4CR: "DeathSpank is a Hack ‘n’ Slash RPG by Ron Gilbert. So, if you like Diablo and Things That Are Funny this game is a good buy.
DeathSpank is the story of a hero, DeathSpank, on a quest to find The Artifact. He’s been on this quest all his life and you pick up the tale right near the end. Fundamentally DeathSpank plays like any other action RPG, you talk to people to get quests, and then you beat the crap out of stuff so it drops better gear and bring people that gave you quests the junk they asked for. That being said Deathspank does some cool things with many aspects of the game."