Anyone else slowly learn to love this game?

#1 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

At first it was pissing me off and frustrating me to no end, but after I learned what kind of a game it was and how things worked, I started to really enjoy it.  There are some parts that will always be frustrating no matter what, and for some boss fights I actually had to resort to youtube for help, but once you get past that stuff it is really great.  I'm on my second playthrough now, 25 hours in according to Steam.  I feel really invested in the game; it's just got this unique style to it.  Kinda feels like an RPG in how I'm customizing my guy and doing missions to level up, and now that I'm learning my way around the casinos and malls I feel really at home, like I felt in WoW when I'd walk into Orgrimmar city, knowing the place like the back of my hand .  Also the co-op is a fun way to help a friend out and kill zombies with them.  
 
I agree with Jeff's review, but it's a hard game to score; like I'd want to give the boss fights and the save system a poor score, but the rest of the game outside of that is so awesome and addicting I want to give it a really high score.  You'll hate it at first, but the people who endure that stuff will be rewarded with many hours of fun. 

#2 Posted by MB (11885 posts) -

I have no desire to play through the rest of this game...so, no. I should have waited to buy it, it'll probably collect dust forever like so many other ill-advised purchases.

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#3 Posted by eezo (284 posts) -
@MB said:
" I have no desire to play through the rest of this game...so, no. I should have waited to buy it, it'll probably collect dust forever like so many other ill-advised purchases. "
Might sound dumb, but in my experience this game is WAY more fun with... cheats, YES I SAID IT, GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT!?! (sorry just had to, 10am here in norway)
anyway, all the little things that annoyed me like i dunno, the god damned time limit can be stopped/changed to be pretty much whatever u want and also
the fact that my fucking broadsword can kill 20 zombies before magically breaking is also bullshit, so yeah i just started playing with cheats and oh man
im seriously having a good time! (Some might call this gamebreaking or whatever, well i don't care)
 
also, if it wasn't obvious i'm playing on the pc :)
#4 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -
@MB said:
" I have no desire to play through the rest of this game...so, no. I should have waited to buy it, it'll probably collect dust forever like so many other ill-advised purchases. "
That's a bummer man.  Some people will hate it.  I literally wanted to punch the game developers all in the face, but after I got past that part I was like this game is awesome.  I hope you continue to play it though, get past whatever is frustrating, if it's a boss fight or something just look on youtube before you start it, and save often.  You just have to condition yourself to counter all the bad design issues the game throws at you... it's an awesome game but it's like the game prevents you from experiencing that, because you can break your save or have to restart because you died from a psychopath or something. 
 
@eezo:
I'm also on PC... how do I use those cheats?  I don't want to break my game, I want to earn it all, but like if I get to a part where I have only seconds left to beat a mission or my save is ruined... I'd like to be able to give myself more time.
#5 Posted by dpedal1 (191 posts) -

Yes, i actually was really interested in this game when i first heard about it, but all the bad game designs scared me.  So i did a ton of research to figure out how to properly play this game, so much research that I actually over researched and kinda burnt out about learning where everything is and how to "play".  When i stopped researching and let go and just played the game, i realized this game is really really really fun.

#6 Posted by eezo (284 posts) -
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
" @MB said:
I'm also on PC... how do I use those cheats?  I don't want to break my game, I want to earn it all, but like if I get to a part where I have only seconds left to beat a mission or my save is ruined... I'd like to be able to give myself more time. "
I personally use a trainer, u can find them on gamecopyworld and or cheathappens (sorry if "advertising" isn't allowed on the forums)
So far i'm loving the game cuz of the trainer :)
#7 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -

I want to use trainers just for fun, but I don't want them to effect my achievements or leaderboards. I don't want to 'cheat'.

#8 Posted by kelbear (496 posts) -

Nah I love the dead rising gameplay with all it's quirkiness and frustration I just take it all in stride and roll with the punches. 

#9 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

I wish I could say yes but it's not doing it for me, i'm just not enjoying it very much at all.

#10 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1443 posts) -
@MB:   I'm glad I'm not the only one making poor choices.  Its really sad to say but I still haven't played Assassin's Creed 2 nor Uncharted 2.  I played Saboteur to completion instead!  One of these days I'll get around to it, or not.
 
On topic, I think I want to play Caso Zero, but not the full game.  I had my fill from Dead Rising 1.
#11 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Well I loved it from the start because I loved Dead Rising 1.

#12 Posted by Yummylee (21204 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" Well I loved it from the start because I loved Dead Rising 1. "

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