Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle: XBox One Review

Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle: XBox One Review

Platform: XBox One

Dead Rising 3 was one of the launch titles for the XBox One when it was fired off the shelves last year.

A great addition to the zombie genre, the next gen elements added a fair bit in terms of filling up the screen with the undead and not creaking as it did so. But it also hinted at a world beyond the main protagonist - and this is what's explored in the first DLC for the title.

Set around Los Perdidos, you play Adam Kane, a guy who's tasked with a rather momentous mission. But there's also a twist, he appears to be working for the bad guys who you've tried to avoid in the main game. This is a nice touch to the DLC - it allows the story to be told from another angle and gives you a reason to invest in it, rather than simply retread the usual steps that have already been played.

(And it's good that there's another reason to play too - as this is no tiny download with a whopping 13GB being needed to be sucked down into the XBox One.)

Kane's military which means you get to have access to some of the hardware the military use too - and sharing the same map and collectibles you garnered in the main game gives it an edge at times, meaning you don't have to churn through all the usual power ups that are needed, meaning you can simply get on with the game in hand.

With no multiplayer, it's a fairly straight forward piece, but to be honest, if you liked the survival element of the main game of Dead Rising 3, then you're going to enjoy this. It's a rather brief excursion to the main world but worth taking if you're already invested in it all.



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