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When Suda 51 and Warner Bros. Interactive announced LOLLIPOP
CHAINSAW last year, heads were turned, people were offended, but most
importantly, gamers were given a glimpse at an interesting new take on what both
zombie and action titles could encompass. LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW looked promising,
and a game this unique obviously has unlimited potential. Luckily, LOLLIPOP
CHAINSAW more than lives up all of the pre-launch hype, and will give players one hell of a wild ride.
The star of LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW is 18 year-old high school
cheerleader Juliet Starling. After her recent birthday celebration, this sexy,
and barely legal, teenage girl learns that San Romero High School and the rest
of her town is quickly becoming overrun by a zombie outbreak. The cause of the
outbreak stems from none other than Juliet's former classmates-turned-zombie
Rock Lords who are headed by the maniacal Swan. Fortunately, Juliet comes from
a family of supernatural hunters, so she sets off to save the world in her tiny
cheerleading outfit, armed with her trusty chainsaw, awesome moves and plenty
of lollipops on hand. LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW is an insanely deviant tale that
utilizes a male fantasy stereotype as the forefront for a crazy, but extremely
satisfying, narrative that begins just like any good love story: with the
female protagonist's boyfriend becoming a fully functional, decapitated charm
to carry on her waist.
Although it features an insane storyline, LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW
is far from a one gimmick game. The combat here relies on a mixture of light
and heavy attacks that take advantage of Juliet's chainsaw and athletic ability
to create combos that easily dispose of enemies. Killing the undead in style
nets you medals which can then be spent to unlock more powerful combination
attacks, permanent statistical boosts for Juliet, bonus items, new background
music tracks, alternate costumes and plenty of other goodies. The inventive
combat system goes a long way in creating a fully immersive experience, and the
nearly endless amount of unlockable items, combined with the interactive and
destructible environments, keep LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW from ever becoming too repetitious.
Although the main campaign is relatively short, you'll keep coming back for the
numerous unlockables and fun mini-games.
And LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW still has more to offer. Simple
character interactions become insanely twisted and humorous thanks to the dialogue
inspired by movie director James Gunn. Juliet is fondly reminiscent of a more
whimsical version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, while her boyfriend Nick helps
create some of the most memorable scenes within. Then, there are the
foul-mouthed bosses, such as the first Zombie Rock Lord Zed (voiced by Mindless
Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine) that encourage you to deliver a proper ass
whippin' to shut their mouths. Even your common encounters with foes are made
more noteworthy thanks to the dazzling display of rainbows, hearts, confetti
and other ridiculous shapes that often spew from fallen zombies.
LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW’S unique style somersaults its way into
the game's HUD and in-game menus as well. The useful and colorful text and
icons ensure you stay immersed in the experience. Of course, you can't have a
game starring a sexy cheerleader unless she does indeed tempt the eyes, but
luckily, LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW is an overall amazing visual experience, from the
fantastic character models and realistic animations, to the superbly crafted
environments and gruesome gore. Jimmy
Urine makes his return in the game's soundtrack as the composer for the boss
tracks, so you know the game features a rocking selection as you mow down the
LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW is absurd, offensive, grotesque and
vulgar, but I loved every minute of it! The game presents you with a wonderful
storyline and a unique twist on a class of game that’s grown relatively stale
over the past couple of years. LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW combines intricate gameplay
with a level of humor and distinguishing charm that few games have been able to
accomplish. There's really nothing to dislike about the game and plenty of
reasons to love it.
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