Dead Rising 4 Is Blending Old And New
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Dead Rising 4 Is Blending Old And New

They may change some mechanics, but, in the end, it's still Dead Rising

24
Dead Rising 4 Is Blending Old And New
Windows Central

Capcom is bringing its critically acclaimed “Dead Rising” series back from the dead on December 4 with a holiday-themed apocalypse in the town that started it all with the wise-cracking journalist that uncovered the original truth.

The fictional town of Willamette, Colorado, rebuilt after the initial firebombing that destroyed the town after the events of the first game, is taken on once more by Frank West, the original protagonist who is back to uncover one more outbreak. The mall has been rebuilt but with throwbacks to the original model, so long-time fans of the series can bathe in the nostalgia along with zombie blood. Wielding his spiked bat and camera once more, Frank has more photo-taking abilities and features than ever before and more Combo Weapon crafting skills than the “Tape It Or Die” crew could ever hope to achieve.

Although it seems like the company is doing everything right with the next installment in the series, not all the same elements that became iconic to the series are returning.

One of the most advertised parts of the original game was how you have 72 hours to solve the outbreak. The counter obviously didn’t actually equal three days, however, you did have a timer and timed events to complete that kept the challenge ever-present and the truth slowly fading away.

Apparently, the company decided to scrap this core element due to claimed complaints from a lot of fans. Events are no longer timed, so you no longer have to play smart in order to get every mission done. Sometimes, in previous titles, you wouldn’t have enough time to complete all your missions, so you would have to prioritize and let some survivors die. This, apparently, will no longer be a problem, so you can goof off for as long as you want and the mission will still be available.


Some fans have spoken out complaining about this change as it seems like it is removing a crucial component of the series and avoiding a lot of the franchise’s challenge in favor of finding more time to goof off and achievement hunt.

Those behind this new title also have decided to change Psychopaths, the game’s main side quest villains who consist of citizens of the town who lost it after the outbreak, with people who are called Maniacs. This was to try and better place these people as actual humans who lived in this setting and went insane. They are still optional encounters, but, from demos and released footage, fans have also seemed to complain on how they seem to have dehumanized these people in this attempt to actually make them more realistic.

Another change to make the game an easier one to play is how food is stored in a separate inventory as your items and is used like Instant Health Packs in which you don’t have to pull them out to eat them; gamers simply press a button, and Frank pulls out the food or drink to eat or drink it, also in a seriously increased time frame.

More than any other change, the new voice of Frank West has received the biggest backlash from die hard fans of the series. The iconic T.J. Rotolo who has voiced Frank since the original series has been replaced by an unannounced new voice actor in order to try and make him sound older, as the game takes place 16 years after the original. Since this announcement, a petition on Change.com has been made in order to try and bring T.J. Rotolo back as Frank’s voice actor as some find his unique voice and dialogue has become almost as crucial to his character than his camera.

The game has changed a lot from what we have seen, but there are still many aspects of it that remain the same. Survivors are still a core aspect, and, like in “Dead Rising 3,” they can be called on to help you fight the horde.

Obviously, you can take photos still with Frank’s camera, including the Selfie feature that was introduced in “Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.” This time, Frank can make even more facial expressions, so we can expect many more hilarious pictures posted online of Frank getting buddy buddy with some zombies.

The two biggest elements of the game are still there, too, and they are that everything can be used as a weapon and Frank can dress up in any clothing items he finds. Some weapons and clothing items are even returning, like the pink tricycle from "Dead Rising 2."

With a bigger arsenal and a bigger wardrobe, I can’t see where “Dead Rising 4” will go wrong. Some aspects may have changed, but I expect the same comedic and serious blend that has been a staple of the series since day one, and regardless of any change made in the titles up to now, that has never changed.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1171774

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

739363
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series

751304
Netflix

Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

484728
Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

298658
Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?

437822

Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.

295235

Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

198735
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments