The game Lollipop Chainsaw came out a couple of weeks ago and for some reason it spoke to me. I’m not much of a gamer, but every once in a blue moon a video game creeps up that catches my attention. I’ve never completed a game as fast as I finished that one because it instantly hooked me. It’s certainly not a game for those who get queasy looking at blood and guts considering the game centers primarily on fighting zombies with—that’s right, you guessed it—a chainsaw. But the game is more than that just, this game surprised me when I found out that it doesn’t just focus on the main character, Juliet and her boyfriend Nick, but also on her family of zombie hunters.
Lollipop Chainsaw takes place on Juliet’s birthday when a disgruntled (to say the least) student decides to use ancient magic to infest the world with human eating zombies. Throughout the game you receive phone calls from not only Juliet’s mother, but also her two sisters and her father. Though the game doesn’t primarily look at her family, I still found it interesting how supportive they are of one another even when in a crisis. It’s obvious that they truly care about one another considering what they end up going through to protect one another throughout the game.
For instance, in the third stage Juliet spends the entire time trying to protect her sister from flying and farmer zombies. Yes, I said flying and farmer zombies. She is then joined by her father in stage four and then once again joined by both of her sisters and father in the final stage. As you can tell, her family actually plays a pretty important role in the game and it’s not just because they give her awesome add-ons for her chainsaw like the chainsaw blaster.
All in all, I found the game to be extremely entertaining and quite quirky (in a good way). It displays a lot of family values such as doing whatever necessary to protect not only the world, but your family.
What video games have you played that display a strong family bonding together or that show strong family values?
Posted on July 2, 2012 by Felicia