Edit Oct 7 - Thanks to everyone's advice I beat the game! The biggest advice came from coming to terms with I'm not supposed to be able to do everything on my first play through. Rather, I focused on the cases and got survivors time permitting.
Hey guys - I was hoping you could help me out.
It being October, I've decided I'd like to try and stay thematic with my games this month and play games appropriate for Halloween. Since I kind of non-ironically like zombies, the first game I'm going to tackle is Dead Rising. I bought the game on day of release years ago but just never got quite into it, and I think part of the reason was that I just never understood the right way to play it.
I'm not looking for a FAQ or walk through, just general advice on how I should be playing. I'm not supposed to be able to beat 72 hour mode on a single run try, right? I think this is the hardest thing for me to come to terms with. Rather, I need to play until I die, start over with my leveled up Frank, and make another run at it, right?