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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

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Description

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is the sequel to DeathSpank. It was also created by Ron Gilbert and follows a similar action role-playing framework to that established by the first game.

The story continues right where DeathSpank concluded, DeathSpank having discovered his Thong of Justice is only one of six legendary Thongs of Virtue. The other Thongs, however, have corrupted their wearers (who include a nun, a popular TV chef and Santa Claus) and DeathSpank must defeat them to stop the evil of the corrupted Thongs once and for all.

While the first game was a parody of familiar fantasy tropes, the sequel visits and skewers more modern environments. From a war-torn WWII-esque countryside to the old west, the new environments also include a number of appropriate new weapons. Guns, grenades, bazookas, flamethrowers and even more bizarre weapons expand DeathSpank's arsenal for dispensing justice! There are also over 20 new and unique sets of armour, keeping DeathSpank safe in his quest to uplift the downtrodden.

The game features more side quests than DeathSpank, with more emphasis of puzzle solving (the Monkey Island half of the equation). Some familiar NPCs return, but many new characters join the DeathSpank cast, all fully voiced.

DeathSpank is also joined by a new co-op sidekick character, Steve. Steve is rumoured to be the long-lost son of Lord Von Prong, raised by marketing ninjas. He rides a pygmy unicorn, wields two swords and a fistful of shurikens, can lasso enemies and heal DeathSpank.. and sing, most operatically. Sparkles the Wizard, sidekick from the first game, is still available for co-op play as well.

At least twice the size of the first game, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue concludes DeathSpank's Thong saga by providing more environments, more weapons and more quests, all in the name of Justice.

Screenshots

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Windows There are lots of references in DS: ToV. Notice the title of the quest and its explanation.
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Windows Bazookas deal lots of damage and they are a useful addition to the game,  but they hurt Deathspank too.
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Windows Inventory screen which mostly belongs to the items that you should solve the game's puzzles with. By the way, doesn't that mask sound familiar to you? ;)
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Windows You start the game here in this prison camp.

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The Press Says

GameZone PlayStation 3 Oct 28, 2010 9 out of 10 90
ComputerGames.ro Windows Dec 15, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2010 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2010 B+ 83
Game Revolution PlayStation 3 Sep 30, 2010 B+ 83
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Oct 05, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Oct 06, 2010 15 out of 20 75
TheSixthAxis Xbox 360 Oct 27, 2010 7 out of 10 70
TheSixthAxis PlayStation 3 Oct 27, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Atomic Gamer PlayStation 3 Oct 01, 2010 7 out of 10 70

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