This is the quickest i've gone from posting in the 'currently playing' thread to the 'recently completed' thread, but here we go.|
Dead Rising 2
This is a game of two halves, unfortunately. It's a great concept, with some addictive gameplay. I love the whole idea of rescuing survivors and fighting your way through hoards of zombies, and the AI has improved enough that this is no longer a frustrating task. I even love the new weapon combo concept, which is much more enjoyable than taking photos. However, the Psychopath and boss fights are some of the laziest and frustrating battles i've ever experienced. They're not quite as bad as in Dead Rising 1, in which I had to glitch, or exploit poor game design, in order to complete some of them, but there's little thought put into these encounters and it spoils the game considerably. You can ignore them, for the most part, but it's as if Capcom intentionally made them badly.
Still, the game offers a ton of replay value and although I achieved an S ranking on my first playthrough, there are tons of achievements to play for and tons of weapons to play around with. I imagine it'll become more enjoyable 2nd or 3rd time around.
I'm also looking forward to playing it online, co-operatively. Which is an awesome addition. As for the main game...