Hi everyone this is Jack Red, I am glad that I'm going to review one of my favorite light gun games ever made today. The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return on the Wii is obvious two games in one that go kinda well together. I believe this was the console first game in the series that was mixed by critics out there. I say fuck the critics listen to someone like me that isn't going to bullshit you like X-Play.
I had The House of the Dead 3 on Xbox with The House of the Dead 2 being an unlockable game with okay controls. Here I'm happy to say I love playing either one with my Wii Perfect Shot despite the later parts. You can pick to play either The House of the Dead 2 or 3 but if you want a recommendation then I recommend you play 2 for many reasons.
I am going to talk about The House of the Dead 2 first since it's one of my favorite games in the series. You can play either Arcade or Original Mode though despite adding stuff in the later one they are almost the same. Original Mode lets you add lives, continues, costumes and more to the game though the limit is two by yourself.
If you are playing with a second person then you both get to choose just one each of what you want. Only one player can use health called lifes while both can use the continues which is a good thing. Most can tell you that the voice acting is terrible yet at times laughable like karate movies. You have to choose a path at some point which can make all the difference in the world.
This game has more bosses than it's sequel so you must play it just enough times to learn their patterns. The last couple of bosses are tough to beat especially The Magician who I found out was the first game final boss. Honestly I wish I could play that game with The House of the Dead 4 some time in my life time.
Later in the game some bosses you already defeated will come back for one more fight. First of these was Judgment that's easier than the first time you took them on. Short after that you should come across Hierophant on the bridge just without summoning the fish. Finally before you get to fight The Emperor you fight Tower one last time with the silver one staying with the rest this time.
If you are playing Original Mode keep looking for stuff you could use in later runs of the game. The fire system seems to be slower than Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles yet faster reload. The final boss of this game is The Emperor would can give you the run for your money if you aren't careful.
You also get Training Mode that tests how well you can fire under such rules for each level. I usually try really hard to fully master the boss fight mode. You can fight every single boss of the entire game even those with two paths. In fact you can fight all of them in one setting that actually harder than fighting the last two bosses.
He's one of the hardest final boss in light guns I ever took on in my life. You usually see a book opening revealing a weakness right well here it says he don't have one. Well guess what his weakness is the moving orb in his body. At some point in the boss fight he will start using other bosses attacks to hit you.
You must get their weakness in order to stop the attack to hurt the boss. After all that you must have good skills to survive what's coming next. It's orb flies around with liquid balls surrounding it that can at time when you least expect it to. Just keep firing at the orb to kill the final boss thus beating the game.
In conclusion The House of the Dead 2 isn't better than The House of the Dead: Overkill but it has a lot of replay value. So I'm Jack Red I hope you all enjoy this review almost as much as I do.