Summary: Punk rock zombie brawlin' Charlie Murder is a game that aims incredibly high. In addition to presenting an truly unique and fluid art style, it adds a compelling soundtrack to the mix, as well as a whole host of gameplay mechanics, on top of an RPG-like stat and inventory system.
Excerpt: Indie developer Ska Studios has put out a bunch of great titles over the years, with The Dishwasher and its sequel being superb beat-em-up titles and I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1 being one of the most successful Xbox Live Indie titles to-date.
Excerpt: Charlie Murder is the newest release from developer Ska Studios--the same company that brought the world The Dishwasher video game series. Charlie Murder takes noticeable inspirations from its predecessors but features an all new storyline based around a punk rock band and their battles against...
Conclusion: Charlie Murder is a competently made and often funny brawler that has fun with a wide range of inspirations. But when you're not battling evil IT engineers or grotesquely illustrated zombies it can descend into a repetitive slog of mashing the X button, particularly when played solo.
Conclusion: Charlie Murder is dependent on finding friends. Alone, the sharp difficulty curve derailed me completely. With strangers online, I found an angry place inside of me I wasn't totally sure existed.
Summary: Charlie Murder is the best game I have ever played about a group of resurrected punk rockers on a mission to stop the apocalypse. Unfortunately, as a side-scrolling 2D brawler, Ska Studios' newest game is merely pretty good.