Excerpt: Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Lollipop Chainsaw is a game you’re either going to love or despise. If you do end up loving it, there are parts you’ll find funny, parts you’ll wonder whether or not you’re having fun, and some parts where you’ll just feel very… uncomfortable. Its subject matter is a good point to start off with.
Excerpt: Player(s): 1 Extra Features: Leaderboards Lollipop Chainsaw is a beat'em up/hack and slash action game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture. The game is directed by Suda 51, who is known for creative games such as Killer 7, No More Heroes and the recently released Shadows of the Damned. Lollipop Chainsaw places the player in the role of cheerleader zombie hunter, Juliet Starling.
Summary: LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW tries hard, but just doesn’t pull it off. The combos that are available later should be standard to make the gameplay more enjoyable at the start. I became bored quickly with this game, because of the lack of stimulus and the excessive use of bad language, especially the sexual degradation of the central character. OK it’s just a game, but it doesn’t give developers the right to use offensive language in such a context.
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Excerpt: Lollipop Chainsaw's marketing may well have convinced you that it's nothing more than a crass exercise in titillation, a calculated attempt to draw in a young male audience with a tantalising blend of gratuitous gore and even more gratuitous upskirt shots. The game itself doesn't always do the best job in dispelling that idea: the camera regularly lingers on its cheerleader protagonist's curves, while some will be put off by insults hurled towards heroine Juliet...
Excerpt: If there’s one thing developers Grasshopper Manufacture are good at, it’s excellent character design. No More Heroes gave us Travis Touchdown, a fearless assassin that most gamers could still relate to despite being something of an anti-hero. Shadows of The Damned then gave us Garcia ‘Fucking’ Hotspur and his slightly-camp floating skeletal pal Johnson.
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Summary: To be honest what I approached " Lollipop Chainsaw " I really did not know what to expect but what I got was a mostly enjoyable experience. Admittedly the gameplay can be rather repetitive but thanks to the humour and good presentation this stops proceedings from being too dull and as a result what you have is a pretty fun title to play in small blasts which is definitely aimed at the older gamer.
Excerpt: When it comes to making weird ideas blossom into big budget games, few developers out there can boast about it quite like Japanese developer Goichi Suda, AKA Suda51, can. The creator of Shadows of the Damned , No More Heroes , and Killer7 is back with a new game poking fun at Americanized cheerleader, zombie, and popular culture, with his signature oddball style, weird sexual tones, and action-focused gameplay.
Excerpt: “Quick time events, man. I'm so sick of them.” – Not2NerdyENT, in a YouTube video walkthrough of Lollipop Chainsaw (http://youtu.be/xWTCoMx-rqk) Lollipop Chainsaw is a difficult game to critique. It's not that the gameplay makes it difficult, it's that it seems unsure about what it wants to be. A game pandering to lonely men and boys with unrealistic expectations? A tongue-in-cheek satire of video games that pander to men and boys?