Reviews and Problems with The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
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The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Review
11 February 2014
Excerpt: It seems that everyone I speak to these days loves the Dreamcast. In fact, so many people seem to own one that it's hard to understand how the system failed, especially considering its steady supply of near-arcade-perfect arcade games. House of the Dead 2 was phenomenal at the time of release and goes down as one of the system's highlights.
Conclusion: With its fairly cheap price tag (only $30) and arcade perfect ports of these titles, House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return would seem to be a no-brainer (pun intended) purchase for fans of light gun shooters. Unfortunately, with the not-so-accurate Wii-mote aiming and lack of any real reason to play this game for more than five hours, the $30 price tag starts to look a little steep.
Excerpt: Created by the wonderful people at Sega ’s AMS division, House of the Dead originally hit the arcades in 1990, wowing shooter fans with its neat horror twist, relentless undead enemies and inventive bosses. Players went behind the gun of two agents sent to investigate the disturbing outbreak of zombies at the chilling Curien Mansion, working their way through claustrophobic tunnels and dank cellars.
Excerpt: Arcades may not be as popular as they once were, but it could be argued that the experience they offer is not dissimilar to that which has made the Wii so successful. When the Wii Remote was first shown, much was made of its ability to point at the screen. Since then, the most obvious and common implementation of this function has been using the pointer to shoot at the screen like a light gun; House of the Dead games have always used this type of setup – so an attempt to...
Conclusion: For only $30 this sounds like a steal. I would rather play the original games to tell the truth, but that isn’t possible any more since I no longer have House of the Dead 3. If you own the Wii gun like me then picking this up might not be such a bad idea. However if you were expecting a lot of new content here you will be disappointed. Nice try Sega, next time add in a little more and we’ll call for that first date.