Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad

Developer: Tamsoft
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Release Date: Feb. 10, 2009
Systems: Xbox 360 (reviewed), Wii
ESRB Rating: M
Official Web site

In a nutshell: Follow the bouncing breasts.

0:00 The bemused coverage this game has received has made me just curious enough to try it out in the Crispy game room while I'm visiting the NYC offices. Hey, it saves me the trouble of renting it, at least.

0:01 The loading screen has some cute little hand-drawn zombies trundling about on the bottom. "Warning: This game contains scenes of extreme violence and intense imagery." Um ... DUH!

0:02 The menu options include Story, Survival, Practice, Quest and Dress Up. OK ... one of those doesn't belong in that list. I just have to see the Dress Up mode before continuing.

0:03 Sure enough, there's a character standing there in an extremely revealing bikini holding three swords, one in each hand and a third on a thigh holster. Apparently I have no outfits or other options (hair color, etc.) unlocked, so she's just going to stand there mostly naked. What a shame. The smooth jazz piano music playing in the background is incongruous, to say the least.

0:04 The options screen includes the ability to choose your own blood color: Red, Pink or White. How thoughtful!

0:05 "Chapter 1: The Third Zombie Incident." What? You mean I missed the first two?

Read the full review at Crispy Gamer

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