posted by Zerodin (MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO) Feb 26, 2009
Member since Feb 2006
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
This game is NOT a port, it's a conversion. I'll explain what that means later on.
Because this is the Wii can't expect the same level of graphical polish, or number of on-screen zombies. What you can expect is a much richer experience, than what the original version has to offer!
This version of this game runs on the RE4 Wii engine. This means the following pros/cons.
+ Flawless aiming system. + More guns at your disposal, unlike the first game you can reload these! + Special moves are easier to pull off, making them actually useful! - Jumping is gone. - No photography.
As I mentioned there are some technical limitations, but the downgrade isn't all that bad! And the zombies have been made both smarter, and much more aggressive. They also respawn faster! You WILL find yourself backed against a wall, or surrounded from all sides very often!
There are new zombies as well! Poodles and Parrots, which as absurd as that sounds they present a threat, more-so as the game progresses. In addition to the animal zombies there are zombie version of Kent, Jo, and Cliff to content with.
One story aspect that changes, is the fate of one of the game's psychopaths, you end up saving his life, and he provides you a valuable service!
Otis no longer calls you all the time! He hands you out rescue missions, and rewards you for rescuing survivors. If you do really good he gives you prizes!
The save system has been improved! No longer can you accidentally erase your save! You also get 20 save slots!
Remember how you were constantly had to beat the clock? Those days are over! You have all the time in the world during story missions, and you only have to hurry on rescue missions if you want a better grade! This also has extra modes not found in the 360 version!
Don't listen to fanboys and harsh "pro" reviews. I spent my money on this, and I am telling you that this is a great game! If you found DR on the 360 a fun but lacking experience, or don't have a 360, BUY THIS!
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
Wow, after playing Dead Rising: Chop Till Ya Drop for the Wii, I was shocked at the particularly low ratings the game has received. The storyline is very fluent and addictive, the gameplay is fun and simplistic, yet challenging at times, the environment is stunningly creative... what's not to like?
Well okay, there are some relatively negative points in the game, but nothing noteworthy. The zombies can get very annoying; well, just the special ones such as Jo, Kent, and Cliff. And the gun store is okay... despite the fact that it doesn't sell ammunition! A gun store that sells books, but not ammunition? Please...
Those are the only major faults I could find within the game. The weaponry is so original. You can use anything from guns to park benches to chainsaws to lawn mowers to buckets to orange cones... anything and everything is open for murder, making the interactive environment that much better.
In summary, don't let the less than stellar rating fool you. This game is REALLY good. It's not the best I've played, but it's certainly not the worst. I only wish Frank could've used a ShamWow to mop up all the blood.
posted by viper12434 (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Mar 2, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
This was pretty fun even though it was just liked the first and you do a lot of th e same stuff it was very repetitive but really fun there are so many ways you can kill the zombies and the story line kept leading you on to the next clue i liked it. so if your in the mood to kill kill kill then this is the game for you