Great visuals and addictive gameplay make washing the dishes more fun then ever! **WARNING: Minor spoilers**

User Rating: 9.5 | The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile X360
You would never know from looking at the title, but The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is one of the top arcade games ever released, and there is no reason not to dish out the $10 for it. The game follows the story of either Yuki, an escaped prisoner, or the Dishwasher, her stepbrother. The basic story is that your trying to kill certain people to bring down a corrupt empire, but to be honest, the story is really placed on the back burner. The main focus of the game is to kill people, and the game does a really good job of making that fun.

The game's main strength is its combat. Combos are very easily to pull off, and all of the action is very stylized, so every kill is like a beautiful piece of art. And despite the large amount of enemies that may appear on screen, you never feel like your overwhelmed or that the game is being unfair. Rather, it just provides more incentive to pull of crazy combos. The game also provides several weapons, from your basic sword to your over sized syringe, each of which provide unique moves and weapon combinations. And if you ever feel like taking a break from the blood and mayhem, there are rhythm sections to break up the action.

Another great aspect of the game is the boss fights that appear at the end of each level. Each one provides its own challenge in order to defeat it. One spits skeletons at you. One if a flying mechanized dragon that breathes fire. One changes the dynamic of the battle completely into an 8-bit fight. However, without much of a story, the boss fights don't have much context, which while not that important, is a minor flaw. Also, combat does occasionally get a little repetitive, as enemies eventually stop being different.

But overall, the small negatives aren't enough to take away from the great experience that is The Dishwasher. The great combat with the dark environment is a great reason to buy this game.