Do you love zombies, chainsaws and lollipops? Then Lollipop Chainsaw is the game for you!
Lollipop Chainsaw follows zombie hunter Juliet Starling and her boyfriend Nick as they go on an adventure to save their high school.
The question is, does Lollipop Chainsaw deliver the good grades?
If you’re on the fence about giving Lollipop Chainsaw a try, think no longer. After playing through the game, I can tell you that it should not be ignored…by VERY mature audiences, that is.
Written by James Gunn, the storyline is very entertaining BUT if you are easily offended by strong language, this may not be the game for you. Pretty much every other word in the game is foul and strong sexual context (as well as content) is all up in this game.
For example: one of the achievements/trophies has the player looking up Juliet’s skirt. Also, Juliet gets called a B**ch so many times, you will probably lose count.
When you first play the game, you may get the impression that it’s nothing but a button masher but once you start getting upgrades and different abilities like the chainsaw blaster, it all starts being less mashy and more combos. You may end up repeating the same combos once or twice, but that’s because there are 30 zombies surrounding you and you just want to get out of there alive!
If you are a fan of hack and slash games like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, the gameplay for Lollipop Chainsaw is not far from the two.
Like any other hack-and-slash style game, the fear of the game being repetitive is high but Lollipop Chainsaw is really good at switching things up. Yes, the things you do are repetitive but how it is executed makes the game feel like you’re tackling a new problem every level.
There are a few mini games while you are playing through like zombie basketball, baseball and at times you have attach Juliet’s boyfriend’s head to a magic zombie body which give you an opportunity to do a mini QTE (quick time event) game.
One of the downsides to Lollipop Chainsaw is the constant loading screens in between cut scenes and game play. The game has trouble transitioning between the two which when the moment gets really intense, pulls you out and leaves you waiting for a long time.
Another thing is that even though the dialogue is very cute, fun, and entertaining, the repeating of the same line while you are fighting zombies in certain sections does get a little old after a while.
What it all boils down to is that Lollipop Chainsaw is a very SOLID game that should not be overlooked. Should you pay $59.99 for it? Probably not but once it goes down to about $49.99, don’t pass it up!
If there was one thing to change about Lollipop Chainsaw, that would be the length of the game; so much fun to play that you start to wish it was longer.
The good thing is Lollipop Chainsaw has replay value. Once you get the achievement/trophy for “the bad ending”, it can be a total downer. Make sure you save all of your classmates so you can snag that achievement/trophy for “the good ending.”
That right there makes you want to pick that controller back up and play it again but this time, on very hard!
Great graphics and character models.
Can get a tad bit repetitive, but the soundtrack is awesome!
Even though at times it feels button mashy, the combo system is solid.
If you want the challenge of very hard mode and a good ending GO FOR IT!
The verdict? The entertainment of a bubbly zombie hunter, Juliet and decapitated boyfriend Nick make the game totally worth it.
Grasshopper Manufacture, James Gunn, Kadokawa Games, Lollipop Chainsaw, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.