Shadows of the Damned
This game is Awesome!
This game was great. It's a very straight forward game, besides collecting a few gems and a finding health there is not much searching for items, which I love, I hate wasting my time wondering around looking for items. I am casual gamer and by most accounts stink at video games, I didn't have too much trouble getting through this game, there were some hard Boss battles that I had to do over and over, but it never got to the point that I threw my hands up and gave up. I had alot of fun with this game, and am curretly on my 3rd play through. Because of my limited time to play games I hardly ever play through a game twice so for me the replay vaule was high. The music, sound, and voice acting was really good and did not clash or take away any from the game. I found the banter between Garcia (the hero) and Johnson ( the side kick) to be pretty funny and entertaining. I'm not one to really care about graphics, so can't really comment on that. I loved this game, and think everyone should play it!
You Have TO GET THIS GAME!
So let me tell you about the producers of this game. One man's name is Shinji Mikami and he created a little series called Resident Evil. He was the biggest man behind Resident Evil 4 (One of the best Resident Evil games) and developed the over the shoulder peripheral for Resident Evil. The other man's name is Suda51 and he is one of the best creators of horror games, sure he created No More Heroes (which isnt horror but is pretty fun), but come back after you see Killer 7, you will literally go crazy playing that game. And if this was not enough, the soundtrack master behind this game is the soundtrack master for the Silent Hill series, its a little horror game franchise if you lived under a rock up until now. So there is absolutely NO EXCUSE IF YOU ARE A FAN OF HORROR GAMES, better yet, THERE IS NO EXCUSE IF YOU ARE A FAN OF GAMES IN GENERAL. GET IT, i wont be regretting it and so wont you!
Damned this Game is Good
I will be honest i was extremely skeptical about this game i was not sure if it would have that 60 dollar feel to it but i have to admit i was extremely wrong. This game feels like a breath of fresh while still feeling like the games most people have played. the game play feels extremely similar to games like resident evil or dead space but the atmosphere of the game is extremely different. the graphics and art design are extremely well done, really bringing to life Suda 51's version of the underworld. the only real complaint i have is the lack of a new game + option however this is not a huge issue as there is always achievement hunting as well as a harder difficulty setting. overall i would recommend this game to any gamer who is looking for a game that is fresh and new as well as an experience or "Road Trip" that you will not soon forget
Everything I want in a game.
Suda51 and Shinji Mikami are two of my favorite game creators in the world, and I can see their touches throughout the trailers. Suda's Tarantino-esque violence and over-the-top everything combined with Mikami's raw inventiveness and horror mastery make this one of my most anticipated games. It's like No More Heroes meets Resident Evil 4, which is a very good thing.
Playing an amazing movie
This is an amazing game. It has one of the best stories I've seen in a video game, ever. The script for the game could easily be a grindhouse movie, but instead of a movie it's you playing the main character through his journey into [the underworld] to save his girlfriend.(This game is a redemption for [bad] Dante's Inferno) The game play isn't revolutionary in any aspects, puzzles combat, etc. but the way they present it is absolutely amazing. Like a 10 hour movie though it doesn't have much replay value. It's more of a one and done deal, but your time with the game will not disappoint in the least. This game is definitely worth playing, but on terms of buying I don't see any need for owning this game. A rent is probably your best bet since the game is probably only taking you 10-12 hours to complete. Overall and absolutely amazing game that I would love to see more of in the future of games.
A good example of what video games should be
This game is simply amazing in just about every way imaginable. I hate how just about every game made these days are overused ideas that continue to ruin the video game industry, game by game. But this game, it breaks away from the age of overused, boring video games. This game has an amazing storyline that grasped me like a hook. I couldn't put that controller down until I reached that sweet credit screen. You also had to love how they somehow mixed a survival horror with bits of sick, edgy comedy that kept you rolling on the floor with laughter. I always chuckle a bit when Garcia yells "Taste my big b0ner!". I also couldn't help but to recognize the unique weapon selection that's available to you throughout the game. Those creepy bosses will also keep you white knuckled. Overall, 10/10.
Instant Cult Classic
Solid 8+game. This one is a unique journey through a hellish landscape littered with adult humor(often so much so it seems childish) intense action and a great atmosphere.
Its not particularly long, and replay is limited to doing different difficulties(no stacking completion achievements) but when you do play especially for that first time you will not forget your experience. Don't let the few hiccups get in the way of this extremely fun and satisfying game. This game is mash up of all the great games it's creators have made and one thing in particular stands out, Akira Yamaoka's sound. Music and sound is great, and while the voice work is great(don't try to read their lips directly) each character get their individuality for sure.
This is one shadow you won't run away from
Shadows of the Damned is the latest title from the gaming gods at Grasshopper Manufacture; known for their creative work on the No More Heroes franchise, the crew is back to deliver an even more absurd, more compelling, and more technically competent, crazy game. If you're a fan of Quentin Tarantino and/or Robert Rodriguez, you own it to yourself to buy and play this game immediately. Shadows of the Damned is so absurd, over-the-top, and absolutely creative, that you can't help but fall in love with this gem.
- All-Star Development Cast - Shadows of the Damned is the work of Suda 51 (Killer 7, No More Heroes, etc.) and the rest of Grasshopper Manufacture, Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil 4, Vanquish, etc.), and the music is composed by none other than Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill composer). With all of this talent on board, it's no surprise that Suda's crazy artistic style and humor is present, Mikami's solid gameplay mechanics are present, and Yamaoka's superb music is present. This game is a pleasure on the eyes, ears, and even in terms of satisfying gameplay.
- A Hilarious Ride - Shadows of the Damned is full of cheese. While it may seem slightly scary, it's very much a b-movie style of game. This is a game absolutely packed with explicit innuendos. The banter between the lead character, Garcia Hotspur, and his skeleton head on a stick sidekick, Johnson, is well worth the price of admission alone.
- Crazy Boss Battles - This game offers super satisfying, set piece moment boss battles that are both well thought out and fun to play.
- Solid Gameplay - At its heart, the aiming and such feels very similar to that of Resident Evil 4 or 5, but unlike those two games, you can move and shoot at the same time in Shadows of the Damned. It works well and it's completely competent.
- Magnificent Soundtrack - I can't praise the soundtrack enough; Akira Yamaoka has taken his musical background and really attached a stellar soundtrack to Shadows of the Damned. It immerses you in the experience like no other soundtrack could.
- A Few Issues Here & There - It's not a super long game, clocking in at around 8 hours. There is also some texture pop-in and screen tear at times.
Shadows of the Damned is an entirely fresh and original game that was desperately needed. We get too many games that are so similar these days, but Shadows of the Damned is a satisfying and creative walk on the wild side. If you're willing to try something bizarre, fun, and odd, you have nothing to lose with Shadows of the Damned.
Shadows Of The Damned
I must say shadows of the damned is one of the best looking games i have ever seen on a game. the gameplay is fantastic, it is like real life! it will really get your blood pumping and keep you on the edge of your chair for hours on end! the sound is amazing, every gun shot noise is totally different, and akira yamaoka was amazing, he really put some great songs in it! and the graphics are a total masterpiece! you can see every little detail in every part in the game like his jacket for instence, it is full of detail and when you get a head shot on a demond it shows every thing in slow motion and shows wat the insid of a demond head really looks like and may i say its really gory! and you will nevver want to put the controller down! MUST BUY!
Great game/ Devil may cry/ resident evil mix.
Funny yet hardcore game good for the thrill going to great lengths to save your girlfriend led's to an enticing story line great bosses and fantastic graphic design. this game is a relief form the regular shooter blending booth scary and serious gameplay .