Forgot password?  |  Register  |    
User Name:     Password:    
Preview   

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Hands On Preview

Plus footage from the show floor.

The 10-minute E3 demo featured a zombie beat-down in a futuristic carnival called “Uranus Zone,” set in Fortune City, Nevada.

Just about anything could be picked up and thrown or swung around. There were, of course, axes and shotguns and baseball bats, but benches and shade umbrellas made for some good combos. Throwing around a basketball or squeezing a ketchup bottle was also amusing. Aiming was done by holding the left trigger and throwing with the right one. Punches and kicks could be done, but why bother with so many potential weapons at hand? Punching/kicking and jump-kicking all felt a little clunky but I guess are better than nothing as a last resort. The hit detection was plenty generous, but their animation just looked dated. Waggling the analogue stick to break free from a zombie's grasp also felt like a blast from arcades past. Another problem I had was with the kill counter; if they're zombies, are they ever really killed? It's not very realistic if you ask me.

Anyways, there were plenty of them for now-playable Frank West to smash up but it never got overwhelming or frustrating. Zombies could carefully be lured and gathered together for group kills or photos, which again make a return. Pics were judged under the category Horror, Outtake, Drama, and others to earn Prestige Points (PP).

Those who haven't had enough Dead Rising 2 can go Off the Record on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or PC this fall.


 

Comments

Log in to your PixlBit account in the bar above or join the site to leave a comment.

Event

Hot Story

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Review

Uncharted has always been all over the place in terms of quality. The first title is pretty mediocre despite fantastic production values. Meanwhile I consider Uncharted 2 to be one of the greatest video games ever made, a game which I replayed many times and love every second of. Then the PS3 trilogy ended with Drake’s Deception, which offered a fantastic first half and a very inconsistent second half. So it feels fitting that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End overall ends up as a perfectly satisfactory game. A game with its moments of brilliance, yet never quite manages to bring the product as a whole up in the end.

Read More...

Support