Chickensword is fast, funny, and furious

A bird that kills at will

As a comedic tool, juxtaposition can cut both ways. Was Attack of the Killer Tomatoes a cheap “opposite day joke” one-note-tune of a film, or an adorable commitment to pushing a ridiculous concept past the point of reason? Like with every comedy, the answer probably depends on who you ask. 

The same will probably be said of Chickensword, though from what I’ve played so far, it’s well designed enough to push through any mixed feelings players may have towards the game’s approach to comedy. The game features one hit kills, which makes sense, considering you’re playing as a run-of-the-mill, laboratory chicken. That vulnerability is offset by the giant green talking sword you wield. It can cleave enemies with ease and reflect many projectiles. There is also corn collection and egg laying if that’s more your speed. 

If you want to know more about Chickensword, the game’s developer has a lot gifs and additional info about the game over on his twitter account

Jonathan Holmes
Destructoid Contributor - Jonathan Holmes has been a media star since the Road Rules days, and spends his time covering oddities and indies for Destructoid, with over a decade of industry experience "Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes