Dead or School
[ Introduction ]
Dead or School is yet another title in a long line of action platformers. When I found it on Steam I had to play it, well wait for it to get ported. Was it worth the wait, let’s find out?
[ Gameplay ]
[ Visual and Perfomance ]
Visually, Dead or School is a mixed bag of good, bad and interesting. The visual novel aspect of the game is amazing and looks great. Parts of the world look like something from the PS2 era. This is not a bad thing. The character models look decent, if not a little flat at times. The HUD looks really cool; it looks a little intrusive at the start but grew to like it. In the top left of the HUD is Hisako’s picture with whatever weapon she currently has equipped, Also when reloading the picture changes to show this, it was a nice little touch When the gun shoots there is a visual cue, like out of a manga, not to mention how zombies jump from the HUD frame to the level. When there is plenty going on in the game, it gels and comes together. Just don’t be looking for amazing graphics.
[ Sound ]
The sound design is good, it does enough to make the fights tense, even when they are tense enough alone. The weapons sound great, each explosion and bullet shot sounds weighty, but also somewhat muffled at the same time as if underground. It does a good job of a small budget.