Campy zombie shooter remake isn't as good as the original.
Common Sense Media
14 August 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a M-rated killing game that lets players get creative with dozens of weapons while taking down zombies in and around a shopping mall. It's quite gory and bloody. Enemies can be dismembered, impaled, and decapitated. The cutscenes show closeups of gruesome things like someone getting impated through the eye and zombies ripping flesh off of humans.
Conclusion: It was only a matter of time before the marriage of the Wii and a zombie-style hack and slash game came to fruition. I am glad it happened in my lifetime. As I mentioned previously, sometimes you are just in the mood to mindlessly stack festered rotting bodies while free looting a mall for your means of survival. Solid for its genre and you get your money’s worth for an atypical zombie thriller. Capcom spared no expense on their website for the game as well.
Excerpt: (Note: If you're not familiar with the original Dead Rising, check out this review first to give you better idea of where the game started.) For the regulars at GiN, they might have noticed that I enjoy me some good ol' horror survival. As a recent episode at the GiN Lounge showed, it's a combination of mood, story, and visual tone that gets me into horror games, but there's a lot to be said for doses of old fashioned cheese and overwhelming scare factors also.
Excerpt: In September 2006 Capcom released what proved to be at the time one of the most anticipated Xbox 360 releases in the form of Dead Rising. The game saw you take on the role of journalist Frank West who was trapped inside a zombie infested shopping mall and bore an uncanny resemblance to the classic George A. Romero movie Dawn of the Dead.
Excerpt: While game enthusiasts often lament the Wii's comparative lack of hardcore games - and parents praise it for that very same reason - Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop isn't about to make either party particularly happy.
Excerpt: It’s a situation that has been played out countless times in many horror movies. A horrible zombie outbreak has occurred, and our hero is stranded in a large shopping center surrounded by all kinds of undead monsters. The situation is a true test of human nature which seems to bring the worst out of everyone.