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Gaming Dead Island Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 18 Sep 2011.

  1. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    you like sveti baby! lol some of it was good though.. I mean I was way too hard on it till saw the jungle- it got better

    wow 90c.. I believe you too
     
  2. paith

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    I was quite skeptical before actually playing the game, it's nothing like the promotional teaser they released a few months back. I was led to believe that this will be a realistic zombie survival game with a decent storyline, but it turns out to be an action RPG lootfest with bland characters.

    Thought I'd give it a miss when a friend bought me a copy to play coop with him. The game is riddled with bugs which is a worrying trend in the gaming industry (release now, fix later), however it is admittedly quite enjoyable. There's something about the loot system that will keep most players hooked (look at Diablo 2, WoW, Torchlight), and I think it's very similar to Borderlands. Killing zombies with ridiculous weapons such as poison katana might sound bizarre, but it is very satisfying.

    So from a game design point of view Dead Island deserves its mediocre score, but it is still a fun game to play with a few friends.
     
  3. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I've not reached the jungle yet so might be & I hope so that I'm being too hard on it :D & yeah the you like sveti baby was funny lol, spent most of my time in the game wandering around the map doing flying kicks at the zombies & getting chased lol :D currently in the sewers part of the game so don't know how far off I am from the jungle.

    The tool to run this well is here, constantly being updated :thumb:.
    http://www.theplaywrite.com/tools-a...nd-apply-tweaks-without-having-to-edit-files/

    Possibly why my 580 was getting so hot also is it's a palit brand sonic overclocked one which got recalled & I didn't know they got recalled around the time so it could be I have an iffy one :( but it's fine for every other game so unsure.
     
  4. thehippoz

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    noticed the temp on my ati card was higher than other games too..

    nice tweaker =] yeah jungle comes later and the prison, I'd avoid the bathrooms
     
  5. S1W1

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    Shame, I had very high expectations after the brilliant trailer, but it sounds like a another perfectly fun (but repetitive) game which doesn't really manage to offer anything new.

    I'll be sticking to Portal atm which I downloaded yesterday for free from Steam (the giveaway runs to the 20th if you haven't already got it) and is absolutely fantastic.
     
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    *Snipped out some rather nasty words*

    Mod says: Go away you horrid person.
     
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  7. demonisch

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    Glad I got the game before reading the review. I've played over 15 hours up to now and still loving the game. The graphics are great; bright and warn instead of Fallout's boring brown colours. The quests are not repetitive, and they certainly do not involve going through the same warehouse/cave etc all the time like Dragon Age 2. There are some really stand out emotional points, such as discussing killing a 10 year old girl who has been bitten but has not turned yet (listen to the radio when in the city).

    The game is not perfect though. Fortunately I have not run into any of the bugs people have talked about so far. However weapons degrade very quickly, switching weapons is a real pain and there are some points that disconnect the role playing. E.g. near the start they refer to your character as "he" even if you are playing a female character.

    Overall though I give this game 90%. If you like Just Cause 2 then I recommend this game.
     
  8. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    I got hold of this installed it, and then played it for 2 hour's solid and uninstalled it, the graphic's are a joke and not to mention the stupid control's.

    Swinging the bat's and hammor's etc a thousand times and hit them twice, makes the hit detection on this game worse than on Black Op's which I thought was impossible to make something worse.

    Sorry but I cannot recommend this to anybody not even a zombie killing fan as it's just to annoying.

    I cannot understand developers lately graphic's from 5 or more years ago, limited story line or non existent and stupid control's.
     
  9. r8bwp

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    I`m on my 4th play through, and still have not found the fourth skull(not the damned village quest), guess i`ll be resorting to youtube. lots of bugs, but i`m enjoying it. steam says ive put in 180 hrs,just checked the statistics and its 164hrs, I would dearly have loved for more zombies, they seem to congregate in batches of 5, why no hordes. Even the most basic game play and you`l complete it.
     
  10. demonisch

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    Are you playing the console version? I am playing the PC version at 1920*1080 with all graphics at maximum and in my opinion the graphics are amazing. Not up to the original Crysis standard, but a lot nicer than a lot of "realistic" gloomy brown tinted graphics found in a lot of FPS games.
     
  11. spectre456

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    The front page does say "gaming>xbox 360"
     
  12. Xcellente

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    Just another zombie game; pretty much dead rising 2 but on an island and just as repetitive
     
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