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Zombie games these days seem to be lacking a lot of substance. Some are boring, while others are really boring and then over time you realize that it's about time we follow the Resident Evil way and kill off zombies in general. It's no fun killing a slow and mentally drained enemy right? Wrong. From what I have experience from Dead Rising 2, I think that more games should follow this example and make these slow and mentally drained enemies more fun to kill! But how does a zombie game with real zombies in it actually score when it comes down to gaming basics? Find out by reading on in my Good vs Bad review.
+ Graphics: Being one who has played the first Dead Rising, I must say that there has been a huge improve in graphic design over the last couple years. In Dead Rising 2, the graphics come close to those of Capcom's previous 'zombie' game, Resident Evil 5. From the Malls to the Vegas Strip, the graphics are well toned, but shiny and well set with the lighting. There are also more zombie models in this game than the previous one, so there will be a lot less of you seeing double when killing off the infected.
+ Sound: There are so many different unique sounds in this game it may often feel as if you were in the game itself. Be it shopping in the mall full of zombies, or maybe even trying to enjoy some Italian delights in the food court. The music for the psychopaths (which are the bosses in this game for those who are new) is also very interesting this time around. Sure, they are mostly metal songs but if you listen to the words you will notice that what's being said contributes to each psychopath and matches the battle perfectly. The weapons in the game also have their own sounds, as opposed to hearing the same sound repeatedly with each attack.
+ Controls: At first I was a bit skeptical about how a Dead Rising game would work on the PS3 because I was so use to the 360 version, but as usual, the game has found a way to make the controls simple and easy to use for all gamers without the need of changing buttons around.
+ Replay Value: Dead Rising 2 may be one of those games that you go back to time and time again just to kill zombies in just for the fact that there are so many ways to do it thanks to the new addition to the Dead Rising series known as combo weapons. With over 50 combo weapons to make and well over 100 normal weapons to use, there is nothing but good times to go around. There are also many different survivors and psychopaths to encounter during your playthroughs as well depending on what you have already done.
+ Difficulty: Dead Rising 2 is a game that focuses more on common sense and the will to play as opposed to how much skill you have, which makes its difficulty vary depending on who plays it. Some will be good at the game, while others will be bad at it, it all depends on how a person thinks when dealing with a city full of infected beings.
+ Glitches/Other: Luckily this game doesn't suffer from any glitches, and if there are any I haven't experienced them yet.
Overall this game is amazing for anyone looking for a good time and is a must buy if you don't mind zombie games. Dead Rising 2 gets a well deserved 9.5 out of 10. For more of my reviews, look me up on
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Nice. Not to big into these games, but nice.