msxbox-world writes: There are certain games that, over the course of many years, have come to define entire genres. When it comes to hack and slash RPGs, the undisputed champion is probably still Diablo. When it comes to adventure games, there is actually a lot more competition but you'd be hard pressed to find one more beloved than the truly excellent Monkey Island games from LucasArts. So when Hothead games and EA told us that their new title DeathSpank was a mixture of those two particularly awesome games, we were sceptical. If you're going to invoke not one honoured legacy in gaming, but two, to support your new product, then that product had better be excellent. We're here to see if DeathSpank can live up to that kind of name dropping.