Summary: I know I'll get heat for this but I just didn't like this game. It never felt right the whole time I played it. Kinda clunky and awkward is a good way to explain it. The idea and story itself are good, but the gameplay I felt fell far short of being great. I'll probably give the next game a try and hopefully they address some of the issues with this one. Graphics were ok, I wasn't overly impressed with them nor did I think they were awful.
Summary: I was smitten with this game when I first played it, I loved the idea of zombies combined with the tropical scenery, especially from Banoi. But, after a while, it becomes evident that the weapon system was semi-ripped off from Borderlands, minus the fact that there are melee weapons that can break and be thrown, as well as grenades.
Summary: First off.. This game has many technical flaws. A pinch of my quests were bugged,causing me to start over checkpoint to continue -______-.. and the graphics are very mediocre. The game has difficulty loading explosions and several enemies running everywhere, flames, water textures.. And throughout it gets very very annoying and ruins the experience.
Summary: Dead Island is a game. Dead Island is a game with Zombies in it. Dead Island is a game with Zombies in it, and some pretty big flaws to its design. See how daunting it might have been to read the above? Thats how the game felt to me by the end of my month with this game. I just kind of wanted it to end. Dead Island at its core concept is a very fun game, Kill zombies in first person, without a large focus on shooting or being a mega-soldier.
Summary: I was looking for a new zombie game after having fun with Left For Dead 1 & 2 on-line. The is much slower as a game than those games. I didn't like it at all at first but after I got use to the game play it grew on me. It is more like Fall Out the LFD 1 & 2. Still like LFD more.
Summary: This game is a lot of fun, make no mistake. My husband and I bought it for the PC and argued over who got to play at any given time enough that I ordered a copy for the Xbox as well! In my opinion, it's even more fun on the Xbox; it's scarier on our tv (which, admittedly, is a decent 42 inch HD LCD), the controls for driving vehicles are easier/better for me, and overall the gameplay feels a little bit smoother. The cons: 1. No way to map controls on the console version.
Summary: The comparisons with Borderlands is not without merit, but with some significant bugs and user interface oddities, it makes this game hard to like, but due to fun gameplay, good level design, and a neat environment, this games is saved from the brink of ruin. It's nice to be able to have friends jump in and out of the campaign, but the combat in the game makes the single player experience just as compelling.