Submitted by jbl316 550d ago | opinion piece

Is Capcom Making Dead Rising 3 Too Serious?

The Dead Rising franchise was fun because the series didn’t take itself too seriously. Much like the Saints Row series, the wackiness of the game appealed to fans and made it stand out from all of the serious looking shooter games out there. However once Dead Rising 3 was revealed, it seems like the humor is now gone. (Dead Rising 3, Xbox One)

Donnieboi  +   551d ago
It's only one game, let them try something new
Meh, who cares? It's their own franchise, just let them try to do something new with it just once. Let the designers feel inspiration. Why do people oppose a little bit of change? It's a new generation so they wanted to try something different. If it fails, then they'll change it back.

It's not like it's a gameplay-changing difference.
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BabyTownFrolics  +   550d ago
No no trying new things, now hopefully cap com will change the tone then we can complain about how they changed their minds and how we wanted the more serious tone all the long.

Game still looks silly
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gaffyh  +   550d ago
I'm probably alone in this, but when I got my 360, I was severely disappointed with Dead Rising. All the fanboys were proclaiming it was this amazing game, and tbh, it was a glorified tech demo. As an IP, I think it is absolute crap, and I don't see how people think this is a good game. It boggles the mind.
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1nsaint  +   550d ago
I care! :p

I loved how ridiculous the game was while keeping a serious story line.

I remember playing DR2 with a buddy, we were fighting of hordes of zombies in our borat man-kini's
Suddenly my buddy got downed and i had to throw a grenade-football in the horde of zombies to save him.

He was lying half naked on the ground screaming i needed to find him some food or alcohol to revive him.
So i gathered all the liquor, beer and food i could find, only to stand next to his downed character to eat and drink everything myself, and vomiting it it out over him xD

We had some of our best laughs in a video game from DR2 and i hope it will be the same in DR3
Baka-akaB  +   550d ago
Would makes no sense if true , their something "new" would be then about getting rid of its only original feature in a sea of regular zombie stuff
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ANIALATOR136  +   550d ago
it look very bland to me. uninspiring character and the setting seemed very generic and just generally uninteresting. An open world game set in the town where the mall from the original was would be nice. The original was brilliant and I still regard it as a defining experience this gen. Vibrant, it was exciting to explore all the shops and dare to enter certain areas with low supplies. I like the new open world aspect and searching places in the dark with a flashlight but on a whole it just didn't grab me and surprise me like the original. It also doesn't seem very next gen aesthetic-wise.
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ElleGee  +   550d ago
Honestly? No!

Having had a really close look at it at E3, I can say it's still ridiculous. Running around with a Blanka Mask on, or a shark costume, or a dress. You can still put masks, and clothes, and stupid things on zombies. The juxtaposition of the silliness on top of a "realistic" and serious veneer actually makes the humour shine more.

Plus, like all "next gen" games, it looks better in person than the videos would have you believe.
No_Limit  +   550d ago
Looks great. The smartglass and Kinect intergration sounds awesome. The amount of zombies on screen is absolutely insane! My most exciting game at launch for Xbox1. A darker take on Dead Rising is kind of like the new Superman movie to the old Christopher Reed films. Both are unmistakenly Superman, but with different settings and atmosphere to keep a franchise from getting too fatigue. I like the fresh take.
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Foxgod  +   550d ago
People look at the 30 minute E3 trailer, and tell me thats being serious.
It got even sillier, like ElleGee mentioned, you can run around in a shark costume, add to that you can combine a circle saw with a sledgehammer, and you got silliness.

I am glad i preordered it.
WeAreLegion  +   550d ago
You're right. It's pretty silly to keep playing the game when you can just call in air strikes. Lots of silly.
Foxgod  +   550d ago
Who says the air strike can be done at any time.
Maybe its a mission where the main char is in contact with the army, and can call in air strikes for a limited amount of times.
IIC0mPLeXII  +   550d ago
Jesus Christ first is was being dumbed down, now it's too serious. Is this being based off the E3 trailer? By that reasoning Quantic Dream just made Beyond Metal Gear Two Snakes of Soul.
Chrono  +   550d ago
I like the new direction. Hope this doesn't stay exclusive...
CrossingEden  +   550d ago
no, basically this is a case of wind waker syndrome, a change in aesthetic is automatically a complete change in everything
MilkMan  +   550d ago
I never particularly cared for the series. This new turn may actually get me more involved. I wasn't that crazy about the other games save to say that I did like the clock and the timing of the missions. At least they gave me a way to prioritize what I did.

Other than that, I thought it was a silly, Japanese take on a zombie infestation.

This new game actually looks interesting, BUT i'll give it a whirl when it comes out for PS4.
bessy67  +   550d ago
I saw a video of someone playing running around in a shark mascot costume wielding a flaming sword. How can that possibly be considered serious?
MrSwankSinatra  +   550d ago
well capcom clearly stated like two weeks ago, that they are trying to appeal to the mainstream audience. hence the change in direction. imo this game looks okay nothing special.
310dodo  +   550d ago
I bought the 1st game on 360. Hated the small font and time limit.

This game looks good though. E3 demonstration looked awesome.
Id like to see how dense the world is.

Too bad its not coming too PS4
Id really like to play this
Broburger  +   550d ago
o-Sunny-o  +   550d ago
I like taking my time on games...this one never lets me do that. The time limit I don't like. So i don't care for this game.
hazardman  +   550d ago
I didnt know taping a sledgehammer and a buzz saw together was taking it to serious. The tone and look of game have changed drastically but seems all the over the top stuff are back.

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