What We're NOT Playing (Sorry 'Dead Rising,' 'F.E.A.R. 2,' 'Killzone 2')

This week in "What We're NOT Playing," we just say no to continuations of popular franchises. We might be crazy. But you decide.


Tracey's Not Playing

"Killzone 2" (PS3)

Why she's skipping the highly anticipated shooter: It's yet another sci-fi first-person shooter. I haven't gotten around to playing "Resistance 2" or even the first "Killzone" title yet so I'm going to pass on touching this for a while. Even if the graphics are great, I just don't think I need to get to this until there's a sci-fi FPS drought.

Patrick's Not Playing...

"Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop" (Wii)

The reason he's not mowing down zombies with a Wiimote: When Capcom announced "Dead Rising," it reminded me of something very shameful: I never finished "Dead Rising." No, scratch that, I barely played more than an hour or two of "Dead Rising." How can I get amped for a Wii version, when I haven’t touched the game it’s based on? This must be remedied soon.

Stephen's Not Playing...

"F.E.A.R. 2" (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Why he's not playing the solidly-reviewed first-person shooter: Let this game become the first of the 2009 games that I'd like to get to but can't. Combine genre fatigue with my need to still finish some major 2008 titles, and I just don't have room for Warner Brothers' "F.E.A.R. 2." I heard that the first one was good, so I'd like to play the new one. But now's not a good time.