This game deserves so much more credit than it gets. Sure, there are problems, it can get annoying and a much better effort could have been made. But besides that, this is a fantastic game. If your looking for a long lasting experience that is a hell of a lot of fun then this is your game.
Graphics 3/5: Quite bland. The wii is capable of much more than this. Some effects and textures look so incredibly out of place, the zombies look quite bad up close and the main characters seem to have the same effects on them wherever they are. (Sunshine on them, blood, dirt etc.) They're passable but i expected better.
Audio 4/5: Some of the music is really good and its typical of what you'd expect from a zombie game. The music is atmospheric and tense, and contrasts perfectly with the happy go lucky elevator music in the non-zombie areas. the sound effects are good but sometimes seem out of place and coming from completly the wrong direction, and some effects such as the cliff zombie scratching his blades together are far too loud and direct. But overall quite good.
Gameplay 5/5: Nothing beats chopping up zombies in a lawnmower while running around in a mega man outfit. Yes you've killed zombies before. But you havent killed zombies like dead rising yet. Whilst there isn't as huge a choice of weapons in the wii version as supposed to 360, this is compensated for by the huge selection of guns. For those of you who played resi 4, the weapons are completly identical to the ones on that. Pretty much anything can be picked up and used. Vases, bikes, skateboards, cardboard boxes, lead pipes, katanas, chainsaws, shopping carts and much more can be used to mow down hordes of the undead. The gamplay recieves its five stars because killing zombies with weapons like these is so fun and can keep you going for hours on end. A fantastic experience and extremely fun.
Lasting appeal 4/5: The initial game lasts about 10 hours to complete without diverting from the storyline. Subsequent playthroughs last about 6-7 hours. Theres a hell of a lot to unlock including weapons and costumes. Its addictive coming back to unlock it all i must say. Theres also a host of mini games unlocked after completing the game which you can do and unlock more stuff for the campaign. So for quick bouts of zombie killing fun theyre pretty good.
Overall a good quality game you should buy simply for the amazing gameplay. Zombie killing goodness for wii!