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« on: October 29, 2013, 05:14:28 PM »

I just heard about this game, but damn, I had to buy it one second later. I played the original House of the Dead: Overkill on the Wii and loved every second of it. I hope this PC version has been handled well.

For anyone unfamiliar with Typing of the Dead (this is the second game with that title), it's like a regular lightgun game with zombies, but instead of shooting a gun, you're typing words and letters as they appear on the screen. Each zombie has a word or a sentence attached to it, and you need to type it perfectly to kill it. The difficulty is adjustable.

If you're on the fence, just ask yourself this: How many educational games do you know about that features the word "motherfucker" at least once per minute? slywink

http://store.steampowered.com/app/246580/

The game is 50% off until November 1st, btw.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 05:26:10 PM »

The more I think about it, the crazier this gets. Had anyone even heard about this game until an hour ago? How does someone manage to keep secret and then stealth release (with a 50% discount!) a sequel to a real cult classic in today's age of instant communication and constant leaks?

This is a feeling I haven't experienced since I was a kid. Damn.

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 06:15:07 PM »

Easy purchase.  HotD: Overkill was a great grindhouse light gun game, imagine HotD as done by Tarantino and Rodriguez...and the Typing games have always been better than their lightgun versions.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 07:09:59 PM »

Just played the first two levels, one of which I've never seen before. It's awesome! The words aren't just randomly pulled from a dictionary either. They always seem to be appropriate to whatever is going on, and they often contain clever and subtle pop culture references. I even saw a reference to The Big Lebowski in there.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 09:12:24 PM »

This is crazy.  Never even had a remote idea it existed.

Seeing as I've bought the original game on the Wii, PS3 and iPhone, I can't imagine I wouldn't pick this up in a heartbeat.

EDIT: And, done.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 09:32:11 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 29, 2013, 09:12:24 PM

This is crazy.  Never even had a remote idea it existed.

Seeing as I've bought the original game on the Wii, PS3 and iPhone, I can't imagine I wouldn't pick this up in a heartbeat.

EDIT: And, done.

I'm in the exact same boat, except I don't have an iPhone. Bought, why hasn't Sega advertised this game?
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 10:14:11 PM »

on sale at GMG right now for $8 after discount code.

also, you can use a LCD-compatible light gun to play the original version (included).
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 01:11:08 PM »

The multiplayer patch is out now, and there's also a DLC dictionary that changes the text to quotes and phrases from Shakespeare.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 01:49:26 PM »

I finished this over the weekend.  Was quite fun, but I can't really see myself playing it more than once.  Shakespeare and curse word dictionaries do little to change my mind in that regard.
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 04:00:23 AM »

Filth DLC, for those who wished the characters had Tourette's syndrome.

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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 01:42:27 AM »

....that is awesome and so so wrong on so many levels. biggrin
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