Yes, because yes.
Random TMNT reference!
Now, I'm not a huge fan of Nolan North. He doesn't annoy me as he does as a lot of other people. He works as Deadpool even if he annoys you, because let's be honest here, Pool is supposed to be kind of annoying. In an awesome way, don't get me wrong. Unless you couldn't stand him as the character in Hulk Vs or the various Marvel video games, in which case you should avoid this, but you probably already knew that anyway if it's an issue for you.
Is it a ground breaking game with amazing graphics...um...no, not really. Does Deadpool ever shut up? Why would you even ask that? What is wron... Oh, right, the 'Movie incident'. No, he doesn't shut up. We do not speak of the incident, ever. In fact, what incident? I have no idea what you mean. Anyway, your task is to help Deadpool save the tacos from the clutches of the evil Mr. Sinister, because nobody gets between a man and his hot Mexican taco lady.
It's a standard beat em up kinda like how the controls work in DMC, you know, with the guns, and the swords, and the heads coming off, and the blood, and the explosions, and the guns, and sharp stuff, and grenades, and C4, and titties, and um...chimichangas. Yeah. Pretty much if DMC is your bitch, you won't have any trouble here. There is a Batman style counter system, but it's more DMC than BM:AC.
It's like C4 with titties, yeah, that's it.
Anyway. It's a decent brawler with decent controls, shooting mechanics that work. Nothing is annoying and you won't die because of the controls. The camera isn't great...man, I still can't believe they still haven't figured that shit out...anyway, its not game breaking. The dodge move is a teleport that sometimes confuses it and it gets a little dicey in closed quarters. You have a super awesome healing factor though...so yeah, regenerating health. That makes sense though, because it's Deadpool...which is just a weird ****ing thing to say. I mean, I just played a level where I had to kidnap an evil guy that involved a bouncy house and there were a lot of sharks. Oh, and before that, Pool made like a huge buttload of pancakes.
He knows he's in a video game. The fourth wall is not just broken, but exploded with a side of fireworks and electric guitar.
So yeah, it's Deadpool. They're doing it right, unless you were into the slightly less crazy 'Old Pool' that no one but the hugest of comic book nerds would remember and bitch about anyway. He's crazy, he talks to himself, and he kills stuff while being awesome.
Is it a great video game? No. Is it an awesome Deadpool game? Hell yes. What's the difference? I dunno...tacos maybe?
Anyway, If you like Deadpool you should play this, but not when there's kids. This ain't Marvel vs Capcom. It's like an R rated 80s action flick...but with 60% more Pool.
It does not suck. You won't be amazed with the 'game' part of it, but the 'Deadpool' part is spot on. It's super awesome on flying tigers with fire breath with ass rainbows, explosions, and electric guitar, riding on a ninja sword, with titties, while drinking a forty, drawn in anime art style. Or some close approximation of that kind of shit.
Now please stop pointing that gun at my head and get out of my apartment. I'm not even a real game critic.
Edit: Well, I finished it in one sitting. Took around nine or ten hours, but I was scouring around for upgrade points and such and looking for hidden stuff.
Stayed sufficiently awesome the whole way through, 3-4 stars as a game, but 5 as a Deadpool game. There are camera issues, but it only killed me a couple of times. Lots of cameos, plenty of bewbs, and an all around good time. Deadpool fans should not miss out on this, it rocks serious ass. The gameplay was good enough I never felt stuck or frustrated and it was funny enough to keep me going through the hoards of enemies. Yes, lines repeat, but it's not too bad as he says quite a bit. He does lose his favorite bullet a lot, but there's enough new and contextual dialogue that most gamers won't hear the same lines too often.
You will see the same enemies a lot, but the main bad guy is Mr. Sinister, and his thing is cloning so it kind of makes sense. There are a few varieties of enemy types, but after they've all been introduced the game just tosses more of them at you at once. It does get a little repetitive after a while, but not so much that most will stop playing. After a certain point you start needing to use a little strategy to get through as simply trying to wade through and pummel the hoards will only get your ass spanked. Nothing serious, but you'll need to learn how to prioritize who to kill first, and do some crowd control. Choke points work well.
Tips: In the waves of enemies before fighting Mr. Sinister at the citidel, kill the two big chaingun wielding creatures close together in the area up the stairs to the far left. There is only one way in. Then use your normal guns to pick off the weaker enemies as they come up the stairs. Once you get through the 'sploding dudes, pick up the chain gun and take out the waves of tougher melee characters as they charge your position. Buying and using mines on the stairs helps with this.
Don't throw grenades, you're Deadpool and you have a healing factor. Cook them and run into groups of weaker enemies like the bomb guys from Serious Sam. It's more effective than just throwing them as enemies scatter when they notice you've thrown one.
You won't get enough points to max everything out in a single play through. Focus on a few weapons and specialize. Ignore flash bangs and bear traps. The Machine Guns and Pulse Rifle are the best firearms for clearing out annoying flying enemies and distant targets. The swords are the most balanced melee weapons, the Sai are fast and weak, and the hammers are slow and strong. The Sai are the best for getting Deadpool points as they let you build up combos, but they also make the melee fighting more difficult. I recommend sticking to the sword and maybe buying the hammers for more casual players. Only experienced players who play this sort of action game a lot should bother with the Sai.
A lot of reviews say you fight 'three of the bosses' again at the end, but in reality only two of them are actual bosses. One of them dies with just one shot and you never actually fight them in the game, so it doesn't count as a 'boss' really.
There are a couple of nice throwback surprises in there as well, I won't spoil anything, but there's a magical boat ride and some side scrolling fun along the way as well.
I recommend this game as at least a rental. It's nothing groundbreaking, but Deadpool fans [and seriously, who isn't?] must play this at least once. [Hardcore Pool fans, just go ahead and buy it.] Enemies get a bit repetitive, but on the whole it keeps things fresh enough to keep you going. Environments are creative and fun to navigate, and I didn't have any trouble navigating the platform areas, and there are a few of those. Again, it's very similar to DMC gameplay wise, but not quite as punishing.
I didn't get lost or turned around once, and it was always clear what I needed to do or where I needed to go the whole way through. There isn't a lot of exploring to do, it's not an open world game, but the environments are large enough that it doesn't feel too restricted. You are pushed along in a single direction the whole way through, but poking around in corners and out of the way places is rewarded with upgrade points most of the time. There are a few simple puzzles, but nothing seriously brain wracking, it's not that sort of game.
Definitely not for kids though. Much adult humor and extreme violence the whole way through. That's sort of Deadpool's thing to begin with. It's loud, it's violent, it's extremely immature and juvenile, and it's awesome. Highly recommended.