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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

by CJacobs

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Original Thread: It's our chance for a FAN-TASTIC LP of Dead Rising 2: Off The Record!

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Introduction





Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is an open world survival horror (and comedy) game featuring everyone's favorite good ol' standby, zombies. It was developed and published by Capcom, released worldwide on October 11-14, 2011 for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The game is a re-imagining of Dead Rising 2, with that game's protagonist, Chuck Greene, replaced by Frank West of the first Dead Rising. The entire game is a "What If?" scenario where Frank West covered the Fortune City outbreak, instead of Chuck Greene. As such, the game isn't considered canon within the Dead Rising continuity. It also changes the plot of Dead Rising 2 significantly in regards to the different characters and their motives.

After surviving the zombie outbreak that occurred in Willamette (though now infected with the zombie virus), freelance photojournalist Frank West quickly became a celebrity for exposing the truth behind the outbreak. However, his fame soon vanished due to frequent scandals and controversies. In hopes to regain a place in the spotlight, he accepts an offer from Tyrone "TK" King to appear as a special guest on the controversial pay-per-view zombie-killing show Terror is Reality, taking place in Fortune City, Nevada. As soon as he's getting ready to take home his winnings, however, a new zombie outbreak within the city traps Frank and thousands of people inside. With three days until the military arrives, Frank reads between the lines and spots an opportunity for a mind-blowing story that could bring him back into the public spotlight.



This game is fun as hell!! Moreso than that, it's not too hard to commentate over. I don't do live commentary very often except for live streams because I'm just not that good at formulating solid thoughts while I'm trying to play well; but Dead Rising 2 (and thus OTR) makes it pretty easy because there's a lot to talk about. Additionally, the game has a great sense of humor, a very tight design philosophy, and an excellent art style. It's just fun in general.



For the story, survivors etc, please don't. In terms of fun-ass ways to kill zombies and things to do around the city, be my guest! Part of the fun of this game is discovering how other people play it. And besides, there's no real reason to spoiler tag "if you combine a knife and a wrench you get a knifewrench".



Sort of! Dead Rising 2: OTR is a big, wide-open game with lots of possibilities and many different ways to play. For the main playthrough, I'm going to be trying to save as many people as I possibly can- however, if there are any survivors that I miss in the main playthrough (which I most definitely will as DR2 has a lot that aren't tied to missions), I'll be sure to mention where to find them and maybe splice in a clip of me doing so.






















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