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Could be annoying to some gamers. But I love it.
on 3 August 2011
Right first off, I have finished this game probably about 7 times though the story and about 12 times in total, so hopefully I can give you guys an in-depth reveiw here.
Because the original Dead Rising was an Xbox 360 exclusive, alot of people may be trying out Dead Rising for the first time with this game. Firstly, there isnt a game quite like it. It mixes sandboxing and keeping to a time limit, and personally i think this works. The game has no auto-save feature which may put some people off but the way the game is constructed to work around a time scale, and being strategic with when and where you consume food to gain health, i also think this works, personally.
This game offers many features that i have come to like and i would point out as the pro's:
The single player campaign is long and well paced out thanks to the time contraints of missions, and playing through the gam in one playthrough WILL NOT be enough to see it all, This game allows the player to start the game again at any point, whilst still carrying over thier stats, new moves and unlockables to the new game.
The charecter, Chuck Greene can be dressed up in many different clothing found around the various shops and casions around the city including super-hero costumes, baseball outfits, dresses, dinosaur masks and hundreds of others.
The co-op in this game as been designed to allow a friend t join in as their own version of Chuck, complete with each player being able to have different outfits and weapons. The competative multiplayer is kind of fun, but not as much fun as the single/co-op campaign, but any money earned by playing online can be transferred to a singleplayer save game of the players choice.
However as much as i love this game I am well aware of some of the cons:
The loading does take quite a while when moving from area to area, upwards of 20-30 seconds sometimes when playing it on Xbox 360, even when installed, and the game may freeze on loading (but i have only ever seen this happen with a badly functioning Xbox 360 console)
The save system in general may annoy some people, as forgetting to save at an allocated save point and playing for an age, then dieing, can come at a harsh shock having to do it all again. Saving comes natural after a while anyway.
Co-op gameplay, although fun could have been implimented a tad better, forcing the host to go thorough a loading screen when another player joins can be annoying.
For fans of the original game, the controls for the seqeul have been completly changed allowing for easier use of guns, throwing items and pulling of the over-the-top melee zombie killing techniqes. No more annoying phone calls to notify of missions as this time around we have little notifications of missions, sort of like texts messages, acessed through the watch menu.
Overall i think Blue castle did a good job with re-creating the seris with betters controls and addin the fun co-op experience. If you can get around the little niggles and quirks that this game has, you could get yourself into a very fun and silly zombie killing game, with a good plot to match.