Saturday, January 15, 2011

How about a video game review?

Here we go! HtF's first video game review.

I just beat this game with my brother.  It's a very simple game, that gives fond memories of going to the arcade with a friend and teaming up, shooting things on a screen with fake guns.  I highly suggest investing in those silly gun accessories.  It's not necessary, nor does it make anything easier, but the experience just feels so much better holding a gun.

It doesn't get much simpler.  You shoot the zombies.  The game is easy, and it's short.  You will die a couple times, but it's an arcade game with unlimited quarters.  You need to play this game with a friend.  There is no reward for beating things really, except seeing the ridiculous story.  The real fun comes from competing with a friend to get a higher score.  And it's fun.

About the story... know this beforehand.  It's made really really bad on purpose.  It's a joke.  It's supposed to be like an old, low budget B-movie, on crack.  I had a friend watch, and he didn't get it.  He's like... "who the hell made this game? It's so badly made, this is awful."  It's made by Sega, so you know it's not some no-name.  But me and my brother were laughing the whole time through the story.  I thought it was hilarious.  The characters all have extreme personalities, there's no explanations for any single thing that happens in the game, there's all sorts of random explosions, and nothing makes sense.  Gotta love it.

Too bad the game is so short.  It was over way too soon.  I feel like they should have multiple story lines.  Since it's kind of like a B-movie, they should have gone with the Grindhouse approach and made a double-feature.  After you beat it, you can beat it over again with a longer shooting sequence.  No thanks.  The mini-games are pretty lame too.  So, total entertainment from this game: 2-3 hours.  That's it.  At least it's an enjoyable 2-3 hours.

Get the game if you can get it for about $10, maybe $15.  No more than that.  Final verdict: NOT QUITE A FAIL!

9 comments:

  1. Good review, now if i only had a wii lol

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  2. Agreed about the length of game play. It leaves much to be desired, but for those 2 hours or so, its great. Nice review!

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  3. I would check it out if I had a Wii, damn.

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  4. This sounds like a videogame version of 'The Room'.
    I recommend you review that movie next, haha.


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  5. Great game and nice review.Keep it up!

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  6. shoooot em up, ask questions later.

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