Excerpt: The first thing I have to say is that I am not madly in love with zombies, I am not a follower of all things zombie but I quite like the zombie concept. When “that” trailer blew everybody away a few months back I think I can safely say that everybody’s ears pricked up, their eyes widened and Dead...
Excerpt: After six years in development, Techland has come up with a nuts-and-bolts zombie experience simulator. Somewhere in its genetic code is a shade of Left 4 Dead's zombie types, a bit of Dead Rising's crafting system, and Borderlands' preference for co-op.
Summary: If you have kept up with any news on Dead Island, you would think that the game is the epitome of being infested with bugs, and an unfortunate release. People who purchased the digital copies of the game were given the developer version that had features, which made the game a mess, and some of...
Summary: Ambition can only take a game so far. The inconsistent experience in Dead Island is testament to that, with a selection of surprisingly good gameplay mechanics somewhat overshadowed by technical issues and a bad story.
Pros: Deep and enjoyable Crafting System, Fun with friends, Quests don't get repetitive
Cons: Pervasive technical issues, Weak story with offensively racist characters, Boss fights are rare and uninspired
Excerpt: This was a fun game. I know you''''re probably thinking "What''''s so fun about another zombie FPS?" Well truth is, it''''s not your average FPS. You actually level your weapons, upgrade your weapons, and even create your own weapons. With the right supplies and weapon parts of coarse.
Excerpt: Dead Island is Borderlands meets Left 4 Dead set in Far Cry with the melee of Condemned . I wanted something less abrupt to start with, but this game is a Normandy beach landing away from hitting the FPS singularity (not to be confused with the FPS titled Singularity ).
Excerpt: Imagine you’re on holiday with your family. It’s a gorgeous beach resort, you’re staying in a villa with a sweet pool, a short walk from the beach bar or the hiking trails inland. Your family are all sat in the sun, reading or splashing around in the pool. Everyone is completely at peace.
Excerpt: x Dead Island is a classic example of art imitating life. By the very definition of the term, Dead Island can easily be considered to be a bit of a zombie itself. Originally scheduled for release in 2008, the game was repeatedly delayed and assumed killed off until a new emotional trailer featuring...
Conclusion: Dead Island's saving grace is its open-world approach, cool custom weapons and fun coop. Nonetheless, Techland created a perfect foundation for a cool, RPG-flavored survival horror game, but forgot to polish it, in addition to providing a dull narrative.
Pros: An addictive coop survival horror experience that may keep you and your friends up to your necks in zombie blood for hours and hours, vast areas to explore, detailed weapon customization;
Cons: No local coop (wtf?), some bugs remain even after applying the patch, single-player lacks more interesting story and characters.