It turns out I wasn’t the only one who got a kick out of that last video. It got picked up by some pretty high profile gaming blogs and news sites.
I’m excited for The Dishwasher because it represents something different on the XBLA horizon. I, for one, have had enough of the standard XNA fare with its miniature graphics, thrown-together “pew pew pew” gameplay, and disgusting overuse of the same red/green/blue/purple color palate. This game is stylish, it’s fast-paced, and it looks challenging and incredibly fun to play. It shows developers out there that a little creativity with XNA can go a long way.
How exactly the guitar sections — in which players match button inputs with corresponding prompts — meld with the game proper we have no idea, and honestly don’t care. All we know is it looks like glorious, violent fun.
Along the way we have been granted various glimpses into the world of this dishwashing rampage. And perhaps those earlier videos left you wanting more? If so a new trailer has just arrived that features more blood, more insane massive damage combos, and more…guitar?
Thanks as always to these great sources for the coverage. I keep feeds on these sites, so it’s always a bit of a surprise to see The Dishwasher show up in the wild!