Monday, 13 September 2010

Dead Rising 2: Case 0



Well, I played the first Dead Rising and really enjoyed it, apart from some small annoyances the game as a whole was enjoyable. So last week i decided to download the Dead Rising 2 prequel Case 0 from XBLA.

Case 0 isn't quite a demo in that it isn't just a level plucked from the full game, it is a completely new game detailing the events leading up to DR2 and shows off the new game mechanics.

Case 0 (and by extension DR2) is very similar to DR1 in many respects, you still run around the map picking up anything you can find and whacking the slow shambling zombies with it, and the zombies remain more of an obstacle rather than something essential to the game. Case 0 also retains the time mechanic, missions have a time limit and you must complete them before the designated time, which I think is a bad idea, especially in a game where you can just lay back and have fun killing zombies for hours on end; the time mechanic almost forces you to do the missions. One thing that has been fixed however was the awful save system, you can now have up to 3 saves and there are many save points.

So what's new in DR2? Well the most obvious changes is the character, you no longer play the photographer Frank West (he's covered wars you know) this time you play Chuck Greene, a famous motor-cross racer. Due to this character change, the photography aspect of the game has been removed and replaced with something far better, weapon creation. Weapon creation allows you to combine two ordinary items to make one bad-ass zombie killer.
Be sure to check out the paddle-saw

In Case 0 there are several combo weapons to be made, however you're never told what a majority of them are, so to save frustration I will list them at the bottom.

All in all Case 0 is an excellent buy for any Dead Rising fan wanting a sneak peak at the sequel, it is also extremely enjoyable and I played through it 4 times to get all the achievements.






Electric Rake - Battery + Rake
Boomstick - Pitchfork + Shotgun
Paddle Saw - Kayak Paddle + Chainsaw
Air Horn - Spray Paint + Traffic Cone
Improvised Explosive Device - Box of Nails + Gas Can
Molotov - Newspaper + Whiskey
Drill Bucket - Bucket + Drill
Beer Hat - Bottle of Beer + Hard Hat
Spiked Bat - Baseball Bat + Nails.

40 comments:

  1. Dude, thanks for the info! I really need to pick this game up.

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  2. Shit looks like too much fun!



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  3. cant wait to play this game bro

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  4. Wow this game looks kickass. is it out for mac?

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  5. Looks so sick, can't wait
    showing some supp, keep it up!

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  6. I can't stand zombies. What is it with zombies and vampires these days?

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  7. I loved this game. I really can't wait for Dead Rising 2. I would easily pay 5 bucks for any "demo" of this quality.

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  13. Ooooo nice, dead rising 2! Do want! Also, following!

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  14. Loved dead rising 1, can't wait for the second.

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  17. hmm... I don't know what to think about this

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  20. very nice. Case 0 seems like it's worth the 400 pts.

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  21. Shit looks fucking AWESOME!! Def be getting this.

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  22. Shit is fucking fun! Daily /b/rotherly love.

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  23. Everytime I see it, I get more and more excited
    here for more supp!

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  24. looks amazing, might have to get this.

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  25. Thanks for the comments on my blog!

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  26. it looks too much like a demo, so it'd be a waste I think.

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  27. I can't wait for the game to come out.

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  28. That paddle saw looks insane...

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