We never realized just how true to life Capcom's Dead Rising
actually was until we experienced Christmas shopping this past
holiday season. Zombies in a mall never gets old, just ask George
Romero. Since Capcom does zombies better than anyone, Dead Rising
turned out great and surprisingly didn't play at all like a
rehashed, luke warm spin-off of Cap's other undead classic,
They said it couldn't be done, but who are "they"
anyway? Deadly Silence was a remixed version of the original
Resident Evil made specifically for the Nintendo DS. Rebirth
mode was the S.T.A.R. (get it?) of the show, featuring new puzzles
and a lot more action. One thing was evident after playing this
game on the DS; the original RE still can provide chills and
thrills even on the small screen.
Atlus really pushed the envelope with their tale of despair
that centered around the twisted child denizens of a 1930's
orphanage. Rule of Rose was entirely story-driven, which was
the game's only saving grace as the fighting mechanics were
spotty at best. Thankfully combat didn't play a large part
in the game as most enemies (aside from bosses) could be avoided.
Those who did take a chance on RoR were most likely very entertained
by its engrossing mystery.