Game Discussion: Dead Rising

Am I doing something wrong?

  • Oli McDeathOli McDeath181,585
    Posted on 12 October 16 at 19:55
    Hi guys hope you are all ok! So I bought this again as I had it on 360 but never really did anything with the story, I just messed around killing zombies, and I'm honestly finding it very difficult! I recently finished Dead Rising 3 which as I understand it is substantially easier than the first 2, I loved 2 and played it to death, but I feel as if I'm playing it wrong, I use mixed drinks, Well, Nectar as a rule, currently level 10 but as stated earlier I am struggling, Carlito in the food court was easy enough, I managed to kill the convicts once, but when they respawned they got me, so yeah am I playing this wrong? I always carry at least 1 healing item and 1 gun, normally the SMG from the blue rooftop in Paradise plaza and the Katana from the rook near all the orange juice, I am told it is hard to begin with but I feel like a right derp at the minute haha! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks guys and take care!
    Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
  • NapathanesNapathanes792,391
    Posted on 12 October 16 at 21:03
    When you have enough inventory slots. Get the two magazines (Entertainment & Engineering) from Bachman's Book in Paradise Plaza, then get the criminology magazine from Sir Books A lot in Wonderland Plaza. You should do this before the scoop "Out of Control" During this scoop defeat the Psycho "Adam" and take his chainsaw afterwards. With the three magazines you have the chainsaw should last you the rest of the game and make defeating zombies and some psycho's easier. If your chainsaw does run out you can always leave and then re-enter wonderland plaza for a fresh chainsaw.

    Just a warning be careful when swinging the chainsaw while escorting survivors, as 1-2 hits can kill them easily.

    Hope this helps!
  • Pra1s3Th3SunPra1s3Th3Sun229,019
    Posted on 12 October 16 at 23:45
    ^This. The mini chainsaws with all three books are by far the best weapon in the game for clearing crowds, escorting survivors and killing most psychos.
    If you can be bothered to invest the time / are going for all achievements anyway, do zombie genocider first. You can start a new game and just drive up and down the maintenance tunnels until you have 53,594 kills and you'll unlock the real mega blaster which kills pretty much every boss in about 3-5 shots.
  • Paul LaserbeamPaul Laserbeam1,820,110
    Posted on 13 October 16 at 00:05
    My inv at all times: Real mega buster/ 3x magazines for skateboard/ 2 magazines for small chainsaw/ small chainsaw/ skateboard/ food/ queens
  • Oli McDeathOli McDeath181,585
    Posted on 13 October 16 at 06:26
    Wow thanks everyone! I'm honestly surprised to get so many replies! Thank you all so much and yes I'm wanting to get all the achievements if possible for me haha! Again thanks guys really appreciate it :)
    Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
  • GTAmissions1GTAmissions1405,554
    Posted on 13 October 16 at 13:08
    SilentTurnip908 said:
    Hi guys hope you are all ok! So I bought this again as I had it on 360 but never really did anything with the story, I just messed around killing zombies, and I'm honestly finding it very difficult! I recently finished Dead Rising 3 which as I understand it is substantially easier than the first 2, I loved 2 and played it to death, but I feel as if I'm playing it wrong, I use mixed drinks, Well, Nectar as a rule, currently level 10 but as stated earlier I am struggling, Carlito in the food court was easy enough, I managed to kill the convicts once, but when they respawned they got me, so yeah am I playing this wrong? I always carry at least 1 healing item and 1 gun, normally the SMG from the blue rooftop in Paradise plaza and the Katana from the rook near all the orange juice, I am told it is hard to begin with but I feel like a right derp at the minute haha! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks guys and take care!
    When I first started playing, your best route is to get Zombie Genocider which unlocks the real mega man blaster. Takes out bosses in a couple of hits and makes it a lot more easier along with ranking up your character with a higher level.

    Also, if you are going for the Zombie Genocider (kill 53,594 zombies in one playthrough), you also need an ending too. DO NOT START A NEW GAME. This will lose your progress.
  • Oli McDeathOli McDeath181,585
    Posted on 13 October 16 at 17:00
    GTAmissions1 said:
    SilentTurnip908 said:
    Hi guys hope you are all ok! So I bought this again as I had it on 360 but never really did anything with the story, I just messed around killing zombies, and I'm honestly finding it very difficult! I recently finished Dead Rising 3 which as I understand it is substantially easier than the first 2, I loved 2 and played it to death, but I feel as if I'm playing it wrong, I use mixed drinks, Well, Nectar as a rule, currently level 10 but as stated earlier I am struggling, Carlito in the food court was easy enough, I managed to kill the convicts once, but when they respawned they got me, so yeah am I playing this wrong? I always carry at least 1 healing item and 1 gun, normally the SMG from the blue rooftop in Paradise plaza and the Katana from the rook near all the orange juice, I am told it is hard to begin with but I feel like a right derp at the minute haha! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks guys and take care!
    When I first started playing, your best route is to get Zombie Genocider which unlocks the real mega man blaster. Takes out bosses in a couple of hits and makes it a lot more easier along with ranking up your character with a higher level.

    Also, if you are going for the Zombie Genocider (kill 53,594 zombies in one playthrough), you also need an ending too. DO NOT START A NEW GAME. This will lose your progress.
    yeah I NEARLY goofed it up haha! I got the Zombie Genocider then went for my new megaman cannon...no where to be seen, so I wandered around, just before I save and quit I googled it to see where it spawned, I knew it was in the safe room but not sure where, that's when I read I needed an ending, thankfully I saw that first so now I'm just messing around. I followed a video on how to get the zombie genocider with the maintenance tunnels, even had a map to follow, took me about 2 hours so I'm happy to get that grind done too tbh. Again major thanks to everyone for the tips etc I am so thankful guys you are all epic!
    Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
  • Posted on 15 June 17 at 03:42, Edited on 15 June 17 at 03:43 by OurEvilLetterP7
    The nonsensical old school style is what makes the game frustrating. NOT the entire game just those "bits" old school games tended to have in them that make thing so much harder but for stupid reasons.

    Surprised the truscore for some of these aren't even higher. Unless theres far more than 50 survivors to save or something...was assuming that's all of them.

    I actually like the complete randomness of how quickly a situation can go back with a survivor. What I hate is that I can hurt them and in some instances it be impossible to save them even though im right next to them because of I attack im just gonna kill them..their AI being moronic..cutscenes randomly forcing me away from them and they die. Even getting to about the 40% point and I notice some survivors spawn without having gotten any missions from them. Had people die I didn't even know were around or heard anything about. FFS if you have more than 4 survivors with you and you're in a rush. They can get stuck on the wall before the security room making it painfully obnoxious to finish. SO old school.

    Aside from THAT the game got shockingly easy in terms of combat when I realized it auto aims at enemies with melee....somehow I didn't notice that for awhile. Manually aiming results in you getting grabbed A LOT more often.

    Small chainsaw you get REALLY early strangely enough. If you get the one thats dropped then the one that spawns. Go get the 3 books for it and I was actually thinking it either glitched or was just an easter egg and lasted forever. It lasts SOOOOOO long. Oblierates everything in your path including bosses.

    edit. Thought it said May for some reason....eh whatever.
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