Resident Evil 6 has been given a new trailer by Capcom which was shown as part of the publisher’s showing at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring gameplay footage that emphasises the game’s horror elements.
A trailer has been released for the game collaboration between developers Valve and Overkill. Payday: The Heist No Mercy is supposedly set before the events of Left 4 Dead and will help fans of the series understand how the whole zombie outbreak actually started. As you may have guessed from the title it is going to be based around No Mercy Hospital which can been seen in the Left 4 Dead Series. There hasn’t been much information given by either developers but judging by the trailer there is alot to expect.
So what was our favourite thing that we loved about Lollipop Chainsaw ? Well you could ask that a thousand times and none of them would be the gameplay. We would say it has to be the very dark yet amusing sense of humor and even the shocking vulgarity.
There are very few games that will set the tone of a game so early on. Within the first few minutes you are watching a voluptuous blonde welcome you into her bedroom with open arms, who then decides to take a steamy shower and then suddenly taken from this safe environment to being surrounded by zombies where your only goal is to slaughter everything you can get your hands on. If you are offended by the first few minutes then it wont take long until you quit because the obscene insanity erupts like a pubescent volcano.
Lollipop Chainsaw falls into the category of games that are not afraid to make fun of themselves as they know what they are and are not afraid to flaunt it.
Everything is extremely violent. extremely sexual and all thrown together with rainbows, puppies and sparkles. However at some point there will come a time where the whole over the top game play including the skimpy dressed cheer leader just loses its appeal, as hard to believe as that sounds.
For the amount of corpses you will amount, you will hear Juliet being called a Whore, talking about masturbating and ever commenting on her over sized breasts. The main goal for Lollipop Chainsaw is the money shot be it up her skirt or down her shirt. However, as stated before this will all come to the point where all of this violence and sexual innuendos hit a brick wall and leave you asking why?
After a couple of hours into the 6 hour campaign I was sick and tired of hearing anything anyone had to say, imagine watching The Only Way is Essex for more than 5 minutes then you will kind of get what I mean. The only character who actually spoke some sense was Nick, Juliet’s boyfriends who consists of nothing more than a head attached to a piece of string. Nick is a welcomed character who is full of witty jokes and banter which is a complete contrast from Juliet who is simply put an idiotic bimbo and to me is the only character that stands out from the cast and has more purpose than just being a piece of virtual eye candy.
When we tell you the kind of weapons you will get your hands on you will think, “wow that is surely going to provide endless amounts of fun” well you couldn’t be more wrong. Juliet has a choice of pom-poms, a chainsaw and a gigantic over sized gun. The sad truth is that there is no true combat to allow the enjoyment of wielding such j weapons just a few basic moves, which consist of a couple of attacks partnered with a dodge function. If you want any form of combat system you have to work to unlock them and to be fair is just a long process to be able to accomplish which should have been available from the get go as the game in my opinion has very little replay value to justify the taking up the task of unlocking them. If I can complete the game without a vast array of combos why would I need or even want to replay the same campaign to unlock moves which are clearly unessential for progression.
However, one of the greatest problem is that there is no real threat in the game and no particular difficulty as the only difference between enemies is some may have more health or even explode on death. The feeling you get is that they are in fact cannon fodder put in your way to deny you a quick completion and waste time rather than provide a challenge.
Overall Lollipop Chainsaw does offer some amusing moments but these are short lived in a rather forgettable game which is lacking in so many areas that even it’s humour and well endowed protagonist cannot distract you from therefore because of this we are scoring this game a rather average 5 out of 10.
Lollipop Chainsaw sees players tackle a horde of the undead as a cheerleader armed with a chainsaw and a very skimpy outfit .
The hack-and-slash action game is being developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, with Suda 51 acting as creative director on the project.
The studio has worked on previous titles such as No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned.
Lollipop Chainsaw launches today in North America, and June 15 throughout Europe for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
If you like me you have all of the old Resident Evils but to play them it means fishing out old consoles, which lets face it sometimes that’s just not the easiest thing to do. Well it would seem that Capcom has thought of this and is releasing 2 copies of Resident Evil 6 both offerings run $89.99 and contain a physical copy of RE6, but have slightly different digital lineups for the corresponding console. Here’s the rundown:
RESIDENT EVIL 6 ANTHOLOGY (PS3)
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
Resident Evil 4 HD
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil: Director’s Cut
RESIDENT EVIL 6 ARCHIVES (360)
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
Resident Evil 4 HD
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD
Resident Evil Degeneration (DVD film)
Both collections arrive alongside the standard version of the game on October 2, 2012.
Some of us out there will play Black Ops 2 for its brand spanking new remote-controlled Quad-rotor drones, others for the thrill of shaping a Call of Duty campaign for the very first time. Some will come for crazy horseback pursuits under fire, others for the experience of fighting, then wirelessly commandeering a gigantic four-legged tank. But the real fans, the ones who’ve stuck with the COD series since the beginning understood what sets Treyarch apart from Infinity Ward, will come for the zombies. And they won’t leave disappointed.
The new Zombies Mode will run on the multiplayer engine and therefore support twice the zombies, twice the co-op players and larger maps.Treyarch boss Mark Lamia told us the team’s “really blowing it out on that front”, hinting at unrevealed new modes. “If you like zombies, you’re going to be really happy with what we’re doing with Black Ops 2. It’s our biggest, most ambitious zombies effort ever,” he added to Activision community manager Dan Amrich.
According to a CVG source, Lamia has apparently given the Black Ops 2 zombies team “free reign to do pretty much whatever they want with the mode regardless of the direction the campaign is headed in”. You can thank the roaring success of last year’s Black Ops Rezurrection DLC pack as due to the shear popularity thay zombies will be a huge selling point and a major feature rather than a small mini game.