WELCOME TO THE AFTER PARTY!
DEAD RISING 3
Platforms: XBOX 1/PC
Game Supports: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese text.
Audio Support: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, and Portuguese.
Supports 1p offline and 1-2p online co-op.
Played in Spanish.
Story: The citizens of The Lost, California have 72 hours to get out of the zombie infested city before its nuked.
Good or Bad Story?: The story is okay it has a serious tone like the previous Dead Rising games since it is a zombie apocalypse story, but you’ll run into characters that are so weird and there are funny parts. To Dead Rising 3 the story is not the most important thing to game, instead it’s the gameplay that matters. The plot is just there to make you do stuff. 0KAY!
Note that DR3 takes 10 years after DR2.
Graphics: DR3 shares the same visual style as the previous games meaning it has a realistic visual style and it looks really good. However, there are a few moments where the textures load.
Audio: There is some music in this game that is okay and the Spanish voice acting is really good, but at times the volume drops to where I problems hearing what the characters are saying even when increasing the volume on the TV. Note at the time of this review the XBOX 1 only supports 6 languages which are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. The other languages that DR3 supports are not available yet so I’m not sure if the game includes voice acting done in those languages, so I will update when those languages are available.
Gameplay and Features:
Good: Dead Rising 3 is a open-world beat-em up where you play Nick Ramos a mechanic who can make pretty much anything and if playing the game in co-op then he is joined by none other than Fatal Fury’s very own Terry Bogard! Terry is a trucker in the game, but he changed the color of his clothes, is now probably over 30, lost so muscle, and doesn’t have his signature moves from his fighting game since that would make him too good. And he calls himself Dick.
So in DR3 you will be going around the city killing zombies with whatever you can find like a chair, a car, a teddy bear, a gun, a tire, a sword, a hand(literally), and so much more. The good thing about the items you pick is that they can be combined to make new weapons or vehicles as long as you have the blue print which are scattered around the city, however, don’t get too attach to 1 item cause overtime it will break. You can jump, dodge, sprint, and go hand to hand on the zombies. There are also upgrades available for your stats and skills. There are main and side missions, costumes, and boss fights. Note if you have the rumble feature on then the controller will rumble when you’re running out of ammo and when your vehicle is about to explode.
Bad: I don’t like the dodge button being on the LSB. The camera is crazy as it can make things hard to see. Picking up the items you want can be a pain when close to other items you don’t want. The loading takes too long and the last missions is stupid.
Overall: DR3 is 1 weird game due to fact that the gameplay doesn’t take itself serious at all since you can use whatever you want and some of combinations in both weapons and vehicles are so weird and out of place in zombie apocalypse. It also has references to other Capcom games like Street Fighter, Rockman(since this franchise was created by the same guy.), and others. It has its issues, but the game is so fun. I have played DR1 and I consider that game to be terrible, I played a bit of Case 0 and it was okay, but DR3 just somehow is able to pull me in and have fun. DR3 is the best retail XBOX 1 game in terms of exclusives with Ryse coming in 2nd place. This is a must have to all XBOX 1 owners.
Likes: Graphics, story, gameplay, voices.
Dislikes: Dodge button, picking items being a problem, audio volume drops, last mission, loading, and camera.
Wishlist: Sequel, dodge mapped to another button, fix picking up items, better camera, faster loading, better last mission.
Score: 4.5/5 REALLY G00D!
Recommended for fans of: Dead Rising, Capcom, Zombies, Left 4 Dead, Lollipop Chainsaw, The Walking Dead, World War Z, Biohazard.