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G4TV: Dead Island Review

It’s only been several months since Dead Island was unveiled with overly hyped media fanfare with an arguable gimmick involving somber music and CG zombie mayhem played backwards. Now, with the game’s actual release, Dead Island joins the current wave of zombie-themed videogames where there’s a greater emphasis on action and less on traditional survival horror. Moreover, it’s an open world infested with the undead and the kind of sure-fire concept that we would have seen in a couple years had developer Techland not conceived of it first.

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Dropdeadll1784d ago

game is alright it has some cool moments but the bugs ruin the experience

MysticStrummer1784d ago (Edited 1784d ago )

Yup. I wanted to like this game. Love killing zombies, but there are more bugs than zombies in the PS3 version. I was at 39% progress in the story when I started playing this morning. I played for hours and was at 53% when I stopped for a break. Loaded my game a couple of hours later... and I was back at 39%. That's happened more than once and I've had to do several quests multiple times because of it. I've had weapons vanish into thin air, or just sit there on the ground blinking as I try to pick them up in vain. I've seen zombies run into a wall, vanish, and sometimes pop out of the ground a few moments later. Earlier while I was driving, the screen faded to black, then faded back in and I was no longer driving. The truck was down the road and I was just standing there in the middle of the street. I lost access to a weapon mod because of a bug. Dammit.

jeseth1783d ago

I really like it but it is super repetitive and the side quests can just get downright boring.

I love the idea, setting, etc. The main characters are pretty cheezy "who do you voodoo b!+ch!" LOL and the weapons break down crazy fast. Plus things respawn exactly where they were once you leave and come back.

Its a good game .. . but could have been great. 7/10 from me. Average game and if you like the genre it is worth buying, otherwise Gamefly/rent. Its like Far Cry 2 and Fallout 3 had a premature Zombie baby. This game feels rushed in areas and gets clunky. But the atmosphere is good.

Its like I love it and want to criticize it at the same time. Weird.

phantomexe1784d ago

I haven't seen any of these bugs. In fact until today after there update i lost the tropy count on stuff but other then that its been cool.Hell i can't stop playing it. My wife and i have done nothing the past 4 days but play it...get up go to work come home play dead island. Way less bugger then fallout or new vegas ever was.

MysticStrummer1784d ago

Not saying your lying about your experience, but this is hands down the buggiest game I've ever played. I played Fallout 3 and the only problem I ever had with it was some freezing every once in awhile. I didn't like it enough to buy New Vegas but I did hear that was a buggy game. As buggy as this has been, the online play was at least smooth... until the patch... now the game freezes about every five minutes and is very laggy while it does run.

DarkTower8051783d ago

That's one thing I never understood. How can one person have almost a bug free experience while another will be plagued with bugs?

I had a bug free experience with Fallout 3, while for others bugs rendered the game unplayable. So far, I've only had 1 bug in Dead Island, and it was very minor. I hope I don't get any major ones.

phantomexe1783d ago

I swear i've had no bugs.It sounds like i've lucked out. I hope they fix everyones copys soon the game really picks up.

Pintheshadows1784d ago

I've had little issues so far. I'm only about 3 hours in but if I get the save glitch I'll trade it for Driver.

DOOMZ1783d ago

Love the game, buy it now! 8.5/10

Dropdeadll1783d ago (Edited 1783d ago )

now is not a good time, game only saves a small percent of what you did on PS3 version

Fade_Walker1783d ago

I haven't opened my PS3 copy. I think I'll take it back and purchase it again later when they get things smoothed out a bit.

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