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.
Summary: Lollipop Chainsaw, the new hack and slash from Grasshopper Manufacture, is a one-time run through for all you zombie-killing fans. There isn't much to keep you hooked and there are no online modes. Itï¿½s definitely worth a rental if you want to laugh at cheeky jokes over a weekend when your parents arenï¿½t at home. If you miss it, you arenï¿½t missing out on anything exceptional.
Pros: Colourful design, Funny dialogue
Cons: Short, Hack and slash gameplay is not polished
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.
Lollipop Chainsaw review: All that sparkles turns to splatter
12 June 2012
Summary: The Blast Factor: In an era when we seem to take video games far too seriously, Lollipop Chainsaw comes along and forces you to smile and have fun. It’s silly and at times downright stupid, but you can’t deny that it’s a remarkably fun and addictive button masher that never takes itself too seriously. It may not be for everyone, but Lollipop Chainsaw is definitely worth checking out.
Excerpt: A whole lot of ideas are crammed into Lollipop Chainsaw ’s six-hour-or-so runtime. Its backbone is a pulpy, goofball romance between barely-18 cheerleader heroine Juliet Starling and her wayward, torso-less love interest, Nick. As Juliet cuts a fantastically mad swathe through brainless zombies at her high school and the surrounding town of San Romero, you’ll face off-kilter mini-game–esque oddities like zombie basketball, Pac-Man –like stages, and quick-time events...
Pros: + Incredibly clever soundtrack with silly licensed tunes that suit the game’s theme perfectly., + Juliet and Co. are fantastically rendered in a cool, comic book–style aesthetic; plenty of collectibles to urge replaying the game.
Cons: ? Anyone else get the feeling that the entire Starling family is kind of dense?
Excerpt: Lollipop Chainsaw arrives at time when many video game publications are in post E3 recovery mode. After pounding the carpet on the show floor for days I am still trying to get back to 100%. So needless to say, some mindless zombie slaying fun with a chainsaw toting hottie is exactly what the doctor ordered. Lollipop Chainsaw is exactly as advertised as it is a ‘hack and slash’ game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles.
Summary: When the zombie apocalypse befalls San Romero High School – a nice nod to the infamous zombie king, and just one of several such in-jokes – cheerleader Juliet Starling rises to the challenge. Luckily, she’s from a family of zombie hunters, so while she shakes her pom-poms through each of the game’s stages, players can rest easy in the knowledge that she’s trained to do this. Why no, that isn’t just an excuse for lots of panty shots and “dumb blonde” gags.
Excerpt: Lollipop Chainsaw is the type of game that would make your grandmother cry, your mother cringe and your dad glaze over. It unabashedly tells the story of zombie-hunter/star cheerleader Juliet, whose college is taken over by the undead – but does so through the use of chainsaws, excessive shock comedy and short skirts. Chainsaw comes from the twisted mind of Suda51, the man behind popular titles Killer7 , No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned .
Excerpt: Juliet has just turned 18 and arrives at school to discover a zombie invasion. Instead of running away like any other cheerleader, she's slices her former classmates with a chainsaw. Get ready to embrace the mindset of Suda 51, who brought us No More Heroes , Killer 7 and most recently Shadows of the Damned. After performing black magic on her boyfriends (Nick) decapitated head, he discovers Juliet's a zombie hunter in this hack and slash adventure.