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Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient

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Based on 5 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

40%

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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 23, 2019

Developer: GrisGris

Publishers: XSEED Games, Marvelous USA

Genre: RPG

SYMPTOMS Ayame Itou is just your average junior in high school. Or at least…she thinks she is. In truth, she can’t remember much about herself at all. She didn’t even remember her name until she saw it on her patient record. See, she just found herself waking from a coma, alone and in the dark, strapped to an operating table in a hospital called “Amare Patriarcha Crucis.” The hospital has been ransacked, by the looks of it – papers strewn everywhere, gurneys and boxes piled up in the halls, and not a soul in sight. And the outside exits are all either locked up tight or sealed off with steel shutters. She is completely alone and trapped…at first. It’s not long before she discovers that there are others in the hospital with her, however. Some are friends, trapped here just as Ayame has been. Others are foes: the ones who trapped her here, and who now appear to mean her physical harm. And still others are savage, inhuman monstrosities that shouldn’t even exist in this world. Ayame must now piece together the mystery of what happened in Amare Patriarcha Crucis, how she came to be lying comatose within its walls, and perhaps most importantly…how to escape with her life. Set five years after the events of Corpse Party: Blood Drive, Dead Patient represents the start of a brand new storyline for the Corpse Party series: standalone, yet still building upon what’s come before. Do you have what it takes to survive the most harrowing treatment of them all? DIAGNOSIS √ Brand New Episodic Horror in Four Parts This time it’s not an otherworldly elementary school, but a quarantined hospital full of bloodthirsty zombies, supernatural monsters, and scornful shades of the departed upon which our story opens. Play through Chapter 1 of the Dead Patient saga, localized from the game’s newest update in Japan, then try your hand at the included Extra Chapter 1 for another take on the story from the perspective of an old Heavenly Host acquaintance. Future chapters will follow as the story continues, so be sure to watch this space for updates! √ Original Indie Team’s Return to PC The same team responsible for the 2008 Windows PC edition of Corpse Party is back to deliver the series’ most polished experience yet, with top-down 3D graphics featuring dynamic lighting, 360° control, emotional Japanese voice-acting, and one of series composer Mao Hamamoto’s moodiest soundtracks to date. Tweaked and updated several times since its initial release in 2012, this newest version of Chapter 1 – titled Corpse Party: Dead Patient NEUES; in Japan – incorporates suggestions from fans, updated features first introduced in Corpse Party: Blood Drive, revamped boss battles, additional story scenes, and a whole other perspective on the story (by way of a familiar face) via Extra Chapter 1. And this is only the beginning! √ More to See and Do, and All New Characters to Do it With Items can be equipped and used directly on the environment to solve puzzles, or held and used in Ayame’s hand to perform various functions. Ayame can also run, toss objects to distract pursuers, hide in cabinets, and more. There are even proper boss battles, for the first time since the series’ PC-98 debut in 1996! Add to this a standalone story featuring an all-new set of dramatis personae, but with numerous call-backs to the Heavenly Host story arc for returning series fans, and Dead Patient becomes the start of an exciting new era in this now storied and infamous horror franchise! PRESCRIPTION Click “Add to Cart” and check out, then attempt to survive. (Note: Odds aren’t good.) For follow-up, don’t call us; we’ll call you…

Corpse Party 2 has a strong first chapter, but it's hard to really recommend since the others have been missing in action for so long. Fans will want to support the localization, but other people would be better off waiting to see if the game is ever finished.

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Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient is a return to the sound, language, and character connections that made the original so compelling and disturbing.

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If there was forward momentum on the subsequent chapters, or some kind of guarantee that the story will actually be completed, then Corpse Party 2 would be essential. I love this series for its sublime use of horror language and the pictures it paints with words rather than relying on (just) the visual grotesque. But this "latest" entry into the franchise only gets to be great if it's actually finished.

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I have to admit the Corpse Party series is still managing to surpass my expectations, and while the first chapter doesn’t reveal too much about the story, I’m eager to have my questions answered.

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