Title: Splatterhouse '10: one year old today
Dire 51 - November 23, 2011 04:06 PM (GMT)
Hard to believe a year has already gone by, isn't it?
So here we are, one year later. Splatterhouse '10, despite being eviscerated by the pro reviewers and quickly forgotten by the gaming world at large, is definitely growing into its predicted cult status. Every week, it seems, I stumble across comments on blogs or forums saying "hey, it's not such a bad game after all. It's not the greatest, but it's not as bad as everyone made it out to be."
So now that a year has passed, anyone want to share their thoughts on it? Has your opinion changed since you initially played it? Tell us what you think!
Heretic9 - November 23, 2011 04:41 PM (GMT)
Although I haven't played it in awhile, I still feel that it's a much better game than what we usually see on the 360 and PS3 nowadays. I've tried to get some of my friends to at least try the game but they can't pull themselves away from Modern Warfare and Madden long enough to give it a chance. In fact, they take every chance they get to insult it just to see if they can piss me off.
It's amazing just how difficult it's been to get anyone I know to play this game. Every time I try they either laugh or make a snide remark about how they never heard of it. So far only one person was willing to give it a go, and was successfully converted into a fan as a result so there's a light at the end of that tunnel I suppose.
To me, it's still a good game. Sometimes I pop it into the 360 when I feel like punching things. I haven't played the story mode in ages but I still enjoy the hell out of the arena. My opinion hasn't changed much, but I have to admit that the more time goes by the more I feel the story mode could have and should have been better. For example there's hardly any bosses in the game. Unless I'm missing one, you have the Doll Golem, Biggyman, the Frakenstein Ape, and the final boss. That's only four, and the last one doesn't even really qualify as a boss. Everything else (including the mirror ricks) are either mini bosses or enemies. I guess for this reason I "graduated" from the story mode and into the arena. The arena is still a blast to play and I can easily burn an hour on there trying to top my own scores. I can't recall if there's any leaderboards for it, but if there were, I'd probably be somewhere near the top by now. :lol
I'm not saying the story mode is bad by any means. It has it's own unique feel and the mask is hilarious and evil in it, it's just that I'm not nearly as interested in the story mode anymore. I'd rather jump straight into the action. I'm sure in the future i'll play through story mode again. but until then I think I'm gonna stick to the area where I can mash things up.
Larzuk - November 23, 2011 05:46 PM (GMT)
I have gotten a couple of my friends to play the game over the past few months and they all enjoyed it. One even rushed to the store the next day so they can get a copy. I still see people on youtube and various other sites go on about how the game is actually good and nowhere near as bad as the reviews gave it. That's why reading reviews are bad imo. I see tons of fans hoping for a sequel one day.
My personal opinion on the game hasn't changed. Its a good game. No. Its a great game. Better than 90% of games that come out now. It really is a good game for when I just want to go home and kill monsters in the arena from a stressful day. It has its flaws but every game has them. My biggest issue was the band music for the bosses but they have now grown on me. I can't imagine what it would be like without those songs. Also it gave me new bands to look up.
I guess my only issue now is that I will never see a sequel.
B-MovieKing - November 23, 2011 07:54 PM (GMT)
Happy birthday Rick! :cheers....sorry to hear about your girl though, dude. That's harsh. :unsure:
Brick McBurly - November 24, 2011 11:31 AM (GMT)
Still love the game and still play it. And still upset that we never got the proposed 'My Bloody Valentine' DLC (which, as with all DLC, should have been on the disc in the first place and part of the original purchase price) which would have made it almost perfect.
Still listen to the soundtracks on my IPhone, both the 3 Drossin ones and the 'unofficial' metal soundtrack.
And still looking for that Australian pre-purchase totebag to complete my Splatterhouse collection :rolleyes: .
Long after most poor selling games have their Facebook pages abandoned, the Splatterhouse FB page still has a steady trickle of fans coming through who love it and want more. Not that they'll ever get it...but it does confirm that the new game, like the originals, will be remembered long after some of the 'classics' that boot-licking critics fawn over will be.
And also because of S10, we got Rodrigo's hilarious game.
Brick McBurly - November 25, 2011 02:07 PM (GMT)
On a somewhat related note, I see that Dave Wilkins (Splat artist extraordinaire) is doing the covers for Arkham Unhinged (the Batman comic series that's exploring the background of the Arkham City game).
sotenga - November 26, 2011 05:51 PM (GMT)
Overdue on commentary, I only have two notes to dispense.
1: Bandai-Namco are...
2: Game kicks ass, been a while since I played on it. Methinks I should attempt a crack at it on Savage one of these days. Ending begs a sequel which we may never get, but it's fun to dream. We should just make our own already, dodgammit. :axechase
Robocop2 - December 2, 2011 04:55 AM (GMT)
I still love it even though we haven't sat down and had any "us" time lately. It will always be a highly regarded citizen of the Empire.