Frustrating controls, camera, character movement, static geometry collision, and melee weapon ranges that don't connect. Stay away. If you've meandered your way through the first, there is nothing to see here.
posted by HaggardSauce (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) May 20, 2013
Member since May 2013
If you liked the first dead island then you'll like this. You will need to be tolerant of some glaring bugs though. While walking in certain areas, sunlight in the day will instantly turn into dark overcast rain, and stepping backwards will turn it back into sunshine and daylight again like there are invisible weather barriers around the island. There is absolutely no transition.
The crafting is expansive and there are a lot of things to find, but finding a weapon you'd want to actually use comes down to waiting until you finish a story mission to go to the shops. Even with two or three others, purple or orange drops are very very rare, and other players are unlikely to stick to the weapons their characters are meant for, often resulting in someone getting pi&%ed off at someone else because they took a weapon outside their specialty.
The story is laughably short and is also quite shallow. It's little more than "ok, heres another island we need to get out of" Overall, it's a great game to rent but I'd never pay money for it unless I found it in the $5 bin and had a few friends who wanted to go through it over a weekend. I don't care what kinda DLC comes out, this isn't worth it.
Overall I think the game was ok. I never played the 1st dead Island so cant speak of comparison. How ever there was a few things about the game I didn't like. The graphics I thought were really terrible and subpar. All the characters you interact with look very similar and extremely low quality graphics. Almost liked there was no care to them. Control, movement of characters was very sluggish the game itself would lag badly at moment where a few zombie's would be. Also occasionally the sound would randomly cut off from the game
There was a few good things as mentioned with overall bad the game was still a fun game to play. If you have friends playing with you its even more fun. The weapons were pretty cool and the game is long enough to play through and actually enjoy it.