Had a great time with this game. There is virtually no story but it doesn't effect the rest of the game. Melee mechanics are fun and graphic. The game did not glitch or delete my saves as other people mentioned in reviews. There is a slight learning curve, but by the time you reach Act II everything is understandable. The environments are really nice and varied. Definetly get through Act I before you decide to give up if you're not enjoying it. I started out killing every zombie I could get my electric machete wielding hands on. When you get to Act II and beyond however, when you see zombies you actually get a little twinge of anxiety, as the zombies are more numerous, more dangerous, and more varied. Dead Island is really good game for zombie fans and the RPG style gameplay really kept me playing. I'll also note as a Diablo fan and former WoW addict, the customizable weapons system is awesome. Couldn't wait to do the next quest or kill the next big zombie, just do see what the item drop was. Think Borderlands, but with sledgehammers, axes, knives, guns, pickaxes, police batons, bats, wooden sticks, and of course the all powerfull deoderant bomb.
Multiplayer was a fun experience for me when I could find compatible players. The game keeps you fairly close and links your quests with other players for you. I had a lot of fun just doing side quests in co-op.
posted by savorysthaname (GUTHRIE, OK) Oct 1, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
alot of zombies... just way too much on ur plate at once... theres still some bugs.. like talking to james... maybe theyll patch that... im more of a fps person neways.. good game tho more rpgish than i thought it was goin to b.. i got to like 10% and sent it back... different strokes for different folks tho.. all in all its good i just like gettin to the point.
It's not a great game, regardless of what the over-hype tells you. It's an average game that is fun for a little while, and then it gets very old and very repetitive. I thought it would have more excitement, but you will find yourself skipping through the lame story just to get to the zombie killing, and even then it's bland at best.
Honestly I think the left 4 dead series is better than this game. At least in that game there is more shooting. In dead island you have to choose among 4 players who have their own specialty and their own background story which isn't even that entertaining. Usually I wouldn't be so picky, but this is not a great game.