1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Really good. Could've been so much less annoying though,
This review is from: Dead Rising 2 - Classics (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
This game is great fun. The action is surprisingly varied and it kept me interested. The storyline was engaging with a few twists and turns thrown in. I only really have two gripes, but they really bugged me.
1. Not since Resident Evil 1 on the Play Station have I known a game with such ridiculous pauses between rooms. 30 seconds to load a 15 second cut scene? It's a joke. I bet if I added up all of the time that I had spent staring at the screen waiting for the next room of cut scene to load, it'd add up to well in excess of 2 hours. It's a sign of poor technical design and substandard development.
2. In parts the game hasn't been designed to be challenging, it's been designed to be annoying. Just an example is when you're under pressure to get a weapon as quickly as you can. The 'B' button is used to pick a weapon up. But they put a load of useless cardboard boxes next to the weapons so that you have to fiddle around to make sure you don't accidentally pick a stupid box up. It's not clever gameplay, it's like a mindless joke.
All in all it was worth playing, but it was really frustrating too.