Lollipop Chainsaw (2012)

Video Game   |  Action, Comedy, Horror


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Juliet Starling uncovers the root of a zombie outbreak. She must balance the drama of high school while carrying out her zombie-hunting lineage and chainsaw skills to string together lethal combo moves, taking out scores of the undead.


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Directors:

Tomo Ikeda , Suda 51

Writers:

Masahiro Yuki (scenario), James Gunn

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24 August 2012 | HorribleTimesdotcom
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| Lollipop Chainsaw Review (Horrible-Times.com)
Lollipop Chainsaw Review (Horrible-Times.com)

It's a birthday from hell in Suda 51's newest offering, 'Lollipop Chainsaw.' The game, available for PS3 and Xbox 360, follows scantily-clad high school cheerleader Juliet Starling as she slices and dices her way through the undead on her 18th birthday. The barely legal zombie hunter (voiced by Tara Strong of My Little Pony fame) sports her trusty pink chainsaw, and the decapitated head of her boyfriend Nick (played by Michael Rosenbaum). Together, they have a blast bantering while killing every single last member of their graduating class. 'Lollipop' oozes with Suda 51 awesomeness. Any fan of his work will love this game immediately. The game play and character dynamics are akin to fellow Grasshopper Manufacture titles 'No More Heroes' and 'Shadows of the Damned.' In short: it's fun and it's hilarious. Some may criticize the game play for being too repetitive. I have to disagree. The game is reminiscent of the glory years of the arcades (there's even an arcade inspired level) and has tremendous replay value. It is even more enjoyable during a second play through once you've earned enough 'sparkle hunting' coins to unlock new chainsaw moves and combos, complete with blood, guts, and sparkles. Accompanying the bubblegum personality of Juliet is a really kick ass soundtrack. Joan Jett, Dead or Alive, Toni Basil (that Mickey song), and Dragonforce are just some of the artists you will be exposed to throughout the game. The music really fits the game nicely and adds a very Tarantino feel. In typical sexualized Japanese fashion, the game offers a slew of outfits (some more revealing than others) to dress Juliet in. Notable outfits offered are Ash from the Evil Dead series, Katy Perry (or Betty Page, depending on your generation), and the cast of Highschool of the Dead, if that's your thing. 'Lollipop' is designed to inspire multiple play throughs and it definitely succeeds- I've beaten it about twenty times now and I'm still not sick of it. Like other Grasshopper games, the graphics can't even marginally contend with the best the consoles have to offer but that's not the point; maybe people are losing sight of what the point is- games are fun, and graphics should never come first (I'm talking to you, 'Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2'). So horror enthusiasts, horny teenagers, or just perverted people in general, go out and get this game. It's awesome and it's worth it to take a trip down the halls of San Romero High. If you got that reference just now, then this game is totally for you. Oh, and also it is written by James Gunn Horror hero writer of Dawn of the Dead 2004 fame and Slither. Reviewed by Chris Crowe (Horrible-Times.com)

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Release Date:

12 June 2012

Language

Japanese, English


Country of Origin

Japan

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