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Submitted by xiren187 1042d ago | review

Dead Island Review - JPS

"The zombie fad is back and the undead have been quickly engulfing the gaming scene. With gamers enjoying Left4Dead, Dead Rising, Undead Nightmare, and Call of Duty’s zombies mode, it’s easy to see how saturated the market is with the living dead. Techland is looking to add to this expanding list with their newest title Dead Island." - JPS (Dead Island, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 4.5/5

fluffydelusions  +   1042d ago
The reviews on this game are very mixed...
Myst  +   1042d ago
Agreed seems like it will probably stick in at around 8 or so. Though due to the day one patch I wonder if that will change some of the reviews or not since their are a lot of bug fixes going on.

http://www.shoptonews.net/2...
fluffydelusions  +   1042d ago
Yeah, I think I will pick it up anyway since I'll need something till gears 3 comes out.
Myst  +   1042d ago
Heh seems like everyone is going to be going for this game until other stuff comes out. For me it will be until KoF13 and Dark Souls comes out.
LightofDarkness  +   1042d ago
It seems like people who really enjoyed Fallout 3 will quite like the game. Those who found it to be a dull or overly directionless affair will not.

While I liked Fallout 3, I liked the IDEA of Fallout 3 more than the actual game, and it seems like this is a similar enough experience. I doubt I will be picking this one up, though I can understand why others wouyld enjoy it.
DanSolo  +   1042d ago
I don't understand why when it comes to Zombies people keep saying about saturation... There is saturation in about every area, but suddenly when it comes to the Living Dead it is a big issue!

I mean let's be honest.... how many RECENT and GOOD Zombie movies have there been?

There has only been 1 Zombie TV show and that has been recent!

And when it comes to games it has only been fairly recently that we have had a glut of them.... and some like L4D are not on every platform.
Most Zombie games have not been great, and most Zombie fans are still waiting for that definitive Zombie experience!

So why do the people who do not like Zombies, or have grown bored of them feel the incessant need to complain about there being too many?
Can't they just NOT play them?
Perhaps go play something else?

I personally am still waiting to play the ultimate Zombie game, and waiting for a few more Decent Zombie movies to come out (as let's be honest... most are shit).
Dead Island looks like a big step in the right direction... and I look forward to playing it... but I don't think it is the Zombie game I am waiting for!

EDIT: and I'm not talking about this thread... just in general people complaining about too many Zombie games!
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Daver  +   1042d ago
Zombieland was awesome!
DanSolo  +   1042d ago
Yeah I agree, I liked Zombieland.... not a great "Zombie" movie.... but a good horror/comedy Zombie movie!
One-X  +   1042d ago
Some people are forgiving on small bugs, or parts of the game like bad voice acting and bad storyline. But some guys however, are quite cynical about the bugs this game has.

Personally I'd rate it around the 8 mark, but reviews of 6 and etc for this game seem crazy... It's a gorgeous open world zombie RPG game, with the game mechanics and the style, that to me is deserving of at least an 8. Haters gonna hate though.

Fallout 3 with zombies is the way I sum up my thoughts on this game. And I loved Fallout 3 despite it's bugs. >.>
unknownhero1123  +   1042d ago
what I don't get though is that some reviews are saying it's nothing like the trailer. I can't speak for the main story but some of the side quests are dark and depressing. seriously, watch some of the side quests on youtube. they do at least come close to fitting the feel of the trailer.

as for the mixed reviews, this is an new IP and sometimes people can be really harsh towards them.
Revolver_X_  +   1042d ago
I think any new IP these days gets no love. I mean I completely agree. 8 seems like a very accurate score. I watched as much of the videos on youtube that i wanted to without ruining my experience. im still impressed with the game. Graphical particulars like mouths moving and buggies here and there. What do you expect with the shear vastness of the world. i for one am sick of reviewers and fans alike bashing on anything that isnt Call of Duty, Halo, or Gears of War. But new IPs are in an uphill battle nowadays. the review of this game from IGN seems to be the most objective and realistic review of the game. either buy it or not, but quit with the comments on how theres too many great titles this winter. it's just now turning fall season. that excuse is not valid, just dont comment period.
Outsider-G  +   1042d ago
I need to choose btwn this and Gears 3. I think I'll pick this up when it gets cheaper since I'm more interested in the story/MP of Gears.

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