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Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers £9.99 @ Play [Wii Games]

Lydia Low
Action Games, Games deals, Onechanbara, Wii games

Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers £9.99 @ Play [Wii Games]

I'm sure, to some, a game of bikini clad women slaying zombies sounds like the best idea ever and, well, fair play to them but unfortunately, so consumed with parading these supposedly sexy babes were the developers, that it seems they forgot to slot in a game. However if that is but a mild concern in your quest to watch pixelated chests heaving with the exertion of hacking at some re-animated corpses then it may interest you to know that Play are currently offering Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers for just £9.99 - nearly three pounds less than the next best price (£12.73 from The Hut).

Bikini Zombie Slayers is the Wii exclusive sequel to the XBox's atrocious Bikini Samurai Squad. It is a marked improvement from the original but then so is a slap in the belly with a salmon. To be fair I am not this game's target audience but frankly frustrated adolescent boys deserve more. The story is poor to the point that you are unlikely to have any clue what is going on beyond the fact that you're an angry girl with a fondness for swords and an aversion to zombies and clothes.

Sadly, the narrative is not the game's only failing; the gameplay is also painfully monotonous with a woeful combat system. Said combat is a very simple hack and slash affair, with little need to do anything but waggle the Wii remote around half-heartedly. On the other hand the game's special moves are unneccessarily awkward  This does little to enliven the extremely linear levels which feel entirely interchangeable.

The combination of pneumatic women, zombies and gore ought to make for an exciting affair, if only in the most base of ways but somehow Onechanbara manages to miss even this easy target, leaving a game that is simply dull.

Thanks to andywedge at Hotukdeals!

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Gunn  Oct. 20, 2009 at 17:36

Not sure if this caters towards the family friendly image of the Wii

John McLaggan  Oct. 21, 2009 at 00:52

I actually quite liked the 360 game, I picked it up after almost finishing EDF 2017 (still can't get level 52 on inferno, need to do some armour grinding) which is also published by D3 and while there are many bad points the game does come together fairly well once you've levelled up to around 40 or so. At that point you'll have a decent amount of health, skill set and power which means you get to feel the combat system as it should be which is actually pretty good. The moves are very fluid and it's possible to get very long smooth combos that see your character slicing through the zombies at an incredible speed.

Unfortunately the game does make it difficult to get this far, the instruction book is totally laughable and the lack of a tutorial or explanation of any of the mechanics will put a lot of people off. The poorly designed difficulty system is just as bad, unlike EDF 2017 you can't really start on normal because the characters are simply not capable of it. However after a run through easy the characters are ready to hit normal with a much combo ability and endurance, the basics of the combo system are satisfying and there's plenty to work on afterwards as getting the COOL hits in combo is difficult.


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