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Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 15 mi

Postby Grummy » 27 Aug 2013, 15:32

:shock: Me. Want.
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby Neil H » 27 Aug 2013, 15:53

The 'rescue the pensioner' mission from DR2 brings back painful memories for me too :|
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby msbhvn » 27 Aug 2013, 15:54

Timmeh555 wrote:For someone who has not played the previous versions of this game, is it basically then just kill as many zombies, in as many possible ways, in crazy costumes with crazy weapons, with a vague hint of a story then?


Absolutely not, though you can play it that way. The zombie outbreak is usually part of the story and it's the motivation for the survivors and psychopaths. The zombies in the game are more an obstacle between you and saving survivors.
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby msbhvn » 27 Aug 2013, 16:14

You don't really need to kill zombies to survive, you get XP for it and you can eventually level up that way, but you get way more XP for saving survivors and doing missions for them. Zombies are mostly just there to prevent you saving survivors.
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby Grummy » 27 Aug 2013, 16:15

Timmeh555 wrote:so there is a story of, basically put, an out break of some kind, you survive and then are trying to survive whilst also helping to help others survive, and to survive you need to kill zombies and then I guess get other survivors to help. with some craziness if you want?


Not quite. There is a strong story that runs through each game, it always has something to do with the outbreak, but the story isn't some half assed thing just to give you direction whilst you play, and it's not just about surviving, they're complete stories unraveling the mystery of the outbreak. The whole 'Kill zombies and rescue survivors' stuff is basically extra curricular activity that you don't need to do.

Why don't you just DL DR2 for free and give it a play?
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby evilcanofsoda » 27 Aug 2013, 17:16

Grummy wrote::shock: Me. Want.


Me. Want. Too. :P
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby KodiakGT » 27 Aug 2013, 19:32

Timmeh555 wrote:
Grummy wrote:
Not quite. There is a strong story that runs through each game, it always has something to do with the outbreak, but the story isn't some half assed thing just to give you direction whilst you play, and it's not just about surviving, they're complete stories unraveling the mystery of the outbreak. The whole 'Kill zombies and rescue survivors' stuff is basically extra curricular activity that you don't need to do.

Why don't you just DL DR2 for free and give it a play?

I would DL DR2 but have no internet at home as a company which shall remain unnamed could not put in a phone line in time for a new house.(Houses have been being built for a year when we moved in) been waiting 3 months and hopefully only a few weeks away but I guess that it will no longer be free when I get it, still if it is about £5 then I will have a go.


Not sure if this works the same for accounts outside U.S., but usually you could log in to xbox.com with your account and then purchase it on there (so you have the rights to it). That way you get the free price and can download it whenever you get internet at home.
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby Dave2123 » 27 Aug 2013, 20:32

Timmeh555 wrote:I would DL DR2 but have no internet at home as a company which shall remain unnamed could not put in a phone line in time for a new house.(Houses have been being built for a year when we moved in) been waiting 3 months and hopefully only a few weeks away but I guess that it will no longer be free when I get it, still if it is about £5 then I will have a go.


There is more to the games than craziness, which this article doesn't talk about, but what everyone loves DR for is the craziness and the modifications and combos, so that's what Aoife used to describe her demo, which wasn't long enough to get a feel of the story. What you have to remember is that this article isn't a review, just a description of some cool aspects of the game. There is a story, and killing loads of zombies isn't the main part of the game, but it sure is fun.
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby CunningSmile » 27 Aug 2013, 20:37

Kodiak makes a good point; buy it on Xbox.com, even if you use a work PC or your phone, and when your Internet is fitted go to your download history and it should be there to redownload
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Postby Chameleon » 28 Aug 2013, 11:20

Timmeh555 wrote:Got it on Xbox.com, never new that could be done so thanks for the info

Now go to the settings menu on your xbox and make sure background downloads are set to 'on'.

Then take it to work, nab an ethernet cable from the IT department, plug it in under your desk and turn it on. No need for a screen, just wait 5 minutes, so you can be sure it's logged you in as far as the dashboard and turn it off. DR2 will have been added to your D/L queue by xbox.com and thus automatically download in the background. Once the power light stops flashing, it's finished the download and you can take it home and play offline. Simples!


Edit: EXCEPT.... I just remembered about Monday's 360 dash update! You'd have to go through the update process first and, without a screen, that's a tad awkward. Dammit. It was a good plan aside from that.
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby nathan6734 » 28 Aug 2013, 11:25

i love dead rising for the complete freedom to be and do what ever you want, you know the developer had fun creating the game purely because it was there imagination being let loose in developing it, my only concern with this is from the videos shown of people playing the demo, there seemed to be too many zombies, i know its odd to say, but sometimes to much is not good, people looked over whelmed, i just hope they tone it down a little so you still get the fun the game deserves without the frustration of constantly dieing from over zealous zombies :D
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby CunningSmile » 28 Aug 2013, 13:12

Even if you had to wait two weeks you've essentially 'bought' the game now so can just play it then.
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Re: Dead Rising 3 hands-on - how I killed 1,314 zombies in 1

Postby Windowlicker79 » 28 Aug 2013, 16:17

Timmeh555 wrote:
CunningSmile wrote:Even if you had to wait two weeks you've essentially 'bought' the game now so can just play it then.

The problem is I am not confident that it will be two weeks after on multiple occasions we have been told that the line will be put in the house on XX day and they then don't let us know that they actually still have not done the external work, I have to call up only to find I have wasted a day off. :evil:

Surely you have a friend or relative with an internet connection? Just take your Xbox to their house and download it!
This is assuming you have an active Live Gold subscription.
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