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Dead Island: Riptide Review - GameSpot

Mark goes in search of zombie-killing fun in Dead Island: Riptide, but finds little more than a frustrating mess of half-baked ideas and repetitive combat. (Dead Island Riptide, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 4/10

RTheRebel  +   550d ago
What a surprise
lol
StraightPath  +   550d ago
First one was absolute repititve trash as well no suprise here. No idea how people liked that tedious fetchquest and repititive and poor melee combat and glitched bug ridden of a game. Awful story and characters and gameplay. I am sure only thing was coop that people liked.
Eyeco  +   550d ago
Agreed the first is one of the worst games ive played this gen, repetitive, clunky, buggy, ugly, annoying I'm definitely not buying this game
InTheLab  +   549d ago
Kinda sounds like Skyrim....
Eyeco  +   549d ago
^^^

Skyrim was buggy, but it's gameplay was incredible and offered different play style depending on the perk system which was far more flexible and useful than Dead Island which felt useless, it's world was far more engaging and immersive, it's story was interesting

Dead Island tried to borrow elements off games like Fallout and Borderlands , and a dash of L4D it sounds great on paper but the game just isn't pulled off with is as much finesse, the game's biggest problem is in it's execution, looking at the reviews this seems to have carried off into the sequel, talk about lazy development.
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Kurt Russell  +   550d ago
It's a shame, I liked the original for all its flaws... a 2nd one could have improved upon the formula to make something great.

Ahh well, Who do you voodoo eh?
xPhearR3dx  +   550d ago
This is a game critics will destroy and fans will love. I loved the first one even with all it's flaws. I've already completed the game once and on my second playthough on PC and this one is even better. Many of the problems the first one had, this game fixed. I have come across a few minor bugs here and there, but nothing like the original.

If you loved the first one, pick this up. If you hated or didn't like the first one, don't bother. Everything has been improved i.e revamped, but the core fundamentals are the same.
ABizzel1  +   550d ago
While I'm sure it's quite possibly a half baked attempt (it should have been DLC, not a $60 game full of the same glitches), I can't trust this reviewer. He's stated countless times he's more of a casual gamers playing iOS and Soccer games the majority of the time.
Excalibur  +   550d ago
It's not a $60.00 game it's a $50.00 game.

That said as I recall the first one didn't get great reviews either and I loved it.
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JsonHenry  +   550d ago
The first one didn't get good reviews and I still loved it. I'll be getting this one too.
MariaHelFutura  +   549d ago
Yea, I loved the 1st too. I'll buy this one at some point. Some of my favorite games this gen aren't rated very highly and vice versa. All in all most reviews mean nothing to me.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   550d ago
damn this game is bombing everywhere
pandehz  +   550d ago
'Fetch quest within a fetch quest' bahahahaha innovation extreme.

Hmm I dont get it.

I thought the original bombed hard enough for the series to disappear from existence.

Anyways this one prolly confirmed that.
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Eyeco  +   549d ago
It's because the game sold 5 million copies yeah amazing I know, when there are superior games like Dark Souls, and Ni No kuni which stuggle barely crack a 1 million.

Judging by the amount of hate on the facebook page most people felt cheated by the trailer, that would explain it.
Myst  +   550d ago
Holy crap I thought I saw preview instead of review. Then I saw the score and immediately woke up all I can say is wow...
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Rask  +   550d ago
I already expected that.
e-p-ayeaH  +   550d ago
Dead Island is a decent co-op experience nonetheless im sure fans will have alot of fun with it.

If Dead Island 2 does happen im hoping for big improvements in all aspects of the game.
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Salooh  +   550d ago
Yep. It's about what you expect. It was obvious from the start that this game won't do anything special. Just a normal game and i'm ok with that..

I wouldn't expect any big improvements in dead island 2 even if it's next generation game. This is a small team. If they got a new engine their experience is limited and they will just use the easy path which is a normal thing...
LAWSON72  +   550d ago
I called this as soon as I saw gameplay. The original was a mess and they want to keep the same exact crap. I dont care how much fun coop is for some any game in a open world are fun with friends
WitWolfy  +   550d ago
Could be great for people who never bought the first game who dont mind having repetitive fetch quests...
itz_zombies  +   549d ago
This game is a dog's breakfast.
Dark5tar1  +   549d ago
I kind of liked Dead Island. It was very flawed but it had a great concept and with friends, it was a guilty pleasure. Shame that it wasn't improved on though.
ZeekQuattro  +   549d ago
Look on the plus side. The game will go done in price that much sooner. The first game was a blast until all the glitchs started showing their ugly faces. Loading in a totally different part of the island after saving was game breaking as was noticing some NPC's would not load and the result was me missing out on side missions through no fault of my own.

The reviews make this seem like more of the same which means I'll wait for the eventual patches and a steep price cut. It seems like they didn't put much effort in making improvements over the first.

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