posted by Friedmak33 (SPRINGFIELD, VA) Jan 15, 2014
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I had an absolute blast playing Dead Rising, for the first 5 hours or so. After that point, you get an idea of what the game is about and you realize you just want to finish the game. Don't get me wrong, I had a great time killing zombies. All the creative ways you kill them with the crazy weapons and vehicles, it's a lot of fun. It definitely gives you an incentive to find more blueprints to make more weapons for more fun. But that's literally the extent of the game. Even when playing with a friend via co-op, the game doesn't change. Kill zombies, find blueprints, kill more zombies, repeat. That's why I say you just hit a point and you're like, I just want to finish this. The later missions in the game get monotonous, forcing you to hike from one end of the map to the other, becoming more of a chore. And you keep thinking the end is almost there and lo and behold, there's another mission. Another thing I've never liked in games is a time limit. Even though the game gives you plenty of time, you feel rushed. Side missions randomly fail because you didn't get to them in time and the game blatantly shows you this by displaying in large red letters "Mission Failed". Just let me run around all day and kill zombies! Why do I need a time limit!
But for all my complaints, for a launch game, I think Xbox One/Capcom did pretty well with this title. Pretty good graphics with some simple fun. All you can ask for from a game day 1. The amount of zombies on screen at one time is pretty insane, and it's a lot of fun running them over with a Rollerhawg. I thought the boss fights were some of the better points in the game. Every one usually takes a bit of strategy to figure out and were some of the more memorable moments. Don't skip out on the Psycho fights that come available later in the game as well.
Overall, just a simple game that is just simply fun. Don't expect more than that. Definitely a Gamefly rental.
posted by Giantsfanj (PLUMAS LAKE, CA) Dec 5, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
For the guy that wrote the 3 rating is clearly either a gamer than has no clue how to play games or he is some PS4 fanboy. This game and Forza are the must haves for any Xbox One user. The variety of weapons, intensity of game play...especially at night. This game is just plain fun. Imagine GTA with zombies to kill. Putting together items to create super weapons is so much fun. This game is super intense and fun at the same time. This game should be played by anyone that has a Xbox One.
I will be trying to counter the negate reviews out there. First, the complaint that there is the two separate buttons for the picking up and use of an item, all you have to remember is that there cannot be a separate button to pick up and use food and then one to pick up all other objects. Then think of the X-button use item and the Y-button as the special use, it will become very easy to remember the buttons. Another trick that is completely necessary is to learn to pick up items as you are running, don’t take the time to make sure it’s in your hand simply watch the boxes, 90% of the time the closest item will magnetically lock into your hands, it may not be the correct item, which is where timing comes in (skill). Second, the bosses are impossible. This is completely true, unless you go in prepared. The problem here is that “they” are not treating this game like any other game where whenever you prepare for boss fights, this is done even in the simplest of games Pokémon so it should not be excluded here. Another thing everyone needs to know is that unlike in other games collectibles (mainly blueprints) are not optional in this game, they give fun toys to play with and give a great edge over the bosses. over all most of the people with low reviews are just complaining of their own sort comings, i completed all side quests given to me, found all collectibles, and completed the story with 2 days left to mess around earning me the rank S ending all on my first try. great game!