History YMMV / DeadRising3

27th Oct '17 9:01:52 AM Etheru
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* VindicatedByHistory: A mild example. When the game came out, it was criticized for a new creative team, and abandoning a lot of the franchise's staple humor. After ''VideoGame/DeadRising4'' released, which removed a number of features of the series, severely downplayed the freedom of what the player was allowed to do with items, recasting Frank West's voice actor, T.J. Rotolo, and once again changing creative teams (this time with none of them having worked on a ''Dead Rising'' game before), response to ''3'' has become somewhat better due to it trying to keep most of the franchise's core while still trying to do something new.

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* VindicatedByHistory: A mild example. When the game came out, it was criticized for a new creative team, and abandoning a lot most of the franchise's staple humor.satire and humor the franchise featured. After ''VideoGame/DeadRising4'' released, which removed a number of features of the series, severely downplayed the freedom of what the player was allowed to do with items, recasting Frank West's voice actor, T.J. Rotolo, and once again changing creative teams (this time with none of them having worked on a ''Dead Rising'' game before), response to ''3'' has become somewhat better due to it trying to keep most of the franchise's core while still trying to do something new.
27th Oct '17 8:59:26 AM Etheru
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* SpiritualLicensee: An AffectionateParody of an existing work?, wide open, objective-based stages with powerups?, a relatively simple combat system with light attacks, strong attacks, and supers?, the ability to mow down armies of enemies easily?, multiple playable characters?, multiplayer support? Are you sure Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α wasn't originally a VideoGame/DynastyWarriors clone?

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* SpiritualLicensee: An AffectionateParody of an existing work?, wide open, objective-based stages with powerups?, a relatively simple combat system with light attacks, strong attacks, and supers?, the ability to mow down armies of enemies easily?, multiple playable characters?, multiplayer support? Are you sure Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α wasn't originally a VideoGame/DynastyWarriors clone?clone?
* VindicatedByHistory: A mild example. When the game came out, it was criticized for a new creative team, and abandoning a lot of the franchise's staple humor. After ''VideoGame/DeadRising4'' released, which removed a number of features of the series, severely downplayed the freedom of what the player was allowed to do with items, recasting Frank West's voice actor, T.J. Rotolo, and once again changing creative teams (this time with none of them having worked on a ''Dead Rising'' game before), response to ''3'' has become somewhat better due to it trying to keep most of the franchise's core while still trying to do something new.
7th Sep '17 8:00:42 AM Jacob175
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* FranchiseOriginalSin:
** Timer alterations. The strict time limit placed on the player was always one of the most controversial gameplay mechanics in the series, with about half the fans calling it a ScrappyMechanic that gravely restricted the player's freedom and the other half arguing that it was a key part of the game's flow that forced the player to think about their next move. As such, when this game made the timer far more lenient, extending it to six days instead of three, the reaction was decidedly mixed, though even those who didn't like the change didn't mind too much. Plus, there was an optional difficulty to make it more like the previous games. Then the fourth game dropped the timer completely, and one of the most common complaints about the resulting game was that, without the timer, it had lost a key part of what made the series unique, turning into a cookie-cutter WideOpenSandbox game.
** Also, the fourth game's removal of the Psychopaths, people who had snapped and gone postal due to the stress of the zombie outbreak and served as boss battles, was widely criticized, with their replacement, the Maniacs, being [[ReplacementScrappy broadly unpopular]] for lacking the distinctive personalities and introductory cutscenes that the Psychopaths had. This game had already begun toning down the Psychopaths, with most of the fights required to progress through the story being with conventionally evil military figures or gang leaders, and only six optional Psychopaths along the side. While the conceit of having seven different Psychopaths based on the SevenDeadlySins (the six optional Psychos, plus the story-critical Albert the sleazy surgeon, who represented Greed) was applauded by some fans for providing a theme to the boss fights, others found themselves wishing that there were more of them scattered throughout the game, especially in a setting that served as a pastiche of the ripe-for-satire Los Angeles. Dropping and replacing them altogether in the fourth game wasn't a big leap.



** The ZAR combo gun, made from a shotgun and assault rifle, has more ammunition than both its ingredients put together, randomly sets its targets on fire, and inflicts decent damage even on psychopaths. Since you can find both shotguns and assault rifles on zombie cops or soldiers, you can easily keep ZARs in your inventory throughout most of the game, and a clean headshot from it will even put down "super" zombies like convicts and firemen.

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** The ZAR combo gun, made from a shotgun and assault rifle, has more ammunition than both its ingredients put together, randomly sets its targets on fire, and inflicts decent damage even on psychopaths. Since you can find both shotguns and assault rifles on zombie cops or soldiers, you can easily keep ZARs [=ZARs=] in your inventory throughout most of the game, and a clean headshot from it will even put down "super" zombies like convicts and firemen.



** In spades, mostly thanks to the game's exclusivity to the Xbox One alienating many fans. For ''months'', the ''Dead Rising'' Facebook feed contained virtually nothing but pleas for ''DR3'' to be ported to other systems. It died down slightly after Microsoft walked back their more controversial features on the Xbox One, but many Dead Rising fans are still bitter over Capcom going exclusive for one reason or another. It likely doesn't help that Dead Rising 2 was made available for other platforms. Alleviated somewhat when the game was announced for the PC at a later date as the Apocalypse Edition, but only somewhat since people have been reporting performance issues and crashing with it.

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** In spades, mostly thanks to the game's exclusivity to the Xbox One alienating many fans. For ''months'', the ''Dead Rising'' Facebook feed contained virtually nothing but pleas for ''DR3'' ''[=DR3=]'' to be ported to other systems. It died down slightly after Microsoft walked back their more controversial features on the Xbox One, but many Dead Rising fans are still bitter over Capcom going exclusive for one reason or another. It likely doesn't help that Dead Rising 2 was made available for other platforms. Alleviated somewhat when the game was announced for the PC at a later date as the Apocalypse Edition, but only somewhat since people have been reporting performance issues and crashing with it.
22nd Sep '16 7:37:56 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Claimed by most smalltime critics and fans to be the worst case of such a thing in the franchise, as of yet. With the abundance of extremely superior weapons, to say, a wooden 2x4, the game is exceedingly easy, and the "intelligent AI and shared awareness" of its apparent "thousands of zombies" are ultimately moot.

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* %% ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Claimed by most smalltime critics and fans to be the worst case of such a thing in the franchise, as of yet. With the abundance of extremely superior weapons, to say, a wooden 2x4, the game is exceedingly easy, and the "intelligent AI and shared awareness" of its apparent "thousands of zombies" are ultimately moot.
2nd Apr '16 5:58:38 PM TheJayman49
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* BreatherBoss: Teddy is probably the easiest boss in the entire game. All you have to do is deactivate his security system while avoiding his drones and a few zombies, nether of which are very difficult (though the aforementioned drones can be bit of a problem if you're not quick enough). Also, you don't even have to fight Teddy directly (he suffers a heart attack as soon as you get to him).
13th Feb '16 8:03:53 PM Kytseo
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* PortingDisaster: The PC version is crappily optimized, and is initially locked to 30 FPS (and the optimization is even worse if you unlock the framerate). On top of that, Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX plus Alpha isn't on PC.
24th Jan '16 10:41:10 AM Buck
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* EarWorm: A majority of the boss themes are very catchy despite having creepy moments in them. The best example of this is the lust theme which is both catchy and somewhat unsettling to listen to during the fight due to the chanting "when was the first time you had sex" as well as the laughter.
2nd Dec '15 10:58:24 PM skywerewolf
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** The Electrofire Staff in Fire-Mode can also make level grinding a breeze, according to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhqmr2zG9LQ this video]], and it's easier to make than the Ultimate Grim Reaper (requiring two blueprints instead of three).

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** The Electrofire Staff in Fire-Mode can also make level grinding a breeze, according to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhqmr2zG9LQ this video]], and it's easier to make than the Ultimate Grim Reaper (requiring two blueprints instead of three).three, as well as materials for it becoming common).


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*** In addition, with only one skill point, that's spent in the in the "guns" rigging skill, any type of gun will be usable for for the combo, meaning you can pick up two of any gun type to make it. This can mean two pistols, which is surprisingly common in even the same area as each other, or pick up a random gun, such as a flare gun, run around for a minute, find the other gun type, and make it from that. In addition to power there is reliability as well with a simple level up.
*** Also, it's found in the police station. The easiest way to get it is, if you have chapter 3 of untold stories or the one as the gang leader, start that and he'll come across it in his quest to escape the station.
** Speaking of witch, the untold stories are wonderful for picking up all the collectibles. Due to time passing based on plot rather than playtime, it can be easy to run around as a character and take your time snatching up blueprints, collectibles, and some extra PP for levels. The disadvantage is there are no safe zones for any of these characters, so no lockers, but after a few hours playing the normal game even a new player should be able to get along just as well without that boon.
30th Oct '15 10:55:36 PM ewanern
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** [[spoiler: Nick being TheImmune orphan makes perfect sense when you realize the symbolism of the number 12]]. In traditional Christianity the number 12 is the perfect number, symbolic of God's authority on Earth. Jesus had 12 apostles, Jacob had 12 sons.
18th Sep '15 4:24:46 PM ACW
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** [[TheHeavy General]] John [[MeaningfulName Hemlock]] is the Secretary of Defense, is overseeing the martial law over the zombie outbreak in Los Peridos, and is working alongside [[NonActionBigBad Marian Mallon]] and is acting President in the absence of Sonya Paddock. In reality, Hemlock had Paddok kidnapped and forcibly infected with the zombie parasite, so that he could take over. Hemlock plans to firebomb the city it in a week if there are no signs of organic life, andh e uses his psychotic henchwoman [[DarkActionGirl Sgt. Hilde Schmittendorf]] to kill civilians. It is later discovered that, unlike Mallon, he doesn't seek a cure for a virus, but [[EvilPlan plans]] to extract King Zombies from the city and use them to start and control outbreaks all over the Eastern Seaboard to continue imposing martial law and leave him as the de-facto dictator. When Mallon disrespects him, [[TheStarscream he kills her]] by [[DisneyVillainDeath throwing her off a building]].

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** [[TheHeavy General]] John [[MeaningfulName Hemlock]] is the Secretary of Defense, is overseeing the martial law over the zombie outbreak in Los Peridos, and is working alongside [[NonActionBigBad Marian Mallon]] and is acting President in the absence of Sonya Paddock. In reality, Hemlock had Paddok kidnapped and forcibly infected with the zombie parasite, so that he could take over. Hemlock plans to firebomb the city it in a week if there are no signs of organic life, andh e and he uses his psychotic henchwoman [[DarkActionGirl Sgt. Hilde Schmittendorf]] to kill civilians. It is later discovered that, unlike Mallon, he doesn't seek a cure for a virus, but [[EvilPlan plans]] to extract King Zombies from the city and use them to start and control outbreaks all over the Eastern Seaboard to continue imposing martial law and leave him as the de-facto dictator. When Mallon disrespects him, [[TheStarscream he kills her]] by [[DisneyVillainDeath throwing her off a building]].
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