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I absolutely hated Dead Rising's timed concept... if I do one mistake... I have to do the entire game over again. This is really lame beyond anything, because I love to explore... kill zombies... fuck around... and I can't do that since the whole game is timed. So it's either fail the game or complete the game.

 

So I heard that this game is easy... and less frustrating... so I wonder if I should go ahead and get this game since I can't think of any arcade game for 400 msp.

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I absolutely hated Dead Rising's timed concept... if I do one mistake... I have to do the entire game over again. This is really lame beyond anything, because I love to explore... kill zombies... fuck around... and I can't do that since the whole game is timed. So it's either fail the game or complete the game.

 

So I heard that this game is easy... and less frustrating... so I wonder if I should go ahead and get this game since I can't think of any arcade game for 400 msp.

 

The game is still timed, but there's a few key differences:

 

1) A lot less tasks to handle. Unlike the full games where they give you 2-6 cases at any given time and you have to prioritize, this game has only a few things to take care of. This gives you more time for each individual task and more leeway with what you want to do.

 

2) The game is also shorter, which makes restarting less painful. I understand that if you messed up in Dead Rising it sucked to start over, especially if you were a few days in since the game is roughly 6 hours length. This game takes a little over an hour for a playthrough, so you don't lose much progress if you need to replay.

 

3) Multiple save slots. Now instead of relying on a single save, you can save your progress at different points so you can go back if you realize you messed up earlier than your last save.

 

So all in all, it's really easy compared to the full games. It's quite fun too, and who knows maybe this game will help you better understand/appreciate the mechanics enough to give the retail titles another shot.

 

For other 400 point Arcade titles, many of the 2D Sonic games are 400 MSP if those suit your fancy.

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It's worth it.

 

Also, after reading what you hated about Dead Rising, I can't help but feel that you'll absolutely love Off the Record. If with "Dead Rising" you are referring to the first one, then the next ones are SO much better.

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I prefer this game much more to the others. I don't like DR2 compared to the original the boss battles in the first were tough, but the ones in the second are much tougher, almost on the Mega Man level of frustration... and restarting just to level up to beat a boss and give up 8 hours of game play is damn infuriating!!!

 

The final boss in this game requires two playthroughs for the average player to beat him (you maintain your levels when starting over), but you're only losing about an hour of play time, and because of this, the game is much more enjoyable. You can goof off quite a bit, and experiment with creative zombie killing and explore and still complete the main story line.

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I'm also not a fan of the time mechanic in the series, though I understand why it's there and how it's pretty integral to the overall narrative of the game. With that said, I did not find the time mechanic to be too big of a problem here, possibly because there are two points in the game where all you can do is kill time for a couple of in-game hours, which is more than enough time to catch up on where you should be in the story.

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