I finally realized the last time I played that drops of blood appear on the “XXXX KILLED” counter whenever you kill more zombies.
I knew there’d be something wrong with the “Tastes Like Chicken” case. It’s Dead Rising, after all. Continue reading Dead Rising 2 Part Two: The Agony and the Ending C
Dead Rising 2
Developer: Blue Castle Games (later Capcom Vancouver)
Platform: Xbox 360
Release (North America): September 28, 2010
Release (Europe): September 24, 2010 (I didn’t know that the game was released in PAL regions first!)
Release (Japan): September 30, 2010
Originally Played From: October 10, 2010 – January 12, 2011
“72 hours to kill… Thousands of zombies… What would Chuck do?”
DR2 was the long-awaited canonical sequel to Capcom’s surprise hit, succeeded by the non-canon Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It had several quality of life improvements over the original game, but does it deserve to be considered as much of a classic?
The premise is very similar to OtR, where the main character has to clear his name after being framed for an explosion in Fortune City that frees the zombies gathered for the Terror is Reality pay-per-view event. Our main character this time is Chuck Greene, a widowed single father, mechanic, and former motocross star trying to earn enough money at TiR to support his young daughter, Katie…
Frank has bad tanlines. I wonder where he lives where he gets that much sun.
If you hear weird music, it might be looters.
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
System: Xbox 360
Developer: Capcom Vancouver
Released (US): October 11, 2011
Released (Australia and Japan): October 13, 2011
Released (Europe): October 14, 2011
Played From: October 19, 2011 – November 9, 2011
Off the Record is a rerelease/reimagining of Dead Rising 2, the first Dead Rising game made by Capcom Vancouver. The key difference between DR2 and OtR is who the main character is. DR2 had Chuck Greene, a good but stoic widowed father and mechanic. OtR had Frank West, a freelance photojournalist and the star of the first game. OtR was a “what if?” scenario showing how the events of DR2 would have played out with Frank in the starring role.
The basic premise is the same: Frank goes to Fortune City, Nevada to participate in Terror is Reality, a pay-per-view zombie slaughter show hosted by Tyrone “TK” King. After the show, the zombies get released, and it’s up to Frank to try to save people and crack the conspiracy.
Whereas Chuck had access to motorcycles to take down zombies en masse, Frank has to rely on his melee skills. Chuck wore a firesuit, but Frank is doled out in a mildly embarrassing wrestling singlet.