If theres one thing that High Moon Studios take on the Merc With A Mouth has going for it, its the razor sharp and oft hilarious script. Loaded with Frat Boy zingers and countless fourth-wall busting gags, Deadpool does its best to tinker with the conventions of standard video game narrative while piling on the dick and fart jokes.
While definitely not to everyones liking, its obvious from the opening moments that the scribblers tasked with bringing Deadpool to life had a blast, so its a shame that what follows is a rather repetitive affair riddled with dull boss battles and combat thats been delivered to a much higher pedigree in far superior titles. Theres an upgrade system at play too, but despite whats on offer it really doesnt alter the gameplay enough to warrant much of your time. And for a game that prides itself in sending up a myriad of others, it lacks kick in the level design department, which, for the most part, is played straight rather than spun on its head.
With just six stages and a series of flimsy Challenge Mode missions papered onto environments youve just cut your way through, theres not much to recommend here beyond the initial first stab at wrapping up the campaign. Sure, fans of the character will no doubt relish the fact that Deadpools unique brand of twisted humour has been faithfully extrapolated from the comic book, but behind that kooky exterior there sits a predictable and shallow brawler worth a rental at best.