Reviews and Problems with Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers
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Wii/X360 Preview - 'Onechanbara'
21 February 2010
Summary: Zombies across America will meet their match when D3Publisher brings the popular bikini-clad samurai sisters Aya and Saki to our shores in Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers on the Wii, while the Xbox 360 iteration goes by Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad featuring the same two protagonists.
Conclusion: All told, Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers was a total surprise for me. Before even playing the game, my arm was sore just thinking about the notion of gesture-based combat. However, I came away amused and delighted. This is not a game you invest a lot of emotion into, nor is it a long-lived experience you'll likely rave about for years to come. But for $30, you're getting a lot of instant gratification.
Excerpt: Onechanbara Bikini Zombie Slayers is not the game of the upcoming James Corden and Mathew Horne movie Lesbian Vampire Killers. Onechanbara Bikini Zombie Slayers is far worse than that monstrosity ever would be. It's a blood-soaked, torso-tearing, flesh-ripping third-person slash-em-up in which you slice and dice endless streams of spawning undead as one of two scantily clad anime-inspired sisters. And it's perhaps the worst game for adults on the Nintendo Wii.
Summary: I am a bit torn with how to conclude to review and probably the best way to describe it would be as a guilty gaming pleasure. By this I refer to the fact that it would not be a title that you would probably like to admit to owning although it can be enjoyed in very short bursts.
Summary: In Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers, Aya is out to find the meaning of her IMICHI ancestors, even if it leads to the answer she does not wish for. Players can master the sword to take full advantage of the Wiimote controls by slashing, swinging and thrusting into zombie enemy hordes.
Excerpt: Slaying is such a guilty pleasure. Really, it is. You might deny it, claim that you derive pleasure from something more intellectually stimulating. Something nicer . But once you’ve gotten a taste, it’s hard to stop. It’s beautiful, mesmerizing in its own disturbing way; the blood doesn’t just seep out, but gushes forth in a glorious fountain of gore. The dismembered limbs don’t just fall away, but go flying across the room and leave splattered trails in their wakes.
Summary: This game is a decent one time rent and due to its low price of purchase a plausible buy. The one thing that I will say is that after you play through this game once, the game will be one of two things for you, a late night party game when you have had too much to drink or a coaster.
Excerpt: It’s hard to say when or why, but terror and ta-tas have grown to be an inseparable pair in pop culture. Just ask Japan, who, after giving us sexy silent nurses and the voluptuous Ada Wong is now out and about with Onechanbara: a zombie-slaying slash-‘em-up featuring two scantily-clad samurai sisters. It’s going to take something special to hate on a game like this.
Excerpt: What are some of a man's favorite things in the world? Hot women. Check. Hot women in bikinis. Check. Hot Asian women in bikinis. Check. Hot Asian women in bikinis killing zombies. Check. Wait, what? In some sick and twisted way I am sure that this is exactly the dream of many gamers out there (I'm talking to you Resident Evil fanboys). To fulfill those fantasies D3 Publisher has released Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers for the Wii.