Hey, what’s up guys. Its Scarce here. And today, we have a double upload.
Okay, I’m gonna stop that right now and just talk about the game. So this entry was considered Grasshopper’s most divisive game, well, until a game later in the list shows up, but we’ll get there when we get there. Anyway, this game was divisive because it was considered a game so un-Grasshopper and would be dated with it’s references in a few years. But it’s on this list, so you already know how I feel, so let’s talk about Lollipop Chainsaw.
Lollipop Chainsaw follows Juliet Starling, the busty, attractive, and barely legal captain of the cheerleader team and professional zombie killer who goes in a mission to stop the zombie invasion in her town as she has back and forth banter with the decapitated head of her boyfriend, Nick. And is this game as bad as people let on? Hell no, I think this game is a damn good time. I hear that the game’s combat feels boring compared to No More Heroes. I fucking love No More Heroes, but I won’t go around saying it’s combat was exactly deep or even that good. With Lollipop Chainsaw, it doesn’t start out too steller, but by the end of the tutorial level, after a few upgrades, you start to take out zombies in insane combos and with stylish finishers. You actually start to feel as though you’re playing a character action game, and a damn good one. The zombies do feel like fodder at first, but soon put up a challenge when you get heavier ones mixed with ones that attack from a distance or give stat boosts and all that stuff. Hell, the zombies are entertaining just because of the vial, vulgar garbage that comes out of their mouth. It’s gross and sickening and I love it. The banter from Juliet and Nick is also fun to listen to. Sure, some are funnier than others, but I still love this banter. I mostly blame all this cause in high school, I was into Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. Like, REALLY into Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. Like, buying the merchandise and even buying the DVD box set for it into Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. And that show was just a tad bit more vulgar than this game, but Lollipop Chainsaw can get pretty nasty. And hey, what’s a Grasshopper game without some cool bosses to fight. That’s where this game truly shines. You got Zed, a punk rock zombie that shouts out insults that you can actually take damage from. Vikke, a heavy metal viking with a bear. Mariska, a psychedelic hippie with the trippiest boss fight in the game. Josey, a funky auto-tuned zombie that flies in a UFO. And the best one, Lewis Legend, a classic rock and roll with a machine gun guitar and a motorcycle that turns into a robot elephant. And we don’t talk about the shitty final boss. Forget he exists. All these bosses are a ton of fun to fight and are always the highlight of the game when I play it again, mixed with the sick soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka and Jimmy Urine from Mindless Self Indulgence.
Man, I just really love this game. Like, a ton. I mean, not enough for it to be any higher on the list, clearly, because it does have flaws, like glitches, dated writing, and that final area is a mess. But this games got style, it’s got grace, and lacks that funny face. But seriously, Lollipop Chainsaw is a damn fun time and I wish more people played it. I mean, it’s Grasshopper’s highest selling game ever, so at least there’s that. Warner Bros. games, make a sequel, you cowards!