Review: Splatterhouse

Greg Tito

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Review: Splatterhouse

Blood and boobs do not a game make.

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Moriarty70

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No disrespect due to you Mr. Tito, but just for the juxtaposition, I was really hoping (knowing it wasn't going to happen) that this would be a Susan review. Just imagine her voice in your head reviewing this. Yeah, that's why.
 

Midniqht

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I'll probably give it a rent regardless of reviews, because I've been interested in trying it since I first heard about it. Wonder what the achievements are and if boobs & blood are part of them.... NAH, couldn't be
 

timmytom1

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Rented this yesterday all i have to say is awesome soundtrack ,clunky gameplay
 

RoyalWelsh

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Doesn't look that much fun to me. I may give it a rent sometime in the future though.
 

Brian Hendershot

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No amount of nostalgia for the original can stop me from returning this game and performing an exorcism on my Xbox.
 

TitanAtlas

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I personnaly liked it, i think its a good title, the gameplay was a little off but meh, and i wish they used more of the songs from the bands they announced that were going to be a part of the soundtrack....

bottom line i think it was fun enough for me to play it whole, i liked the fact it gives you all the other splatterhouses has unlockables and i loved the arenas.....

so thats my opinion, i dont want to be quoted or be called this or that, just because i really liekd the game.... to yall have a good day .______.
 

Dectilon

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TitanAtlas said:
so thats my opinion, i dont want to be quoted or be called this or that, just because i really liekd the game.... to yall have a good day .______.
Unfortunately that's not up to you!

...bad game-liker. :/
 

Sennz0r

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Wow do I agree with Greg Tito on this being targeted toward pre-pubescents.
It seems like fun for a few hours, but I can't see myself coming back to it once I've played it for that length of time.

Also it seems to me that the story's just an excuse for you to go and eviscerate some monsters. Like Dante's Inferno, only with -I presume- an even lower opinion of itself.
 

Tarkand

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I'm somewhat confused that this got a passing grade (3/5), when the review basically says it's mediocre?
 

Delusibeta

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Nice to know that reviews use BBCode as well. What's the tag to embed Escapist videos?

On topic: Meh, unsurprising. Pass the One Unit Whole Blood, and the Painkiller, please (or even Madworld).
 

Greg Tito

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Eh, does the blood really constantly splash on the "camera" like that? That's gimmicky and really annoying.

Looks like a joke as a horror game. The originals were much better at that.

And I'm fairly bothered by the clip of the hero knocking the spear off a boss, catching it in mid-air and skewering him with it. It's too "God of War" and too elegant in a atmosphere that seems more about direct, simple brutality.

TitanAtlas said:
i wish they used more of the songs from the bands they announced that were going to be a part of the soundtrack....
Don't you know that when they make a big thing out of a band doing the soundtrack its just a gimmick to push sales? Paying for more songs wouldn't help.

so thats my opinion, i dont want to be quoted or be called this or that, just because i really liekd the game.... to yall have a good day
You do not get to decide how others respond when you say something in public. This thread will be an absolute bore if everyone just shuffles in and says whatever they think while making sure to ignore everyone else lest they cause discomfort.
 

Delock

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Was I the only one who felt just looking at the side scrolling section that it was done in the old 90's sort of way (with sprites instead of models)? I don't know why, but those chained spiked balls just seemed off.

Anyways, I've seen more mature games with similar amounts of blood (Prototype, God of War, Dante's Inferno, and of course Gears 2, which had a much more sickening amount), but they didn't seem to obsess over it like this game does. Yeah, they all did play around with it, but they move on to things such as huge amounts of HSQ, brutality, questioning morals/choices, amazing environments, etc. Purely focusing on blood seems a bit old fashioned (unless your character is able to control it as a power rather than it fueling their power. Then I expect something like that).

Looks like at best a rental.
 

-CarcharotH-

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Tarkand said:
I'm somewhat confused that this got a passing grade (3/5), when the review basically says it's mediocre?
I was wondering about that, too, but if you look at what the ratings mean, it makes sense and I pretty much agree, although blood & boobs make at least three quarters of a game for me...which is sad I guess.
 

DaxStrife

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Seems worth a try at least, just for the novelty of Jim Cummings demanding more blood. :p
 

InsaneFool

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I wanna try this game out, mostly because (a) it looks like a nice mindless brawler with tons of gore and (b) a kick-ass soundtrack featuring the likes of Lamb of God and Cavelera Conspiracy which I'm kinda disappointed did receive any mention in the review.