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Zero Punctuation Gives Dead Rising 2 a Taste of the Flaming Boxing Gloves

Ben “Yahtzee” Crenshaw is at again, taking his wit and his love of hating to the recently released Dead Rising 2. And believe it or not, this is a rare Yahtzee interview indeed, for he readily admits that he liked the game. Mind you, it doesn’t make it through the review without at least getting a bloody nose. Yahtzee nails some low hanging fruit such as the writing of the game. If you haven’t played the game, let’s just say that even during the high points, the writing is pure sludge. While some of the case files are interesting in their own respect, the entire arc of the story is flat and uninspired. The developers could have deleted half of them and nothing important would have … Read entire article »

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Dead Rising 2 Impressions

It’s been almost a week since I’ve had my grubby little mitts on Dead Rising 2 and having killed a multitude of zombies with boxing gloves, dumbells, sledgehammers, and even some gemstones, I thought I might share some of my initial impressions. While not a review by any point, just a random collection of thoughts about the game that has occurred to me while I wandered the streets of Fortune City. Cutscenes Galore WOW … this game loves its cutscenes. At one point, I would move a couple feet only to prompt another cutscene. Sometimes, cutscene follows cutscene, making the game feel like an awkward movie with long drawn out pauses between scenes. Granted, it gets better as the game starts to move along but at the start … Read entire article »

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Ars Technica Reviews Dead Rising 2

For all of you Dead Rising fans, yesterday was the day to get your zombie killing mojo going and now a day later and sixty dollars lighter, I’m sure many of you have some pretty awesome stories that involve the walking dead and maybe a couple of sharp garden tools. The game just arrived in my mailbox today and while I’m looking forward to start the game, I gotta say from having just read Ars Technica’s review, I’m guessing I’m not going to be dancing, but rather, biting my fist in soul crushing frustration. Ah yes, the ‘effing save system strikes back. While it doesn’t sound as ridiculous as the first game, requiring you to travel ten minutes just to save the game, it still sounds like a lot … Read entire article »

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More Thoughts on Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

I’ve been having a fun time lately playing Dead Rising 2: Case Zero on my XBox. So far I’m finding it to be a fun experience, navigating between hordes of zombies trying to accomplish my objectives. While a clock is counting down to the ultimate end, I don’t feel the same pressure that I felt with the original Dead Rising and that’s a welcome relief. It definitely helps that the game is a short one so that an unexpected end isn’t so much of a big deal. I’m finding the save system to a joy with prompts occurring after each cut scene and between breaks to the bathroom. In short, I’m able to have fun and while an unexpected death may set me back, it’s … Read entire article »

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Hot Zombie Action’s Case Zero Review

For people who own an XBox, this week was a pretty good one since we saw the release of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. This small game acts as a prelude before Dead Rising 2, giving us a little backstory to our main character while doing its best to wet our appetite for good old fashioned zombie killing. The story follows Chuck, a man who looks eerily like President Bush, who does his best to save his little girl from a zombie infection. Evidently, a shot of the rare drug Zombex keeps the infection at bay for twelve hours after which, another shot is required. Needless to say, our hero stops at a deserted gas station whereupon his truck is stolen along with his stockpile of … Read entire article »

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Dead Rising High Stakes Edition

For those of you sitting back in your lawn chairs right now, sucking down tasty margaritas between epic sessions of Dead Rising: Case Zero (more on that later) while some of us are slaving away under a hot September sun, you’ll be happy to hear that Capcom is raising the stakes of their upcoming release, Dead Rising 2. First we had a collector’s edition that included a pen shot of Zombrex. Now we have a high stakes edition. I can hear the furrowing of a thousand brows just beyond my window. Why would anyone want to drop ninety bucks on what amounts to be a higher priced video game? Well, for some, it may be a little overkill. But for the poker loving zombie killer, this … Read entire article »

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The Joys of Dead Rising 2

For those of you chomping at the bit for plenty of “chainsaw on paddle in zombie action”, the fine folks over at Ars Technica managed to play a little through the current build and they love it. While they enjoy the deadly seriousness of a zombie outbreak, they simply adore the ingrained absurdity of crafting your own zombie killing weapons while wearing a bikini. Having seen some stills of the protagonist, cruising the streets in a wheelchair armed with miniguns, I gotta say, I’m laughing a little myself. … Read entire article »

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