Condemned 2: Bloodshot was released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in early 2008. It is a sequel to the game Condemned: Criminal Origins, which was released in 2005 as a launch title for the Xbox 360. Developed by Monolith Studios and published by Sega, Condemned 2 retains the first-person action/horror style of the original Condemned while advancing the story. In fact, this game can be seen as a prototypical sequel. The mechanics of the game are much better, both graphically and gameplay-wise; however the story sort of loses its intrigue and atmosphere and goes kinda batshit crazy. Despite the craziness, the game received good reviews.
I highly recommend you play/watch Condemned: Criminal Origins before watching this LP
While maybe not totally necessary, this game continues and plays off of characters, themes, and story arcs introduced during the first game. For those of you who won't check out the first Condemned, I have included a short recap video at the start of the first video to make sure you'll at least have the right idea. For people who do want to check it out, the footage for that recap video came from a great subtitled LP of Condemned: Criminal Origins by Chip Cheezum. It does a great job of showing off the whole game including bonus material. Go give it a look.
One last note: please don't spoil the story. Even in spoiler tags cause nobody can resist mousing over those. The story's pretty goofy but let's let people who haven't seen it experience it themselves.
Ethan Thomas is the main character of the story. A former FBI investigator specializing in serial killers, he quit after the events of Condemned: Criminal Origins. Nowadays he has drinking problems, anger problems, possibly mental problems, and really just problems in general.
Rosa was Ethan's 'sidekick' in the original game. We usually talk to her over the phone as she analyzes our collected evidence for us and provides support. Since the first game, Rosa has apparently found a great diet and a much more flattering hairstyle.
Malcolm Vanhorn is an old family friend of Ethan's parents and "helped" Ethan track down a killer in the first game. The killer also happened to be his nephew. There may or may not be something wrong with this guy.
Ike Farrell is the director of the FBI's Serial Crimes Unit, and Ethan's old boss. From what little we know of him, he seems like a reasonable guy. He was a character in the original Condemned in that we heard his voice over the phone once.
Dorland is the tactical commander for SCU, and seems more like a fighter than a thinker. He's probably good at his job, and he doesn't seem to like Ethan much. Agent is not his first name.
LeRue is an FBI agent under Dorland's command. He can often be seen sporting a shit-eating grin. He seems to have strong morals and yet complete disregard for the unfortunate crazies of the city.
Leland "SKX" Vanhorn
Just when you thought he couldn't get any worse. SKX still likes killing people, but now he's not just limiting himself to other killers. He has some new mission involving the "Oro" and has apparently gotten way into the body modification scene.
(by Captain Swing)