Northern Ireland Gaming
game reviews07 Oct 2008 09:08 pm

By Ciaran

You hear that. That’s the sound of your bones breaking after you have just carelessly jumped from a helicopter which is 50ft in the air. That’s right folks, ‘Dead Rising’ is the Comedy/Slash em’ up/Shoot em’ up kinda free roamer? From the ever popular CAPCOM. The game follows a photojournalist by the name of Frank West who ends up trapped in a shopping mall in the fictional town of Willamette, Colorado, that is infested with zombies.

The game starts of with the character taking pictures out of a helicopter, of the masses of zombies that engulfs the small town of Willamette. If you didn’t quite catch the first part of the review, I was referring to the cut-scene where Frank carelessly jumps from a helicopter on to the cold concrete of the mall roof.

The game itself has many ups and downs; the endless amounts of zombies roaming the mall designed for you to slaughter your little masochistic hearts out! Also the ridiculous amounts of absolutely stupid, hilarious and down right evil weapons for you to butcher the masses, as well as constantly thinking into yourself “WTF? IM KILLING HIM WITH A WATERPISTOL!?!?!?111oneone”

But for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. The save points! Oh god the hideous, hideous save points. First of all there are no checkpoints, which is annoying as hell! And the save points in the most awkward of places and are always so very far away. Another thing is replay value. Sure, killings zombies endlessly for a few hours is fun for a while but it gets oh so very boring after the small space of a few days. Yeah, okay there is a storyline but it’s not the most engaging of capcoms entourage.

Overall ‘Dead Rising’ is a fun and enjoyable game which lets you truly live out the dream of a classic zombie flick.

My Rating: 7.5 and my personal thumbs up! (lol)

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