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Dead Rising vs Dead Rising 2 - comparison

A lot has changed since Dead Rising’s first outing on the 360 way back in 2006. The locale is new, our protagonist is a little more rugged and the exclusivity that Microsoft once lauded has disappeared. Dead Rising 2 is soon to hit our screens...Megabits of Gaming looks at how the two games compare...

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dizzleK2246d ago (Edited 2246d ago )

it still has the time limits and awful structure of the first game?

it has now gone from day 1 purchase to being gamefly fodder.

edit-the saves didn't bother me, it was the fact that you couldn't explore. sorry if i don't find feeling limited and rushed fun.

DelbertGrady2246d ago (Edited 2246d ago )

I hated that aspect as well. You were forced to rush through the game. If they keep that and don't add a 'free mode' option they are f*cking retarded.

I don't get why people disagree with your statement. That's what kept the first game from becoming truly great. That and Otis...

Krimmson2246d ago

"Hey, that was rude of you to hang up on me!"

Fuck you Otis! A fucking zombie bit my shin you headfuck! Stop trying to tell me that I can go to the playground section here!

Perjoss2246d ago

this is a bit wrong, you were never forced to do anything in dead rising! in fact one of the many endings is for (**minor spoiler ahead**) just sitting in the security office and doing nothing. If you only play the main story parts and never try to rescue any optional survivors you actually have tons of free time to explore.

DuneBuggy2245d ago (Edited 2245d ago )

Part of me wishes it was more like other sandbox games and the "clock" doesnt start ticking untill you start the mission.But what I did with Dead Rising was goof off,have fun,do some missions,etc and build up experience since it carried over. Did that quite a few times. By the time I did my "final" playthrough,i knew who to save,how much time I had,already had a experienced player from the start making getting back up to speed easy...etc
So it kind of worked for me.

If you kill the clown and have the right literature on hand, you can really do some damage quickly without a ton of worries.....
DR2 looks like a day one purchase for me so far.

cemelc2246d ago (Edited 2246d ago )

To me the most game breaking deal with the game was the plot. Im not expecting a oscar winning script from a zombie game (except Re 2 and 3), but damn thats got to be one of the worst plot in game history.

The time thing kinda gets on the nerves at some point got to agree with that

tplarkin72246d ago

You should be able to walk around at your own pace. Maybe there will be a "New Game+" mode where they will remove that restriction.

HolyOrangeCows2246d ago

"Sadly the game save frustrations from the original have apparently not completely been addressed, and exploration still appears restricted by missions and strict time limits like those in the first game"
That bites.

Still looking forward to it. I like the weapon customization aspect.

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N4PS3Fanboys2246d ago

The time constraints were the worst part of the first game, and made me not want to play it.

Danja2246d ago

The save feature was just as bad

BuIIetproofish_2246d ago

The first game was so tedious, but I still enjoyed it. This is the third game to get for me.

jay22246d ago

I'm loving DR 2, really loved DR.

Skadoosh2246d ago (Edited 2246d ago )

Very excited for this one. The first Dead Rising is one of my favorite games of all time. But I'm a huge fan of George A. Romero so the first one was right up my alley.

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