|Dead Rising 2 - High Stakes Edition (Xbox 360, 2010) BRAND NEW!|
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|Several years have passed since the Wilamette incident, and Dead Rising 2 shifts the action from the everyday world of mid-West America to the glitz and glamour of Fortune City, America's latest and greatest entertainment playground. People flock to Fortune City from around the globe to escape from reality and the chance to win big and for some, this means competing in Terror is Reality.|
|Game||Dead Rising 2 (High Roller Edition)|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol|
|Number of Players||1-4|
|Game Special Features|
|Support Elements||Supports Online Versus Multiplayer|
Average review score based on 132 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
If you've never played Dead Rising I'd personally say your missing out on one of this generations most unique & interesting action games.
With 2 Malls & a vegas strip theres plenty of places to go & room to explore!
The game is basically a survival action game with a "zombie movie" type plot.
You have 3 days (in game time) to find out and expose a plot to frame you for causing a zombie infestation before the military arrives. You must also search for the anti zombie treatment "zombrex" as your young daughter has been bitten by a zombie & must have the drug or she will turn into a zombie as well.
You venture out of the "safe house" area to run missions to carry the plot along & there are also optional missions of saving other survivors & killing psychos(mini bosses) who are at certain locations at certain times through out the 3 days.
In DR2 almost everything is usable as a weapon from the standard guns, knives, swords to cardboard boxes, chairs, cds, lps, leaf blower, lawn mower & childrens toys exc...
There are special "combo cards" that you get or find as you progress letting you combine 2 weapons into 1 stronger weapon. The 1st being combine a baseball bat & a package of nails equaling the nail bat.
Each weapon has its own moves generally being a standard & a power move.
As you fight you get "Prestige Points"(PP) which is basically experience that once you get enough of your character levels up. Leveling up gives you a preset character boost like more health, a new combo card, the ability to carry more items, faster speed, more strength, a new special combo move or a couple of the pre mentioned.
One of the cool things about the DR series is the 3day time factor it makes you utilize your time if you want to keep the story going, save those other survivors(for mass PP) & get the items you want to use to fight with.
If you ignore the story too long it will become void & thus the truth will be lost.
The other survivors show up at set time points in the game & will die if you don't get them to join you after a certain amount of time.
The game is fairly long as you will likely want to build up your levels to gain the stats & perks of doing so.
The game has moderate "official" minimum specs to run the game,
OS: Windows Vista, XP, Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD Athlon X2 2.2 Ghz or better
Memory: 2 GB RAM, 8.5 GB free hard drive space
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better, ATI RadeonTM HD 3850 or better
I personally run this title fine on
P4 3.2ghz(single core)
2 gigs 400mhz ram
512meg GF 9800GTX+ at 1024x768 res.
The options interface is limited so reconfiguration of keys must be done directly in the games Config file.
Only the official MS Wired PC 360 USB controller is supported. No Wifi ver!
I play this fine with a mouse & KB.
I advise you to buy this game NEW! Its worth the cost!
If a used game has been activated on Games for Widows Live you will need a NEW CD Key IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO play online!
You will only be able to save a used CD Key game on a "local"(offline) GFWL account.
Game Rated Mature 17+
Beat em' up, Shoot em' up, Cut em' up, Blow em' up & Mow em' down DR2 is all about killin' & time management!
Its a unique game, low cost & moderate specs so check it out.
Thanks for your time & have a good day!
I guess starting off, if you like zombie games, you are in one of two camps. Left for Dead series or Dead Rising series. From the reviews i've read, there is not much middle ground.You either love Left for Dead or Dead Rising.I will not draw comparisons because they are two totally different games. That being said, lets review Dead Rising 2.
First the good. This game is bigger, more area, more zombies,more weapons and friends to play with thanks to online play.Playing with a friend makes this game alot more fun for doing the story or just messing around as well.Taking pictures is gone and replaced with the combo system which lets you combine two different items to make a more powerful weapon to use on the undead.The zombies seem to me more intense this time around.This can easily be a 60+ hour game cause there is just so much to do you can't do everything in one play through.The online part where you play TIR is pretty fun and entertaining as well.
The not as good.The Xbox 360 version tends to bog down with more zombies on the screen and frame rate tends to drop a bit at times.This does not happen that often so it's not something that gets bothersome or hurts your playing.The story line is pretty late night B movie rated, but then again if you bought it just for the story line...Like i said above, the area is huge so it does take awhile to get from place to place if you haven't unlocked some cars and motorcycles and shortcuts.And fighting through double the amount of zombies adds some challenge to it as well.
The bottom line.This game is about killing zombies.Lots of zombies, lots and LOTS of zombies in as many over the top different ways as possible.If you are a fan of the first one, you will be more than satisfied with this one and it's prequel and the newest download Case West that takes place right after the events of Fortune City and team up with Frank West from the first one.If this is your first time with the game, not a bad way to start. I highly recommend picking this up.
I have always enjoyed other capcom games, resident evil series. I enjoyed the stories and searching for clues and items rewarding my efforts. I also enjoyed wondering whats around the next corner and being on the edge of my seat, generally scared.
If you feel this way Deadrising 2 may not be for you. The story started out well but I quickly became overwhelmed by the amount of side missions and the zombies are like fleas, not scary, just everywhere. You are always racing against time so there is no "enjoying the scenery" , which is very well done by the way.
It can be fun to mow down a group of zombies with a lawn mower or put together insane weapons but for me, I will stick to a good old gun. I enjoyed games like Resident Evil, Dead Space, Uncharted, Indiana Jones where every now and then there is some heart racing fast paced action but for the most part you are doing one thing at a time.
If you like fast paced adventure with lots of opposition this game is for you. Imagine, you must rescue a slow senile old woman. Urging her forward at a snails pace to the rescue center zombies are all over. She stops to hit them with her purse every two steps and you use up all your weapons trying to save her. To avoid extreme frustration, my advice is leave the old bag to the flesh eaters and do something fun. Life is too short.
Avoid this game, Do Not Buy it !!!
I've been playing video games since the 1970's and this is ONE of the worst games i ever bought. The game is frustrating, awkward, and clumsy. The overall idea was good but the game play failed to deliver. There are way to many cut scenes and transitions from one map section to another, that kept me from enjoying the game. Each time you moved from one part of the map to another the game would stop and take up to a minute to Load the next section. It was load, cut scene, load, cut scene load, load load, cut scene, load, cut scene, cut scene, etc.. Threw out the hole game. I also found myself just running from point A to point B trying to beat the clock and not having time to relax and just kill the undead or time to explore around. The functionality of the game, as well as the sloppy controls, left me frustrated and disappointed.
I've played the first Game, Dead Rising and it was very frustrating, poor controls, poor graphics and just very frustrating however back then, game selection was limited when the 360 was new, it was Dead Rising or play more Perfect Dark Zero. Back then with so few 360 titles out, I "had-to-like" playing Dead Rising 1.
Now, games have evolved since then, I've played lots and lots of games to name a few favorites: Bioshock 2, Batman Arkham, Left for Dead 2, Resident Evil 5, Alan Wake - just to name but a few. Many games have improved and I have come to expect new releases to be much better than the older games years ago.
Not so with Dead Rising 2, it is pretty much the same, in fact a little worse, the graphics rendering will give you eye strain. Dead Rising 2 has video cut scenes with audio but in game there is text-only messages or when I interact with survivors in the game, its text-only - I ask again "why?" and why the dumb dialogue. I have to hit the "B" button at each sentence to continue in a paragraph dialogue. Oops, I keep picking up junk with "B" button when I am trying to talk to this person whose moving around with loitering zombies. I have to feel for the aim to make sure I can button "B" talk. Time is ticking.
Yes, there are still time-limits to complete missions or "cases" and this time, the mall is bigger and "Chuck" jogs, he doesnt sprint, run or hurry, he just leisurely jogs. (I guess, find a bar, find a mixer, mix juice with coffee, something to make a "quick step" mixer or combination drink.) and Missions, its almost a guarantee one needs Internet access to get answers to finding the "you know, that underwear store near the statue." like that tree in that forest over there. Clock is ticking.
Co-op, playing with someone else seems to be a good idea, helpful for those hard to take down Pyschos but again, me and my buddy are kind of dog-chained to each other, unlike survivors that can be accidently left behind, I cannot progress to the next section without my buddy, I thought we could independently explore and solve cases, nope, we "have-to" be together. Tick-Tock.
Multiplayer, if your like me, I play ranked games, there are 4 varying types of games to gain points, kill zombies and earn money (which can be used in the game) ...but it may take a while, people are not playing this game as often and like many other crappy multiplayer games eventually there will no one to play this online with.
Theres hype and theres type.
Hype: To me , there is no real change in gameplay, no actual gameplay improvement, a follow-up title should be better than its original, this one is still the same.
Type: yeah, its wierd and "OMG like" has zombies, its so campy and cool.
I kind of expected this game to be the same when I first seen its start up screen, I thought "perhaps maybe it changed, improved" but as the game started and I gained control of "Chuck" I was disappointed, and said "yep it still plays the same" and me remembering "frustration with the first game"
I think, you have to "get-use" to this game and the gameplay in order to like it. Like it enough to play completely through it, some people (like my buddy) didn't like it and felt she was being "court-ordered" to play through DR2 with me.
Oops, Time ran out, Fail. I can continue or restart. Lets see, I have only 3 saves to choose from and I last saved about an hour ago in that one restroom way back there, guess I will have to restart from that one.