1. Playing as a Mii for more then just sports.
Except for Wii sports, not many games let you use the Mii’s to actually play as yourself, everything else you really didn’t have full control of the character throughout the entire game. Dead Rising Lets you dress up the main Character in many ways, and it even let’s you cross dress and where funny hats. With Mii’s you can change there body shape any how there head looks, but not what they wear, see where I’m going at here? Being able to Make a Mii look like whoever you want, along with being able to dress them however you want could basely mean you can play as anyone in existence along with there wardrobe. This way you’d actually be playing as a Mii for more then short bursts at a time.2. That’s not all Mii’s can be used for.
Eventually, people are going to have dozens of Mii’s roaming around there Mii plaza. So what will they be doing with themselves instead of wandering around the plaza for the rest of there pointless lives? Why not give them a job as a Zombie? Think of how awesome it would be to be going around a Zombie infested Mall and find that Chuck Norris Mii you’ve forgotten you made coming towards you, Zombified. Now picture the same scenario with a Hitler Mii, a Jack Thompson Mii, or even a Mii of your friend. In fact why stop with Zombies? Why not choose which one of your Mii’s will be the main villains and even which will be your partners throughout the story. It would make the adventure all the more personal and give your Mii’s some more use (But I think it would be a good idea if you can make it so certain Mii‘s won‘t get Zombified, like a girlfriend or your parents).3. Wii Controls, if done right, could make the game awesome.
Have anyone you Played a game called Godfather: Blackhand edition? Well I have and it’s thought me that it is possible to make Wii controls that work. All of the executions can detect your movement so well that if it doesn’t respond, 9 times out of 10 its your own fault, and the whole control scheme really made it a blast to play. Now, Back to Dead Rising: Frank (the main character) has a lot of moves in his arsenal to help him get through the Zombie hordes because what fun is killing a Zombie if there aren’t a ton of ways to do it? If done right doing Kung Fu moves to rip out Zombie organs could be 10x more fun then on a standard controller. Combine that with being able to swing weapons and shoot firearms (which was real clumsy in Dead Rising) and you got yourself a smashing good time to be had.4. Frank Takes Pictures!
Wii’s got channels, more then you probably use too often. Well remember that photo channel it has (yes it‘s got a photo channel) that you’ve never used? Well Dead Rising may be able to put it to use. Isn’t one of the most memorable thing about Dead Rising is being able to take a picture of a horde of Zombies and have the word “horror” appear a couple hundred times with an occasional “erotica” due to Zombie cleavage? Well imagine taking that a step further and be able to send them to the photo channel and being able to either add sunglasses to those Zombies or send them to a friend? NiGHTS: Journy Into Dreams will use the wether channle so whats to say games can’t use it’s other channels? It’d be awesome to send a pic of the chainsaw wielding clown right before he kills you to a friend and have a message saying “dude! Look as this guy? Is he scary or what?” And since all you’d be doing is sending pictures, you can send them to anyone on your Wii friend list without any extra codes (like what Elebits did with the map editor).5. Yes the Wii would be most likely to handle it.
If by now your thinking “No way the Gamecube 1.5 could handle the Ub3r 1337n355 of Dead Rising. It can‘t handle that many enemies at once!” well I’m here to tell you it may be more possible then you think. Lets go back to idea #1 and say that all the Zombies would be Mii-esq. characters, (which wouldn‘t clash to much with the main character him/herself being a Mii) which, if you think about it, wouldn’t be too bad as long as you can tell they’re Zombies (not to mention that it would be one easy headshot), The Wii would definitely be able to handle quite a bunch of those things at once. The Mii plaza can look at 100 Mii’s at once, then take into account that there always won’t be that many at once on screen. Mii’s are probably made up of very few pixels so there can be a whole bunch at once without pushing the system too hard. Also take into consideration games like Spartan: Total Warrior for the Gamecube which had lots of enemies on screen:
The Wii is more powerful then the gamecube and it’s most likely Mii’s take up a lot less memory then those solder models. There may have to some sacrifices like taking out monster scenes like this
but I’m sure if you make the Zombies Mii’s you can have any many of them at time as, oh, this:
All in all, maybe it wouldn’t be the 360 Dead Rising but if Capcom was to bring the series over to the Wii there are many reasons why it would rock.