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POSTED 12/12/11


THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD OVERKILL: EXTENDED CUT

SEGA
PS3/Move

Whatever you do, don’t mention the motherfucking ‘z’ word...

Two detectives only a mother could love. They’re bad, they’re mean, they’re powder kegs of fury about to explode into brutal, blazing, bone-crushing, skull-splitting, brain-blasting action!

Getting a blaxploitation vibe? Well you should motherfucker, ’cos that’s what this here thang’s deliverin’. HOTDOEC is what we’d imagine would splooge from Quentin Tarantino’s brain upon jamming a crayon in it.

It’s an on-rails shooter that never abates, with cutscenes that actually warrant viewing, as they’re straight outta that alluded-to QT Grindhouse kinda place – film scratches, audio pops, blatant continuity errors (watch the glasses...) and all. Four characters get you through, those two dicks in Isaac Washington and Agent G (what DOES that seventh letter of the motherfucking alphabet stand for?), plus two chicks in sussed Varla Gunns and bimbosational Candi Stryper.

It first existed on Wii of all places – we’re respectin’ that subversion. As the title suggests, there’s added motherfucking goodness, and also sweet looks with extra resolution to get down in.

There’s some story shit involving ‘Formula X’ or something. All you need know is there’s fuckloads of zom... erm, mutants to obliterate, whilst collecting shit like comics, posters and gold records, plus all-important cashola to purchase higher calibre shooters, or upgrade whatchoove got.

It couldn’t be dafter, OTTer, ridiculouser or mindlesser if you jammed a crayon in your own bonce, but damn it’s motherfucking fun, even if just played through once. Boss battles can annoy, as can cutscene outbreaks mid-carnage, but it’s still one of the best Move-equipped things we’ve encountered (especially with the pistol doobrie). You can DualShock it, but seriously that’s like playing cricket using a motherfucking toothpick for a bat.

Oh yeah, as we’ve alluded to all subconsciously like, the language is rather motherfucking blue. It’s puerile, but it’s intentional. Deal, sucker... Damn right!

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