Summary: Lollipop Chainsaw is too repetitive for its own good. While it's always fun to play a game that doesn't take itself too seriously, Lollipop doesn't offer much else besides silly sexuality and gory combat.
Pros: Juliet and Nick make a great team, Smooth, albeit boring combat, Generally funny
Cons: Repetitive action and enemies, The overall sexual joke gets old, Short and little replay value
Summary: It’s a shame that there isn’t a lot of steak to go along with the tremendous sizzle of Lollipop Chainsaw. The opening cutscene is fantastic, doing a great job of introducing you to the world of Lollipop Chainsaw and making you laugh. The world is so creative and fun to be in that it’s really unfortunate the gameplay is so mediocre.
Excerpt: New original properties: they're something that gamers lament never seeing often enough. At times, it seems as though the video game industry is snagged in a sequel mill. Yet, every once in a while, a new game promises to break the mold with something new to offer. There's a flip side to that "new IP" coin, though. When a new title comes from an established developer and falls short, those expectations can be a real burden.
Pros: The inherent joy of chainsawing zombies, Inventively funny script and soundtrack, Grasshopper's unique style
Cons: Lacks variety, Too short on content, Not good enough to support its pedigree
Summary: Lollipop Chainsaw, the latest creation from Suda 51 is a wonderfully satisfying, if not slightly braindead romp that slices and dices the past half-century of pop culture and slams choice pieces together as hard as it can. What we get in the end is a largely enjoyable presentation, though certainly not the best video game we'll ever play.
Pros: Over-the-top presentation equal parts Clueless, Buffy, and Scott Pilgrim with a touch of John Hughes., Combat system has plenty of visually entertaining combos., Tons to unlock and challenges to beat, adding replay value.
Cons: Low-brow humor and bland protagonist make for jokes that are extremely hit-and-miss., Reverse difficulty curve where game gets easier as you go and starts out hard., No save system, with uneven level length and design.
Excerpt: Juliet isn't having the best birthday. Sure, she's a chirpy, fresh-faced, popular 18-year-old cheerleader with a perfect body and a loving family, but her handsomely chiseled boyfriend has turned into a zombie, and things just aren't looking up. But Juliet's nothing if not resourceful, so she does what any right-thinking teenager would: she cuts off his head with a chainsaw, performs a bit of black magic, and ties his still-sentient head around her waist.
Pros: Some funny jokes and references, Frequent gameplay excursions mix up the pace, Fun boss battles
Cons: Too often crude without being clever, Control and camera quirks, Combat lacks depth and finesse
Excerpt: Lollipop Chainsaw has the best personality of any game I’ve played this year. It is everything it wants to be – absurd, colorful, over-the-top. Visually and acoustically, Lollipop Chainsaw is without obvious weakness. It delivers a laugh-out-loud experience through a cast of diverse and memorable characters brought to life by excellent voice actors totally committed to their roles.