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Wanted to love it, but couldn't...
on February 10, 2012
This was my first foray into Dead Rising. I heard about the premise from a G4 preview and decided it sounded fun. There were some aspects I loved, but even more that I didn't
Kill zombies at your own pace. If you want to take out an entire crowd, go for it. Just want to get one, that's your choice. You can go as totally berserk as you want
Story-kept me interested and I wanted to keep advancing.
Difficult bosses- I accidentally walked into a boss fight trying to complete one of my timed missions. I didn't stand a chance in the fight and we both knew it. Bosses are on an entirely different level than zombies, and to simply throw you in the water and watch you sink is just not right. Give me a fair fight before releasing the floods on me!
Time system- Good luck trying to do everything you want to. I'm not opposed to setting some sort of time schedule, but this one was way too tight. There were several activities I wanted to complete, but had to give up many of them. I even ran out of time during the middle of a mission when I was picking up 3 or 4 survivors. What a waste of my time!
Saves- Apparently this was an improvement over the first game, but there were still not enough of them. I can remember some cases where it would be 15 to 20 minutes before I came across another bathroom to save my game. Hopefully you don't die just trying to find a safe point!
This game had all the promise in the world, but managed to wreck it. That's not to say it isn't any fun, it just falls way short of the mark. At the very least, it is a good way to release some tension by going on a zombie rampage. But that's about it...