The problem with Deadlight isn’t that it’s a zombie game in 2012. The problem isn’t that it’s a side-scrolling adventure, although there are far too many of those, too.
The real problem with Deadlight, to be released Wednesday on Xbox 360, is that it doesn’t aspire to be anything more than “just another zombie game” or “just another side-scrolling adventure game.” Not a single piece of it will surprise you. You’ve seen it all before, but here it is again in a slightly repackaged way. 5/10