Dead Rising 2 : Off The Record SandBox mode review

Dead Rising 2 : Off The Record is a reinterpretation of the game with Frank West from the original Dead Rising as the main character instead of Chuck. The games takes place in Fortune City, the same place as the Original Dead Rising 2, and features some new locations. Dead Rising 2 : Off The Record revolves around the same main characters and offers a gameplay experience identical to the previous version. with the exception of the new Sandbox mode.

The game concept stays the same if you play the story mode. You have several days days to survive, you should secure a Zombrex for each day while completing missions, escorting survivors to the same safehouse, and making new weapons.

Photography is the only visible change in the story mode. Take Horror, brutal, or hot photos to score some extra PP and level-up faster.

Sandbox mode is a little different, there is no story, survivors are hostile, and there are much much more Zombies to make the journey worth your while. The goal is simple, kill more zombies to unlock more challenges, finish these challenges for cash rewards, spend the cash to get more deadly weapons.

I have made a short gameplay video, featuring the first couple of hours of Dead Rising 2 : Off The Record SandBox mode. This game may not be the best zombie PC game around, but it will give you a few hours of fun.


Mass Effect 2, 7 reasons why I love it

Unlike Dragon age: origin, that I really hated and reviewed here,I’m really loving one,although it is made by the same developer BioWare. 7 reasons why I love this game are as follows

1. High details models. the characters, ships, and weapons are of a very high graphical quality. everything is rendered with high quality textures, check our the picture below for Miranda, a girl from the game.

2. A huge world to discover. Many cities to visit, Many galaxies to fly to, each of which is very distinctive. It’s true that the map is not open, there is no real connected world, but this is not GTA you should not be expecting that. take a look at the picture below from the “after life” a bar in the Omega city (or planet I don’t really know ) .

3. Great conversations, most of the time you can choose alomst any conversation option, it is very rare to see a conversation option that is unreasonably very rude . each option you make will somehow affect the rest of the conversation, the mission, or the game. No matter how you chose to play you will always end up wanting to see what would happen if you choose differently.

4. You actually have a Voice!!, unlike dragon age origin, the developer here went all the way to record every conversation voice with all options for male and female characters!!  we would still be happy if some conversations were text only, but thanks anyway!!

5.Your actions will define exactly how you will evolve, you can choose between Renegade and Paragon actions, even the scares on your face will heal faster if you only do nice actions.

6.The action game play is not the best out there, but it’s still pretty decent for a role playing game, the shooting action, not very great, but you can pull some spectacular powers to make up for that.

7. The storyline is solid, it stays interesting for all the way, it’s true that it very rarely get funny, but you will stay interested to know what will happen next.

Anything I forgot? don’t you agree with me? put your comments below 🙂

6 things I hate about Dragon age: Origins

Some of the many things that I hate about the game called “Dragon Age: Origin”:

  1. Bad retarded graphics.

The graphics in this game are basically bad, they try to cover things up with some blur and full screen effects, but the result still sucks. Most of the objects in the game world are have low geometry. Check out my comments in the picture below:

2. PS1 like magic spells.

In a game of this genre, I always expect to see cool spells and magic effects. Well in this game most of the spells remind me of my old PlayStation one. Even there the Magic in Final fantasy IX was pretty spectacular. See an example in the pic below:

3. Crappy combat system.

As I usually do, I chose a mage as my main character in the game, for a start, your character will not respond to an attacker unless you ask him to, and then you will basically have to press “1” or “2” on your keyboard to lunch a spell, then you will have to wait until some count down is over to get to do the same spell again. And that, my friend is no fun.

4. Limited movement possibilities.

You are only allowed to walk in specific regions, don’t dream about crossing water, or even touching it. I think that the animation of footsteps in water is too complicated for our gurus here.

5. Bad long conversation and non-sense replies.

Every time you engage in a conversation, you will be given the chance to choose what to say from 3 or 4 options, most of the time, 1 option will make you sound gay, and the other 3 will make you a total jerk. They should have learned from “Rise of the Argonauts” when each conversation option is influenced by the teachings of some Greek god, and hence each answer is rational and reflects a well specific personality. But here you are just too rude or too nice.

6. You will never get to hear your part of the conversation.

I think that recording multiple conversations in multiple voices was just too troublesome for the developers of this game. But my problem is, why did you decide to record to other part of the conversation? It would be just ok with text conversations as it is in many other role playing games.

Are you a dragon age : Origin fan ? come on! get our of here, or at least tell us what you like about this game.

Did I forget some other things? come on lets make these the “100 things i hate about DAO”