Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dead Rising 2 Case 0 Review

Just played through Dead Rising 2 Case 0 a few times, and here are my thoughts:

+ Good taste of things to come
+ Many new weapons
+ Weapon crafting system is intuitive and experimenting with combos is fun
+ Katey (Chuck's daughter) a good motivation to keep moving, and moving fast.
+ More zombies and more weapons? Great combo
+ Chuck is a much better main character than Frank
+ No photography
+ Improved aiming system
+ 'Enraged' zombies at night. Adds another challenge
+ Save file converts over to Dead Rising 2

- Still has timed events (hoping for a free play mode in the retail game)
- Worthless "survivors" They do nothing but slow you down and whine
- $5/400 MS points for basically a demo
- Load/Access times are slow. Too slow for a game stored on the HDD
- Weapons still 'break' after short use

It's worth it. The $5 is a measly price to pay for this game. While it may be a "glorified demo" it still introduces you to the main characters, game mechanics, and new content. There are multiple endings, and the save file converts over to the retail game so there's actually a reason to play though, other than enjoyment/curiosity. I would recommend that you give it a go. And let me know your thoughts. :)


  1. Looks good, I may have to check it out.

  2. looks like this should be good :)

  3. I still need to get and play through the first one before I play a sequel :|

  4. loooks pretty good
    followed return favor?