These days, games focus on being complex with tons of features and graphics. Dead Rising 2 focuses on one thing: fun.
Razor-Lazor wrote this review on .
So there I was at the store, deciding between this and Fallout 3. Obviously, I chose this. I started playing it back at the homeland and...I hated it. Hated this game. My complaints were that Chuck moved so damn slow, I had no idea where anything was, didn't really know what to do, not enough save points so that you had to restart all the time...yeah.
But thankfully, this game pulled me back in. I started it up again later in the day, and gave it another shot. It was more fun this time, but I still wasn't really happy with my purchase.
That was 20 days ago. In that span of 20 days, this has easily become one of my favorite video games of all time.
Once you get what you're supposed to be doing in Dead Rising 2, and get a grip of how much time you have to do everything, it's just an awesome experience. They have it so you can restart the story at any time, but keep almost all of your stats, and your level. This really is a good idea, and I even restarted it once, about halfway through the game.
Visually, the game is nothing special. But don't take that too hard, because it looks just fine in my opinion, it just doesn't have those realistic graphics so many games have today. Frankly, I don't think it needs them.
This game is all about having fun. It's all about those moments in the video clips they play that make you shake because the main character, Chuck Greene, is such a badass. It's all about making a mix between a sledgehammer and a fireaxe, then getting your first kill with it and laughing out of pure epicness.
At first, this game probably will seem like a confusing, slow mess of suck. But once you get used to it, this is truly a great game.