Dead Rising 2 Part Three: When the Chips Are Down

I finally realized the last time I played that drops of blood appear on the “XXXX KILLED” counter whenever you kill more zombies.

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Dead Rising 2 Part Two: The Agony and the Ending C

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 Part One: Misfortune City

Dead Rising 2

Developer: Blue Castle Games (later Capcom Vancouver)

Publisher: Capcom

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…

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Kirby’s Epic Yarn Part Two

Mushroom Run in Treat Land is full of tricky platforming!

Sweets Park is the cutest level EVER. Graham crackers, cookies drizzled with chocolate, tufts of frosting, strawberries, cake… and none of it is a lie!

Melody Town? The level that comes right after? Best. In. Forever.

It’s simply wonderful to integrate audiovisual stimuli into platforming. It’s compelling and rewarding.

The boss of Treat Land is Squashini. His stage is very inventive as well!

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Kirby’s Epic Yarn Part One

Kirby’s Epic Yarn

Developer: Good-Feel and HAL Laboratory

Publisher: Nintendo

Platform: Nintendo Wii

Released (North America): October 17, 2010

Released (Japan): October 14, 2010

Released (Australia): February 24, 2011

Released (Europe): February 25, 2011

Originally Played From: July 20, 2011 – September 24, 2011

Go behind the seams with Kirby!”

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BioShock Infinite Part Three: Baptism

Elizabeth asked if there was redemption for what they’d done. Booker said he didn’t see much use in that. Then she asked, “Booker… Are you afraid of God?”

No. But I’m afraid of you.”

Are we supposed to take it that she is? Continue reading BioShock Infinite Part Three: Baptism

BioShock Infinite Part Two: Monumental

The Broken Gondola

Unlocked Dress for Success. 7%

I wish you could see the Gear that Booker allegedly wears.

It was probably too silly to implement.

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BioShock Infinite Part One: Are You Afraid of God?

BioShock Infinite

Platform: PlayStation 3

Developer: Irriational Games

Publisher: 2K Games

Released: March 26, 2013

Originally Played From: July 1, 2013 – July 14, 2013

Bring us the girl, wipe away the debt.”

The year is 1912. Deep in debt, Booker DeWitt has only one opporunity for a clean slate: rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood in the flying city of Columbia.”

But will Booker, ridden with self-loathing, have to protect Elizabeth from the world, or protect the world from her?

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Part Four: On My Planet

Chapter 11: Wonder Woman

Finally!

Ares transports WW to her homeland of Themyscira to discover how Superman will level Gotham and Metropolis: letting Amazons invade.

Raven goes after WW because serving Superman advances the plans of her “father”, the demon Trigon.

After WW defeats her and deposes the Regime’s Wonder Woman, she delivers a speech to her fellow Amazons to get them back on track and lay down their arms.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Part Three: All Along the Watchtower

Bad Kitty

At the Hall of Justice, Cyborg tries to hack the teleporters, but Catwoman teleports in and asks him if they’re still on for tonight. Cyborg agrees and says that they’ve had some wild times together, to which she says, “No we haven’t.”
She touches him, and his disguise disappears. Cyborg defends himself against her, and then he has to defeat his evil counterpart.

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