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!)
- 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.
- 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.