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Submitted by LilDeja93 1618d ago | review

Dead Island: video game review - The Mirror

Zombies, huh. You just can't get away from them, can you? If they're not staggering around Dead Rising's equivalent of an undead ASDA, they're spewing their guts up on you and your mates in Left 4 Dead. (Dead Island, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 4/5

MysticStrummer  +   1618d ago
This game is a 7 (3.5) at the very best. So many technical issues. Thrown weapons will vanish completely, or be visible but unable to be picked up. I lost my first shock weapon after throwing it once, and it was a good quality machete. Also, don't believe it when the game says it autosaves. I lost hours of gametime after doing multiple quests. I stopped to get some food, reloaded my game, and all those quests had to be done again. I didn't even mention the drops in framerate, horrible texture pop-in, controls that feel too loose, and bad vehicle handling.
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One-X  +   1618d ago
Funny how you can say all the bad points so easily, yet you can't even mention a good point about the game. At least be a little more constructive with your criticism rather than just slagging the game off.

The game is faulty, a lot is wrong with it yeah, but on the other side of the coin there's a whole island to explore, and it isn't small either, you can get a ton of different weapons. Each play through will be different. The game has a lot to offer. Sure it has it's faults, every game does, but it's starting to feel like this game is getting bullied for the faults more than any other game.

The save is very unfortunate that you had to go through that I'm sure, as with the lost weapons so they're fair points.
BattleTorn  +   1618d ago
well i love it....

AS for lost weapons, I've lost great weapons by accident.

But that was because my slots were full, and I kept picking up weapons, not realizing i was dropping the good ones i had in hand... oops
Ashby_JC  +   1618d ago
@Mystic

I would be pissed if I lost a FULLY upgrsded bad ass weapon.

I thought I lost 5 hours of a character because when I would click continue from the start it would load the wrong character slot. Was relieved it wasnt gone!!

The game has alot of CONS but for me the PROS outweigh it. Plus I rented the game ... i might feel different if I purchased it.

Ill rate the game a 9 on fun and a 7 for overall.

A few changes here and there could have made for a better experience. But in the end its a arcade style zombie rpg type game.
strange1986  +   1618d ago
While I'm really enjoying it so far, the autosave function bothers me as well. I don't see why there isn't also an option to save manually. Every time I quit I get just a little nervous about what I might find when I load it up again.
-MD-  +   1618d ago
Dead Island is seriously a blast with a friend. Might be my favorite game of the year.
Ashby_JC  +   1618d ago
Wow .... can you really even call that a review?? Short and almost no info...I could have written that BEFORE I played the game lol.
JellyJelly  +   1618d ago
I actually think that more reviews than we know are from people who haven't even played the games they are reviewing.

You could get most of the background info about the game from the previews, then just cut n paste some comments from other peoples reviews and you're done.
BattleTorn  +   1618d ago
I wouldn't be surprised, especailly with bad reviews that concentrate on negative points, as if they never had enjoyed the good parts.

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