THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD OVERKILL: EXTENDED CUT
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
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!