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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Game Details

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue boxart at gamrReview
Developer: Hothead Games
Genre: RPG
Also available on: PC, XBL
Release Dates:
09/28/10 Electronic Arts
09/22/10 Electronic Arts
Ratings:
  

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Synopsis

Once in a lifetime a piece of entertainment can transcend its medium and reach out to the world in new and exciting ways; making people stop, think and expand their definition of art.

Inception was great, wasn’t it?

Ahem.

Now that the palate is cleansed, let’s consider DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, created by Ron Gilbert, the legendary mind behind Monkey Island. We like to think DeathSpank is jam-packed of what is missing in video games — story, solid gameplay, and (intentional) humor. But then again, we like to think a lot of things.

In press releases we say DeathSpank is Monkey Island meets Diablo, a hack and slash action RPG set on a massive, dangerous, world shaped like an Edison Gramaphone Cylinder. Internally we say it’s what would happen if you put those two games in a sack with a Mad Magazine joke collection and let them fight it out Thunderdome-style. We say this along with other, less printable things, of course, but the jist is there. What is this, an interrogation?

With all the hacking and the slashing, DeathSpank makes some time on the side to explore his puzzle solving hobby. It’s like, he’s a well rounded character not content with just smashing and stabbing things, he needs to think too, you know? He has feelings.

What the hell is wrong with you people? Don’t JUDGE HIM!

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is filled to bursting with hundreds of weapons, armor sets, witty dialog, improbable scenarios, unexpected villains, and challenging bosses. The action is easily accessible for short bursts of unsupervised fun, but the story is revealed over ten to fifteen hours of gameplay. And there’s more! DeathSpank does not fight alone but with the amazingly cool Ninja Steve Greedy (a Ninja named Steve, I know, I know! Don’t we ever stop?) letting your real-life flesh friends play alongside you in two-player local co-op as DeathSpank quests for the six Thongs of Virtue! DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is the high quality, low priced romp for XBLA/PSN that’s less filling than the other brands, and tastes great.Created by Ron Gilbert, the legendary mind behind Monkey Island, DeathSpank is the rarest of the rare: an honestly funny, fun video game.

 

Gratuitous Bullet Points:
  • Massive seamless world that was harder to make than anticipated!
  • SIX magical pieces of underwear!
  • TENS of food-stuffs!
  • Another HUNDRED pieces of armor (my GOD don’t we ever sleep?!)
  • Stuff happens and things and stuff (no, we don’t sleep, what time is it?)
  • A…(story)…
  • Adventure game puzzles that will make you their b***!
  • Long lists of bullet-pointed items!
  • Stuff that may or may not fail to blow up!
  • Stuff that sometimes does blow up, and when it does you won’t know why!

(Official site)