Reviews and Problems with Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
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13 February 2004
Excerpt: Ash (from Housewares) may be the guy with the gun but the question game players want to know the answer to is: Is Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick good or bad? Just like the sawed off portion of a handy Boomstick, this title is short, smoking and packs a mean punch.
Excerpt: 'THE NAME'S ASH, HOUSEWARES.' Ash is back, and badder than ever! Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (you gotta love the title!) may not be the greatest game in the world, but the fact is that Ash is voiced by none other than Bruce Campbell himself. (Note: If you don't know who Bruce Campbell is, you probably won't appreciate this game.) Full of one-liners I like to call 'Ash-isms', A Fistful of Boomstick has got humor and sarcasm covered from every angle.
Excerpt: Ever since noted horror author HP Lovecraft first mentioned the infamous "book of the dead' aka The Necronomicon , the book has become a staple element of horror fiction and cinema. Perhaps the most famous series to use the infamous tome as a plot device is Sam Raimi's Evil Dead movies.
Excerpt: In the small town of Dearborn, bad things are happening. An overly clever occultist has read the Necronomicon on live TV, setting off an invasion of the Deadites all over town. It's up to you, as Ash, to leave your comfy bar stool and go fix things, again. Thankfully, there's quite a variety of weapons to do this with. Starting off with the basics of a shovel in the left hand, Ash quickly advances to a two-fisted armament of shotgun and chainsaw.
Excerpt: Back in 1979, a group of college students from Detroit had a dream. That dream was to make movies. They had a little experience shooting Super 8 shorts for fun and had even shown a couple at the local cinema before the features; they figured it wouldn’t be too great a leap to make the real deal.
Excerpt: I have a confession to make: When I picked up this game from my favorite video rental store, I knew nothing about it. I didn't know who Ash was, or Bruce Campbell, or a Deadite. After playing for a bit, I looked on the net for some background on the publisher and discovered that I had tripped into this whole cult film thing. So, if you are looking to find out how faithful to the movie trilogy this game is, I have no idea. Yet. Check back with me in a week or so.
Excerpt: The Evil Dead movies are by no means high art. In fact, they are squarely in the realm of B-movie land, but thanks to the wonderful comedic talents of actor Bruce Campbell, they are classic B-movies. Unfortunately, the Evil Dead games have not been so lucky. While Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick is a lot better than its predecessor on the Dreamcast, the game is not nearly as good as it could have been. The series has simply gone from painful to poor.
Excerpt: It seems unlikely that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell could have known just what they were starting back in 1981 when they shot a tiny independent horror film called Evil Dead on a shoestring budget. Yet, here we are, 22 years later, with a hyperstylized indie sequel/remake, a bizarre high-fantasy sequel, a video game, and a massive cult following.
Excerpt: Ah. The opposite end of the spectrum. Two weeks ago I spoke about TV Series being translated into video games, and how for the most part that genre is miss and miss. This time out it's the movie genre being translated into video games.