Zombie Strippers Stole My Heart Then Ate My Brains is the latest game from Reggie Strange and Strange Games. The game is currently only available through the Xbox Live Marketplace for 80 Microsoft Points($1). The game features 20 levels throughout a convention center that serves as ground zero for a zombie outbreak.
GAME NAME: Zombie Strippers Stole My Heart Then Ate My Brains
DEVELOPER(S): Strange Games
PUBLISHER(S): Strange Games
GENRE(S): First-Person Shooter
RELEASE DATE(S): December 15, 2012
We would like to thank Reggie Strange of Strange Studios for the opportunity to review Zombie Strippers Stole My Heart Then Ate My Brains.
Zombie Strippers Stole My Heart Then Ate My Brains is a first-person shooter about 2 security guards, Jake and Dean, who are assigned to watch the stripper convention. You must assume the role of Dean, a former Marine, as he and Jake gather supplies in an attempt to escape from the convention center before the zombies overrun the place. The game features weapon unlocks, multiple zombie types, and 20 unique levels.
The game features 2 different styles of play: survive and defend. Usually the levels will alternate between standard solo survival or defending your partner while he performs various tasks. The survival levels tend to be a lot easier as you don’t have to worry about your partner and you can roam freely. In the defending levels you have to stay in close proximity to your partner who always is opening gun crates. Luckily, when you successfully fend off the zombies, you are rewarded with a new weapon.
Starting off you only have a 9mm pistol, and the game shows all the guns you can unlock in the future. There are 5 big guns, 2 pistols and a grenade. The big guns are a SCAR, MP5, Shotgun, LMG and a Scoped Assault Rifle. The 2 pistols are the 9mm and Desert Eagle. Each gun has its own benefits to using. Some guns are more effective at long range, some are one hit kills, and others never have to reload.
Ammo in this game is somewhat limited, but that adds some level of challenge as you are forced to shoot wisely. Ammo is placed around the map in various locations and respawn over time. Aiming is slightly awkward but once you get used to it, you’ll be getting headshots left and right.
The enemy character models are rather limited. The are only two special zombies, one that spits green acid and one that is just a torso and crawls around. The enemies can be troublesome since they literally spawn out of mid air. The spawn points also seem to be on all the borders of the field so this allows them to spawn basically from anywhere and surround you.
The voice acting is decent, but it does get a little cheesy at times. The guns’ firing and reloading noises are very well done. The zombie noises are fairly limited as they growl and grunt the same few noises repeatedly. The same goes for the dying noises, but that is to be expected.
The graphics are very similar to that of a PS2 game which isn’t bad as it gets the job done. They do have a few repeating glitches. For example, when zombies spawn they occasionally flicker which will become a problem when trying to hit them. Rarely, when switching weapons, my gun would remain invisible until I switched again. During this time I would be unable to fire at all. All things considered, the game was well designed for the price.
Down To The Nitty Gritty:
Overall Zombie Strippers Stole My Heart Then Ate My Brains was not half bad and certainly worth the dollar, or 80 Microsoft points, it costs. Even with the various flaws, the game was still fairly enjoyable and even funny at times. I never felt that there was a point in the game that was too hard or too easy. The difficulty stayed fairly consistent throughout. The game requires you to constantly be moving to avoid being flanked but also to gather ammo. The gun variety is a nice addition and certainly adds a bit of variety to the gameplay. The back and forth survive and defend does get a bit tiring after awhile.
Zombie Strippers Stole My Heart Then Ate My Brains was sorely lacking a co-op mode, although this has been rumored as a future addition. It would be nice to see some additional locations added to the game as well. The game really needs to add melee weapons of some sort as ammo can become limited at times, and what better to do than bash a zombie’s head in? Overall the game took a great concept and executed alright. It seems like the game was slightly rushed in some aspects, but hopefully we’ll see future updates that will polish the game up a bit. The audio and graphics were fairly well done. In conclusion, I’d say this game is worth purchasing for the low price it is. It can provide a few hours of entertainment without breaking the bank.
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