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First ‘Dead Rising’ DLC a flop

Feb 6, 2014

By John Powell - G4 Canada

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Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken EagleJust when you thought it was safe to go back to Los Perdidos, ‘Operation Broken Eagle’ has landed.

The first of four downloadable episodes for Xbox One’s ‘Dead Rising’ - ‘Broken Eagle’ - attempts to fill in some of the storyline gaps. Ever wonder how that military helicopter ended up a charred shell in the middle of Los Perdidos? Well, wonder no more.

Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane and his brigade are none too happy with the way the President has dealt with the zombie plague. On their way to permanently rectify the situation, they are shot down by some mischievous bikers but Kane survives the crash. 

In contact with his commanding officer, Kane searches for other survivors and any evidence of their traitorous plans. As you bulldoze through the zombie hordes, you will also encounter soldiers and secret service agents who don’t share your plans of impeaching the President with an AK-47.

The bulk of Broken Eagle’s missions require you to rescue comrades, clear areas, obtain vehicles and build this or that. Be prepared for tons of traveling as you will criss-cross the city many times in order to complete your objectives.

Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken EagleChapter One is more of ‘Dead Rising 3’ and that’s a good thing for die-hard fans but even with the travel time, Chapter One only takes three hours to complete at most and offers no places to visit, no boss battles and no cooperative play. This is somewhat of a letdown even if you factor in the $10.00 price tag. That’s just far too much for far too little.

You do get five new weapons including a shield and a mini-gun, an Armadillo tank and a new blueprint to create a combo weapon but that’s little conciliation when expectations like opening doors or exploring areas that you couldn’t as Nick in the original game or just being able to play along with a friend are not possible.

‘Dead Rising 3’ was the flagship launch title for the Xbox One and as such deserved a far better follow-up than this. ‘Operation Broken Eagle’ flutters when it should have soared.

Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle
Format: Xbox One
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom Vancouver
ESRB Rating: M for Mature
Official Site: http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/games/dead-rising-3

Rating: 3 / 10

 
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