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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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Windows
78
4.1
Xbox 360
82
3.4

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PlayStation 3 1 3.4
Windows 2 4.1
Xbox 360 1 3.4
Combined MobyScore 4 3.8


The Press Says

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94
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is a solid release considering its $15 price tag, hours of gameplay, and vast amounts of hilarity. The quality voice acting is spot on with its comedic timing, and the overall look of the game is very unique. There were a few frame rate issues that were experienced intermittently and the lack of a decent co-op mode was disappointing. Action-RPG fans will certainly have fun with this release, although it’s similar to the original, and if you’re into thongs and “role-playing” then this game is a win-win.
94
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is a solid release considering its $15 price tag, hours of gameplay, and vast amounts of hilarity. The quality voice acting is spot on with its comedic timing, and the overall look of the game is very unique. There were a few frame rate issues that were experienced intermittently and the lack of a decent co-op mode was disappointing. Action-RPG fans will certainly have fun with this release, although it’s similar to the original, and if you’re into thongs and “role-playing” then this game is a win-win.
90
PlayStation 3GameZone
Sure, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is more of the same, but when it’s more of the same amounts of awesome, then it’s a very good thing. In a lot of ways, I enjoyed T.O.V. even more than I liked the first one. This sequel seems better put together and has slightly more personality. Now if only they would fix the crappy inventory system for the third, then DeathSpank might just make its way into my favorite downloadable games of all time.
85
WindowsComputerGames.ro
In the end, both Thongs of Virtue and its predecessor are quite straightforward parodies of the gaming industry and many aspects of real life, modern or from the past. It’s a simple game, without gameplay complexities, extraordinary AI or difficult tactics, quick reflexes on the mouse and plenty of life potions being enough for a victory. The fights, plenty monsters and loot mix, plus the irony, humor and the crazy graphics are motivating enough to make you forget the generic missions. And since the technical aspect isn’t that demanding, there are no bugs, those from the previous game being resolved (items that couldn’t be picked up). But what actually recommends DeathSpank? Just like with the older Torchlight, it’s the passion, the soul that comes straight from the games of old, when the dollars weren’t more important than a satisfied customer. So don’t hesitate to help out the Dispenser of Justice, you’ll get guaranteed relaxation and humor.
85
WindowsIGN
If you enjoyed the first DeathSpank, you're gonna love Thongs of Virtue. It's just as addictive, just as pretty, and I dare say it's even a little funnier. Fans of quests and, more importantly, sidequests will find more missions here than they know what to do with. Hopefully this won't be the last we see of DeathSpank.
85
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
As a whole, I still cannot help but recommend this game. Yes, it may feel like an expansion pack if you just recently spent the fifteen dollars on the predecessor, and I am sure there are some who do not want to drop fifteen dollars again so soon. However, if you didn't pick up the first game, I would ultimately suggest that you skip it and move on to this one instead. You really do not need to know much about the original to find this one fun and enjoyable. On the other hand, fans of Deathspank should definitely choose to continue our hero's tale, because this is definitely not the last time we will be seeing him, and he is once again in top form.
85
Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
As a whole, I still cannot help but recommend this game. Yes, it may feel like an expansion pack if you just recently spent the fifteen dollars on the predecessor, and I am sure there are some who do not want to drop fifteen dollars again so soon. However, if you didn't pick up the first game, I would ultimately suggest that you skip it and move on to this one instead. You really do not need to know much about the original to find this one fun and enjoyable. On the other hand, fans of Deathspank should definitely choose to continue our hero's tale, because this is definitely not the last time we will be seeing him, and he is once again in top form.
85
Xbox 360Gamers' Temple, The
Thongs of Virtue has the same 2D in 3D look as its predecessor, and I love the game's art style and pop-up comic book look. If you take a look at the gameplay in isolation, it's not really outstanding in any way so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for a serious action RPG. I enjoyed playing the game because a lot of the humor appealed to me (the writing is actually clever when it doesn't take the easy route with the straight-up thong jokes) and because I was always curious to see what awaited me in each new area. This is certainly a game best enjoyed for its story, but only if you can appreciate Terry Goodkind or Monty Python as well as J.R.R. Tolkien.
85
Xbox 360IGN
If you enjoyed the first DeathSpank, you're gonna love Thongs of Virtue. It's just as addictive, just as pretty, and I dare say it's even a little funnier. Fans of quests and, more importantly, sidequests will find more missions here than they know what to do with. Hopefully there are more episodes on the way.
85
Xbox 360MS Xbox World
Players that enjoyed the 1st game will no doubt find Thongs of Virtue irresistible as will people new to Death Spank's humorous escapades. The gameplay is as addicting as any dungeon crawler in previous history and gives the player a huge amount of options for equipment and battle strategy. Jocular conversations keep the game from ever taking itself serious and the characters and environment are the most amusing and delightful you'll find on the XBL. It is a shame this game released so close to the 1st as a little more polish on issues like inventory, health restoration, and quests would have made this game even better. The overall experience is exceptional and well worth the 1200 Microsoft points spent adding another Death Spank game to your game library.
83
PlayStation 3Game Revolution
With a rehashed battle system and a story very loosely tied together by tight underwear, Thongs of Virtue is not as cohesive nor as innovative as its predecessor. But it feels overbearing to criticize an unflinchingly goofy 15-hour adventure that couldn't take itself any less seriously if it tried. A low-priced downloadable action RPG with spunk and humor is exactly what gaming needs right now. Really, DeathSpank can hit me up anytime... uh, that came out wrong...
83
Xbox 360Game Revolution
With a rehashed battle system and a story very loosely tied together by tight underwear, Thongs of Virtue is not as cohesive nor as innovative as its predecessor. But it feels overbearing to criticize an unflinchingly goofy 15-hour adventure that couldn't take itself any less seriously if it tried. A low-priced downloadable action RPG with spunk and humor is exactly what gaming needs right now. Really, DeathSpank can hit me up anytime... uh, that came out wrong...
83
PlayStation 3neXGam
Deathspank - Thongs of Virtue macht alles richtig, was man von einem gelungenen Nachfolger erwartet. Das Spiel hat eine geniale Story, ist länger als der Vorgäner und bietet mehr Inhalt (neue/mehr Waffen, Quests, Areale, u.a.). Leider ist der Multiplayer erneut nichts mehr als ein netter Bonus zum Singleplayer. Hier hätte ich mir mehr gewünscht. Ansonsten ist Deathspank - Thongs of Virtue allen Spielern zu empfehlen, die auf humorgeladene Hack & Slay Rollenspiele stehen. Nur gutes Englisch muss man in diesem Fall drauf haben!
83
Xbox 360neXGam
Deathspank - Thongs of Virtue macht alles richtig, was man von einem gelungenen Nachfolger erwartet. Das Spiel hat eine geniale Story, ist länger als der Vorgäner und bietet mehr Inhalt (neue/mehr Waffen, Quests, Areale, u.a.). Leider ist der Multiplayer erneut nichts mehr als ein netter Bonus zum Singleplayer. Hier hätte ich mir mehr gewünscht. Ansonsten ist Deathspank - Thongs of Virtue allen Spielern zu empfehlen, die auf humorgeladene Hack & Slay Rollenspiele stehen. Nur gutes Englisch muss man in diesem Fall drauf haben!
82
Xbox 360PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Echt grappige humor gecombineerd met uitstekende hack-and-slash gameplay zoals je die nog nooit eerder gezien hebt. Behalve in de eerste Deathspank natuurlijk. Maar meer is beter!
80
PlayStation 3411mania.com
If you like Hack/Slash RPG’s, comedy and absurd stories, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue is worth the money. A dozen hours of fun, tons of hilarious one-liners and a solid combat system for just $15 is a lot of bang for your buck.
80
WindowsGameZone
For a quick sequel, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue does a lot of things right. The change of setting gives the game far more charm and personality than the first DeathSpank, and the humor is still fairly good, if a little hit-and-miss. If you liked the original DeathSpank, Thongs of Virtue is definitely worth checking out, even if the bland fantasy setting turned you away the first time. Just remember that this is a game that gets by on charm and humor, not gameplay.
80
Xbox 360GameZone
For a quick sequel, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue does a lot of things right. The change of setting gives the game far more charm and personality than the first DeathSpank, and the humor is still fairly good, if a little hit-and-miss. If you liked the original DeathSpank, Thongs of Virtue is definitely worth checking out, even if the bland fantasy setting turned you away the first time. Just remember that this is a game that gets by on charm and humor, not gameplay.
80
PlayStation 3GameZone
For a quick sequel, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue does a lot of things right. The change of setting gives the game far more charm and personality than the first DeathSpank, and the humor is still fairly good, if a little hit-and-miss. If you liked the original DeathSpank, Thongs of Virtue is definitely worth checking out, even if the bland fantasy setting turned you away the first time. Just remember that this is a game that gets by on charm and humor, not gameplay.
80
PlayStation 3RPGFan
Playing on the hardest difficulty offered me 20 or so hours of fetch questing and monster killing. A second player can join in as a secondary character, but it's mainly a gimmick and really doesn't add much to the game outside of offering some form of co-op. Taken purely on its content-to-cost ratio, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue is an incredible value at $15. The humor and gameplay don't always hit the right notes, but they are well done enough to keep the player amused for the entirety of the game. It's by no means a bad game, or even a mediocre game. Its presentation and gameplay are all quite enjoyable and well above average. Unfortunately, the truth remains that because of its lack of remarkable or memorable gameplay and aesthetics, combined with mostly lukewarm humor, there are many more games that players will spend $15 on before even considering Deathspank.
80
PlayStation 3PlayStation Lifestyle
Hothead seems to understand one true concept: if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is much of the same gameplay from its first adventure, of course with a few added ideas to help keep the game fresh. My only wish is that they would release a patch to include an online co-op gameplay. However, with the amount of quests and one-liners packed into this downloadable package, you will definitely have your money well spent with Thongs of Virtue, which will land you with about 10-15 hours of game time.
80
PlayStation 3TotalPlayStation
A strange beast, this: funny and addictive and crass in equal measure. Seen as a sequel it can feel a little like a lazy cash-in, but seen as the latest episode in the life of DeathSpank it's well worth picking up.
80
Xbox 360RPGFan
Playing on the hardest difficulty offered me 20 or so hours of fetch questing and monster killing. A second player can join in as a secondary character, but it's mainly a gimmick and really doesn't add much to the game outside of offering some form of co-op. Taken purely on its content-to-cost ratio, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue is an incredible value at $15. The humor and gameplay don't always hit the right notes, but they are well done enough to keep the player amused for the entirety of the game. It's by no means a bad game, or even a mediocre game. Its presentation and gameplay are all quite enjoyable and well above average. Unfortunately, the truth remains that because of its lack of remarkable or memorable gameplay and aesthetics, combined with mostly lukewarm humor, there are many more games that players will spend $15 on before even considering Deathspank.
80
Xbox 360RPGamer
Although there isn't much to set Thongs of Virtue apart from the first DeathSpank game, evolution isn't really necessary. DeathSpank should still be fresh on the minds of those who played it, and if it didn't interest you, there's really nothing here to change that. Really, DeathSpank and DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue are a singular game split into two parts, and with a combined playtime of well over thirty hours, it has a terrific price as well. If you enjoyed DeathSpank's first adventure, the second one will be right up your alley.
80
Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Heb je DeathSpank gespeeld, dan kun je bijna niet meer om Thongs of Virtue heen. Het is absoluut een rechtstreeks gevolg en gezien de snelle release kun je dat als kritiekpunt aandragen. Maar een handjevol aanpassingen is op zo'n overtuigende manier versmeed met het toch al sterke concept dat het wel degelijk een waardige nieuwe episode is. Sterker nog, het is een van de beste, en vooral leukste, titels op Xbox Live Arcade en PlayStation Network.
80
PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
Heb je DeathSpank gespeeld, dan kun je bijna niet meer om Thongs of Virtue heen. Het is absoluut een rechtstreeks gevolg en gezien de snelle release kun je dat als kritiekpunt aandragen. Maar een handjevol aanpassingen is op zo'n overtuigende manier versmeed met het toch al sterke concept dat het wel degelijk een waardige nieuwe episode is. Sterker nog, het is een van de beste, en vooral leukste, titels op Xbox Live Arcade en PlayStation Network.
78
PlayStation 3Digital Chumps
Thongs of Virtue is the second half of Deathspank. Billing this as a sequel is a bit disingenuous, but thankfully Deathspank's structure was quite good to begin with, and the humorous presentation remains delightfully distinctive. The art direction and quality of the writing do well overcome a purveying sense of repetition, enabling the player coast through dozens of quests and challenges. I don't think it's the follow-up anyone hoped for, but, much like Deathspank himself, it's hard to say no to its proposal.
76
WindowsGameFocus
The larger scope of Thongs of Virtue makes it a great second entry, but when comparing it to the first, the lack of improvements put it in a bad position. It’s definitely still a worthy title, but it would have been even better had there been more time between releases and some much needed improvements were made. Those who had no problems with the first should pick it up without question. For everyone else, be sure to try it first to see if it’s right for you.
76
PlayStation 3GameFocus
The larger scope of Thongs of Virtue makes it a great second entry, but when comparing it to the first, the lack of improvements put it in a bad position. It’s definitely still a worthy title but it would have been even better had there been more time between releases and some much needed improvements were made. Those who had no problems with the first should pick it up without question. For everyone else, be sure to try it first to see if it’s right for you.
76
Xbox 360GameFocus
The larger scope of Thongs of Virtue makes it a great second entry, but when comparing it to the first, the lack of improvements put it in a bad position. It’s definitely still a worthy title but it would have been even better had there been more time between releases and some much needed improvements were made. Those who had no problems with the first should pick it up without question. For everyone else, be sure to try it first to see if it’s right for you.
75
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Développé en même temps que l'épisode précédent, DeathSpank : Thongs of Virtue en possède toutes les qualités. Drôle, techniquement réussi, difficile, cet opus entièrement en anglais ne surprendra hélas pas autant les joueurs qu'Orphans of Justice. Qu'importe, le fun est là et c'est bien l'essentiel.
75
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Développé en même temps que l'épisode précédent, DeathSpank : Thongs of Virtue en possède toutes les qualités. Drôle, techniquement réussi, difficile, cet opus entièrement en anglais ne surprendra hélas pas autant les joueurs qu'Orphans of Justice. Qu'importe, le fun est là et c'est bien l'essentiel.
75
PlayStation 3GameSpot
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue proves that some formulas don't need a drastic overhaul to be fun. The small tweaks liven up the gameplay, but it's the goofy story and striking visuals that provide the most pertinent lure. Don't be scared off by the $15 price tag, either. This long adventure can stretch for more than 15 hours if you complete every quest, and there are so many characters to meet that things never get boring. It would be nice to see more in-depth combat, but that's not the point of this adventure. Thongs of Virtue is a simple journey that pushes humor to the forefront, and it's a refreshing change of pace for people looking for lighter fare. Being a hero may not be easy, but it's certainly funny.
73
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Thongs of Virtue ist länger, witziger und abwechslungsreicher als der erste Teil. Also schlicht besser. Und auch wenn das zweite Abenteuer des trotteligen Haudraufs ans erste anschließt, braucht man keine Vorkenntnisse der Geschichte, um Spaß zu haben. Die vielen Anspielungen auf Filme, Bücher und den ganz normalen Alltagswahnsinn unterhalten auch so ganz prächtig. Für einen weiteren Deathspank-Teil wünsche ich mir lediglich ein etwas ausgebauteres Charaktersystem. Oder wahlweise mehr von dem brillanten Humor eines Deathspank für Diablo 3. Ich fürchte aber, da kann ich in beiden Fällen warten, bis ich schwarz werde.
70
WindowsZTGameDomain
The game is still only $15, and you’ll get your money’s worth out of it. With the good combat and funny dialog exchanges, you’ll still find the game enjoyable in small chunks. If you’re a PC gamer and you enjoy Diablo and Torchlight style games, I’d still say drop the money down on it. There’s still some fun to be had.
70
Xbox 360TheSixthAxis
Perhaps Hothead skipped that economics lesson on the concepts of supply and demand. We weren’t really demanding a new DeathSpank, and this sophomore helping, though enjoyable in its own right, would have been better served if it had appeared six months from now with a smattering of extra enhancements when fans of the first title would be more than eager to revisit the dullard’s inane ramblings. There’s still good fun here, and it’s exceptional value for money, but perhaps hold off until the lustre of the first game has faded a smidgen, when this retread will likely appear a little less than what it is: merely a very good – if perhaps unrequested – retake.
70
PlayStation 3TheSixthAxis
Perhaps Hothead skipped that economics lesson on the concepts of supply and demand. We weren’t really demanding a new DeathSpank, and this sophomore helping, though enjoyable in its own right, would have been better served if it had appeared six months from now with a smattering of extra enhancements when fans of the first title would be more than eager to revisit the dullard’s inane ramblings. There’s still good fun here, and it’s exceptional value for money, but perhaps hold off until the lustre of the first game has faded a smidgen, when this retread will likely appear a little less than what it is: merely a very good – if perhaps unrequested – retake.
70
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Appropriately many have labeled Thongs of Virtue as simply DeathSpank 1.5. Having more in common with episodic titles rather than full sequels, the core gameplay hasn’t changed much and the general tone of the previous title remains. What you’re left with is a direct continuation of the events began in DeathSpank and a beautiful new - if a bit familiar - world to quest through. Love it or hate it, Thongs of Virtue is more of the same, and in this case that’s mostly a good thing.
70
PlayStation 3Atomic Gamer
Having had my DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue experience so painfully truncated by the aforementioned bug, it's hard to comment fully on the game. It is possible however, to say that going by the entertaining action/RPG elements and the unparalleled humor of the game to that point, that Ron Gilbert's still “got it”. Still, a bug that prevents players from finishing the game (and that as yet has no known fix) just can't be overlooked. DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, I so wanted to love you but alas, it wasn't meant to be.