YMMV: Thrill Kill

  • Crosses the Line Twice: More than twice, as a matter of fact.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Thrill Kill has a pretty strong following in Japan.
  • Hype Backlash: Upon being cancelled and permanently shelved by EA after they bought out Virgin Interactive, many gamers were eager to see for themselves what the new publisher decided was just too horrific for them to ever experience. Now that it's readily attainable and playable through emulation, it's a bit of a letdown to discover that, disturbing thematic elements aside, the violence and gore really isn't that much worse than the stuff in Mortal Kombat 4, which EA claimed was perfectly kosher in comparison to Thrill Kill.
  • Narm: The cutscenes, due in part to the stiff movement of the characters and the bland dialogue.
  • Nightmare Fuel: All over the place. The concept alone is quite unsettling, but it goes even further by just how disturbing most of the characters and their backstories are in the game. Also, that eerie ambience that place during fights is just plain creepy, with audible moaning and whispers being heard throughout.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: The game had a lot of hype behind it, being considered one of the most violent and darkest games ever produced at the time. These days, thanks in part due to Hype Backlash, the game is nowhere near as violent as what we have seen come out of the gaming industry as of recent. Heck, the game wasn't even that violent in comparison to game released at the time such as Mortal Kombat 4.
  • Overshadowed By Controversy: A game so controversial that EA canceled its release. Take note however, that the game is a lot tamer than EA would want you to believe, and as a result much Hype Backlash has resulted from eager gamers wanting to see what the fuss is about.
  • Uncanny Valley: The people in the cutscenes are a bit stiff and lifeless, even in motion. It's a bit laughable, but excusable given the time the game was er... unreleased.