Excerpt: In a nutshell, Shadows of the Damned is a gaming version of Kill Bill, complete with action, blood, comedy and a complete lack of taking itself too seriously. Players assume the role of Garcia Hotspur, a demon hunter who’s only hunting damned souls because their evil leader kidnapped his girlfriend, Paula, and took her to the Underworld.
Excerpt: Talk about a title that brings Harley Davidson, Tommy Lee, the undead, a little Spawn and some Resident Evil type of action to your screen! With Shadows of the Damned, you have a title that brings a unique energy but forgets fill up its tank before a long journey, which is what you get in this recent title from EA and Shinji Mikami. You play the game as Garcia, a Hispanic demon hunter covered in tats. You love hard liquor, your girlfriend and your guns.
Excerpt: Honestly, even if you forget about the demons constantly trying to kill you, hell is a pretty lousy place. Take, for instance, an ordinary act like turning on the lights. While residing on the earthly plane, you just flick a switch and your world is bathed in a fluorescent glow. But if you're stuck in hell, you have to find a goat head (listen for the bleats!) and shoot it with your flaming pistol. You do have a flaming pistol, right?
Pros: Uniformly outstanding sound design, Challenging and terrifying boss fights, Good array of different gameplay activities, all of them fun, Clever use of darkness mechanics, Morphing guns are a pleasure to shoot
Shooter basks in gore, profanity, alcohol use, dirty jokes.
Common Sense Media
6 August 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Shadows of the Damned is a visceral, bloody game filled with sex jokes and intense profanity. The hero, a demon hunter, is on a righteous quest to save an innocent woman from the clutches of Hell, but the nobility of his crusade is at times lost in the game’s excesses. Players eviscerate demons in gory fashion with a variety of guns that fire teeth and bones; and can restore their health by chugging hard liquor.
Summary: " Shadows of the Damned " is an interesting ride through Suda 51’s mind, and unlike his previous games it also has gameplay anyone can appreciate. It comic style and rich fiction (if you are willing to buy in to) proves incredibly entertaining. Unfortunately it is none of the creative talents’ best work.
Excerpt: When two of the industry’s best combine their efforts to create a new IP, like a pack of vultures you’d think a considerable amount of “buzz” would be circling around the ol’ internetz. Yet, Suda 51 and Shinji Makimi’s (of Resident Evil fame) gem of a game, Shadows of the Damned , is a relatively obscure entity to be looked over by the masses.
Excerpt: Horror games are usually dour affairs, though over the last few years we’ve seen the arrival of the Dead Rising series, of which, with its many amusing methods of offing the zombie population, has brought some uncommon brightness to the genre. Shadows of the Damned is a Grasshopper Manufacture game, so it’s hardly a surprise that there’s also an element of humour prevalent throughout.
Conclusion: death at the hands of her demonic possessor, Fleming, she’s doomed to endure. This is the basic storyline of the new third-person action shooter Shadows of the Damned on the Xbox 360 from Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami, the creative minds behind gaming franchises No More Heroes and Resident Evil, respectively.