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Killer7

キラー7

Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture Publisher: Capcom
09 June 2005
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In the near future, the United States is faced with a terrorist threat from Kun Lan, who possesses the ability to turn people into mindless suicide-bombing creatures known as the Heaven Smiles. The Killer7, a group of assassins manifested from the personalities of their leader, Harman Smith, is called upon to deal with this threat.
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all killer no filler ;).

despite existing in genres that exist, you will never experience anything like killer7.
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it should be state mandated law to play the PC Port of this game, like im talking fucking strapped down to a chair cw orange style eyes taped open just nonstop fucking playing. please
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I remember first time I played Killer7, it was such a breath of fresh air. I really liked control scheme - you use only 2 buttons to move, one button make character move forward, and second button turns him 180 degrees. Going through the doors/picking items is implemented by system of visual hints, example: You go forward till you see that way split into 2 separate ways. Your character automatically stops till you choose which way to go, by clicking one of options - like its a visual novel kinda game. I thought its a great idea, because it solves problem I had in many old adventure games - you go. Into some large room, and you need to find some small item - if you have no luck, exploration turns into annoying pixel perfect search for right item. In Killer7 you can't miss some item like that, because item is just one of few options, in discrete enumerated space of options (in comparison with continuous space of pixels in any other 3d adventure game). Puzzles in Killer7 are still pretty annoying but for another reason. They are not very logical, often you need to use very specific skill of character that was never mentioned before (for example you need to shit statue with special skill of one of characters, statue has symbol on it that its in some way related to this skill, but never mentioned before). Puzzles manage to be both primitive and obscure. Also they show worst flaw with Killer7 - its unfinished. Example of unfinished puzzle is in ulmeyda level. You need to find several figures to use them on some gate or something, but you only need to search for one figure, rest of figures are in the same room as the gate you need to open, you just need to push button on machine to get them. Its like developers had no time to hide figures in places so they hide in the same place, but then why such stupid puzzle is even left in the game? When it goes to fighting its similar to RE4 - drawing gun causes character to stay in place, but in killer7 you have FPP while shooting. Killing simple enemies is pretty cool, but some boss battles seems barely tested. For example, Asian guys with crushed brains: To kill them you need to shoot brains inside their skills (don't ask), but you can't go any closer to them, and you need to shot very small fragment of brain from far away - its difficult even using sniper rifle. Also sometimes you don't know if your attack even affect bosses in any way. Example is: Woman with anime girl mask. Fight is lengthy, its 5 minutes of straight shooting and without boss's health metter you don't know if your strategy works. So gameplay is mostly pretty mediocre, I finished it mostly because I wondered how game will end. Killer7 is really good with keeping your attention with narration and crazy story. There is some aura of conspiration and secret from past. Ending may be pretty dissapoing as it leaves you with more questions than answers, but this game just works like that - story is crazy, it never answers any question and you are left wondering what is going on. Even if its incoherent it at least keeps being intriguing. Also game has number of interesting themes, most interesting is theme of repetition. Number of times throughout the game you see same places, and you wonder what is behind them. Every time you are in your house you hear BDSM type screaming behind closed door - what is behind closed door? What is behind closed doors in colloseum that you go through in every chapter? What is relationship between Harman and Samantha - she is whore? Student? Servant? Answer to all those question you will got - or you wont, but at least there will be some hints! So in summary Killer7 is pretty good game, but its flawed and not as good as people thinks think it is. I also look for fun in video games, and there are many games with better and more funny gameplay than Killer7
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Robo1662 キラー7 2022-09-27T19:42:10Z
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PashaAlex キラー7 2022-09-26T21:29:50Z
2022-09-26T21:29:50Z
4.0
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ChromEX Killer7 2022-09-25T22:16:51Z
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2022-09-25T22:16:51Z
4.5
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aus10 キラー7 2022-09-24T03:15:39Z
2022-09-24T03:15:39Z
5.0
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faill17 キラー7 2022-09-23T19:05:09Z
2022-09-23T19:05:09Z
4.5
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Ilistenloudandclear124 キラー7 2022-09-23T18:29:51Z
2022-09-23T18:29:51Z
5.0
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HumblePanda キラー7 2022-09-22T12:27:41Z
2022-09-22T12:27:41Z
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Aninbus キラー7 2022-09-22T06:54:38Z
2022-09-22T06:54:38Z
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Xiuhcoatl キラー7 2022-09-21T04:50:36Z
2022-09-21T04:50:36Z
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frnc キラー7 2022-09-21T03:02:11Z
2022-09-21T03:02:11Z
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bing_bong_barl キラー7 2022-09-18T15:26:43Z
2022-09-18T15:26:43Z
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sir_wafel Killer7 2022-09-17T20:11:05Z
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2022-09-17T20:11:05Z
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  • sudatantalus 2022-06-14 19:37:42.604619+00
    we need more gameplay that is both structured and feels like pure fucking art
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  • Convalescence 2022-06-21 16:26:27.476107+00
    and *I* need this to be released on a platform where I can actually play it :(
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    • blokrenblossbroms 2022-07-02 06:10:49.250111+00
      Same! [like having money, but nowhere to spend it.]
    • undrground 2022-07-05 03:02:55.887721+00
      Ever heard of an emulator bub
    • blokrenblossbroms 2022-07-20 04:10:39.372902+00
      just saw this and today i actually just softmodded my old Wii to be able to play GC games off an SD card while using a PS4 controller.
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  • ThePsuedo 2022-07-07 11:31:22.47259+00
    Hasn't it been released on PC?
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  • Fowlawneeshafow 2022-07-09 21:28:43.73518+00
    Yeah this is on PC now and the port is pretty solid. It's a GameCube game, your laptop can run it, you don't need a gaming PC. I'm assuming people just want it ported to switch or something though because, that's how a lot of people who own a switch are lol.
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  • blokrenblossbroms 2022-07-30 09:30:58.904714+00
    Yeah, games like this make me kind of weary of the New Discourse surrounding the quality of specific cult games as a whole, .

    the gameplay is not only boringly easy and simple, it’s handholding and repetitive to a fault; pretty sure i could define about five or six layers of developers making the game idiot-proof, which may very well be a post-modern commentary of the nature of gaming, but somehow leaves the game between being transgressive but not experimental enough —
    it’s just a half-hearted design that plays without flow or consequence.

    also, steve blum voices his same act for like four characters in this??
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    • blokrenblossbroms 2022-08-01 04:32:40.057661+00
      that being said, the aesthetic + most plot moments are impeccable.
      kinda loses me near the end though by being a little too nebulous.
    • jamboricks 2022-08-18 18:33:47.620545+00
      what does "the New Discourse" refer to?

      I disagree with every take btw. even without the postmodern elements I find the core mechanic original and fun + the new Smiles every level add legit variety. the character dynamics are distinctive enough to keep it fresh (after multiple playthroughs it holds up). killer8 is objectively difficult as fuck, and it also owns to just go full run and gun with the new character

      also the ending section was one of the of those true "holy shit" things for me, never have I wanted to play something again so fast in order to recontextualize the dialogue and cutscenes with it. its kinda like what I had with Mulholland Dr (although this is more Inland Empire in terms of plot coherence, in that its more about its themes (the geopolitical ones in this case which feel incredibly relevant still))
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  • UltralightSeason 2022-09-12 15:48:28.006753+00
    The Silver Case series killed this game for me. On a replay it felt tiresome and needlessly obtuse (25th Ward being super obtuse while still having a much better overall point and direction), if it weren't for the Travis infodumps this game would be 90% based in spirit but ultimately boring gameplay, 8% awesome cutscenes and 2% proper storytelling
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  • Qwertchi 2022-09-15 04:24:05.982748+00
    You could argue that the story being so hard to follow it required a companion book to fill in gaps is bad writing.
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  • flims239 2022-09-23 08:43:05.998413+00
    Ending actually gave me a brain orgasm and is the coolest thing to ever happen visually
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