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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile- Xbox 360

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile- Xbox 360
alaScore 87

39 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and gameplay. The action and story also get good feedback.

story, action, gameplay, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile- Xbox 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

 

Dead Samurai was a flawed but interesting concept for a violent 2-D beat 'em up. It looked and played great but the game was also on par with Ninja Gaiden in how unforgiving it was, and that ended up turning off some gamers, including myself, that...

Overall, Vampire Smile is a major improvement over the first game, which was still pretty good in its own right. The combat is tight, the bosses are tough and sometimes hilarious, and there's plenty of reasons to return to the game once you've beaten...

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

 

Chew On This

Incredibly fun gameplay, slick and stylish, precise mechanics

Confusing plot

Vampire Smile is a frenzied gore-fest, and the plot is as dismembered as the enemies left in your wake. The disjointed post-modern narrative is difficult to follow, let alone outline in a coherent way. Newcomers to The Dishwasher will be confused...

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

 

A finely-crafted, lovingly-made side-scroller with more twisted charm than pretty much anything else available from Xbox LIVE, it's hard to find real fault with Vampire Smile. Sometimes it's hard to follow exactly which button is doing what when it...

Beautifully twisted art style; Well-balanced, frenetic combat; Loads of value for money

Occasionally easy to get turned around; Sometimes hard to keep up with the action; That's it, really

The introduction of Yuki also paves way for the all-new co-op mode, a hugely-entertaining and wonderfully tight mode of play. The flow and speed of the game lends itself perfectly to co-operative play, while the fact that the narrative acknowledges the...

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Dishwasher, The: Vampire Smile

 

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile employs a unique hand drawn and animated art style. It's dark, it's gritty and it's breathtaking at times. Most impressive? Most of it was done by one guy.

The one cheat I really want to see for Vampire Smile is an instant kill ability, or maybe an infinite health cheat.

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

 

A new beat-'em-up game relies on creativity instead of smarts.

Vampire Smile isn’t bulletproof. While both characters have a great range of weapons—oversized scissors being an instant favorite—the levels all succumb to the “just keep running right” design-flaw risk inherent in most side-scrollers. There are keys...

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Review

 

The Dishwasher is a fairytale of sorts for game developers. The original game was created as an indie project by Ska Studios and was so good that Microsoft picked it up for the XBLA program.

Smooth combat ; New checkpoint system ; Great art style ; Rocking soundtrack

Repetitive levels ; Lame sound effects

The Dishwasher is a fairytale of sorts for game developers. The original game was created as an indie project by Ska Studios and was so good that Microsoft picked it up for the XBLA program. The original game was known for its brutal difficulty,...

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Review

 

Grimly gorgeous and violently entertaining, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is one of the finest games released so far this year.

Fluid, flashy action that results in copious splatters of blood ; Co-op, online and off, is an absolute blast ; Fantastic visual design imparts a sense of dread ; Lots of content at a great price

A few aspects hinder the pace

The flaws are few and carry over from Dead Samurai. You can initiate a rhythm game in which your character grooves to a metal beat while you punch on the appropriate series of buttons. Considering the grinding guitars that accompany your journey, these...

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

 

First released in 2009, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai took a very unique and bloody take on 2-D action platformers. Two years later, Ska-Studios continue [...]

Great sequel to the first game and done well enough for first time users to pick it up and enjoy it.

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Review (Xbox 360)

 

I mentioned the story line in my opening and if you really want to know about that, here's a twist. I have a 2D action platformer game on my Xbox that I must finish, and one of the big reasons I need to finish it is for the story! Yes, the story. The...

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Revi..

 

Hot Pink Apocalypse

Striking graphic design; fun, progressively challenging gameplay; great bosses; loads of content including two playable characters with unique campaigns; great value

Juvenile angst gets old; story makes little sense; repetitive environments

Michael Barnes is a regular contributor to GameShark , as a reviewer and with a weekly boardgame column, Cracked LCD , and is one of the co-founders of FortressAT.com and No High Scores.

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