I have been playing video games since before the Atari 2600 and when I first heard about this game, I became very excited. I wasn't expecting much; the game was hard to find, price was ****** and I wasn't very impressed with the studios last game, "Dead Head Fred", but the idea of the video game parodies intrigued me so I made the purchase. I wasn't disappointed. I was more interested in the story than the actual game play, so I played the game on easy and it still proved to be challenging. The movement of Matt Hazard is unrealistic (kinda bounces like Mario), but kinda works for the game. The mechanic is similar to games like "Gears of War" with an over the shoulder view similar to "Resident Evil". Graphics aren’t as good as they could be, but, once again, work for the overall story line. The enemy AI is challenging, until you get to the end of the game and face the "human" controlled game programmers (or, at least their avatars), but once again, kinda works for the game. The best part of the game is the script. The game makes fun of several classic video games. The ones I noticed were Super Mario Bros., Socom, Gears of War, Tomb Raider, Perfect Dark Zero, Red Dead Revolver, Mario Kart, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy VII, Stranglehold and Call of Duty. The script also makes fun of movies like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, Pirates of the Caribbean and Commando. The wit of the lines is sharp and (sometimes) unexpected. I found myself having to pause the games several times because I couldn't stop laughing (which I earned a trophy the first time I did pause the game for taking my first break! Yes, it even makes fun of trophies and achievements). Over all, I think the game is refreshing and fun. It's challenging without being irritating. Some levels breeze by quickly while others throw repeated enemies at you that take different levels of attacking to defeat. They mix the slow moving zombies (head shot), with the tougher to kill "Gears of War" like soldiers (laser gun works best), Call of Duty type soldiers (presented in both 3D and 2D, the latter your not able to melee) and Female robots that can only be destroyed with a melee attack. I recommend this game to anybody in the mood for a great game and a good laugh! No multi player nor online gaming, but I still received a trophy for them!
yes: I recommend this product