Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dead Rising 2/2

Most of the zombies are dead and Chuck has escaped, but was it worth it? The answer is yes and no.

The answer is no because of the time limits. Like I said before they are super annoying. I'm now playing the game second time and I still hate those time limits. I'm not even sure if I'm able to play it to the end now. I'm going to try though. I was hoping that there would be some kind of free roam mode after the first playthrough. That would have been nice. No time limits, just you, weapons and the zombie horde.

This screen comes too familiar.

Last time I also mentioned difficult enemies. There were some that felt difficult, but as Chuck gained some levels it became easier to beat those little bastards. But first you had to gain those levels and before that there were some missions that I had to skip because of the difficult foes. So again I repeat myself. Without time limits I would have had the chance to level Chuck up and after that go and try those missions.

So why was the game worth my time? Dead Rising 2 has it's moments. If you leave out time limits, killing those zombies is fun and entertaining. With so many different ways to smash a zombies head it doesn't get boring. After killing few thousands of those things I don't even find the killing repeating itself. Picture this: twenty zombies coming your way and you take a few swings at them with your fire axe and sledge-hammer combination. You hear few splashes and find yourself standing alone with a big pile of zombie guts on the ground. Man, that's satisfying!

Randy with his pink chainsaw. Got to have one of those myself!
The game also has twisted humour which at least I find funny. For example there were these two magicians who were practising a trick where a woman was cut in half with a huge saw blade. Well they failed every time, the woman died, but it didn't stop them of trying. The humour in general was about some sick people killing others. Some like it and some don't. Another example: maybe my favorite character, Randy, is a psychopath who wants to get married. And he just accidentally cuts his father in half with his chainsaw.

Because the point in this game is to survive and kill zombies it isn't a surprise that the plot is not worth mentioning. There are couple bad guys who get what they deserve. That's pretty much it.

Another great character. Slappy is sad because his girlfriend died. :(

Lets try to sum up my opinions about the game. The game is good if you know what to expect. Lots of zombies and many many ways to kill them. But if you are like me and want to complete all the missions you are in a constant hurry with very little time to really enjoy killing zombies.

P.S. There is still time to vote what game I'll play next. The poll's on the right. Vote!

36 comments:

  1. Zombie games were never my thing, but I sure did enjoy reading your review :D

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  2. awesome review, i love zombie games ;D

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  3. i actually liked the constant hurry-up feel in this game. i got too distracted and off-track without it.

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  4. I wasn't a fan of this game...I liked the first one a lot more for some reason.

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  5. Sounds kinda fun, but a free roam mode seems necessary.

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  6. Dang it sounds kind of discouraging now that there are time limits, i'll still have to give it a try though.

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  7. @DAHN
    I don't think I would.

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  8. I was just surprised that Slappy had a girlfriend

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  9. awesome review bro, looks like a sweet game ;D

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  10. imho the time limit gave this game the real thrill, i played it through several times (3-4) and in the end managed to save all of em (there are hidden survivors as well)

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  11. some zombie games are good, but i'm not going to play this one. i don't know.. there's something about it, i can't put my finger on it, that i don't like.

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  12. Moohaha zombie games. Thanks for the great review, Guess I'll give it a try. :)

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  13. never played this, always wanted to though.

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  14. Pink Chainsaw, hahaha, crazy

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  15. Love zombie games and have been wanting to give this one a shot forever.

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  16. Time limits sound like they would spoil it.

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  17. Time limits are annoying, you can't just stop and enjoy the scenery.

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  18. My roommate consistently let the little kid zombify, so he usually never got better than a C rated ending

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  19. i need to start playing this.

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  20. This looks cool, must admit I have never heard of it before. Will surely check it out.

    And btw, I voted GOW3 :D

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  21. . . .. . . Seriously the last pic is sort-of creepy lol

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