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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Parasite Eve II Part Three: Vaccine

The shortcut that leads you back to Douglas’ trailer is on the right side of the Water Hole. On the side of the Underpass is a passage to another part of Dryfield where you can do more grinding, if you want. The enemies there are pretty weak, though.

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Parasite Eve II Part Two: Epidemic

Aya infiltrated the lab hidden in the mines. I’d like to get my hands on whoever put these automated security systems in there. I also hate these amoeba-looking things. They’re immune to guns, but not to magic. Unfortunately, they can Silence you. Continue reading Parasite Eve II Part Two: Epidemic

Parasite Eve II Part One: Vector

Parasite Eve II

Developer: Square

Publisher (North America): Square Electronic Arts

Publisher (Japan): Square

System: PlayStation

Release (NA): September 12, 2000

Release (JP): December 16, 1999

Release (Europe): August 25, 2000

Played from: June 3, 2013 – June 4, 2014

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VGJ Miscellany: Activision Classics – Retro Sports Pennant


Activision Classics

System: PlayStation

Released: September 30, 1998

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Learning Technologies Interactive

Activision Classics is a collection of 30 Atari 2600 games for the PS1. I remember this anthology getting a critical review in Animerica magazine, the same review that partially inspired me to do retro anthology collections. AC is criticized for its poor emulation of old Atari games on a far more powerful system.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin Final Stats and Thoughts

Originally, I loved this game, despite the gameplay becoming a little exasperating/tiring. I liked the sheer number of battle options better than Persona 3‘s, although I also felt like trimming the fat was a good thing, too. I liked P3‘s characters and story better. The story in P3 feels deeper, and succeeds in reaching for its epic scope. I also wished there was voice acting throughout P2: IS, like P3. You don’t just leave Troy Baker (Eikichi), Patrick Seitz (Nyarlathotep), and Wendee Lee (Maya) lying around!

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin Part Seven: The Wages of Sin

April 27, 2012: Damn, Maya’s father was hot!

Masataka Amano. He’s covered wars, y’know…

Masataka Amano was a war correspondent. Before Maya met the other kids and established the Masked Circle, Masataka prepared to leave Japan to cover a war. Maya made a stuffed rabbit for him and called it Mr. Bunbun, but he refused to take it. Her father told her that if she cried, Mr. Bunbun would laugh at her. Masataka told her that he would accept Mr. Bunbun when he returned home, but he died before he could make it back.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin Part Six

February 1, 2012: Leo Temple

Hades- The king of Tartarus in Greek lore.” Huh…

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