14539928So word of warning before you pick this up:  It may not be a good idea unless you’ve actually finished the first Dead Rising game.

I saw Dead Rising: Road to Fortune at work, and was able to read it fairly quickly.  I liked it, the story was fun and interesting, but it gives a lot away if you haven’t played the first game all the way through.

I’ve played the first Dead Riding, but not finished it. I was still able to keep up fairly well with the story line, but several things didn’t make sense to me because I did not have that background, and the ending was a bit of a sudden, screeching halt because this is meant to be a bridge between Dead Rising 1 & 2.

Here we are introduced once more to our intrepid hero Frank West has survived the events of the first game, has his own show that’s cancelled two pages in, and now wants to get back into the reporting game, which eventually leads him to Las Vegas during another outbreak.  Cue Dead Rising 2.

And that’s really the gist of it.  You learn more about what happened to some other popular characters, and no offense to them but isn’t everyone really interested in Frank?

So final verdict?  Good.  I liked it.  Won’t buy it, but it’s worth it if you’re a big fan of the games.

Coming up, Supernatural: Rite of Passage by Jon Passarella

13414615Thirty years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father taught the boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners of America… and how to kill it.

Laurel Hill, New Jersey is beginning to look like one of the unluckiest places on Earth when a series of mishaps hit the town. But Sam and Dean suspect it’s more than just bad luck. Along with Bobby Singer, the brothers soon realize that a powerful Japanese demon is encouraging the chaos. But the demon has bigger plans and they are going to need to make their own luck to stop it.