Posts Tagged ‘Frank West’
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.
Face Off In Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 This Fall.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 07:15 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 20 July 2011 04:00
I’m not sure if this is supposed to came as a shocker but Capcom has announced an updated version to its latest brawler, Marvel vs Capcom 3. Dubbed Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, this re-release looks to add twelve new fighters to the roster, gameplay tweeks, eight new stages, and Spectator mode. Four of the fighters have been announced so far, two Marvel and two Capcom. The first of the Marvel contenders is The Spirit of Vengeance himself, Ghost Rider. Joining him will be the sometimes misunderstood Avenger’s archer, Hawkeye. Jumping into the Capcom camp will be the old school adventurer, Strider and Ghosts & Goblins Firebrand. The next few months will most likely see the confirmation of the eight leaked fighters; Capcom’s Frank West, Nemesis, Vergil and Phoenix Wright and Marvel’s Dr. Strange, Nova, Iron Fist and Rocket Raccoon. Let’s hope Vergil isn’t as cheap a fighter as he was in Devil May Cry 3!
The new stages and details of the gameplay tweeks haven’t been unveiled yet but I imagine they will keep even the most hardened fans happy. Of the most interest will be Spectator Mode, where gamers can hop online and watch others play. Used properly, players can learn the skills of some of the best fighters and add them to their own current skill set. Just like football players watching game films to improve their game.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is set to release this November for the Xbox 360 and PS3 at a budget friendly price of $39.99. Hit the jump and check out the full press release. Any geeks out there looking forward to this? Anything else you want to see added to the Ultimate edition? Let us know in the comments. Read more: Face Off In Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 This Fall.
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.