Released in 2006, Dead Rising was the first breakout title for the Xbox 360. The open-world zombie apocalypse gameplay made it an instant fan favorite.
For such a graphically intense game, many were surprised that Capcom decided to port the game over to the Nintendo Wii and not on the more advance systems like the PC or Playstation 3. Will the Nintendo Wii port recapture the same magic as the original? Find out in this preview of Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop for the Nintendo Wii.
Frank West was sent to investigate the mysterious conditions of a small town in Colorado. As it turns out, the town has been overrun by zombies. It is now up to Frank West to save the few survivors and escape alive in order to report the troubling news for the rest of the world.
Unsurprisingly, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop won’t be as great looking as the original Xbox 360 game. It doesn’t look nearly as sharp and won’t feature the same amount of zombies on screen at once. Still, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop looks great compared to other Nintendo Wii games.
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop has great background music that fits perfectly with the atmosphere. The voice acting is also appropriate for the not-so-serious storyline.
The core gameplay in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop remains mostly the same as the Xbox 360 original.
The game will drop you in the middle of a big shopping mall full of zombies. From there you can freely do anything you want, from rescuing survivors to killing zombies in just about anyway possible. You can literally pick off any items you see on store shelves and use it as a weapon against the waves of zombies.
In the original, you are only given a 3 day limit to explore the entire shopping mall before having to restart the story over again. Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop gets rid of the limit and will give players as much time as they want. In addition, you no longer have to show up in an area at a specific time in order to participate on a particular mission.
The action is altered in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop as well. The Nintendo Wii game is developed using the same engine as Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition. Thus, you will find that Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop will control similarly to it as you used your Wii Remote to aim. In addition, shaking the control will also perform certain actions like swinging a bat.
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop features an odd combination of the Xbox 360 original and Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition. The formula looks like it’s working, however, as the game is shaping up to be a great experience for new and returning fans.
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop will only retail at $39.99, ten dollars less than your average Nintendo Wii game. At that price, this game is worth at least a look when it comes out in late January.