By Jennifer Tan AKA Mrs Fett
There has always been a certain amount of stress that has surrounded playing any of the Dead Rising titles, but I can assure you, you do not know stress, until you play DR3, in a pitch black room, on an Xbox One, all by your little self. “One of the most anticipated Xbox One titles” -Game Informer. And appropriately so, the game brings to life every new, technological advancement the Xbox One has to offer.
Available exclusively for Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 marks the return of one of the most popular zombie video game franchises. Set 10 years after the events of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2, players are introduced to Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past, who must find a way to escape a city full of zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city of Los Perdidos, California, and everyone in it, off the map. Nick can’t do it alone – he must join up with other survivors to stay alive. They must fight their way out before it’s too late.
Think sneaking around a mall trying to find a weapon without making a sound is difficult? Try doing while not making a sound in your house as well. With the Xbox One Kinect, not only will zombies react to sounds and movements in the game, but the will also find you, if your cat so much as sneezes in your living room. The Kinect sword cuts both ways though. Using motion gestures, you can command your posse to safety or defense, and even taunt your zombie foe, with whatever creative insults you can come up with.
It’s cool! There’s back up. With Xbox One SmartGlass, you can have an even more connected Dead Rising 3 experience. Use your SmartGlass enabled device to connect to the Zombie Defense and Control network and gain access to exclusive missions, new weapons, powerful military support features and more!
I really didn’t think the Dead Rising series could reach a point where I’d rate it more than a 7, but I proudly give this game, an 8.75. The immersive experience the Kinect brings to this title, the explosively huge world to play in, and an endless combination of weapons make it non-stop fun!