Submitted by shodan74 1440d ago | review

Mad Mack's Dead Island Review - FMV Magazine

"Dead Island is a mid-orgy wank of a game."

So says Dave McConkey in his scathing review over at FMV Magazine, which comes complete with strong language, girls with swords and a cocaine-snorting dog. (Dead Island, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 2/10

zeal0us  +   1440d ago
Man this one outdid 8bitfix bad review. Sometimes I think some reviewer go in reviewing a game closed minded.
Angrymorgan  +   1440d ago
This is a joke, I wouldn't bother writing any more reviews because you obviously don't know anything about FUN!
Mad_Mack  +   1439d ago
Fun (From dictionary.com)

1. a source of enjoyment, amusement, diversion, etc.
2. pleasure, gaiety, or merriment
3. jest or sport (esp in the phrases in or for fun)
fun and games Ironic or facetious amusement; frivolous activity
like fun Informal
a. (adverb) quickly; vigorously
b. (interjection) not at all! certainly not!
make fun of or poke fun at to ridicule or deride
7. (modifier) full of amusement, diversion, gaiety, etc. a fun sport
vb funs, funning, funned
(intr) Informal to act in a joking or sporting manner

Fun is also entirely subjective, and central to ones perception of what is 'fun' is the individual value system, personal tastes, moral upbringing and sense of worth.

You see Angrymorgan, I know lots about fun.
Angrymorgan  +   1438d ago
I've obviously hit a nerve mad_mack, I'm not an idiot. I understand that fun is dependent upon ones personal taste, however 99% of the comments say your review is wrong. You can copy/paste the entire Collins English dictionary but that doesn't change the fact that you don't really know what your talking about in this instance.

Again I understand that you have an opinion and your review reflects that. But I wouldn't air your views public if you can't handle a bit of criticism
Mad_Mack  +   1436d ago
NukaCola  +   1440d ago
I agree. 2/10 is way low. Doesn't even add up on a scale properly. This game has issues, but a 20% score is basically saying the game is bad in every department.
farhsa2008  +   1440d ago
I know the game has some issues but damn!!!
TopDudeMan  +   1440d ago
2/10? I doubt this review/site/magazine is credible.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1440d ago
I still freaking love this game... just a shame Gears 3 came out, lol!
N3FAR105  +   1440d ago
I'm confused!! I've seen a lot of mixed reviews for this game. I think I want it when i see a 9/10 score but then i see other reviews like this that give it a 1 or 2/10, it puts me off. What to do?
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mendicant  +   1440d ago
How about deciding for yourself?

Scores are stupid. Read what they actually have to say. If they can't articulate why they feel the way they do then why pay attention to what they have to say?
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1440d ago
I have the game and I love it. I got it for 360 and from what I've seen, it's thee only version to get sadly. If you also want it that bad, I'd wait till it's at least half off. I think it's a must own title for sure, but for most the urgency to get it just isn't there. But it's a pretty awesome game!

If you're not getting the 360 version, tread at your own risk dude... I hear they are a bit shoddy!
00000000000000000001  +   1440d ago
Wonder what this guy is on!
Saryk  +   1440d ago
This guys is wanting to be special but comes out stupid. Dead Island isn't the best game, but it is fun and deserves a better review than this.
shammgod  +   1440d ago
See, self regarded journalists can be trolls too
Orange Juice  +   1440d ago
I think DI is great, but couldve used more quality checks. This game can indeed be ruined by glitches and bugs, such as the autosave bug that can kill hours of progress. My gf had her character 30 hours in and then hit a mission on chapter 14 that would have her die over and over while degrading her weapons, taking money and reseting her health super low every load. Eventually with no weapons she gave up and won't try co op because shes afraid what the autosaves will do to her game. So its a fun game that may break when you aren't prepared.
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duger  +   1439d ago
before or after the patch?
SkidRowTrash  +   1440d ago
I dunno about you guys, but I trust game reviews from FMV magazine about as much a I trust game reviews from Fox News..

FMV is a shitty magazne.
Suicide_King  +   1440d ago
Complete garbage of a review. Obviously for attention. Guy thinks he's edgy I'm sure....just sad.
AllroundGamer  +   1440d ago
the reviewer must be a zombie... :D
Mad_Mack  +   1440d ago
Thanks for all the great feedback guys.

I am not a troll. I do however have only a limited amount of time I can dedicate to computer games (the quality of the writing should make it obvious that I dont get paid for it) so when a highly anticipated game comes along that gets great reviews and is well received,I am going to spend my valuable free time playing it dammit.

So maybe the game was not awful, maybe it was mediocre, but I think we have the right to demand more than mediocre from our big budget, design by committee, profit milking blockbuster games. The graphics quality and lush level design suggests to me that at some point the dev team were striving for excellence, but this was lost somewhere along the line, most likely in a marketing meeting where words and phrases like 'demographic' and 'holiday season' were thrown around.

Take a look at the truly ground breaking, amazing games that have come along in this current console generation, and tell me honestly that Dead Island can even hold a candle to them, even though it has been awarded similar review scores.
Angrymorgan  +   1439d ago
Personally I do think it holds it's own against the big hitters, I can sit there and lose track of time playing this game and have fun doing it, just like cod/gow etc. Regarding the bugs and supposed BIG issues, I ain't had any yet, and that's the ps3 version which is supposedly the worst, so your review is way out( in my oppinion)
shatteredirony  +   1439d ago
I agree with Angrymorgan, the amount of time ive lost so far in this game easily outshines any so called problems that have been outlined to date, i own the 360 version and im on my current 2nd outing on the island and the only thing ive come across that did not shine for me was the ending without going into spoiler territory just did not cut it. Id spend more time putting the hours into the games you review instead of just playing it for an hour or so because this game is worth much more than 2/10 especially how is supposed to have gone over well so far

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