Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package Reviews
At times it feels like a reanimated corpse itself, but as mindless and predictable as it may be Dead Rising 4 can still offer hours of inoffensively dumb entertainment.
Hyperbolic, over-the-top and by moments spectacular, this is a game for those who want fun without complex barriers. It may be a bit too simple if you expect the classic hardcore experience.
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Overall, Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is perhaps the perfect Christmas game; stuffed to the gills with content that swiftly loses its novelty, with the overall effect being a kind of overfed sleepiness. In this case, less could have been more.
The same shit happens to the same guy twice. At Christmas. It's decent, but not a patch on the original. Sound familiar?
Still a fun sandbox that gets even bigger with new modes and possibilities while also fixes some of the mistakes made on the original DR 4... Unfortunately there's still a lot of bugs and mistakes that remain untouched one year later.
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It's certainly the best version of the game to buy, and Capcom Heores is fun, but their are some technical issues, and it does make you wonder just how many more games Capcom can get from a fading franchise.
This is definitely a Dead Rising game, but it certainly isn't the Dead Rising it once was. This is the greying, shuffling husk of a lovably naff series, turned horrifically bland.
Overcoming some fan criticism from last year's release, Dead Rising 4 Frank's Big Package is a celebration of how silly zombie killing can be. It still doesn't manage to be as good as the first Dead Rising, though.
Though Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package has noticeably distanced itself from its predecessors - a move likely to alienate series fans - Capcom's latest is still a damn fun game that doesn't take itself too seriously. Its Christmas setting benefits the game's character as a whole, and the wacky weapons and great gunplay, coupled with the new exo suit, ensure that combat is as punchy and enjoyable as ever, and while there is a feeling that it lacks identity, it certainly doesn't lack comedy. Frank West has risen again, and while he isn't as recognisable as his former self, he's been revamped in style.
Capcom Heroes takes Dead Rising from survival/horror to being an awesomely over-the-top Arcade Brawler.
For a game about the simple act of killing zombies, Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package supplies players with an unbelievable variety of ways to get the job done. Some of the modes that might have felt slight as individual DLC purchases just become icing on the delicious cake of destruction that is Frank's Big Package. Weirdness and chaos can take you pretty far when the core game play is as solid as it is here. There is a ton of fun content here that makes Frank's Big Package well worth the purchase.
Dead Rising fans should most certainly pick this one up, and people looking for a fun zombie killing game will find it here too whether it's with a sledgehammer with a cement blade strapped to it or kicking them to death as Cammy from Street Fighter, you're going to have a pretty fun time.
Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is an exceptional port of the original package, with additional content that fans will have a blast with. But that doesn't mean it isn't still the worst entry in the series by quite a wide margin.
Filled to the brim with quality content, Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is a blood-soaked holiday adventure that may not please purists, but will delight those looking for a good time.
Dead Rising 4 was already a highly enjoyable game when it released last year, but Frank's Big Package really takes it to the next level. While not all of the DLC is a home run, the tweaks to the main game are all a net positive. The new Capcom Heroes mode is also a blast, and basically turns Dead Rising into a crossover musou title. Frank's Big Package may look completely ridiculous, but it'll leave you pleased in all of the right ways.
Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package still comes with all the flaws and warts it had during its original release, but if you can look past that, and deal with some laggy multiplayer connection problems, there's still a fun and varied story experience waiting for you here.
Overall, Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package tends to cater more to casual fans of the zombie genre. As someone who loves the franchise, I cannot say that this game is neither good nor bad. There is plenty of replayability in Frank's Big Package, there is no denying that and while this game is inferior to the original regarding overall quality, the addition of Capcom Heroes as well as refining all the gameplay and combat issues I had with previous installments still made it enjoyable. Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is a game worth playing if you're a fan of the series solely because of the new features, however, regarding the single-player story. it felt more like a one and done for me.
With staples like the persistent timer and sporadic saves gone, the urgency and dread is gone – allowing Dead Rising to be the silly, absurd bit of zombie-slaying mayhem it always wanted to be. Purists may scoff, but there's no denying that it's fun – and just about the best Christmas game in existence.
Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package is the definitive edition for fans who want to experience the fourth mainline entry in the game. Although the addition of extras like “Capcom Heroes” is nice, the aging combat is starting to feel as fresh a zombie. The removal of the timer might disappoint purists, though it makes the game more accessible to newcomers. It feels like a series at a crossroads, for sure.