Cut Him Up! Review
- Great print-style cartoonish art direction.
- Easy to pick up combo system.
- Meaty hits and a good splash of blood where it counts.
- Hit detection will drive you up the wall.
- AI that seems a tad berserk at times.
With bit more polishing, Cut Him Up! could really be a great brawler on the App Store, but for now it's more for fans of the genre desperate to fill their quota of face mashing.
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Bloody single-minded violence, thy name is 'Cut Him Up!'. Following in the best traditions of side-scrolling brawlers before it, Iskander's latest release is a sometimes exciting action title that keeps things simple in just about every possible way.
There are no major surprises in store for those who have played brawlers in the past and the game's '8-way' virtual stick with two buttons certainly gets the job done. Punching your enemies or kicking them in the face with a flying heel is brutal and sets blood flying with a meaty 'thud' sound effect to drive everything home. Combos are especially interesting, with several variations requiring timed presses to pull of crowd-destroying sequences that will clear the screen in no-time-flat.
That is, of course, if you can actually HIT anything. Despite the amazing amount of detail in the art-direction it seems the collision detection was overlooked making it painfully difficult to hit your enemies if they're not perfectly lined up and a very specific distance away. Add in to this a basic AI that will sometimes 'spaz out' and rip you to shreds with uncanny accuracy and you'll find yourself restarting the level until you manage to blunder through.
What could have been an excellent mindless brawler becomes an extended exercise in frustration and those rare moments where everything comes together almost taunt you to keep playing despite a constant fear of death that's out of your control. Until some patches roll in 'Cut Him Up!' is for the hardcore fans only.
Description"For those of you looking for a violence fueled bloody mess, CutHimUp is your meal ticket." - 148apps
"Looking for that extra special gory game for the iPhone, well look no further. Cut Him Up! for the iPhone provides the user a hacking good time, hacking people that is." - crazymikesapps
"Bloody single-minded violence, thy name is 'Cut Him Up!'" - appspy
"This game is gorgeous. It feels like I'm inside a comic book. Don't wait... Download this game now." - itunes review
"Oh the beautiful gore." - itunes review
"There's enough blood to keep you on the edge and you won't be able to put this down." - itunes review
**** NOTES: Now works great on iPod touch 2G and above! See the trailer on www.iskandarinc.com. ****
Obliterate masked surgeons, guards and even failed experiments in this bloody adventure through the halls of Ward B. Experience the ultra-violent brawler that is destined to be a staple in your app collection.
** Watch as the gripping story unfolds before you in between bouts of punches,kicks, gore and all-out-mayhem.
** Master a variety of combos to help you when facing tremendous odds.
** Additional endless survival mode providing you with infinite hours of gameplay.
** Beautifully hand drawn comic book style B&W art.
** Explosive beats that will make you want to bust some heads.
** Enemies will explode and shatter thanks to the state of the art physics engine.
** Openfeint leaderboads to make your mark against players around the world.
** Openfeint achievements!
** All the iOS4 creature comforts like iPod bg music and fast app switching/resume.
** Chainsaws included.
** Artwork maliciously drawn by TenthHelix.
We listen to our fans, so please visit our website (support link) or email us for any feedback, suggestions on what you would like to see in the game.
What's New in Version 1.5OUT NOW: Check out our new game Brutal Fantasy: The Orcs of Undermountain!
We've made the following enhancements to Cut Him Up!
- Added GameCenter support!
- Added new dash move (double tap)
- Added easier blocking (just hold down A to block)
- Tweaked enemy AI