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PabloHoneyOle
Another Xbox exclusive, but if you played the first Dead Rising - the sequel is less than a month away. Tomorrow, there is a demo of sorts being released, it's actually a prequel to the sequel, taking place between the first two games. There are achievements tied to the game and your progress in the game carries over to the actual game via save file. Pretty ingenious.

Plus, ZOMBIES! Picking this up tomorrow, even though I won't get the sequel until sometime late this year or early next year. Still have to beat the first one!

Here's the trailer:
bOnEs
yea, it looks fun but, it's a rental fo sho so, i'll get to it when i get to it... i like the weapon building aspects though... ingenious...
DuPz0r
I'm a sucker for Zombie games, but they never seem as fun as they should. I'll most likely rent Dead Rising 2, but the first one was very Eastern, it felt like a Japanese game too much.

One game i would have liked on PS3 was Left 4 Dead, that shit looked epic!
bOnEs
stoic, you can just change this topic to the official dead rising 2 topic... i rented this yesterday...

i played this for a few hours last night... and only about 2 hours of progress was saved... i don't like the save system of having to locate a restroom to save... i could die on the way there, like last night... basically, your going to have to save and save OFTEN... like every time you are kind of near a bathroom, go save... if you saved someone, save... if you made some weapons, SAVE... save save save... otherwise your going to run into the problem i had last night of doing a couple things, then going on a zombie killing spree and dying... then realizing that i never saved... it really dampens the mood when i have to re-do a bunch of stuff...

gameplay is fun though... it's fun just weaving in and out of zombie hordes... the zombies may be there for you to attack but, you'll quickly learn that stopping to kill some zombies usually means your giving the other zombies a chance to join the party... i was trying to help this lady out and every time i killed a few zombies, there were a few more within striking distance... suddenly i am surrounded by zombies and low on weapons... ohh yea, there's another reason why hacking your way through hordes of zombies isn't always a good thing; weapons deteriorate after each use... your only have so many weapon slots as well, and you might want to use one or two of them for health items just in case you find yourself low on health and surrounded by zombies...

the weapons are for the most part, fun and easy to use... swinging a baseball bat with nails all over it is a really nice room/path clearing weapon... i constructed a pail with a drill and created some kind of deadly helmet i can put zombies... but, it can only used on one zombie and you have to pick it up again...i'm not really seeing the benefits of that weapon... but holy crap, i am making those baseball bats a lot... i can't wait to unlock new weapons to craft...

wander into a clothing store and chances are there's something to wear... at one point my guy was wearing a dust mask, a women's bonnet, flip flops, and some kind of hillbilly white trash slutty outfit (tied flannel and cut-off denims)... it was hilarious to watch a serious cutscene with my characters kid, wearing all of that laugh.gif... i found some suits and stuff but, it's hard to stick with one outfit... once you enter a store, you want to try out the new stuff... i was wearing old-school pajamas at one point, lol, the ones with the flap in the back laugh.gif... there are some hilarious outfits in this game...

graphics are decent but, i don't ever expect high-quality graphics when it comes to open-world style games... especially ones that put literally hundreds of zombies on the screen at a time... even more in wide open locations... but, they are pretty decent graphics and the zombies are like, well, zombies... there are some LOL moments though like seeing a zombie janitor sluggishly pushing around a garbage container laugh.gif... or walking past a real person having a good 'ol time shootin' zombies... this game doesn't take itself too serious, except with the story... but the zombie mayhem has humor...

one thing that does grind my gears, besides the save system, is the dialog... when your talking to survivors, there's no voice dialog, it's all in text... sure they spit out a couple of one-liners but, if it's not a cutscene then your getting the dialog through text...

that's all i got for now... i'll have more to discuss when i play some more...
Massacre
You found a gas mask yet? The combination of a gas mask and pinstripe suit is my trademark Warlord, Inc. CEO outfit.
bOnEs
no gasmask yet but then again, i've only explored maybe 5-10% of the area... and i don't think i saw a pin-stripe suit but, there was a nice white suit and a tuxedo... i got a lot of exploring left to do but the only problem is, i am timed... i have 3 days to find the answers before the military comes in so, i don't really have a lot of time to mess around with...

and i have to find a thing of zombrex for my daughter to take every 24 hours... i have found ZERO since the initial first one you get by doing the story... i am a little worried that i won't find one in time to save my daughter... i don't even know where to look to find any either... i might have to look it up online... there's probably only a handful of them in the game so, it's probably rare to find one outside the story i would think...
Massacre
You can buy it from the looters, or whatever the merchants are called. I don't think you find any, but then I don't have the game.
bOnEs
yea, there is a black market of sorts... but they are outrageously over-priced... and i've barely earned any money at all so, that option is not available to me... $1.5 million is a price tag i saw on one item... i don't even have $10,000...
Qdeathstar
I played the demo.... seemd to have simular game mechanics to one of those older games like galactica or something with pretty much no other gameplay... just kill lots of enemies over and over again... :-/
bOnEs
i got this "state of emergency" vibe from it... but a much better game than state laugh.gif... but that gameplay of go here and kill people on the way... get there and kill more people on your way to here... at least this game distracts you with stuff on the side, like wandering into the outdoor sports store... i know there's one here somewhere in this "mall" like setting...
PabloHoneyOle
QUOTE (bOnEs @ Sep 29 2010, 01:23 PM) *
stoic, you can just change this topic to the official dead rising 2 topic... i rented this yesterday...

i played this for a few hours last night... and only about 2 hours of progress was saved... i don't like the save system of having to locate a restroom to save... i could die on the way there, like last night... basically, your going to have to save and save OFTEN... like every time you are kind of near a bathroom, go save... if you saved someone, save... if you made some weapons, SAVE... save save save... otherwise your going to run into the problem i had last night of doing a couple things, then going on a zombie killing spree and dying... then realizing that i never saved... it really dampens the mood when i have to re-do a bunch of stuff...

gameplay is fun though... it's fun just weaving in and out of zombie hordes... the zombies may be there for you to attack but, you'll quickly learn that stopping to kill some zombies usually means your giving the other zombies a chance to join the party... i was trying to help this lady out and every time i killed a few zombies, there were a few more within striking distance... suddenly i am surrounded by zombies and low on weapons... ohh yea, there's another reason why hacking your way through hordes of zombies isn't always a good thing; weapons deteriorate after each use... your only have so many weapon slots as well, and you might want to use one or two of them for health items just in case you find yourself low on health and surrounded by zombies...

the weapons are for the most part, fun and easy to use... swinging a baseball bat with nails all over it is a really nice room/path clearing weapon... i constructed a pail with a drill and created some kind of deadly helmet i can put zombies... but, it can only used on one zombie and you have to pick it up again...i'm not really seeing the benefits of that weapon... but holy crap, i am making those baseball bats a lot... i can't wait to unlock new weapons to craft...

wander into a clothing store and chances are there's something to wear... at one point my guy was wearing a dust mask, a women's bonnet, flip flops, and some kind of hillbilly white trash slutty outfit (tied flannel and cut-off denims)... it was hilarious to watch a serious cutscene with my characters kid, wearing all of that laugh.gif... i found some suits and stuff but, it's hard to stick with one outfit... once you enter a store, you want to try out the new stuff... i was wearing old-school pajamas at one point, lol, the ones with the flap in the back laugh.gif... there are some hilarious outfits in this game...

graphics are decent but, i don't ever expect high-quality graphics when it comes to open-world style games... especially ones that put literally hundreds of zombies on the screen at a time... even more in wide open locations... but, they are pretty decent graphics and the zombies are like, well, zombies... there are some LOL moments though like seeing a zombie janitor sluggishly pushing around a garbage container laugh.gif... or walking past a real person having a good 'ol time shootin' zombies... this game doesn't take itself too serious, except with the story... but the zombie mayhem has humor...

one thing that does grind my gears, besides the save system, is the dialog... when your talking to survivors, there's no voice dialog, it's all in text... sure they spit out a couple of one-liners but, if it's not a cutscene then your getting the dialog through text...

that's all i got for now... i'll have more to discuss when i play some more...

Aww, it's so cute to see you experiencing Dead Rising for the first time.

Supposedly the save system is better this time - there was only 1 save slot in the first game. It was all about survival - you'd have to choose between rescuing a survivor or saving yourself. I'm waiting on picking this up until I play through some more of my other games.

Jáger
There are more save slots, yeah, but the system is still a bitch to use. You literally do have to save every time you do something, be it a big mission or little task, otherwise you risk having to do it all again. I've found myself repeating the same mission over and over again because I've completed it, not bothered saving then going on a zombie killing spree only to become their lunch. Capcom really should've added an autosave feature, which seems to be the norm for most games these days. Apart from that, there aren't any faults with the game.

As for costumes my Chuck is currently rocking a sunhat, glasses and a pinny - you really can't take it seriously when you see him dressed like that in an action cut-scene, haha.
bOnEs
an autosave function would of been stellar biggrin.gif... i didn't get to play this yesterday but, i foresee several hours of gaming tonight...
Jáger
You on PSN or Xcocks with it, Bones? Could hit ya up for some co-op?
PabloHoneyOle
QUOTE (bOnEs @ Sep 30 2010, 01:25 PM) *
an autosave function would of been stellar biggrin.gif... i didn't get to play this yesterday but, i foresee several hours of gaming tonight...

I heard there is also an autosave after you complete cases. That's huge. In the first game, you'd have to go to your mission, do it and then try and make it back to the safe room.
Massacre
There's co-op? Stoic, are you getting Undead Nightmare? If that has zombies in multiplayer, I'm also going to get this, and we will have undead multiplayer adventures together. For real, this time.
Jáger
It's right there on the main menu. Two players can play together, working through the hosts missions and saving/collecting money and weapons.
Massacre
Yeah, but I don't have the game, so I wouldn't have seen the menu.
bOnEs
QUOTE (Jaeger @ Sep 30 2010, 01:32 PM) *
You on PSN or Xcocks with it, Bones? Could hit ya up for some co-op?

PSN... add me, i'm artistadam... it might be too late in the evening for you on the other side of the pond but, if i catch you online in the next few days we'll team up...
Jáger
QUOTE (Massacre @ Sep 30 2010, 07:03 PM) *
Yeah, but I don't have the game, so I wouldn't have seen the menu.

Ah, fair enough, sowwi.

QUOTE (bOnEs @ Sep 30 2010, 07:08 PM) *
QUOTE (Jaeger @ Sep 30 2010, 01:32 PM) *
You on PSN or Xcocks with it, Bones? Could hit ya up for some co-op?

PSN... add me, i'm artistadam... it might be too late in the evening for you on the other side of the pond but, if i catch you online in the next few days we'll team up...

Good stuff, I'll add you when I'm on next.
Massacre
Stoic left, he's mad at me. sad.gif
PabloHoneyOle
QUOTE (Massacre @ Sep 30 2010, 01:51 PM) *
There's co-op? Stoic, are you getting Undead Nightmare? If that has zombies in multiplayer, I'm also going to get this, and we will have undead multiplayer adventures together. For real, this time.

That's a day 1 pickup for me. My October will be Zombiriffic.
Massacre
Fallout, Fable, Undead Nightmare, and the premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC. October will be the best month ever.
bOnEs
19 days to post-nuclear warfare!! biggrin.gif... starting to get really excited...

at least the zombies are a different breed in both games... slow lumbering ones in DR2 and fast ones in RDR:UN...
DuPz0r
I boought this last week. Wish i had the net so i could try out the online co-op.

Anyne find the twin-samuri-sisters hard? i can't defeat them with my current weapons, and i have like barely any time to defeat them because i went and fort some mailman for zombrex first...
bOnEs
dude, i can't defeat any of the psychopaths... i killed ted, only to be mauled by his tiger... i was chasing around some fat chef who i couldn't kill... i also ran into some psycho in a bathroom when i was trying to desperately save my game... i died of course and lost almost an hours worth of work... FUCK!!

i couldn't defeat that TIR biker you run into outside... dude, i just can't defeat anyone not a zombie... this game really forces you to grind out some experience points by killing zombies and trekking through the story... i think they are expecting you to do that, then save the psychos for your 2nd run... i don't have time for another run so, i am officially passing on the psychos...

things like that are game breakers for me... while it's a fun game to play, certain elements are really hurting my experience... and it's reasons like that, that make me feel good that i am renting these games and not wasting $60 on them... if i didn't find a zombrex from platforming some light fixtures i would of never saved my daughter... this game really REALLY wants you to restart and play again, i see the signs for every hour that passes... and i don't want to...

i've also put in about 10 hours of playing and i've only unlocked 3 trophies... and after looking at the list, i doubt i'll unlock much more before i return this as i don't time to kill 10,000 zombies, wear every article of clothing, use every environment weapon, burn a gazillion zombies, kill a thousand with my bare hands, etc...
PabloHoneyOle
Dead Rising is a multiplaythrough game.

It's definitely not a rental game.
bOnEs
yea it is... especially when you don't see yourself playing this past sunday anyways... once i take it back, i am sure i won't be picking this up again... it's fun but, it's starting wear a little thin for me...
Jáger
I'm thinking about trading it in. I was playing it earlier, completed a fuck load of missions then got corned by a psycho and lost everything. I even threw my controller across the room I was so pissed. Fuck it, man, can't be arsed going through all that again.
bOnEs
what kind of psycho? it might of been one of the assholes i ran into...
PabloHoneyOle
I think for every reason you hate this game, I love it.

I didn't deal with any Psychos my first few playthroughs of the first game. You gotta build up your character. I wouldn't even focus on completing missions as much as I focused on staying alive and saving as often as I can.

If you die, sometimes it's almost better to start the game over and keep the level progression. Unless you're taking advantage of those multiple save slots.
Jáger
Some shitty chef. I was low on health as it was, so I should've just avoided everything and saved but, well, I love killing zombies and accidentally ran into this guy. Like I said, time to trade in.
bOnEs
QUOTE (Jaeger @ Oct 1 2010, 03:41 PM) *
Some shitty chef. I was low on health as it was, so I should've just avoided everything and saved but, well, I love killing zombies and accidentally ran into this guy. Like I said, time to trade in.

i spotted a bit of strategy with that guy before he killed me off... two things:
1) bring like 2 or three health items
2) every time you hit him, he runs to one of the stashed plates to refill his health so, chase to these spots and hit him before he fills his health back up...

lol, the chef is the only psycho that i actually found a pattern to before i died... so, i would feel confident in going after him again with the proper items... however, like stoic said, maybe we should be saving these guys for the 2nd play, when we have a better arsenal of weapons and more health at our disposal... but it's like WTF man, why can't i just fight them now? why do i have to die by randomly running into them, only to learn to avoid that room until your next play, or until your in your later levels??

they should be labeled on the map so you can avoid them instead of randomly running into them and dying, and losing all your progress because you saw a bathroom icon and went in there to save, only to find out a psycho was waiting to kill you and your progress mad.gif...
DuPz0r
I found a pattern in the pyscho in the wedding chapel. If you run out til he follows, we will try to hit you and then return. When you go back he wil be holding the bride to be in the air by her neck. Just get a couple of free hits then run away and repeat.

I beat those twin sisters yesterday. I just railed the blonde one with a heavy machine gun with 200 bullets and then melee'd her with my two spiked bats! Man she took a beating.
bOnEs
i took this back yesterday... but saturday night, me and a friend took turns bashing the shit out of some zombies and to be honest, it made the game more fun to play... i learned some new strategies and found some new cool weapons like the pitchfork laugh.gif... you have to use that one to know how fucking awesome it is...

i said i would never rent this game again but to be honest, i might give it another shot when i am standing there looking for something to rent and i see it... i got frustrated at times early on but, i think i started to get the hang of it a bit on saturday before i went to work, and that night when me and a buddy bashed some zombie heads around...

i reached level 8 but, i am pretty sure i might be nearing a restart... i am on the casino vault mission where you have to stop the 3 drills and the last one is in the yukatan (or something like that) casino, where ted and his tiger are... i am not sure if i can handle that fight on my current level right now... i need more health and better crafted weapons...

i like my scarface looking character though laugh.gif...
PabloHoneyOle
I haven't gotten the game yet, but I'm going to be getting it soon.

Before I even play the game, I am at a Level 5 - thanks to Case Zero. As you level up, the game gets easier and easier. It's a testament to dedication.
bOnEs
isn't there 50 levels?! holy crap, that's like 4 or 5 playthroughs to get a character that high in levels... it's taken forever to reach 8...
DuPz0r
I'm level 16 now and i have like 12 hours until the military arive... Not sure if that means the game will end by then though...

I saved two guys last night with loads of cash, and now i have 140k to spend on zombrex if i cant find any.
bOnEs
i found two just lying around in paradise falls city... one in the americana casino (start at 2nd floor of the bar & grill, then platform across the lights above the casino floor)... and the second one was in the slot ranch casino, on top of some crates behind the stage...

it was cool to find these on the side because, i would of failed the main mission if it weren't for finding these because, outside of the first one you get through the story, i haven't found any other ones except by sheer chance...
DuPz0r
I also found the zombrex ontop of the crates backstage of the casino. That's the only one i've found by chance so far.
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