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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 5/9/2011 1:57:14 PM   
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Eurogamer gave it 6/10.

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Now that we've established that Dead Island is a ramshackle B-movie rather than a streamlined blockbuster, let's clear up another misconception. This is not just a horror action game with occasional RPG bits glued on. It's a full-on openworld horror role-playing game, complete with crafting, side quests and skill trees. In fact, I'll put money on the fact that the conversation at developer Techland's Warsaw HQ started with the question, "What would happen if Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead went on a holiday to the Far Cry island?" That, in a blood-stained disembowelled nutshell, is Dead Island.



Just been to Game Monks Cross and after some light cajoling got them to price match a few games I was trading in - huzzah! Add in their current offer of 400 Game Card Points per game you trade in I've got 7 on my game card and Dead Island traded in for 4 games I'll never play again - win!

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 5/9/2011 8:46:09 PM   
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OXM review: http://www.oxm.co.uk/33104/reviews/dead-island-review/

Might wait for this to hit the bargain bins

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 5/9/2011 11:27:13 PM   
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Looks like this clashes with Rise of Nightmares (which I didn't think was out for at least another month for some reason), and I missed out on a review copy so may get RoN this week and trade it in for Dead Island after I've finished it. Or maybe wait for reviews if there are any by Friday.

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RE: Dead Island - 6/9/2011 12:41:14 PM   
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Edge gave it a 3/10.  Ouch.

http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/dead-island-review


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RE: Dead Island - 6/9/2011 1:49:29 PM   
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Luckily I've not paid anything for my Pre-Order so may just get something else

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 6/9/2011 1:50:19 PM   
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I still fancy a crack at this. Maybe a rental though.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 6/9/2011 1:58:01 PM   
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The reviews have been pretty meh to be fair. Im surprised there's a lot of interest in this game when you got Resistance 3 out the same day. Can't wait to get that one.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 6/9/2011 5:48:34 PM   
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Think I'm gonna go for Rise of Nightmares instead of this and then trade it in when I'm done. Maybe. Unless this is cheaper...

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RE: Dead Island - 6/9/2011 6:58:39 PM   
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Edge gave it a 3/10. Ouch.

http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/dead-island-review



It doesn't help that they shipped the wrong build of the game.

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RE: Dead Island - 6/9/2011 7:09:36 PM   
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And xbox360achievements.org gave it 84% so it's fair to say reviews are definitely mixed! And Techland have released a patch for some of the bugs. A bit worrying I suppose that there's bugs in it to begin with, but nice that they're fixing them already.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 8/9/2011 5:47:14 PM   
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The reviews have been pretty meh to be fair. Im surprised there's a lot of interest in this game when you got Resistance 3 out the same day. Can't wait to get that one.


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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 9/9/2011 3:04:30 PM   
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Well it came in the post today. I'm enjoying it so far. the walking feels a bit clunky at first but you get used to it. And it's a bit annoying at the start because there's load of bags to loot. So you spend ages doing that, witch spoils the atmosphere a bit.

But now I'm out in the island I'm having a lot more fun with it.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 9/9/2011 5:51:08 PM   
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Oops... http://www.next-gen.biz/news/techland-sorry-inexcusable-dead-island-slur

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 9/9/2011 8:14:37 PM   
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Renting

Got some mates who are on it ... well ONE who enlisted all of us. To be fair I was going to give it a spin anyway.

I think it will be good fun ... but as the story etc isn't all that ... I reckon i'll get bored when people stop playing.

I plan to co-op all the way.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 9/9/2011 9:09:43 PM   
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It's 59.99 on Amazon! Jesus....

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 9/9/2011 9:34:41 PM   
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I plan to co-op all the way.



^ This.

Going to hold off until I know me and some others can play regularly.

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Oops... http://www.next-gen.biz/news/techland-sorry-inexcusable-dead-island-slur


I read about this on IGN. Really, who cares? Total non-news


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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 9/9/2011 10:15:17 PM   
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I plan to co-op all the way.



^ This.

Going to hold off until I know me and some others can play regularly.



Yo

Picked it up today. I really, really hope this is as fun as L4D.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 10/9/2011 12:19:31 PM   
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Well it came in the post today. I'm enjoying it so far. the walking feels a bit clunky at first but you get used to it. And it's a bit annoying at the start because there's load of bags to loot. So you spend ages doing that, witch spoils the atmosphere a bit.

You're bang on the money there, Target. The walking seemed very strange almost as if your character slid rather than walked - quite perculiar.

Its actually a precent decent game, once you get out into the main world and start getting some decent'ish weapons. The sickle is particularly nasty as is the baseball bat/nails combo.

Rather than Left 4 Dead the whole game seemed to remind me more so of Far Cry 2 than anything else.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 11/9/2011 2:53:00 PM   
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I'm really enjoying it so far. I've only put a couple of hours in, but aside from the one delay in texture mapping that occurred when I loaded my save (which I've seen in many games before this) I really don't see an issue with the graphics, it looks really good. The gameplay is really solid so far I reckon. It's Fallout meets L4D via Lost. And it's great that there's vehicles too. I enjoy running over zombies!

There was one instance where a zombie came darting out of nowhere, so panicking, I threw my hammer at it. That combined with the velocity of both objects moving toward each other, it exploded the zombies head, left arm and left leg off. It was amazing!

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 11/9/2011 7:23:56 PM   
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The game seems like its gonna take a while to finish, which can only be a good thing really. Currently playing as Sam B and levelled up enough to now be able to curb stomp zombies, which really saves on weapon usage and ive just run into my first suicider.

Frickin loving the game so far and bagged a nice little lot of trophies - just gotta find another can of deodorant for my deo-bombs!!

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 11/9/2011 7:27:37 PM   
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Deo-bombs are pretty effective! Wasted one panicking thinking there was a Thug, but it was just a Walker! Game makes you paranoid!

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 11/9/2011 7:32:40 PM   
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Having played 10 minutes of it I'm glad I got it. Although I'm waiting till I 100% Lego Pirates before I properly get into it.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 11/9/2011 8:07:28 PM   
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I'm really enjoying it so far. I've only put a couple of hours in, but aside from the one delay in texture mapping that occurred when I loaded my save (which I've seen in many games before this) I really don't see an issue with the graphics, it looks really good.



It can look good but it is rough around the edges. I've seen textures pop in quite often too. I'd say the graphics are passable.


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The gameplay is really solid so far I reckon. It's Fallout meets L4D via Lost. And it's great that there's vehicles too. I enjoy running over zombies!



I'd go with that ... in simpler terms ... I've played for a few hours in co-op. What this lacks compared to Fallout 3 etc is a interesting story. Every mission so far feels by the book so far and nothing extraordinary has pulled me into it. The writing is just not up there with the big boys, though I'm still willing to give this a try. Early days but co-op makes up for what this game lacks. It's great fun rolling around the island battering the zombies to death. I can't see myself going this alone ...

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 11/9/2011 8:10:08 PM   
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I'm up to the town part now. There is definitely a different atmosphere up here. I liked the resort area a lot more. I'm still having fun with it though. I think ive done about 8 hours so far. Just taking my time with it.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 12/9/2011 6:01:49 PM   
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Really finding it hard to enjoy this game, and I want to enjoy it as I love anything to do with the undead. Might be a little too slow for me but i will stick with it for now.
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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 17/9/2011 10:49:02 PM   
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Is this another single playthrough and i'm pretty much done like Bioshock?

I like zombies, and i like the idea of 'killing' them but i'm bored of paying dop dollar for a brand new game to complete it and then be done with it. Like when Bioshock and the Assissins Creed games came out.

GoW3 in a few days woohoo!

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 17/9/2011 10:58:35 PM   
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You can go back through with Assassins Creed though

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 18/9/2011 12:36:33 AM   
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Bioshock has 2 endings and loads of weapons and gadgets too, hardly one play through.

This looks fun, like a Fallout/Far Cry/Zombies mash up. Will get it when it's cheaper and they're done patching it I think though.


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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 18/9/2011 9:00:11 PM   
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How long would people say this takes to finish? I'll be trading this for Gears 3 at the end of the week and want to finish it ASAP. Just got to the town section.

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RE: Dead Island Trailer - 19/9/2011 2:30:41 PM   
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How long would people say this takes to finish? I'll be trading this for Gears 3 at the end of the week and want to finish it ASAP. Just got to the town section.


IGN said in their review that it was around 20-25 hours for a single playthrough. Cannot comment on the accuracy as I am still in the resort and only about 13% complete.

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