Reviews for Dead Rising 3

70

Not a step forward or back, just a sidestep

Ithuraen | Dec. 15, 2013 | See all Ithuraen's reviews ยป

Much like Forza 5, DR3 is much too similar to its previous titles in the series, with some notable exclusions just so we can enjoy "next-gen" graphics. Difficulty is down due to never-ending supply of weapons from weapons cabinets, and crafting simplified by being able to make anything anywhere, but having to find blueprints before creating a new item seems like an odd change, maybe trying to promote exploration.

I find the graphics very pretty, some disappointing pop-ins though, though compared to DR2 or even 1, that is the only improvement in the series.

Finding and escorting survivors is, as always, frustrating and annoying. AI in a zombie game took a backseat of course, though perhaps the path-finding is better, hard to tell.

Never used the smart-glass features, maybe the game is amazing suddenly because you can use your phone to blow zombies up... but as it is I don't find anything other than a rather above-average game that doesn't really justify the purchase of an Xbone. That said it is most probably the best of the launch titles, so there's something for the tagline.