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Geek Game Review: Dead Risng 2: Off The Record
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 09:30 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 15 November 2011 05:00
Zombies, zombies, zombies. They’re so much fun to kill in videogames, especially if you can do it with style. That’s the exact premise behind the Dead Rising series, killing zombies with cool weapons and moves. The first game put horror minded players in the shoes of photojournalist Frank West as he battle the hordes of undead with everyday items he found in the Willamette Mall. The sequel took a new protagonist, Chuck Greene, to a new place, Fortune City, and granted him the ability to create weapons by combining two seemingly harmless items into blood spraying eviscerators of brain craving flesh bags. Now Frank is back in an alternate universe style retelling of Dead Rising 2.
After fans battled alongside hero Frank, many were miffed at him being replaced by fresh-faced Chuck. Greene turned out to be a formidable protagonist in his own right with a very personal reason to fight and solve the mystery of the outbreak. Adding this new character to the improved combat made DR2 a very fun game indeed. Frank however, was still in the back of our minds, clawing his way back into the limelight. We got a taste of his fury in the downloadable Case West, an adventure set after the events of DR2 and pairing Papa Frank with the Chuckster. Fans understandably wanted more and Capcom said “Hey how about DR2 but from a new perspective? Frank West’s?” And all was right in the world.
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Gets A Mostly Budget Price. [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 June 2011 03:54 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 15 June 2011 11:00
Frank West sure is a popular guy. After covering wars and fighting zombies in the Willamette Mall, the fashion forward photojournalist elbow dropped his way into the hearts of gamers world wide. When Dead Rising 2 was announced and Papa Frank was not slated for the lead role, Dead heads were understandably upset. As the game came further along, Chuck Greene was welcomed as the new protagonist. The downloadable only Dead Rising: Case West eventually put West into Greene’s world as a partner in zombie butt kicking, only to put fans back into frenzy mode.
Earlier this year, Capcom announced a new addition to the Dead Rising series with Dead Rising 2: Off The Record. More of an alternate reality version of DR 2 than a sequel, Off The Record puts Frank in the role of the main man. Capcom let us know that the game will have new content, bosses, weapons etc. but many were left questioning whether it justified the full retail release that Capcom planned. Mum was the word on price as well. Finally Capcom has given word that Off The Record will be a budget friendly price of $40 this fall for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.