Firstly the style of combat is now more revolved around guns, than the orignal xbox style of picking up whatever you want to kill zombies is less availble to the player. Thankfully in this version of the game some annoying features of the 360s dead rising have been removed, there is no longer a time limit on the whole story line and sub missions are now much easier to read, however by doing this the game has become easier and will be less appealing to those who enjoy a challenge.
The storyline of Dead Rising is good, but certain parts can become frustrating such as in many parts of the game you will have to complete side missions before continuing the main story line. The resident evil 4 engine works well on the game, another problem alot of in game events were moved into side mission or removed, which ruins the unexpected occurance of having to save people from zombies or other people.
However two new modes were added to make up for losses the 360 had which the wii can't handle, one mode is a shooting mini game and another is bunch of levels you have to do with certain requirements and can be quite entertaining.
Overall the amount of content avalible offers a fair amount of game time and secret unlockables are still avalible for this version. If you enjoyed the original dead rising or other capcom survival game then this game will be a good choice but it is generally nothing that special about it compared to the original.