With Dead Rising, I purchased it, along with many other games due to good
reviews and friends talking me into it. And, alike many of those games, It
The game starts with the protagonist willingly entering a mall full of
zombies. You sit there, bewildered as he spots, what is obviously a zombie and
shouts the comical lines ‘What the hell is that?!’ In one word: He is an
idiot. Much alike Metal Gear Solid, the main character is the kind who questions
every little detail of a persons sentence. Sentence? Yes, sentence. Why?
Because. Really? Yes. It is more or less important for a character to relate to
the player, however I felt in this case, it was hard not to frown upon him.
Frank West is his name. Being a totally un-educated sap is his game.
Not only did he willingly enter a mall full of zombies, but he goes out to
investigate. 10 points for knowledge frank, enjoy your brain sandwiches. As
pathetically moronic as he is, this makes for hours of amusing sandbox gameplay.
Or… at least it would if there was an autosave feature! The game had one major
save point, which, might I add, was MILES out of the way from where you would
stumble across. You literally had to run for 3 – 4 minutes from the malls
main foyer to get to the bloody thing!
This was what got me, and most likely alot of others. I would go on an EPIC
ZOMBIE MASHING SPREE, and complete a few objectives while I was there… only
to lose all my progress to a hungry zombie seeking his lunch. Sure, ok, throwing
benches at zombies is great, but not when it runs the risk of you losing all of
Capcom didn't put much work into the character movement either, considering
frank runs in a half limp – half sprint as if he had a traffic cone sticking
out of his backside.
I guess I am being negative, positives… Well you can dress frank in
far-too-small childrens clothing! Thats an up, isn't it? No? Well I am SURE you
love throwing CD cases at zombies like they're shuriken hoping to god that they
die, which they don't, as 10 CDs will barely get ONE zombie down, let alone
25. Ok, there are problems with this game, it even has text which is somewhat
unreadable on an SDTV. However I can label some ups.
You can bash a zombies brains out with virtually anything ranging from a cash
register, a lawn mower or even an electric guitar! The variety of weapons was
great, and the graphics were nice, but the game was held down by some major
This game gets a 3/5 star rating from me. It had promise, but needed alot of
work. Maybe a sequel is in order? Just, please oh please, don't bugger it up