Excerpt: Unlike many other scrolling fighting games of this day and age, God Hand doesn’t possess a living city nor does it feature a substantial story. Good old fashioned beating up people is very much the focus of the game. You are Gene, a drifter who in an effort to rescue a woman, has one of his arms lopped off by thugs, only to find that his severed limb is replaced by the legendary God Hand. From this premise, the game is obviously one that is not to be taken seriously.
Excerpt: God Hand is the last game made by Clover Studios, the creators of Viewtiful Joe and Okami. It is an action game in the classical sense, a brawler that hearkens back to when you would feed quarters into arcade machines because there was no other way to continue. Its design aesthetic is stuck in the 90s, the environments are very plain, there are less than ten different enemy types during the entire multi-chaptered adventure, the soundtrack is something out of an old...
Excerpt: God Hand is what could be referred to as, “stupid fun”. It doesn’t take itself all that seriously, nor does it strive to be something that everyone can enjoy. Instead it is repetitive, hard as heck and enjoyable. Visually, God Hand is a mix of good and bad. The game’s art style is enjoyable, though both the characters and environments are rather blocky in some areas.
Excerpt: God Hand is one of those games that you'll be torn apart for not liking. It's from Clover Studio you see, the team that also brought us the wonderful Okami. Seeing as Clover is no more, disliking God Hand would be similar to ripping into a popular guy at his funeral: it would make you feel more than a little ashamed.