episode 2 so badly. Waiting those 30 days was like a kid waiting for Christmas or their birthday a month away. Knowing that this was just the second of five episodes makes me excited to see what’s next.
Now with this episode, the choices you made in the first episode will play out in the second episode. And while there are things that will always happen no matter your choice, the difference is the way people will react to you. Will they trust you and support you or will they distrust you and go against you. Also, who all is in you party is determined by those you, during the hard decision, you chose.
So all that being said, with out giving away spoilers, episode two goes as follows:
Right from the beginning, you are faced with hard decisions. So much for easing into the game. The tension is so thick among the group because food is almost all gone and hunger is setting in. Perfect scenario, zombies, death, little to no food, kids, and angry people. Nice. You want to wonder what’d feel like, well pretend you were the one who had to choose who got to eat and who didn’t. Wow, thanks, but no thanks.
I would say that it’s would be easy to just choose right vs wrong, but when you have to think about what Clementine thinks of you, that makes it very hard.
Later in the episode you meet up with some other survivors at the St. John’s Dairy Farm. Everything’s good, trade food for gas. What could go wrong? They are just very friendly or a very friendly and hiding something. The pacing of the entire episode is perfect and at the peak, if you are like me, will be sitting there just shocked and wondering what the heck is going on?
So, is episode two perfect? No it’s not. I felt that it was more glitchy and buggy than episode one. In fact, there is a glitch that is almost game stopping. I was caught in it and was just floored. Luckily, a good friend of mine found out how to get out of it. Now, I am going to write it here. I don’t feel that it’s a spoiler, but it kind of is, but I won’t say the context of the set up.
Okay, here is the glitch.
While on the farm, there will be a time when you in a situation with Brenda. As you face off with Brenda, it is clear you have to engage in a conversation with her, but nothing happens. If you approach her, she will shoot you if you get too close. Frustrating! In order to pass this, once you go inside the screen door, slowly approach her. She will begin to start talking, when this happens, move the cursor back and forth in front of her. As you do this, a conversation option will show up. You then have to do this two or three more times. This should help you pass this glitch/bug. You might have to do it a couple times to get the timing down. Just keep at it and you’ll pass it.
Overall, Episode 2 Starved for Help was a great journey from start to finish. I cannot wait for episode three.
This, along with episode 1 is a must have!
Confident Gamers gives The Walking Dead: The Game - Episode 2 Starved for Help a 9/10!
To keep your appetite wet, check out the teaser trailer for Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead.
Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead
Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Review (Spoiler Free)
Mass Effect 3’s ending is arguably the most controversial video endings in the history of the industry. Some people were very satisfied with the ending. Many were confused and disappointed. And some were completely outraged and carried torches & pitch forks to BioWare head quarters. BioWear responded with this free DLC Extended Cut meant to answer questions and clarify things. They nailed it.
Without spoiling the new content for you here are some questions they attempted to answer:
- Was the entire last sequence indoctrination?
- How does your crew get back on the Normandy when they were on earth fighting by your side minutes before?
- Is there only one right choice?
- Who is this kid?
BioWare did a fantastic job elaborating on the choices and giving us significantly more closer than the original endings gave. Whether you liked the original ending or not, the extended cut is what it should have been in the first place.
That said, there are a few glaring items that should at least be acknowledged.
First BioWare seems to still be over promising. No matter how much they say all your choices throughout the series effect the ending, it’s simply not true. There are 4 possible endings - depending on your choices throughout the last game you may have all options available to you or only 1. However the choices you made in the first Mass Effect and the choices you made in the second Mass Effect have literally no effect beyond seeing certain people still alive in the closing sequences. Rex from ME1 & Jack from ME2 if you saved them.
Second, BioWare was very adamant in saying that these are not brand new endings but just extensions and further insights. I applaud them for sticking to their guns and not just throwing out the current endings all together. However, that’s more of a half truth. Yes they kept the basic frame work of the endings but a few things were changed that actually alters the story. For example, (not really a spoiler because this is a change in the story - not new content) originally no matter what choice you picked the mass relays were destroyed for some unexplained reason. This caused a serious problem: hundreds of thousands of aliens are now suck in the Solar System unable to ever return home. In the new version the mass relays are only “badly damaged” but not beyond repair.
Over all I believe anyone who plays this ending will appreciate the new cinematic’s and content. If there is a lesson to be learned from all of this I would say its this: It’s always better to under-promise and over-deliver. BioWare over-promised and under-delivered. This Extended Cut is a welcome solution to several plot holes and should defiantly be played (or at least watched on youtube). But the original ending will forever go down in history as one of the most controversial and confusing ending in video games. We’ll have to wait and see with ME4.
I give Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut a 7.5 out of 10
The Walking Dead: Ep. 2 Starved For Help
It’s FINALLY HERE!!!
The Walking Dead Game: Episode 2 Starved For Help is now available, on the Xbox Marketplace, for 400 MSP. If you played the first episode, then this is a must. In fact, I am going to go out on a limb and say the entire series is a must buy. I wish you could just purchase the entire series all at once on the Xbox 360 like they have, I believe on PC, and just be done with that. Once the episode is available, all I have to do is just set my download and get home and play.
If you have no or little idea of what episode 2 is all about, here is a little excerpt:
Episode two of a five-part series set in Robert Kirkman’s award-winning universe. Three months after the events of episode one, starvation forces the group to seek food from strangers. In a world where the living can be more dangerous than the undead, this is a risky move, but you’ll soon learn how far you’ll go to survive. How will the choices you made in episode one affect your story? Purchase of this DLC requires The Walking Dead - Episode 1: A New Day.
So, I have already set my queue for the download and the day could not go any faster so that I could get home and play. Stay tuned for our impression/review of the Walking Dead Game: Episode 2 Starved For Help.
Here are some shots from episode 2 and the trailer. Enjoy.
Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim Release Date
Are you reading to go hunt some vampires with crossbows?!
Well, it has been confirmed by Bethesda that the DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dawnguard, set for release this summer, will be releasing on June 26th for the Xbox 360.
This will be for the English version with other versions expected to be released in July. The cost of the DLC will be 1600 MSP and includes new weapons, abilities, quests, and over 20 hours of content.
Will you be picking up this DLC?
I sure will! It will be great to get back to Skyrim to hunt some vampires. Who knows, maybe I will actually be able to full finish my game because of the glitches that have stopped me so far.
I can only hope.
Mass Effect 3 Ending Extended Cut
BioWare will be releasing an extended cut for the ending of Mass Effect 3 Tuesday June 26th.
The DLC will be free.
Below is an interview with BioWare. Check it out.
This news has two groups of people, those who were okay with the ending of Mass Effect 3 and so this DLC really isn’t a big deal; and then there is the other group, which honestly caused all this fiasco, and who I really don’t believe will satisfy them at all.
The whole controversy started after the final installment of the Mass Effect trilogy. Apparently the ending of Mass Effect 3 wasn’t good enough for a group of people, a small group I must add. This cause letters and petitions to be sent demanding an ending that will suit their fancy.
So here’s my 2 cents, and I can guess you can follow my thinking. I personally think this is all unnecessary. When did we get to the point when all of a sudden a gaming company has to add or redo THEIR product because people didn’t like it! You know what, I didn’t like the ending of Titanic. I think I will start a petition to change the ending and I expect them to change it to suit my taste.
None the less, on June 26th the free DLC drops on the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 in North America and yes I will be downloading it.
So, question, if this ending isn’t “good enough” for people, will here be yet another ending? I guess only time will tell.
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Interview with Casey Hudson, Mac Walters, and Jessica Merizan
Xbox 360 Achievements More Rewarding
Looks like 1000 pointing a Xbox 360 game might really pay off!
For the gaming ignorant, 1000 pointing a game means you gained all the achievement points in a Xbox 360 game. That to the side, looks like later this year, you’ll be able to gain rewards based on your achievements in a game.
Yesterday, Xbox LIVE Rewards tweeted:
For us achievement whores, this is a sweet announcements.
I know for me, I am always comparing my gamer score with my friends and others. Now, I can possibly get something for it? AWESOME! I am already a part of the Xbox LIVE Reward program which I just love. If you are not, you should check it out. It’s free and every month you can take a survey or other things and you get reward points that you can put towards different things.
We haven’t received any details about the whole achievements thing, but you can be sure that we’ll have news here.
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