Reviews

Reviewer: psykho_path

How long you've played the game: 18 hours
Learning curve: 1 hour
Difficulty: Extremely hard

Graphics: 8
Gamplay: 8
Sound: 9
Replay Value: 8
Gamer's Tilt: 9

Overall: 8.4

The most frustrating and most insanely difficult piece of crap ever made...but it was worth it.

God Hand is by far the most insanely hard game I ever played in my whole life. I never thought a pure beat-em-up game can be so frustrating. But having said that, I had a blast playing this game. If it weren't for it's humorous plots and characters, I would have quit God Hand a long time ago.

In short, you play as this big show-off named Gene who possesses the God Hand and is on a mission to destroy the evil demons who are looking for the powerful weapon Gene is weilding. As you proceed from stages to stages you will be bashing all types of enemies with your ultimate weapon and get to do all this crazy, over-the-top combo moves which you can get to choose. And the coolest part is that once your enemy is dizzy, you have the option to push the O button rapidly to inflict more damage and the effects are awesome. You get to pummel crooks, stinger fat dudes, spank girls in bondages, suplex tall guys and so on.

God Hand is an old-school beat 'em up video game which is more like a Final Fight classic in full 3D. As violent and erotic God Hand is, not a ounce of blood is spilt in the course of the game which makes the game a great one. But the only thing that is really annoying about this game is the difficulty it brings.

Like I said before, God Hand is a goddamn frustrating game, ever. Most parts are just insanely difficult that makes you wanna smash Shinki Mikami's (The Director) head against the wall for making us lose our composure. For instance, it took me like 60-70 tries just to beat Shannon (First try in circus) and believe me she was such a bitch. Thank goodness she died (Spoiler...so what? It's so predictable).

In conclusion, God Hand is an outstanding game and it should not be missed to all gamers alike. But the most crucial thing that you must have is patience. Without this, you will be beating up your PS2 to bits in no time. My advice is be sure to start of in easy mode, use short and quick moves for combos(Jabs, backfist strike 1, low kick 1, etc.), and dodging is golden. Trust me, it works.