Decent game, but some of the frustrating game-play mechanics will kill you more often than the zombies will!

User Rating: 7 | Dead Rising X360
I've been playing Dead Rising for about a week now, and I can honestly say that it's one of the most frustrating games I've ever played! First, I'd like to take this opportunity to issue a warning: anyone who hated those awful "escort" missions in other action/adventure games probably won't like Dead Rising very much! Remember those missions in Resident Evil 4 where you had to escort the President's daughter halfway across the game without getting her killed? Or the missions in Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty where you had to do the same for Otocon's sister? Remember how furious you were when those characters kept getting themselves killed because the AI was too dumb to keep them out of harm's way? Well, I've got news for you: a LOT of the action in Dead Rising involves escorting characters with the very same dumb AI. You'll pull your hair out time and time again as characters you're trying to escort keep running into walls or take several minutes just to figure out how to get through an open doorway. People who buy this game because they're looking forward to exploring the HUGE mall will also be dissappointed. You only have a certain amount of time to complete the missions in the game, which doesn't leave much time for exploring. Finally, the save system is one of the worst I've ever seen! The save points are spread so far apart from each other, that you'll often win a hard boss fight only to be killed on your way to the next save point! Oh yeah....Otis calls wwaaayyy too much! Overall, this is a good game, but play at your own risk!

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