Jarrett writes: "At Dying Light’s heart is a game about having fun, and it succeeds at least at that. Freerunning and combat are both executed fairly well, but not perfectly. Crafting doesn’t inspire much, or make weapons reach Borderlands level of ridiculousness, but it is fun to tinker with. The story, though, is droll and the plot, pacing, and tone are schizophrenic messes. Techland comes just short of a truly inspired and unique, but shouldn’t be ignored because of it."