Friday, 30 July 2010

More Than 3,000 Zombies On Screen Is A Little Much Apparently



Shin Ohara, co-producer on upcoming sequel, Dead Rising 2 has commented that too many zombies on screen can ruin a game. Ohara stated the team tested the game's tech with around 7,000 zombies on screen at one time and felt it ruined the experience:
“Last year at Captivate we did a demo. We had a strip — It was probably like 10 meters wide and 200 meters long. We filled it with about 7,000 zombies. After about 3,000, you can’t really tell the difference because it fills up the screen anyway. Over 3,000, it ruins the experience. It’s not a game anymore."

“We can show about 7,000 zombies if we wanted to, our technology is not limiting us. If the game only shows about 500 zombies or 1,000 zombies, that’s not the game’s limit. We have just enough so that people have fun with the zombies and the gameplay is rewarding."

“We want people to use a lot of weapons, and they need to be able to move around to use it against zombies. Traversing the space shouldn’t be a pain, but it needs to be a challenge as well. We didn’t want to fill a room out of zombies where you had to wiggle your way out."

“Rather, you can jump over them, kick them, or go around them. There are many ways that you can deal with the zombies.”
We definitely want this game. It's out on September 28th in the US and October 1st in the UK. The Xbox Live Arcade exclusive 'Case Zero' DLC is out on August 31st.

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