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BloodyXmas Review

By Damian Chiappara, on December 25, 2009


BloodyXmas
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PROS

  • Online leaderboard access via Agon.
  • Simple control scheme.
  • Very dark and gruesome sense of humour.

CONS

  • No continue options - If players exit the application, it will be counted as a game over.
  • Players are required to join Agon in order to access the game.

VERDICT

If you’re a twisted individual then Bloody Xmas will certainly stuff your stocking full of all the gory Christmas themed mayhem you could ask for.


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From the title alone, it’s safe to say that Bloody Xmas is not your usual happy Christmas game; unless of course you’re a serial killer. Either way, Bloody Xmas puts players in control of a badass reinvention of Santa as he must defend his workshop from thieving little creatures. So it’s up to you to dismember and cleave your way through the incoming waves of enemies so they don’t steal all of your presents.

Santa is controlled by tapping and holding on the screen in the direction you want to move, and you attack by tapping on an enemy. Once you are close enough, you will cleave them in two or decapitate them in a gory and gruesome fashion. You’ll also want to capitalize on the various weapon drops, like the chainsaw or wheat thresher, that will really turn up the bloodshed.

The game’s 3D mixed cell shading visuals are very well done but some of the detail can be lost when you are swarmed by enemies. The techno-Christmas soundtrack is well done but you’ll wish you had iPod access after a while. The game features one main mode with leaderboard access via Agon, but unfortunately Agon doesn’t allow players to access the game at all unless you create a profile and sign up.

If you’re in the mood for some mindless bloodshed then Bloody Xmas will certainly fill the void. The dark humour and gameplay itself are enjoyable but the controls and the crowds of enemies might make things a bit awkward at times. It’s certainly something to watch out for but won’t ruin the game for you.

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