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Do we really need Dead Rising 2: Off the Record?

Frank West returns with Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. I question whether or not we really need this game and the fan reactions surrounding the announcement.

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mushroomwig2432d ago

I'm quite interested in the game but unless it has different types of enemies, weapons and a new storyline then I can't see myself paying full price.

JMyers2432d ago

Agreed. From what I've seen though, it seems like its just the same game with the character model of West. If so, this could have easily been done through DLC. I hope they do offer something new.

StifflerK2432d ago

True, this really should be dlc - like with Case Zero and Case west.

Same goes for SF4's special editions and now apparently MvC3 - I'd rather have dlc or a proper sequel then have several upgrades released on disc.

Kinda puts you off buying the game at launch when there's gonna be a better version of the same game released 6 months later.

JsonHenry2432d ago

That reminds me I still need to beat the game. I just saw it on my STEAM folder the other day and I had completely forgot about it.

MysticStrummer2432d ago

I still haven't beaten the game either, but it's not because I forgot about it. I simply lost interest, so in answer to the title's question... no.

ZeroChaos2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

I'm interested in the concept but Dead Rising is a special genre, one game every 2 to 3 years, otherwise people are gonna feel burned out by zombie killing.

STK0262432d ago

I say we should wait before judging the game. It might be in the same setting as DR2 with DR's original protagonist, but that doesn't mean it won't be worth the price of admission. Remember the outrage when L4D2 was announced? Yet, the game turned out better than the first one in many ways and was overall very well received, even by those boycotting the game.

We currently have very little information about DR:OtR, there's still a chance Capcom could surprise us by unleashing a lot of new and interesting concepts and content not found before in the DR series. Just because it sounds like an expansion on paper doesn't mean the final product won't be a hig quality one.

RandyFanboiz2432d ago

Bad example.

L4D 1 and 2 should have both been $20 XBLA games. I bought the first, kinda liked it but when I realized there was like 4 levels I was pretty pissed. So the second one came out, and it was a huge improvement on the first, it was very different! (and by that I mean that they re-skinned the characters and environments)

Godmars2902432d ago

How many versions of that game were made before it went turbo? Then there's the Megaman Network Battle titles which were coming out almost on a monthly basis without shame.

Capcom is just up to old habits.

will_c_752432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

Exactly, it wouldn't be CapCom without multiple versions of the same title. Why do sequels when you can add a subtitle?

RandyFanboiz2432d ago

Wish they would've just released this one in the first place rather than the one featuring "Xtreme Aaron Eckhart".

Seriously folks. The first Dead Rising was better, the only innovation capcom included in the second was putting more zombies on screen. It took them 4 years to come up with that. It's capcom we're talking about here....the lease innovative, most DLC-mongering pack of morons in gaming today. This makes perfect sense for them to do.

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