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This review is from: Lollipop Chainsaw (Xbox 360) (Video Game)I see a lot of reviews, amateur and professional, that are very sniffy about Lollipop Chainsaw (not on Amazon though - a discerning bunch of gamers!). No, it's not Ico and neither is it a feminist treatise, but you must have known that coming in: I mean, just look at the cover! However, don't be fooled; the script and design of the game is excellent.
** NOTE THE 18 RATING **.
This is not a game for minors - the gore is cartoonish and the dark elements are caricatures, but the language is Grade A ripe. If you are mature/old enough to not be offended by naughty words, you will find the dialogue knowing and genuinely funny. As a parent, you probably shouldn't be buying this for under-age kids.
Lollipop Chainsaw is basically a hack 'n' slash rom-zom-com. There are some rhythm and platformer minigames within as well. If you want to collect all the extras like special moves, power-ups, concept art, music and er... costumes... then you can keep coming back for more, although the appeal is somewhat limited.
Personally, I quite like linear games; I don't spend a lot of time gaming, so like to know I'm progressing rather than wandering aimlessly in a sandbox. Lollipop Chainsaw is fairly short and relatively simple, the character design and music are very good and overall, I kept playing "just one more try" way past my bedtime. I haven't done that in a long time.
Like the best grindhouse & exploitation movies, it may seem fluffy and inconsequential at first blush, but a lot of work and love has gone into this game and the cut scenes and dialogue are particularly excellent. Give the game a chance and it will charm you. In truth, there's not a lot of repeat play in the game, which is what loses it one star. My advice is, if you're interested in the game, buy a disc, play it and then trade it in/sell it on instead of getting a download version.