The price that is being offered for this game is highly worth it. The game is more of a huge DLC pack than any thing else. I would have gladly paid this much in order to just download all the content on this game for DR2.
Any way, if you're a fan of Dead Rising 2, every thing will be familiar here. Controls, map, characters, everything, but with some new additions. A new area has been added to the game which will add further fun and exploration to the game. New combo weapons also enter the game, which tend to take more of a comedic take on killing zombies.
Although not surprising, the plot/story itself is a little lacking in detail. Its pretty much the exact same as Dead Rising 2. Hell, alot of the cutscenes are the exact same, but with Frank's character model and voice used instead of Chucks. All the old Psychopaths also have the same cutscenes, as well as the survivors. I'm not exactly complaining, but it would have been nice to see something new to look at.
Also, I am extremely happy they finally added checkpoints in to the game. There is now no going back to the last place you saved the game when you die. Thank god.
Sandbox mode is really what makes this game though. The ability to just jump in to the game without a needing to worry about the story is just awesome. Being able to do WHAT EVER YOU WANT is really what I've been looking for since Dead Rising 1's Infinite mode with that pesky hunger bar. You can also save you game in Sandbox mode to continue your carnage at a later time. A great addition.
It also adds fun challenges for you to do in single player, as well as unique co-op challenges to tackle with a friend.
Overall, this game is well worth the 18 pounds I spent on it, and I've only played it for a total of just over 2 and a half hours. A recommended buy for any new comer to the Dead Rising series, or any one who didn't get the 'kick' they were wanting out of Dead Rising 2.