Reviews and Problems with The House of the Dead: Overkill
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a terrible plot, but a lot of fun to play with a friend
1 July 2012
Excerpt: I first got this game about 3 years ago for the Wii and it was my first shooting game. The game uses the Wii remote and nunchuck and although it isn't completely necessary, a gun casing is preferable. I use a zapper gun which cost me £5. The game itself can be bought for about £10 online. The basic plot is that mutants have overrun the city and its surroundings and your job (as a detective) is to shoot them all in different locations around the city.
Excerpt: Anyone who has played a 'House of the Dead' videogame, either in the arcade or on a home console, will have a preconceived idea of what to expect. However, 'House of the Dead: Overkill' on the Nintendo Wii brings a dramatically different feel to the franchise, with an attempt to replicate the look and feel of a 1970's zomsploitation movie. If this game was a film, it would be jointly directed by Quentin Tarantino and George A.
Excerpt: Intended for use in conjunction with the popular Wii title House of The Dead: Overkill, the HOTD hand-cannon is a fairly passable Light Gun for the Wii, but really not that impressive. First up, it does look pretty cool. Its a massive revolver thats definitely aesthetically pleasing, despite being in white, as most Wii acccessories are. The trigger is pretty heavy, and clicks happily when squeezed, making for a good realistic firing experience.
satisfies the need to shoot on days when you can't be bothered to think, gets monontonous.
7 January 2010
Excerpt: I'm not one for shooting games, but my partner was insistent on getting a game which would offer 2 player mode but also involve lots of shooting. We eventually got this game and set it up all ready to play. Story mode can be played as either one or two player with one or two weapons. It's all first person shooting, where the movements are controlled by the computer.
its a good laugh, not a brilliant game but good fun.
10 July 2009
Excerpt: House of the Dead, Overkill is a truly ridiculous game, it is alot of fun, but never the less ridiculous. a particular aspect of the game is the aptly named 'Hand Cannon' which replaces the Wii blaster as the weapon of choice, living up to its name due to its huge size, which unfortunately can make it uncomfortable after extended periods of use. The game play is a typical arcade shoot'em up where you are moved by the computer and all you have to do is point and shoot.
Excerpt: I'm a massive zombie fan! I'm a massive fan of the House of the Dead series. But am I a fan of the Overkill Hand Cannon? I'm not quite sure! The positioning of the remote inside the cannon and the buttons you need to use frequently seem to conflict a lot with your actual hand position. Perhaps I'm just too fussy when it comes to hand cannons, but I personally feel more comfortable just either holding the remote itself in my hand, or using the Wii Zapper instead.
Excerpt: ive played this and links crossbow training. I would recommend this to fans of shooting games. but if you have played any rail shooter in the past this will just seem too easy I finished the same day i got it on all difficulty's. the graphics are poor even for the wii. the music is cool and really enhances the game. don't expect much from this you will need friends to play with for it to be fun.
Excerpt: Jeu très sympathique de la wii, mais il lui manque clairement de puissance (ralentissements trop fréquent...), la console nintendo n'étant qu'une gamecube boosté un poil. Dommage, car le jeu fait preuve d'un sens de la série b très plaisant, avec blagues bien lourdes et graveleuses hilarantes. Dommage que la technique ne suive pas !