Frank West, a freelance photojournalist on the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, pursues a juicy lead to a small suburban town only to find that it is being overrun by zombies! He escapes to the local shopping mall thinking it will be a bastion of safety, but it turns out to be anything but. It's a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but with full reign over an entire shopping center, Frank can utilize anything to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the horrendous epidemic.
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In 2006, Capcom created a game about a news reporter going into a unknown situation in a town mall to discovering what is happening. You're Frank West, with a mission to let the world now what's going on in Willamette. Dead Rising offers a different perspective of a zombie outbreak with a semi-open world that is the mall where the whole game take place. Along with some survivors and psycopaths and, of course, a lots of zombies, you need to find a way to survive and find a way out of the mall and let your story tell the world about Willamette before the time runs out (There's a time limit in the game for the main story). You need to use what's left in the mall or whatever you can find, such as: a baseball bat, a shopping cart, even toys, to defend yourself and others survivors. Although, the game and the story it's good, the game is now dated, and the controls may be uncomfortable for some. The IA (specially for the survivors) is not so good and can be sometimes frustrating. If you want to start playing in the Dead Rising franchise, you definitely start with this one. Recommended.
Recently, so-called remasters have become very popular, enhanced versions of old games. Personally, I do not mind if they are not just a quick cash grab attempt and some effort was put into them. While the game is not very different in terms of presentation from the original Dead Rising released on the XBOX360 I must say it is a welcome addition to my steam library as I never was able to finish this game on the console.
Hard but really fun. This game had me so mad untill i restarted it and actually looked around instead of rushing evreything. This game is so unique in that you sctually need to restart it if you want any chance of a good playthrough. It'll make you hate it at first but then you'll love it. Also the nostalgia from playing it years ago feels so good, never got to the end until now though, so glad they released it for PC, and i highly recommend it whether you're new or a veteran to the franchise. Also Frank West is an amazing protaginist, after all, he's covered wars ya know?
Dead Rising 1 in my opinion is simply a masterpiece in gaming history, the fact that this game came out in 2006 is half of that reason to be perfectly honest but from the addictive fun gameplay, to the well designed and enjoyable characters sprinkled with a little bit of absurdity and seriousness on top it is a seriously good time and my personal favorite survival horror game of all time. I do understand that this sort of game is not for everyone, don't pick it up if you want a really easy game that wont take up much of your time, also there is some things wrong about the game that cannot be overlooked such as Otis's GOD DAMN transceiver calls, some things being a bit too unforgiving and really REALLY bad ally AI. But if you can look past those small things that didn't age all that well, and look at this game as a whole especially from a design aspect, you will realize just how amazing a game it is even if you don't enjoy the gameplay. When I say that I mean there is so much love and effort put into this game, the clocks are animated, the zombie corpses are mess-with-able, you can use practically anything as a weapon, all mirror reflections work, physics are on par with some modern games, there is random little somewhat hidden mechanics in the game such as holding a gun up to a survivor can eventually cause them to defect and fight you or being able to find a stove in the mall which would normally just be a stationary prop but you can instead put a frying pan on it to heat it up for more damage, things like the juice mixer that you can add any food items into to create unique juices and even things like meat and pizza left on the ground for too long can go rotten! As well as so much more polish and detail, it seriously is so amazing and even more so for something made this long ago now! Also the remastered version of the game which is the PC/Steam release that came out late last year is really nice looking, not the best thing you have ever seen but it's very nice to see this decade old game in whatever resolution you want with high-res textures, slightly updated graphics and better framerates. In the end I consider this game a serious Masterpiece, get it if you want to play a classic, seriously enjoyable and weirdly charming survival horror game about a photo journalist in a zombie apocalypse trying to uncover the mystery behind the outbreak.
It's hard to complain about this game, really. The graphics are okay, although those did not age that well, but that's because this game came out almost 11 years ago and in my opinion this release was way too long overdue, because now it is more curious piece of history after Dead Rising 3 and 4 made this game obsolete. Time limit is here, although it is not as restrictive and everywhere like in the second game and you actually can explore the map without much hassle. The worst part about this game is that it's too late to the party and in what bad state it started on PC, because the launch was pretty rough and buggy. Overall, pretty good game, if you never played Dead Rising you will enjoy it, but if you're only missing this one to say you played whole franchise, beware, because it is incredibly outdated.
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