Summary: Dead Island Riptide banks on you having really loved Dead Island . We're talking love to an unquenchable degree. Did you adore Dead Island , could you not get enough of its boundless slaughter and tropical zombie abominations?
Dead Island: Riptide is a zombie game still searching for brains (review)
22 May 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...
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.
Summary: It starts promisingly enough: a mad dash off a sinking ship, a military coup, and a zombie horde just aching to be shown the business end of a shotgun. And then, just like that, the promise is taken away.
Conclusion: "Though its story falls flat, Riptide still manages to build and maintain an immense amount of tension." "The brutal, weighty melee combat is a well-designed experience you won't find anywhere else...
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
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...