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Dead Island: Riptide Review | The Game Scouts

Tin Salamunic: No one can deny the ambition behind the original Dead Island. Its majestic environments and RPG elements fused beautifully with the zombie theme and unique first-person melee combat. Despite its technical hiccups at launch, Dead Island was an immersive adventure with a vast explorable sandbox and superb co-op action. Riptide is the latest entry in Deep Silver’s Zombie slaughter fest but it’s not exactly a sequel, it’s more of a companion piece, a spin off so to speak. The developers themselves compare it to Fallout: New Vegas in terms of its place in the franchise and it’s clear why. Although the game takes place in the same universe and even continues the narrative directly after the predecessor, it stands on its own as an independent title. Nearly all fan feedback has been addressed to make Riptide the ultimate Dead Island experience and I’m happy to report that the result is spectacular. Dead Island Riptide is the most fun I’ve had with a video game this year so far…heck, it’s the most fun I’ve had in years.

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gamernova1106d ago

These things are like low and then high. I think it depends on what the person is looking for. I loved the first dead island and some people gave it a 3 and others a 9. I know what the game will be about similarly to what I know what CoD is going to be about. I like that dead island feel and the leveling up zombies. It is amazing. Others don't share my enthusiasm and that's fine. I am just saying this is where the dramatically different numbers could come from.

EVILDEAD3601106d ago

I agreed.

Can't wait to go back to that game world. Game was a blast.

Evil

Dark5tar11106d ago

I enjoyed the first Dead Island but I did have some criticisms. The story was pretty bad, the graphics were also bad, but I HATE the Chrome engine. Techland needs to refine the engine or drop it, its terrible IMO.

TriangleOffense1106d ago

I loved Dead Island but I swore that if they didnt fix most of if not all the issues from it I would not be buying Riptide, seeing this review makes me want to run out and grab it but then seeing almost every other review makes me think that holding off was the right choice. I know what im in for but that doesnt mean Im willing to spend $50 on it for the same broken experience I had in the first.

Serjikal_Strike1106d ago

Wow, talk about mixed reviews.
Its obvious the low scores were expecting more than just an expansion.
I am happy with just one new character and new setting, especially for $40
Can't wait to try it out for myself