Any Other Dead Rising Fans Here?

  • I had the second one and really had a lot of fun with it, never got to play the first cos i think it was and xbox exclusive if im not mistaken. Does anyone know if they are coming packaged together or can you buy them separately digitally?

  • @CensorErik
    While I think the crazy combo weapons are cool and fun, but for me as the games got more and more zany I kinda lost interest. The first game is pretty zany but it also seemed a little more grounded. For the time it also had a lot of WOW factor in it too. Don't know why but enjoyed DR1 more then 2 and off the record and im thinking about maybe even picking up the rerelase of DR1, different strokes I suppose.

  • @TheMarcV Well, my biggest problem with the crazy combo weapons in the later games is you spend ages hunting the materials for them, then they just break so fast. You spend more time looking for parts and a crafting table than enjoying mowing down zombies with fun weapons.

  • I have played and own every single game and spin-off game. The first game I got with my original 360. I have been hooked ever since. Fan for life.

  • @Spidarro I'm pretty sure it's bundle only as there is no option, currently, in the xbox store to buy them individually. However, the Dead Island remasters were like that in the shop too but when I played co-op several people told me they bought just the first game at Gamestop. So it may be possible to buy physical copies separately.

  • @Mbun I agree 100%. Funny, they made so many positive changes as the series progressed, like better controls, way smarter survivors (mostly) and better leveling. Then they shortened the durability of combo weapons. It's very likely they did so in order to balance the system so nothing was op, but that didn't actually work. Each game has 1 or 2 weapons that outclass the rest.

  • @CensorErik
    With the Dead Island collection techland did a pretty cheap job on physical release, with Dead Island being on the disc, and a voucher for Riptide being included in the box. That would be fine if both games took up a whole bluray on their own, but there each about 7-8gb a piece.

  • @CensorErik Hmm, that sounds odd but if the price isnt too bad i'll grab them both. Ideally would just like to have a go of the first one though

  • @Spidarro I ended up buying the whole digital triple pack. Downloaded them this morning. Took like 2 hours or so. I decided I'll just deal with the weird controls of the 1st game since I got 3 games for $50. I know if I went and got just DR2 and OTR I'd end up buying DR1 separately eventually and then I''d have spent $60.

  • @CensorErik Just saw on the store that you can buy them all separately but the are 20 quid each! would you say there is enough there to justify the price? otherwise might wait till they are a bit cheaper.

  • Dead Rising has always been one of those games that I love playing, but almost immediately forget about them when I'm done.

    When I heard about Dead Rising 4, I first thought "Oh, just another Dead Rising game." Then later remembered how much fun I had playing the previous games and got excited.

  • @Spidarro said in Any Other Dead Rising Fans Here?:

    @CensorErik Just saw on the store that you can buy them all separately but the are 20 quid each! would you say there is enough there to justify the price? otherwise might wait till they are a bit cheaper.

    This is a tough call for me to make for someone else. As I said, I'm totally biased so I'd say yes, of course. However, if the idea of re-playing these games right away doesn't excite you then I'd say hold out for a sale. There are always big digital holiday sales. I'm doing that for the Bioshock triple pack. I love the series but I just know I'm not going to have the time to play them with Mafia 3 right around the corner and they'll end up with all my other games I've gotten through sales or for free each month. So maybe wait, but if you can't wait be sure to add me if you're playing on xbone as I'm always up for some chill co-op.

    Gamertag is censorerikii

  • Looks like the Dead Rising port on Steam is everything you could hope for, so I'll definitely be picking that up soon.

  • I really like Dead Rising. But just the first game. Sure, the AI is trash and getting people stuck on level geometry every 5 steps when you're escorting them is infuriating, but everything else is top tier. I didn't really like Chuck as much as Frank, and adding combo weapons really upped the ridiculousness levels quite a bit and not in a direction I liked, so I didn't like 2 nearly as much as 1. The less said about 3 the better - it's just barely Dead Rising at that point. What I've heard and seen of 4 doesn't really inspire confidence, so I'll probably skip that one altogether.

    That said, I really hoped a remastered, multiplatform DR would come and here it is! The first moment I have any disposable income that baby's getting bought!