"This is not Dead Rising. Where has Dead Rising gone? I want a murderous overweight clown to laugh while he slashes at me with tiny chainsaws. I want to take photographs of a horde of zombies wearing fluorescent yellow Servbot heads. I want to dress up as a French maid and beat zombies to death with a purple vibrator. The only vibrator I’ll be seeing in 3 looks to be the one the devs are screwing me with."
Jack Bromley discusses why draining all the colour and fun from Dead Rising may not be such a good idea.
"Dead Rising’s story is just fodder, it always has been; something that needs to be there to create a reason for the game existing. It ties together events and provides an explanation for the murderous romp, however unbelieveable. No one cares for it, no one has ever cared for it, so suddenly shifting the game’s focus from ridiculous humour to grey, gritty storytelling doesn’t instill much confidence."