Really enjoying this game. I was a huge fan of DR1 when it originally launched on xbox 360 some 6 years ago, the glossy graphics, sandbox gameplay and witty humour made the game extremely fun and different, and I think this latest Dead Rising sits neatly between the 2 games. Yes it is even more westernised than DR2 but it also has moments and nods to the original game especially the main character who not only sounds just like Frank West but reacts like him too which was sorely absent from the initial launch of DR2.
I have especially enjoyed DR3's weapons and crafting system, there are some really awesome "wow" moments when you find a blueprint for some ridiculous weapon that is gonna earn you an insane combo or mutilate a zombie in a way you never even thought of! This is where DR3 surpasses it's Predecessors. The map is also extremely varied and fun to explore! You can pretty much scale any building and look around inside for schematics, trophies and collectibles. This is a huge map which after over 15hours play I have still not seen all areas of!
In a nutshell then I'll sum up by saying this game is not as charming as the first, but also not as dull as the second, it sits nicely in the middle drawing on both games to create something truly fun and engaging. Considering this is a launch title and has No micro transactions priced at £44 it's a very good buy for your new xbox one. I highly recommend it! Oh and notice my review was not about graphics!, why? Well because it's just a great game, the graphics are excellent but it should be bought on its merit as a fun and entertaining experience and that is what I am recommending here. Enjoy.