Excerpt: Dead Rising 2 builds further on the foundations of the quite enjoyable first game. This means amongst other things that the story doesn’t matter much. Zombies are standard stuff and for Chuck Greene this means regularly giving his daughter a shot of Zombrex, a medicine that keeps his beloved one...
Excerpt: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is the latest example of Capcom’s strategy to create expanded versions of already released titles, as has been seen with Super Street Fighter 4 and soon with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 .
Excerpt: . I like it a lot, but the biggest gripe I had with the game was the lead character. I understand the developers wanted to throw in a new lead to make the game stand apart from the first game, Dead Rising, but in the end we all missed Frank West, the photographer who became a hero in Willamette.
Summary: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record sees photojournalist and original hero of Dead Rising's Willamette incident, Frank West, take center stage as players experience a re-imagining of the Fortune City outbreak. Forget what you know about Dead Rising 2 because Frank West is back in the game!
Conclusion: Dead Rising 2 is rated M for Mature with ESRB descriptors of Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Blood and Gore, Use of Alcohol, Intense Violence, and Language. You do mow down zombies (literally) with a variety of crazy weapons, and there is lots of blood splattered.
Excerpt: Frank West is back in this latest installment of Dead Rising. This is my first foray into the franchise and as a fan of the odd zombie flick or thirty it was one that I was sure that I should check out and here we are.
Excerpt: Another short version of the Dead Rising experience, this time without any of the effort. For those who haven't yet finished Dead Rising 2, we'll throw in the words 'SPOILER WARNING' right here.
Excerpt: and its prequel Dead Rising: Case Zero, Capcom has another downloadable add-on for you that picks up at the conclusion of Ending A of Dead Rising 2 (the most likely ending for those diligent enough to get there). Those that experience any other ending will likely be confused though.
Conclusion: Dead Rising 2 doesn't exactly build that much on the original game, but then again many would argue that it didn't really need to. If you were a big fan of Frank and his zombie-smashing ways, prepare to make good friends with Chuck and his very familiar journey.
Excerpt: Chuck Greene is a man down on his luck. His wife died in the Las Vegas zombie outbreak. His daughter was bitten by none other than his wife after her zombification. Now Chuck has to give his daughter a drug known as Zombrex every single day to keep her from turning into a zombie too.