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.Read full description
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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, is a survival horror action game. This is a revised version of Dead Rising 2, which improves the mechanics of the game and adds new locations. This time we play as a reporter named Frank West, who will be confronted by hordes of bloodthirsty beasts. The arsenal is almost unlimited, so as a weapon, we can use almost everything we find at hand. In addition, with several elements, we can create a single model of weapons with all the new capabilities. Very fun slasher for everyone to try.
Many people hated new main character of Dead Rising 2, Chuck Green, and Capcom noticed opportunity to make money, so they've made a DLC that replaces him with Frank West. It is pretty expensive skin with some minor things changed, like slightly the plot to fit the already classic hero of the franchise. Frank West, into this game. Other than that, the game is nearly identical as vanilla. Overall, if you missed hero from the first game or don't want to play as new character in the sequel, you might as well get this game, since it is standalone and doesn't require base game to play it.
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record is a non canonical alternate history version of the main game. The main character Chuck Green is replaced by the hero of the first game, Frank West. With the addition of a new main character all of the cutscenes are changed to fit the character, most of the plot is the same but there are some changes with character motivations and what happens at the end of the game. There aren't any major changes to the gameplay other than the return of the ability to take pictures and a new boss enemy in the form of Chuck Green taking the place of another boss, though the fight plays out in a similar way. If you enjoyed the original game this will likely be enjoyable to play through, with enough changes to remain interesting.
Deadrising 2 was an already wonderful game, and with Off the Record, the developers really brought into the world the best zombie sandbox of all time. I can not recommend this game enough, it's replayability is nearly limitless and it still holds up even by today's standards. I give this game a perfect score because it truly lives up to every expectation there may be. Despite Deadrisings 3 and 4, this is still the ultimate Deadrising game there is. Buying this game will not disappoint you.
Have in mind that this review is made from the point of view of someone who already played the original Dead Rising 2. Just not worth it if you already have the original one. Off the Record looks more like a DLC with a new character than a whole new game. It's almost like paying 20? for a skin in the same city from the previous one. Not even bother the story since this game or any other Dead Rising game just don't care about it. The game is fun, but just as fun as the original one. Off the Record adds nothing to the good old gameplay, and works fine as your first Dead Rising but not as your second or third one.
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