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  • Summary: Whiplash features a shackled animal duo on a mission to escape and sabotage an evil animal product-testing corporation. Providing a groundbreaking approach to the character-based action genre, Whiplash combines a unique "chain" gameplay mechanic with in-depth enemy and environment interaction, rich combat and slapstick humor. The result is an engaging game where player choice triggers an unscripted chain of chaotic, humorous events. [Eidos Interactive] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. 90
    Filled with enough chaos and wicked humor to forgive the slight reliance on platform clichés, Whiplash really is a hell of a game. With a little more polish before release, this game could have been a true masterpiece.
  2. 80
    Its humorous tone and extremely satisfying random destruction really make it worth playing.
  3. It hits the nail on the head in terms of entertainment. It may be very familiar, it may not be the best of its genre, but it is excellent mindless fun.
  4. Lead characters aside, another element that makes Whiplash so amusing is Genron itself. Although animal testing is hardly a subject to be laughed at, the game gets away with making fun of it because it's the humans themselves that are portrayed as being dumb animals.
  5. Unfortunately, humor is the only thing Whiplash seems to really nail, and chuckles alone aren't enough to carry an entire game.
  6. The more you play the more both the gameplay and Redmond’s catchphrases err on the repetitive side.
  7. Eidos has produced a turd of such magnitude that there is no adjective to describe my overwhelming distaste for this game and many of the things it stands for. [Jan 2004, p.134]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. ChaseF.
    Jan 17, 2004
    10
    I love this game, just enugh chalenge to keep you captivated but its not overwelming.
  2. JuanE.
    Nov 17, 2003
    10
    Love it, so incredibly innovative! first game to have great humor in years...
  3. VincentL.
    Nov 28, 2003
    10
    It was so much fun, the humor is what made the game so great, an abslolute game that you have to buy!!!
  4. SuperGamer
    Dec 18, 2003
    9
    This game is downright hilarious, which is something not often said about a video game. If you see the humor in playing the role of a crazed weasel chained to an indestructible bunny then you probably want to check this game out. It's also quite impressive that the jokes are suitable for all ages. The graphics fit the mood and add to the element of comic mischief as the zany weasel and rabbit combo unleash havoc on the evil corporation. The voice actors are amazing making the jokes that much better. So if unrivaled mayhem at the hands of two unique heroes piques your interest this game is probably for you. Expand
  5. JayC.
    Jan 20, 2004
    9
    Simply enjoyable. The rabbit on a chain weapon works surprisingly well! The targeting is very intuitive, and works fluidly. Speaking of fluids, I nearly wet myself at the sight of the rabbit smashing into everything. If I could rename this game I would call it Mayhem. Whiplash doesn't seem as appropriate as it only describes one small aspect of the game. I used to love breaking stuff when I was a kid... This game makes it fun. At first your only weapon is a rabbit on a chain, but very soon, things heat up (pun). My favorite power up of all is the electro-bunny. The rabbit gets all charged up and zaps anything near it, which in turn zaps anything near that, which zaps anything near that! Spanx (the weasel) can literally hit one enemy in a room, and watch the entire room light up as machines, enemies, and robots get electrocuted for the next minute or so- genius. Sound effects sound just like any cartoon on network tele. No complaints there. The graphics are a bit gritty, but it doesn't get in the way. In fact, it enhances the cartoon feel. Smash it up fool! Expand
  6. AaronC.
    Jan 1, 2004
    9
    These guys r such funny idiots.

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