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Dead Rising!

The latest zombie killing adventure has finally released, but will Capcom's latest be worth your time?

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Dawn Of The Dead Rising: The story of Dead Rising takes some of its elements from the popular Dawn of the Dead movie. You play as photojournalist Frank West, dropped into a zombie-infested mall for 72 hours to try to uncover why everyone is turning into zombies.

While the story isn't original, the gameplay is. The gameplay in Dead Rising revolves around using everything in the mall from cash registers and golf clubs, to shopping carts and soccer balls.

While playing Dead Rising, you will mow down the easiest killed zombies in gaming history. You will be able to rack up countless kills with something as simple as a juice carton. That's not to say that the gameplay isn't mind numbingly enjoyable though.

I Like You! As you progress through the passably decent storyline, you will meet a cast of characters that were stuck in the mall and managed to survive when the zombie outbreak occurred. From a family locked in the back of a store, to a pyro maniac wielding Molotov cocktails.

Aside from these side-mission characters, you will also meet a mysterious, rifle-wielding woman that will help you kill as many undead as possible. These various people are full of life, and display terror in a tremendously life-like way.

One of the ways Dead Rising sucks you into the game and the story is with its impressive graphics. The mall is large and detailed, with trees and shops (all raid-able) populating the store.

Rent vs. Buy: Dead Rising isn't the greatest zombie game ever created, but it is quite impressive for being a mere tide-over until Resident Evil 5 releases. While the gameplay can, at times, get a little repetitive, you will undoubtedly enjoy this game for quite a while.

Report Card

Dead Rising isn't the greatest zombie game ever created, but it is quite impressive for being a mere tide-over until Resident Evil 5 releases. While the gameplay can, at times, get a little repetitive, you will undoubtedly enjoy this game for quite a while. (Krakrabbit.com)


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