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Submitted by LewisDenby 1543d ago | review

Dead Island review [BeefJack]

BeefJack: "The combat hits its lowest point when guns are introduced. Gunfights are a tedious stepping stone between you and your objective, and you’re unable to go in close-quarters when faced with humans with ranged weapons. As a result, the single unique premise of Dead Island – that it’s a close quarters, first-person zombie game – goes completely out the window. And by that point, the engaging and entertaining game that was promised has become little more than a faint memory." (Dead Island, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 6.5/10

gravemaker  +   1543d ago
honest review
MysticStrummer  +   1542d ago
I wish I could visit an alternate universe where Dead Island was a PS3 exclusive, just to see the hatred this game would be getting on N4G if that was the case. I didn't read the review, but from my time with the game I agree with the score. Such a disappointment.
fluffydelusions  +   1543d ago
The game is currently sitting at a 72 on metacritic.
duger  +   1543d ago
it's because of EDGE's score that counts much more than others. real average is shown here (but some reviews are duplicated and messing with the score).
DarkTower805  +   1543d ago
I think this game will be more of a people's champ than anything. Word of mouth seems to be unanimous that this is a good game. I'm getting my copy this weekend.
antz1104  +   1543d ago
True, I think EDGE's 3 really brought it down, thats why metacritic cant be trusted.

I went by what ppl were saying yesterday that preordered it, and it was pretty universal that it was fun. Got the last copy from the local gamestop and I have not been let down, this game rocks.
One-X  +   1543d ago
o.o This review is kind of harsh towards Dead Island...

The breaking of weapons, and tedious questing because of having to kill zombies gets boring, is the reason the score is only 6.5?

If it takes a long time to build an ultimate weapon, and I could use it for long periods without repairing, I'd get bored of killing zombies so easily just using the same weapon because I can. It takes from the survival atmosphere and makes things boringly easy. I can understand it getting boring when you can't use it for long periods of time, but there are plenty of tactics in this game, and weapons, it can't be that bad when a good weapon needs repairing.

The review is understandable, at least it mentions why he didn't like the game so much, which I understand, but mentioning long tedious zombie fights, then saying the melee combat is a very distant memory, is a bit of what seems like exaggeration. But hey.. each to their own.
Miiikeyyy  +   1543d ago
Breaking weapons will make me use them more carefully, make me stock up on weapons and force me to upgrade! That's a positive thing!
Killing zombies will never get boring aslong as I have different weapons to smash their heads in with!
JellyJelly  +   1543d ago
I'm still pretty sure I'll love it :)
duger  +   1543d ago
you sure will. it's great game with some ignorable issues. if you like the genre you'll love it, if it's not your kind you'll see only the bugs. IMO that's the reason of such disproportions around reviews.
One-X  +   1543d ago
Agree with you duger.

That and the fact many many people are still thinking about the original trailer for some bizarre reason.
JellyJelly  +   1543d ago
I don't mind bugs as long as the game is fun to play. Not picky about that sort of thing, and I love the concept of Dead Island.
Saryk  +   1543d ago
The weapon deterioration is what sucks the most. But in real life, that is what would happen, sucks but true.

Good review though and I still say kick everything if it is laying on the ground.
antz1104  +   1543d ago
Keeps you on your toes; nothing makes a fight scarier than when your pipe breaks half way through a mob.
blink3020  +   1543d ago
I'm having a good time with it so far. One complaint I have is the inability to complete multiple quests at once.
BattleTorn  +   1543d ago
Can't you? If they have multiple stages.

Ie. 1st you get assign to retreive something, and you go out and get it.

2nd objective is now return with the item.

on your way back you can run into another quest and complete it,

and continue on to eventually return the orignal quest item you were sent on.

(you can only have 1 quest guide active?)
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TheNocturnus  +   1543d ago
This game kicks so much ass. This reviewer is a total idiot.
Psychotica  +   1543d ago
I have been having a great time with this on my PC. I haven't had any issues and the only thing I don't like is the driving controls.
BattleTorn  +   1543d ago
I can appreciate the things this reviewer didn't like about the game.

But It's soo awsome! epecially with friends (or drop-ins)

I had someone drop-in my game last night, whom i didn't know. I plugged in my mic, and we played for 4-5hrs together! it was amazing fun!

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