Hello all - it's been a while.
As my title implies, this blog is a passionate plea to the audience of 3 or so GameSpotters who read this to play House of the Dead Overkill. In the flood of recent high profile releases like Street Fighter IV and Killzone 2 (and Resident Evil coming soon), this game has definitely flown under the radar. Like many hardcore Wii fans, I had been dissapointed that there had been no good "core" games in a while for the system. However, this one definitely fits the bill of a hardcore game. While HotD:OK isn't for everybody, with its over the top violence and language, its grindhouse aesthetic certainly has an undeniable charm. It's as good as a light gun shooter gets in the gameplay department too, with plenty of zombies to shoot and guns to use. One thing that keeps the gameplay interesting is its combo system, which encourages you to chain together a lot of kills. You earn more points this way and it in turn helps you to earn more money to buy more guns and also unlock content in the game. To any hardcore gamer who reads this: buy this game and support the good hardcore stuff that is out there. We are also getting Mad World soon this month, which will be another one to look forward to.
Peace out, folks.