This game is better than they make out, and is actually a lot of fun if you don't go into it expecting the new Fallout 3
The graphics, while using the unreal engine aren't too bad. Cartoony and colourful, they suit the subject matter perfectly. The sounds effects could be better and do seem generic to some degree, but they fit the purpose. You know when you've hit someone with a blade or a blunt weapon.
The controls are a bit different, using a method I have last seen in Grabbed by the Ghoulies. Walking around and jumping is the normal affair of left stick and A button, but some platforming sections do seem a bit overly complicated, like when i skated in some blood, fell off a ledge and couldn't jump back up because the game had moved the camera over and wouldn't allow backtracking, causing me to have to restart the level. Combat is easy and fun. Move the right stick in any direction and you perfrom different attacks in the direction you're facing, allowing you to chain up combos easily. Charging attacks is as easy as holding the right stick until your weapons glows then attacking again as normal.
Your enemies are well designed and the sight of them being cut to pieces by the likes of Little Red Riding Hood is a good one. There is some nice variety to enemy types as well as a number of different types of each, e.g. Lumberbob and Lumberben, each with different weapons, clothing and faces.
Some of the puzzle sections can be tricky to start with and you might find yourself having to keep retrying them in places, but they add a little bit of variety to the hack and slash gameplay.
Overall, I really like this game. Don't get me wrong, it'll never win any awards or get critical acclaim such as Fallout 3, but if you're looking for a game with loose morals, and an in your face over-the-top fun gameplay style, then this could be the game for you.