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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond is an homage to the greatest side-scrolling action video games of all time. Starring classic action hero Matt Hazard and all his greatest enemies, the game features tons of weapons, nonstop explosions, and gorgeous 3-D environments. Battle everything from evil ninjas to killer penguins. Survive incredible boss battles. And, of course, enjoy side-by-side two-player gameplay. It's non-stop run and gun survival at its finest in an over-the-top modern vision of timeless video game themes. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
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  1. Matt Hazard in Blood Bath & Beyond is a good example of what a side scrolling action shooter should be. Sure it’s got a few rough edges, but overall it’s a fun game.
  2. Matt Hazard’s debut missed the mark with gamers, and though this entry isn’t a bull’s-eye, his aim has gotten a lot better.
  3. As with Eat Lead, Blood, Bath and Beyond isn't without its fair share of problems, this time around though, it's more forgiving as this game speaks to the inner child to those of use in our late 20s to mid 30s with its 8-Bit nod to classic shooters that toss in nostalgic references that speak to our Gen X attitudes.
  4. By now, you know what to expect; it’s just that there are other downloadable games that might be more worth your money.
  5. XBLA and PSN are probably the right place for Matt Hazard to be, but with this entry clocking in at $15, it's hard to recommend it for all of its missed opportunities and ho-hum action. Maybe next time, Matt!
  6. If it wasn’t bad enough that the game pokes fun at its previous release, saying it can be picked at a bargain bin near you and continues the self-deprecating with a quip at the end dealing with the dreadfulness you just played through, one can’t help but agree and have a sort of resentment that the developers knew the game was not up to par with other XBLA - or even Xbox Live Indie games - but still went ahead and released it, which is probably the most humorous thing the game has going for it.

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