The original was fresh, something fairly new so you'd think the sequel would address the problems faced in the first installment....wrong! If anything Dead Island: Riptide is headed in the wrong direction. Everything from the repetitive mission types to leveling up (which oddly enough seems to do very little for your character) is totally frustrating. If the game did not belong to Gamefly I'd most likely set it on fire. Bottom line, steer clear from this game unless you have a ton of free time...and patience.