sooooooo all i wanna know is why did this game take so long to come out for when it is pretty much the same exact game as the first one. Honestly there is no difference except for a slightly new island to explore with alot of dead ends and confusing areas that just run u in circles and get traped with no flow at all. Besides the change of scenery there is also one new character who also does not bring about much change. Besides that your looking at the same game. If anything the developers could have save a tone of time and money if they just moded this to be an expantion since thats pretty much all this is. If anything i would say the first game was better and i was not even that big a fan of the first one. DO NOT BUY.....DO NOT RENT......just keep scrolling down the list of game and chose one worth while.
posted by TheMartyr (BONNERS FERRY, ID) Apr 29, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
I would firstly like to say, Dead Island:Riptide is not a sequel to Dead Island. DI:R is in fact more like an add-on if anything.
In the original Dead Island, I remember thinking to myself how much potential that game had. If the developers had gotten a few more things right and fixed several issues, Dead Island had potential to be a great game. So, with DI:R I had thought they would do all they can to make this amazing. I was wrong. Dead Wrong.
Dead Island: Riptide, essentially feels and looks EXACTLY like it's predecessor. It has all the same problems and glitches of the previous game. I feel the developers were uninspired and lazy at times.
The combat is still more focused on melee and the guns can still feel underpowered, despite what their DPS says. The issue of zombies being OVER-POWERED is still present. It is ridiculous a walker with 2 or 3 good swings could kill my level 47 Sam B. Combat is still satisfying but can feel like a grind after a while.
The game play is good. I like how you repair and upgrade weapons. Trading is pretty standard.
The voice acting can vary from being exceptionally good to cheesy and weak. I will say the five main characters are great. Especially Phil LaMarr, I love that guy.
This game has great characters. I get attached to some of the NPC's and I get upset when they die. The main characters are the best. I played as Sam B in DI and now DI:R and he is my favorite. I still love Xian, Purna, and Logan to pieces. John is pretty cool too.
I noticed they re-used some of Dead Island's sound track and sound effects...that irked me a little. However, it was all very good. Though Sam B's first song, WDYVB, was better.
The storyline still could be cliche, but I feel it improved a little from the first. Definitely themes of betrayal and plot twists. The story is decent but not great.
Overall, I would give DI:R a 7 out of 10. It's a fun, solid game no doubt. There's so much holding it back from be