Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dead Rising 2

As I promised before I'm now playing Dead Rising 2. Dead Rising 2 is a third person action game where you play Chuck Greene as he tries to survive the zombie outbreak in Fortune City. Chuck has been framed to be a terrorist and he tries to find the persons responsible.


The game happens in "real time", meaning that the in-game clock runs all the time you play. The plot is divided to small episodes which all start at some exact time. Between these episodes there are lots of different side missions where you rescue or kill people around Fortune City. These side missions have time limits too. When they come available you only have certain amount of time to complete them. Third time based thing in the game is finding vaccine for Chuck's daughter. She has been bitten by a zombie and needs Zombrex every 24 hours (game time). So all these happen at certain time and the clock is running.

I really have mixed up feelings about the game. As I said before I don't like time limits in games and it's as I'd feared. The time limits are really annoying. I can't rest or "take it easy" at any point. There's always something where I have to hurry. Well the side missions aren't mandatory so I can admit that the hurry is partly my fault, but with my obsessions to try to do everything in the game it's really hard to let some missions just pass because I don't have the time. I just try to think that I'll complete them during the next playthrough. The game also feels pretty hard from time to time. Or maybe it's just me and my sucky skills but certain enemies in some missions feel really hard. They run faster than you, have much more health and do more damage. Some even heal themselves. I think it would just take the right tactic and right weapon to kill them, but with the hurry on my mind I just don't have the patience to try everything.

The game has zombies, lots of zombies.
Time limits cause panic in me, but so do the zombies. They are everywhere, and there's lots of them! Of course if the main thing in game is zombie riot there should be lots of them, but together with time limits they can be really huge pain in the ass. I'm always running from point A to point B and wouldn't have time to deal with millions of zombies, but there they are. I have to admit that this is maybe the right way to do a game like this, it's just me that is wrong in this combination. The only thing that I would change is the time limits. Without them I would so much enjoy crushing those zombie hordes.

So you didn't like my solo, bitch?!?

That leads us to the next big thing in the game, weapons. There's more ways in the game to kill those bastards than you can imagine. Almost anything can be used as a weapon, from a house plant to a huge war axe. And as if those weren't enough you can combine many of them with each other (after you have found the correct combo card). How'd you like a toy helicopter with a machete attached to it, or a paddle with a chainsaw? One of my favorites I've seen so far is a bucket with a power drill. You put that thing in zombies head and it drills the zombie to death. Oh wow! That's how I like my zombies, in bits and pieces.

It's splashing time!


Dead Rising 2 may not be my favorite game but I'm still going to finish it. The game has it's moments from time to time so it's not all bad. You'll have my final opinion when I have played the game through. That would be in few days I hope.

26 comments:

  1. I was really let down by this game, if I'm going to be honest

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  2. it looks only kind of okay, not more than that.

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  3. i love the game with all my heart
    imho one of the best titles last year

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  4. i'll have to look into this game. :)

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  5. Dead Rising is a fun game :D

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  6. wow, using the guitar to hit some zombies is only for badasses. This game looks really impressive.

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  7. I recently bought this game! I'ma play it right away :p

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  8. Back when Dead Rising 1 came out it was popular because there weren't many zombie titles, now it has a lot of competition

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  9. I haven't been able to stop playing this game since I got it. I just cant get it perfect.

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  10. I don't like the idea of the time limit, but killing zombies? What can be wrong with that!

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  11. I dislike this game compared to the first.

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  12. Hahaha, the dead rising games are so badass. I could play them for hours.

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  13. Way too many zombie games out these days. I never really liked zombies to start with.

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  14. didn't play that but I know that there are many funny weapons :D

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  15. Nooo, I hate time limits! But I'll check out this game anyway. :)

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  16. that screen grab with the mases infront is epic

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  17. Love this game, it's ridiculous! I also love l4d2.

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  18. My friends told me that the first one was fun. I'll probably try this one.

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  19. Not my kind of game, but cool.

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  20. i liked dead rising so i assume id like two...but i traded my shitboxofreddeath for a ps3

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  21. I await zombies for 1 reason: The fall of thecurrent human society ^^.

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  22. Played the 1st part, also looking forward to play this one too :-)
    If its as enjoyable as the 1st one its worth the money - you have my word

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