25 Sep 2009 25 Sep 2009
It's a good game in short bursts, as it can get boring in long periods of play, but makes up with it in 4 player co-op. The online play could use some work, as there's no join in or join out co-op, nor can you start a match without filling all the slots. (you can change the amount of players slots, but if you start a 3 player match without finding a third person, it won't let you launch.) Another problem is you can't see what the host set his modifiers on before you join, and are actually playing the game, but more on the modifiers later. Over all it works well, but just not as well as it should.
Game play wise, It's a duel stick top down wave shooter. There are varying enemy types but nothing extremely new or different. It can get repetitive, as there are only 7 stages, no real challenge since you can just start off right when you continue (this is the major fault). and you fight the same boss a few times, but there are extras. Such as being able to use the chainsaw anytime to melee, and game modifiers.
There are game modifiers like Chainsaws only or black out. These can make the game more fun or like most of them, you'll try once and never use them again. Although, once you unlock turbo, theirs no going back to default speed. Sadly you can not mix and match the mods. There is an 7 days of hell modifier. Ala a mini 7 day survivor, supposedly its awhile to beat. Although I haven't tried too much of it too be sure.
As for achievements there weirdly paced, I unlocked 3 of them as soon as I joined and the match started, and 2 or 3 soon after. Yet beating the game and 7DH will take a bit to get. Although not too bad. I can see beating the game in a day.
Over all a good buy for 10 bucks. As long as you can take a bit of repetitiveness, that's eased with 3 other friends. Remember, if you can't take mindless waves shooting, don't bother buying it.