Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
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Dead Rising® 2: Off the Record sees Frank West – photojournalist and original hero of the Dead Rising® Willamette incident – take center stage as players experience a reimagining of the Fortune City outbreak. Forget what you know about Dead Rising® 2, “Frank West is back in the game!”
The new “Off the Record” storyline means an all new Dead Rising 2 experience. Frank will face off against more twisted enemies, build more outrageous combo weapons, follow his own unique mission structure and explore brand new areas of Fortune City to get his biggest scoop yet. Join Frank as he indulges in the insanity of “Uranus Zone,” Fortune City’s very own theme park. Full of deadly rides and crazy attractions, the sci-fi themed Uranus Zone is a true zombie-killing paradise.
Frank’s come-back means the return of his trusty camera, with players able to earn Prestige Points (PP) for specific photo opportunities that are graded against criteria such as horror, drama, erotica and brutality.
In addition to the new scenario and gameplay enhancements, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record offers a suite of technical updates including load time optimizations, improved network performance and a host of system upgrades to deliver a more satisfying Dead Rising experience.
Frank West is back – The original Dead Rising hero returns to get the scoop on the Fortune City outbreak
Fortune City but not as you know it – Experience a re-interpretation of the Fortune City outbreak through the eyes and camera of photojournalist Frank West:
New story and missions unique to Frank West
New environments including Fortune City’s latest attraction, “Uranus Zone”
New enemies and more psychotic Psychos
New crazy and hilarious combo-weapons
New items and vehicles
Say “Cheese!” – Capture those classic, violent, scary and hilarious Dead Rising moments, earn Prestige Points and complete all new missions with Frank’s new and improved camera feature.
Upgraded Experience – Full of technical improvements, system enhancements and feature upgrades to create a faster, smoother, more satisfying Dead Rising.
A Good Starting Point for Newcomersvideopower77 | Jan. 26, 2013 | See all videopower77's reviews »
Even if you have never played a Dead Rising game before, you can jump into this game no problem. The mouse and keyboard controls are fairly good even though an Xbox 360 controller would be the ideal solution. Frank West is hilarious as he is now fatter, meaner, older than he was in DR1. The game has lots of crazy moments and the amount of zombies on-screen is simply staggering. It's incredible! The game isn't easy at all and is meant to be restarted over if you fail important missions. You keep your current leveled up West however.
The game is a blast!
Dead Rising 2 Upgrade, for the fans.DonVercetti | Jan. 21, 2013 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »
Basically Dead Rising 2 Off the Record is a big DLC patch for the original Dead Rising 2. For the fans of this franchise the great protagonist Frank West return to whack some zombies on the head. Some newer tweaks and extra fun things to do in the Fortune City make this game a must buy after spending several hours in the original Dead Rising and wanting to play something way more extended!
Skip Dead Rising 2 & get this!backslashio | Jan. 21, 2013 | See all backslashio's reviews »
Basically this is more like a remixed version of Dead Rising 2 with more content yet less reason to own both, particularly since they cut & paste Frank West into the exact same story except that this time he's got a camera which allows for some easy experience points. The game doesn't have a particular main weapon as EVERYTHING in this game is interactive, cash registers, pot plants, a toy gun that fires plastic balls! The interaction doesn't end there either, you can find a key to drive a sports car inside a shopping mall or use a wheelchair for transport AND you can walk into any clothes store to alter your outfit (whilst zombies are chasing you in realtime).
The story is nothing fancy but there's enough extras with an element of 'Dead Island' where you can mod weapons, level up and learn new combat skills. There's something for everyone in this game but may require more than first impressions before you truly start to appreciate it
We can call this improved expansion pack of Dead Rising 2acare84 | Jan. 20, 2013 | See all acare84's reviews »
For this price if you have not played Dead Rising 2 yet this is a steal, especially since this is basically a Game of the Year Edition unless you are desperate to see Chuck's canon story or play the Terror is Reality mode (which I don't think anybody even plays anymore). The main question will be for the existing fans of Dead Rising 2 as to whether or not they should pick this up. At it's core this is the same game with the same story, same bosses and same survivors with a couple of additions. Loading times have been improved greatly, the Checkpoint System is handy and effort has been made to make this feel like a standalone title in it's own right that Capcom have genuinely thought about rather than copy and pasting the whole of Dead Rising 2 with a Frank skin. Even some of the outfits have been adjusted (the popular SWAT uniform now has gloves for example). If you have yet to try the franchise or traded in your copy and fancy getting back in the game I would suggest recommended picking this up.
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 20, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
The plot and setting, which is exactly the same as Dead Rising 2. In fact, the most substantial new Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, the Sandbox Mode allows us to use the same save slot game of our "normal" to withstand the rigors of Fortune City from a different perspective: free from the constraints of 'omnipresent timer and therefore from having to reach the opposite end of the map to start a new mission, we can go where we want, visit the many attractions of the city and gain experience points that will enhance the capabilities of our character, shared with the single player mode and standard therefore also be upgraded using this trick. Those who have completed Dead Rising 2, while appreciating, difficult to find the reasons to buy this reinterpretation: the story is the same, the boss and also the additional modes are not adding this spectacular where maybe you hoped.