I admit that I have the characteristics of an “otaku”- I like watching zombie movies, love following zombie stories and am crazy about playing zombie games! That’s why when “Lollipop Chainsaw” was first announced, I found it…outrageous! How can a sexy cheerleader be the heroine? Then when I saw that Jessica Nigri from US, Mayu Kawamoto from Japan and Jessica C. from Hong Kong have cosplayed as Juliet, I could hold no longer…I dashed out of home and ordered it!
Deluxe Content with Voice Actresses Duet
Don’t get me wrong- I am not a shallow guy who is simply attracted to a heroine in a mini-skirt. In fact this title is star-studded –it sees the unprecedented co-starring of voice actresses Yoko Hikasa and Eri Kitamura. The heroine, Juliet also has costumes based on various mangas and animation, including Haruna from Is this a Zombie?, Rei Miyamoto and Saeko Busujima from Highschool of the Dead, Shiro from Deadman Wonderland and Manyu Chifusa from Manyu Hiken-cho. Is there a reason not to buy such a title of grand volume?
American Comic Style and Delightful Pleasure
But after all, the point of playing action titles is getting that exhilarating kill-and-slash feeling when you pick up your controller! Right, I was tempted by beauty and overlooked the gameplay when I ordered this title. But luckily it wasn’t a trap. When I first played the title, I found that the American comic style and hunting storyline have really taken on the style of “No More Heros”, the previous title by the same developer. This zombie game co-developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa GAMES is even more bloody and stimulating to your senses. No worries for faint-hearted female gamers and innocent children, there is a KIRAKIRA Mode which transforms bloody scenes into rainbow and sparkling stars, a cute style that is unprecedented in zombie games!
In terms of addictive gameplay elements, the signature chainsaw can be modified into powerful weapons such as blaster. Bosses of each level have their own rock n’ roll “never die” style, and you will need different statics to slash your way through to the next level. And there is one level in which you can drive a combine to knock down hordes of zombies! Once you start the game, you will find yourself grinding your teeth with excitement in one moment and bursting into laughter in another.