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Submitted by mathsman 1005d ago | news

Creative Producer: ‘Dead Island: Riptide is not a Sequel’ [Inc. New Screenshots]

The issue of the ‘1.5’ reputation plagues many a sequel, when audiences set their expectations so high that anything short of a giant leap forward will see the videogame considered a revision rather than an innovation by many. While developers and publishers are often quick to dismiss any such idea, Deep Silver isn’t so worried about this reputation being attached to the forthcoming Dead Island: Riptide. In fact, they positively encourage it. (Dead Island, Dead Island 2, Dead Island Riptide, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

ChrisR2131  +   1005d ago
If it's not a sequel, what the hell is it?
shaun mcwayne  +   1004d ago
Its just a cash grab. I think.
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ChrisR2131  +   1004d ago
Agreed.
Zichu  +   1005d ago
I don't understand why they keep saying it's not a sequel... If it follows on from the previous game, then it's a sequel.
Tdmd  +   1005d ago
“Dead Island: Riptide is the next instalment in the Dead Island franchise but it is not the sequel to Dead Island.”
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“We wanted to provide more ‘Dead Island’ to players relatively fast and also to continue the story where we had left off, so it made sense to use the same – but improved – engine as Dead Island. The core mechanics are the same and a lot of things are familiar.”

So, they kept the name, engine, core mechanics and are continuing the story of their previous game, but this Dead Island is NOT a sequel to the last Dead Island... wtf?
nikrel  +   1005d ago
Think of Di:R as the nest episode of DI not season 2.

This isn't Dead Island 2, i'm sure a true sequel will be " Dead World " or something of that nature.

Seems more like an expansion(pack) of the current story, not a new story & maybe Deep Silver thinks a all brand new story will be Dead Island 2.
Tres21  +   1004d ago
o so its not a sequel does that mean its gonna cost less than a sequel?
Topshelfcheese  +   1004d ago
I think it's more like Assassins Creed Brotherhood or Revelations. They weren't full sequel's just very large DLC for the same game.

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