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Dear Dead Island: WTF?

SG: Zombies have infested the gaming landscape in the recent years. Whether they be the fast zombies of Left 4 Dead, the shambling ones of Dead Rising, or the more intelligent ones of Resident Evil, zombies have filled nearly every crevice in gaming. Even Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty added some zombies for good measure. Past the point of peak popularity, zombies have saturated the market, and everyone is sick of them. Zombies have practically done everything — except tell a serious story.

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MidnytRain2690d ago (Edited 2690d ago )

"Instead, we get cheesy one-liners and XP points for zombie-killing."
How much of this game have we actually seen? Eleven minutes? Also, I'm not sure if the author knows this is an RPG(-esque). ;)

@tigertron
It's hilarious even when you remember that the number of zombie-killing games is dwarfed by the number of people-killing games.

@RedDeadDestroyer
If nothing else they know how to make a good trailer. It definitely isn't alone; those trailers for MMOs (like the Star Wars one) show off all this high-octane action, but they never actually play like that, lol. For all we know, we may get some good emotion stuff in there. You wouldn't happen to be a female by any chance, would you?

@MYK1992, akaFullMetal
Me, too. This isn't the typical zombie slaughter fest; from what I've seen, the player's actions need to be a bit calculated. I still plan on getting this game at some point. I just wish it released next year to give me some time.

@soundlike
"So, now you bitch on the internet about everything except the real problem: YOURSELF"
Let's be fair, dude. I don't think anyone's going to b**** about himself. XD

Tony P2690d ago (Edited 2690d ago )

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect an advertisement to reflect the product.

The trailer has done it's job as a marketing tool, but if it did it by basically lying, and the game is not at all reflective of the tone of the game, or entirely lacks that emotional impact... that's a bit dishonest of them.

If (and it's still a big 'if') the game is not very faithful to the trailer, people will have the right to bitch about it.

tigertron2690d ago

One cannot have too many zombies.

Dead Island is a game I'm really looking forward to.

RedDead2690d ago

That trailer with the little girl was a stupid idea. COmpletely opposite to their game. In reality Zombies would be a depressing experiance. I will still get the game, i like RPG's, I like dead rising and I like L4D and I like free roam. So i'll get it. BUt still, just 1 serious zombie game of this calibre? Resident evil could have done it age's ago but they turned it into complete action.

Miiikeyyy2690d ago

Well i thought Dead Island looked sweet!

soundslike2690d ago

N4G lately is just a cesspool of haters' blogs who really should just move on with their lives if they are THAT hard to please with games.

Yea, so you're older, your brain doesn't hand out free chemical buzzes as much as it did when you were younger, and thus the simple things about gaming no longer amuse you. So, now you bitch on the internet about everything except the real problem: YOURSELF

Hopefully people start to wake up to this, most ,unfortunately, don't realize this until they have a kid themselves and remember what it meant to actually be amazed.

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