One of the most fun games I've ever played. It has its flaws, I'll get to that, but it has so many killer merits that it is just a pure pleasure to look at and especially to play. How a great game like this gets a 64 metacritic rating displayed and a truly awful game like house of dead ice skating ninjas gets a 79 displayed is beyond stupid. Metacritic and the dimwit reviewers they combine are all ran by blindfolded monkeys banging on keyboards. This game is easily a 75 or higher. It can get absolutely frustrating at times but with a little effort you will get by. Seems like that's a trend now: try finding a game made in the last 6 years that does not have at least one part that is astronomically frustrating. The game has somewhat loose controls meaning that you will careen into things, fall off a platform when you don't want to, and other minor control issues, but amazingly it isn't that big a deal. Like I said, with practice, every ♥♥♥ is totally kick-able.
One of the most wildly creative games I have ever seen. It has great graphics with everything within a level pleasing to look at. The art direction is some of the best and most creative I've ever seen in a game. I could not ever tire of looking at this game. The real gem of this game is how you kill the main enemies. You go through the game and your goal is to eventually find and kill all 100 special monsters. Once you whittle its life bar down, it shows a screen where you do a brief mini-game to finish him off, ranging from tapping the A button (I'm using a wired xbox 360 controller, a controller is highly advised) to matching up a symbol or answering a question. After that, it shows a really hilarious kill animation. One had me do a little driving mini game where I avoiding things on the road for a little bit with a semi, then the kill on the special monster was a giant semi smashing into it then backing over it about 20 times. Another had a satellite shoot down a kill beam and a NASA control voice counted down from 5 and it destroyed the monster. There are a bunch of different ways and they are all cool to see. But of course there aren't 100 fatalities, one for each boss. No there are much less than that so you will be seeing repeats of fatalities but, for me anyway, they mostly never get old.
House of Dead Ice Skater Ninjas (see my review of that here http://steamcommunity.com/id/excruciate/recommended/224820)
is a pass. Pass it and play this. I am mentioning that game because at the time I had just beat that game right before I started playing this one. This game is a lot of crazy fun so you can forget garbage indie games like that. Loving every minute of this game. I rarely give a game my holy grail of gaming, a 9/10, because no game is now or ever will be totally perfect so a 9 is actually the highest I give except on super rare occasions. Besides this games (minor) flaws, I can overlook them because of how wildly fun it is and how intelligently creative the whole thing is.
Such good work done here, 9/10
PS – TAYLOR SWIFT IS SO ♥♥♥♥♥ HOT!!! she wont return my calls =(