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  • Summary: Killer Is Dead is the latest title from the demented mind of celebrated game creator, SUDA51, serving as a spiritual successor to his previous cult favorites, No More Heroes and Killer 7. Stylish cel-shaded visuals set the mood in this gritty, bloody, ultra-violent world where biomechanicalKiller Is Dead is the latest title from the demented mind of celebrated game creator, SUDA51, serving as a spiritual successor to his previous cult favorites, No More Heroes and Killer 7. Stylish cel-shaded visuals set the mood in this gritty, bloody, ultra-violent world where biomechanical augmentations increase the power of criminals and "executioners" alike. Mondo Zappa, a newly recruited executioner, hunts criminals wielding a Japanese sword in his right hand, and the crushing power of biomechanical engineering in his left. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. May 26, 2014
    80
    It may be confusing and an outright crazy adventure, but it’s one that will have gamers readily engaged.
  2. Jun 2, 2014
    80
    The multifaceted creativity of Suda51 arrives to pc. A must-play action oriented game for veteran/experienced players.
  3. Jun 6, 2014
    80
    On PC Killer is Dead reaches its best. It's a funny game with a good combat system and an original artistic aspect.
  4. Aug 11, 2014
    76
    Killer is Dead Nightmare Edition is definitely up there with one of the weirdest but fun games that I have played on the PC.
  5. GameStar
    Jun 9, 2014
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. May 26, 2014
    70
    If you haven't played it yet, having it on PC is a good chance to do so, since it's a unique experience with Suda51's "seal of weirdness". The adaptation from console to PC isn't as good as you might expect, though.
  7. May 29, 2014
    45
    The very definition of style over substance. Great art, but boring levels, lightweight combat, and dubious minigames sour the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Jul 10, 2014
    10
    I don't get why are you complaining about, the port is good, it has a good Mouse and Keyboard controls unlike the other Japanese hack andI don't get why are you complaining about, the port is good, it has a good Mouse and Keyboard controls unlike the other Japanese hack and slash games.
    And stop lying, this game has no glitch.
    All this negative user scores are made by a butthurt console gamers, the question is, why? Are you butthurt because this game was released on PC?
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  2. Nov 1, 2015
    9
    Okay. Just to make this point readily apparent. This is a character action games. Character action games don't play well with keyboard andOkay. Just to make this point readily apparent. This is a character action games. Character action games don't play well with keyboard and mouse, just because of how they work. I do not, in any situation, recommend you playing this with keyboard and mouse. Controller is pretty much necessary. That said, the game is fantastic. It controls well, and the story is off the walls crazy, to be expected out of Suda 51. The performance is pretty poor, so some people with lower end pcs will have issues running it, but if you can run it, it is well worth it. Expand
  3. Oct 17, 2015
    8
    目前好像只通关了大约1/3不到,普通难度,算是对游戏整体有了基本的认识。
    画面:
    目前好像只通关了大约1/3不到,普通难度,算是对游戏整体有了基本的认识。
    画面:
    实机画面并不像宣传视频中那般光怪陆离,整体上还是比较清晰易懂和易于接受的,这样的画面风格倒是比较讨巧的避开了高难度的真实化的贴图渲染和光照模拟,当然,这样的风格是和游戏剧情和游戏性部分相辅相成的:大胆粗犷的剧情和理想化,脸谱化的人设是这个游戏的核心设计,画面只是表象。
    剧情:
    主角是个雇(软)佣(饭)杀(王)手,剧情没有铺垫,也不需要铺垫(写到这里我特意百毒了一下主创须田刚一,发现有另一个作品《杀手7》,画面风格类似,这也许就是前传或铺垫吧。),就像那诡异的画面风格一般,仿佛重复着主创须田刚一的话:“这就是我的风格,你没得选择。”蒙多·扎帕(Mondo Zappa)这个名字有点意大利风味,却又很适合日本人念出。目前我遇到的主要的瑕疵之一就是游戏角色说话时的口型是英语的(英语配音也不错),可我为了一个置鲇龙太郎的名号就选择了日语语音,毕竟整体游戏剧情和对话的风格也是日式的,“且库妹托”,“keela yis deddo”这样的和风英语也不突兀,配音很专业,但是口型却没变,语音和口型的持续时间不统一的情况很常见。
    人设:
    主角,美国人蒙多的巴掌脸上有着一副典型的“霸道总裁”式的,东方化的五官,配上长方形的斯文眼镜,他和周渝民相比谁的颜值更高(更有gigolo范)是个不错的话题。值得夸奖的是一众女配角的外形设计,脸形有女神化的中长脸也有日式的小圆脸,但是其中全无某F爷的横向长颧骨带来的伪蛇精脸,也没有某日本卖肉游戏DOA里的婴儿肥塑料脸,更不用担心这个游戏里会出现某YM那样的粗壮下颌,而且难能可贵的是其中没有最终幻想中绿茶女表既视感十足的做戏痕迹。可以说在众多偏写实的画面风格中,杀手已死的人设不一定是最好,但可以说是最漂亮的,至少我没想起更美形的例子。
    操作:
    中规中矩,之前我曾经吐槽过日本人做的游戏或日本人做东家发行的游戏作品的视角和键鼠操作往往有问题,而这次虽说日本人是主创,但欧洲人是东家,或许日本人也就不太敢有意做坏PC版的操作了。不能随意跳其实是个优点,乱蹦乱跳的反而有损“霸道总裁”的稳重形象(只是有时从平地上台阶的时候略有不便),视野还算开阔,而且没有MGRR里那样恶心的镜头自动贴地和不合时宜的过肩视角,操作延迟不高,可以让玩家畅快自如的进行观察。
    界面:
    华而不实,杂乱难懂,按键不合理。
    由于PC版本出的晚抑或是设计者有意为之,操作界面中有时会有“选项卡”样式的UI,好像字母R是选择右边的选项卡,再选回左边的却要按Shift!后退回上一层界面是空格,略过过场画面是ESC,有时候需要用鼠标滑轮选择选项,有时候却又要用到键盘的方向键,确认键是鼠标左键,而在开场动画却还要用到回车键!好在游戏内的战斗按键方面,我还没遇到什么让人恼的设置。
    界面的美术设计也是基于游戏整体基调和画面风格存在的,文字的背景很杂乱,而最让人气到想笑的界面中的美化元素,有点像蕾丝,单看这种设计,明显是女性化的,但是结合粗犷的配色和渲染风格,倒也算是不错的中和,美术上不算累赘,但是从实用性上仍显多余。
    bug:
    有些场景中部分音频失效,好像重启游戏可以解决问题。
    人设优秀,风格独特而无噱头感,优点大于缺点,值得尝试。
    Cyborg Gigolo Simulator
    Graphics:8.5
    Control:8
    Characters:9
    Difficulty:7
    Story:6
    Optimization:8
    Total:7.5/10
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  4. May 25, 2014
    7
    I'm pretty glad this isn't a DMC clone. Even though the story doesn't make any sense, playing the game is really enjoyable

    What may call
    I'm pretty glad this isn't a DMC clone. Even though the story doesn't make any sense, playing the game is really enjoyable

    What may call your attention is that you don't have hundreds of attack combinations, you just mash the only attack button. There's a guard break button if you need it too

    It's pretty fast-paced, some enemies don't get staggered by your attacks, so you have to constantly pay attention and block/dodge attacks. Boss fights are extreme, they really push you to the limits. And the game is a bit hard, you can expect some deaths in the first hours

    There are also some "romantic" missions to get weapons, they are pretty funny, but I think some players won't enjoy that so much

    In the end, it's a hit or miss game, you'll either like it a lot or just drop it. For it's price, I think it's worth the shot if you feel interested
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  5. Feb 16, 2017
    6
    Pros:
    + Mysterious world
    + Curiously bizarre + Fun boss concepts + Enjoyed the challenge overall + Interesting character design Cons:
    Pros:
    + Mysterious world
    + Curiously bizarre
    + Fun boss concepts
    + Enjoyed the challenge overall
    + Interesting character design

    Cons:
    - Too short
    - Convoluted story
    - Combat should have had more dept
    - Menu navigation is so slow
    - Graphics are very bare bone
    - Some missions/task were boring

    Verdict: C+
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  6. Nov 9, 2015
    5
    I gave this a good try, but i just can't like it.
    The gameplay is mediocre, if you're expecting a Devil May Cry or a God of War - the combat
    I gave this a good try, but i just can't like it.
    The gameplay is mediocre, if you're expecting a Devil May Cry or a God of War - the combat just doesn't deliver. It's a button masher, and I couldn't make it into anything more, no matter how much I tried to use special abilities and attacks, (and I have plenty of experience with action games.) Controls were fine with a controller, (I can't speak for M&B - i didn't try), but it was just boring.
    As far as art assets and story go... Someone compared this to Lynch.. This is NOT Lynch. Lynch has a soul, and a certain depth... This just felt like someone found an equation for surreal art and simply followed it, without actually believing in it. Random stories, obscure humor, characters that have no explanation of why they are there and who are they really, just a ton of disconnected strings all over that don't make up a cohesive whole. I mean, maybe some people are into that, but I'm not, so I can't recommend this. I love Magritte, and Lynch, and in their surreal there is at least something that ties everything together. This game is more like someone just colored a canvas black, added a big red circle, then decided to add a robot arm, and then thought let's throw a unicorn in there for the hell of it, because why not.
    I guess I'll give this game some points, but only because it's at least something I haven't seen before. And there were some decent comic-book-style cutscene shots that were visually well delivered, I guess. But overall - it was a pretty mediocre ride on most accounts.
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  7. Jul 12, 2014
    0
    Чтож как говориться из-за бага с вечной загрузкой в 3ем эпизоде "НИПАИГРАТЬ", добавим к этому лаги, вылеты на катс-сценах и "очень охотное"Чтож как говориться из-за бага с вечной загрузкой в 3ем эпизоде "НИПАИГРАТЬ", добавим к этому лаги, вылеты на катс-сценах и "очень охотное" желание разработчиков помочь всем тем кто купил сий "ЩИДЕВР"
    P.S: Баг остается спустя уже 2 месяца после выхода. К покупке на ПК порекомендовать не могу, а вот на консоли бага нету(играть даже возможно, инновации). 0 из 10 мертвых убийц.
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