Excerpt: The sound of cold steel slicing through a demon's rough hide... The jangle of cash as it materializes in the vicinity of your enemy's corpse... The glory of a well-placed post-battle quip... and who can forget Justice!
Excerpt: Adopting an interesting picture book aesthetic and combining it with self-aware comedy the developer, Hothead Games , give the game a very distinctive style; but DeathSpank’s unique appearance enough to set it apart?
Excerpt: on Xbox Live? The developers that worked on those titles also developed DeathSpank, an action RPG for the Xbox Live Arcade. The game also had the creative brain of Ron Gilbert at its disposal (the creator of the Monkey Island series).
Excerpt: DeathSpank! Vanquisher of evil, dispenser of justice, and hero to the downtrodden, this mighty, thong-clad hero scours the world in search of the mysterious artifact known only as The Artifact.
Summary: Ron Gilbert's RPG-Adventure game follows the thong-tastic adventures of a misguided hero named DeathSpank, a character that first appeared on Gilbert's Grumpy Gamer website in a series of animated comics he penned with long-time creative collaborator, Clayton Kauzlaric.
Excerpt: "Hey, ‘ave you got the orphans?" "Why, yes, they’re right here in this bag." "Well, did you poke holes in it?" "The orphans or the bag?" "Either is fine." Hothead Games and Ron Gilbert (the wit behind Monkey Island ) take irreverence and humor in gaming to their adventure-game boundaries in...
Excerpt: Deathspank is aptly titled since you play as the hero Deathspank, a warrior of justice and hero to the downtrodden. The ultimate goal of your heroic deeds is “the artifact”, an unimpressive looking but supposedly powerful item which you are destined to obtain.
Excerpt: Sometimes, it feels like the current generation of games has been oversaturated with titles that take themselves too seriously. That's why a quality title like DeathSpank is such a valuable commodity: Not only is it in on the joke, but it's willing to take the punchline-accompanying prat-fall and...
Pros: Delightful sense of humor; charming visual style; fun, fast-paced combat