Excerpt: There are many mysteries in life and during its lengthy development cycle, killer7 has been one of them. No one knew what to expect on the gameplay side of things, but something everybody did actually know was that the game featured stylish anime esque visuals. It’s official, games can be art.
Excerpt: It's impossible for the connected gamer not to have heard some of the hype, the questioning curiosity, or even the abrasive sound caused by people scratching their heads and wondering what the @#$#@ this strange game titled Killer7 is about.
Excerpt: A wall ahead of you has some nonsensical text written on it. A rather freaky bystander informs you that the text isn't exactly as it seems; some of it is written in blood. He also tells you that the girl can tell what is written in blood and what isn't.
Excerpt: Killer 7 is an ambitious experiment in merging video games with contemporary art. Despite its efforts and intentions, playing Killer 7 is like coming across a one-legged dog at a circus freak show. It’s wormlike torso rolls and writhes about the floor of a cage.
Excerpt: The Killer 7 are a group of international super assassins led by a man named Harman in a world without use of nuclear arms and a generation unknowing of terrorism. Or so your character thinks. In fact after playing this game and I’m still not entirely sure what was real and what wasn’t.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A perfectly polished, well crafted and wonderfully presented game, many elements of which are designed to challenge both game players and developers; even perhaps to challenge the concept of what a game can be.
Conclusion: This game is so unique, you’ll likely either love it or hate it. If you’re willing to try new things and approach Killer7 with an open mind, you’ll be rewarded with one very memorable gaming experience.
Excerpt: With this introduction, I had originally planned to examine the mystique that has surrounded Capcom's Killer 7 these past four years... that however won't be necessary. I mean really, you already know it's a shooter, and yes, it's most certainly bizarre.