Zero Punctuation: Dead Rising 2

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He enjoyed a sequeel... the world is changing.

W00t, this is one of the best ZP's in a while

The Jakeinator:

Shiro No Uma:
Why do you hate America? I don't get context or non sequitur at the end of the video.

Because everyone not from America hates it. We are so fucking smug and think we are so awesome, and we don't even have sexy accents.

When you're a prime superpower with strong influence over global politics you usually protect your own interests with little regard to the opinions of others, and this naturally earns you a lot of ire, even in the "friendly" camp (that's just how superpowers work).

Plus there's the cultural stereotypes propagated by the mass media that also work against you -- just like the "Overworked Train Molester" from Japan and the "Eternally Drunk Piss-poor Slob \ Rich Cut-throat" from Russia, the American has to contend with the image of an "Overweight Culturally Ignorant Militant".

NKnight:
He enjoyed a sequeel... the world is changing.

Hello, you must be new here! Might want to watch some of the older ZP's to get you up to speed on the whole sequel issue, like that relatively recent "Saint's Row 2 marriage proposal" thing, for example.

Allan Foe:

The Jakeinator:

Shiro No Uma:
Why do you hate America? I don't get context or non sequitur at the end of the video.

Because everyone not from America hates it. We are so fucking smug and think we are so awesome, and we don't even have sexy accents.

When you're a prime superpower with strong influence over global politics you usually protect your own interests with little regard to the opinions of others, and this naturally earns you a lot of ire, even in the "friendly" camp (that's just how superpowers work).

Plus there's the cultural stereotypes propagated by the mass media that also work against you -- just like the "Overworked Train Molester" from Japan and the "Eternally Drunk Piss-poor Slob \ Rich Cut-throat" from Russia, the American has to contend with the image of an "Overweight Culturally Ignorant Militant".

Well said sir, well said.

Think this is a part of his want for fun, unrealistic games. Honestly, I think the series is just too shallow and the time mechanic is just too restricting to be fun.

Bah, the big pause button in the middle is back again.

A body of England's, breathing English
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

Perhaps it is time to return home?

I'm wondering what people thought of multiplayer
One of the biggest things about the multiplayer is it's more like your playing a large number of minigames against other people separately, whoever got the highest points in that round won (there's even one round which makes you 100% independent to your opponents, there is no mingling at all)
Also if you do the online thing you don't have to worry about clubbing cavemen, each round netted me about $50,000 on average (sometimes up to $90k) which all went back to chuck when I wanted it to. So I had him walking around with several million dollars pretty easily.

However the biggest problem with multiplayer is how much time your wasted fapping about waiting for the rounds to start cause your listening to two wannabe ex-wrestling commentators comment about how one of them fucks zombies... or fucks the others mum... or thinks he's fucking awesome, always has been and always will be...
It was funny for the first few rounds, but when your playing multiplayer regularly you just want to beat them with a stick and say "SHUT THE HELL UP! I'm trying to play the game, this introduction in between each round is only wasted time I could be eviscerating zombies!"

Onyx Oblivion:
They kept the time system...And have crazy unfair bosses on the first playthrough?

I'll wait until it's cheaper then.

But the survivor AI doesn't suck?

I find that hard to believe. VERY hard to believe.

Play it Thomas. Then believe it. Big improvement. No Aaron Swoop's this time around. Thank you God.

I was able to beat all the bosses my first time through. Pink chainsaw guy for instance isn't so bad if you just hop over the aisles of pews. He's too fat and his chainsaw is in the way so he can't do the same. He then tires out and you murder him while he catches his breath.

zombied00d:
It's a pity firearms are still damn near worthless though.

I got a lot of use out of the shotgun. It might not strike you immediately but it is a great weapon for psychos. You can move while aiming now. Important change. Hold aim, move in, bait a psycho to use their melee attack then move out and shoot. Works a treat on The Sisters, Sullivan, Randall in the wedding chapel, the magicians and three of the snipers (the final one is a better shot so he'll knock you down plenty if you try firearms and his mellee swing is wide enough you can't bait and move too well). Slappy just strafe with the shotgun when he starts shooting fireballs and it looks like a fight from Duke Nukem. You can also dodge him when he charges and melee him or bring two snipers rifles and a quickstep to him. Jump over the railing, drink the quickstep and hoof it to the waterslide area. He can't come up the stairs in his rollerskates so snipe him as he tries to get a bead on you. The shotgun doesn't work so great on the protestor kid or the chef. You need something heavy to beat the chef up while he's eating and need to keep your health above 4 bars in case he decides he doesn't want to let you up. For ted use a melee weapon that can block like holy arms or knife gloves. If you're blocking, his attacks that normally knock you down will only stagger you, likewise attacks from blocking won't knock him down so you can kill him very quickly and concentrate on taming snowflake.

wow, I am impressed, the last three reviews by ZP have been good, informative and not just non-stop complaint-fests.

Kudos Yatzhee, you've moved ahead of Doraleous and Associates on my top four Escapist shows, only Extra Credits and Escape to the Movies are higher than you at the moment, but you might move up higher if this continues.

I just knew he'd mention that stupidly annoying bossfight with that assface from the "Swept Away" chapel... He was impossible to even damage without the third speed upgrade and the added health bars...

... That's why I thought Dead Rising was going to make the game less crap by making the bosses easier on the first playthroughs... Obviously not.

But that didn't mean I didn't get to level up enough to kill that fucker with a defiler... That is so brutal... Hehe, toilet brush fire extinguisher.

Stick a radish up an imaginary cow's ass. LOL

OuendanCyrus:
DR2 is such a huge improvement over the first game, I managed to get to level 50 and reach my 3rd playthrough with little annoyances, great review.

DR2?
Pssh... give me DDR2!
It does not rush me through its storyline.

In some veiw i like the game. where you can combine items to make a better one and smarter A.I. however, the things i dislike about the game is the tad daft story line, the unessaery bosses( where you see one, beat one and gain little much rewards) and the blastesd time limit. you think the idea of making a game with lots of things to do would be joyable, but the game is kinder making you rush thro it. so if you want a zomibe hit fest or geting the saveable safiveors to safety, you would have to be unintenanl to the time limit.

The game looks silly to me. Like Yatzees (or whatever) idear of the Taliban riding snakes and the battle of Watter Lo (or whatever) takeing place on Mars! XD

At the end, Yahtzee should've put in, "Yahtzee doesn't allow criticism of his SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!";D

According to english speaking people outside of the U.S., and in some parts of the south, we do have accents. In most places where english is the first language, i.e. Australia, England, Scotland etc., it is considered very sexy. But that has nothing to do with my "Why do you hate Americans" question. Is it something in the game or just some pop culture thing that I have missed out on.

samaugsch:
At the end, Yahtzee should've put in, "Yahtzee doesn't allow criticism of his SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!";D

The Jakeinator:

Shiro No Uma:
Why do you hate America? I don't get context or non sequitur at the end of the video.

Because everyone not from America hates it. We are so fucking smug and think we are so awesome, and we don't even have sexy accents.

According to english speaking people outside of the U.S., and in some parts of the south, we do have accents. In most places where english is the first language, i.e. Australia, England, Scotland etc., it is considered very sexy. But that has nothing to do with my "Why do you hate Americans" question. Is it something in the game or just some pop culture thing that I have missed out on.

No matter how much I love ZP I allways wanted him to review GTA III..... yust for fun.

While I most definitely agree that 99% of Capcom games are extremely poorly written, you have to admit there are exceptions... Like, oh, say for example the Phoenix Wright Trilogy.

Great, misoginy. I was really expecting something wittier than a side swipe at women (they do play games too you know), but far be it from me to tell you not to jump the shark...

I really enjoyed the SIM's nod in this one. I always appreciate your reviews because I can honestly tell if I will like a game or not from them. And that is true even if I don't always agree with your assessments. You really beat out every single game magazine reviewer out there. Cheers!

I've tried using the defiler on zombies and psychopaths and it works great...

...until the end where I had to fight Sullivan. Then it became completely useless. So instead, I used tenderizers and drank from my three beer hats. :P

Eponet:
What the...?

You have to pay people to escort them?

In some cases, yes. In one case, after I rescued a survivor in the hands of a psychotic chef, she refused to follow me because she heard on the news that I caused the outbreak. The only way I could get her to follow me is after I rescued some guy named Jaspar, so I was just like, "Screw you, bitch." and ran off to slice off some more zombie's heads.

I just realized that Yahtzee could've said something about how expensive snacks are in the vending machines.

AssassinJoe:
I want a game that is just about killing hordes of zombies.

No time limit, no sick daughter, maybe a few boss fights, but overall just you, some meat cleavers, hundreds of zombies, and the simple objective of "Go nuts"

You know, you could just do that?
At least that's how I finished the original Dead Rising for the first time.
Failed the first mission because of time and just ran around and kicked zombie ass!

I always enjoy seeing what Yahtzee does, or come up with, when the game gives him enough freedom.
"Puppy rake"... priceless!

He's lucky he never plays multiplayer.

If he touched the barrel of shit that is Terror is Reality he could've filled the whole episode with how poorly designed, programmed and unnessecary that was.

Why does Yahtzee always like the games that I hate?

..More over, why does he always hate the games that I like?

I guess I really shouldn't complain though. Whenever I hear a bad review from him, I always know what game to get next.

:D

mikespoff:
"kerb-stomped by the hob-nailed boots of the Stupid Fairy"?

Pure gold. :)

Whenever I say or do something that I wouldn't expect myself to say or do, I blame the Stupid Fairy.

I've played Dead Rising 1, and I can count (almost) all of the differences:
1. setting (better in DR2)
2. money stuff isn't in DR1
3. smart NPCs (better in DR2)
4. a simpler character (better in DR1)
5. photography was replaced by putting weapons together
From important skills to menacing bosses, these games seem the same in context besides the above.

DR2 really is a game that is easy to like, but downright hates you.

OiXerxes:
DR2 really is a game that is easy to like, but downright hates you.

I know exactly what you mean, its fun to kill zombies with a variety of weapons but you make a mistake and you get to start over hahaha.

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