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Posted by prestonhedges

"Oh no, I have to restart again and again!"

Pffft, that's the best part. Ignore the story, kill zombies. Repeat.

Posted by xxizzypop

@nail1080 said:

@Twisted_Scot said:

Dead rising is one of the only games that Achievements really improved for me. I loved both games and I played through both a bunch of times trying to do different things each time. For $40 and frank west I'll pick this one up too. I cant quite place my finger on why I love these games so much, it becomes like some weird Groundhog day after a while where I leave the safe-house and know where and when every encounter is going to happen. I think it's similar to a speed run mentality.

Indeed, I'm glad someone gets it. But most gamers these days want to be spoon-fed everything and want a check point every 10 seconds. Sucks for them though, as they never experience any actual games, instead they play interactive movies that require no thought or planning or challenge.

The Dead Rising franchise is an amalgamate of shitty design decisions. It's not a matter of wanting to be "spoon-fed" entertainment, it's a matter of wanting a well crafted game. I loved the original DR, but I knew, even at the time, that it had serious design flaws, things that were not addressed too satisfactorily in DR2.

@Seroth said:

I still think there's a misconception about how Dead Rising is "supposed" to be played. You don't have to restart the game every time. You can keep going, even after you fail the story missions. Survivors and psychopaths still appear after failing the story, so you can keep doing other things to level up instead of just starting over every time.

Then again, since this is basically just Dead Rising 2 again, I'm sure many people have exhausted all the fun little things to farm PP in the game, so it's probably less interesting.

Sure, you can keep going after you fail the story missions... but why would you? The ridiculous stories of DR are one of the few driving factors to the series for casual fans. You can continue to level up and discover all of these things and do side missions, but without the framework of a narrative, and knowing that that playthrough will result in what is an overwhelmingly depressing and unsatisfying ending, it seems rather pointless.

Posted by The_Laughing_Man

HE COVERED WARS YO! 

Posted by Ronald

As someone who loved Dead Rising 2 I had no interest in this. Depending on how the sandbox mode actually works, I have a little bit of interest now. And I did play one DR2 game where I purposefully lost, just to see Katie turn into a zombie and then have Chuck continue on like normal.

Posted by prestonhedges

@xxizzypop said:

@nail1080 said:

Sure, you can keep going after you fail the story missions... but why would you? The ridiculous stories of DR are one of the few driving factors to the series for casual fans. You can continue to level up and discover all of these things and do side missions, but without the framework of a narrative, and knowing that that playthrough will result in what is an overwhelmingly depressing and unsatisfying ending, it seems rather pointless.

Killing zombies is fun, don't care what happens to video game characters. There, problem solved.

Posted by cruxking

is it just me or are zombie games starting to go the route of wwII games?

Posted by Sekoku

The thumbnail is awesome.

Also hopefully the sandbox mode is a true sandbox and not HURR TIMED like DR1.

Posted by Bruce

Just had my ears destroyed again by the Dead Island ad. =/

Posted by Seroth

@xxizzypop said:

Sure, you can keep going after you fail the story missions... but why would you? The ridiculous stories of DR are one of the few driving factors to the series for casual fans. You can continue to level up and discover all of these things and do side missions, but without the framework of a narrative, and knowing that that playthrough will result in what is an overwhelmingly depressing and unsatisfying ending, it seems rather pointless.

Well, you've got all these people clamoring for this "sandbox mode" in every Dead Rising game. Lots of people have complained that they just want to kill zombies without a time limit, when they've pretty much always had that option by just ignoring the case files. But now the option is more obvious since they just give them a separate mode for it.

Posted by xxizzypop

@Seroth said:

@xxizzypop said:

Sure, you can keep going after you fail the story missions... but why would you? The ridiculous stories of DR are one of the few driving factors to the series for casual fans. You can continue to level up and discover all of these things and do side missions, but without the framework of a narrative, and knowing that that playthrough will result in what is an overwhelmingly depressing and unsatisfying ending, it seems rather pointless.

Well, you've got all these people clamoring for this "sandbox mode" in every Dead Rising game. Lots of people have complained that they just want to kill zombies without a time limit, when they've pretty much always had that option by just ignoring the case files. But now the option is more obvious since they just give them a separate mode for it.

And credit to them for a sandbox mode, finally. But... that wasn't even really a viable option throughout the course of the regular game. At least it didn't feel like it. Purposefully failing the case files to end up on a long timer with areas still blocked off or traversal severely limited didn't feel like the sandbox people were looking for.

I guess the problem with this game, for me, is I'm just pretty done with killing zombies. I beat DR1, Case Zero and DR 2. Some people here seem to be clamoring with a "Fuck story, kill zombies" sentiment, but that's something that's just beyond me at this point. Both L4D games, the DR franchise, Resident Evil, Borderlands, Dead Island, Red Dead Redemption. I appear to be in the minority in this thread, but just killing zombies doesn't do it for me any more.

Posted by Redbullet685

I still don't get why this is a thing.

Posted by Brackynews

@DriveupLife said:

COMPLAINING: THE GAME

No, that game is browser-based!

@cruxking said:

is it just me or are zombie games starting to go the route of wwII games?

Yo dawg... zombies... WWII game... COD:WaW... self fulfilling prophecy. ;D

Posted by MistaSparkle

That timer just stresses me the fuck out too much to play this game.

Posted by PerfidiousSinn

I don't get the complaints about Canadian accents. Canadian accents don't sound significantly different than American ones, and I never cringed at anyone's accent in Dead Rising 2.

Posted by AngelN7

Well If its worth something I can´t tell the diference from a Canadian speaker to an American speaker so I don´t really see the problem in characters sounding "too canadian" thats bad how?, come on nickpicking much?.

Posted by prestonhedges

Am I crazy or didn't you "learn TK is bad" real early in Dead Rising 2, too?

Like I'm pretty sure I remember getting shot at by his thugs damn early on.

Posted by Beomoose

Dang it, Bradley, you had the extinguisher in your hand. You had an escape pod in grabbing distance. You were right next to a workbench. And then you left. You were on the road to the fireworks factory, and you drove past!

Posted by radioactivez0r

@Beomoose said:

Dang it, Bradley, you had the extinguisher in your hand. You had an escape pod in grabbing distance. You were right next to a workbench. And then you left. You were on the road to the fireworks factory, and you drove past!

After he went to the trouble of showing the combo card, I was mystified why he didn't actually create it when all the pieces were 10 feet away.

Posted by squidracerX

Anyone know the answer to the question they kind of broach here?: Does sandbox mode allow you to gain PP and level up? If not that is a major minus to me, i don't wanna play the beginning over and over, and just killing and doing the challenges would get me into it way more, but Brad didn;t seem to be getting PP......

Posted by BlazeHedgehog

Case West sucked, Brad, I'm sorry. It was the Anti-Dead Rising.

Posted by AndrewBeardsley

@Max015 said:

dead rerising

this

Posted by Armada

I'm genuinely mystified by Jeff's complaints about the overly Canadian voice acting, being a Vancouver resident myself. I never played any Dead Rising/2, so I looked up that same clip with Rebecca and Chuck on Youtube, and I didn't think either of their voices (in that scene at least) came off as disctinctly Vancouverish or anything. If anything, I felt that both Rebecca and Chuck's dialogue came across as just reading lines, and Rebecca deliberately says everything is such a coy/suggestive manner befitting a stripper with some odd tonal inflections that I felt it was more about her being a weird, shitty person than being too Canadian.

Posted by EveretteScott

@CorporalGregg said:

Yeah, I played through DR1 and 2 all the way without ever restarting. The game isn't hard at all if you're always moving.

I died a few times in D1 and D2 the first time through them but I never had to restart, that's just being lazy by new gaming+ and not even having beat it once.

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Posted by Hailinel

@Armada said:

I'm genuinely mystified by Jeff's complaints about the overly Canadian voice acting, being a Vancouver resident myself. I never played any Dead Rising/2, so I looked up that same clip with Rebecca and Chuck on Youtube, and I didn't think either of their voices (in that scene at least) came off as disctinctly Vancouverish or anything. If anything, I felt that both Rebecca and Chuck's dialogue came across as just reading lines, and Rebecca deliberately says everything is such a coy/suggestive manner befitting a stripper with some odd tonal inflections that I felt it was more about her being a weird, shitty person than being too Canadian.

In other words, being a sleazy reporter.

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Posted by DAD_FIGHT

@squidracerX: He was probably at too high a level for the minor kills to make a visible difference on the progress bar, because you totally do gain PP/levels in Sandbox Mode.

Unless there's a cap or something I haven't reached yet, anyway.

Posted by ErinIsADrunk

What do I sound like? Jeff is always talking about voices sounding Canadian. WHAT DOES THIS SOUND LIKE?!?!?!

Edited by Kosayn

@ErinIsADrunk said:

What do I sound like? Jeff is always talking about voices sounding Canadian. WHAT DOES THIS SOUND LIKE?!?!?!

I think what he's getting at is that besides the problems with the acting, "no obvious American accents are present." Even among the Giantbomb personalities, the law of averages means they have a couple of highly identifiable regional accents.

As Jeff mentioned, the setting is defined, it's Vegas, and the game's characters and dialogue belong to well-trod American stereotypes. You expect there to be some Midwestern, some Texan, some Southerner, etc etc, something to verify the setting. I'm a Canuck, and I used to do phone support for the States. The overall mix is very different. But when you're talking accents of the majority, I think your average Vancouver nerd sounds about the same as your San Francisco nerd.

Posted by ElCapitan

@Shimakaze: I don't get it either. I never have problems getting through the early parts of the game. I only had to restart DR2 on the final boss.

Posted by TheKbob

I wanted to chime in on the Quick Look after watching this and listening to the latest Bombcast (Oct 11, 2011).

I did not buy Dead Rising 2 because of a combination of issues with the first game (but still liking it, kind of like Jeff, but more like than hate) and the fact I knew what I was getting. I could get the $40 PC version, but knew a $20 or less version would be my buy in. Near the first time I caught the $20 sale on Steam and almost bought it, DR2: Frank West Edition was announced, so I immediately stopped looking and caring for deals.

Yep, I am one of those people. I was thinking that maybe I would just get DR2 or the "special edition" that would hopefully give me the Xbox 360 DLC on PC, but no, I'll wait for the edition with the sandbox mode.

I am all for this version of the game having not played DR2. When this drops in price after the holidays, I'll be all up in it. For now, it is Dark Souls until Skyrim. However, I think Dark Souls is going to spoil me for Skyrim...

Posted by MorkaiTheWolf

@Shimakaze: Probably just not his cup of tea. I had difficulties playing the first Dead Rising but that might be because I couldn't get pulled into it.

Posted by HandsomeDead

Only Capcom can make a game like Dead Rising, come up with a character people enjoy like Frank West then make a sequel which is essentially totally unconnected save for generic gameplay features, then realise their mistake and just put out that same pointless sequel again but with that character in it but following the original storyline so totally devaluing the reason fir the game. Can we make this company bankrupt please.

Posted by AndrewBeardsley

@Kosayn: well people in western canada don't really have a noticeable accent. whereas people in eastern canada have a noticeable accent. Quebec and the Maritimes have the most noticeable accent

Edited by WolfmanJenkins

I'm one of those crazy people who got sucked in to Dead Rising. I loved DR1 and DR2 and by the looks of it, I'll probably love this one as well.

Also, YAY for Arrested Development references in video descriptions!

Posted by walter_sobchak

Petite feet, feminine step.

Posted by AndrewB

Now they can make Dead Rising 2: Chop 'Till you Droppier for the Wii.

Posted by Marokai

Brad's attention span is the worst.

Posted by RecallBerserk

@radioactivez0r: It is Brad. It's just exactly how he is. He has trouble with navigation and understanding his surroudings, Ryan does the same thing too.

Posted by SpaceGandhi

"They didn't teach me anything useful in journalism school, in fact. They said, 'Here's how to work for a newspaper.' Little did they know there wouldn't be any of those." - Jeff

And I just graduated with a degree in journalism...and he's spot on.

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Posted by HerbieBug

Man... what is going on with Capcom these days? Driving their existing franchises straight into the ground, ripoff pricepoints on glorified DLC, nothing in the way of new IP's on the horizon. At this rate they'll eventually be in serious trouble. All bankable old IP's burned, fan loyalty gone, nothing new.

Posted by NTM

If Dead Rising from the get-go didn't have the stupid aspect of restarting, I would have probably loved, and beaten Dead Rising, as well as probably buying the sequel, but that one thing ruins the entire experience.

Posted by sear

Wait, what, so Capcom re-releases Dead Rising 2 with a new protagonist, a grand total of one new area, which plays pretty much identically to every other part of the game, and doesn't even include the previous DLC?  I knew Capcom were greedy money-milking bastards, but damn.

Posted by JBrosk89

Wow, this game...

Edited by SpliTTMark

i hope some place has a deal to get the second(and first) one free with the purchase of this. its not like this game has all of DR2 in it (chuck!)

Posted by SpliTTMark

@Zabant said:

What? ive never grinded out the start of the game over and over in either games, i just played and finished cases at a leisurely pace and never felt like i was underleveled.

I think your wanting to be overpowered is holding you back jeff

having 4 objectives and 2 psychos at the same time and traveling between them wasn't exactly leisuring, and NO i didn't trigger the 4 objectives. they just kept popping and popping.

Posted by n0nametaz

There is to much PP in the Uranus zone.