Review: Crazy Chicken: Directors Cut 3D

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Chickens have invaded a movie studio starting a hilariously messy rampage around the film sets and properties! It’s time to take position in the director’s seat, reload the shotgun and aim with precision at these winged intruders! Shoot down the right amount of chickens and stage props in order to progress to the next take and solve tons of brain teasing riddles for bonus points. Movie fans and action lovers will have a blast playing this game. The lights are on, the cameras are rolling and now it’s time for some feathery shooting action!

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Pros:

  • Great animations and graphics bring the movie sets to life.
  • Simple shooter where your job is simple, Shoot as many chickens as you can with your limited ammo.
  • Low price point means it knows its place in the market and offers value for money.
  • Use the touch screen to aim/reload or use the stick and buttons or a combination of the two. Tailor the controls to your needs as they are simple in every way.
  • Gameplay is fast and frantic and offers shallow 3D gameplay.
  • Shoot hidden items or doors to open new score bonuses, Trash the set by shooting lights out.
  • Online leaderboards so you can see how you fair against the world.
  • Two very detailed sets to play, You unlock the second one as you play the first but its not difficult.
  • Quite a complex scoring mechanic in that it pays to learn the scoring for each type of chicken. Dont just jump in and go all Rambo otherwise you will see low scores.
  • Has its own in  game achievement system that has its own individual counters.
  • Good music and atmosphere in game, Every bird has a voice!
  • Is comfortable to play for both lefties and right handers.
  • A lot of toungue in cheek nods to classic movies from over the years.

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Cons:

  • The actual game is very short and its only the score chasing element that keeps you coming back for more.
  • Needs more levels.
  • It is a simple game and doesnt really do the whole on rails shooter thing any differently to other titles.
  • No huge variety so boredom can sneak up on you.

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In Summary, Due to the low price point, The game is worth your time even if its for a quick go here and there. Having friends to compete against will add loads of replayability as you strive for the high scores and learn the levels. Without online leaderboards this game would be a non starter. With not a lot of levels or change in enviroment, Gamers would soon tire of the same thing over and over. As it is it is a good score chaser with simple controls that can serve a purpose. Its not terrible and its not amazing, Its cheap and brings fun to your 3DS.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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