Madworld: Ultra-violence IS an Art.

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So I popped  in Madworld for the Wii yesterday and MY HEAD EXPLODED.

Instantly I was thrown into a world with no rules and LOTS of blood. PARKING lots. The game is done in the guise of a graphic novel. Everything is in black and white save blood, onomatopoeia’s, and yellow challenge gongs. It’s like Sin City on crack Crack City. But really though the styles are very similar. Regardless of the unabashed homage it is a very enjoyable and very satisfying game.

The entire gimmick of the game is to kill people in the most outlandish ways possible. In fact you get points for it. Once you wrack up a certain amount of points extra things unlock in the level from extra weapons to the Bloodbath Challenge(unique to each level) eventually leading up to the boss fight.

Outlandish? Yes! I took a sign post and pushed it through somebodies neck, grabbed a barrel and stuffed them in it, picked him up and headbutted him a couple of times, then I slammed his nearly dead mass onto a meat hook… several times. His friends? Well they were lucky and I just chainsawed them in half with the handy dandy chainsaw that pops out of my robotic fist.

Very novel though. I can see how it would not appeal to some people. But it’s definitely not a game that takes itself seriously. It makes fantastic use of the Wii controller set with motion commands and everything. It’s very reminiscent of No More Heroes in that sense(which I also loved). And just like No More Heroes the bosses have very odd designs and the fights are extremely brutal.

The sound tracks are decent and fit the mood(the mood being kill everything) very well. It doesn’t get redundant or annoying. The voice acting is decent.

The story and premise is also fairly interesting though obviously not the focus of the game.

Surprisingly the replay value is through the roof. It will take me a long while to get tired of the game.

This is an all around very enjoyable game. Just be careful of head explosions

Definitley M for Mature.

Definitley M for Mature.

~Josh the Awesome!

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