Conclusion: A Note on Achievements : On a difficulty scale of 1 being a handout and 10 being impossible, “DeathSpank” earns a 2 in ease of achievements and completion rate. There’s nothing here that’s terribly hard to obtain and your biggest issue will come from spending the 10 to 12 hours it takes to reach level 20 and unlock the “Mr. Tough Guy” achievement. Overall, “DeathSpank” is an easy breezy 200 points.
Excerpt: Somebody on the internet suggested that Ron Gilbert made DeathSpank because he really wanted there to be a game called DeathSpank . It was possibly Ron Gilbert. Well, mission accomplished. That really should be enough for you to go buy this game, i.e. there’s a game called DeathSpank and Ron Gilbert, the creator of the Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion franchises made it. However, on the off chance it isn’t, let’s make a review!
Excerpt: s hobbyists, we tend to analyze game titles in terms of advertisements, trailers, and articles prior to release day. We look for a way to determine what it is about based on the one to a few words that are meant to capture all that is contained within that bundle of code. Most of the time it is clear; however there will always be games that make no sense , an Xbox Live Arcade title that I had the opportunity to play cooperatively with Chris, my partner in crime.
Excerpt: Deathspank was sold on a promise. The promise was a blending of the game mechanics of Diablo with the tone of Monkey Island, something that, alone, was enough to sell most people on Hothead's latest title. The game sets players in the lead role as the titular Deathspank, a typical RPG warrior who travels from town to town completing heroic deeds for the downtrodden.
Summary: You have to do more than slay evildoers with your trusty sword to become a world-class hero. Sure, it's easy to grab the spotlight by rescuing orphans in dramatic fashion, but to really earn such a prestigious title, you have to lower yourself to the level of the common man. Menial tasks, such as coaxing a unicorn to produce the finest fertilizer or fetching a sock for a lonely tree in the woods, are small but important ways to ingratiate yourself in a community and...
Pros: Great sense of humor, Imaginative artistic design, Good variety of magical spells and potions, Lots of optional side quests, Catchy soundtrack
Cons: Combat can get repetitive, Cooperative play is local only
Summary: From the wacky and sometimes twisted mind of Ron Gilbert comes Deathspank, a downloadable dungeon-crawler that will have you traversing a world of demons, two-eyed Cyclops, and unicorn poop. Despite some of its short comings, both beginning and advanced players will find something to like in this comical romp through a fantasy kingdom. And don't forget –- unicorn poop.
Pros: Gameplay for beginner and advanced players, Great sense of humor, Amazing visual style
Cons: Story doesn't hold together, Too simplified in many areas, Quest structure needs work