Killer Is Dead Coming To PC [May 23rd]

#1 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (5019 posts) -

I wanted to check this game out and now i can, it looks very visually appealing to me.

  • The price will be 19.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • New difficulty mode called Nightmare Mode. In this mode, enemies can only be defeated using the following attacks: Adrenaline Burst, Dodge Burst, Headshots, so the gameplay requires far more skill and tactics. Players will not be able to use the Final Judgement finisher (QTE mode) to defeat enemies.
  • Smooth Operator Pack for console will be included and unlocked after Episode 3.
  • Theater Mode – Rewatch cutscenes and get extended background information on characters, helping to unravel the story after your 1st playthrough

Available: May 23rd, 2014

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#2 Edited by crithon (3183 posts) -

hmmmmm deep silver is publishing, fascinating, fascinating.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (14817 posts) -

Holy Shit. This is weird. If it shows up on steam I might buy it again to fiddle around with it.

#4 Posted by jiggajoe14 (684 posts) -

Fuckkkkking sweeeeeeet. I just finished a Suda game for the first time (No More Heroes) a little over a month ago and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to cop this one on steam (I presume on steam).

#5 Posted by bybeach (4813 posts) -

I don't know.

The fact Suda may have meant the characters name as a reference to Frank Zappa could help. Nothing I saw about the game did, except for the 2 ladies horse-back riding the huge needle syringes.

#6 Posted by GunstarRed (5164 posts) -

@crithon: They published the console versions in Europe.

I hope more people give it a chance. It's a very good game that got more attention for something that takes about 15 minutes of your time, and that's only if you want optional upgrades.The only way you'd get the worst of that stuff is by playing the mini games multiple times. It is easily the best playing of the most recent Suda games, very arcadey.

#7 Posted by gokaired (533 posts) -

Nice, real nice :)

#8 Posted by Damodar (1383 posts) -

I'm really glad somebody told Japan about the PC.

#9 Edited by ViciousBearMauling (1093 posts) -

Guys... You have to believe me on this one, this game is pretty good!

I know, I know, your thinking "Dude, it's Suda 51, the gameplay HAS to be ass!"

But, I swear to you! It's fun as hell! It turns out a Witch Time rip off can be fun and satisfying like real Witch Time!

Liam O'Brien is also the villain, so that's pretty good.

Just try to forget the sexist shit

#10 Posted by Andorski (5307 posts) -

I kinda want to buy this just to support the idea of Japanese developers releasing on PC.

#11 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

Yay! More Japanese games on PC please. Been wanting to check out this game and now I can.

#12 Edited by Strife777 (1573 posts) -

This was one of those games where I enjoyed my time through it, but I can't really recommend it to anyone.

I love its craziness, its look and parts of its gameplay, but the story is completely senseless and none of its mechanics are great, just good or average.

I don't know, it's a weird game.

#13 Posted by HeyGuys (377 posts) -

I feel like people who have liked this game have liked it under, somewhat, false pretenses. Hell even the game heading on this site is wrong but Suda51 didn't direct or contribute to the game design of Killer Is Dead, Hideyuki Shin directed the game. Suda51 contributed to the writing of the game, which is a bit of a nonsensical mess without enough personality to the characters to hold the whole thing together.

#14 Posted by tourgen (4492 posts) -

playing it already on the PS3. I love the weird visuals and dream-like level designs and general weirdness. Everything is just offset from reality enough to be interesting. But man. Some scenes are hard to endure. I don't know if it's the writing or the voice work or the themes or what. Sometimes it's almost atmospheric and interesting. most of the time I'm just shaking my head and hoping the cutscene ends soon.

#15 Posted by BIGJEFFREY (5019 posts) -

Specs

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or above
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GPU that supports Shader Model 3.0
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Hard Drive: 13 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz(4 CPUs
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 13 GB available space

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#16 Posted by ectoplasma (979 posts) -

So can anyone who has played it compare it to Bayonetta for me? I REALLY loved Bayonetta, also I thought the story made perfect sense and was pretty awesome. If people now say the story is an incoherent mess, do they mean Bayonetta-like incoherent mess or like a different sort of incoherent mess? I also really liked the combat system in Bayonetta (and found it much better than i.e. the one in DMC - didn't play too many games like this so far).

#17 Edited by Humanity (9178 posts) -
@ectoplasma said:

So can anyone who has played it compare it to Bayonetta for me? I REALLY loved Bayonetta, also I thought the story made perfect sense and was pretty awesome. If people now say the story is an incoherent mess, do they mean Bayonetta-like incoherent mess or like a different sort of incoherent mess? I also really liked the combat system in Bayonetta (and found it much better than i.e. the one in DMC - didn't play too many games like this so far).

It is nothing like Bayonetta. It's a very Japanese game in that it rewards repeated playthroughs and grinding. The combat system is somewhat simplistic although there are a few neat tricks to it - but it's not even close to what Bayonetta is. The story is very strange and you kind of get to see the overall picture behind the Japanese craziness, but it's not fleshed out that well either.

Overall I think it's a neat game to experience but not necessarily an extremely fun game to play. Levels are all very short, very linear and non too exciting with a surprising lack of enemy variety. The combat is alright but nothing to write home about. Despite all this I enjoyed my time with it even though it's not the greatest game in the world. The visual presentation is by far the most exciting thing about the entire experience as well as the previously mentioned crazy plot.

#18 Posted by Demoskinos (14817 posts) -

So can anyone who has played it compare it to Bayonetta for me? I REALLY loved Bayonetta, also I thought the story made perfect sense and was pretty awesome. If people now say the story is an incoherent mess, do they mean Bayonetta-like incoherent mess or like a different sort of incoherent mess? I also really liked the combat system in Bayonetta (and found it much better than i.e. the one in DMC - didn't play too many games like this so far).

Really and truly the most direct and appropriate analog is that it is basically more No More Heroes but refined in many ways. It has little to nothing in common with games like DMC or Bayonetta.

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