Reviewed By: Carless
Dead effect 2 is a first person shooter with RPG elements. When doing reviews, I always check out what other people think, and get an idea what i am in store for. What I read wasn't good at all. I was kind of dreading getting into the game, and kind of stalled on it a bit. I knew it started as a Android game, that already usually isn't a good sign. I have seen so many bad ports from these type of games to the Xbox Marketplace already. Most of the reviews I kind of agreed with at first. All the negatives were there at the start. I base a review though on an entire play through, some times multiple ones. As I continued to play it grew and grew on me. It got to the point where I realized most of these reviewers didn't play this game very long, and give it a real chance.
Dead Effect 2 just gets better and better as it goes. It never really becomes an amazing game, but it isn't a bad game either. it really doesn't deserve the negativity it receives. For what this game is I really think it is quite addictive, and a lot of fun. Like most RPGs as you go your weapons and armour just continue to improve. Your always looking for that best piece, or that best gun. Do I want to waste my money upgrading this one? Or Wait? it provides that RPG feel from start to finish. It feels like the loot just never stops pouring in. Your always finding a more awesome weapon to use, or a stronger one. Trying to decide do I like the feel of this one over this one,even though its more powerful? That is where the charm lies in dead Effect 2. From ball bats, to ninja swords, to giant ass guns that blow the crap out of everything. You'll never want to stop killing hordes of zombies, testing your new weapons. Bows, Crossbows, Lazer, heavy machine guns it is just a blast.
The levels are pretty well designed, and there are 4 achievements for everyone, and different ways to play them so the replay is certainly there. There is really a lot to this game, and the campaign can take well over 10 hours even if your just trying to blow through it. So it certainly isn't short. You get your money's worth with Dead Effect 2. I really found myself hooked, and excited about what lies ahead. The characters were well voice acted, and the story was good as I went a long. It had so much to just be a port. When i finally battled what was a pretty tough final boss, I really expected a cool ending to the story, but I Just get a Congrats screen, thanking me for playing. Almost felt like NES days and Ghostbusters all over. But least in dead Effect they spelt it right. I know you original Nintendo fans remember Conglaturations? Back on topic, they even throw in a game trailer for a upcoming game where a ending cutscene would be to tease me. I was like okay here we go, and then boom its just a ad.
Despite that though I still played some old levels over again for achievements, and new weapons. So they still had me hooked with the basic format of the game. It really felt a lot of the time like i was playing a retro shooter like Doom, Quake, or Dead Space. I feel like they were maybe inspired by titles like this, and I think they did a great job of capturing it, especially considering the games original platform. I think it is worth your time , and money. I think it deserves a chance to prove itself to you, and I think it will win your heart like it did me. This isn't a AAA game by no means, but it certainly isn't as bad as the things I've read about it. Give it a try , and let me know what you think.
Pros: Really awesome Weapons
Very cool characters.Comical voice acting, and writing
Tons of unlockables, and replay value
Addictive RPG elements
A lot of bad ass enemies, and bosses
Cons: Ending Sucked
Laggy, and glitchy at times
Would have liked an achievement menu start of level.
Overall 7.4 Dead Effect grows on you, while it delivers hours upon hours of looting, and zombie slaying.
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