DeathSpank is a trilogy that was released between 2010 and 2011, a series of games made by industry legend Ron Gilbert (who you might recall for, say, the Monkey Island games) and HotHead Games. I purchased DeathSpank (the first game) in a heartbeat after trying the demo several years ago
Since this is a series that deserves a second look, I thought it might be good to do a review for each of the games in the trilogy, in order to make you see why it deserves your time! We’ll start with Orphans of Justice, but reviews for DeathSpank 2 (Thongs of Virtue) and DeathSpank 3 (The Baconing) will also go live in the following weeks!
Deathspank: The Baconing isn’t your average PSN Title. Its graphics far exceeded my expectations, and some of the features are far from the standard on titles like this. The game is first and foremost a hack and slash, but the most interesting aspect of the game is the over-the-top humor. With that said, my experience with the game had mixed results. Even though it certainly offered me good entertainment, a game breaking glitch (that happened on the 4th “chapter”) prevented me from finishing it, so I took it to heart and gathered enough information to finish writing this.
When DeathSpank came out on the PSN a few weeks ago, I tried the demo a few moments and immediately bought the game after! I was amazed by both the gameplay and the dialogs, and completed the game (and got all trophies) in under 10 hours. The game was excellent, but a little too short!
I subscribed to HotHead’s newletter (the DeathSpam) and received this email yesterday! A DeathSpank sequel is coming!
As Demerson informed us here, DeathSpank is coming to the PSN tommorow for $14.99. DeathSpank was created by Ron Gilbert, the man who gave us Monkey Island, and is an action/hack-n-slash/RPG. It looks like it is going to be really fun, as well as funny. They are calling it “Diablo meets Monkey Island.”