One of the first things you'll notice once you've downloaded DeathSpank from PlayStation Store is its unique art style, which features characters and a world modelled in 3D alongside scenery rendered in 2D. It's also packed full of eye-catching and vibrant colours in every level, featuring cotton candy coloured forests and gloomy haunted locations. Each area you enter in the game also features its very own distinct kind of monster to battle, including killer unicorns and Bearlopes, a bizarre bear/antelope hybrid.
As you travel the world you'll meet a series of great characters. Each encounter is met with multiple dialogue options for you to choose from in order to steer the conversation. Some are side-splittingly funny, others are completely off the wall, so it's fun to play with them and see where the conversation ends up depending on your response to each character's line. With a number of side missions to accomplish such as slaying monsters and locating special ingredients for spells and potions, DeathSpank's world is full of adventure and intrigue.
The main missions, like the side quests, involve hunting down hulking monsters and locating items dotted throughout the world. Keeping things fresh in DeathSpank is a combat system that consistently evolves the more fights you take part in. Weapons are assigned to the X, Square, Circle and Triangle buttons and include everything from swords to meat cleavers, sticks, axes, crossbows and, of course, chicken cannons. The more beasts you slay, the more your Justice Meter fills up, which then enables you to power-up each weapon for maximum damage.