My wife and I were huge horror fans when we first met. We're still fans of the genre absolutely. Though we seem to find less time for movies in general, and I THINK our tastes have grown tamer since we became parents. But back in 2009 when we finally bought our Wii, the games we bought with it were New Super Mario Bros Wii, Punch-Out, and House Of The Dead 2 & 3. Funnily enough, it wasn't the new releases we played as much as The House Of The Dead 2, a port of 1998 arcade game.
And looking back, over the past 11 years it seems like House Of The Dead 2 remains one of our most played and most revisited Wii games. Oddly, we weren't as into House Of The Dead 2, though Overkill is pretty ridiculous and fun.
But there's something kind of perfect about HOTD2. The setting, the music, the awful voice work, the silly dialogue, the non-sensical plot... I still don't follow what's going on to be honest. I just know that I don't want to suffer like G did.
Thinking back, I don't think we got a chance to play this game over the past two years, though. It had become an October tradition for a long time. But last year we had a newborn in the house. And the year before my wife was going through intense "morning" sickness as the time. So it just didn't fit into our schedules.
We fire up the Wii over the weekend while baking some cookies and letting the baby nap. I'll admit, we were rusty. Our accuracy wasn't great. I think the best we did was hit like 51%. But still, the muscle memory was there and we seemed to know what to expect in every level. We made it all the way to the last level on one attempt, which is not too shabby given how long it's been since we last played.
The House Of The Dead 2 is a total classic. At least in our house.