The legendary Frank West it’s back. Back of everything, go. Because after the events that took place in Willamette -a small city in Colorado- that were highlighted in the first installment, «Dead Rising 4» takes up the experiences of this funny character to send him, against his will, to the lion’s den.
And he does it willingly, since in this new adventure that captures an intrinsic universe of nauseating and hostile herds of zombies the character, professional photographer, sheathes everything that catches him by means of sending these beings to the grave. Hoarding skills for punching and brute force, the player must in turn discover some of the secrets hidden by this new zombie epidemic that has made everyone crazy.
The game, available for Xbox One and PC, wallows in black humor through a somewhat confusing and argumentative narrative with a well-worn plot to explain this type of apocalypse. But it is a new opportunity to roll up your sleeves and enjoy that classic experience of killing zombies everywhere. With a continuous approach, the title expands large hordes. A controversial aspect is that it goes deeper into the idea of freedom of movement, dispensing with that classic timer that encourages players to complete missions in a limited time frame. This flees from one of the main hallmarks of the franchise but wins in explorationsomething increasingly recurrent in the industry.
With a rudimentary and amply prepared weaponry, the gamer finds himself in a generous panorama in the use and use of various gadgets, which give rise as he picks up his path to combine and manufacture, therefore, more powerful weapons such as bazooka cannon, fish launcher or a spiked baseball bat (Yes, like Negan’s in “The Walking Dead”), each one more extravagant. They are organized into four different wheels depending on their category (melee weapons, firearms…).
Thanks to this novelty you can add many more objects than previous installments. By the way, exoskeletons appear, although their use is rather limited, but it makes the brutality greater. In addition, a prestige recognition system is included in this beat em up style game to unlock items. Sheathed by another weapon, his camera, the character can scan the environment in search of new clues with which to advance or photograph the most important moments -even take “selfies”-, obtaining generous coins for carrying out these works.
Charged with survival and endured under a gruesome atmosphere, The new installment of the game in the third person walks through the action against some zombies, which in this case, have improved capabilities in some cases, improving their attack speed.
Disappointing, however, is its behavior generated by the Artificial Intelligence of the machine, which blurs the experience, something that does not contribute to a lower graphic level than what might be expected for a game of such dimensions, as well as the appearance of numerous « bugs» that spoil the show. “Dead Rising 4” it also has a multiplayer mode that works independently from the main storywhich is played individually.
Capcom. Available for Xbox One and PC. Price 59 euros.