Played few quite a few hours and chapters of the first Dead Island only to get bored of the repetition. I love zombie games like Dead Rising, Left 4 Dead and The Walking Dead. Sadly this game is exactly like the first but starts off with an awful learning curve if you haven't tried the first game (still haven't gotten used to the weapon ranges) and it just doesn't seem like you have any advantage over an enemy. The stamina just seems to hinder you against just a few enemies and half of them can keep up with you so running is out of the question. Turn a corner on a few baddies and you're screwed. Hope you can take a few out before you die and hope you don't lose weapons like in my case.
If you where overjoyed in playing the first game then this might be enjoyable. If the first was merely ok then this one isn't going to be any better. Just stick to Left 4 Dead.
posted by cernunnos (GAINESVILLE, FL) Aug 13, 2013
Member since Jun 2009
Even more fetch quests than the first game, I know, shocking...The zombies are still too difficult to kill, in fact, this game is nothing but frustrating to play alone. Coop helps a little but not enough. This really seems more like DLC for the first game than a stand alone title. Whatever. If you liked part 1 then give this a whirl.