Summary: Killer is Dead proves that auteur Suda51 still has the capacity to deliver deep and arresting play experiences. The game is an impressive and well-rounded package, and may very well be worth playing twice.
Pros: Signature Suda madness, Striking art style and engaging score, Diversified play, Great combat mechanics
Cons: Gigolo missions, Design incentives play tug-of-war with players
Summary: I'll admit, I bought in to the hype of Killer Is Dead. Just hearing the term "killer" and Suda51 again is enough to get me on board with whatever he's doing. This time though, I may have jumped the gun.
Summary: What do an assassin with multiple personality disorder, an otaku warrior , a foul-mouthed demon hunter , and a chainsaw-wielding cheerleader have in common? Why they're all creations from the legendary Suda 51 of course!
Excerpt: Killer is Dead is the newest work from the Suda 51 company that has brought the world some of the most unique and entertaining action titles ever including No More Heroes , Killer7 , and most recently, Lollipop Chainsaw .
Excerpt: Every visionary is entitled to a screw-up or two. For Pixar, it's the Cars series. For J.K. Rowling, it is the notoriously awful epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows . And for Goichi Suda (Suda51), it's Killer is Dead .
Conclusion: There was a time when Suda51’s active rejection of traditional structure or narrative provided his work with a certain sense of punk credibility, a badge of authenticity earned almost exclusively through his ideas.