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Dead Island review: Zombie game doesn't live up to the trailer (CBS News)

CBS News: The game tries to take itself seriously, but never explores the psychological trauma of waking up to find your favorite tropical island resort overrun by zombies. Characters feel hollow and the plot is uninspired and never successfully strikes emotional chords.

These shortcomings alone aren't what bring Dead Island to the land of mediocrity. After all, the star attraction here is the exciting and visceral zombie killing, right? No.

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Marcus Fenix1753d ago

what's the definition of living up 2 a trailer?

Kurt Russell1753d ago

Playing as well as it looked?

DasTier1753d ago

Well then what would you say about halo 3 & reaches live action trailers?

Kurt Russell1753d ago (Edited 1753d ago )

Think for a sec...

I think you're confusing the word "playing" with "looking".

They played as excitingly as their trailers made them out to - from what I gather Dead Island is not as fun and exciting as the trailer suggested it might have been. I don't know I haven't played it personally.

I am simply helping Marcus Fenix's comprehension of the article... and now your comprehension of my 6 word explanation.

Feel free to PM me your thanks.

DasTier1752d ago

The trailer didn't seem to to be trying to look fun and exiting, it looked to me like it was showing drama and sadness rather than fun. Showing one family on the resort trying to protect themselves but getting overrun and killed.

manumit1753d ago

The article talks about having "dumb" zombies in the game. Paying not much atention to you and can't open doors....I love that they are "dumb" zombies, not the sprinty ones. Reminds me of the good ol' George A Romero film zombies, or Resident Evil Zombies (old ones). Each to their own i guess.

One-X1753d ago

I think it's just a few people bullying the game.

Zombies are zombies, they're dead, they move, they want to kill you. Zombies are meant to be dumb... what fun is it having a running zombie opening doors, you might as well be playing GTA in first person and having cannibals run after you wanting to claw your brains out.

Yet, if the zombies had clever AI, I bet they'd say 'Zombies are meant to be stupid, not meant to be able to do that, stupid game', Dead Island is finding it hard to win praise, whatever they do is wrong in a lot of reviewers eyes, which is sad to see. The trailer was ages ago... it's like.. get over it already surely?

JsonHenry1753d ago (Edited 1753d ago )

I like the game. And if you thought it was going to live up to the trailer then you have a problem. The trailer was way too awesome for any game to live up to.

Rampaged Death1753d ago (Edited 1753d ago )

It was a trailer !! Many games haven't lived up to their trailer. People should be praising them for the trailer not hurting them.

Fishy Fingers1753d ago

Pretty sure the trailer was made by Axis Animation, not Techland.

Cpt_kitten1753d ago

have to see on Friday when i can buy it, being compared to fallout, borderlands, dead rising and left 4 dead interests me so hopefully it can live up to those

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