19 hours completion time. 30+ if you do everything I assume. Directx9 graphics for the consoles and unfortunately PC gamers alike. I hope a DX10 or 11 patch is released but I doubt it. Muddy textures up close, adequate lighting effects. In general subs-standard graphics (of course characters look a bit more detailed). Don't believe the graphics praising, it's console gamer banter and people who are probably blind or easily pleased.
To put it bluntly it's Dead Rising 2 in 1st person mode with fewer zombies. There's a tiny variation of enemies - zombies (either wlaking or running), poisonous zombies, a fat vomitting zombie, a suicide bomber zombie, the straight jacket ram zombie and the thug, a zombie without hands who's a bit hyper, "punks" who are uninfected and usually carry guns and the end boss who was just another thug but who could run.
Weapons break too quickly and by the end of the game you're spending over 2k on repairs per weapon. Combat tip that'll see you through over half the game. Spring, jump kick (zombie falls over), one hit in the head with a powerful blunt weapon (zombie dead), rinse repeat throughout 70% of the game....boring.
Carrying 12 weapons made it too easy from the start and unlimited amount of misc items to make stuff with. Although Dead Rising had misc and weapons within the same menu, this made it somewhat of a challenge, even though that game was far too easy as well. Online co-op is ok, unless you're a higher level then everyone else struggles because the zombies are at your level and it just causes issues.Driving was unrealistic, reminded me of Saints Row where cars have unrealistic grip. Visual damage to vehicles is verging on non existent. I mean cars smoke, windows get damaged etc but crashing is unrealistic, nothing you hit gets moved or anything. Shooting out of cars whilst a passenger was quite fun.
Good points - some nice variations of locations, shooting whilst a passenger in a car....that's about all the good points I can think of.
All in all a mediocre game, some replayability, depends what you go for in a game but for me this was boring, far too easy and just never pay attention to hype.