Dead Rising is an awesome exclusive for Xbox 360 developed by Capcom. It creates a huge cap from entertainment to gory-action. Grab your sledgehammer and prepare to smash millions of undead heads, lined up before you, in a infested shopping mall.
- THE PLOT
Dead Rising centers around Frank West, a photojournalist, experienced in covering wars, who is sent to the fictional shopping mall of Willamette, and uncover the secret behind the incident. He must fight against hundreds of zombies, rescue civilians and defend himself against psychopaths.
Frank West arrives to the mall via helicopter and he’ll need to uncover and take full evidences of what’s going on until the choper arrives 72 hours later (in game time, 72 hours equals to 6 hours in real time). He’ll need to go through all the perimeter of the mall and as the story unfolds, a lot of mysteries and plot twists will come by and make the situation even harder for the player.
The game counts with 5 different endings, and the “ture” ending (as mentioned on Xbox 360 achievement list) will take you to the Overtime Mode and finally, revealing you the true ending as you complete it.
- THE GAMEPLAY
The main objective is to REMAIN ALIVE until the helicopter comes to rescue you in 72 hours. Time in game passes twelve times faster than real life and besides following the main case, you can also participate in side missions and rescue civilians, but be carefull. You need to pay attention or you might not have enough time for everything.
Another thing that leaves a trace of RPG in Dead Rising is the experience system. You’ll receive points for killing zombies, saving people, completing ,missions and as you get enough experience, you’ll level up and earn new skills and stats. With a 50 cap limit, you might need to play through the game twice for you to reach it. Taking photos will also give you experience points. Remember, better photos = more points. Shoot panties and nice zombie-cleavages and you’ll receive a bonus. Trust me. I’m a professional…
Every item on the mall serves as a weapon. Flowers… Knives… Katanas… Motorcycles… Oh, and your fists too. There are over 250 items that can be used to melee or be thrown but they won’t last forever. Some weapons will break or run out of ammunition . You can store small weapons like swords, guns, a bag of chips, or, you can hold in your hands heavy items like cash registers and benches and throw them or smash the enemies.
Dead Rising will let you play the 72 Hour Mode which is the main plot. As you finish it you can unlock the Overtime Mode and the Infinite Mode. This last one, lets you play freely on the game without comprimising with any mission but, things are not that simple. You’ll lose health points as time passes and you’ll need to survive as much as possible with limited food and drinks. Many bosses from the main story appear in this mode and you can kill them for extra weapons and regenerative items.
- THE SOUNDTRACK
Dead Rising Original Soundtrack is composed by both Hideki Okugawa and Marika Suzuki and it also includes other several artists. You can experience the dark and gloomy feeling and some hot and strong beats during hazarduous moments.
- THE END
Dead Rising was developed and published by Capcom exclusively for the Xbox 360 on August 8, 2006 (NA); September 8, 2006 (EU) and September 28, 2006 (Japan).