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The entire game is set in a massive mansion and its surrounding area. It's very quiet, spacious, and has many locked doors that will pique your interest. You'll gradually unlock more of the mansion, slowly uncovering its mysteries. This includes hidden passages, secret laboratories, and rot...
Resident Evil HD skillfuly balances visibility and tension with fixed camera angles. It can be the view from behind a fence as your character passes it by, giving you a sense of looming danger. It can be an upwards angle on a giant statue, making it seem more imposing. Or it can be the zoomed out...
The developers have done a great job of balancing difficulty of the puzzles. You'll still have to look for clues, reading through documents and examining objects, but it won't ever feel daunting. It won't feel too easy either, giving you a sense of accomplishment when you open that secr...
In various areas you won't be able to see the enemies on-screen because of the fixed camera angles. This might make combat somewhat unpleasant since you won't be sure if you're hitting the enemy or how far they are. The auto-aim function helps with that by pointing your character towar...
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition offers plenty of side missions so players can take breaks from the main story line as well as lots and lost of collectibles. Taking the time to collect or complete side missions makes for plenty of hours spent in game.
The combat in the game never gets old as there is always a new weapon to try out which makes for so many different ways to fight enemies depending on the weapon being used. This is basically a sandbox of killing zombies, there are so many combinations of doing so that one can be hard pressed to rep...
There are blueprints found throughout the gameworld that can be used to modify existing weapons in a wide variety of ways by adding various elements to them and creating weapons such as enemy-seeking grenades, exploding throwing stars, and makeshift bats with nails through them.
As you collect resources like metals and wood from around the open world, you'll return to your base where you can improve the structures to better protect you from the zombie invasion. Building more walls and tougher enclosures will be your main focus to help make sure you have a place to esca...
The Fox Engine used for Metal Gear Survive looks great, with human faces and models that look believable, and great textures for environments. Characters are fine to look at during cutscenes, almost true-to-life in how realistic they seem at times. Even though the open world itself is pretty empty,...
The multiplayer is basically the same horde mode against countless zombies, except you get to play with other people. Nothing feels new or exciting here, other than how easy it is to obtain resources here compared to the tedium of single-player mode. Other than that, it's the same gameplay with...
It's frustrating that you can only have one save file for free. If you want to make a new save slot for another playthrough, you'll have to fork over $9.99 USD first. Gating such an integral game mechanic behind a microtransaction is unnecessary.
Whether you're fighting with a spear or a bow and arrow, combat is incredibly bland, with the same repeating animations over and over. Battles with spears are the worst offenders, since your character will do the same 1-2-3 motion over and over again. Combat lacks weight and realism and will pr...
At first, you'll notice that zombies do quite a lot of damage to you, but there are a few simple ways to deal with them that cheapens the entire game. Hitting enemies while you're on higher ground from them keeps you from taking any damage whatsoever, making these battles trivial. You'...
Cutscenes are really boring, lacking the inventiveness that the Metal Gear series is known for. There isn't much flavor to the cutscenes or voice acting to keep you invested in the story. Important segments will show slides of dialog with the character's picture while their voice actors dro...
As you run around the world, you'll have to manage your hunger, thirst, and stamina, with constant reminders from the game when you need to watch out for these three things. Your AI companion is in charge of telling you when you need to eat food, drink water, or slow down to conserve your stami...
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Metal Gear Survive
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ProBase-building is great for those who like to micromanage small details
ProOnly costs $39.99 USD at launch
ConHunger, thirst, and stamina reminders are a pain
ConPhoned-in story presentation
ConFights against zombies are easily exploitable
ConCombat is bland and boring
ConExtra save slots locked behind real money purchases
ConBare-bones, tacked-on multiplayer
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