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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Overall it was very difficult to find play value in this $40 title if you've already played Dead Rising 2. If you happened to skip it because you felt that a Dead Rising without Frank West wasn't worth it (it was still good in its own right, though) then this is all you were looking for.

The Pros: 

+Sandbox Mode means hordes of zombies will die without the hindrance of time limits

+Interesting look into the life of Frank West, who now looks like Dan Aykroyd; post-Dead Rising

+New weapon combos

The Cons: 

-It's basically an expansion pack for Dead Rising 2

-You can't get around the Zombrex this time

-Only real new addition is the just-opened Uranus Zone Rating : 

Right off the bat, Dead Rising 2 seemed a little too much like Capcom wanted to rush out another Dead Rising title as soon as possible. Not that the game felt broken or sloppy at all, but really just that, as a full release, it didn't seem to have a lot to offer to the series other than a "what-if" scenario where Frank was on the scene at Fortune City instead of Chuck. While it was nice to see the addition of at least one new area and some fresh weapon combos, the whole thing felt like something that should have been DLC instead.

Capcom Reveals New Sandbox Mode For Dead Rising 2: Off The Record.

Capcom Vancouver has just unveiled the Sandbox Mode that will be available to play in their upcoming zombie mashing fest, Dead Rising 2: Off The Record.

Gamers will now be able to roam Fortune City without having the burden of a countdown timer clicking away towards zero as the new Sandbox Mode removes this option. You can explore all the places in the new Uranus Zone that you wished you had more time to hang around and kick some zombie butt in the process.

Capcom Announces Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

Get ready to venture once again into the zombie infested luxurious Las Vegas vacation spot offering that is Fortune City as Capcom announces Dead Rising 2: Off the Record at this year's Captivate 2011 Event.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will be developed by Capcom Vancouver (once Blue Castle Games) and will be a full-fledged standalone game. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will allow gamers experience the zombie outbreak at Fortune City through the eyes of the first Dead Rising game's hero, Frank West.

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