Dead Rising 2
Yawn of the Dead?
Review Zombies, I love 'em. Sometime during my acne years in the mid-1980s I became obsessed after chancing upon Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead in a late-night Channel 4 horror season.
If I hadn't messed up the timed recording of Day of the Dead a week later, my fascination with the undead might have... well... died there and then. But, spared the crushingly disappointing denouement to Romero's trilogy, and too young to lay my hands on video nasties, my burgeoning obsession went unchecked.
Spank the plank
Over recent years I've endured disappointment after disappointment, with only a handful of notable exceptions preventing disenchantment. But while 28 Days Later and Zach Snyder's re-imagining of Dawn of the Dead lifted my spirits, I believe the greatest zombie movie is yet to be made.
[Yes it has: Shaun of the Dead - Ed]
The undead have, fortunately, fared better in videogames. No slouches in shifting units, zombies have starred in some excellent games, with Resident Evil 4, the Left 4 Dead games and World at War's Nacht der Untoten the stand-out titles.
One title that didn't quite make the grade, however, was Dead Rising, Capcom's 360 exclusive. A modest critical and commercial success in 2006, the game split opinion as either cult classic or buggy, esoteric nightmare.
Dying to eat you
That same dichotomy will decide the fate of Dead Rising 2. Because, for all intents and purposes, the second outing is not so much a sequel as an out-and-out reproduction of the first. Any expectations that an overhaul would result from the change in development hands to Blue Castle Games slowly fade away with the slog through hours of repetitive gameplay punctuated with punishingly difficult boss battles.
Next page: Change is minimal
Shaun of the Dead?
Zombieland. Zombieland. Zombieland.
DX9 < 360 < DX10
The 360 is not DX9, it's an early version of DX10 but doesn't support the features of full DX10. A PC that only supports DX9 will lack some of the DX10 features used in the 360.
Having said that, I think the 360's OS is based on NT5 so the software restriction is political, however you would still need the DX10 hardware features (which any card since the Radeon R600 GPU series will have).
I agree to the review
I totally agree to the review, why can't they develop a simpler but more fun action game?
I bought case 0 in xbox live and was highly disappointed. The game is nothing but time limit and J-RPG like errands of collecting this and that, graphics and details are well established but actual core essence of action game play is missing. There is no fun and no time to kill zombies because time is running out, saving your daughter. Capcom should learn from Left 4 dead. I am Japanese but keep getting disappointed by J-games, they are simply never changed last 10 years and nothing but good looking characters and pipe dream stories like final fantasy series.
I played the first game for......
.....about a couple of hours but just couldnt get into it due to the crappy save system.
Everytime I got killed (often as I've never got used to controllers rather than keyboards) I'd then have to sit through all the cut scenes and minor action points before I got back to the main game.
After half a dozen times I just ejected it, never played it again and traded it in for Guitar Hero World Tour.
Nice idea, dumb execution.
Play Defense Grid instead.
Long loading times?
@Timmeh Buy a decent SSD. Area to are takes <2 seconds on my PC.