The inclusion of the sandbox mode makes Dead Rising 2: Off the Record more than just a retread with slightly modified cutscenes. By itself, it's an incentive for Dead Rising 2 players to pick it up. If you haven't gotten around to playing the sequel yet, this is definitely the version to get.
The big question here: Is Off The Record different enough from the original Dead Rising 2 to warrant a purchase? For fans of the franchise the answer has got to be yes. There may not be loads added, but considering the budget price it is worth picking up, if only just to play as Frank West again.
This game is fantastic i've played every single Dead Rising game and they are all so much fun! For those of you down below who say you don't have enough time and Frank is too slow, You haven't played enough of the game and you've completely missed the point... Dead Rising has and will hopefully always be about multiple playthroughs your not supposed to beat bosses or be able to rescue everyone the first time you play this game... The first time you play this game you will struggle! it's damn hard! and it's supposed to be, after you beat the game you are encouraged (and should) replay the game, in the second playthrough you keep all the experience from the first playthrough... as you level up Frank gets stronger and faster so naturally a second, third and even fourth playthrough is much easier and also a lot more fun.
Dead Rising is designed to be difficult (especially the first time through) if you don't like that you should look elsewhere but if you want a game that you can sink literally hours into then i recommend this game above anything else it has perhaps the most playtime of any game! Unlike many others though i do not recomend this game as your first Dead Rising... i recomend Dead Rising 2. Of the record is a What if story, and has some minor changes from Chucks story the reason i don't recommend OTR is because if you want to learn about the over arching story your NOT going to get that here. This story is completely Non-Canon meaning in the main series the events of this game DO NOT happen so when/if 3 comes out you will likely be left very confused. Highly recommend OTR to everyone but if your interested in story choose Dead Rising 2 instead.
Zombie games,It strikes a love it or hate it kinda feel.There really isn't anything **** my personal opinion, this to me is a love it kinda game.This game surpasses Dead rising 1 and 2 by a mile.People say"well this is what could of happened and it's not real.HELLO...this series isn't real,there are no zombies in life and never will **** to me that's what makes this game so genius is that it brings a false to already a **** game play couldn't be more right on the money,and it makes for the best zombie playground ever created especially in the sandbox **** it's at all possible for the people that have never played any of the games then jump right into this one, cause this is the true place to start then you'll probably want to go out and pick up the original afterwards.That's the way to get the most out of the series and just skip part 2 **** only thing that Deadrising 2 had that was better was the story,the idea was that you were actually going out in the horde of zombies to get medicine for your daughter,but that's **** online for this game is also fun,engaging and brilliant.Left 4 dead 2 does have the best muli-player for a zombie game but this is hands down the winner for a single player experience and an overall complete gaming experience.9.5
It's hard to recommend if you've already played Dead Rising 2 as it's fundamentally the same game for the most part. If you haven't though, then definitely pick it up as this is the version to get as there's really no other game like it.
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is a textbook definition of a director's cut. Those enjoying it for the first time won't know the difference, those who disliked it won't care, and those who loved the original will be split down the middle in their appreciation of a reworked interpretation.
If you really enjoyed blasting through Dead Rising 2, and were keen to do so again, maybe you'll be satisfied with what's on offer here. But I find it hard to recommend an expansion pack masquerading as a full release.
Off the Record lets you return to Fortune City, but this time as Frank West from the first game. Sadly, Off the Record keeps much of the bad game design from its predecessors as horrible loading time, time limits and specific and sparse places for combining weapons. There are just too many game mechanics in this game that should not be allowed in a game made in 2011.
If you haven't played Dead Rising 2 - definitely get Off The Record. If you HAVE already played Dead Rising 2, I can only recommend this if you are a huge fan or have been craving for a sandbox mode. This version alters the story, adds new weapons, new psychopaths, new outfits, a new location, and the sandbox mode.
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This is basically a remake of "Dead Rising 2" with Frank West instead of Chuck Greene. It's almost the same game as before, but with a few new additions. There are some new sections, photography from DR 1 makes a return and a "Sandbox" mode has been added. If you played DR 2 before, you'll get a real sense of deja vu. But if you're a big fan of Frank, then you'll get your money's worth. I would rate this with a 7.6 out of 10.
Its nice to see that Franks back and that some of the load times were shorter But multiple times when I played with a co-op partner when I started a boss battle it never loaded which means we had to go to an earlier part of the game Then again this game had an alright checkpoint system. for me what drops my score by a point or two is because ITS THE SAME GAME AS DEAD-RISING 2 with only small story changes.
I want to love this game but I can't because the timer system ****. There's NO TIME. Literally. There's tons of side missions/people to save but there is no time at all to get to them. You need to do main missions and keep finding antidote to your zombie disease. (without those the game stops) You need to focus on those missions while IGNORING all the incoming calls about victims all over the mall needing your help. Sorry **** time. I felt like rushing across the mall to get to the other victims and back in time was impossible. The play area is huge! I'd like to be able to explore it properly and solve/save every one. There should be an option of eliminating the time restrictions completely (maybe on easy mode?) It would be nice if there was a finite amount of zombies. You slaughter so many and then re-enter the area and surprise! They're back.. I found the bosses to be very hard too. How many shotgun blasts to the head can Chefs and Show girls take?? I like constructing weapons BUT making blended drinks? That's dumb.
It's also not different enough from the other dead rising games...pretty much the same. I've played all the D.R. games and I WANT to love them - but because of this major flaw - I can't..
SummaryDead Rising 2: Off the Record, sees photojournalist and original hero of Dead Rising's Willamette incident, Frank West 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 Ris...