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Splatterhouse Weapon Classes Will Make You Cringe

We've been hearing about this one for a while; maybe the only reason we remain intrigued is the name. It's just so...perfect.

Anyway, there are a few new details and screenshots to examine; the latter are definitely gut-wrenching and worthy of the title. Visit Joystiq to check out the pics, which are downright brutal in nature and absolutely gorged with gore. And according to Namco Bandai, the weapons will be divided into categories like "Edged," "Bludgeon" and "Extra Brutal," so you can pick and choose as you go along. Each class will do a different amount of damage to an enemy but we imagine some will be faster than others as well. If you check out the weapons on display in those screens, you'll find a big ol' board with rusty nails, a lead pipe and what appears to be some bizarre clown head...is anyone suddenly reminded of Sweet Tooth? And what the hell do you do with that thing, anyway? Our imaginations are running wild... We'll definitely want to learn more about Splatterhouse, although we have to admit that the continual delays have proven disappointing. Hopefully, it won't be much longer before we can indulge in the nastiness.

I hope the developers aren't thinking a game can survive on gore and shock value alone. That idea almost never works in games, primarily because of the fact that they remain interactive. If the interaction part blows, than what's the point? A bad game is a bad game.  Just go watch "Hostel" or "Saw" for your gore fix.

Related Game(s): Splatterhouse

3/25/2010 9:17:52 PM John Shepard

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Comments (17 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 25, 2010 @ 11:00:46 PM
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I am interested in this old resurrection, but it's going to have to do as JohnBen says and do more than be gory. That might have worked fifteen years ago but now we have gore galore. It could be a bloody good time, but delays like these never bode well for the game.

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rogers71
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 5:57:10 AM

LOL!!!! JohnBen.....That is classic. Thumbs up for you.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 1:19:38 PM

I do what I can :)

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kraygen
Thursday, March 25, 2010 @ 11:04:42 PM
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I don't think the original saw was very gory at all. This game looks like it could be a lot of fun, but I have the same worry as Ben, will it just be bloody, or will it be more than that.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, March 25, 2010 @ 11:58:34 PM
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The original game wasn't anything too detailed either. It was just good ol' hack'n'slash fun. If they try to do too much with this then it will surely be a disaster. Let's hope for a demo when the game is about to release.

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___________
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 2:45:46 AM
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oh god ben how can you recommend those?
SAW and hostel have to be 2 of the worst movies ever made!
especially hostel!
if you want your torture porn fix the hills have eyes is for you!

now back on topic gory huh?
so we talking prototype gory or GOW3 gory?
guess we better hurry up and get that r18 rating in otherwise it looks like ill be importing another game.

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tridon
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 8:53:45 AM

Hostel (and its even worse sequel) is giant piece of dung, yes. Saw, however, was an awesome film. It had me intrigued through the entire film and the ending was very cool. One of the best twists I've ever seen. Saw II wasn't too bad, either. The third was okay, the fourth was okay but the fifth and up has been pretty bad. The series should've died with...

***SPOILER***
the death of Jigsaw.
***END SPOILER***

Not sure if that's a spoiler anymore but I figured I'd keep myself safe, anyway.

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___________
Saturday, March 27, 2010 @ 8:13:49 AM

sorry, yeah SAW was a good movie, saw 2 was ok but the rest were a steaming pile!
yeah, well it really never made sense who takes over, but meh.
they should of kept it the suspense movie the first one was, the rest of them ditched that and went for plain out gore.
gore for the sake of gore is just stupid there has to be a reason to it, and there has to be other aspects.

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JackC8
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 7:00:16 AM
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Those screenshots look pretty interesting. I agree it's going to need more than just gore - characters and story are always kind of nice things to have in a game. Looking forward to hearing more about this in the future.

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tridon
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 8:55:50 AM
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I have zero interest in this title. Unless the words "Ridge Racer", "Tekken" or "Soul Calibur" are in the title, I usually don't really care about titles from Namco Bandai.

I'd take a sequel to I-Ninja, though.

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Alienange
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 12:31:50 PM
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The game is called Splatterhouse. Of course it's trying to survive on gore and shock value alone. Some people like this kind of stuff and it'll sell to them when it comes out. Not my kinda thing though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 1:20:27 PM

nah, the like the article says the gameplay has to be fun too.

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Alienange
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 1:24:07 PM

True. I just don't see myself finding the time to play a game like this. Seems kinda boring in the gameplay department.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 4:18:29 PM

Did you ever play the original in the arcades and then on the TurboGrafx 16 (PC Engine)? It was a lot of fun.

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Alienange
Friday, March 26, 2010 @ 5:29:49 PM

Played the arcade version several times. It too was trying to survive on the gore factor.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, March 28, 2010 @ 6:01:27 PM

Trying to survive on the gore factor? That's funny because the "gore factor" never came to mind because it had a very childlike presentation about it but the hack'n'slash of it was why so many people played it. It was just simplistic fun.

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dlte
Saturday, March 27, 2010 @ 3:40:20 PM
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Does an "Edged" weapon give great games bad reviews?

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