PS3 (also on Xbox 360,
call him Deadpool, Deadpool, faster than lightning. Nobody you see
is smarter tha... “Uh, WTF? You’re equating me with a big fucking
fish?! Oh, hang on, ‘smarter’ – hey, I can deal...”
there anywhere that this guy isn’t?! If you’ve not made his
acquaintance, Deadpool’s a part of Marvel’s universe. He’s a
‘mutate’ rather than a mutant, which we’ll leave you to look up as
we haven’t got space to elaborate on every fucking thing that we
type. He’s also a wisecracking smartarse – which, in these
ludicrously OTT PC times, is (mostly) fabulous.
break the fourth wall enough to melt Abed from Community’s
brainbox, he’s rude, crude and doesn’t shut up – ever. He’s also,
often, really bloody funny. Plus, he bitch-slaps Hugh Jackman.
Oh yeah, the game. Right. With guns, blades, assorted flash
bomby things and upgrades aplenty to purchase with points gained
from Deadpoolerrificness, it’s a Kratos/Ryu Hayabusa-styled
third-mutate slash ’em up. But those franchises never featured bouncy
castles. Their loss! While it isn’t shit-hot graphically, and the
camera tends to jump around more than Kris Kross in that
aforementioned bouncy castle, Deadpool (the game) has
something many competitors don’t – personality.
not the type of personality that‘ll appeal to everybody – we reckon
most teenage boys will piss themselves, while their mums will shit
themselves (two bodily functions that feature in-game, if you need
the vibe hammered home). Fans will forgive flaws in favour of
characterisation, while the unacquainted might feel refreshed by
something that isn’t trying to not offend everybody on the
fuck-damned planet. Double negative FTW!
(the game, not the bigmouth) is kinda the gaming equivalent of
Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’. It’s annoying, but kind of lovable at the same
time. Everything (in its right place) can’t always be as
supercilious as fucking Radiohead.