Excerpt: Game development is hard. I'm not saying this from experience, but from a fair share of common sense gained from a world where game developers are having an increasingly difficult time staying afloat. Zombies, however, are a sure bet.
Excerpt: Dead Island: Riptide isn't so much a sequel as it is a standalone extension of 2011's cooperative zombie shooter. Neither the cast of characters nor the Borderlands-style cooperative gameplay have changed significantly, but a new island, new enemies, and some new ideas make Riptide a noticeable...
Excerpt: Dead Island doesn't exactly have a sterling reputation. Techland's open-world zombie adventure was rife with game-breaking bugs when it launched in 2011, so we couldn't help but approach Dead Island Riptide with a healthy dose of cautious optimism.
Pros: The creepy atmosphere, The brutal, weighty combat, Killing zombies with friends
Cons: The cheesy characters and plot, The retread of familiar locations, Running into occasional technical issues
Dead Island: Riptide is a zombie game still searching for brains (review)
22 April 2013
Excerpt: Zombies are everywhere these days, making it harder and harder to actually use them in a new way. Publisher Deep Silver launched Dead Island in 2011, and the title tried to make its mark by combining first-person-shooter and role-playing elements.
Pros: It’s the complete zombie experience Zombie-related media tends to feature a handful of tried-and-true story beats related to living through the apocalypse. A small group of survivors will almost always encounter other survivors. They’ll go scavenging for supplies. Maybe they’ll get in a vehicle a...
Revisit the Nightmare in Paradise | Dead Island Riptide Review
New Gamer Nation
22 April 2013
Excerpt: Dead Island Riptide is the direct sequel to Techland’s 2011 smash hit Dead Island . In Dead Island Riptide , you’ll start your adventure exactly where you left off. However, this time there is a brand new island to explore with lots of action and mystery on its own.
Summary: I think DIR could have been a great coop game but it fell well short on providing a stable network environment and this really spoilt the game for me because I wanted to play the main storyline with a buddy.