On my second playthrough now.
In my first I spent most of the time unlocking the Mega Buster which requires 50000+ zombies killed. There's a trick where you use a car to mow them down in huge numbers in the maintenance tunnels, then when the cars are destroyed, exit and they respawn. Great way to level up too. The Mega Buster is so strong it kills the psychos in a few shots and starts with 300 shots. I read that if you run out, unequip and enter the security room to get another.
It's pretty much a special super weapon unlockable. I don't use it on normal zombies though.
Missed most of the case files and got an ending, not sure which one, but now I'm going for the one that goes into Overtime mode which is basically an extra story missions after the 72 hours and you're still trapped in the mall, as I understand it.
Did all the cases and now waiting until it's time to go to the helicopter.
Next playthrough, I want to hunt down every psycho and try for all survivors.
While waiting for events I usually run around getting to know the whole mall and seeing what kind of weapons I can find. Some are just copies of others though. Like a steel pipe, 2x4 wood and mannequin body all have the same animation and effect though there's still a lot of variety.
Like when you grab a mannequin with all its parts intact, Frank holds it with both hands and does a slow attack. This is also identical to similar large, rectangular objects like park benches.
But if you attack or throw the mannequin, it breaks giving you access to the arms, legs and body as individual weapons.
Whatever you pick up, you'll usually find 2 or 3 other things that are the same, but there's enough unique stuff for it not to be a negative in my opinion.
And some weapons have a second move if you hold the button. Some are charge moves. Like the baseball bat has a regular swing, and holding the button Frank winds up and stays like that until you release it for a huge home run swing.
The gardening sickle is really good. Frank hooks a zombie's neck then decapitates them, kicking the body away which can hit other zombies. If held, he'll do a wide, low swipe at their legs, dismembering them. You can hit multiple zombies with this and it kills them.
You can mix food and drinks if you find something like a cafe (they have blenders) and I made a coffee based drink that gives Frank an insane running speed boost temporarily. You can also use ovens to cook certain foods.
Every time I play I find something new or run into some freak like this crazy chainsaw clown.
"As Roy read the post, his eagerness to try DR grew to the point he could no longer hold out. He put Lost Paradise aside and in a fevered haste, accessed the PSN store for those sweet DR discounts."
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