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Wanted: Dishwasher, ninja skills req. 1

The Dishwasher is the prodigal child of Microsoft's XNA suite, which allows just about anyone to make a game on their PC and lets people buy and play it on their XBOX 360. While The Dishwasher started out as one such XNA game, Microsoft has chosen to release this as a fully-fledged Live Arcade title, presumably to make people aware that this XNA stuff is actually worth your time, when done well. The good news is that they chose the right title to do this with.The Dishwasher takes place in a weir...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai - Review 0

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai is the creation from Ska Studio's James Silva. It is a 2D side scrolling beat em up with loads of flair. The Dishwasher was the winner of Microsoft's initial Dream-Build-Play game development contest in 2007. Silva received $10,000 and an Xbox Live Arcade publishing contract.Over 2 years in the making, The Dishwasher finally hit XBLA last week. Let me start by suggesting that you play this game on the 'easy' difficulty to start with. The game will beat your ass on 'n...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Highly Frustrating, yet Highly Rewarding. 2

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai is a recent action game created by the one man development team of James Silva, a 2D game with tons of flash in a unique art-style that really sets the game apart. But does the game have enough substance to find a way to cut its way to your heart, and wallet?   The real thing that sets this game out from others is its unique and crazy goth/emoish art style that has a very hand-drawn feel to them and they do look really good. Some really intense things graphics-wise a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A stylized Ninja Gaiden/Devil May Cry type hack in slash in 2D 0

The Dishwasher: Dead Samuari is an interesting title in that its an effort from one young developer who was working as a dishwasher (ala Bruce Lee) at the time he conceived to idea.  There are many modes here Story, Arcade, Online co-op, and Dish Challenge.  The story is presented between levels using a comic book panels scrolling across the screen, its a nice touch to a story that is hard to follow (lets just say he is dead and he wants revenge in a zombie samuari sorta way).The arcade mode all...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A commendable effort 6

I'm not going to pretend to got the story, just understand this game is very bloody. This stylistic button masher borrows heavily from Behemoth's games, and the art style of Johnen Vasquez. The game can be classified as a beat-em-up, but has enough depth and style to separate it from the voluminous amount of other similar titles. While the game sets a fantastic first impression, the overall gameplay never changes, thus becomes tedious. If you're a fan of the genre, and can overcome extreme diffi...

4 out of 15 found this review helpful.

Releasing Anger via Video Games 0

I don't have a clue what this game would be when seeing the images on the market. Tried the Trial and definitely a must buy title for me. Dishwasher is a kind of games that may help you to release your anger. Slash, hack, kick and take your enemy to air Japanese style. A hard game to complete but worth to buy with high replay value. Have you ever seen the stickman fighting on Youtube? Dishwasher is the game you want....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

TD:DS provides fun and body parts all over your TV screen 0

If you are new to the XBox Live community, you might not know about Microsoft's "Dream, Build, Play" competition held in 2007. Entries from all over the world entered including the game on review right now. Ska Studio (who consists of just James Silva) developed this and was one of the winners in that years competition. Now it is out and I could not be happier with the release. The game is unusual in the story, game design and development. Lets start off with the story. This isn't the games st...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fun but Hard 1

The Dishwasher and a ...Chef? Hard games are not fun. That statement may make me sound like an idiot but, hard games are not fun. If I can’t sit down and play a game without swearing more than usual or throwing a controller through my screen, than that game shit. There are two exceptions. Braid (because my brain needed the punishment) and Dishwasher Dead Samurai, an old release off XBLA. Dishwasher is an arcade style beat them up, not unlike our co op favourite, Castle Crashers. However, unlike ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The total epitome of the "YouTube" of gaming. 0

I have fond memories of The Dishwasher - when I was working late in the studio one time, PartnerNet brought up some future-treasure from Microsoft's mysterious portal of wonderment. This was one of those games, and from the moment I downloaded it, I was hooked. The game itself doesn't have super-polished graphics, or feels like it's been fluidly iterated from one version to the next during development - that's the point.   It feels totally visceral - totally right. Rough around the edges, a swag...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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