Things I learned from playing The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile
a)Living organisms are really just sacs of blood and guts waiting to erupt
b)Ninjas may be cool, but cybernetic ninjas are way cooler
c)Cinder blocks wrapped in barbed wire are the best way to dispatch swarms of zombies
d)Sometimes, the second time is the charm
The original Dishwasher was one of those games I really wanted to love, but just didn’t enjoy nearly as much as I hoped. It was gory and it was stylish, but I just didn’t find it to be much fun. Now, the pallid samurai has returned for a sequel, and Ska Studios stripped the game down and made some bold, but welcome augmentations. Vampire Smile is an improvement over Dead Samurai in every possible way. Purists may label it selling out; I call it making a fantastic sequel.