Summary: Dead Rising was a Xbox360 Hit back in 2006.People loved the setting, story and zombie menace.The best thing was that choices were important and almost ANYTHING you see was a weapon. Dead Rising 2 is here now.It is good? YES it is great. Story centers on Chuck Greene, a ex-motocross expert who lost everything after a zombie outbrake. Now, he is dirt poor and need to give her daugher shot every 24 hours to prevent her from turning, as her zombified mother bite her.
Summary: This issue keeps on repeating and repeating itself- Phenomenal Idea, Unpolished Product. Darkest of Days is a great example. But, let us not stray too far from the topic itself, which is killing zombies. Yeah! Dead Rising 2 features a former motorcross champion, Chuck Greene (who lost his wife during the first game, or outbreak), traversing a Vegas-Like mall, Fortune City, trying to clear his name, save his daughter, and of course, kill thousands of zombies.
Summary: I enjoyed the first Dead Rising quite a bit on the Xbox 360, and I was really excited to see the sequel available for the PC. For those of your unfamiliar with the Dead Rising series, the tone of the game is far less serious than games like Left 4 Dead. It has a Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland feel to it. The main game can be broken down into four different activities: solving case files, fighting psychopaths, rescuing survivors, and just general messing around.
A Rogue-like in an high budget action games clothing.
1 October 2010
Summary: Dead Rising is a very unique series, for all it's glitz and glam and polish, it's actually somewhat of a pretty smart Rogue-like in execution. It puts a lot of emphasis on PC-RPG like stats and crafting and time management, letting you restart and carry over character progression. Capcom did this once before in Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter, and that turned out to be one of their best products.
Summary: I played the first Dead Rising, and was blown away a with how fun it was to use whatever was around you to kill things. This is no different, nothing much has changed from the original on the X-box 360, but this is the PC version. Being there is no PC version for the first one, there is really nothing to compare to but game play. Most noticeable difference is the amount of Zombies. There is so much more in the PC version than any other version.
Summary: + Pros: Weapon combination. You can make a few really powerful weapons. Same fundamentals as the first game. You have a time limit, if you die your experience carries over, rescue people, ect. You have 3 save slots. Now I can trail and error more effectively. Survivors can be drove around in wheel chairs and seem to have overall better AI. Longer than the 1st game. Does not require a high end gameing computer to enjoy.
Excerpt: "The original Dead Rising was critically well received, and scored around 85% by metacritic, though the chief complaints were that survivors needed more intelligence and several glitches, animations and other minor game-play issues needed modifying. Having spent over 200 hours on the original Dead Rising, and becoming addicted to it, I decided to pick myself up a copy of DR2. My computer is moderately lacklustre compared with most true gaming machines. I ...
Pros: Fun, Very addictive, Good graphics and an excellent way to relieve stress, Low specs can play it
Cons: Storyline more an add on than the point, unashamedly violent, Combo system needs work
Dead Rising 2 or "Killing zombies in increasingly inventive ways"
21 October 2010
Excerpt: "Dead Rising 2 is a hack and slash zombie based survival game by Capcom. Zombies are on the loose. In a world where zombies are used as stage attractions, used to be killed to entertain a large audience. You are one of the zombie killers, one of the main performers in the reality show that is zombie-killing. So it's your job to rack up the kills and bring on the thrills as zombie killing monster 'Chuck'. However, after your chainsaw wielding bike-killing ...
Pros: Endlessly replayable, loads of zombies, good enough graphics
Cons: A little demanding, the system requirements are huge for the level of graphics delivered