Zero Punctuation: Lollipop Chainsaw

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Lollipop Chainsaw

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Lollipop Chainsaw.

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It's kind of sad when quirkiness becomes mainstream.

*(hipster glasses)*

So its moderately fun to pass the time with but really just fluff to fill the void while waiting for better games around the corner..

got it.

and what's with all the rape references lately?

I laughed too hard at the 'quiiiiirkyyyyyyy' part.
Good review, though. I was surprised he managed to fill 6 minutes talking about a game this repetitive and empty.

Not liking the look of the game and reviews have helped support my decision not to buy it. That being said, I'm glad a studio is willing to do something a little different. Very funny review though! *unconvincing cough*

Quite looking forward to a review of the new Spiderman game as that has been receiving a fairly warm reception from critics too.

Am I the only one who didn't really have any problems with zombie baseball? Yeah, it was annoying but it didn't take me more then one try.

Also, the Armadillo Spin combo Yahtzee mentioned does tend to break the game a bit.

Overall, I liked the game a lot even if it was kinda shallow. Still, I would like to see Suda make something a bit more complex.

*waves hands*
FAN SERVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!
What's sexier? An airhead, scantly clad cheerleader or a rainbow colored chainsaw?

The one that stops making noise when you put it down.

Word on the street is that Suda51 had very little to do with the production of Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw. Instead he stays at home doing "research."

And the person who was most hands on with Shadows of the Damned was Massimo Guarini not Shinji Mikami who apparently contributed very little.

Is it just me, or did Yahtzee sound a bit slower in his oration than usual, like he has a cold or something? I mention because him taking it slow, even if it's only a bit slower than usual, really does stand out and kind of ruin the whole rapid-fire comedy schtick.

DVS BSTrD:
*waves hands*
FAN SERVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!

Quirkyyyyyyyyyy!

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PureIrony:
Is it just me, or did Yahtzee sound a bit slower in his oration than usual, like he has a cold or something? I mention because him taking it slow, even if it's only a bit slower than usual, really does stand out and kind of ruin the whole rapid-fire comedy schtick.

I noticed the exact same thing, it really threw off the video.

Another thing about the game is, they've turned things a bit on its head by LITERALLY objectifying the "male lead", Nick. Take it for whatever you want, but I think that's kinda clever.

I didn't have much fun with this game. The setting and character never quite engaged, but more than that the combat, which is 90% of the experience, just wasn't that satisfying.

This is still on my "must buy" list. But only when it's cheaper on Amazon. I've been hearing mixed pros and cons about the game and I enjoy playing Suda 51 games (too bad I never played Shadow of the Damned).

PureIrony:
Is it just me, or did Yahtzee sound a bit slower in his oration than usual, like he has a cold or something? I mention because him taking it slow, even if it's only a bit slower than usual, really does stand out and kind of ruin the whole rapid-fire comedy schtick.

He talked about this I think in an Extra Punctuation last year, where he said that he always get a cold around this time in the summer.

Just what kind of world has a family that are zombie hunters by trade? You know, besides one that obviously suffers from zombie attacks A LOT!

It also worries me that the best zombie hunter around in this place is a ditzy blond air-headed high school cheerleader with a chainsaw. BTW, I can't stand the ditzy air-head types, so I definitely will not be playing this game.

Also did anyone else find Yahtzee hard to hear in this video?

I like Suda 51's humor so i defiantly want give this a play either renting it or buying it a year down the line, good review and all that.

DVS BSTrD:
*waves hands*
FAN SERVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!
What's sexier? An airhead, scantly clad cheerleader or a rainbow colored chainsaw?

The one that stops making noise when you put it down.

Well if done right...

both

"Your faithful student,
Yahtzee Croshaw"

Yeah, when I saw trailers for this, I was indifferent. And then I came across a thread where someone was asking if this game was ruining the industry. My response was that games like Lollipop Chainsaw are really just the B-movies and pulp novels of video games. People consume them because they provide simple stimuli without any attempt at pretense. And while I don't consume those things, I have no problem with them existing. If you can make money by making a game that has no purpose other than to pander to the desires of the lowest common denominator and can do so without trying to claim your work is supposed to be a fine example of art, then more power to you.

Captcha is "goody gumdrop." The name of my ridiculous zombie-killing game will now be "Gumdrop Weed-Whacker."

Heh, googling this game doesn't even seem to bring up a wiki entry...sad.

Ok, it does, if you stick wiki in the search terms.

ZP reviewing it came in at number 4.

So, it's a $30 game? got it.

Seems oddly similar to his Ninja Gaiden 3 review. Find a combo that works and then you beat the game since it always works... kinda sad...

I didn't think much of it while playing through the story, but I find it fun replaying the levels and playing it like an arcade game.

I'll concede that the game did have some flaws (a few clunky controls, too short) but I still had fun with it. I'll probably be playing through it again on a higher difficulty in the next few weeks.

Hm, i wasn't entirely sure what to think about this. Nice to see it's a resounding meh

James Gunn directed PG Porn which can be found on youtube and i found it hilarious. :P

"Honey badger attached to a Catherine wheel" T-shirt please.

templar1138a:
Yeah, when I saw trailers for this, I was indifferent. And then I came across a thread where someone was asking if this game was ruining the industry.

I don't understand people who think a single game is capable of ruining the industry. Maybe if it sold Call of Duty numbers and people started copying it, but that obviously isn't going to be the case.
Do they perhaps mean "indicative of existing problems in the industry"?

PureIrony:
Is it just me, or did Yahtzee sound a bit slower in his oration than usual, like he has a cold or something? I mention because him taking it slow, even if it's only a bit slower than usual, really does stand out and kind of ruin the whole rapid-fire comedy schtick.

There were also a few occasions in which I swear he was *this close* to running out of breath. It reminded me of those hospital tests where you have to exhale to your absolute maximum until that sort of dry effect comes on ... It was uncomfortable viewing for me.

... but that said, a good review. May possibly get this game, because I like frivolous zombie slashing -- and Dead Rising can get a bit grim and gory at certain points.

Looks like a weekend rental. Can probably be beat in a day, replayed for another and then sent back.

Yahtzee, really...I am VERY disappointed in you. The Other M characterization dead horse has been stripped of it's skin by now.

In fact, I'm calling a new rule. Anyone who talks about Other M's characterizations in ANY light are now required to watch this video before commenting further.

beetrain:
Do they perhaps mean "indicative of existing problems in the industry"?

Don't know, don't really care. Like Yahtzee said, Juliet is actually pretty progressive and a bit of a satire compared to other female protagonists of her ilk.

I do my part for the cause of feminism by not buying games that involve said protagonists and signing petitions chastising games in development that are a lot worse than the usual.

Also by starting a thread asking people to come up with examples of sexy women in video games who aren't sex objects, wherein I ask people not to argue about the issues that led to me making that thread, but they do anyway, which leads to many, many reports of misogyny and trolling that makes a mod lose patience and close the thread at just over 450 posts.

In Minecraft, there is a reason to "really, really need rotting meat". Rotten flesh and other meats heal pet wolves and make them mate.
Maybe it's the same thing with game developers coming together.

The one thing I wanted to bring up was when Yahtzee said how even though the game was trying to be quirky it was still in some ways relatively samey. I bring this up because I remember saying the exact same thing when the first trailers came out and that the concept of "Blonde cheerleader kills zombies with a pink chainsaw" sounded by all accounts to be to bland. Both a bit happy and sad to find myself correct. Watching videos online and through some reviews, it seems clear that, much like recent Suda 51 games (Shadows especially), that his premises appear to be just a small novelty and otherwise aren't very creative. I'm also not surprised that gameplay wasn't good, because it's never really been one of Suda's strong suits.

And yet another neat game that I will probably never get to play due to developers' PC-phobia. Sigh.

I've seen some gameplay of this game on the youtube channel of my favorite game commentator, and I have to say that I'll take a pass on this one. It might be QUIIIIIRKY, but it's just too repetitive for my taste.

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