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: 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.
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?
Conclusion: Even for a budget title, Lollipop Chainsaw has plenty of shortcomings. Repetitive combat, bland levels and an insistence on sexual humour will leave many players disappointed. That said, it does produce a few moments worthy of your time. Eventually, the force-feeding of silliness works against Suda's adventure, and manages to become incredibly forgetful. She may be young, but Juliet has a lot to learn.