Thursday, February 12, 2009

House of the Dead: Overkill

Overkill is the first mother fuckin' game in the series to be released on a home console rather than an arcade first. It's a mother fuckin' rail shooter and a real mother fuckin' fun little game to play.

If you're offended easily don't get this game. It's really mother fuckin' nasty at times and the mother fuckin' language in it is pretty mother fuckin' intense. Every chance the characters get they mother fuckin' swear like it's mother fuckin' goin out of style. Having said that it fits the story and a crude humour. (One character goes on about having to take a piss for a good few minutes)

The game can easily be beaten in a few hours with a few unlockables and a director's cut mode (probably with more swearing)

The rail gun gameplay is pretty much the same as the other wii house of the dead, using the remotes to aim at the screen and reload by shaking the controller like Micheal J Fox, but the story is different from previous titles. The game has a Grindhouse style to it and makes the game actaully more likeable. They captured the feel and music from these old movies (and planet terror) which adds a forgivness for the language and humour. It works.

This personally is my favorite House of the Dead in the series although at times it does look a bit cheap. (crappy character animations, bad mouth movements and the small glitches here and there) If you're looking for a good wii game I recommend but wait until it hits a lower price.