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Splatterhouse


$59.99 Released October, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Satisfying combat. Great upgrade system that lets you get new skills and abilities on a regular pace. Includes the original Splatterhouse 1, 2 and 3.

The Cons:Repetitive combat. Excruciatingly long loading when you die. Very awkward controls for platforming sections.

A rethinking of a classic franchise that began in 1988, Splatterhouse (2010) has been designed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, focusing on gore-heavy combat applied to the classic action format. The original story boasts the inspiration from renowned comic talent Gordon Rennie of Necronauts and Judge Dredd fame.

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Its extensive soundtrack features some of the larger names in Metal, including Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, and Mastodon, and compliments the pace and manic action in-game. The game also features the bonus unlockable of accessing the first three game in the series, as a throwback and bonus to franchise followers and nostalgic gamers. Overall, Splatterhouse is an offering to loyal followers to bring the gore standard to today's graphical platforms, while giving an easy nod to its history.

Features

  • Extreme gore
  • Physics-driven fluid and decapitation
  • Improvised weapons and environmental attacks
  • Deep move list
  • Challenging epic-scale bosses
  • Combo attack for extreme brutality moves
  • Real-time physical damage and regeneration shows body rebuild itself
  • Re-imagined classic enemies

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Pros
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    satisfying combat

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    great upgrade system that lets you get new skills and abilities on a regular pace

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    includes the original Splatterhouse 1, 2 and 3

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    some genuinely funny lines

Cons
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    repetitive combat

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    excruciatingly long loading when you die

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    very awkward controls for platforming sections

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    insta-kill death pits and traps that are difficult to avoid because of the clunky controls

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    some very poorly set checkpoints can make things really frustrating

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    gore and violence are so ridiculous as to be embarassing

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    enemy designs are a complete mess

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    lack of enemy variety, just the same 5 different monsters over and over again

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    overuse of lame quick time events, particularly in boss battles

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    execution deaths get old very quickly as there is no variety

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