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"As Good As A Zombie Killing Game Gets!"-(4 and 1/2 Stars)
on December 24, 2007
In August of 2006 a gem was released on Xbox 360,namely that was "Dead Rising" who with its sweet commercial grab the video game world`s attention.Its a different type of game where the main objective is to kill,kill,kill zombies wich is why the game really earns it Mature 17+ rating(i won`t comment more on that point).The game is so simple with its controls and the main idea as well but yet,its still one of the most fun games ever made.The idea of playing the movie "Dawn Of The Dead" as a video game is brilliant and was one of the greatest things ever.Since its release,Dead Rising has becomed one of the 360`s most acclaimed,gamer`s favourite,popular and bestselling game as well.And it did not achieve all of that for nothing,its truly a game worth playing that is endlessly fun and innovative that everyone will love(except violence haters).
You are journalist and photograph Frank West and you have 72 hours to kill all zombies in the mall where you are.The opening scenes will tel you all about it,and this story is not exactly great but its enough to get this great game going.The main idea is everything is a weapon,wich is not entirely true(i wish it would be),most things are ainvailable for use as a weapon like guitars,hockey sticks,lawnmowers(on of my personnal favourites!)and all have different special attacks that gives the game this unique touch.There are plenty of possibilites such as customizing your character,taking pictures and some goals to reach and as any Xbox 360 games,achievements.This might seem like a copy of dawn of the dead but personally i never saw the movie and i don`t care about the copy thing,its a great game and that`s what counts to me.
I had a blast playing it because its so funny,its really entertaining and its replay value is high because,well killing zombies is always fun either if you play this alone or with a few friends(sadly there is no multiplayer).There are many areas to discover and side objectives as you can save some innocent people(or just beat them to death)and they will join your party(whatever that actualy means).You will quickly discover how fun it is by killing your first zombie and then you won`t be able to stop!The controls are fairly good and you can change weapons and grab some new ones at all time,be carefull sometimes zombies can grab you and eat you(girl zombies bite you at a certain place...)!At the end of the day you have to admit that Dead Rising is one of the funnest gave ever and that its a great time.
I always wanted to try Dead Rising and i kept thinking how awesome and fun it looked...until i recently played it and realize and it was all that and much more.For a great game any mature gamers can enjoy,Dead Rising is a solid addition to anyone s`Xbox 360 collection and you will play that game for a very,very long time.That is not to say there aren`t still some bads as not EVERYTHING can be used as a weapon and the text in the game is notably small to the point where you have to get your face on the screen to see what is written(THAT Is REALLY TRUE),it was clearly intended to be played on a high-definition television.Overral its a solid game worth picking up or at least a rental and you will definatly enjoy it,i give it 4 and a half stars.My only regret is that it would have been terrific to get a multiplayer for this game.