Review: Deadpool (PS4)

There are a few important things I need to say before you crack into my insanely sweet game. (Oof. Here we go again.) I’m a mercenary with an accelerated healing factor. I’ve been described as unstable, which is just plain coo-coo. (Wait, do sane people say coo-coo?) I’m gonna battle for the safety of humans and mutants. (And even mumans.) Be prepared for just about anything. (Holla!)

Deadpool (2)

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • Three difficulties: Easy normal and hard.
  • Full Platinum trophy.
  • Action beat em up shooter gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Simple control scheme.
  • Collect Deadpool points in game via collectibles. Use them to upgrade and buy new weapons and increase stats.
  • Very much in your face humour relying heavily on sex/innuendo and toilet jokes.
  • Comic book style interface, Very bright.
  • Characters in game come complete with an intro video which bangs up a load of classic comic book covers along with a brief origin story.
  • Combat works very much like it does in the Batman Arkham games, Fluid and brutal. A combo meter triggers upon successive hits and kills.
  • The game never takes itself seriously and is consistently taking the mick out of itself.
  • Nods to classic games/films and jokes.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • 8 campaign levels spread across multiple areas.
  • 10 challenge maps that unlock as you play the story. Here you start off on bronze and must adhere to the requirements. Finish bronze to unlock silver then gold.
  • Online leaderboard support for each level and has friend filter.
  • Mission select with difficulty choice.
  • Extras menu allows you to rewatch cutscenes and character into videos.
  • The game will insult you and refer to you as the player. Mess up and keep dying? Expect the game to ridicule and belittle you until you do better.
  • Multiple game styles are shoe horned into the game. One minute its a mass brawler, Next minute you are playing a 2D platformer or shooting aliens in a retro-modern take on Space Invaders.
  • A lot of cheese is in the game, From the over the top story to the Christmas cracker jokes in game.
  • New game plus is the ability to re play levels and keep all your stats and weapon upgrades and continue to work on them.

Deadpool (3)

Cons:

  • The game runs badly, Constantly stuttering and stopping before a load bar.
  • Lots of swearing.
  • No censorship controls.
  • Camera angle falls apart in large scale fights.
  • Lock on is disorientating and not very helpful as it zooms in the camera on that one person allowing other enemies to attack.
  • Annoying platform sections spread across the whole game.
  • Humour will not be to everyone’s taste.
  • Not a game for kids in any way.

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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