[PS3, 360, PC] Dead Island

Discussion in 'Games' started by Reynar_Tedros, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Trailer

    I know for sure I won't be playing it, but for horror/suspense fans this looks great. That's one hell of a trailer.

    Also, there's a recut trailer that flows in chronological order here.
  2. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    That does indeed look very cool. I'll have to check that out some more.
  3. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    Why won't you be playing it?

    It looks cool and the trailer is awesome (not as awesome when re-cut, admittedly) but I'm afraid it'll Dead Rising on an island...
  4. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    It is a very good trailer but I won't be surprised if this ends up being a Left 4 Dead clone or something.
  5. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Because I'm a pansy. Horror games and I don't mix.

    Also, Hollywood's already itching to make it into a movie. Click. :oops:
  6. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    What? We've only just seen a trailer and already they want to make it into a film? That's just crazy.
  7. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    That's Hollywood for you.:rolleyes: :oops:

    I remember Dead Island back when it was competing against L4D while Dead Rising was still fresh in people's minds. No one really paid much attention to it back then (despite me vaguely remembering how the features sounded rather cool) only getting a couple of flimsy articles in dedicated game mags. Now it seems to have taken the net by storm.

    Says a lot about the power of a computer animated, cinematic trailer IMO.
  8. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I think it says more about the state of society, IMO. Most people see an article and go 'TL;DR' or don't look very hard for stuff that's not on the net, but they'll watch a video because they just have to sit there and enjoy. That said, and I might be overly cynical there, but a picture really does paint a thousand words, and a of in game action can tell you more than an article can.
  9. Chance the Jedi Force Ghost

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    Jeez, what a depressing trailer.
  10. hudzu Chosen One

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    everything i've read says open world with rpg elements. not very l4d sounding to me.
  11. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I think more STALKERish.
  12. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    Trailers are often misleading, I don't even watch them. How many games (and movies) look awesome in trailers and turn out to be crap?
  13. Chance the Jedi Force Ghost

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    Perfect example: TFU II
  14. Chewgumma Chosen One

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  15. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    There's a video on the 360 about Dead Island. It looks really good.
  16. Valyn Force Ghost

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    I love L4D nut never got into Dead Rising.

  17. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    There's another OXM Report on Dead Island. The more I hear about this game the better it sounds. I'm still not convinced I'll get it just yet, but I am looking forward to what will come out about it at E3.
  18. JasperMereel_ Jedi Knight

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    From what I have seen of it,it looks sweet. I would love to see how the game plays out.
  19. Valyn Force Ghost

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    So this comes out today. Any reviews yet?
  20. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Sadly the local game shop where I'm buying it isn't having a midnight release, but I'll post impressions tomorrow. IGN gave it an 8/10 and called it "Fallout 3 with zombies."
  21. zacparis VIP

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    Isn't Fallout 3 "Fallout 3 with zombies"? :p

    Pre-ordered it on Steam. Just waiting for it to unlock.
  22. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    I'll pass. For now.

    I love Zombies as much as the next guy, but this just looks like L4D: Caribbean Vacation.
  23. Valyn Force Ghost

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    The Gamespot review I read said that this game borrows heavily from L4D, but does a clumsy job doing so. Plus it's focus isn't on coop/online like L4D was. Rather, it seems to focus more on RPG elements and up-close action (not quite RPG, not quite FPS).

    Apparently it does many things well but I would love if this game had offline coop like L4D does. While L4D's online multiplayer was superb, playing L4D offline makes for some great fun if you have friends over (or if you have a significant other who also loves zombies). Sadly, this won't be on my wish list seeing as how it lacks offline coop. :(
  24. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    I heard a patch was released on the day of release to fix 37 in game issues. 37...

    I'm sorry but if the game was that unpolished then a release delay was in need. Consider my interest in the game dead. (Pun not intended)
  25. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

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    I'm tempted to reserve judgement until learned internet writing peoples make comments (rock paper shotgun will do). Remember Vampire Bloodlines? Bugged to high heaven, one of the greatest PC games ever.