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So with a recent revisit back to ‘dead rising 2’ land, I noticed as I was mowing down various zombies with a lawnmower whilst drenched in blood and wearing weird outfits (cowboy chaps and a dress, anyone?) I noticed that a lot of the survivors in need of rescue play into my perception of stereotypes.
I mean, it’s not a bad thing, whether they meant to do it with purposely hack dialogue or not, it actually makes the game that much more hilarious to hear their little tid-bits of speech among the mulching and slicing of my paddle-saw, a personal favourite being the ‘oh no you did’n head bob’ from LaShawndra, a middle age black woman with a spear in one hand and some chicken in the other (just kidding on the last bit, she actually has a wrench if a I remember for some reason.)
Other favourites include the shotgun toting redneck cowboy, Chad, the goth/punk band ‘Angel lust’ as a whole, the poker playing, overweight nerd dressed as a night, and quite a few more as well.
And of course then there’s all the main characters who again are walking stereotypes, Sullivan (old grey security guard), Chuck (last action hero) and Stacey (Red headed environmentalist wearing denims)
In a more serious game this would have annoyed me, but (and let’s face it) the hack dialogue and uninspired caricatures of walking stereotypes that are spread across the whole thing work extremely well in a game where you, essentially, run around as a cross dresser, motocross champion zombie slayer, whilst at the same time, delivering cheesy one liners and wielding any combination of items stuck together with duct tape.
I ‘saw’ what you did there. ~Dan