Lollipop Chainsaw Review

  • Posted June 19th, 2012 at 11:39 EDT by Adam Dolge

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Lollipop Chainsaw

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Lollipop Chainsaw is too repetitive for its own good. While it's always fun to play a game that doesn't take itself too seriously, Lollipop doesn't offer much else besides silly sexuality and gory combat.

We like

  • Juliet and Nick make a great team
  • Smooth, albeit boring combat
  • Generally funny

We dislike

  • Repetitive action and enemies
  • The overall sexual joke gets old
  • Short and little replay value

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Lollipop Chainsaw tries very hard to grab a quick laugh. The dialogue is definitely the most noticeable attention grabber, but it’s also prevalent throughout the game’s levels and environments. It’s a high school theme setting that throws just about every bit of Americana known to man in your face. Suda has a remarkable affinity for this, and it’s clear Lollipop Chainsaw is just another chance to dig into all things American life, and American families. Oddly enough, families are central to the narrative of Lollipop Chainsaw.

The issue again comes to a few good ideas outshined by repetition, and a joke that gets old early through the six levels. I get it; the game is ultra violent and ultra sexual, and since gamers like those core ideas, we should all like it. Or, the game is just taking a big turd on all the serious gamers and saying, “hey, try and enjoy another game after you play me, bitch.” Well, it works at the beginning, for sure, but the gore is boring, the enemies are pretty much cookie-cutters, the sexuality is kind of painful, and the combat is pretty basic. Your little side activities and “bonus” weapons are fine to offer a change of pace, but it’s not enough to set things straight in the end.

Lollipop Chainsaw has its quirky, funny moments, but it’s ultimately too repetitive and basic for its own good. This is one I know a lot of people were looking forward to, and while I understand some will like the short 5-6 hour campaign, I still can’t help but wish there was a bit more to offer. It’s a highly competitive field of game developers these days, and Grasshopper barely edged ahead of utter mediocrity with Lollipop Chainsaw.

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