When I and my partners set up the Text Adventure blog, part of its mandate was to explore the games of our collection, be they old or new. Now as part of that vision I am going to start grabbing games from my collection and provide a quick glance at that game as well as adding some personal reflections on that particular title. The first instalment belongs to Dead Rising on the Xbox 360.
Time to take a trip back into my Xbox 360 collection. I have recently been infected with zombie fever! No, I am not turning into an undead monster, but rather I am enjoying the fiction that surrounds the genre of zombie horror. Two and a half years ago (has it been that long already?) Xbox 360 owners were treated to one of the best zombie games ever produced. Dead Rising put you in the shoes of photojournalist Frank West who finds himself in the middle of a zombie outbreak smack dab in the heartland of the United States of America. As a fan of Zack Snyder's recent Dawn of the Dead remake, DR captures the feel of that movie, yet ramps up the number of zombies and madness. The game also does add many humorous elements and also throws in some 'Pokemon Snap' style gameplay for good measure. I have not played DR rising in some time but it is one of the games I need to revisit as to get a better ending than the crappy one I produced. Another reason I would like to play DR again is to beat the game before its recently announced sequal arrives. On a related note, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop has recently been released on the Wii, but if you have to chose, be sure to play the 360 original. Enjoy this game and eat a brain! Dead Rising...is in my collection!