The launch trailer for Suda 51′s XBLA and PSN title, Black Knight Sword
Fighting with the strength of many men, The Black Knight must battle through a dark and unusual fairy tale world to rid it of an unexpected evil. Developed by the illuminating and creative Grasshopper Manufacture and co-published by D3Publisher and Digital Reality, Black Knight Swordwas created under the direction of famed video game visionary, Suda 51, and is now available for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on PlayStation®Network for $9.99. Continue reading
Lollipop Chainsaw: Over-Stylized Zombie Killing Shenanigans
Having heard so much about the development styling of Grasshopper and Goichi Suda (A.K.A. Suda51), it is strange that I’ve never played their games. Being a fan of over-the-top action, violence and comedy; games such as Shadows of the Damned and No More Heroes should already be part of my collection. Regardless, I am here to talk about my first encounter with Grasshopper Manufacture, Inc., in the form of Lollipop Chainsaw.
Lollipop Chainsaw: Our Hero and Her Trusty Sidekick
Lollipop Chainsaw is an ingeniously stupid game. The dialogue and characters are so stereotypically inaccurate that it takes them so far away from the realm of real life that they are almost unbelievable. The zombie hunting protagonist, Juliet Starling; with her little outfits, comes off as a complete ditz who seemingly has the mental capacity of a child, but the body of a goddess. She is a zombie killing machine, with a love for shopping and her boyfriend Nick. Nick is a lucky guy; he has a beautiful girlfriend whose parents he will soon be meeting, but zombification soon gets in the way. Cue chainsaw rev. He then finds himself physically removed from his zombified corpse, still among the living, but not among the mobile. Nick is now a head, strapped to Juliet’s hip, where he acts as the loudmouth sidekick/attack peripheral to his girlfriend Juliet.