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A Look at ‘Dead Rising 3’

A Look at ‘Dead Rising 3’


In my favorite console article, the reason why the Xbox 360 was purchased over a PS3 was because of Dead Rising. When the opportunity to procure a Xbox One presented itself, I snatched it up because I could play Dead Rising 3. But does this latest installment warrant you purchasing the latest console or should you just boot up your old copy of Dead Rising?

Dead Rising 3 takes place in the fictional city of Los Perdidos as you play as a mechanic Nick Ramos. The city has undergone a massive zombie outbreak and the military has decided to plan an airstrike that will wipe out all life in the city. Trapped inside of this city with hordes of flesh eating ghouls you need to figure out how you are going to get out of this before you are killed by your own government.

Gamers will love all the massive improvements that have been done to this game from Dead Rising 2. For example instead of finding a workbench to create combo weapons all you need are the two items and press and hold A. You can even combine vehicles in this game as well creating some really outlandish modes of transportation (ex: a steamroller meshed with a chopper motorcycle that has flamethrowers). Also as you gain levels and PP you are given points to improve your abilities. So instead of waiting to see what you are going to get for each level you can choose to get more health or inventory slots. As you progress through the game there are various side missions you can go on including Psycho missions (which are boss fights and the first one is against a crazed martial artist with a spear).

The map that is in Dead Rising 3 is absolutely huge as the maps from the first two games can fit within this game with tons of room to spare. To help you get around the map there are various vehicles that you can hop into as you plow into hordes of zombies. There are at least five times more zombies than in Dead Rising 2 as you will be surrounded by these flesh eating monsters.

Graphically this game is superior than its predecessors as blood and gore flies as you crush, shoot and even slice them in half. I have yet to experience this game stuttering or slowing down because of the amount of enemies on the screen. The only problem that I have with this game is that it takes awhile for you to install it. But once it is installed all you have to do is sit back and let the zombie killing begin.

Arguably, Dead Rising 3 is the best exclusive on the XBox One to date and worth considering if you own one.